January 20, 2016

January Face


This month, I've been trying out a few new products from the drugstore. I always love a cheeky drugstore splurge since items are much more affordable, so I also tend to feel less guilty after.. But of course we all understand how it's like to get a little too caught up in that..



I always start my application with my good ol' trusty Benefit Porefessional. It fills up my pores and makes my skin feel soo smooth and clean, creating a perfect base for my foundation.

I've also recently rediscovered my YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation - I've almost forgotten how comfortable it is to wear on the skin..! This foundation feels so lightweight, and I would say it is a light to medium coverage foundation that does very well in covering most of my red spots and blemishes. It blends so well on the skin and gives a nice dewy finish. I would usually apply this with my Real Techniques buffing brush as I find that the beauty blender absorbs too much of the product into the sponge.

I've also been trying out the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Light for highlighting my under eyes. It does a pretty good job in making me look slightly more awake.. especially since I've only just gotten back to uni and am still trying to adjust my body clock from the regular late nights.. heh.

I've been a bit boring with my eye make up this month, but I've picked up the Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara to try out! It's been doing a very good job so far, with a good few coats my lashes look so dark and curly! It's so long lasting too and I even have a bit of a hard time removing them at night.

I've also gone back to some old favourites of mine for bronzer and powder. My Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze gives a nice bit of colour to the face since the long winter has made me quite pale. The Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder never disappoints. It controls shine so well and makes my skin look pretty much flawless.

I've also recently discovered an amazing find that is the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream. I've been wearing this for most of the month as it's just so comfortable to wear. It's neither a lipstick nor lip gloss but has the pigmentation of a lipstick and the smoothness of a lip gloss - it's like the best of both worlds! It looks satin-like when applied but dries out to a matte finish. It has quite a thick creamy consistency that is very easy to blend out on the lips, and you can build up the colour very easily as well. I can't believe I've only discovered this now - where have you been all my life???

I've been on a bit of a drugstore binge lately. What other drugstore products do you think I should try?

Love,
Kayleigh x

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  1. I really want the Maybelline concealer especially for highlighting too! xx

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    1. I've only just started using it and am loving it so much already! :) xx

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  2. This is such a great post! I love the photo's you have taken to go with it :) I don't tend to try that much from the drugstore but I definitely need to have a little browse for sure - especially after reading your post! I really need to try out the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream's because they sound lovely xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! :) I always find it quite fun to try things from the drugstore because it doesn't always burn a hole in my pocket so I don't end up feeling too guilty.. :p xx

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  3. love reading posts like this, i also use that stay matte powder, its always my go to when buying any powder!

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    1. It's just such a great powder at an affordable price! I'm always on the look out for good powders but end up going a whole round and coming back to this one. :) xx

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  4. I LOVE NYX! What color is that in the picture?

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    1. I'm obsessed with NYX! Sorry I forgot to include it in the post - that one's Stockholm :) xx

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  5. I am on the hunt for a new foundation so I need to try that one out! I love the porefessional and stay matte powder too! Both a must have for beautiful porcelain skin

    Emma | With A City Dream

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    1. The YSL Touche Eclat is great if you prefer one that's lightweight with good coverage! xx

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  6. Lovely post - Seventeen Stay Time concealer is such a great cheap concealer, I love it!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. I'll definitely keep that in mind! Thank you :) xx

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  7. I love YSL touche elcat! I recently discovered Lash sensational to and I cant believe how good it is. If you like Touche Elcat definitely check out Bourjois Health Mix it a brilliant drugstore foundation! Or the HD foundation that ones amazing too! xx

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    1. Me too..! I can't believe I've only just discovered Lash Sensational, like where have you been all my life right??! Wow, I've got the Bourjois Healthy Mix and it is actually my favourite drugstore foundation.. ever! I'll definitely check out the HD foundation now because we seem to have very similar tastes in make up :) Thank you Leanne! xx

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  8. Ah so many of my favourites in here! I love the Porefessional and my NYX Matte Lip Cream collection is growing by the day haha Lash Sensational, the UD Primer Potion and the Maybelline concealer are all daily staples too :D xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. I know - they're just products that we all NEED to have! :) xx

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  9. Great picks hun, I bet they all look lovely together! The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream looks lovely! I always hear rave reviews about them, but I still haven't tried any. I recently purchased the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer though. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm really excited to.:D

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    1. You have to try the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams! There's no turning back once you go there ;) xx

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  10. I have the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara as well, and it's so nice! It's one of the only ones that doesn't flake off for me, I used to always have to worry about raccoon eyes whenever I rubbed my eyes. I want to try the NYX lip cream too!

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    1. I feel you! I have oily eyelids and my eye make up always tend to run.. The Maybelline Lash Sensational stays on for ages and doesn't bulge ever! You have to try out the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams! xx

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  11. The Rimmel Stay Matte powder is an all time favourite. It works so well and is super affordable! Win win! We've also picked up the Lash Sensational recently after all the hype, but we have't cracked it open yet. We've got big expectations

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  12. Rimmel stay matte defo my fav!! 001 shade I use with my white pale self! Thank you for sharing this with us. Visit me whenever you can at http://its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk/ kisses, Dominica S.

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    1. It's the best drugstore powder ever! xx

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  13. Sooooo many amazing products on this post! I really need to try the too faced palette!

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    1. The Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette is my absolute holy grail! You definitely have to check it out! It's just got the right colours for any and every occasion. :) xx

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