It's been a while since I have done a full drugstore makeup look on my blog and since there are so many amazing affordable products out at the moment I thought it was a good time to do one. I am finding so many gems of products in Boots and Superdrug recently and because they are affordable and normally on offer my collection has grown quite a bit. That means that whilst before I wouldn't be able to find every products I need in the drugstore I now can and a full face of makeup is easy and good quality.

For my base I start with the L'Oreal Infallible Primer Matte (£8.99), it's silicone based and really helps smooth my pores and create a smooth base for my foundation. For the foundation the Maybelline Superstay 24hr Foundation (£9.99) has really wowed recently and its amazing for a long day at work when I want my makeup to last all day perfectly. This has a matte finish but it isn't drying or cakey and is lightweight on my skin but pigmented so full coverage. I don't always contour everyday but the Nyx Wonder Stick (£10.50) is great for a quick contour as its in stick form so you can apply is easily and blend with a stippling brush.

To help conceal my dark under eyes the Nyx Dark Circle Concealer (£7.00) is that peach shade that hides my dark circles straight away and the creamy formula blends well into my skin. The Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (£5.99) is a comfortable formula that conceals and brightens but doesn't look or feel heavy on my delicate under eye. To set all of this in place I use the Maybelline Master Fixer Powder (£8.99), the translucent powder helps mattify my skin and prevent smudging and creasing. The powder is micro fine and blurs into my skin but doesn't dry my skin out.

To help warm up my skin and contour the No7 Bronzer (£12.50) is a gorgeous warm brown shade with a matte finish, the packaging is also very Charlotte Tilbury esque. As a highlighter junkie I do think the drugstore are lacking some amazing ones but the L'Oreal L'Or Highlighter (£5.99) has really wowed me and its such a good dupe for the Colourpop highlighters. This is best applied with your fingers due to the mousse formula. For the final part of my face I love the Max Factor Creme Blush (£8.99) is such a lovely blusher formulas and more of a soft flush to the cheeks.

Onto my brows and I have definitely found a dupe for the ABH DipBrow, Freedom Pro Brow Pomade (£5.00) isn't exactly the same formula but its still that wax/cream pomade that glides on and stays in place all day. For my eyes the I Heart Makeup Naked Chocolate Palette (£7.99) is a gorgeous selection of neutrals, I don't think the formula matches some of my more expensive palettes but they are pigmented and blend well. When it comes to mascara I tend to always go for drugstore as you can get every formula and type of brush you would need, Maybelline are definitely one of my favourite mascara brands and their Push Up Drama Mascara (£7.99) has been a favourite for adding lots of volume and intensity to my lashes. Its quite a wet formula so I layer it on top of another. Another one that has wowed me has been the new L'Oreal Paradise Mascara (£11.99) and it is such an amazing dupe for the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. It has a fluffy fibre brush that gives my lashes that wispy look.

Onto the final parts and for lipsticks I am obsessed with the Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Lipstick in Nude Embrace (£6.99), its such a lovely matte formula that doesn't dry the lips out or cling to patches. The shade Nude embrace is also a great dupe for MAC's Honeylove and I actually prefer this formula. The final step in my routine is a setting spray of course to lock my makeup in place, the Rimmel Insta Fix & Mist (£6.99) locks my makeup in straight away and mattifies without drying out my skin.

Have you been using any of these drugstore products?


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