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?

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