Drugstore Makeup First Impressions

Hi guys!

There have been some really exciting new launches in both the high end world of makeup as well as the drugstore world. In an attempt to stop myself buying too much, I limited myself to just a few drugstore products.

Most were purchased from Superdrug (in order to satisfy my pompom obsession at the moment) and I bought one thing (13 really) from Boots. On the whole I was impressed with the majority of my purchases, although there were a few minor disappointments.

Tanya Burr really has made a name for herself within the cosmetics world. She started off with just a few lipglosses and nail polishes; and now there is a whole range of items for the entire face. I wouldn’t be surprised if she suddenly released a foundation and concealer. That’s pretty much all that there is missing from the line!


The first products that caught my eye were the lipsticks. For starters, the packaging is gorgeous! It’s very similar to the Max Factor packaging but it’s pure gold. It looks absolutely gorgeous, and as Lily Pebbles pointed out in her favourites video, doubles up as a mirror. I bought three shades and the one I used today, which excited me the most was the shade Big Kiss; a dark bold red. Honestly, the shade is stunning! And the formula of this lipstick feels really creamy and quite hydrating. At this point in time, I’m not sure how long-lasting it will be, but if you want to know, I will do a full review later in the month.


The other products that I bought in the line were the Cheek Illuminators. I have really gotten into the hype around cream face products lately and wanted to give these a try. The blush shade is beautiful, and very similar to Nars’ Deep Throat. It’s perfect for this time of year. It blended out beautifully and gave a lovely sheer rosy colour to my cheeks. It was really natural looking. The other two shades however didn’t really impress me. They were just as creamy as the blush shade, however the bronzer is a little bit too orangey on me, and quite shimmery. On others this probably looks lovely, but I may need to play with it more to see how it works on me. The highlighter didn’t really show up on my skin. I will keep playing with them to see if I can find a use for them, and I will review properly at a later date.


My final purchase was a palette from Boots’ new Makeup Emporium. I wanted a palette that I could keep in my makeup bag all the time and have shades that I know would get a lot of use. This is from the brand Makeup Obsession and it’s a completely customizable system. You can purchase different sized palettes and choose what you want in the palette, which them click into place securely in the palette. I chose ten eyeshadows (although one I want to use as a highlighter), and two face products. All were beautiful when swatched and I tried to use all of them on my face. For £2 a pan these are beautiful! They have just as much pigment as higher end eyeshadows and blend beautifully. I will definitely go back and buy more eventually. I just hope that this isn’t just something here over Christmas. This brand is amazing and would be awesome for makeup artists who want to start making up a kit.

And that is everything in this first impressions post. What are your thoughts on any of the products? Did you find anything different when you tried them?

Hope that you’re all having a wonderful day and I’ll see you next time.



About jennywren7

I'm Jennifer; northern beauty blogger and Starbucks addict. I enjoy blogging about various aspects of my life and throwing the odd review and tutorial into the mix. Hope you enjoy reading my various ramblings.
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