Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Superdrug Haul & First Impressions


Well look what we have here, make up. More specifically, new make up! That's right, lil' old me finally got her act together and went slightly spend crazy one night whilst browsing the interwebs. You do it too, don't deny it.

So yeah, I probably should be doing less spending, more saving up for things like, a car and car insurance, those boring things we have to do in life but ya know what... I haven't bought a bunch of new make up in frickin' ages. Months in fact! I know, I can't believe it either.

I'm also gonna switch it up over here and share my first impressions of what I picked up too because I do in fact have all the products on my face right this second. Now brb while I grab my list of initial thoughts from the notes on my phone. I'm very dedicated.


+ Nivea Post Shave Balm // £3.52
Ok, if you're reading this and you haven't heard of everyone and their mum using the post shave balm as a primer, then get out from whatever rock you've been hiding under and keep up! I mean that in the nicest way possible of course. I've been meaning to pick this up for bloody ages but I just forgot. Too many products on the mind.

As I poured a small blob onto my hand (a little goes a long way), I was surprised at the consistency. Obviously as it's primary use isn't as a primer, it isn't that thick but my god, it works! I went onto rub this strange, runny liquid into my skin and I was like "why do I smell like my dad?", and then it clicked. The balm has a slight scent of aftershave but don't let that put you off. Once it's soaked into the skin, the smell vanishes (thank god, soz dad) and you can go ahead and put on the rest of your face. It works better than some high end primers that I've used and to be honest, I don't want to use anything else again!
Rating: 5/5

+ Revlon ColorStay Foundation // £12.99
I've been toying with the idea of getting a high end foundation for ages but at the moment, I cannot justify spending that much on one product. I love a good bargain so I'll be sticking to drugstore from now on, which is where the Revlon ColorStay comes in. Having never owned a full coverage foundation before, I was curious as to what I'd make of this but I think it's my new fave. Soz L'Oreal True Match, you'll always be bae. 

Similarly to the Post Shave Balm, a little really does go a long way. As well as being full coverage, this foundation sinks into my skin really nicely... Even on those pesky dry patches (which may I add are finally improving, no thanks to Benefit's Porefessional).
Rating: 5/5

+ Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer // £7.99
Yet another product that I have been meaning to get my hands on for a while but for some reason the light shade is forever out of stock! But never mind, I have it now and it was worth the wait.

The colour match for this concealer is perfect for my under eyes and it blends surprisingly well considering the product doesn't have a runny consistency in comparison to say, the Lasting Perfection concealer. My only issue with this is that it was hella' difficult to get the product out as it was obviously an unused product, nor did I understand what the heck I was doing with it. I got there in the end!
Rating: 4/5


+ Makeup Revolution Blush Palette - Hot Spice // £6
I'm such a sucker for a Makeup Revolution palette, along with 99% of the blogging community but one thing I have never owned before is a blush palette. This is a whole new concept for me, even though you can get a palette for practically anything these days, I'm slow at jumping on this bandwagon. 

As always with MUR, the pigmentation of these powder blushers is on point and as this palette is full of peachy pink shades, I know it'll be my go to throughout Spring and Summer. Boy, I have missed wearing blusher!
Rating: 5/5

(L-R Top 3 shades)

+ Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm - Sultry // £7.99
Obviously you can't go make up shopping without adding a lip product to your cart, or is that just me? But that's besides the point, I absolutely adore lip crayons... The Revlon ones in particular. They are so quick and easy to apply, a win-win if like me, you're constantly in a rush doing your make up.

This is the first matte crayon that I have tried but oh my gosh, I need the whole collection. Like now. Sultry is a gorgeous colour which would for sure suit any skintone! When applying them to the lips, they feel extremely creamy and moisturising... Not something you'd expect from a matte lipstick if I'm honest. Although the staying power isn't great, they're easy to top up throughout the day with no fuss whatsoever.
Rating: 4/5


And that's me not being able to afford anything for the rest of the month (along with paying off a holiday and buying a passport), but these products are totally worth it and as my ratings show, I feel they all live up to the hype.

Have you tried any of the products above?

