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?