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Thursday, March 19, 2015

What's New On the High Street

What's New On the High Street

Collectively us Brit's need to come together and coin a phrase that covers both Boots and Superdrug - yes they are technically chemists/pharmacies but it isn't nearly as catchy as "Drug Store". I know you hear my plight. Every now and then I take a trip into town and scour the make-up stands to see what is new and what I fancy trying out. It can end up pretty messy (hello, swatches) and expensive so I do try to make it less of a habit and more of a treat. Here is what I have found and of course purchased as of late...

What's New On the High Street

L'Oreal Infalliable 24H Mattifying Foundation £6.99 via Boots

Everyone and their dog has been telling me to try this out: a light weight, matte  yet full coverage foundation that doesn't cost the earth. Kudos to L'Oreal. Not only is the  L'Oreal Infalliable 24H Mattifying Foundation formula rather wonderful but the shade range is pretty impressive too. I have only began testing this out but so far I can happily state that it does live up to exceptions - it covers so well, is comfortable, offers decent oil control and wears excellently. L'Oreal foundations are so hard to beat, aren't they?

L'Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer £7.99 via Superdrug

I have a weakness for primers and do tend to purchase just about every new one going, it is a real problem. If oily skin happens to be a problem for you then the new L'Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer could be what you are looking for. A lightweight, non-greasy gel based primer that instantly mattifies the skin, leaving it looking and feeling soft without drying out the complexion. Sadly I don't find this offers much in terms of blurring imperfections but it does reduce oil dramatically. You can even apply it on top of make-up instead of blotting powder should you wish.

What's New On the High Street

L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper in Light/Medium £5.99 via Superdrug

I purchased this on a whim - a 3 for 2 offer no less, in the words of my Grandparents "That's how they get you!". Under the bright lights of the shop floor the L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper appeared to be a light golden brown brow gel that promised to fill and shape the brows with ease. Sold! In reality it is a bright gold colour that looks ludicrous on my brows - there is nothing natural about it at all. If we ignore the shade I can vouch that the formulation isn't too shabby at all - it does fill the brows well, helps to create the illusion of fuller brows while slicking them down in place. The shade Light/Medium in my opinion is a total flop.

What's New On the High Street

L'Oreal Le Blush £7.69 each via Boots

As you can most likely tell by now I did linger around the L'Oreal counter a little longer than most, at the moment I can truly say that they are my favourite high street brand. One of my favourite product lines from L'Oreal are their Le Blushes - pigmented, beautiful shades, long wearing and don't cost the earth. What is not to like? I am unsure if the three shades I bought are an expansion or limited edition, they could even be fairly old shades and my local Superdrug is just so behind? Anyway if you are on the look out for new Spring/Summer shades then I recommend checking out L'Oreal Le Blush in 105 Rose Pastel which is a light, blue based pink not worlds apart from MAC Pink Swoon Blush. If coral blushes are more your thing you need shade 103 Peach which could give Benefit Coralista a run for its money. Lastly I have shade 163 Nectarine which is a bright red based coral that would look wonderful on tanned to deep complexions.

What's New On the High Street

Revlon Photoready Eye Brighter and Primer £9.99 via Superdrug

An eye brighter and primer in one? Consider me sold. The new Revlon Photoready Eye Brighter and Primer is nothing short of genius. A light, silky liquid that not only peps up the entire eye area but also helps hold make-up into place. You can use it on the eye lids to lock in eyeshadow, on the lower eye in place of concealer and/or highlighter - all with the convenience of a brush on formula. Easily one of my favourite recent finds.

What's New On the High Street

Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm and Lift 2-in-1 Primer £4.98 via Superdrug

Lastly I purchased Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm and Lift 2-in-1 Primer, if I am entirely honest I didn't fully read the description in store. I saw 2-in-1 Primer and popped it into my basket without too much of a thought. The anti-ageing technology isn't really a current requirement for myself but I do like that this not only hydrates the skin, firms but primes in one quick step. Personally I would have liked it to contain an SPF but I guess you can't win them all and at less than £5 I can't complain!

Full reviews will of course follow, should I make this type of post a monthly occurrence?
Or maybe, just maybe a monthly video? Answers on a post card.











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35 comments:

  1. I really like both the L'Oreal foundation and primer. I always look at their blushes but never pick one up. Might have to next time I'm in store...
    ABlogByPhilippa

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  2. L'Oreal is definitely one of my favourite high street beauty brands too so I shall definitely be giving those blushes a swatch! :)
    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

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  3. what a weird colour for an eyebrow gel ! I've heard so many good things about the Loreal foundation, think i'm going to try it once I've run out of my current one

    Distant Dreamer

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  4. I have a really oily skin so I will definitely try this primer out!!
    Little Beauty Blog
    Elizabeth x

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  5. I, too, am loving the L'Oreal foundation - a fantastic product and so cheap. The Revlon eye brightener and primer, though, has been available for a few years (uk) - it's a pretty good product ^_^

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  6. I really want to try the foundation so bad! I've heard so many great reviews. The other products look great to!!

