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Everyday Drugstore Makeup Look

I’m all for buying high end makeup but for every day at work I usually like to wear drugstore products for a quick, simple natural look to help my high end products last longer and feel more luxurious when I do wear them. So I thought I would share with you what I’ve been reaching for the most lately!


Primer & Foundation

Lately I have been loving using my L’Oréal infallible primer and foundation. They seem to be the perfect combo for full coverage that’s long lasting which is what life is about! I have the foundation in the shade vanilla and it matches my skin so perfectly I love it. It’s so great at covering blemishes too even before concealer.


Eyebrows & Eyeliner

After I’ve applied my primer and foundation I like to fill in my brows and add some liner to my lower waterline. I love the no7 brow pencil in the shade brown as it’s a 2-in-1 with a retractable pencil on one end and has a brow brush on the other end, it’s also the perfect colour and really easy to use. I’ve just recently picked up a new eyeliner too which is the Soap & Glory black smoulder kohl liner, I’m still not sure on how I feel about this but I’m always on the hunt for a pencil eyeliner that doesn’t smudge, so if anyone has any suggestions please let me know!


Concealer & Powder

Next up we have concealer which I actually switch up all the time as I have a few which I really like now. My go-to drugstore concealer though has to be the collection lasting perfection concealer in the lightest shade. The name tells the truth as it’s definitely lasting and also blends really nicely into my foundation with my beautyblender without any creases in sight! You do have to work quickly with this concealer though as it does tend to dry down quite quickly. On to powder, I recently picked up this Stay Matte Powder by Rimmel London and I have literally used it everyday since. It’s so good at helping my makeup stay in place throughout the day and give it that lovely matte finish. It also helps to keep my oily T-zone at bay for a couple more hours than usual which is always a bonus.


Blush & Lipstick

Now we have two pretty recent purchases of mine that I’ve really been loving! You might have caught them on my Instagram but I picked up a couple of Makeup Revolution blushes for £1 each and they’re so so good! I picked up the shades Love and Now but Love is definitely my favourite of the two. It’s a beautiful subtle rose shade that just adds the perfect colour to your cheeks for a natural glow and for £1 it’s perfect for everyday. I also recently picked up a Rimmel London lipstick from the Kate Moss Nude Collection in the shade 45 which is creamy but matte and just such a lovely nude that’s nice and comfortable to wear all day. I mentioned this in a previous post of mine The Nude Lipstick Edit too.


Setting Spray

Along with the beautiful £1 blushes from Makeup Revolution I also picked up this Oil Control Setting Spray for £5. I usually swear by my Urban Decay All Nighter, but this Makeup Revolution one is actually so good for everyday. It does have a strange smell which is kind of like glue when you first spray it but luckily it doesn’t last! It keeps my makeup in place really well so I like to save my UD setting spray for the weekends and when I’m actually going somewhere other than work.

The Finished Look


Those are the products I use the most for a quick, simple, natural look for everyday at work. I sometimes wear bronzer and highlighter too but I don’t wear it everyday which is why I didn’t include it!

What are your favourite drugstore products for everyday?

Photo 13-07-2016, 23 49 50


40 thoughts on “Everyday Drugstore Makeup Look

  1. Loved this post Ellie! I can’t believe those blushes are only £1! I’m definitely going to pick one (or a few) of those up! Also i’m in love with that lip colour so might just have to try that too 🙂 xx


  2. All of these products are right up my street! As you know the foundation is my favourite all-round base, it’s so long lasting! I agree with the concealer drying quickly but I’ve found applying it straight to the sponge rather than face really helps. I wish I could do a simple makeup look like this for work though, I get too carried away with products!! xx

    Cally |


    1. It’s so good isn’t it! I’m so glad you raved about it so I bought it because I’m in love now! Oh yeah I forgot you mentioned that, I still need to try that technique! I really can’t be bothered when it comes to work seen as I only sit in the office not seeing anyone haha but I still like to look presentable rather than a tired little ghost xx


    1. Its so pretty isn’t it! Oh really? I never knew that! I’ve tried so many regular eyeliner pencils and I can just never find the perfect one so I’ll have to try a waterproof one next! Thank you for the tip lovely xx

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    1. I’m really starting to become more of a fan now too! I don’t know why I haven’t bought much from them before but I’m always looking in Superdrug now! Yes the nude shades are my favourite I think I need a couple more! x


  3. You beaut!! Loved this post! I love the concealer and powder, and use them lots. Heard lots of good things about that foundation and primer. I’ve never owned a setting spray so might start with this revolution one! xx


    1. Aw thank you, you cutie! Yes they’re so nice aren’t they, you should definitely try the foundation and primer if you can they’re so good! Once you enter the world of setting sprays you’ll be hooked, this one is definitely a good one to start with! xx

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  4. I love all these products! I’m a massive drugstore makeup user (I literally only own one high end product) and these are all of my faves!
    I must try those blushes! I can’t believe they’re only £1!


  5. I love Rimmel lipsticks so much, they’re such great quality! I really need to try out the Infallible foundation, everyone seems to love it!!


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