I’m all for buying high end makeup but for every day at work I usually like to wear drugstore products for a quick, simple natural look to help my high end products last longer and feel more luxurious when I do wear them. So I thought I would share with you what I’ve been reaching for the most lately!
Primer & Foundation
Lately I have been loving using my L’Oréal infallible primer and foundation. They seem to be the perfect combo for full coverage that’s long lasting which is what life is about! I have the foundation in the shade vanilla and it matches my skin so perfectly I love it. It’s so great at covering blemishes too even before concealer.
Eyebrows & Eyeliner
After I’ve applied my primer and foundation I like to fill in my brows and add some liner to my lower waterline. I love the no7 brow pencil in the shade brown as it’s a 2-in-1 with a retractable pencil on one end and has a brow brush on the other end, it’s also the perfect colour and really easy to use. I’ve just recently picked up a new eyeliner too which is the Soap & Glory black smoulder kohl liner, I’m still not sure on how I feel about this but I’m always on the hunt for a pencil eyeliner that doesn’t smudge, so if anyone has any suggestions please let me know!
Concealer & Powder
Next up we have concealer which I actually switch up all the time as I have a few which I really like now. My go-to drugstore concealer though has to be the collection lasting perfection concealer in the lightest shade. The name tells the truth as it’s definitely lasting and also blends really nicely into my foundation with my beautyblender without any creases in sight! You do have to work quickly with this concealer though as it does tend to dry down quite quickly. On to powder, I recently picked up this Stay Matte Powder by Rimmel London and I have literally used it everyday since. It’s so good at helping my makeup stay in place throughout the day and give it that lovely matte finish. It also helps to keep my oily T-zone at bay for a couple more hours than usual which is always a bonus.
Blush & Lipstick
Now we have two pretty recent purchases of mine that I’ve really been loving! You might have caught them on my Instagram but I picked up a couple of Makeup Revolution blushes for £1 each and they’re so so good! I picked up the shades Love and Now but Love is definitely my favourite of the two. It’s a beautiful subtle rose shade that just adds the perfect colour to your cheeks for a natural glow and for £1 it’s perfect for everyday. I also recently picked up a Rimmel London lipstick from the Kate Moss Nude Collection in the shade 45 which is creamy but matte and just such a lovely nude that’s nice and comfortable to wear all day. I mentioned this in a previous post of mine The Nude Lipstick Edit too.
Along with the beautiful £1 blushes from Makeup Revolution I also picked up this Oil Control Setting Spray for £5. I usually swear by my Urban Decay All Nighter, but this Makeup Revolution one is actually so good for everyday. It does have a strange smell which is kind of like glue when you first spray it but luckily it doesn’t last! It keeps my makeup in place really well so I like to save my UD setting spray for the weekends and when I’m actually going somewhere other than work.
The Finished Look
Those are the products I use the most for a quick, simple, natural look for everyday at work. I sometimes wear bronzer and highlighter too but I don’t wear it everyday which is why I didn’t include it!
What are your favourite drugstore products for everyday?