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  1. I think you have to rub the shave balm into the skin until it goes tacky! That's what I've heard anyway... I wish they did the even lighter concealer colour in the uk, so annoying having to buy from eBay x

    Natasha Kendall

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    1. OH well that makes much more sense haha! I mean it rubbed into my skin fine anyway exactly like a primer.
      I didn't even know there was a lighter shade in the concealer, luckily this one matches my skin colour but that must be annoying! x

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  2. I have never heard of using the nivea post shave balm as a primer before and I can't believe it works! I am so tempted to go and try it out. Also that blush palette looks divine xo

    Emily | emsalice.com

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    1. You should try it, it's definitely worth a go and I find it works much better than a lot of make up branded primers to be honest! x

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  3. Do you think the nivea balm would be ok for dry skin? my skin is like the desert lol xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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    1. Yes! I have really bad dry patches on and around my nose and it worked fine after I exfoliated. x

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  4. That revlon matte balm looks so pretty! I agree with you about always needing to buy a lip product haha - it's a must! x

    Eleanorclaudie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think everytime I go out I must come home with a lip product haha! Sultry is a perfect colour for everyday wear. x

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  5. I'm curious to try the Revlon matte crayons! Currently I use the e.l.f. matte lip colors and like those a lot, but I haven't really used any other brands to see the difference.

    Also, if you are interested in exploring other foundations, I recommend L'Oreal Pro Matte! I just started using this one and looove it. It's lighter than Revlon Colorstay (which I used previously actually!) and blends really naturally.


    Nicole | explosive bagel

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    1. I haven't used anything by ELF in so long! They were one of the first brands I ever made an online order with too. All I can say is the Revlon ones are reallyyy good!

      Oo I'll take a look at that foundation for sure. I'm a bit hit and miss with matte ones but it's worth a try! x

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  6. Yes! Finally someone that feels my pain with the Age Rewind concealer being out of stock all the time :') Seriously where is the light shade at? Also sultry looks like a gorgeous colour, I own one of those and really like it :) even though you have to top it up, it's not exactly hard work doing so!

    eleanor
    elleanorwears.com

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    1. Haha right?! I feel your pain.
      Sultry is a lovely colour and I just love the formula of them! I definitely need to pick up some more. x

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  7. Revlon Colorstay has been my favourite for years, such a great formula:)

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

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    1. I love it! So glad I finally got it. x

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  8. Love the haul! I found it really hard to get my hands on the Maybelline concealer as well at first, especially the lightest one (so annoying) and got so confused that I had to twist it for I swear 15 minutes before the product came out.. The MUR blush palette is stunning, I have golden sugar and it's so divine, I just love how affordable they are xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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    1. Haha me too! Like nothing was coming out at all so I got my mum to help me and it came out first time, typical.
      Golden Sugar is next on my list! x

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  9. I recently got the Nivea balm and omg, I haven't been using any other primer recently (other than my Barry M Colour Correction one which I use WITH the nivea one so I have the colour correction and the staying power), it's the best thing I have ever used! I'm also a BIG fan of Revlon Colorstay but Ivory is a bit pink toned for me so I really need to purchase it in Buff which is my shade I reckon. It's my favourite full-coverage and long lasting foundation. Plus, my bottle of Ivory doesn't have the pump - super happy they finally added one! I also love the Maybelline concealer & Revlon matte balms, they were firm 2015 beauty faves of mine!

    Amanda Jayne | beauty, style, life

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    1. It's such an amazing primer!
      Oo it's a shame you ended up with the wrong colour, I used this website called 'Findation' and it recommended Buff for me going off my previous foundation shades. Buff is the perfect match!
      I was expecting mine to come without a pump but I'm so happy they do one now. x

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  10. Revlon Colorstay is my holy grail foundation, but I have never seen it in the shops with a pump?!xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. I think going off other comments I've had about it they've only recently added a pump, maybe? I'm not sure haha! x

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  11. I want to try EVERYTHING in this post now dammit. I'm finally going to be breaking my no-spend spree tomorrow and I will definitely be picking up the Nivea post-shave balm!

