All posts filed under: Drugstore

Prime Like A Man

I am definitely up to try anything, especially if that anything promises to keep my foundation looking perfect all day. I’ve seen the Nivea Men Aftershave Balm all over beauty blogs recently, specifically the wonderful NikkieTutorials and so I decided to put it to the test myself. The balm does come with a manly scent however it doesn’t linger long and I don’t mind it. I followed Nikkie’s method when applying and massaged a small amount into my face with my fingers until it went tacky and then went in with my foundation. The second greatest ingredient in Nivea Men Aftershave Balm is Glycerin, which makes products stick to each other, thus making your foundation last. I found my foundation went on well and the balm didn’t interfere with my makeup. My foundation lasted really well through the day, although it doesn’t typically slip and slide, I did feel it improved the longevity. My makeup stayed looking fresh so perhaps we should all prime like a man more often? EKD X

Review: Bold Metals Collection

As a lover of Pixiwoo and an owner of almost all the Real Techniques makeup brushes, it was no surprise that I would get my hands on the Bold Metals Collection as soon as I possibly could. Wow… how absolutely stunning are these!? The Bold Metal brushes are a new and permanent collection from Real Techniques, the classic collection isn’t going anywhere, don’t panic! In addition, these are luxury brushes, at a higher price point. They are exclusively available at Boots (UK) and Ulta (US). I have seen many comments about the high price point from a drug store however Nic and Sam have already explained that this is to ensure they become available to everyone around the world. If they were placed in a higher-end retailer, they wouldn’t be as widely available. Another query I have been seeing is ‘surely they get covered in finger prints?!’ I haven’t found them to be bad at all; they still shine and do not look grubby. It doesn’t bother be that they show a few prints, I don’t …

Makeup Removing Essentials

Someone told me a few weeks ago that they always sleep in their makeup, they don’t wash their face nor do they moisturise. I was somewhat horrified and tempted to say ‘I can tell…’ I held my tongue but still couldn’t believe anyone wouldn’t look after their face! I find removing my makeup at the end of the day such a task, however I always do it. Since I hate taking the time to remove eye makeup, I have been on the search for quick and convenient products to make the job easier. My first being the Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil. To begin with this smells divine and has an easy to use pump. I find this breaks down even the toughest of eye makeup with ease and isn’t greasy or irritating to the eyes or skin. This is also just £10 which is terribly inexpensive compared to alternatives I have tried previously. The Garnier Micellar Cleansing water is my next step, to remove any remaining makeup, including lipstick. This cleansing water is …

Review: Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré

My go-to moisturiser is and I’m pretty sure always will be, Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. This is a product seriously worth the hype, I did a review here if you want to know more. Since I did that review, I’ve had some requests for a cheaper alternative since 50ml Magic Cream retails for £70. I have been trying and testing many and I think Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré is the closest bet. “Lait-Crème Concentré Nourishing Moisturiser has a creamy milk consistency which leaves a satin veil of moisture on even the driest of skin types and leaves the complexion plumped, smooth and incredibly soft. Signs of dryness and discomfort are eliminated whilst the skin is left beautifully moisturised, nourished and repaired with a revitalised and radiant appearance.” I have found Crème Concentré doesn’t reduce my dry skin as well as Magic Cream however it is a  good dupe. I find it very moisturising with a lovely scent that only lingers for a moment. It melts into your skin effortlessly and it’s creamy constancy is lovely to …