I’ve been having such a great time lately playing with my newly purchased products from the drugstore. There’s lots of the new products to add to the drugstore contour round up and some other newbies, mostly from my Priceline 40% Off Cosmetics Haul, that are well worth a write up on TBC. Here comes seven mini reviews of things to check out next time you’re at the drugstore.
I can’t say I’ve tried much from Natio but when this turned up in the mail I was very interested in trying it out. This is a limited edition trio of beautifully creamy contour & highlight shades. There’s a medium and a darker contour so you can mix and match. I’ve actually been using the darker one for bronzing when I use the lighter one to sculpt a little out the cheekbones. The highlighter is quite a yellow gold but still manages to look natural on my skin. Another thing to note is that the trio comes with a brush (you can see it in this Insta pic) which is actually awesome. One side is teeny enough to carve out the cheekbone while the other is dense but soft – perfect for blending it out.
Boe Professional Contour & Highlight Cream Sticks –
Although powder contour kits are popping up in every brand’s line up, not many of them have jumped on board the cream contouring game just yet. I was really pleasantly surprised with how much I like these and also how great the colours are, the contour is actually a really nice cool-toned shade. They’re stiff so they’re easy to place onto the skin but they also blend out so nicely with a dense duo-fibre brush (I’ve been using the RT Duo-Fibre Contour Brush) and don’t look cakey or noticeable on the skin. They have a bit of coverage to them but still manage to look subtle.
Boe Professional Contour & Highlight Powder Duo –
Boe Professional brought these out at the same time as the creams, in two shades. Both shades feel beautifully soft and creamy and the shades themselves are beautiful. The highlight is a beautiful pearl and the contour is cool-toned. Again, these blend out effortlessly with any tapered highlight & contour brush. Eventually, I’ll get around to a drugstore contouring highlight and compare the many contour duos I have lying around…
L to R: Natio Contour Kit, Boe Professional Cream Highlight, Boe Professional Cream Contour, Boe Professional Highlight & Contour Powder Duo.
Models Prefer Lip Lacquer in Setting Sun –
I’m still not sure what made me think I needed this but the colour is truly beautiful. When applied to the lips it’s such a beautiful, bright summer-y shade which can be built up depending on how sheer or opaque you’d like it. It’s also super duper glossy but with minimal stickiness. It also feels really hydrating and comfortable on the lips and seems to wear off neatly.
I’ve had so many people ask about this so it’s about time I wrote down my thoughts. This has been quickly shooting up the brightening, weightless under eye concealer ranks for me lately. It’s a really thin and comfortable formula, which means it’s easy to blend in and also doesn’t start looking cakey. Considering how thin the concealer is, it does an awesome job of brightening up and concealing darkness under the eyes. If you match the two shades in the range (the only downside to the product) then it’s well worth checking out.
Setting sprays have been saving my life lately, hot days and being out of the house for too long does not equal flawless makeup but I’ve found that a few spritzes of this makes my skin look less powder-y , a little brighter and it also makes it all feel more comfortable. It sprays out in a very fine mist and smells refreshing but not in your face. I’m glad the more brands in the drugstore are tapping into the setting spray market, finally.
I mentioned a while back that I was interested in trying a highlighter that can actually be found at the drugstore and this is what I came home with. The compact looks absolutely beautiful and the shade when swatched is absolutely beautiful but this one isn’t for the light-hearted. It’s a very intense pearlescent highlighter, which I love, but it can be a teeny bit glittery rather than sheeny if you’re not careful with application. It definitely does bring the glow, though.
L to R: Innoxa Under Eye Concealer in Vanilla, Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls in Translucent Pearl and Models Prefer Lip Lacquer in Setting Sun.
What have been your recent loves from the drugstore?
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