Thursday, 15 May 2014

A Perfect Mix of Beauty Basics



I thought that I would take advantage of the last day of Boots' 3 for 2 offer and pick up a few of my essential beauty products that I had just about run out of. This time I thought that I would mix it up a little and try a different brand rather than sticking to the ones I know.

Firstly, there is a lot of hype from beauty bloggers surrounding the drugstore Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, and every time I head into Boots I always walk past the counter and pick up Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer as it is a product I get on with very well. There was only three shades to choose from which I think isn't a good variation however the Cool Medium 2 was the perfect shade for me luckily. It is quite a thick substance, quite creamy and once rubbed in it is quite heavy (is that even the correct phrase?!) I have only used this a couple of times but on first impressions I really like it and it covers up my blemishes really well and last pretty much the whole day without having to reapply, something I do an awful lot.

The next product I picked up was the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, I have actually used this mascara before, many years ago and quite liked it. I am on quite a tight budget this month so I wanted something cheap and cheerful but does a good job and I knew that this product would not let me down. The brush is quite big and spaced out which I find is perfect to make my lashes look a lot longer than normal. The liquid is quite wet however, it does not clog up the brush something that I found with the No.7 mascara, so it goes on quite evenly and your not left with your lashes sticking to one another.

For a while now I have been debating on what eye liner to go for, whether it is a pen, or brush which dips into a pot of liquid (liquid liner). I recently discovered my Collection Extreme felt tip liner at the bottom of my make up bag the other month and I realised how easy it is to create the perfect line and flick with this product. Unfortunately, it had been drying out for a good few weeks so it was time to look for something new, after watching one of Sprinkle Of Glitter's YouTube videos where she used Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner Pen I really wanted to try this out. It has an ever so slightly narrower nib than the Collection pen which does make a difference when applying it to the eye, and I also feel it creates quite a dainty little line which is really cute, plus it can be built up to the thickness you like.

Overall I am really pleased with my purchases and I am getting braver and more interested in trying out different products and brands than what I am used to. Have you tried any of these products before? I would love to hear what you think of them.


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