I absolutely love high end, luxurious makeup with the fancy packaging. But there is also nothing better than taking a trip to the high street and wandering into the “drugstores”(Boots/Superdrug) to see what new beauty releases they have!
Montagne Jennesse 7th Heaven Manuka Honey Peel Off Mask
I picked these face masks up on a whim at Savers as they intrigued me and were really cheap (only £1!), so I wasn’t expecting much. However, they actually made my skin feel amazing, so I went back and bought a couple more!
Firstly, this mask smells amazing (just like honey – hence the name) and contains ingredients such as; Manuka Honey, which has anti-inflammatory properties that help heal irritated or congested skin, Pressed Jasmine, which is a natural moisturiser and Aloe Vera, which also has anti- inflammatory properties. Due to these ingredients, it is a great mask for people who have troubled/oily skin.
You apply to freshly cleansed skin and smooth the mask all over your face, wait 15-20 minutes and then gently peel away from the skin (try to avoid getting the mask in the eyebrows, as it does hurt!). Straight away my skin looked really soft and radiant, the next day a girl at work commented on how nice my skin looked!
* They are also Vegetarian society approved and cruelty free.
This is the best eyeliner I have ever used and one that I always re-purchase (the one in the picture is brand new) as I love it so much.
The nib is the perfect size to draw a straight line easily on the eyelid, from the inner to the outer corner and the point is nice and fine so you are able to achieve a flick.
It is the only eyeliner I have used that is deep black and doesn’t dry a blue/grey colour which I tend to find happens with other brands. I can rely on this eyeliner to stay on all day at work, even in this hot weather as it doesn’t smudge or fade away.
I picked this foundation up after wanting to try something lighter than my Estee-Lauder Double Wear, but something heavier than my La Mer tinted moisturiser.
It is a light-medium buildable coverage foundation, with radiance-boosting qualities that leave my skin looking the right amount of glowy. The foundation also smells amazing due to it having vitamin enriched fruits in its ingredients such as lychee, goji berries and pomegranate. It leaves my skin looking radiant and lasts on my skin even in this heatwave! I find around 4pm I just need to touch up with concealer and powder and I’m good to go.
The Bourjois Healthy mix concealer goes hand in hand with the foundation. It is enriched with vitamins that help erase imperfections and get rid of signs of fatigue.
It has a very lightweight formula so never looks cakey on my skin and a little goes along way. I use this concealer both under my eyes and on my blemishes as it is a good all rounder! It has a doe- foot applicator making it easy to get into the corners of the under eye area and to pin-point any blemishes.
When I picked up this concealer, they only had 3 shades to choose from and I selected the darkest shade ’53’ ( I’m a light/medium shade in foundations) which is ridiculous. However, I have now discovered that they have added darker/lighter shade ranges to the collection, which is great news.
This eyebrow kit reminds me of Benefit’s ‘BrowZings’ but a much cheaper version! It has two compartments, one a pigmented wax and one a coloured setting powder. To apply, I use a slanted brush and get a little of the wax onto it, then dip my brush straight into the powder and apply in small sweeping strokes to my eyebrows filling them in, leaving me with a natural brow look.
As it contains a wax I find it lasts a long time on my brows, even in holiday heat it stayed on until the evening!
KIKO Eyeshadows are amazingly pigmented and long lasting. The High Pigment Wet and Dry Eye Shadow does exactly what the name suggests and can be used two ways, both wet and dry. If used dry it is a little softer and leaves a more natural finish but is definitely buildable. Used wet, it is very intense!
These eyeshadows are also enriched with Vitamin E and chamomile extract so are very delicate and soft on the skin, making them easy to blend! You can also remove the eyeshadows from the packaging (which I haven’t done before) and insert them into a palette sold by KIKO, meaning you can create your own custom palette!
I hope you have enjoyed my round up of my personal favourite High Street makeup. Let me know if you have any personal favourites, or if you have used any of the above before!