Saturday, 1 August 2015

My Top 10 Drugstore Beauty Products!

Hello lovelies,
As ye should know by now I am a major drugstore junkie. I am a sucker for boots sales and I always get caught when I say "I'm only going to go in there for a quick browse". I thought it'd be a great idea to show you what things I love that are from the drugstore and these are things I seriously can't leave without. I have been repurchasing these specific products for months and even years now. Everybody loves a great bargain and we most certainly get that when it comes to drugstore makeup. The makeup brands that we see in the drugstore have come such a long way in recent years and have really stepped up their game. The number of drugstore brands such as Rimmel, Maybelline, Seventeen ect that have come up with dupes to those higher end brands is just music to our ears.

Lets start of with base shall we?

 St Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub - This is a scrub I use daily to get all that grim off my face that we all feel builds up especially in these warmer months. This scrub has definitely changed my skin and I couldn't live without it. It has been well hyped all over the internet and it definitely lives up to all expectations. I love using a scrub at night as I feel after a long day our skin really needs something that will gentle exfoliate the skin without being too harsh, a product to invigorate the skin and get those blood cells pumping in order to stop any dullness that may occur and of course avoid any build up of dead skin cells around the face especially in the T zone area where we tend to produce more oil.
 St Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub €5.79 // Here

L'Oreal MLumi Magique Illuminating Highlighting Base/Primer  - This illuminating face primer is definitely a hidden gem of mine. It is perfect for those days/nights when you want a real glow to the skin without looking like a disco ball. This primer is a runny type consistency and it also has a white payoff without giving a white cast to the face. It is a very illuminating primer without having big chunks of glitter in it. I love using illuminating primers as I still haven't found a foundation that is meant to give a glow to the skin without making me look oily. My trick is to use an illuminating primer with a matte foundation and then over top use more highlighter than I usually would whether that is a cream or a powder.
L'Orèal Lumi Magique Illuminating Highlighting Base /Primer €14.99 // Here

Maybelline 24Hour Pro Matte Foundation - Now if you've seen my Living For It Friday Blogpost then you know how much I have raved about this foundation. This foundation is definitely the best foundation to come out of the drugstore in my opinion. For us girls that love our high coverage but could never seem to get that with drugstore foundations, Maybelline have come to save the day. It is definitely a foundation that is matte and if you have any dryness on the skin you must make sure your skin is well prepped and moisturised. With most foundations that are labelled matte you would think "flat" but in no way is this foundation flat, it almost has this underlying dew to it which just makes your skin look so flawless.
Maybelline 24Hour Pro Matte Foundation €12.29 // Here

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder - If you haven't tried this powder before then I seriously don't know where you have been hibernating for the last few years. This is 100% the best drugstore setting powder invented. For any oily girls out there this is a life savior, I tend to get oily around my T-Zone whenever I have foundation on. After a few hours wear we all tend to get a little oily and this just stops any of this. I never seem to have to powder repeatedly throughout the day with this powder. It locks my foundation in place all day and keeps it looking flawless and zero shine. This is the perfect powder for both everyday wear and also for those late night outs.
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder €4.99 // Here

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 'Milk'- Last year when I found out that NYX was going to be stocked in Ireland it was definitely music to my ears. I have been obsessed with the whole NYX range for ages now and their Jumbo Eye Pencils are definitely my top purchased product. This shade milk is the perfect first purchase of Nyx in my opinion. It is the most amazing base for eyeshadow as it keeps it lasting way longer than if you were to not use any base. It also is a white shade so it brings out the true colour of the eyeshadow and really intensifies the colour of the shadow you are using. It seriously makes any eyeshadow shade x10 times more pigmented than what you would generally get from an shadow.
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 'Milk' €4.99 // Here

Sleek Eyebrow Kit in 'Light'- This is my far the most well used product I have in my makeup collection by a mile. This eyebrow kit has both a wax side and a powder side to set the wax in place and to make sure it stays in place all day.This brow kit is a dupe for the 'Benefit Eyebrow Kit'. Its is such an inexpensive kit for the insane quality you get. This kit comes in 4 shades (Light, Dark, Extra Dark, Black) and it is perfect for creating both a natural everyday brow and also for that well defined brow. The wax goes through the brows very smoothly and doesn't make the brows look clumpy. This sleek kit also comes with a mini angled synthetic brow brush, a rounded synthetic brow brush and also a mini tweezers.(How adorable right?)
Sleek Eyebrow Kit in 'Light' €10.99 // Here

Bourjois Bronzing Primer Mouse - I purchased this product quite awhile ago and I just can't get enough. The bronzing primer can be used both under your base as a primer for the bronzer and over the base makeup. This is perfect for those days when you want that natural bronzed makeup look without having the look of any powder sitting on the skin. If you are a contour lover like myself then you will be very happy to hear that this is perfect for sculpting out those cheek bones. This is such a universal product as you can use it all over the body, a tip when using this product is to mix some of the mouse with your regular body moisturiser, this gives such a natural bronzed glow to the skin. Another dupe? Oh yes, If you're looking for a much more affordable alternative to the 'Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel' which is €39 then this is a perfect product for you.
Bourjois Bronzing Primer Mouse €12.99 // Here

NYX Matte Lipstick 'Natural Mauve'- The NYX Matte Lipstick range is just amazing. The longevity and pigmentation of these lipsticks is just out of this world. They last so long on the lips and the range of colours that are available is just mind blowing. Whether you are the type of girl who goes for the more mauvey/brown shades or the type of girl who likes the bright shades they have the perfect colours. This is by far my favourite shade in the range, It is definitely the well known 'Kylie Jenner' shade and I am obsessed. It goes onto the lips very smoothly and even though it is a matte lipstick it doesn't stick or bring out any dry areas of the lips.
NYX Matte Lipstick 'Natural Mauve' €7.49 // Here

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lipstick 'Bare It All'- Wet n Wild is defintiely a brand which have just blown me away. Their products are so inexpensive but most importantly, they give you such value for money with their amazing pigmentation and array of different products. This lipstick is definitely my most used Wet n Wild product. Again it is my favourite mauvey/brown shade and it is a well known dupe for the 'Mac Blankety'. This lipstick lasts ages and I love how different the top of the lipstick is compared to your average triangle shaped lipstick. It goes onto the lips so easily and this range of lipsticks provide a huge array of shades from your vampy/dark colours all the way to the nudey/pinks. 

Wet n Wild Lipstick 'Bare It All' €2.99 // Here

Rimmel Liquid Eyeliner in 'Black Glamour'- This liquid eyeliner has been in the collection for years and I have repurchased this product way too many times to even count. It has an amazing longevity and most importantly, the colour payoff is extremely black. The brush is very thin so this makes it easy to get your preferred eyeliner width, whether you are going for that thin everyday liner or whether you are going for that strong and bold liner. This is the perfect liquid eyeliner and I don't have any reason to go and buy a more expensive one.

Rimmel Liquid Eyeliner in 'Black Glamour' €6.99 // Here

Hope Ye Enjoyed This Post,
Love Chelsea x


  1. I am obsessed with NYX and Wet N Wild lipsticks they are amazing quality for the price! forever buying new ones lol

  2. Some fab products!!! I love the sleek eyebrow pallette and the stay matte

  3. Some fab products!!! I love the sleek eyebrow pallette and the stay matte