Thursday, 8 August 2013

Drugstore Haul ft. Maybelline and MUA

Heya! So I went shopping yesterday with the intention of buying some nice summer clothing. I came back with nothing but a pink Superdrug bag. Oh dear...  In my defence, I did pick up two items that I have wanted for a very long time, one of which I have only just seen in the UK so I just had to get it, any fellow UK citizens who are fed up of seeing all the lucky Americans with great products that we can't have understand, don't you? Anyway, I also picked up one product on a whim, and I also had an excuse for that as Superdrug are doing 2 for 3 on Maybelline so I convinced myself it would be silly not to take up on this offer. I also found a great alternative to my favourite felt tip liner that came in a quarter of the price! Enough rambling, here is where my makeup obsession drew me to buy yesterday!

Left to Right:  Maybelline BB Cream in Light, Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Hot Plum, Maybelline The Eraser Under Eye Concealer in Light, MUA Extreme Felt Tip Eye Liner in Black

So there is my cheeky little haul! I managed to get the lot for around £18, because Maybelline was 3 for 2 so I got the lipstick free! Bargain.

Here are my first opinions so far:

BB Cream- I bought 'Light' as I think it should be labelled 'Light to Medium' because there was a big jump between their 'Light' and 'Medium' shades so this could be misleading for girls like my who usually go for medium shades. I haven't tried it on my face yet but when I do I am likely to do a full review and maybe a comparison between this and my Garnier BB cream. One advantage it has already is when I swatched this it did not make my hand look shiny or greasy and that is why I wanted to purchase it as I wanted a BB cream I could wear as a foundation. It cost £7.99.

Lipstick- I have worn this once already and I must say the pigmentation is great. I love the colour- its very different to your usual pink as it has a very plum/purple tone to it and reminds me a lot of MAC Candy Yum Yum, so a possible dupe here? I cannot be sure as I don't not currently own the MAC version so I'm hoping I saved money here. The only downfall is the waxy texture that reminds me of cheap lipstick, and this was not the cheapest for drugstore at £7.19.

Concealer- I have tried this out once and I have to say I am impressed. The shade blends in to my skin well and I had reservations that it may be too light but it was more a medium light shade so it was perfect. That said, this may be too dark for those with porcelain skin. It had the best coverage I have ever seen from an under eye concealer, and beat my current concealer (Benefit Bo-ing) with the coverage of the under eye circles. It was £7.99.

Eyeliner- I usually have worn Maybelline Master Precise felt tip liner and have never tried another brand. Until yesterday. I decided I did not feel like shelling out the usual £5.99 for that, so when I saw this at £2 I picked it up. I do not regret it! It is very long wearing, a nice deep black colour- not quite as black as Maybelline with one layer but just as black with two, and easy to apply. In fact, it was easier to apply than the Maybelline liner because the felt tip brush was shorter so I have more control.

Want a more in depth review of any of these products? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading,

Lauren xoxo

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