After returning from my holiday I felt my makeup and skincare routine needed an overhaul: my skin felt dull and lifeless, my hair was a dry mess and my makeup game was DEAD so a trip to Superdrug was in dire need. Keep reading to find out what I bought and whether it worked…
L’Oréal Hydra Genius Aloe Water (£6.65)
Normal to Dry Skin
After using Simple’s Rich Moisturiser for around a year, it had finally gotten to the point where it just wasn’t doing anything anymore, my skin had become used to the formula and was just looking dull and dry. I was inspired to purchase this L’Oréal aloe water after Imogen Hudson (Imogenation) had recommended it on her YouTube channel – please check her out, she’s hilarious. I wouldn’t normally go for a L’Oréal moisturiser because of my sensitive skin but I was pleasantly surprised! The texture is not that of a normal cream moisturiser it’s a water-like non-sticky gel texture which promises to lock in moisturise and refresh your skin which it definitely has! It has this lovely smoothing effect which makes it perfect to apply just before your makeup for a glowy, dewy finish. You can quite a lot of bang for your buck and isn’t something I’ve seen from any other high street beauty brand. I really like this product and it’s perfect for summer when you need something light and refreshing!
Water & Coconut Oil Hair Masque (£3.99)
Hydrate & Shine
I think the sun and Thai climate really got the better of my hair this year. Whilst I was away my hair became a slave to the humidity and I physically couldn’t do anything with it, it just took on this weird clumpy straw-like texture. When I got home my hair just turned super dry and I decided it was time to give it some nourishing.
I went for this Superdrug ‘own’ hair mask as it seemed to be the most natural available and is very reasonably priced. I checked online reviews when I got home and was surprised that this seemingly unknown product is actually a cult favourite! After one use I could see why – my hair instantly felt healthier, looked softer and shinier (I’m not blowing my own trumpet – my work friend even said so) without being weighed down or greasy. For £3.99 you get a pretty sizeable pot and it really is good value for money. I’ll be using this once a week to rehydrate my hair and I imagine this would suit all hair types.
Got2B Oil-licious Styling Oil (£3.00 on promotion)
I’ve been using this on my damp hair after I’ve washed it since I can remember and again I have repurchased it. It’s the only Argan oil serum that doesn’t make my hair feel greasy no matter how much I use! I love how it makes my hair feel softer, nourished shinier and although it’s a small bottle, a little goes a long way.
L’Oréal True Match Foundation (£9.99)
3.N Creamy Beige
Ironically, I managed to pick up this foundation in a shade too light so it wasn’t quite a ‘true match’. Nonetheless, for £9.99 I think this is a lovely foundation, it applies well, is very lightweight and good value for money. The formula isn’t too thick and provides a medium coverage which is really nice for the summer, and although the shade was a little light for me it’s a lovely neutral, natural shade with no harsh pink or yellow undertones. I will definitely get this again and it’s a nice foundation for day-to-day use – but in the right shade!
Maybelline Age Rewind Eye Concealer (£8.99)
My first impressions of this concealer are that it’s soo creamy and easy to blend. The shade ‘Light’ is perfect for brightening up your under eye and I would normally steer clear from using anything with it’s own sponge applicator but it’s a really nice to tool to apply concealer with, especially around the inner corner of your eye. Even if you’re not keen on the sponge it’s easy to pull it off. It’s super full coverage (though maybe not as full as my beloved MAC Pro Longwear Concealer) and I will definitely be repurchasing.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (£8.99)
I’ve been using this mascara for around 2 years non-stop and I love it. I have the most rubbish stumpy, sparse lashes and this mascara always bring out the best of what I have and doesn’t dry out! You’ll find this mascara in My Everyday Makeup Routine.
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Makeup Sponge (£5.99)
As you can see I’ve made good use of this in the week I’ve had it. Previously, I’d been using my Spectrum Unicorn Tears beauty sponge for nearly a year and it was officially at death’s door. I picked up the Real Techniques version of the ‘beauty blender’ for less than a fiver (I used my Beautycard points) and it is so so soft! It feels a really nice quality and you can tell a lot of thought has gone into the product. My only issue is that it does suck in a lot of product when applying foundation, even more so than the Spectrum version BUT the application is flawless.
Thanks for reading,