Drugstore Haul | Base Make Up

Saturday, 25 January 2014


Hello Ladies! Recently I've been on a massive drugstore binge. In an effort to stop spending so much money on make up I've banned myself from buying any more high end make up but this hasn't really worked as I'm still spending a small fortune in Boots. This haul has actually grown slightly since I photographed this but I'm thinking of popping those products into another haul a bit later on when I've collected enough for another post. Anyway, on to what I've been buying. 

1. Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer

I have been using the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer for ages now and it's about to run out, but not being completely happy with it, I headed off to Boots in search of something else. A lot of you had reccomended the Wake Me Up range and a brightening concealer for under my eyes was exactly what I was looking for. I also wanted to pick up the foundation as I can't seem to resist buying foundations at the moment, but unfortunatly it was a little dark for me. So far I really like this concealer. I find that when I blend it in with a flat top kabuki brush, it sits really nicely under my eyes and has a lovely brightening effect. 

2. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

Unable to stop myself in Boots, I also picked up the Maybelline Fit Me concealer. This was also recommended to me by you lovely lot on twitter, and so far I really love this concealer. I also use my Sigma flat top kabuki brush to blend this in over my blemishes. This has quite a natural finish and has a medium to high coverage which is perfect for covering up any pesky spots. I find it really long lasting on my skin and it never cakes or creases. 

3. MUA Pro Base Fixing Mist

Recently, I've been trying out some different products to try and make my make up stay in place all day and while browsing the isles of Superdrug, this one caught my eye. It looked like a dupe of the Urban Decay fixing mists which are supposed to be amazing, so I thought I would give it a try for £4. So far I'm not convinced that this is doing anything over than making my face wet but I'll have a full review up when I've properly tested it. 

4. L'Oreal True Match Foundation

I picked this up after hearing loads of rave reviews comparing it to MAC Studio Fix foundation but so far I'm really unimpressed. This settled on any slightly dry areas I had and then seperated and went very patchy throughout the day. I will have a full review up on my blog soon when I've had a chance to give it a few more tries but so far the only good thing I have to say is that the colour range is amazing, if only all drugstore foundations offered such a wide range. 

5. Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

I've already reviewed this product on my blog but I did buy it with all of these other things so it's only fair I included it. I really do like this primer but I do personally prefer Benefit's Porefessional more for stopping shine and filling in my pores, but for a cheaper option, this one does pretty well. 





35 comments:

  1. Great post. I found the same thing happens to me with the True Match foundation as it seems to settle/cling/look weird on any dry areas. However, I found that applying a moisturiser before using the foundation helps a lot.

    http://meltedglitter.blogspot.com xxx

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    1. Thank you :) I always apply lots of moisturiser before because my skin can get quite dry but nothing seems to help! I have quite bumpy skin though so I think that is the problem :( xxx

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  2. I always enjoy reading your blogposts, your blog is definitely one of my favourites :-) I am off to Boots later too & I always end up spending way more money than I had planned, too many tempting things xx

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    1. Thank you so much :) I know it's so hard to resist, it's definitely not a good place to go if your trying to save up a bit! xx

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  3. I've been meaning to try that wake me up concealer for ages. It looks and sounds gorgeous :)

    Sophie xx

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    1. I've only bought it recently but so far I love it, it's just what I need to hide my dark circles! xx

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  4. I picked up the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer during a late night food shop and so far I'm enjoying it. That's a shame to hear about your experiences with L'Oreal, I was hoping to give the foundation a try but I won't rush out to buy it just yet.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. I picked it up after work when I really shouldn't have been in Boots haha! I've heard a lot of people compare it to the MAC Studio Fix foundation so you may like it, but I think it really depends on your skin! xx

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  5. I like Maybelline Primer too, though also prefer Porefessional x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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    1. The Porefessional is just that little bit better, but it's also a lot more expensive! xx

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  6. Think I may give the other concealers a go, although I do love my lasting perfection!

    Georgina at itotallypaused.com

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    1. I have the lasting perfection too but sometimes I just find it so hard to blend and a little bit orange on my skin! xx

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  7. Really want to give the concealers a go! All I use is my lasting perfection or studio fix!
    Ellie,xx
    Elephant stories and more

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    1. I usually always stick to one concealer too, it's just so hard to find one you like! xx

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  8. Trying to spend less when walking through Boots is near impossible. I have been wondering about buying the Baby Skin, but I'll stick to Benefit for now then :)

    Whimsicality

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    1. I think I'm going to have to stop myself going anywhere near Boots! If you have the money to spend on the Porefessional then I'd definitely go for that one! xx

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  9. I love your blog! I'm using the fit me concealer too and I love it. Also using the true match foundation which I love too, mine hasn't gone patchy so it's a shame you're not impressed by it!X

    lifeofatraineejournalist.com

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    1. Thank you :) I've been really impressed by the Fit Me concealer too. Maybe I got a bad bottle but I think it's more my skin type that just doesnt work well with the true match! xx

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  10. I too love the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer - it's really brightening and does a great job considering its price. Shame about the MUA Fixing Mist - I suggest Skindinavia's Setting Spray - although alot more expensive in comparison, it's still affordable and works sooo well at keeping makeup in place xx

    Candy Cosmetics | UK Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you, I'll have to check out the Skindinavia one! xx

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  11. Ah, I love the Wake me up concealer and I really want to try the Fit me one :) I also just recently got the True match foundation but I haven't tried it yet :)

    sparklewithlaughter.blogspot.com

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    1. Looks like we've been buying the same things! The concealers are great :) xx

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  12. I love the Wake me Up foundation so I might try the concealer too!! I've been looking at the true match foundation for a while as well x

    http://lipstickandsparkles.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. The concealer is great for under your eyes :) I think the True Match foundation works best on normal to oily skin xx

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  13. You're entire blog is gorgeous!

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  14. I recently got the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer and cannot wait to try it! Glad Baby Skin worked well for you, I'm thinking of getting it too :) x

    www.natalielovesbeauty.com

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    1. Its such a great coverage and finish, I hope you like it too! xx

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  15. Looking forward to hearing more about the concealers!
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. I'll be posting about them soon but I have also done a little post on drugstore concealers the other day which may be helpful for you :) xx

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  16. I have both the collection 2000 and rimmel for under the eyes, would never use anything else now :) Also I hated the true match foundation too! Was too liquidy for me, currently using Rimmels Wake Me Up which I love but the colour range isn't that great I agree

    kathrynscupcakes.blogspot.com xxx

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  17. I really want to get the Baby Skin product <3

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  18. I just started using the baby skin primer, and it's all right. I apply it with my fingers, and I always wash my hands after applying because I hate the way it feels on my hands (but on my face it's all right). I haven't tried that concealer though, I might give it a go.

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  19. I've just bought the Baby Skin primer too and I've been really enjoying it!

    Shelley x
    http://www.shelley-hearts.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. interested in seeing the review for MUA Pro Base Fixing Mist!

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