Friday, January 18, 2013

Best of The Drugstore

  I know I feature a lot of high end makeup or makeup that is available online only but there are a lot of affordable products from the drugstore that I do love and do recommend. I don't own all of these products anymore but they're all things I've used and re-purchased.


1. Maybelline Define-A-Brow: I've recently discovered this brow pencil and I love it.  It comes in a variety of shades for every hair colour and is dirt cheap.
2. Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Eyeliner: When I can't afford MAC Fluidline I buy this liquid eyeliner.  It's very long lasting and the cheapest available at the drugstore.
3. Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow: I love these cream eyeshadows.  They just need to be applied with a finger saving you money if you don't want to go out and buy eye shadow brushes.
4. Essence Clear Mascara: At $3.99 this is the cheapest clear mascara available.  It keeps brows in place all day.
5. L'Oreal Voluminous: I love all L'Oreal mascaras but this one is the best.  It lengthens and thickens without the irritation that most cheap mascaras cause my sensitive eyes.
1. Annabelle Zebra Bronzer: Although this is too shimmery to be used as a contour this is a very pretty bronzer that makes skin glow really nicely.
2. Rimmel Blush: These are very cheap and come in a variety of pretty colours.  My favourite shade is "Pink Sugar" which is a dupe for Benefit's Coralista.
3. Rimmel Stay Matte: This powder is pretty popular online right now but I used this powder for about 10 years.  It works really well at absorbing oil and comes in a translucent shade to suit most skin tones.
4. Cover Girl Eyeshadow in Champagne: Yes this is an eyeshadow but I used to use this as a cheek highlighter.  Highlighters are hard to find at Canadian drugstores so this is a cheaper option than something from MAC or Sephora.
5. Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer: My favourite concealer.  Very brightening and I barely feel it on my skin.
6. Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep Effect Foundation: A bit pricey for a drugstore foundation but I love Bourjois foundations more than any other brand I've tried.

1. Rimmel Stronger Base Coat: A dirt cheap base coat that dries really quickly and protects nails from staining.
2. Essence Nail Colour: These are under $2, come in lots of colours, and last pretty long without chipping.
3. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat:  Dries nails very quickly and protects from chipping.
4. Revlon Lip Butter: A sheer moisturising lip colour that comes in many shades.
5. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick: My favourite drugstore line of lipsticks.  Comes in everything from natural nudes, to reds, and dark purples.

36 comments:

  1. Ooo you've just reminded me I need some more insta-dri, I love it! x

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    1. It works for well for something so cheap doesn't it?

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  2. I have the Essence Clear Mascara its so good I use it for brows too! although some1 said recently that they use it underneath their mascara and it makes there lashes look amazing like a lash primer!
    :) x

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    1. Oh thanks for the tip! Essence seems like such a great brand I need to try more.

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    2. Yer they do some really good stuff! I love their nail polishes and there everywhere in Ireland which is one of the only brands we have lol! :) x

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    3. I feel your pain haha. We're just starting to get more brands here.

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  3. Great post Christine, I'm going to try some of these products out that I haven't already. I'm running very low on Coralista so that Rimmel blush sounds like a good alternative :) I used to love voluminous mascara but you kind of forget when something new comes along! xx

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    1. I used to own both at the same time and the Rimmel blush is a spot on dupe, just less shimmery.

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  4. I love every product you've chosen! Especially revlon lip products! :)

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    1. I'm in love with Revlon lip products. I'm going to buy them from now on instead of MAC :)

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  5. love the sally hansen top coat and i've been using stay matte for years too! xx

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    1. it really is the best pressed powder :)

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  6. I have a few products from every category you showed - I wish we could get Bourjois here. They used to sell it at Sephora years ago. I love Voluminous, it's just a good staple mascara. Great post :)

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    1. I remember when they had Bourjois at Sephora too, I was so sad when they got pulled. It doesn't make sense why it's sold in Canada and not the US.

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  7. Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Eyeliner is the always repurchase product. I couldnt find any thing like it it has a great price and quality

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    1. Same here. I keep purchasing higher end ones expecting them to be better but nothing compares.

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  8. Thanks for this post! I will always vouch for Revlon lip products and Rimmel face products! Definitely amazing!

    katiechamel.blogspot.com

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    1. I know I can always turn to Rimmel and Revlon if I'm broke. I can't believe Rimmel is so great for their prices.

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  9. I haven't tried majority of these, but I have to say the Stay matte is one of my favourite products!

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    1. I used to go through Stay Matte like crazy, it's so good.

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  10. This post is amazing dear! I haven't tried teh majority of these products, but I have to agree on the Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow and the Revlon Lip Butters!! They are such great stuff! :))

    XO,
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    1. I want all the Color Tattoo shadows and lip butters basically! The drugstore's getting so much better lately.

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  11. You have such good suggestions in here! The Essence clear mascara is going on my list as well as the Rimmel eyeliner. I agree that the Essence nail polishes are really good!

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  12. I've loved the L'Oreal Voluminous mascara for years xx

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    1. It's so old school but there's a reason it's been around forever :)

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  13. Great products!I love the revlon lip butter!!

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    1. Yeah I don't think I've met anyone who disliked them :)

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  14. Great selection of products! Just started following your blog - looking forward to reading more posts :)

    Http://saharalou.blogspot.com

    X

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    1. Thanks Sarah :) You have a lovely blog!

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  15. I love all of these products, especially the lip butters!

    www.fashionsontop.blogspot.com

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  16. Rimmel Stay Matte powder is amazing, I love it!

    http://thumbelinalillie.com
    Megan xxx

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  17. nice post! love the rimmel powder and maybelline tattoos such great products!

    xx

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