Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Three New Drugstore Picks | Maybelline and L'Oreal








 

Despite constantly raving about brands such as Mac and Benefit here on my blog, I feel obliged to write more drugstore based posts, as, at the end of the day, my face is mostly made up of amazing products from brands such as Rimmel, Maybelline and L'Oreal.
 
Lets start with my most recent purchase: The Eraser by Maybelline. Ever since my holy-grail Collection 2000 concealer ran out, I've been on the hunt for one just as good but from another brand, feeling as if I needed to be more adventurous with my makeup choices. I had seen a few people online rave about this product, but this had such tiny publication compared to other concealers such as the Rimmel Wake Me Up or the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection. Regardless, this concealer intrigued me, and yes, I am most certain that it was the really cool/abstract looking spongey applicator on the top. I did have my worries about how clean this product would be, considering I had always steered towards a pump or wand-like applicator. After a good month of using this, I can proudly say that I am incredibly impressed with this concealer, the colour matches my skin tone exactly and to prevent any dirt from getting in the sponge top I prefer to dab the concealer on the back of my hand and apply with a brush.
 
Next up, I bought the Miss Manga mascara by L'Oreal. Unlike the concealer, everyday I am seeing this being advertised in the media, and I can honestly say I see why. The amount of volume this adds to my lashes is incredible, the wand is relatively thick meaning it isn't possibly the best for your lower lashes, but amazing for the top lashes. The texture of this formula isn't too runny yet also isn't extremely thick, which some of my past mascaras have been like. All in all I congratulate L'Oreal for this new release, although the lengthening side isn't the best, an incredible amount of volume is achieved with this product!
 
Finally, a new foundation found its way into my makeup collection. The Flawless Nude by Maybelline has an extremely light coverage, something I always look for in a foundation as I cannot stand anything too heavy on my face. It has a light-weight, fluid texture, something a lot of high end brands have introduced recently. The finish of this is semi-matte, so I tend to follow by covering my face in a light dusting of powder. My skin has turned quite oily, possibly after changing my skin-care routine, yet this foundation still seems to be quite drying on my face, so if you have relatively dry skin you may want to reconsider before purchasing this. Nevertheless, I am impressed with what Maybelline have produced, yes it may not be as good as the high end versions of a watery-based foundation, however for a drug store dupe I must give them credit.
 
Do you own any of these products? What are your current drug-store favourites?
 

54 comments:

  1. I own the maybelline concealer and it's one of my favourite products :)

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

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  2. I really like the sound of this maybelline concealer, I've read so many good reviews about it, I really want to try it out. It really intrigues me.
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    Jennifer | Pretty as Summer

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  3. Dying to try that mascara! x
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  4. This foundation sounds really good. I have oily skin and I am always looking for something a bit more 'drying' and light-weight for summer x

    Jana // Life of Jana

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  5. I couldn't get along with the Miss Manga, as the wand was just too wobbly for me! I love the Maybelline Concealer though, nice and light for summer! xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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  6. I've had my eye on the Maybelline concealer for ages but everytime I go to pick it up, Light is always sold out!:(
    I'll definitely have to look out for it more often now though.

    Great post,

    Amy | www.thetracesofmythoughts.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I brought the dream nude foundation, and I just love it!!! Highly recommend everyone to buy it!

    Lauren http://www.redhairedgirlincheltenham.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. The eraser concealer looks interesting, I definitely wanna try out that sponge!

    Cadaea | Cadaea.Blogspot.com

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  9. The concealer and the mascara are my favourites... I need to try the foundation!
    xx Carli

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  10. I have ta mascara and he concealer and I love them so much ! :) xx

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  11. Been wanting to try the Miss Manga mascara since it was released!

    CANDICE | BEAUTY CANDY LOVES

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  12. Instant age rewind = life

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  13. I love the maybelline age rewind concealer too! It's the perfect coverage, but I find that after a few weeks I have to wipe so,e of the products on the sponge with a kitchen towel, because the leftover product turns orange!

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  14. It took me quite a while to get this concealer but I'm so glad I finally tried it! It's one of the best concealers out there in my opinion :)

    alexandraabeauty.blogspot.com

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  15. That mascara looks amazing, I've been wanting to try it for quite some time now!

