Five Drugstore Makeup Products | Haul

Happy Saturday, Everyone!
I had a quick dentist appointment yesterday morning and had some time before work, so naturally I popped into my favourite drug store and picked up a handful of makeup products.

There wasn’t really a rhyme or reason for the items I bought. These are all things that happened to catch my eye.

First up is the Covergirl Tru Naked Waterproof Eyeliner Duo in Espresso and Cashmere.

I’m looking forward to trying these out at the same time. It’s a huge pet peeve when you want to brighten your lower waterline but darken your upper water line, blink, and you end up with a greyish colour all around your eyes from the two mixing together. Hopefully this waterproof claim will be true, stay tuned!

Next is the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Nude Flush.

It looks quite glossy when first swatched on my hand but it’s actually more of a mousse. When it dries down it looks matte but not dry since it retains it’s mousse-y texture. I wore this at work yesterday and it did transfer onto my coffee cup but left a nice even stain on my lips, so it’s a winner!

I grabbed another “mousse-y” liquid lipstick but this time it’s the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Liquid Lip Color in Devotion. I already have these in two other shades (a nude; Seduction, and a red; Passion), but I wanted a fresh spring colour.

The formulation of these is on point. They dry down nicely and leave a surprisingly bouncy matte look. It’s hard to describe but basically they don’t make your lips look dry or shrivelly *shudder*. Side note: the colour is a lot more pinky in natural light.

A foundation managed to sneak into my basked somehow, despite the fact that I have around a dozen already. I’m not sure why but I feel like I need a different foundation for every occasion, or every mood, or every type of skin day. Today’s foundation happens to be the Maybelline Dream Velvet in the shade 05 Warm Porcelain.

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I didn’t include a swatch for this because it really didn’t show up on camera. I’ll need to test this on my face to give more thoughts. First impressions are that it seems to be light to medium coverage with a mousse texture (why did I buy so many mousse textured things?).

Last but not least is NYX’s The Go-To Palette in 01 Wanderlust. Oooh, with a name like that I’m curious to see how it lives up!

I swatched these quickly on my arm and I do have some opinions. I started with the eyeshadows and was really impressed. The shimmers are well pigmented and go on smooth. The mattes weren’t as pigmented as my higher-end ones, but still workable, which is awesome for an affordable brand. I got down the line to the highlighter and was also pleasantly surprised, but then… The blush and contour. I rubbed my finger over them and they chalked up. Maybe with a soft brush over the cheeks that won’t happen. Once again, I’ll have to give them a real try before passing final judgment. Overall, definitely glad I picked this up! It would be great for travel since it has a nice shade range for different eye looks.

Keep an eye on my social media which is where I’ll mention what products I’m wearing/loving #FOTD (Face Of The Day).

Have a fantastic weekend, Everyone!

Which type of makeup product sneaks into your basket most often? Let me know in the comments below!

Throwback Drugstore Foundation | Review

Today’s post is a major #TBT, I bought a foundation I haven’t worn in years! The L’Oréal True Match Foundation.

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I bought the shade W1 Porcelain. I like to start off with a really light base and build colour on top such as contour, bronzer, and blush. To be honest, right now all my foundations are just too dark. It’s that awkward time at the very end of winter when your skin hasn’t seen the sun in the longest amount of time possible, haha.

I’m loving this so much right now. I find it has a satin finish. Not too matte that it looks cakey or like a mask and definitely not dewy which is nice since I have oily skin.

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Pardon my horrifically banged up nails, getting them done soon, I swear!

At $17.99 this is a great mid-range price for a foundation. I find this really easy to blend with a brush like the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush (so reasonably priced and amazing). I’ve also applied this with fingers but I find the blending takes more time and it can streak if you aren’t careful.

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 I’ve been reaching for this over my NARS Sheer Glow, so that ought to tell you something!

What’s your current favourite drugstore foundation? Let me know in the comments! 

Shower Time | Favourites

my current favourites...
my current favourites…

Hello, everyone!

Here’s a quick run-down of my favourite shower products that make me feel shiny and new. I like to use products that smell amazing and don’t irritate my scalp or skin since they’re quite sensitive. These are the ones I’ve been loving.

if you close your eyes and smell this you can pretend you're in Hawaii...
if you close your eyes and smell this you can pretend you’re in Hawaii…

If any of you read Caroline Hirons’ blog, you might be familiar with the OGX Kukui Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. If you don’t read Caroline’s blog; where have you been?! That woman is a skin care goddess! She mentioned this fantastic duo and of course, I had to pick it up. I had tried the Coconut Milk version from their range in the past but it really weighed my hair down. I think it’s because I have fine hair and a lot of it. The Kukui Oil on the other hand is incredible! It doesn’t weigh my hair down at all and makes it feel light as air. It also smells like a Hawaiian vacation in a bottle. It helps keep frizz at bay although to be safe I still add a drop of Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil to my damp hair.

bye bye, eczema!
bye bye, eczema!

I have eczema which causes my skin to become very dry and irritated. Aveeno Skin Relief Shower & Bath Oil is a holy grail product for me and my crazy skin issues. It’s relatively expensive for how much I use each shower but the results are incredible. This oil is used after you’ve cleansed your skin in the same way you would condition your hair. It has colloidal oatmeal in it which calms my skin down like nothing else. It isn’t heavy or greasy and leaves my skin feeling comfortable and soft.

soapy and glorious...
soapy and glorious…

I’m a huge fan of Soap & Glory Foam Call Shower and Bath Body Wash. I also love their other scents like Sugar Crush and Clean on Me but this is the one I’ve got on rotation at the moment. It has a very delicate fresh fruity scent and for some reason their heavily scented products don’t irritate my skin. Yay! For anyone with sensitive skin, you know the struggle is real on this. It feels clean and smells fresh without leaving a residue or stripping my skin of its natural moisture barrier.

Those are my top shower products I’m using but of course I have loads more hiding away in my cupboard. I’ll keep you all updated on what gets rotated in next!

What are your TOP 3 shower products at the moment? Leave a comment below!