July/August Favourites:

So because I didn’t post a ‘favourites’ for July I kinda figured I could do a July-August one now!

There are actually 10 drugstore products that i’ve been loving this/last month! All affordable and definitely ones that I recommend as well!

So stop rambing and get on with the post, huh? SO, My July/August favourites:

FACE:

Foundations

Left-Right

Collection Sheer Loose Powder

This stuff is amazing!! Why haven’t I heard of this  before?! I hear how amazing rimmel’s stay matte powder is (I disagree, I think it is shite) yet this one is completely over-looked?! I got this for £2.99, it isn’t advertised on the Boots website…. but I 100% recommend! It goes on so light and comes in a pale shade too! Brill for us pasty girls!

Rimmel Match Perfection: (Porcelain) 

So I’m very pale and always appreciate when brands come out in a wide range of shades. This one definitely matches my skin and is easy to apply. I dust over some powder on top just to prolong the wear of it. I did find that it doesn’t wear all day though, needs some touch-ups. But as someone who touches their face all day, I can’t expect it to stay on! Still playing about with this, but as for now i’m enjoying it! It’s currently on sale for £4.99 in Boots, so  I thought it was the perfect time to pick up this internet-famous product!

L’oreal true match: (Rose Ivory)

This is an interesting one. It comes out of the bottle (which is an adorable cuboid shape, not the typical cylinder… am I weird for finding that awesome?)  as a very liquidy-liquid… Then, when you apply it to your face it has a liquid to powder finish! I’ve not come across any other foundations that do that so i think it’s class! Many different shades too,  so whether you’re tanned or as white as a ghost there’s probably a shade for you! Really liking it so far! It can apply a bit cakey though, so blend blend blend! Just like the Match Perfection one, i’m still trying to find different ways of applying it etc. But as for now, i’m loving it!

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation: (Light Vanilla) 

This was the first out of the three foundations I bought this month. I had been reading a lot of reviews on different drugstore foundations and this seemed to be the best priced and came in a suitable shade. When I went to Boots to try it out, it matched perfectly to my skin. Also, can I just pass comment  on the SMELL of this  stuff?! Not the stereotypical foundationy smell, but fab fruity smell! This applies like a dream and blends easily! I’d say it has a light-medium coverage that is definitely buildable! I know this comes in a serum form as well, have you tried it? If so, what were your thoughts on it? I most certainly will  be repurchasing this one once it’s finished… I may have finally found my foundation match!!!

Exfoliant

Garnier Pure Active Charcoal Scrub

HOLY SMOKES. I can’t even begin. I posted about this earlier this week. This is magical. After 2 used All blackheads and pore-bumps are gone! This is amazing. Tingles when you apply, which I love, basically you can FEEL this working on your skin! Results after the first use! For sale in boots for £3.33 at the moment, it’s typically £4.99, so pick it up NOW! You won’t regret it! Fantastic product.

loveatfirstblush

Soap & Glory Love At First Blush

I got this for Christmas in 2012. I’ve been using it on and off for the past 2 years, but only recently have I properly fallen in  love with it! It gives a beautiful glow to the cheeks. Not too pink and not too deep! It’s the perfect in-between. Also, the shimmer is subtle so it just adds a lovely glow to your cheeks! Beautiful product and for the fantastic price of £11 for an amazing, pigmented 3-shade blusher, there’s no reason not to put this in your shopping basket!

stipple

Real Techniques Stipple Brush

Get this now. £11.99, best £12 spent on a makeup brush. This is fantastic. blurs and blends the foundation perfectly. This is one that I wouldn’t be able to apply makeup without  anymore. Did that make sense? You know… like I NEED it now! With patience you will get a beautiful finish to your face makeup. Definitely, try this out!!

EYES:

maybelline gel liner

Maybelline studio lasting Drama Gel Liner(Black)

Genuinely don’t know where I would be without this now! The application is smooth and highly pigmented! You get it in black and what you get is BLACK. Beautiful!!! I apply with a pen liner as I find I can get the line better that way! This stays on all day without smudging. Basically, you apply it to your eyes and you have about 20 seconds to blend it if that’s the look you’re going for (smokey) BUT, leave it and it will be bold and beautiful! This is great for the water line and the tight line. Stays there without budging! £7.99 is a fantastic price! This could easily be mistaken for a high-end product, THAT’s how amazing it is!

mascara

Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Flash-Extensions Mascara

So I just kinda forgot about this one. I apply this as a base coat of mascara. The reason I stopped using it was because I found that it smudged all over my eyes, So I apply this to my upper lashes and it just gives them such body! Very long Very Thick Just gorgeous! I ‘set’ the mascara, a couple of seconds after this is applied, with the falsies flared. Beautiful match together! I highly recommend this one too, only £10.50 for a great mascara!

So that would be it for my top 10 of the past 2 months. Have you tried any of these products? Do you love them as much as I do, or did you have trouble with them? Any products that you’d recommend?

THANKS FOR READING YOU BEAUTIFUL LIL THING!

Stephanieeeeeeeeeeee!

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