It’s become a bit of a habit for me to write up a quick post with my recommendations before the bi-annual Priceline sale but you’ve all seen the same foundations, blushes and lipsticks over and over again. So this time I thought I’d round up the bits from the Priceline aisles that don’t get the attention they deserve, in my humble opinion. Priceline’s 40% Off Cosmetics sale is this week on Wednesday and Thursday (6th and 7th of April 2016) so get your wishlists ready…
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If your skin tends to be more on the dry side or if you really love a good glowing complexion, this one is well worth checking out. I’ve compared it to the Hourglass Backlight Priming Filter in the past because for a fraction of the price, it delivers very similar results – a complexion that looks lit from within.
My latest foundation love from the drugstore comes in the form of a cushion foundation, something that’s fairly new to the Australian market but if this lightweight, dewy base is anything to go – it won’t be the last we see making it’s way to our shores. You can read my full review of the foundation here but in short, it’s glowy, but not over the top and has just enough coverage for a natural look.
I’ve touched on these powders before but I don’t think I’ve really explained just how good they are. The powder is soft and finely milled, I’ve found myself reaching for these almost daily to set my base in place. They mattify my t-zone and help with the longevity of makeup and depending on which ‘shade’ you pick up from the brand, they can help with redness or subtly brighten up your skin.
I’ve been trying to streamline my blush collection, particularly in relation to my overflowing drugstore section, but this unsuspecting beauty from Revlon has stood the test of time. The shade Racy Rose is the perfect bright pink shade to bring life to my cheeks. There’s a tiny bit of shimmer to it but on the cheeks it translates to a glow, not a glitter.
It’s no secret that I go weak at the knees for a good highlighter and although most of my stash is high-end, this Physicians Formula shade keeps on providing the goods. It’s super subtle on the skin, with no noticeable glitter and it stays glowy all day long. This is a must-have for pale skinned girls in particular. You can check out a swatch here.
Personally, I’m more of an eyeshadow palette lover but when a single eyeshadow is this good, I’m not one to complain. This gorgeous golden-taupe shade is one of my favourites to throw all over the lid with a matte shade in the crease, I look put together in no time. There’s a few beautiful shades in this range from L’Oreal so they’re well worth checking out.
This quad has been hanging around in my drawers for ages, but there’s a reason it’s still there – three gorgeous neutrals and a burgundy that even I’m able to pull off? What’s not to like?! The palette could probably do with a matte shade for in the crease (might I recommend Essence’s Hazel Me Not if you don’t already have one?) but apart from that, it’s a super easy to work with quad, perfect for beginners or experienced eyeshadow lovers.
Anyone who’s read a post or two here on The Beauty Collection will know that this mascara and I go way back but beyond that I don’t hear much about it. For at least the last 4 years I’ve made sure to always have a tube on hand – it’s the perfect natural, daytime mascara. It holds a curl and gives just the right amount of length and volume. But even on top of that, it’s the only mascara I’d ever use for my bottom lashes with the perfect amount of definition with none of the smudginess.
For this one I’m talking about pretty much the whole range – I was blown away with these new additions to the Maybelline lipstick selection and even months after getting my hands on them, I’m still in love. They’re relatively new still so that might be why I haven’t heard much about them but be sure to check them out. The formula is so creamy and easy to apply and it wears so comfortably on the lips that even I can be bothered pulling out a bold lip every now and again. You can see swatches of the whole range here. My favourites are I Like To Mauve It, Berry Misbehaving & Cherry Cherry Bang Bang.
You’ll hear everyone raving about the Australis Velourlips Liquid Lipstick but I’m just not a fan. This lipstick, however? Well, it’s a match made in heaven. It’s creamy, pigmented and comfortable on the lips and Samba is the perfect shade for every day. The range has just about every colour you could imagine though, so it’s worth checking them all out.
My favourite lip glosses that the drugstore can offer come from Maybelline and, again, I just don’t hear much about them anymore! The shade range covers all of your bases (my favourites are Caramel Infused and Mauve Mystique) and the formula is non-sticky, super glossy and very, very comfortable on the lips.
The brushes from Models Prefer are well worth mentioning (and I have done a lot of mentioning in the past) because they’re so affordable and such good quality. Some of my favourite everyday brushes come from the range and there are even a few from the range where I’ve purchased two because I love them that much. I’ve got a full write up of the brushes from the range that I’m in love with here, if you need a little more info.
Happy shopping, all! What’s on your wishlist for the sales?
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