    OhjustAlice.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I've read somewhere that the Loreal matte foundation is a dupe for a Nars one. I'd be interested in trying it out if it's as good as an highend brand foundation x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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  8. I'm so happy with the l'Oréal Infallible 24H foundation! They don't sell the primer here in Belgium, I don't know why... The Brow Plumper is not my favourite brow gel either. I've got the darker shade and it doesn't really fill them in too much. You shouldn't spend money on the darker shade, if you were about to :)

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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  9. Looks like you got some really nice things there! I am after some new blush so ill check them out next time I am in boots! xx

    www.thatgirlrhianna.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I really really want to try something from Loreal's Infallible range, they seem to be getting some great reviews x

    Blushhx

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  11. That foundation is definitely on our wish list. Good to hear that you rate it! x

    mackandmay.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. The loreal blushes look lovely - adding those to my wishlist!

    Hannah Heartss x

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  13. I liked the primer but unfortunately the new L'Oreal foundation was an awful colour match on me! Can't believe they only do 6 shades :( xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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  14. i definitely need to try the loreal foundation and see if it's worth the hype!

    love katy @ THE RAWRDROBE ♡

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  15. Having used the L'Oreal primer which was amazing, I think the time has come to buy the new foundation. All I have been hearing is good reviews about it.

    Alisha x
    http://alishaxa.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I really want to pick up a tube of L'Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer, it looks very similar to Smashbox Photo Finish which I adore. I'd love to see how they compare. xo

    Jenny | That Northern Gal

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  17. The L'Oreal base and primer both sound incredible!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  18. The blushes!!
    Such pretty colours, I'm looking out for that the next time I go to the drugstore :-)

    xx
    www.curlsandmints.com

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  19. I adore the L'Oréal infallible 24hr matte foundation so much. They need to add more shades though. Its outdone my revlon color stay and my mac studio fluid.

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  20. I needed to read this! Thank you for posting! I've moved to Switzerland and I miss my trips scouting products out in Boots :( haha!

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  21. The matte primer sounds really good, and in terms of reducing oil and keeping the base clear it's sounding like a winner

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. I'm an eyebrow lover and I need to try the Loreal Brow shaper!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  23. I deffo think you should make this post a monthly thing!
    I've been searching for the L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper but cannot seem to find it anywhere :(
    Will keep an eye our for the L'Oreal primer though, I'm running out of my smashbox photo finish and don't have the funds to purchase a new one!

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  24. I've read so many great reviews about the L'Oreal foundation! Still need to give it a whirl x

    www.2matesandablog.com

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  25. These L'Oréal foundation & Primer look amazing! I've only read good reviews about them, I can't wait to try them!
    xx

    Pretty as Summer

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  26. I picked up the L'Oreal Infallible foundation today after reading London Beauty Queens rave review a couple of days ago. Obviously as it's currently 3 for 2 I picked up two other products and went for the Maybelline Flawless nude foundation and one of the new Bourjois Aqua Laque's. I can't wait to try all three of them x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  27. I've heard so much hyped up reviews about the L'Oreal foundation, I'm going to have to buy it to see what it's all about!

    Elma x || PetalGrrl

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  28. The L'Oréal blushers have a great packaging, I would love to try them even just for that :P

    Julia x
    | http://www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk |

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  29. Revlon Photoready Eye Brighter and Primer sounds like a great product to try! And those L'oreal blushes looks so pretty

    Navellina

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  30. What shade did you get in the L'oreal foundation, I think we're pretty similar skin colouring and always struggle with drugstore foundations! x

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  31. Such a great pick up! The L'oreal blushes are such pretty colours and would be perfect for any season! I love having a little snoop on other bloggers hauls..great post :) x Holly http://thechroniclesofholly.blogspot.com.au/

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  32. I have that brow gel in Medium/Dark and it's actually more amazing than the Benefit Gimme Brow!!
    The blushes look so pretty too I definitely need to check them out!

    Bonnie || bonniebeautyxo.com

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  33. I cant wait to try the L'oreal Infallible foundation and primer

    Nashia | makeupandbeautymayhem

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  34. The new L'Oreal releases sound great! So keen to try the new foundation!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  35. I bought a while ago the foundation and the brow mascara,kind of thing and i really like them ! I'm pretty impress with the new L'oreal products ^_^

    xoxo Afrodite ~ BubblyBeauty135

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