Superdrug Haul!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

I love it when all the new Autumn lines hit the shops, the earthy and glowing eyeshadows, the berry lipsticks and the spicy scents, and I have been so impressed with what Superdrug has had on offer lately! I have picked up a few things that I absolutely love & want to share with you!

Barry M always have the most gorgeous selection of nail paints on the market and this season has been no exception. They have added new autumnal shades to their Gelly collection and their Glitterati Collection too and I have picked up a few that I just cant stop wearing!
'Paprika' is a beautiful rust shade that works so well with all of this seasons trends. It applies smoothly and because of the 'Gelly' formula it has incredible shine that lasts and lasts. I have never owned a nail colour like this before and it is definitely one of my autumn staples!
'Fashion Icon' is a new addition to the Glitterati collection and it is just incredible! Every time I wear this I get so many compliments about it. It has a base tone of deep purple with speckles of blue, silver and golden glitter! It dries super fast and looks so beautiful in every light aspect - I just can't get enough of it!

While browsing the Barry M display my eyes also wondered to this gorgeous little eye crayon! I love eye crayons so much, they blend well and apply like a dream.
I picked up this Barry M super soft eye crayon in 'No.2', a neutral brown with hints of golden glow, and it has been on my eyes everyday since. 
It works so well with so many colours and gives the eyes depth and definition.As the name suggests it is so soft and silky to apply, which I find makes it easier to blend too. I love wearing this in the crease of my eye and blending it into my lid with my lovely new Make up Academy Copper eyeshadow.

There really is no need to introduce this brand, we have all fallen in love with the amazing quality and wonderful products of MUA and I, for one, have fallen in love with their new A/W additions!
I first spotted the new single eyeshadow shades on their website and knew that I had to try some out, and when visiting my nearest Superdrug there weren't as many available as I'd hoped, but I did manage to pick up the one I had wanted most. 'Copper', a perfect deep golden shade that glistens and makes the eyes glow perfectly! I have used this every day since owning it and it really gives the eye a gorgeous understated glamour look, I love wearing it with no eye liner and some natural lashes for full impact!

I also picked up a couple of lip pencils from the MUA display and I am super impressed with them.
First was 'Berry Wine' a deep plum pencil which is actually an eye pencil, but I have been using it as a lip liner! This shade looks as perfect alone as it does topped with your favourite lip stick and lip gloss. This colour really lends itself to the autumnal trends and makes your lips feel perfectly pouty. Second, was something I hadn't intended on buying but was intrigued by. The MUA 'Clear anti-bleed' lip liner, is a revolutionary product at a steal of a price. I had never tried anything like this before but it has come in so handy, there are often days when I want to wear a lipstick but find myself without a matching lip liner to prepare my lips, but the anti bleed lip liner solves this problem easily! I was dubious about it capabilities but it seems to be working just great and is a lovely make up bag addition in these months when darker lips are a big trend!

I couldn't help myself but pick up one more MUA item, too. Another one of their beautiful 'Intense colour' eye pencils, this one in 'Rich Brown' has been a perfect addition to my autumn make up routine on days when I feel that black liquid liner is just too bold. It applies smoothly and as the name suggests the colour is strong and pigmented. Its good to know that these also blend very well and, like the lip pencils, come with their own individual, built-in sharpeners!

Make up Revolution are fast becoming one of my favourite brands and with new items constantly being released its not hard to see why. 
Whilst browsing their display I managed to find something I had been wanting to try out for a while, the 'Aqua Seal' dual purpose eye primer.
This little wonder works in 2 ways; 1, as a liquid primer to intensify your eyeshadows and help them last all day, and 2, as a sealant to keep your make up water resistant and locked in place until removal!
I have used this a few times now and I am just amazed at how well it works! There is a small dropper applicator which can be applied to a brush or directly to the skin and you only need the smallest amount for it to work its magic! I am so impressed at how this brings out the pigment in my eyeshadows, it totally transforms them to 'meh' to 'wow'!

I also decided to buy one of the 'Vivid blush lacquers', as my HD blush by elf has run out and this looked like a very similar alternative.
This one in 'desire' is so perfect for the autumn, it gives your cheeks that gorgeous rosy effect without being super pink and clown like! You only need a few pumps to cover the area and the colour is very pigmented and rich. It applies so well with fingers or a brush and lasts all day. I really like that the colour is buildable and you can see where you are applying it immediately, so there wont be any need to start over.

As some of you may know, I was never really a Rimmel fan, but in recent months I have grown fonder and fonder of the brand after trying numerous product, the prices are great and it really stays in place all day!
This is by no means a new product to the shelves but it is relatively new to me and I have been very Impressed with it. The Rimmel 'Wake me up' Foundation is a flawless base that Gives perfect skin and I really love the shade range on offer. I find that this applies so smoothly and blends so seamlessly that, really, it looks like you're not wearing make up at all! It has a very lovely delicate scent and leaves my skin feeling super refreshed and moisturised!

Something else I have been addicted to is the Rimmel 'Stay Matte' pressed powder. I have always been a fan of applying powder over my foundation as it feel it locks it in place and really adds to the overall 'porcelain skin' effect. This is one of the best powders I have ever tried, it doesn't feel or look cakey, it is so light and soft and it really does keep my make up in place so well. I have been using shade 'Translucent' as it doesn't give that orange look and gives me just the coverage I need!

You can see these products in my newest video below! Have you tried any of them yourself? Or do you have any recommendations for this seasons make up that you think I'm missing out on?!



  1. You're so right, Barry M nail polish is just the best. Outlasts more expensive brands by a mile.

    1. Definitely! The only trouble is deciding what colour to try next hehe!

  2. Barry m is my all time favourite brand for nail polish. I was looking at those blushes but i werent sure whether to give them ago! xx

    1. They do have an amazing selection! Oh, Id recommend them for sure! Even if it turns out that you're not a fan, at least its only £3, but I'm confident you'll love them :D
      Thanks for reading

  3. I've been really impressed with the MUR aqua seal too :) and I'm obsessed with the vivid blush lacquer! I prefer it to the e.l.f. version x

    Jasmine // Magpie Jasmine

    1. Ahh its such fun! It makes my eyeshadow come to life haha! Yes i think I might prefer it to the ELF version too, it seems to blend more easily and it doesnt go patchy at all!