I have put together a post today of all my favourite drug store products which I have been currently reaching for on a daily basis. You can pick up all of these products from the high street, and they have been carefully picked from my ever expanding beauty stash.
I have been totally loving NYX since they have landed in Boots earlier this week. They have such a huge range of products and for such a great price. I picked up the NYX Prismatic Eye Shadow in Girl Talk a few months back and I have really been enjoying using it. I use it as an inner corner highlighting shade, it is a soft, pale pink with shimmer running through it. The pigmentation of the shadow is really good and you can use it dry, or you can spray a little bit of setting spray onto your brush to make the pigment more intense.
I have recently been using nothing but the Real Techniques Multi-task Brush to apply my bronzer and blusher. This is part of their Travel Essentials Kit, and I wish they would bring this out on it's own as it definitely one of their best brushes. This brush picks up just the right amount of product and this means that application is super easy. I use this to apply my bronzer as a contour, and then gently add a little blush to the apples of my cheeks.
I think the drugstore has some really great foundations, but you have to be willing to dig deep into the depths of the shelves. I picked up the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr Foundation on a whim and didn't know anything about it. This is a medium to high coverage foundation, and I apply this using the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. The only downside to this foundation line is that the colour selection consists of only seven shades, which means it can be really difficult to find your perfect shade match. I cannot say that I have put this to the test for 25 hours, but I have for 12 hours and I can say that it does stay in place really well, and it is not drying and feels comfortable on the skin.
This Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara has been my go to mascara for the last month or two now. I have not been using anything and that does not happen often. I find that the bristles on this reach the root of the lash and really does add a great amount of volume to my lashes. The formula is quite wet so you do have to be a little careful when applying it.
I have recently repurchased this Rimmel Scandaleyes Liner and have fallen back in love with it. I wear just a little amount of eyeliner and the nib of the pen is super thin and pointed and allows you to be really precise. With eyeliner I prefer to apply just a little line and then build it up to my preferred look, and this allows you to do that perfectly. I have tried many eyeliners, drugstore and high-end and this is by far the best of the bunch.
What are your current drugstore beauty favourites? You can tweet me @lucyalanaxo