Hello, jet lag! I’m back on the blog. I’ve just returned from a trip to the UK, and I had such an amazing time. My sister is out there, so we spent the past week hanging out, going shopping, and dining. The second I left, I already began planning my next visit.
I dragged her along on my trips to Superdrug and Boots while I scoured the stores for exclusive beauty goodies.
Americans, listen up: there are TESTERS in UK drugstores. Game changer. This ensures that you won’t be stuck with some clunker foundation in the wrong shade!
I was in love, and swatched everything while the sales associates looked on in amusement.
Here’s what I picked up on my Boots haul!
Bourjois Radiance Reveal Healthy Mix Foundation in Nº51 Vanille Clair £9.99 – I’ve heard so much about this whole Healthy Mix range, so I had to give it a try. This is the full-coverage foundation in the collection. I can’t wait to try this!
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation in Nº51 Vanille Clair £10.99 – This is the sheer version of the foundation. I wanted to give this ago for lazy days. I’ve heard that this looks natural on the skin and smells divine.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer 10ml in Nº52 Eclat Medium £7.99 – Another healthy mix pick! I picked this one up to see if it lived up to the hype surrounding the rest of the collection. I’m very interested in how the fruit therapy will play out.
Bourjois Colorband 2-in-1 Eyeshadow & Liner in 03 Beige Minimaliste £5.99 – This kind of reminds me of the Laura Mercier cream eyeshadow sticks. This color is a shimmery gold, and it would make a great base under a shimmery eye look.
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Cool Medium 2 £4.19 – This thing was sold out EVERYWHERE (and I’m talking EVERYWHERE) in the shade Fair 1, so I picked up shade 2 instead. The salmony color should help knock out some of the undereye darkness.
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in 030 Classic Beige £5.49 – I think they have this in the US now, too, but I didn’t want to risk it. Anyone sense an anti-fatigue concealer theme right now? I’m eager to try it.
Soap & Glory Supercat Liquid Black Eyeliner Pen in Carbon Black £6.00 – Soap & Glory has such cute products. I love the fat felt tip, and I think it’ll be handy for creating a wing.
Soap & Glory Archery Brow Tint And Pencil in Brownie Points £10.00 – I was intrigued by this product. On one end, you can use the brush tip to draw on your brows, and the other is a thin waxy pencil.
Soap & Glory Peach Party Multi-Colour Blush Brick £11.00 – I grabbed this blush for a peachy, apricot glow. It’s very shimmery and I think it’ll be perfect to brighten up on a winter day.
Soap & Glory Thick & Fast HD Mascara High Definition Collagen*Coat in Black £10.50 – This is why I love Boots. Because of my Soap & Glory purchases above, I got this and the next two Soap & Glory products for FREE. Full-size. CVS get on this. I’m excited to try this as the collagen should strengthen the lashes.
Soap & Glory Love at First Blush Multi-Shade Blushing Powder £11.00 – Rosy for days! I am still in awe that this was free … ! Such a lovely blush with lots of shimmer.
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick 3D Volume Lip Shine in Berry Gorgeous £3.50 – Another berry lip for winter? Don’t mind if I do! I love lip plumping products so long as they a) actually work and b) don’t “burn” my lips. This should be just right!
Barry M Genie Lipstick £4.49 – This green lipstick adapts to the alkaline in your lips to create a custom pink pout. I swatched it on my hand at the airport and it has yet to come off. I’ve heard of this formula in high-end capacities, but to find it in a drugstore? Cool!
Maybelline Coloursensational Nude Lipstick in 740 Coffee Craze £6.99 – This is a medium, slightly pink brown that I couldn’t help but grab. I’m sure they have this shade in the states as well, but when I’m in the zone, I’m in the zone.
Maybelline Coloursensational Nude Lipstick in 728 Honey Beige £6.99 – This is lighter and pinker than Coffee Craze, and it looks like it’ll provide a gorgeous nude lip. Eager to give this a whirl, too!
I had so much fun playing with makeup, and am excited to incorporate these products in my makeup looks now.
Which UK makeup product do you most want to try?