I’m sure all of the beauty obsessed ladies out there can relate to the thrilling feeling of going shopping for beauty products in different countries. I follow quite a few UK beauty bloggers and it’s always fun to see what high-end and drugstore products they’re loving. Many of the high-end products that get a lot of love across the pond are similar to the US with of course a few exceptions. For example, I got really into the By Terry Ombre Blackstar “Color Fix” Cream Eyeshadows thanks to all of the UK bloggers who rave about them regularly. I don’t hear much about them here in the US, so that’s why it’s always interesting to see what products are popular in different parts of the world. I find the entire By Terry Ombre Blackstar range to be really unique in the pigmentation they offer and well, that’s not even including the fact that they glide on like butter. There’s also the added benefit that they are eyeshadow crayons, which make them super easy to apply. Check them out here.
Anyway during my travels, I popped into a Superdrug, which is the equivalent to a CVS, Rite Aid, Duane Reade or any drugstore where you can buy affordable beauty products. I loved shopping at Superdrug because the selections are quite different from what I’d find in the Rite Aid around the corner from my house. A few brands that I wouldn’t be able to find here are Barry M, Bourjois, Collection, Max Factor and Makeup Revolution to name a few. Although I didn’t buy very many products, I thought I’d share my little mini haul should any of you be interested in picking up a few UK drugstore beauty products at Superdrug or Boots during your travels. I really love everything I picked up and I think you will too.
Rimmel Kate Lipstick 43: Rimmel Kate Lipsticks are some of the best drugstore lipsticks around! They give high-end lipsticks a run for their money due to their soft, creamy formula and staying power. Rimmel London introduced a Nude Collection by Kate Moss and the entire range is a nude lovers dream. If you’re into reds, I’d suggest picking up Rimmel Kate Lipstick 107, which is one of my all-time favorite shades.
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color (Seduction): Liquid lipsticks have definitely been having a moment lately especially with the recent launch of the Kylie Lip Kits and the popularity of the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks. Revlon definitely got it right to release a great quality range of drugstore liquid lipsticks. The formula is lightweight and not drying in the slightest. I found the formula to be very comfortable on my lips and the color lasted for a few good hours before having to touch-up.
Barry M Dazzle Dust 105 Athena: I definitely wish we had Barry M in the states! The Barry M Dazzle Dust range is a collection of loose, highly pigmented pearlised powders that apply easily to the lid and give the most beautiful sheen and sparkle. Athena is a lovely everyday pale shimmery shade that looks lovely on its own or with a slightly darker, natural taupe shade worked into the outer third of your eyelid.
Barry M Dazzle Dust 104 Venus: Venus is a beautiful bronze shade with flecks of gold sparkling throughout. It’s a perfect color to wear on a night out or to a dinner date with a special someone. I absolutely love bronze colors as I find they look really nice on my dark brown eyes, so Venus was probably my favorite purchase from this haul.
Tanya Burr Fairy Godmother Nail Polish: Tanya Burr is a UK beauty Youtuber that I watch frequently for makeup tutorials and general lifestyle videos. She launched her own cosmetics line that includes nail polishes, lip glosses, eyeshadow palettes and an eyebrow palette. Fairy Godmother is a very pretty periwinkle/purple shade that is the perfect color for spring. It reminds me of the shade You’re Such a Budapest by OPI.
Tanya Burr Duvet Day Nail Polish: Duvet Day is a gorgeous light grey shade with blue tones. It’s a very elegant take on the usual light blue pastel shades that most people love to wear during the spring and summer months. Blue and grey are my two favorite colors, so this nail polish was a winner in my eyes!
Eyelure Love It, Layer It 117: Unfortunately, I don’t still have these lashes because I wore them out a few times until they became battered. However, I wanted to give them a shout out because I loved wearing them. The full lash strip looked incredibly natural on my eyelid because it added just the right amount of thickness and volume. However, since trying out these lashes, I’ve become such a fan of adding in a corner accent lash instead of a full lash strip. They’re easier to apply and they’re a great alternative when you’re not up for going all out with the falsies.