The Drugstore Gems Edit | #4

Well hello, there you peeps! Yes it’s that time again where I jibber jabber about some drugstore goodies I love. I have done a few of these thus far. (1, 2, 3) click on the corresponding number to see them.

Okay, so about we get crackin’!

BYS Matte eye shadow kit

For 5 bucks this is a surprisingly nifty little eye shadow palette. It has a decent amount of pigmentation that makes it useable and minimal fall out. Many of the shades I use in the crease and that dark black shade I sometimes use as a brow powder.

Essence lip liners

I can be very stingy when it comes to lip liners. Like even 10 bucks on a lip liner seems like a lot to me because all it does is line the lips. But these bad boys are not only affordable but creamy and easy to work with. They really need to come out with a lot more shades.

Maybelline hyper glossy liquid eyeliner

This is one of my favourite liquid eye liners and I’m a fussy bitch when it comes to eyeliner. Not only is it very affordable but it’s very easy to use and lasts a really good amount of time. What I particularly love about it is how easy it is to control the thickness of the liner. I know you peeps out there feel me on that one.

The body shop honey bronzer

This bronzer is beautiful! I don’t know if the body shop counts as drugstore or not but I just thought I’d mention it anyway. It’s very natural and blendable and super easy to work with. The shade 01 light is purrrfect for people with very light skin. I just love this one, it’s definitely worth trying out. Funny enough I’m tempted to go onto the second or even third shade as the 01 light is currently too light for me. |Review|

Physician’s formula cashmere wear blush

I frequently pick up this bad boy! It’s just the best for when you want to wear a blush that actually resembles if you were to actually blush. It’s not annoyingly pigmented so you won’t end up looking like a clown. I’ll admit the packaging is super clunky and a pain in the ass to store but it’s a beautiful blush. I have since depotted this blush.

Essence I heart stage eye shadow primer

I’m not totally dependent on eye shadow primer but I do like it, especially this one! It’s easy to use, provides a nice base for your eye shadows and really helps your lid colours stand out and for your shadows to go on very smoothly. Some people do claim the new formula is orangey but when you apply your eye shadows over the top any orange tones from the primer do not show up.

And that wraps up this round of the drugstore gems edit. Have you guys tried any of the products I’ve mentioned? What are your thoughts? What drugstore products do you guys love? Drop a comment below. I hope you all have a fantastic day and I’ll see you in the next post.

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  1. Daniela

    July 19, 2017 at 1:43 am

    The Essence lip liners are my fave! So good and inexpensive. I also really liked the eyeshadow primer but haven’t tried it again since they changed the formula. Great post!

    Daniela |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 19, 2017 at 5:40 am

      I know right, I am so lazy when it comes to lip liners so I hate spending a lot of money on them. I don’t like to go past $10 because let’s face it lip liners are lip liners haha. Thank you and thank you for stopping by the blog. x

  2. Bash Harry

    July 19, 2017 at 6:24 am

    I love the Essence brand, it is so affordable! and the Essence I heart Stage eyeshadow primer is one of the first primers I used. Thanks for sharing! <3

    with love, Bash   |   HEY BASH

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 20, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      Essence definitely has a wonderful range. So many wonderful products. Their mascaras are also good. X

  3. Kate

    July 19, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    I really want to try that Body Shop bronzer – it sounds so lovely! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 20, 2017 at 9:42 pm

      You should it’s awesome!

  4. AManda

    July 19, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    I love awesome drugstore products! I have yet to try any Essence products except their mascara, which I love. I wish we could get some of these things in the US!

    Amanda | The Beauty Panda

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 20, 2017 at 9:42 pm

      Essence has some really great stuff! Especially their mascaras. X

  5. Lavanya

    July 20, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    The Bodyshop Bronzer is seriously underrated! Such a good product and the pricing is perfect too.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 20, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      It’s so good, I need to get another shade my current shade is to light at the moment. X

  6. sally

    July 20, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    I still want to try one of the The Body Shop bronzers, I remember they were hyped up a few years ago but seemed to have lost that a little!

    The Makeup Directory

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 20, 2017 at 9:38 pm

      They have lost their hype but they are still so lovely! There are many more things I want to try from the body shop. x

  7. Kris

    July 22, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Your picks are amazing and I love the layout of your blog!

    Have a lovely day!
    xx Kris

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 22, 2017 at 10:40 pm

      Thank you so much! x

  8. Hannah

    July 23, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Love your picks! I’ve never heard of that palette before, but it looks super pretty! I love the body shop bronzer, it’s great!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 23, 2017 at 10:27 am

      Thank you, yes the bronzer is awesome! x

  9. Yiota

    July 23, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    The Essence lip liners have the nicest formula and the most beautiful colours, I am so impressed by them since not all products I tried from Essence are that good, but their lip liners are a hit!! x


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 24, 2017 at 12:16 am

      They are and i am usually so lazy for lip liner and I don’t like spending much money on it so these are an absolutely bargain. x

  10. Tiffany

    July 23, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Great picks. Love the look of that blush x

    Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 24, 2017 at 12:16 am

      Yes the blush is so gorgeous. x

  11. Laura

    July 23, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    I haven’t tried any of these products, but these all seem like worth checking out x

    Pink Frenzy

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 24, 2017 at 12:15 am

      They really are. Thank you for stopping by the blog. x

  12. Lauren

    July 23, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    The body shop bronzer sounds good, I might have to check out their bronzers next time I’m in store!

    Lauren x Huggled

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 24, 2017 at 12:15 am

      It’s such a lovely bronzer and so buildable, it doesn’t just splotch pigment onto your face. x

  13. Jessica

    July 23, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I bought that Maybelline liner a while ago but the cap on it broke after I’d only used it a few times which was so annoying! Especially because I remember it having a good formula, but I do tend to prefer matte liner anyway so I suppose it’s no major loss to me.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 24, 2017 at 12:15 am

      Even though the liner isn’t matte it doesn’t bother me as it’s so easy to apply. x

  14. A Very Sweet Blog

    July 25, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    I’ll have to look for that Physician’s Formula blush. It sounds pretty.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 25, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      Physician’s formula make killer blushes and bronzers. x

  15. Coco

    August 28, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    I love how these are all great brands! I had never really tried these products, but that just changed!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      August 28, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      There are definitely lots of awesome drugstore brands out there! I highly recommend them. x

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