Monday, 23 February 2015

MINI SUPERDRUG HAUL: Garnier, MUA, Collection & Makeup Revolution

I've picked up a few things from Superdrug in the last couple of weeks and I thought I'd share them with you for my first haul post!  They're all new purchases that I haven't tried before (apart from the Collection eyeliner) so I'll give a first impressions review as well.

The first buy is a re-purchase after my Eyeko felt tip eyeliner ran out.  I picked up Collection's Extreme 24Hr felt tip eyeliner at £2.99.  This is an eyeliner I've used before, and although it's not as precise as the Eyeko liner, it lasts all day/night, and I'm pretty sure last time I used this eyeliner it lasted me about a year!  For precision, I usually just dampen a cotton bud and trace it along my wonky eyeliner to create a smooth line. 




I've seen some great reviews recently for MUA's Undress Your Skin shimmer highlighter, and at £3 it was too hard to just walk past and resist!  I love the simple packaging of this powder highlighter and I also love the embossed pressed powder - it makes the product look so much more expensive than it is.  I apply this powder just using my finger and put it across the top of my cheekbone, under my eyebrow and lightly down my nose. This highlighter is subtle (in a good way!) and of such a great quality, and I'm so glad I picked it up! I can see it lasting me a long time as well.  It's the first highlighter powder I've used so I can't compare it to another, but I'm very happy with the results of this one and so I will definitely be re-purchasing when it (eventually) runs out.





I FINALLY made my first Makeup Revolution purchase and the first thing I went for was one of their eyeshadow palettes.  I opted for the Iconic 1 Palette because it seemed to have the kind of shades that I tend to wear the most.  I've used this palette twice now and I LOVE IT SO MUCH.  It's a great dupe for the Naked 1 Palette from Urban Decay which will set you back a hefty, eye-watering £38. The Makeup Revolution palette comes in at a much more purse-satisfying price of £4 and although I've never tried the Naked palette, this product gives me all I need and more in an eyeshadow set.  It comes with 12 neutral shadows and a double-sided sponge eyeshadow brush.  I tend to use 4 of the shades the most and will definitely be experimenting with the others.  The pigmentation is impeccable for such a budget product and it seems to last all day too.  I will be doing another post soon fully reviewing the palette including swatches and an everyday/night out look created with these shadows so look out for that!




I also picked up a lipstick from the Makeup Revolution range.  It was only £1 and I had a night out coming up so it seemed an unmissable opportunity! I went for the colour Luscious which is a beautiful orange colour.  I prefer orange lip colours to red and pink because I feel they suit my skintone the best.  I've only worn this lipstick once but the pigmentation is great and the texture wasn't bad.  I would say I prefer the texture of other lipsticks (such as Rimmel) but for a fraction of the price, I will definitely be purchasing more of these.  I did reapply the lipstick once through the evening, but I always expect to do this anyway!  Overall, a beautiful colour and worth what I paid and more!




The last purchase I made was a face moisturiser from Garnier.  I picked up the Moisture Match Mattifying Cream as I've noticed my skin has been quite oily recently.  The main reason I went for this was because it was half price at the time (£1.99!) but I've always got on really well with other Garnier products I've used in the past.  So far, I've really liked this moisturiser - at first I thought the texture was really odd because it feels bumpy and not smooth like other moisturisers, but this feeling soon goes away once it's massaged into the skin.  The smell is lovely and fresh, a perfect pick-me-up first thing in the morning! I'm yet to really notice whether it has improved any oiliness in my skin as I've only used for a week or so, but I do really like this moisturiser regardless!




Let me know if you've tried these products, I'd love to know what you think! And do you have any Superdrug/drugstore recommendations that you are currently loving?
xx

4 comments:

  1. Hey sweetie, thankyou for leaving me your link on Twitter :)

    First of all, you have a beautiful blog! & secondly, my favourite type of post! Love a good makeup haul! :) x

    www.hello-cat.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Hi Cat :) thanks for checking out my blog!

    I don't know what it is about seeing what other people have bought, but they always intrigue me too! x

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  3. I've been looking for a nice orange lipstick for ages so I will definitely have to try this! Love the post :)xx

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    1. For £1 it's definitely worth trying! I can also recommend the Seventeen lip crayon in Bold which comes out as a more subtle orange colour :) glad to hear you liked the post! x

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