20 July 2016

Affordable Makeup Haul & First Impressions

Four products from the drugstore. Whether they've been hyped about or picked up on a whim, here are some first impressions...

I don't buy that much new make-up often, but recently I seemed to have acquired a few drugstore beauty bits. Cue a post about what I've bought and first impressions of everything.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Concealer in 010 Porcelain
I have had this concealer in the back of my mind after Lisa Eldridge featured it in a beauty post. I am always looking for a good, affordable concealer that has a high enough coverage. This little pot gets a tick of approval from me as I've found it to be light enough in colour for my skin (#paleskinproblems) and have a decent amount of coverage for pin pointing spots. The only thing that might deter some people from this is that it comes in a pot (hello bacteria) but it doesn't bother me too much.

elf Eyeshadow Brush
I was in Kmart and decided to randomly try one of elf's eyeshadow brushes as it was a whole $5. I don't own near enough eyeshadow brushes without having to wash them every couple of days, so my purchase was justified. This is quite a stiff, sturdy brush that is good for putting on product rather than blending a whole lot. I honestly think you can't go wrong with a $5 eyeshadow brush and it does the job well for me.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes
This is one of those products that I have been dying to try for quite a while, and I'm so glad I included it in a recent ASOS order. I'm yet to hop onto the liquid lipstick bandwagon, but at a first try this lip product is really decent. When first applied, it has more of an intense colour and wet consistency, and then dries down to a matte. Cannes is a lovely dark pink nude and has me interested in more browny nude colours.. (if I can get my hands on any - the good shades are always out of stock!).

elf Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in Gala
When I bought this I was expecting this eyeshadow to be more a warm coppery colour, however it's actually quite a cool toned brown. It has shimmer through it and yet I still apply it in the crease for sine definition.. but who cares about make-up rules anyway. I love these kind of brown eyeshadows used alone for some shadow on the eye paired with liquid eyeliner or lots of mascara. I would say this isn't the most high quality eyeshadow out there but you can definitely make it work and get a good effect.

Has anything here caught your eye, or have you tried any of these products?



  1. The NYX Soft Matte lip cream for sure! I'm not fan of liquid lipstick myself but people keep talking good about it, I can't help but got curious. This color is not often featured on the blog I see, so pretty for everyday lips ;)

    Selene Addicted

    1. That's definitely my favourite thing I've talked about in this bunch, I kind of want to try more liquid lipsticks but I don't quite know where to start.

  2. Elf for me has been one of those brands I really wanted to try, and now that I know it's in a certain drugstore in Canada, has made my day! The brushes look amazing, and I really do love the stiffer brushes for eyeshadow anyway. Great post! xx

    Kyia at WANDERLUSTGIRL// lifestyle & beauty

    1. I need to try more of elf's stuff.

  3. ooh, i might try that concealer! my skin has been acting up :( even more than usual, and i'm finally starting to accept that it's not going away any time soon haha. and i'd much rather go for drugstore brands than pay fifty ish dollars for the same thing :p


    1. Drugstore brands do have some pretty good products!

  4. I love the Soft Matte Lip creams and these types of posts xxx

    AlLittleKiran - Bloglovin

    1. They're really nice - and me too!

  5. I really want to try ELF products, these ones sounds so lovely

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