Saturday, 18 March 2017

Hidden Drugstore Gems

I don't know about you but I think there's something really satisfying about discovering products that are great quality as well as being readily available and affordable. Recently I've been using a bunch of products which I hardly hear anyone talk about so today I thought it would be fun to share them with you as I think they deserve a lot more recognition. 
Primark PS... Primer Water - £2
I first heard about this through the one and only @poofiepeej who is the Queen of discovering hidden gems so a big thank you to her for this amazing find. Primer waters have become a big trend over the past 6 months or so with Smashbox initially starting the hype. At first I wasn't very interested but this has completely changed my mind. I know this technically isn't 'drugstore' but it's very inexpensive so therefor I'm counting it. 
Designed to hydrate and refresh the skin, this water helps keep my makeup looking fresh and glowy all day long. It's got a wide but even mist so it doesn't feel like a squirt gun on your face. It also works really well as a pick me up when your makeup starts to look a bit 'worn'. When you spritz it there's a slight floral scent but it disappears very quickly. Another great thing about this water is that it's alcohol, silicone and oil free. How fab is that?!

SEVENTEEN Skin Wow Primer - £5.99
If you're a regular reader of mine then you probably already know how much I adore this product. It's a liquid primer/highlighter that adds a gorgeous pearlescent finish to the skin. It can be used on it's own, mixed with foundation or just applied to the high points of the face. However you choose to use it, you're guaranteed a serious glow. 

 Freedom Pro Eyebrow Pomade - Medium Brown - £5
I picked this up on a whim last Summer but it actually turned out to be a big staple in my makeup routine. Most brow pomades are quite expensive or really hard to find but this is available in Superdrug for just a fiver. You get a good amount of product and it comes in a wide variety of shades. Unlike some cream products, this is super easy to apply and I always get that defined, carved out brow without the sharpie look. I can't recommend this enough!

NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette - Warm Neutrals - £16
I remember hearing a bit of hype around this product when it first launched but since then I haven't heard a peep. This super sleek palette contains 16 eyeshadows, some matte, some shimmer, all beautiful. The shadows blend seamlessly on the skin and they've got great staying power. I love using one of the matte browns all over the lid with some brown liner smudged into the lash line for a laid back, grungy vibe. The warm tones are also prefect for coming into Spring and Summer.

Freedom Pro Highlight - Diffused - £3
This is one of my favourite highlighters and I still can't believe it's only 3 quid. When I want a more subtle, ethereal glow, I use this on my cheekbones, nose bridge and cupids bow. The texture is really smooth and it applies evenly to the skin. It has a slight pinky-pearl undertone which looks gorgeous with a no-makeup makeup. It comes in a bunch of shades and for £3, you can't wrong. 

SEVENTEEN Skin Wow Concealer - Fair - £4.99
After having such good luck with the primer I decided to pick up the matching concealer. I love using this under my eyes on top of another concealer to really brighten and lift the area. It's quite similar to the YSL Touche Eclat concealer, just a fraction of the price. Definitely worth trying if you're looking for a new one.

Barry M Satin Superslick Lip Paint - Truffle Shuffle - £4.99
This is hands down my all time favourite drugstore lipstick. With it's pinky-brown tone and super creamy texture, this goes with just about any look I do. As the name would suggest, it's quite a glossy finish but you can definitely matte it down if you prefer. The packaging is really pretty too!

Have you tried any of these products? Did you like them?

Thank you so much for reading!



  1. I really love the seventeen primer and concealer. They are amazing quality for the price. I need to try the primark primer water, I'm not the biggest fan of primer water in general but at the price i'm willing to try it! Also need that NYX eyeshadow palette. The shades are right up my street xx

    LPage Beauty

    1. I've seen them in quite a few of your blog posts. I love them! The Primer Water is definitely worth trying. I didn't think it would do that much but my foundation has never looked so good! The palette is quickly becoming my go-to. So many shades! xxx

  2. I am also fan of the Seventeen primer and concealer which I actually need to repurchase :) That Primark Water has me all intrigued after seeing it on Poofie and Sal's Instagram :) x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

  3. I've only just found your blog and I'm so grateful I have as I have loved reading this post. You deserve a lot more followers! I haven't heard many people mention about the Primark water but it sounds incredible. I love when sprays have a nice spritz it's an essential haha. I've always been intrigued by the Seventeen wow primer and I really want to try it out stop town for me!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks


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