I admit it. I can’t step into Boots without buying something. I feel I really have got a curb on this spending though and instead of buying expensive products, I make oodles of wishlists and tend to buy cheaper alternatives. Granted there will be a few high-end product reviews coming soon, however my heart (and indeed pocket) belong to the drugstore.
Today I am talking about my current 3 absolute must haves. Products which are excellent. You would expect to pay so much more. You get real value for money.
Bourjois’ Volume 1 Seconde Mascara is fantastic. The smile on my face when I discovered this peeking out of the stand in its ‘oh so fancy’ pretty packaging, increased significantly. A do-it-all mascara, think YSL Babydoll without the price tag. Long, separated, ultra black lashes makes this money well spent.
I am just about at the end of the current tube, so being limited edition and with £2 off (it was under £7), this was coming home with me, to go in my back-up stash! Those flowers are sooo pretty!
Rimmel produce really great foundations. Some as great as the luxury more expensive brands. The range, finish, look and price really make Rimmel stand out as one of the market leaders. Already loving the Lasting Finish foundation, when they released the concealer to match I really wanted to try this with the foundation. It’s creamy and I tend to use more as a colour corrector under the eyes, than as a concealer. Great for hiding dark shadows, this little magical pot will last ages. Very similar to Bobbi Brown’s colour corrector (I use Bisque).
Soap and Glory are constantly mentioned right here on BBB. One of my favourite brands, their products are great value for money and give great results. Solar Powder is one of my all-time favourite bronzers. However I wanted a complete change for the Summer evenings. Solar Powder is the perfect matte bronzer. I wanted a little shimmer, something with a hint of sparkle. Not a glitter ball, but something glowy and to give a sheen to the skin. Their Wonderbronze Shimmer Brick is absolutely beautiful and looks great swirled together or using the individual bronze shades for eye-shadows. A brilliant multi-purpose product.
What have you been loving from the drugstore lately? Please leave recommendations below.