23 April 2011

Drug Store Cosmetics Haul!

I knew I was going to have a field day when Boots announced 3-for-2 on all cosmetics, so I went along and well, I had a field day! I have wanted to do more inexpensive makeup tutorials using mainly drugstore products, including a prom look, which is soon coming up!

Seeing as the weather has been so nice in England, I thought I'd take my camera outside! Here's what I got..

Clockwise from top: Maybelline The Falsies Volume Express Mascara, Bourjois Magnetic Blue Eye Shadow, Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer, Bourjois Rose Coup De Foudre Blush, Maybelline Sweet Pink Lipstick and Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation.

I have heard many great things about the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation and concealer, so I picked up one of each and can honestly say, I have nothing bad to say about them what so ever, they are amazing for a drugstore brand!  I love their 'Fruit Therapy Radiance Boosting formulas'. 

The foundation contains apricot, for a radiant glow, melon to support hydration, apple as an anti-oxidant and ginger provides the skin with energy. It claims to last for 16 hours leaving a 'perfectly glowing complexion and toned skin'.

The concealers fruit therapy contains apricot, again for radiance and raspberry as a micro-circulation activator. When used in conjunction with each other, it gives such good coverage and really did leave my skin looking radiant!

I also wanted a really pretty pink lipstick for a prom tutorial, after searching and searching all of the brands, I found the perfect colour from Maybelline's ColorSensational range in Sweet Pink. I absolutely love the packaging for this lipstick (see first pic), they also smell amazing!  

Clockwise: Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer and Maybelline Sweet Pink Lipstick

I also have wanted a midnight blue eye shadow, as it really makes blue eyes 'pop'! Bourjois provided me with the perfect shade from their baked mineral pigments eye shadow. The colour is stunning and I can't wait to use this in a tutorial, watch this space!

Bourjois have recently teamed up with French artist Juliette Buré in celebration of their baked powders, created in Paris in 1863! It's a rosy pink blush with a slight shimmer, plus the packaging is so cute, I just had to get one!

L-R: Bourjois Magnetic eye shadow, Bourjois Rose Coup De Foudre Blush

Finally, I got Maybelline's new Falsies Volume Express mascara in 'Black Drama'. The old Falsies mascara has been raved about so much so I was dying to try the new one out. This mascara has a new formula with 'extra long black fibres and carbon black pigments', creating a volumized and lengthened false lash effect.

The applicator is a spoon brush and instead of a stiff stem much like other mascaras, this has a unique flexible stem which helps to create volume without clumps and coats even those hard to reach lashes!

Keep an eye out for more makeup tutorials including these drug store products!

Have any of you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts?


1 comment

  1. Bourjois healthy mix is the best foundation out there :) I love it :) x


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