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Sunday, 15 June 2014

Top 10 Products In The Drugstore | Great Value Buys

As you all know, make up products in Australia are extremely expensive, so a lot of the time drugstore products are the most practical and economical option. 
These are my top ten picks from the drugstore, which all retail for under $22.00 AU and can be purchased from stores nationwide. 

Number 1: Australis Fresh & Flawless Pressed Powder
This is a great duplicate and similar alternative to Mac Studio Fix pressed powder, which retails for over $30AU more. This power adds a little coverage over the top of your foundation, whilst also setting it for all day wear. This is perfect for everyday use, because of its retail price of $11.95, it certainly won't break the bank. 

Number 2: Chi Chi Super BB Cream
This BB cream has light weight coverage, but don't let that trick you into thinking that it's not a fabulous product. I use two pumps of this product when applying, one layer per pump, and it gives an amazingly natural, yet flawless finish. This product is available from Target and Myer stores nationally.

Number 3: Essence Lash Mania Reloaded Mascara
This is a fantastic mascara which offers both a lot of length and volume. It retails for around $5AU at Priceline and Target stores.. Need I say more?

Number 4: Face of Australia Glamazon Contour & Blush duos
The blush duo has two colours; one being a beautiful dark coral pink, and the other a light pink shimmer, which could be used as a highlighter, or if you're of a pale complexion, a nice light blush.
The contour kit has the most amazing cool toned brown, which sculpts the face rather than bronzing.
These retail for $9.95 and are available at Priceline and BIG W.

Number 5: Chi Chi Lipliner
These are the most amazing lip liners. They are so creamy and pigmented it's insane. Pick these up if you're after a great new lip liner.

Number 6: NYX Pore Filler Primer
This is a dupe for Benefit Porefessional. It sinks into the skin without leaving any greasy residue on the surface, whilst leaving a matte finish. This prolongs wear of makeup and provides a smooth surface on which foundation glides right on.
This is available at Target.

Number 7: Essence Fix & Matte Translucent Loose Powder
This is the most incredible powder I have ever tried. It is so finely milled, you only need the tiniest bit to fully mattify and set your face, without leaving an annoying white cast. This product comes and goes in limited edition collections, so when you see it, grab it. It's awesome.

Number 8: Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation
I have the shade 805 Ivory, which is discontinued in Australia. This is a fantastic full coverage foundation, which suits pretty much all skin types. This lasts all day and covers everything you need covering. This is the ultimate drugstore foundation and definitely is worth every cent of the $19.95 you pay for this product.

Number 9: Maybelline Super Stay Concealer
This concealer is definitely full coverage and is a great option from the drugstore  you're a fellow pale girl like me. The shade Ivory is incredibly pale and is a great cream highlighter if you have slightly darker skin.

Number 10: Revlon Colorstay Mineral Finishing Powder in the Brightening Shade
This is an amazing champagne shade with light pink veining, yet the pink doesn't really show up. It is very pigmented, This isn't available in all stores, yet is is available in Australia, as I found it in store. 

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