GUEST POST: Natasha's Top 5 Drugstore/Highstreet Eye Make-Up

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Hey everyone, I'm Natasha from Clouds and Cuticle Oil and today I'm going to be sharing with you my five favourite drugstore/high street eye products. I know when it comes to makeup most people would choose high end brands over the ones you would find in Superdrug, but I'm here to show you that you don't have to spend all your hard-earned money to get great quality products!


1. MUA Single Eyeshadows
I'm almost certain that everyone in the UK who is even slightly interested in cosmetics has heard of MUA and their offerings. For me, almost the whole range is a winner but what I'm featuring here are the single eyeshadows. They're part of the basic range and the colour I'm showcasing is Shade 11 which is a warm toned bronze that's soft to the touch and has great pigmentation. I've swatched a fair few of the shades in store and they all seem pretty well pigmented excluding the matte ones. The best part? They're only £1.




2. Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Cat Eyes Mascara
Personally I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for Maybelline mascaras, I have never been let down by one yet (touch wood). My favourite at the moment is the Colossal Volum' Express Cat Eyes mascara. It makes my lashes look lovely and fluttery and the curved wand makes it really easy for me to cover all my lashes in one sweep as well as making it much easier to apply mascara to my bottom lashes. It's priced at £7.99.

3. L'Oreal Color Infallible eyeshadows
After hearing the L'Oreal Color Infallible eyeshadows being raved about so much on the blogosphere I decided to try one out for myself and I was not let down. I would describe this range as loose pigments without the hassle. They are buttery soft and glide smoothly onto the eyelid, not to mention they have great pigmentation. The little pots the eyeshadows come in have a little lid-shaped thing included so that if the pigment starts separating out you just press down and hey, problem solved! My favourite colour is the one that I have featured here, it's called Hourglass Beige but it seems to be discontinued as I can't find it anywhere online (boo hiss). They retail for £6.99 but I'm pretty sure that if you scout around online you can find a cheaper price.


4. L'Oreal Super Liner
The L'Oreal Super Liner has been a staple in my makeup bag for a while now, mainly because it was the first liquid eyeliner that I ever tried that I could actually apply properly and not end up with black liner everywhere. I've never come across another product that has the same sort of applicator this has, it's a felt tip but not in the same category as the normal felt tip pen liners. Whatever it is, it's easy to control and only costs £6.49. Sorted.


5. Sleek eyeshadow palettes

I see Sleek as the inexpensive version of Urban Decay, they both make really pigmented products and come out with amazing palettes - my Sleek Original palette is getting a little grubby (it's got that same matte packaging that NARS has - it's a pain to clean!) from all the use it's gotten over the past year.
You get a plentiful 12 shades in each palette, all of which are great quality. The price has gone up since I bought mine, but it still remains at a more than affordable £7.99.

Thanks to the lovely Evelyn for letting me post on her wonderful blog, hope you enjoyed!
Natasha xxx
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9 comments

  1. I thought MUA shadows were pretty crap but I was buying the matte ones. I'm not really a shimmery shadow kind of girl. But they have a beautiful palette a dupe of Naked2 which is about £4 I plan to get! I like 2True's wee nail varnishes they are 3 for 2 and good staying power. My fav is colletion 2000 - wore their foundation for years, mascara is good. Also Barry M for Nails and sparkle pots!

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    1. ooh yes i have the undressed palette too, it's a bargain! i havent tried 2True's nail varnishes, i need to give them a go :)
      http://cloudsandcuticleoil.blogspot.co.uk/
      xx

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  2. I really want to try L'Oreal eyeliners - heard so many good things about them :) Love Sleek palettes (Storm is my fav!) and the L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadows which are so pigmented and shimmery!

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  3. I'm using the same mascara currently :), I also have three shades from the L'oreal colour infallible range and really like them. That MUA Shade looks gorgeous! xoxo.

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  4. I really like the MUA single eye shadows, I have a matte creamy pinky white shade which I use in the corners of my eyes and sometimes as a base and it's great value for £1!
    Lovely post
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I want to try the Maybelline mascaras, don't know how they'll work on me but might be worth a go. X

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  6. I would have to agree with your top 5. They are all fab. x

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  7. I really want to try those L'Oreal eyeshadows.

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  8. Ooh fantastic guest post Natasha! Went over to your blog and you have such fantastic quality photos. Following you on HC :)

    mezmadeup.blogspot.co.uk

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