    - Liz
    www.LizLizo.com

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  16. I love the Maybelline Concealer, I do recommend taking the sponge off though as it can get really filled with product and bacteria! It will still work really well and I find it can be fuller coverage without the sponge!

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  17. I have the Maybelline concealer, and I like it but I find that I need to do a lot of skin prep under my eyes for it not to look cakey :)

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  18. I love the concealer however I haven't tried the mascara or foundation x
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  19. I have this maybelline concealer but it doesn't work for my super pale, dry skin :( x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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  20. I've been using the Fit Me concealer from Maybelline but I really want to give this one a try as it seems truly amazing! I also want to pick up the Miss Manga mascara once mine is over! Xx

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  21. I think i'll be giving the concealer a try as i'm always on the hunt for a better concealer.
    Another really good light foundation I can recommend is Bourjois Healthy Mix, it smells lush too.

    x

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  22. Love love love the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer!

    Jessica

    www.blushandbaubles.blogspot,com

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  23. Maybelline has to by my favourite drug store makeup and their concealer sounds amazing!

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  24. Great picks lovely, the concealer and mascara are brilliant. Have been lusting after the foundation for ages too :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  25. I really like the sound of the Maybelline Foundation, it sounds perfect for Spring xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  26. I've just purchased this Maybelline concealer, I've heard so many great opinions about it ;) it's a bit too dark though, so I'll have to wait a few weeks until I can use it..

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  27. The application on this foundation is so intriguing! I need to give it a go! 3 for 2 always pulls me! X

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  28. What great review!

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  29. Following you now, lovely blog.

    Hope you will check out my blog too! :)

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  30. I also see that mascara advertised all over and I'm so happy to hear it's good!! xx


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  31. I love most of maybelline mascaras, they work so well for their price ~

    lisa | lisaxbeauty

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  32. I meant to pick up the concealer version of the Maybelline anti age concealer but accidentally picked up the foundation version!! What lovely reviews, I now need to go back and pick up the concealer :)

    X Emma | www.missemmacharlotte.com

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  33. Love the pictures! I love this miss manga mascara, I used it before it's amazing!

    Golden chapter

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  34. The name "Eraser eye" concerns me. I want to keep two eyes!

    Em x

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  35. My mum absolutely swears by Miss Manga, but I still haven't tried it out yet - sounds amazing! I love the Maybelline Concealer too, I need to pick up a new one actually, mine's just run out! Lovely reviews xxx

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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  36. This is my go to mascara and concealer! Love them!
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  37. I need to try this mascara, it sounds really good. I love the maybe line foundation especially as the weather is warmer up. I really hate wearing heavy bases in the summer.
    Zeynab x
    The Beauty Load

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  38. I love this concealer, it's so good but I must admit the mascara just didn't work well for me, hope it does the trick for you
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  40. Every time I go into Boots I say I need to pick up the Eye Eraser, but then I always forget who it’s by

    Hayley @ Tea Party Beauty

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  41. Yay for drugstore products! I've been hearing a lot about the Maybelline Age Rewind but I've never gotten my hands on them. Not yet, anyway! The L'oreal Mascara sounds amazing, too!

    May x • The MaydenBloglovin'

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  42. i don't seem to like miss manga or the concealer as much as everyone else but maybe i should give them another go :)

    danielle | avec danielle

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  43. i have been looking for a new foundation and concealer may have to give these a go.
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  44. I wanted to try that mascara but when I get home I realized that I didn't buy the black one but electric blue. But I think it will be great for summer :)

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  45. It took me so long to try this concealer but I'm so happy I finally did :) it's one of the best out there in my opinion x

    alexandraabeauty.blogspot.com

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  46. These look so good I keep seeing so many people rave about them but the concealer in particular is usually out of stock in store! I will definitely need to pick it up and the mascara too - not sure I need another foundation at the moment haha x

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  47. Oooh the foundation sounds amazing especially as my skin sounds very similar to yours- I must give it a try when my current one runs out! x

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  48. These are all products I've been dying to try! They just all look so good :)

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  50. I'm not a big fan of the Maybelline concealer, but I do love the L'oreal mascara :)

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  51. Nice review, thanks for sharing! ♥


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