Monday, 13 February 2017

L'Oréal bargain buys

One thing I've learnt when it comes to beauty products, is the price tag doesn't always necessarily
reflect the quality. Over the years I have grown to love cheaper
'drugstore' products and there are a
fair few I actually prefer to pricier items. I recently had a mini L'Oréal splurge and I ended up 
bagging myself some really good bargains which I was super pleased with!

L'Oréal True Match foundation is often raved about and used  by makeup artists and professionals, and after trying it a couple of years ago I could see why so many people loved it. It offers a fab, full coverage and lovely formula that lasts all for under ten pounds a bottle; you can't go wrong! While I think it suits those with oilier skin more, when my skin isn't too dry I love this foundation for all occasions. I made the mistake of getting one too dark for my skin last time, so I opted for the Rose Vanilla shade this time round and it's a lovely match.

As you may have seen in my recent post about my favourite lip shades, I am running low on my number one go to choice (Charlotte Tilbury's Penelope Pink), so I thought why not try and find a lower end 'dupe'/alternative for every day? I have been wanting to try the L'Oréal JLO nude for aggges but after reading some reviews and swatching it in store, it looks a gorgeous shade but has barely any pigmentation once applied. I decided to try Eva's nude instead, and I'm so glad I picked this up! It's a lovely subtle, nude with a hint of pink that is perfect for my pale complexion. I also thought I'd get a similar shade lipgloss to apply on top for more special occasions, I went for the 'Cream' lipgloss in shade '110' (I got the power). This gloss has an amazing, rich formula and the shade matches the lipstick really well, it's not too sticky and has an incredible shine; I love this combination!

I am planning an upcoming post all about my favourite mascara (which also happens to be under ten pounds) but I thought whilst I was taking advantage of the three for two offer, I might as well give a Loreal one a try. I've heard good things about L'Oréal mascaras, and decided to try bestseller Volume Million Lashes. So far I am really impressed, I love the plastic bristles for separating my lashes and adding length as well as volume, without clumping. I can definitely understand why these are so well loved!

I use a bronzer every day to add a bit of a healthy looking glow to my skin (it's needed, I am soo pale!) and I have currently been using Chanel's Universal Bronzer - which is my holy grail bronzing product, but I feel as though it's too nice for every day when I'm just going to work. I bought the L'Oréal Glam Bronze Bronzer in shade '10' which also has a highlighter in it, a mini applicator brush and a mirror; all in one compact. This works so well with a big, soft, fluffy face brush and adds a really natural looking colour to your skin, without looking orange or too dark. As far as bronzers go, this seems to do the job without breaking the bank.

I have wanted to try a liquid highlighter for a while, with me having dry skin I feel like it would suit me so much more. I loved the look of the pink L'Oréal True Match highlighter in shade 'Icy Glow/Rose Glace Glow'. After applying it with a beauty blender, it gives such a gorgeous rosy, pink glow that looks great either on it's own or on top of blusher, and you can also mix it with your foundation or use as an illuminating primer, which I'll definitely be trying!

I managed to get all of these products as well as a free L'Oréal blending sponge for 23 pounds! (Mainly thanks to my friends 30 percent workers discount), but I also got two products free using the 3 for 2 deal, and the sponge was an extra offer as well, what a bargain! Even without the 30 percent discount I think it should have come to 33 pounds, which is still good considering I would spend that on a higher end foundation alone. I really rate L'Oréal products, they're probably my favourite in comparison to other 'drugstore' brands on offer.

What L'Oréal products do you own? What are your favourite drugstore bargain buys? 

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