Monday, 7 March 2016

Bargain Drugstore Beauty At Direct Cosmetics

Despite the fact that I get to try a real range of beauty brands, from drugstore to higher end, thanks to Ellis Tuesday, drugstore beauty will always be my first love. However, a trip to somewhere like Boots or Superdrug can soon get rather pricey when you start adding up everything in your basket. As a result, I'm always looking for ways to get my hands on some of my favourite drugstore brands and products without paying full price. Don't get me wrong, 3 for 2's and similar deals can certainly reduce a shop by quite a chunk but I still normally end up spending more than I ever intended to. But that's where Direct Cosmetics have come to my bargain drugstore beauty buying rescue. I picked up a selection of products to show you exactly how much can be saved simply by switching from the traditional drugstore retailers to somewhere like Direct Cosmetics.

The first product to catch my eye was the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Darling* and a lot of that had to do with the fact that it was just £1.99 (a saving of £6 on the RRP). This is such a lovely shade and at the price I couldn't leave it behind. Another bargain lip product that I stumbled across was this one from Max Factor. I couldn't really believe it when I saw one of their Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tints for just £1.65 (a saving of £6.34). This one, in the shade Passion Red*, is absolutely stunning and I'll definitely be trying more from that range in the not too distant future. And the final lip product that I came across was one that I'd been wanting to try for a good while now. Something about the Super Stay 24 Hour Wear Lip Colors from Maybelline caught my eye when they were first released but I never got around to trying them, until now. This Bold Matte shade in Fire Coral* is just £3.99 instead of £8.99 so I definitely don't feel guilty about trying it out.

One product that I'm always a little hesitative about trying is drugstore foundations but this one sounded like it could be right up my street. The fact that the shade is called Rose Porcelain already had me feeling pretty confident in my purchase and I'm definitely impressed with this L'Oreal Lumi Magique Light Infusing Foundation* so far. This didn't come with as big a saving as the lip products did (it's £7.99 instead of £10.99) but it all adds up, savings wise, when you're ready to check out. 

And last but not least we have this fantastic eye shadow set from Bourjois*. I'm a big fan of Bourjois' Little Round Pots Eye Shadows so when I saw this set I was already sold to be honest. Then I noticed the fact that the entire set of three shadows was just £8.99 instead of £20.97! When you take into consideration the fact that buying just one of these Bourjois shadow pots will set you back £6.99 on the High Street, it was safe to say that I was seriously impressed. I also love the stunning neutral shades that are included in this set.

With even more brilliant brands such as Rimmel, Sally Hansen, Too Faced, OPI and even Hard Candy on the site, I'll definitely be checking out the prices on Direct Cosmetics before making my next trip to Boots or Superdrug.

What do you think of the savings? Have you tried any of the products in today's post? If so, what do you think of them? And what drugstore brands are your favourite?


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