Monday, 2 September 2013

My 3 'Secret' Gems of the Drugstore!

........I got 99 problems and being broke is one. Like any cheapskate I appreciate the cheap goods. Spending a couple of £££ on budget make-up makes me feel that I'm satisfying a crave. Like I'm 87% full. Could do with more. But I'm good. One thing about me is I am not a brand/makeup snob I like to try everything and anything! Thus I have discovered some 'secret' gems of drugstore makeup (basically makeup that hasn't been hyped up/ or I haven't seen a bunch of reviews on!)

Firstly can I apologise over how skanky these products look. They are loved and have been used loads.

1.First up is this 2True (how ghetto is that name... 2tru fo u boo) Effortless Eyeliner in No.1 Black. (Swatches below!) This is my FAVOURITE eyeliner! I first tried it out when I was 17, spending my pocket-money in Superdrug. It's been a life saver throughout the years and was the first liner that allowed me to master my winged eye! Over the years I have tried and tested numerous other liners from Rimmel, Collection2000, Revlon, L'oreal you name it and none can compare to this! The colour is so intense and the formula is very gentle as this doesn't sting my eyelids which some eyeliners do. The nib is the perfect size and it is just so easy to use for a winged eyeliner. It also doesn't smudge and it always lasts through a long working day. I cannot rate this product enough. This retails for £1.99, what more words of persuasion can one type up?!

2.Another 2True product is this £1.99 Cheek 'n' Lip Tint. Again I discovered this during my teenage years and have stayed somewhat loyal to this ever since. I don't use this as often as I now gravitate towards powder blushes, but it is my go-to product if I ever feel like I need a quick, natural-look flush on my cheeks! This has a staying power of a good 8 hour shift and I always carry this around in my make-up bag for touch ups, or if my powder blush has worn off. I can honestly touch up my cheeks with this product in 10 seconds! It's such a versatile, easy-to-wear little gem! This is essentially a ghetto knockoff of the Benetint which I have also owned. But without a doubt, I prefer this. The colour looks nicer and 'prettier' on my cheeks and doesn't break me out! Boomski. 
Btw 2true products are 3 for £5. That's like a mini haul in itself no?

3.One of my favourite lipsticks is Sleek lipstick in Amped. Ok this is the most pricey product out of the top three, retailing at a grand £4.99! It is a Matte finish but not drying as it is enriched in Vitamin E. It is such a vibrant and striking colour and it really compliments my tan skin. I love this!!! I'm not the kind of person that assigns a lipstick colour to a particular outfit, but I gravtitate towards this colour whenever I wear a basic white t-shirt, gold necklace and top knot (who the hell do I think I am?!) However, I would wear this during the day quite muted down - one or two dabs here and there with a clear gloss on top looks lovely! For a night out clubbin/raving/skanking/Miley-twerking, this is definitely a good attention grabbing lipstick and will last through your Tequilas and Cosmos!

Here is a picture of the products swatched. I didn't know where to place this so I just stuck it here =\

Well that was short and snappy, I really need to try and be more descriptive with my reviews! I hope you guys give these products a try -  (if you're not in the UK then sarrry, however if you're in the US then not sorry at all because you guys have it made drugstore wise!) It's always fun to try out new things that don't break the bank but satisfy your need to spend.

Pippa
x

26 comments:

  1. Been wanting to try out the benefits lips cheek now I will great post doll.
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  2. Like I'd ever need to draw smiley faces on my eyes u.u

    Also, holy crap, that is one HELLA bright lippie. QURL, I THINK NICKI MINAJ B JACKIN UR STYLE

    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ | Makeup & Silly things

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    1. Smiley faces on eyes, when your eyes already smize?!
      GURL NIKS AINT GOT NUIN ON ME! Shooot.
      But indeed, it is quite bright :)

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  3. 2Tru for you boo - classic!!
    ♥♥ a good bargain, you're a girl after my own heart!

    -xoxo, Selorm
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    1. Why thank you gurl, my life motto from now on!
      I do love a good bargain!
      x

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  4. I remember using that eyeliner a few years back and loving it!! But i couldn't remember if I loved this one or the bodyshop one I may have nicked from my mum..judging by the swatches you have answered my question THANKYOU!! (feel like you've returned my long lost child or something srsly gurl)
    brilliant post ^_^
    The Blushing Giraffe | A New UK Beauty Blog
    xxx

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    1. Yes it's such an oldschool product! Hahaha your long lost eyeliner baby!!!!
      :) x

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  5. The lipstick seems amazing! I really should try Sleek lippies :) xx

    // Inês Paúl //

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    1. They are really good despite the cheap price!

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  6. I love the sleek lipsticks especially this colour, they are such good value for money, and definitely agree about grabbing attention with this lippy haha, great post xx

    ~ VISUALCANDY INC

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    1. This colour is amazing! Thank you so much!
      x

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  7. the benetint is fabulous..love the Amped lip colour !
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  8. "2tru fo u boo" hahaha! It does sound pretty ghetto doesn't it?!

    I've never seen 2True before and I've never tried a Sleek lipstick either! I think you've persuaded me try these products! :)

    a little of lucy

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    1. So ghetto! They are such great products for the little price you pay! :)

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  9. They all look great! I've never heard of 2true but I'd definitely give their products a try! xx

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  10. Just discovered your blog and I love it!
    Alana xx

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  11. I always hear good things about the Sleek lipsticks, I really need to try some! xx

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    1. It's really good considering the price!

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  13. Hey Pippa, hope you're well lovely?
    I've really enjoyed reading your blog since I started following you, and just wanted to let you know I've nominated you for a Liebster Award :o)
    I know you've been awarded in the past, but I don't think there's a rule against it, the more love the better I say! Here is a link to my post detailing what to do if you want to get involved!
    http://www.thethingsiloveblog.com/2013/09/i-love-my-liebster-award.html

    Lots of love
    Nahid Aley at www.thethingsiloveblog.com

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  14. Oh my goodness - that lipstick is stunning! I have to start paying more attention to Sleek cosmetics!

    Jenny
    xx

    somelikeitstyled.blogspot.co.uk

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