As a massive drugstore junkie I’m keen to always review the things I’m picking up on a regular basis. Rarely a week goes by where I don’t pop into my local Superdrug and see what’s new on the shelves. This week was slightly different as I knew I needed to pick up a new ‘old’ faithful product and wanted to see if I could find a matte drugstore bronzer that was slightly warmer in tone than my Gosh Natural Bronzer. Here are the three new (to me!) things I picked up…
Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara in 100% Black
I’ve spoken at length (excuse the pun) about my search for a brilliant mascara that ticks every box. Having tried a tonne of high end and drugstore/pharmacy brand mascaras the Maybelline Colossal is without a doubt my favourite. I find it gives me fluttery lashes with lots of volume and can be used quickly for the daytime and built up for a more dramatic evening look. I always have a standby of this in my makeup vanity and will continue to use this until I can find something that beats it. It’s an absolute steal at only £6.99 and Maybelline quite often has a 3 for 2 offer running in Superdrug stores!
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 120 Classic Ivory
As a foundation collector (yes, I’ve decided that’s a real thing) I knew I had to give this a try. I really like the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer and find it has a medium/full coverage that works well on spots and under the eyes! When it came to trying this foundation I noticed my local Superdrug had reduced its shade range which often happens when a line is being discontinued. I got it home and the next day used a Real Techniques Buffing Brush to apply it to my freshly moisturised skin. Unfortunately this foundation didn’t totally rock my world, it seemed to go on okay however was more of a light/medium coverage, which I don’t mind but I tend to favour these types of foundation in a dewier finish. This seemed to dry down and oxsidise quite quickly and made my skin look a little uneaven. The next day I mixed it with a little Vichy Dermablend Foundation and this seemed to make the Vichy a little lighter however I don’t think it’s a foundation I’ll repurchase. It’s a shame as I love the glass bottle and the pump and the shade range seemed to have some good colours for deeper skin tones.
2True All Over Natural Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze 1
I’ve used (and raved) about the Gosh Brozing Powder in 01 Natural Bronzer for AGES! It’s beautifully matte, super cool toned and nicely blendable. However even my skin gets a slight tan in the summer months and I wanted something that would add a skin kissed look without being orange! Scanning around Superdrug I picked up different ones from Rimmel, L’Oréal and Makeup Revolution however I really struggled to find one that was sparkle-free. I then lost all hope of finding one when I had a quick scan of the 2True revolving stand at the back of the store. I hadn’t tried much from 2True but stumbled across this beautiful matte bronzer. The packaging is cheap and not mightily protective but for £2.29 you get a great product! It’s nicely blendable and a very subtle warm bronze colour without a single hint of glitter. Totally one that I’d recommend you picking up and comes in two tones for fairer and deeper skins.