Sunday, 12 May 2013

GP: Top 10 Drugstore / High Street Beauty Products

Hello Beauties!

My name is Erinn and I run the blog: Erinn's Beauty Blog which you can find at I blog all about makeup, skincare, haircare and more. You will also find tons of LUSH Hauls & Reviews since I am very obsessed with LUSH!

Anyways, today I have a post all about my top 10 drugstore/high street  beauty products. This list includes face, eye and lip products. These are also not in any sort of order, I love all these products equally! 

1. Revlon Photoready Airbrush Foundation: Shade 060 Golden Biege

This foundation is unlike any foundation I have ever tried since it is a mousse. You just shake the can and squirt out barely any product since a lot goes along way with this foundation. I love this foundation because it has a very natural looking finish, has medium-full coverage and lasts all day. It also feels very light on my skin and looks like I am not wearing foundation since it blends flawlessly into my skin. If you are looking for a great summer foundation I highly recommend try out the Revlon Photoready Airbrush foundation.

2. Revlon Colorstay Pressed Powder: Shade Light/Medium

Since it is going into summer, everyone needs a good powder that sets our foundation, soaks up oil/sweat and doesn't make our makeup look cakey after reapplying throughout the day. And this powder does all that! It is a very light, finely-milled powder that does an amazing job at setting my foundation. It doesn't make me look cakey and I never seem to get oily throughout the day when I use this powder. I have been using the powder for over a year now and I have been loving it!

3. Wet n Wild Coloricon Bronzer: Shade 739 Ticket to Brazil

If I had to count how many bronzers I have in my collection it would take me all day. However, this bronzer isn't just my favorite drugstore/high street bronzer, it's my favorite of all time! This bronzer is the perfect shade, not too orange and not to muddy. I use this to add a bronzed glow to my skin and it really makes my skin look dewy and gorgeous! It has a subtle amount of shimmer but doesn't make me look like a glitter ball. I absolutely love this bronzer and I will definitely be using this all summer!

4. Loreal Magic Perfecting Base

This face primer from Loreal is very comparable to higher end brands because of how well it smooths and preps the skin for foundation. It blurs any pores so your foundation doesn't stick in them and really makes my skin feel silky smooth after I apply this base. You also only need just a little bit of product so don't worry, this tiny jar will last you longer than you think!

5. Physicians Formula Highlighter: Shade Light Bronze Pearl

If you are looking for a good highlighter that has an even better price tag then I highly recommend this one from Physicians Formula. They have a few other shades of this highlighter but this one looks the best with my skin tone. It's not overly shimmery but has enough shimmer that adds a gorgeous glow to my cheek bones. This also works great as an inner tear duct highlight or brow bone highlight. This shimmer is also so finely milled that it won't make you look like a glitter ball which is my problem with most highlighters! 

6. Elf Studio Blush: Shade Mellow Mauve

I absolutely love Elf blushes and it was hard choosing a shade that was my favorite! The Elf Studio blushes are super pigmented, not chalky and soft , they are also very long wearing! I chose this very subtle and natural shade because it's a great everyday blush that you can put on just to give your cheeks a naturally flushed look. You can also build this blush up to make it more dramatic but I prefer it more subtle. It you want other blushes from Elf I also highly recommend their baked blushes since they would work great this summer!

7. Elf Baked Eye Shadow: Shade Toasted

When it came to picking my favorite single eye shadow it was no doubt this one from Elf! These baked eye shadows are crazy pigmented and super soft. I actually prefer them to any MAC eye shadow I have ever owned! This shade toasted is a great everyday shade {I actually have been wearing this everyday since I bought it!} and is such a great color for summer. If you want a darker baked eye shadow from Elf I also love the shade Bark. Bark also looks amazing paired with this shade toasted if you use toasted all over the lid and blend Bark into your crease {AMAZING neutral smokey eye!}

8. MUA Eye Shadow Palette: Heaven and Earth

It was also easy choosing my favorite palette since I literally use this one from MUA almost every single day! It has such a variety of shades that are all the type of shades I love wearing since I absolutely love bronzed and neutral shades. These shadows are also super pigmented and soft, this palette is such high quality for the cheap price tag. 
9. Elf Precision Liquid Eyeliner

If you are looking for a super black, easy to use, long-lasting, and crazy cheap liquid eyeliner then you have to try this one from Elf! I use this liner everyday I wear makeup and you can make a thin line all the way to a thick dramatic line. This liner also makes it easy to wing out the eyeliner which seems to always be hard for me! The one issue I do have with this liner is how long it takes to dry, so after I apply this I do something else for a few minutes then curl my lashes and apply mascara.

10. Elf Mineral Lipstick: Shade Party Pink

Lastly, I have my favorite lipstick ever which is also from Elf {sorry for the overload of Elf products!} This shade is a perfect everyday lip color that looks great with any makeup look. These Elf mineral lipsticks are very pigmented and not over-drying since they have a slightly glossy finish. I also love the sleek packaging since it's very sturdy and surprisingly high quality! These mineral lipsticks are also pretty long-wearing especially if you apply then blot and apply again {this method made this lip color last through dinner!} I highly recommend these mineral lipsticks from Elf especially this shade since they are very high quality for the cheap price tag!

Well that concludes my top 10 drugstore/ high street makeup picks! I hope everyone enjoyed this post and if you are interested in anymore of these types of drugstore/ high end posts I have a series coming up on my blog!

So keep your eye out for {or one of these posts might already be up} my Favorite Lip Products from the Drugstore and The Best & Worst Drugstore Foundations. These both can be found on my blog: Erinn's Beauty Blog

Thank you so much for reading! :)


  1. great post Erinn, the mousse foundation looks interesting! xxx

    1. Thank you so much! The mousse foundation is a little weird but works so well :)

  2. The ELF eyeshadow looks stunning! One of my favourite high street beauty products has got to be the Collection 2000 concealer, it's seriously amazing! x

    Sarah @ xx

  3. I love my Heaven and Earth palette, it's so trusty and I love it! x


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