A Drugstore Beauty Haul and First Impressions

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

A shopping trip on the weekend prompted me to go into Superdrug, simply to have a look around and see if there were any new releases. However, I noticed that there were quite a few offers available, with the one that caught my eye being 3 for 2 on all L'Oreal cosmetics, and I simply couldn't resist trying some new products. I also picked up some other makeup items from Makeup Revolution and MUA, simply because I was getting carried away at this point. I thought that it would be fun to share my impromptu beauty haul with you, including my first impressions of some of the products, so I hope you like this post and that it has possibly persuaded you to try some of these items.

Starting with the L'Oreal makeup, the first thing that I decided to pick up was one of the Colour Riche Lipsticks in the shade Naomi's Pink. This a gorgeous neutral pink that is on the verge of a mauve, making it quite a natural-looking colour, whilst still being flattering. I decided on this shade, opposed to any of the others, as Naomi has a similar colouring to myself, so I predicted that this colour would suit me. This new line of L'Oreal lipsticks aims to provide colours that match your skin, eyes and hair, and the collection contains a variety of pinks, nudes and reds, so there will definitely be something for everyone. They are said to have a satin finish, being creamy and luxurious on the lips, but I have yet to properly try the lipstick so I don't know how accurate this is.

The next L'Oreal product that I purchased was their Glam Bronze Duo. I bought this in the lighter shade of the two, which still looks fairly dark, but it is supposedly suited to people with blonde hair. I hadn't heard much about this product before trying it, but I thought it was worth giving it a go since it was on offer. I initially thought that this was a matte product, but it actually has quite a bit of shimmer in it, which means that it isn't the best for everyday use or for achieving a natural look. Also, it would probably be more suited to bronzing, as contour powders are better to be matte. I haven't properly tried out this product, so I don't have anything else to say about it, but hopefully it will live up to my future expectations.

The final makeup item from L'Oreal that I bought was their Nude Magique Anti-Dullness CC Cream. I was looking for something that would add a hint of colour to my face and brighten my complexion, without looking like a lot of makeup had been applied. This product contains smart pigment capsules, which allows the pale lilac cream to turn into a foundation once it comes into contact with the skin. This colour was specifically chosen as it helps to cancel out any dullness: a key feature of a CC cream since they are supposed to be colour correcting. I really like the premise of this product and it's definitely unique compared to other makeup items, but it's also fairly affordable at £9.99.

Next, I ventured over to the Makeup Revolution stand, in search of their Radiance palette. I've tried some Makeup Revolution products before and I can tell that they're a good-quality brand, so my hopes were placed quite high for this palette. The trio of highlighters is an obvious dupe for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, and it's a popular product too as it's almost always sold out. Luckily, there was one remaining when I visited Superdrug, so I picked it up without hesitation. These baked highlighters look absolutely gorgeous in the palette and will hopefully transfer well onto the skin, becoming beautiful highlighters. However, the Hourglass powders can also be used as setting powders, giving a natural glow to the face, so I'd love to see if this can be achieved with the Makeup Revolution ones. If this product is good, it'll definitely be worth the price, as it's only £8, whereas the Ambient Lighting Palette is £56.

MUA is another budget makeup brand that never fails to amaze me with its extremely cheap yet good quality products. I've tried a number of their makeup items and fallen in love with them, so I thought it was about time to purchase some more of their products. I decided to pick up one of their Blush Perfection Cream Blushers in the shade Blossom, as it appeared to be a gorgeous yet natural shade. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm expecting it to be quite pigmented, like all of MUA's products, and I suspect that it will last quite well, as it is a cream blusher. It's also matte, so this will be perfect for everyday use, adding a subtle flush to the cheeks without being too obvious. This was only £1, so I obviously couldn't turn it down and I'm looking forward to using it.

Finally for my makeup haul, I bought the MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighting Powder in the shade Pink Shimmer. Lots of people talk about this product and I hear plenty of positive reviews of it, so I thought it was about time I tried it, especially since it's incredibly affordable at £3. It is said to suit a variety of skin tones, looking beautiful either on its own to create a strobed look or layered over a blusher to add a luminescent shimmer to the cheeks. I'm definitely eager to give this product a go, as it looks very beautiful and its reviews suggest that it's a lovely highlighter, being a supposed dupe for the MAC Mineralised Skin Finishes.

I hope you liked seeing what products I purchased and hearing some of my initial thoughts on them. If you'd like, I can produce reviews on them or report back with a more in-depth description of the products once I've been using them for quite a while. Thanks for reading this post and I'll see you on Sunday with my new post. Bye for now!

Love from Daisy x


  1. The MUA highlighters are amazing! I didn't go for the pink shimmer one because I have a Revolution one which is too similar, but the gold toned one I bought is fab for a more dramatic look. Love the color riche lipsticks too, my fave is Eva's red xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

    1. I haven't used it much yet, but so far I'm absolutely in love with it! And the Colour Riche lipstick is really nice, although I'll have to look out for this shade! xx

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