I love playing around with makeup but I’m not that good and aren’t one to spend lots of money buying the best makeup products and from designer brands. I always feel a lot happier with my buys when I know they haven’t broken my bank balance and they’re still good products. As Superdrug sells lots of high-quality drugstore products this is my go-to place for buying makeup. Continue reading to find which products I’ve recently bought in my Superdrug haul.
I used to always use the urban decay oil-control setting spray and it was the bomb. I got it as a present so I’ve never actually paid for it myself but know it costs £24.00 for 118ml. That’s not too bad a price but considering it was a product I was using every day (and getting through quickly), I don’t think it’s “every day affordable”.
So, as I’m an obsessive YouTube watcher, I’ve seen many videos of beauty bloggers testing Revolution products and the new “pro” range. Many of them kept talking about the new Revolution Pro Supreme Hold Finishing Spray. This product costs £6.00 but stupidly the site doesn’t show how many ml it is. Annoying but either way, it’s a lot cheaper.
When I do my normal everyday makeup, I wear concealer, contour, bronzer, highlight, eyebrows and mascara. I don’t like wearing foundation on a daily basis. For me, foundation is an “out-out” product. Anyway, to cover my uneven skin tone I only use concealer and find it creates an even layer of coverage all over my face, without being all over my face.
The concealer I decided to buy was new to me and again from Revolution. It’s called, Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer in shade C3. The concealer cost £4.00 compared to my usual £8.99 on the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer. That’s less than half price! However, I absolutely love how easy it is to apply the Maybelline concealer and so I’m not sure if I’m going to like the Revolution concealer as much in this respect.
See below where I apply my concealer.
The amount of concealer I use might seem like a lot but I honestly use the tiniest amount ever. I often find that when brands and beauty bloggers state that a concealer is full coverage, I don’t agree due to the fact I use so little product.
The contour stick I previously used was from Clinique. I bought it in their Chubby Contour Pack about a year ago. I can’t remember how much the pack cost but I got it from John Lewis and it wasn’t cheap. The individual contour stick costs £20.00 from Debenhams. It’s probably one of my favourite products ever, yet, as I hate spending lots of money on makeup and well, pretty much everything, I’ve been looking for a dupe.
Again, from watching YouTube I’ve seen lots of people mention the Rimmel Insta Contour Stick. This stick comes with two sides, one for dark contouring and one for highlighting. One thing I have heard a lot is the dark contour shade is extremely creamy and goes on the skin very smooth and easily. In contrast, the light, highlighter shade is slightly chalky and can drag on the application. However, the reason I’m buying the stick is for the dark shade. I’ve bought this product in “medium” and it cost £6.99.
I love wearing warm, brown shades and contrasting them with a blue undereye as I find it makes my eye colour look a lot brighter. However, most of the palettes I buy tend to be nothing but browns and oranges which a load of dark, red shimmer shades which I never use. Hence, I wanted to buy an eyeshadow palette that was colourful and had lots of pigmented matte shades.
As a result, I bought the Revolution Pro Regeneration Eyeshadow Palette. It cost me £8.00 which I think is absolutely bomb and contains so many shadows of such high quality. Even if you don’t use lots of colour in your makeup (like me), you can include just a pop of one shade at a time to brighten your eye.
Finally, I’ve noticed that the previous highlighter I used was the wrong shade for my skin tone. I didn’t even realise that highlight could be the wrong shade but it definitely can. Before buying my new one, I used to use a very pinky highlighter from MUA. It cost £1.00 and considering highlighter is still quite a new product to me, I wasn’t going to spend any more than that. However, after seeing how horrific it looked on me – particularly in direct sunlight, I’ve decided to upgrade.
I’ve bought the Revolution Pro Supreme Highlighter Gold which comes in three shades. One that’s a light white, another that’s gold and another that’s a rose gold-pinky shade. I thought by buying this I can mix and match the shades to get the perfect colour for my skin tone and alternatively use them as eyeshadow shimmer.
This product costs £6.00 and has been recommended by many beauty bloggers including SophDoesNails and Holly Boon. They have both tested other Revolution Pro highlighters and agree that this product is by far the best.
Have you recently done a Superdrug splurge? If so, comment what products you’ve bought.