Holy Grail Makeup (Drugstore)

I recently published a post on my Holy Grail High End Makeup  and I was delighted to see that many of those products were also your favourites. So, I thought it was time to share my Holy Grail Drugstore products. As mentioned in that post, I classify products as Holy Grail if I have repurchased them, have backups or reach for them consistently through the week. I have quite a collection of beauty products but these Holy Grail products leave me coming back for more....

L'Oreal True Match Foundation//Link
Of course, this had to be the first product on the list. This was the first foundation I picked up when I was writing this post. I just love everything about it. It is lightweight with medium-full coverage. It is also long lasting although you need to use a primer and set with a powder. I really don't mind doing this at all. It is perfect as an everyday foundation and it's one I reach for when I am not using my NARS Foundation. It's also under £10 so you can't go wrong at all. I have a review here.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer//Link
This is a new entrant and I can say hand on my heart that it has quickly climbed to be my favourite drugstore primer. I find it really hard to find a good primer in the drug store and I only got this because it was on offer. I now wish I purchased a few back ups. It goes on really well although it comes off as a thick cream/lotion but it gets absorbed really well. It really does what it says and that's simply helping my foundation last much longer. It is definitely a staple and I have used it with a variety of foundations.

Revlon Colorstay Concealer in Deep Fonce//Link
I don't think I have tried any concealer that combines the right coverage with right texture. I absolutely love it. I use this mainly as my under eye concealer because it feels ever so light. It does not crease at all and I just love it so much. I feel it is very underrated in the drug store but it is seriously amazing. I don't think it fares really well as a blemish concealer because it doedn't offer as much coverage. I reserve it exclusively for under my eyes. I actually purchased a back up already because it is that amazing!! I have a review here.

Maybelline Color Tattoos//Link
I personally don't think any cream eyeshadow will come close to the quality of these Maybelline babies. They come in a variety of shades and you would definitely find one you like. They work well as a base for eyeshadows or on their own and the pigmentation is incredible. I don't have the entire collection but I recently added a few more shades which I had been eyeing. They are easy to blend, well pigmented, long lasting and affordable. I have not experienced any drying at all. My favourite shade is the On-and-On Bronze which I use a lot. I have a full review with swatches on this collection here

Sleek Blush in Sahara//Link
This is my all time favourite blush and I think this may even be my second or third pan. It's just one I reach for so often because it looks really flattering on my skin tone. It goes on so well and I always use it with a light hand because it is very pigmented. I recently started using it as an eyeshadow particularly for my crease and it's incredible. It warms up my crease really well. I am just obsessed with it and I use it everyday.

L'Oreal Super Slim Eyeliner//Link
I have also raved about this over here a few times because I absolutely love it. I have tried a few drug store eyeliner brands but none comes close to the L'Oreal Super Slim Eyeliner. It is a felt tip pen with a really pointy tip which is easy to control and gives a lovely wing and flick if you prefer. It is really black, long lasting and does not smudge once it sets. I have a feeling that L'Oreal is playing up with the formula but I hope it is just my imagination because I love it so much. It has been repurchased countless times.

Soap and Glory Brow Filling Pencil//Link
After I tried the Anastasia Brow Wiz, I just kept wishing the drug store will create a lovely dupe and my prayers were answered! Soap and Glory launched their Brow Filling 2-in-1 Pencil and I tried it and fell heads over heels in love. It is so similar to the Anastasia Brow Wiz and I have already spoken about them here. The pencil itself is not as soft as the ABH Brow Wiz but it gives off really good pigmentation for a drug store brand. It can be rolled up and down. My shade is Hot Chocolate and I am so pleased it suits me because there are only two shades.

Makeup Revolution Baked Bronzer (Rock on World) //Link
I don't think I have spoken at length about this Bronzer but it is seriously amazing. I use it as soft bronzed blush because it has some slight glitter. It has been compared to MAC Gold Deposit and I have not tried it though so I can't comment. However, it gives such a beautiful bronzed gold colour to my face especially when I feel my foundation is a bit dull. I have been using this a lot recently because the days are getting warmer and I am enjoying the sun kissed look this Bronzer gives me. It is very pigmented so a light hand is very much needed. It's indeed such a beautiful bronzer especially at its affordable price.

Sleek Face Form/Sleek Contour Kit//Link
I don't think I need to talk so much about this because it has been featured on here a couple of times. I have not tried any other powder contour at all because this just works for me. I have gone through a least two or three palettes and I will always repurchase, The contour section is incredibly pigmented as expected with Sleek Makeup but it blends out really easily as well. It is always important to use a light hand and build it up as you go along. It is really ideal for beginners and you honestly can't go wrong with it at all. I don't really care so much for the highlighter bit in the palette but I guess it's not bad that it's included to balance out things. I have a review here

Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencils//Link
I actually should have included the Maybelline Lip Glosses (review here) as well but I wanted to keep this really short. The Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencils (review here) are my all time favourites and I have got a few backups as well. They are really pigmented and go on so well on the lips although the lighter/nude colours do not apply as smoothly as the brighter coloured ones. Nevertheless, they are one of my absolute favourite lip products. Once they are applied, they last a really long while even after I eat/drink. I particularly love how affordable they are and they have a wide range to choose from.

Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow, L'Oreal La Palette Nude (Link) and Sleek Eyeshadow Palettes
I think these eyeshadows are definitely my favourite from the drug store. The Sleek Eyeshadow Palettes definitely has the best pigmentation of the lot and I love how there is a wide range to choose from. The Makeup Revolution Hot Smoked Palette is perfect for Autumn/Winter looks. My current holy grail neutral palette is definitely the L'Oreal Palette Nude Beige (review here). It does not have the best pigmentation compared to the other two but the mix of colours makes it really handy for creating simple neutral looks. I find my self reaching for it on a daily basis for simple looks. It's a really good palette to start with.

Overall Thoughts
I definitely love my drug store products and I am very pleased that drug stores are improving their quality by the day. They are always releasing new products and I always feel excited going into Boots or Superdrug (although not the best for my wallet). I hope you enjoyed my holy grail drug store picks. What's your holy grail drug store product?
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  1. Completely agree with Sleek's Blushers and Contour Kits and Maybelline's Colour Tattoos! I just picked up Brow Archery too and am very impressed :) xx

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  2. I love the Maybelline colour tattoos. I only have two but love them! I'm in desperate need to try the Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip pencils, they sounds great value for money! I've heard about the Rimmel primer a lot, I think I'll need to pick it up x

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