Sunday, 22 May 2016

New In At The Drugstore - First Impressions

As much as I love shopping in department stores for beauty products, the chemist/drugstore always excites me more because of the vast variety. I love trying out new bits and shops like Boots and Superdrug make it too easy to walk away with a bag full of goodies. Over the past few weeks I have collected some brand spanking new products and today I'm going to give you my first impressions. I hope you enjoy guys!




Makeup Revolution Iconic Lights & Contour Pro Palette - £8
I saw a picture of this palette on Instagram and knew I had to pick it up. It's a very obvious dupe for the NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette. There are four highlighters (2 shimmers) and four contouring shades (1 shimmer). The packaging is quite cheap to be honest but I do still like it. The shades might not work for deeper skin tones. I don't contour very often, especially with powders, but this looks like a great solid palette for getting more into it. I will post a full review soon.


Sleek Makeup Matte Me - Shabby Chic - £4.99
Sleek have launched quite a few new shades in their Matte Me range and I knew I had to try one. Shabby Chic is a gorgeous medium pink shade. The texture is still smooth and creamy and it dries down to a matte finish. I'm very impressed. I might head back to Superdrug and pick up Velvet Slipper...


Soap and Glory Shower Jelly - Original Pink - £5.50
I was so excited when I saw these in Boots. Hubby and I are huge fans of the shower gels and scrubs, so we knew we had to try one of the shower jellies. I went with the original scent but they also have Sugar Crush, which is more zesty. The packaging is so girly and fun, and I love how much product you get. It's a whopping 250ml so it should last us a while! I haven't used it yet, but it's designed to emulsify from a jelly to a very creamy lather. How good does that sound?
I will give it a go soon and let you know how it compares to my beloved Clean On Me Shower Gel


Sleek Makeup Cream Contour Kit - Light - £10.99
The palette comes in Light, Medium and Dark. 
Some of you may have already seen me talk about this in my latest Youtube video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilT-9WwoJPw.
The more I use it, the more I like it. The packaging is nice and sturdy, good for travel. The formula is creamy and easy to blend, but not too creamy that it melts off your face. You can get a sheer or heavy coverage depending on how you apply the product and I love that. I have the 'Light' palette which works great on my fair skin tone. If you've been considering purchasing the ABH Cream Contour Kit but aren't totally sold, I would definitely give this one a go instead.


Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Nude Lipstick - Barely Pinking - £9
I'm 50/50 with the new lipstick range from S&G. I love the formulas, packaging and pay off, but I'm a bit disappointed with the  shade range, especially in the nude line. Most of the colours look like the same sandy brown tone and don't look like they would be flattering on anyone. I really think some of the colours need to be swapped out.
This shade however, I adore! It's a beautiful pink/brown neutral. This is a shine finish so it applies quite sheer, but you can build up the intensity. For me, it's the perfect everyday spring/summer shade. The packaging is more sophisticated than other S&G items and I think it looks much better, higher quality. I also think they smell really nice. Strange I know. It's identical to MAC, obviously that doesn't matter if you don't like the scent of MAC lipsticks, but I personally love it.

Is there any new products you've found recently that you think I should try? Thanks so much for reading!

Maiya
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  1. The lipsticks really do smell great. Better than the old version, which was also very MAC-esque. Clean On Me is my absolute fave of all their shower gels too but this one just has the best, most fun formula lol! xxx

    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

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