The ‘Drugstore Gems’ Edit | #6

Hello there you legends! Yes it is that time again (though It’s been too long since my last one!) – It’s time for you guys to see what a real drugstore junkie I am! Yes, it’s time for another edition of the drugstore gems edit. Now I am going to stop myself and jump straight into the post!

Here we go!

Chichi Highlighting and Contouring Palette

I definitely didn’t need to add yet another contouring palette in my collection but when I swatched this in the store I immediately fell in love with it. The shades are so buttery and blendable and I love the contouring options you get. I’m not very tanned (I’m definitely getting paler by the day now that we are in winter) but I am also not stark white so I love a contour shade that gives you a nice chiseled look but it’s not too natural or too intense.  The highlighter shades are also gorgeous and I use them for all sorts of things, whether its to set my eyeshadow primer, to clean up my contour or set my concealer. I also love the shimmery highlighter it comes with, it’s very pretty. This is one my go-to contour palettes – the buttery formula is just a standout for me! |Review|

Makeup geek Eyeshadows

Now I know Makeup Geek isn’t actually a drugstore brand BUT the price point of the eye shadows is definitely at a drugstore level with a magical formula making the quality of the shadows on another planet! They are pigmented AF, blendable, the shade range is magical I cannot tell you guys how much I adore these shadows. It literally doesn’t make me want to even consider high end shadows. I always told myself I wouldn’t go high end with eye shadows until I tried Makeup Geek. Now unless it’s for a custom eye shadow palette I don’t plan to bother with high end eye shadow. I own already 60+ shades and I plan to purchase many more. PS. There will be A LOT of makeup geek related posts coming your way!

Sleek ‘Solastice’ Highlighter Kit

I am bloody addicted to highlighters. A common theme with highlighters in the drugstore world is the highlighters are either glittery, chunky and tacky OR it’s a light to medium intensity glow. That’s not the case with this highlighter. The three powder highlighters in this kit give you a gorgeous poppin glow and really look so lovely on the cheekbones! It’s definitely a great drugstore highlighter!

Maybelline colossal volume mascara

Maybelline mascaras are some of the best in the drugstore! They always come out consistently with awesome mascaras. This one is a one stop shop for me. It just makes my lashes look so dramatic, they look voluminous, long, and just flare out! I love using this, it’s my favourite Maybelline mascaras so far that I’ve tried. |Review|

Bourjois Healthy Mix serum foundation

Last but definitely not least is one of my first makeup loves! This is the first foundation I ever loved. It glides onto the skin and looks beautiful. It sits on the skin so nicely and looks very natural. People do have issues with the shade range of Bourjois because they definitely don’t cater to everyone but I found when a lot of foundations were too dark for me, the shade 52 Vanilla fit me well. It’s just awesome for the everyday! I still love it just the same even though I’ve become far too obsessed with foundation and my foundation collection is ridiculously large! |Review|


And that wraps up another round of the drugstore gems edit! Have you tried any of the items on the list? What were your thoughts on them? What drugstore products have you been loving? Drop a comment and let’s get talking. I hope you all have a wonderful day, I love you guys and I will see you in the next post.

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  1. Liz

    October 20, 2018 at 9:17 am

    I need to try out the Healthy Mix foundation. I’ve heard so many good review abou it, thank you for the post!
    Lots of love ♥ Janury Girl

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 20, 2018 at 10:42 pm

      I can’t enough of it!

  2. Ivana Split

    October 20, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Healthy mix serum sounds great, I will look it up.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 20, 2018 at 10:43 pm

      It is really really great- the perfect everyday foundation

  3. Anika May

    October 20, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    I really need to try a Makeup Geek eyeshadow! I’ve heard of them before but definitely need some on my wishlist, they sound awesome!

    Anika |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 20, 2018 at 10:43 pm

      They are a,axing, between them and colour pop – I’m in eyeshadow heaven

  4. Deanna

    October 20, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    You’re not the first person I’ve read raving about that Bourjois foundation! I need to pick it up!

    Deanna |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 20, 2018 at 10:41 pm

      I’ve loved every bourjois foundation that I’ve tried! That brand makes foundations that always agree with me

  5. Shannon

    October 20, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    I absolutely love the Sleek highlighting kit, it’s definitely got some of the best highlighters I’ve ever used and its so affordable! I also love this foundation, although I’ve never tried this serum version!

    Shannon |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 20, 2018 at 10:40 pm

      Yes, it’s not always the easiest discovering awesome highlighters that happen to be affordable but now I have

  6. Minhal Taher

    October 20, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    I’m a broke college student and so drug-store products are usually my go to. I love this list and the Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara is my fave!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 20, 2018 at 10:37 pm

      I’m always going to be a drugstore gal at heart, there are so many awesome products that also happen to be incredibly affordable

  7. Danielle Alexa

    October 20, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    I feel like I really need to find some good new drugstore items!

