Budget Beauty #2

Once again, I’m back with a handful of drugstore products that are really floating my boat right now. The drugstore is doing a lot of things right at the moment, and despite being a high end girl at heart, I’m increasingly starting to feel like I can rely on the drugstore a little more.

I’ve used pore strips before but never been that impressed (read: they’ve never done anything). A couple of weeks ago Boots had the Biore Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips on offer for half price, and since I’ve heard a lot of people talk about them, they ended up in my basket. I’m so impressed with them, I actually went back and got an extra pack while they were on offer. I’ve been popping these on once a week in the mornings post shower, leave it on while I dry my hair, and rip it off (yes, it hurts), and bobs your uncle. I kinda enjoy seeing everything that comes out on these, is that gross? Probably, sorry. 

I promised a more detailed account of my thoughts on the Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Waterproof Mascara so here goes nothing! I really don’t like waterproof mascaras, I’ve tried a lot but I have never found one that doesn’t make me want to rip my eyelashes out. I don’t really know why I picked this up since I had kinda given up on finding a good waterproof mascara, but I’m totally obsessed with this! It’s got a seriously bizarre plastic wand, it’s thick and chunky and it’s got a mix of little spikey bristles and little balls. I’m not sure why it works but it just does. It really gets all up in and around your lashes, grabbing every single one and coating them individually, so you’re left with long fluttery volumised lashes. As far as formula goes, it’s intensely black and totally waterproof (I’ve worn this in the shower with my head under the water and it’s not even flaked a smidgen), but it doesn’t feel thick or heavy. It still looks perfect at the end of the day, and it comes off pretty easy with a good balm cleanser. I’m hooked. 

I’m not normally much of a lip liner gal, but I’m currently hooked on the Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liner in Pink Princess. It’s a really creamy formula but it sets on your lips and won’t budge (even after six cups of coffee and a burger). I’ve been using it all over my lips on it’s own for a pretty matte pink look, or layering the Maybelline Colour Sensational High Shine Gloss in Fuchsia Flash over the top for the perfect glossy pink pout. Very Summer appropriate.

Have you tried any of these products? What are you loving from the drugstore right now?

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