This guest post was written by Louise Kate Robertson from Scotland, U.K. Visit her blog here at louisekaterobertson.blogspot.com
While we all love our high end lipsticks and our fancy foundations, I think some of the best makeup can actually be found in drugstores (or what we call high street shops for Brits out there and pharmacies in other countries). There are some amazing products that you can find for not a lot of money. Personally, most of my own makeup come from drugstores, so today I’ll be giving you my top five beauty picks!
1. Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
This product is definitely my favourite concealer right now, and it probably will be for a while. If you’re like me and suffer from dark circles, I’d definitely recommend trying this out. It covers them instantly and lasts all day. I definitely feel like it makes my skin look brighter.
2. Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation
I’ve not been using this foundation for that long, probably only for a month or so, but its quickly become a must-have. It gives you really good coverage, it covers all my little (and big) blemishes and lasts all day. It also has a really lovely fruity kind of smell. I just really love this foundation and I think I’ll be using it for a while!
3. Garnier Caffeine Eye Roll-On
I’ve been using this product for years and I still love it today. Like I mentioned earlier, I suffer from really dark under eye circles but this product has been a life saver for me. It’s designed to hydrate, cool and refresh tired-looking eyes. I use this product before any other products just to make myself look more awake and to make a start on covering my dark circles. It works like magic and I highly recommend it if you suffer from dark circles like me!
4. Benefit They’re Real Mascara
In other countries Benefit might be in department stores rather than drugstores. While this product is a little more expensive I’d say it’s definitely worth the money. You can also pick up a miniature version of it which is a lot cheaper than the full size version. This mascara has pretty much been the love of my life for the past year. It’s got a really good consistency, is really easy to apply and also lasts all day! It really makes my eyelashes look SUPER long and amazing. It does take a bit of persistence to take off at the end of the day, but that might just be because I use a lot! Like I said, you can pick up a mini/travel sized version for pretty cheap.
5. Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm
I had seen a lot of reviews about this product and it sounded really good so I decided to try it for myself. Now I’m not usually someone who wears lipstick a lot, mainly because I dont like the way it feels on my lips. But I’ve fallen in love with this product. It goes on really smoothly and soon I actually forget I have anything on my lips! It comes in a range of gorgeous colours but I picked up “Striking” which is a bright red colour. It lasts a long time for me and only really comes off when I rub my lips (usually without thinking!). I really love this product and recommend it to you if you’re a lipstick kind of girl.
Well, that’s it! These are my top beauty products from the drugstore. So what are your favourites?
Louise Kate Robertson is a 19-year-old blogger from Scotland who writes about beauty and fashion. Click here to go to her blog louisekaterobertson.blogspot.com.
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