    Steph - http://nourishmeclean.blogspot.com

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  12. Such a lovely haul! You really remind me of Kirsten Dunst hehe :D the Revlon Matte Balm looks lovely, I adore the shade! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (doing follow for follow on bloglovin or instagram)

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    1. Omg really?! That's such a lovely thing for you to say awh!
      I love the matte balm! Definitely one of my new fave lip products. x

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  13. I've read about the whole Nivea post-shave balm thing and am still not quite convinced that I'll actually want to use it as a primer lol.. sounds like it works great for you though! I do love the Makeup Revolution xx

    Ioanna | hearting.co.uk

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    1. I was a bit unsure too but as it was on offer I decided to just go for it haha! x

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  14. This is amazing!! I'm so intrigued by the Revlon lip pencil. I think the color is gorgeous♥ Thank you for sharing!! Also I've been looking for a full coverage foundation that stays for a long time :) so yay!

    Jumana @ Books by Jay

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    1. It's a beautiful colour isn't it? It isn't too dark either so it's wearable all year round!
      Aw I'm glad I could help out with your foundation search :) x

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  15. I've heard such great things about the shave balm as a primer but was a little nervous about going out smelling the same as my boyfriend.. now I've read this I'll definitely be trying for myself! x

    Small&Blonde♥

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    1. When I first put it on my skin I was so worried about the smell! Like I love the smell of aftershave, just not on me... But luckily it faded after like 5 minutes haha! x

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  16. I'm loving the Nivea aftershave balm as a primer too - think it's taken the blogging world by storm!
    Lovely haul - you picked up some lovely bits.
    Tori X | www.30plusandbeautiful.com

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    1. It definitely has, it's such a revelation haha! x

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  17. All your picks are amazing :) I love Makeup Revolution products, and this blush palette looks awesome. I also plan to buy the Colorstay foundation, but I have no idea what shade should I get. Maybe Sand Beige? Not sure yet.
    And yes, you're right, every make-up order needs to include at least a lip product! #lipstickaddicts
    Kisses,
    www.bloggerissa.com

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    1. I used the site Findation.com to find my match in foundation! All you do is put in your previous foundation shades and it comes up with the one that's right for you. It's really useful! x

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  18. I have the same makeup revolution palette! It's a beautiful blush palette isn't it? I also have the colourstay foundation and love it! xx

    http://leahrachelgoth.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yes! I love it so much. I stopped wearing blusher for some reason but I've rekindled my love for it now! x

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  19. I used to have a pretty hardcore obsession with Makeup Revolution but I haven't bought anything from them in a long time. I've eyed up this blush palette a few times though as it just looks so gorgeous. I have to agree with you about the Nivea balm - it really does work! I'm really not a lover of the scent though and hope they release an unscented version. x

    Kirsty - Life in Excess

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    1. I'd like to try some of their face products next I think, try and step away from the palettes a bit!
      An unscented post shave balm is a brilliant idea! I was worried the scent was going to irritate my skin but luckily there's been no change. x

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  20. Ahhh that blush palette looks absolutely gorgeous!

    hannatalks

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  21. Is this the zoeva rose gold vol 2 brushes?

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  22. That blush palette looks amazing! I saw it in Superdrug recently and managed to restrain myself but I think I'll be going back for it at some point.

    fourcatsplusus.co.uk - Amy

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  23. I love the blush palette too! I must get my hands on the post shave balm - everyone has been raving about it and because you've given it a 5/5 I must give it a try!

    Great post!

    BlogsVlogsEtc x

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    1. That's why I had to buy it too, I gave into the hype but it's so good! x

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  24. Really want to try that makeup revolution palette now!! Looks so good!
    I love using the Nivea post shave balm as primer aswell it works so well :)

    Itsmeganrose.blogspot.com

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    1. It's a really lovely palette, unfortunately though it means I now want to own the others! x

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  25. I have this blush palette - I need to use it more x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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  26. I really want to get my hands on the Nivea Post Shave Balm. I usually use the Body Shop Instablur primer but I've been wanting something a bit more moisturising for my drier areas.

    Kirstie | Behind The Scent

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    1. Oo I could imagine that being similar to Benefit's Porefessional which completely dried my skin out! The Nivea balm is really moisturising :) x

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  27. Actually laughed out loud at the Dad comment.. hahhaa. I thought exactly the same, it's unreaaal though. I asked my boyfriend to pick it up for me, he was so confused it wasn't for my Dad. I haven't seen that Revlon foundation before, need to try that out! That MR blush palette is beaaaaut!! x

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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  28. Ooh that lip colour is lovely! I really do need to grab myself some more lipsticks haha!

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