There’s nothing better than a mid-week pick-me-up; especially when it comes in the form of brand new make-up. Whilst I love a luxury product, you can’t beat the high street sometimes for gorgeous new cosmetics and so I had a good old mooch around Boots, Superdrug and TK Maxx and picked up a couple of beauties…
Smashbox ‘Glow On’ Eye Shadow Trio AND SO ECO DUO BRUSH
I am, hands up, a bit scared of eye shadow. I don’t wear it that often and therefore normally buy cheap drugstore palettes whose pigmentation and wear isn’t great. So when I saw this Smashbox trio in TK Maxx for a bargain price, I thought ‘what the hell’ and popped it in my basket. Given that this retails at £23.00, and that I got it for a knock down £4.99, it would have been silly to leave it behind! The colours are stunning; beautiful natural shades with champagne and rose tones. To go with the palette, I bought this So Eco duo brush which claims to be cruelty free, super soft (I can vouch for that) and made from sustainable materials. It has two ends; one for applying and another for shading and smudging. The perfect purchase from TK Maxx.
max factor’s creme puff blush in ‘nude mauve’
Whilst I might be scared of an eye shadow, blusher is my best friend. My collection is constantly growing but it might be complete now that I’ve found this gorgeous Max Factor blush. There were so many colours to choose from but I went for ‘nude mauve’ thanks to its beautiful natural shade. The pink hue is complemented by a very subtle champagne-like highlighter and it’s just lovely. It seems to wear really well and wasn’t too pricey either at £8.99.
Real techniques blush brush
Last week, my favourite ever No.7 blusher brush had its last day after years of trusty blushing. So I was somewhat forced to buy a new one to add to my collection. I’ve used Real Techniques brushes before so it seemed like a no-brainer when I saw this brush on offer at Superdrug. It’s super soft and is the perfect size to fit in my day to day make-up bag. And it’s bright pink. What more could a beauty addict want?
I’m pretty sure at least one of these will be making their way into my September faves! Keep an eye out for more beauty posts coming soon…