The Drugstore Gems Edit | No. 2

Hey there ma peeps! It has been quite a while since I did my first drugstore gems post. If you don’t know what that blog series is about in a nut shell, I select a couple of drugstore products I love and talk about them, being that I love oh so many drugstore makeup products I turned it into a series so I don’t yap your ears off. Click here to see the first edition of drugstore gems.
I need to stop myself from babbling and just get into the post.
Let’s get ready to rumble.
Chichi Real minerals powders
This is a pretty multipurpose powder. Every shade except translucent is technically a mineral foundation. I pretty much use it as a setting powder that gives a bit of extra coverage and I use it as to set my under eye concealer. The translucent shade is super-duper brightening so I only set my under eye concealer with it. These powders are awesome, finely milled, do a good job at setting cream products. I reach for it a lot.


Face of Australia Glamazon contour kit
One of the first contouring products I picked up. It is an aussies brand (sorry international peeps). It’s easy to work, awesome for those with fair skin who still want a noticeable and sculpted look. It’s affordable, comes with a mirror, a contour and a highlighter – what more could you ask for?


Maybelline falsies flared mascara
It’s pretty much a no brainer as to why this little gem is on the list. Its volumizing and dramatic and makes your lashes long and flare out. Now you kinda get the idea as to why the word ‘flared’ is in the name. You’ve probably heard heaps on this one, it’s one of the more popular Maybelline mascaras.


Real techniques face expert brush
This brand in general is a freaking legend! This foundation brush is the best everyday foundation brush I have in my collection. It works so well with light to medium coverage foundations, is the perfect size AND just blends out things so easily. If you are just beginning to get into foundation this is the brush for you.


Makeup revolution powder blush – love
I reach for this blush so regularly I sometimes have to put it away just to get myself to use other blushes. It goes with any makeup look, super pretty and wearable and blendable. Did I mention it is super affordable?


L.A Girl HD concealer
I’m the super fussiest person when it comes to concealers for covering up spots. Let’s just say this one passes with flying covers. Its super full coverage, comes in many many shades and blends out easily. It is so freaking affordable for how good it is. This one is definitively amazing and quite similar to the mac pro long wear concealer.


Physician’s formula cashmere-wear bronzer
This is my go to bronzer when I want a sun-kissed look. It’s also handy when my foundation is pale and I want to bronze my skin up to cover that little fact.  It applies easily, isn’t too orange and is all up a great bronzer. I use this almost every time I wear makeup and then add the contouring over this.


That wraps up today’s post. Have you guys tried this bronzer? What bronzers do you use to achieve a sun kissed look? Tell me in the comments. I hope you all have a great day and I’ll see you in the next post.

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  1. Vanditha Pai

    September 8, 2016 at 8:15 am

    real techniques brush and the LA girl concealer both the products are a life saviour

  2. Stacey at The Bambi Eyes

    September 8, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    I keep seeing the praise for the LA girl concealer everywhere so I really need to get that into my makeup collection!

    Stacey +

  3. Kim Alston

    September 8, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    I really like the Real Technique brushes. I have a set. I also just tried Makeup Revolution blush in nude. It is so good.

  4. fatima jannan

    September 8, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    MakeUp Revolution powder blush is love!

    Would you like to follow each other on GFC?


  5. Sandra F Silva

    September 8, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Yes to the RT brush and the Maybelline mascara! They're the best! xx

  6. The Makeup Aficionado

    September 8, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    You really do, it's so affordable as well so there's nothing to lose.

  7. The Makeup Aficionado

    September 8, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    I love both those brands, Makeup revolution is a awesome brand!

  8. Sarah Elizabeth

    September 9, 2016 at 10:07 am

    I love finding amazing products that are really affordable! Great post 🙂

  9. The Makeup Aficionado

    September 9, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Affordable yet amazing products look awesome. x

  10. Alina Bostan

    September 10, 2016 at 11:10 am

    I've heard so many great reviews on the LA concealers and I love that they are affordable too. Definitely need to try them next x

    Beauty with charm

  11. MsTantrum Lifestyle

    September 10, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    I love love love La Girl concealers and correctors. I agree these are one of the gems from drugstore.
    Ash |

  12. The Makeup Aficionado

    September 11, 2016 at 8:04 am

    It really is a awesome concealer. x

  13. The Makeup Aficionado

    September 11, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Yes that concealer is AMAZING for the price. x

  14. Beth Ellison

    September 11, 2016 at 9:19 am

    I love the sound of the mineral powder! I've tried the la girl pro concealers before and was so surprised at how good they were for such a reasonable price! Lovely post 🙂
    Beth x

  15. Clare

    September 11, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    i hear so much good things about the LA girl concealer, i really need to try it!

  16. Kate Flint

    September 12, 2016 at 4:26 am

    Great picks! I love the Real Techniques brush, it's so versatile and I use almost every day! Some others in here I need to try too 🙂

    Kate |

  17. The Makeup Aficionado

    September 12, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Yes I reach for that mineral powder all the time, it's my go to for setting my foundation. x

  18. The Makeup Aficionado

    September 12, 2016 at 10:33 am

    It really is, they sure know how to make makeup brushes. x

  19. Linda Libra Loca

    September 12, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    I don't know even half of the brands you mentioned, but I agree, Real Techniques brushes are awesome.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  20. Leigh Brady

    September 12, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Love the falsies mascara! I haven't heard of half the things you've mentioned, I love being introduced to new products! x


  21. The Makeup Aficionado

    September 13, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Chich is Australian but you must check out makeup revolution – they are an awesome brand!

  22. The Makeup Aficionado

    September 13, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Makeup revolution is an AWESOME brand!

  23. Gemma Magpie

    September 13, 2016 at 4:15 am

    I'm a big fan of the LA Girl Concealer! SO good for the price xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

  24. The Makeup Aficionado

    September 13, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Yes that concealer is so dam good. x

  25. Caked to the Nines

    September 17, 2016 at 4:26 am

    I really want to try MUR blushes! I also love RT brushes. Seriously so good!

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

  26. Michelle

    September 19, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    I love Real Techniques brushes and sponge! And can't wait to try Physician’s formula bronzers and L.A Girl HD concealer 🙂

  27. The Makeup Aficionado

    September 19, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Real techniques make awesome brushes!

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