Wacky Drugstore Haul

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Hello everyone! 

Not too long ago I had to do some fancy dress, now I love fancy dress as much as the next girl, but this one was a bit of a challenge. I had to dress up as a musical theatre performer, my performing days were a while ago now so I lacked the necessary crazy colour makeup to create the look. Oh so sadly (she says extremely sarcastically) I needed to go shopping. 

I wanted to go for a blue, green and purple eye look so I hit the high street and headed to Boots. You can find some truly fab products out there for such a good price, so if you are a lover of bold looks then keep reading! 


I first went to Maybelline to pick up a kohl liner, I went for this pretty mint green waterproof liner in 37. I wanted to be able to create a bold line and build up a similar eyeshadow colour around it. I used the line for the crease and built up the eyeshadow on the outer two thirds of the lid, using a purple shimmer shade in the inner corner. The Linerefine liners glide on smoothly and the pigment is fantastic. The only downside is that it is a real pencil so needs sharpening to get a very fine line. 

It's so hard to photograph an eye pencil and make it look good! 

In an attempt to match the liner I went to Max Factor as they often have a wide range of eyeshadow colours available as singles. I ended up selecting two shimmer shades that I thought would blend well together to provide an ethereal, yet bold eye, I was aiming for Midsummer Night’s Dream type makeup. I chose 30 Turquoise Fury and 15 Vicious purple. Top tip: purple and green go surprisingly well together! Max Factor are known for their fab Colour X-pert Waterproof liquid eyeliners, I chose the 03 metallic lilac to draw on my bold cat eye flick. 



Finally I went to Rimmel in search of a product to give a pop of colour to my lower lash line. The Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer has a thin cream nib at one end and a small cushion at the other to blend the colour if you want a smudgy look. I went for the very bright 240 Aqua Sparkle to smudge into my lower lashes. I love the way you can glide on the liner and smudge straight away without needing to search for the right brush. The nib is the perfect size for a fine line, but could also be built into a thicker one for a different upper lid look. 


The final look was so bold, but very striking. I definitely looked like I’d just walked off the set of a fairy themed play! What’s your favourite bold look? Let me know in the comments below :-) 


xoxo

10 comments :

  1. These products all look so divine! Maybe next time we could see some pictures of the final look? Nonetheless, great blogpost!

    Christina ♡ from Okay Christina

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    1. They are fab! Haha maybe at some point
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  2. You bought amazing products, dear, I really like that turquoise eye pencil from Max Factor, it's such a lovely shade! :)

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    1. It is so creamy on the skin :-) It feels much more luxurious than the price tag!
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  3. I love the colours. Bold looks are awesome. I also love seeing the shimmer looks, where there could be an add of colour(s). Eyeliner pencils can be great. I like how eyeliners advance over time. Take care.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the post :-) I feel like eye makeup is an area where you can do so much experimenting without spending a huge amount of money!
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  4. These are all such cool colours. Recently I've been loving blue and green eyeliner for some reason and I love wacky colours. This was a fantastic haul thanks for sharing xxx


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    1. If you love blue and green definitely give these a try :-) They would be amazing in summer themed eye looks!
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