    Danielle xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 20, 2018 at 10:36 pm

      Nothing is more awesome then discovering awesome makeup that’s also a bargain

  8. Kay

    October 20, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    I love these kinds of affordable makeup gems posts! 🙂 Always curious to read about other people’s favourites. I need to try that Maybelline mascara, I have heard amazing things about it. I am currently using the Baby Roll mascara (I think it’s Rimmel) and I am super impressed, it’s amazing for the price point. I have never had much luck with the Bourjois foundation, though. I tried it a couple of times and I felt that it just sorta slid off my skin! Perhaps just not right for my skin type. Thanks for sharing this hun, loved reading about your picks! xoxo


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 20, 2018 at 10:34 pm

      I’m always obsessed with drugstore makeup so I’m constantly discovering favourites! Yes we all have those brands that make foundations that don’t agree with us, for me it’s rimmel and maybelline. Thank you for stopping by the blog


    October 21, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    this a product t try, i like to buy mascara sometimes from drugstore, tho one time it didnt really go well.
    new post

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 22, 2018 at 8:41 pm

      With both high end and drugstore, there can be many hit and misses

  10. Shireen L. Platt

    October 21, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Makeup Geek is not cheap an date only thing that is decent price is the eyeshadows which are pretty good. Bourjois foundations are brilliant, I love the Healthy Mix Serum.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 22, 2018 at 8:40 pm

      Yes, only their eyeshadows are budget friendly but so worth it!

  11. Hazel

    October 21, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Great round up! I love that maybelline mascara 🙂

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 22, 2018 at 8:40 pm

      I’m addicted to maybelline mascaras

  12. Gemma Etc.

    October 21, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    I bloody love Makeup Geek eyeshadows, they’re amazing for the price xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 22, 2018 at 8:39 pm

      They are and I love making my own custom palettes

  13. Nicole

    October 21, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    What a lovely selection of products. The Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum is a serious gem! I have loved that foundation for ages. It’s sooo pretty!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 22, 2018 at 8:40 pm

      And it was the first foundation I ever loved

  14. June

    October 21, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    I haven’t tried any of these brands yet, but I’ve heard so many good things about makeup geek! Is it possible to buy these in Canada…? (Toronto)

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 22, 2018 at 8:39 pm

      Makeup geek is a brilliant brand. I’m sure they are as it’s a US brand that’s available internationally so it should also be available in Canada their site ships to many places

  15. Radi

    October 22, 2018 at 8:13 am

    I love Maybelline for their mascaras! Some of the best ones I’ve ever used.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 22, 2018 at 8:38 pm

      They are the best at mascaras and concealers

  16. Reine

    October 22, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    I love drugstore products just as much as high end – I find plenty of my holy grails from the drugstore! That Sleek highlighter kit sounds lovely, not sure where to get it in Canada though – I’ll have to do my research

    Reine | The Blush Luxe

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 22, 2018 at 8:37 pm

      Exactly, there are so many amazing products and many categories where it’s perfectly easy to stay in the drugstore for

  17. Hannah

    October 22, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    I’ve never seen that contour palette before, but it sounds really good! Definitely need to look into that one! Great post and fab picks xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 22, 2018 at 8:30 pm

      It’s an Aussie brand but it’s made it into my contour collection even after my massive decluttering, especially where I massively downsized my contour collection

  18. leanne page

    October 24, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Yes I love that sleek highlighter palette. I need to dig it out. MUG Shadows are amazing for the price! xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 26, 2018 at 2:18 am

      It’s so underrated but so good, finding drugstore highlighters is so tricky. x

  19. em

    October 27, 2018 at 11:28 am

    I love the look of your Makeup Geek eyeshadows. I absolutely love the Sleek palette, I use it all the time. Lovely post!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 28, 2018 at 12:13 am

      Makeup Geek eyeshadows are what got me hooked on custom-made palettes, there are so many gorgeous shades!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 29, 2018 at 10:25 pm

      Their mascaras are awesome!

  20. Madison

    December 4, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    Great post, girly! I have always wanted to try products from Bourjois, but I haven’t been able to find it in the states. My all-time favorite drugstore products are the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer and the Physicians Formula shimmer brick. 🙂

    Madison | Breakfast at Madison’s

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      December 5, 2018 at 12:06 am

      Bourjois is such a fantastic brand, it’s a shame it isn’t easy to get a hold of in the US. Yes that maybelline concealer is an OG – I love so many of their concealers. x

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