Superdrug Haul under £20
I have had a list as long as my arm for ages, of products I want to try or re-purchase but Superdrug and Boots have both been on 3 for 2 strike for too long. In this dire situation there was nothing left for me to do but go on a budget beauty haul. I absolutely cannot buy a product at full price when I know that sometime in the next month to 6 weeks I will effectively get a third off, and when you have as many beauty purchases as me, this adds up to quite a bit.
I went shopping looking for a jewel colours eye palette, some waterproof mascara, a face powder in my summer skin colour and an eyebrow pencil for lazy days. Here is what I got
First I bought an eye palette from MUA, I was looking for a Sleek one but the colours in this one are better and it’s half the price! I love the quality of the shadows by MUA, there is only one major downside and that is the size of the individual colours, but at £4 I can’t complain. I am really happy with this, and can’t wait to wear the bright colours on holiday with a tan. Full review to follow shortly.
I hate the name, 1 second, really!!! But I had heard good things about this mascara and the packaging is gorgeous. I went for waterproof ready for my holiday as we spend most of the day in the pool when we are there, so I will give a full review post-holiday. It has a very odd shaped brush but I have high hopes. This was on sale at £7.99
I had gone in to buy the Rimmel Stay Matte as it is my face powder of choice but when half the testers for the medium to dark shades were missing, I decided to try something new. I looked at the powders on the MUA stand and they were only £1 each. When I sampled it (yes MUA had samples, so there! Rimmel) it was really smooth, easily as smooth as high-end pressed powders and the colours were nice and yellow toned. I decided that seen as they only cost £1, I would buy one in my current shade (I got no 3) and one for my holiday skin colour (no 4). I figured I could also use the darker one as a subtle contour shade too in winter. The packaging is actually much better than the Rimmel or Maybelline equivalents and they blend in seamlessly. The only down point is the lack of powder puff, but I very rarely find you get one as standard these days even on an £8 or £9 powder. I am really pleased with these and would happily pay more for them.
I usually use Benefit Browzing in the colour “medium” for my eyebrows but sometimes, when I am in a rush or travelling I find it too much of a faff. I was looking for something that I could just apply in a hurry and that had a brush on the other end for the removal of foundation/facepowder out of my brows. This seemed the closest colour match I could find, the blonde ones were all too light and the dark ones, scary looking. It was only £2.99 and it has a lovely consistency, not too waxy that it slides, but not so hard that it pulls and drags. The only thing that slightly lets to down is having to sharpen it, but at least I will be able to get a nice sharp point on it. I got in the colour hazel.
Boring, Boring, Boring…. this was £2 something or another and looked like it would work (has an oily layer and a watery layer.) I like that it is a small bottle, as it takes me a couple of years to get through a bottle by which point I am well and truly bored of the sight of it. Apparently this particular one helps condition your lashes, I seriously doubt it, but for £2 who cares. I like the purpley colour. I think that its all I can say about it.
Overall I am ridiculously over-impressed by the items I got for just £20. I feel I have some real bargains and lots of fresh new lovelies for my makeup drawer/holiday.
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