Sunday, 10 July 2016

Drugstore Starter Kit

As a huge lover of makeup, I have a lot of it in my collection. I have a range of both drugstore and high end but I love it when I find amazing drugstore products for such little prices. I thought I'd give you my recommendations for a drugstore starter kit today, so on that note lets get to it.

First of all, lets discuss the primer. My favourite drugstore primer is the Body Shop Insta Blur. I'm guessing this brand classes as drugstore anyway, it costs £14 so it's probably just on the edge of becoming high end. I honestly do think it is worth the money you pay though. This primer does what it claims to do and blurs your pores and keeps your makeup in place all day.

Next is the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation. This is my all time favourite foundation from the drugstore. I have been re-purchasing this foundation for a few years now and I love it. It leaves a nice dewy finish and has medium to high coverage. I really love the colour range from Bourjois aswell, the shade Light Vanilla fits my skin tone amazingly.

For concealer, my favourite from the drugstore is the Lasting Perfection by Collection. This concealer is also a product I have repurchased over and over again. It has great coverage and does a great job of highlighting under the eyes. I would highly recommend this for anyone who is looking for a high coverage concealer.

My favourite drugstore powder is the NYX HD finishing powder. This is a fairly new one to my collection but I think it does a really good job of setting my makeup in place all day. It also prevents my under eyes from creasing which is a problem I suffer with quite badly so would definitely recommend this.

For contour, I have really been enjoying the Maybeline Master Contour stick. I'm not normally one for cream contour as I feel it takes longer than I'd like to apply but as this one is in a chubby stick style, I have been really enjoying it. I blend this out with my beauty blender and it really makes it look flawless. I'm not actually a fan of the highlight side of this but really do recommend it just for the contour side. If you aren't a fan of cream contour then I would recommend The Body Shop Honey bronzer.

My favourite mascara for the last few months has been the Revlon ultra Volume one. I got this mascara in a Glossybox and I have used it every day since. I even use this over my high end mascaras such as the Benefit They're Real mascara. One thing I like about this is how easy it is to remove at the end of the day; with some others it can be a task in itself removing it. I will definitely be repurchasing this product.

For eyebrows, I tend to use matt brown eyeshadows from palettes like the Naked palette. If i have to choose a product from the drugstore for my eyebrows, I will definitely choose the Soap and Glory Brow Archery. This product reminds me of the Anastasia Brow Wiz. You can really make your eyebrows look natural with this product and is really quick to apply.

Finally, for highlighter is the famous Sleek Solstice palette. This palette is beautiful for the price you pay and I think it will suit all skin tones with the colour range in it. My personal favourite colour is the bottom right lightest colour. I honestly can't believe the pigment for something from the drugstore!

What are your favourite drugstore products?


  1. The sleek palette looks so nice! Since they got a Nyx stand in boots I can't get enough of their products! x

  2. Love NYX! They have such a wide range of products x

  3. The sleek palette looks super pretty, I've heard a lot of it, great post for makeup starters!