I’m not one for New Years Resolutions, and definitely not part of the ‘New Year, new me’ tribe. But I have decided there are a few things I am going to try to do this year, one of them being a vow to buy more high street make-up!
I tend to get bored of products pretty quickly and always reach for the pretty packaging and solid reputation of more high end brands when I fancy a change, which can get pretty expensive and also meant I missed out on some cracking high street options for aaaages (Collection 2000 creamy concealer, anyone?).
I actually started this resolution (of kinds) a few months before the end of last year, when both Boots and Superdrug had crazy 3 for 2 offers on most of the make-up they stocked, so I feel like I’ve got a solid foundation (no pun!) of drug store/high street products already!
Today I bring you…. my current favourite high street contour/highlight products (both of which I stumbled across by complete accident!)
I bought the Goddess of Love highlighter because I thought it would look pretty on my dressing table and in photos, frivolous of me I know! But it was much much cheaper than the Too Faced alternative that I have coveted for EVER (ringing it at £4.99 rather than £24).
What I didn’t realise at the time is that the brand, “I <3 MAKEUP’ is actually Make-up Revolution in disguise. If I had known this, I wouldn’t have been so shocked by the fab quality and all round amazingness of this highlighter!
You can shop the whole ‘Blushing Hearts’ collection here. The highlighter I picked up is in the shade ‘Golden Goddess’ and gives a gorgeous yellowy toned glow (I want to say like candle light but that sounds really weird and so cliché) rather than full on pink which I’m not a huge fan of. Although they do have some beautiful blushes on offer! This highlighter is more of a night-time highlighter though. Unless you’re a die-hard fan of strobing it is probably a little too much for everyday wear!
I picked up the Collection Contour Kit on a whim when I was placing a boots online order (It may have even been so I could get free delivery!).
When I first opened the packaging I was a little disappointed, the contour shade looked much cooler on their website and on others reviews and I almost sent it back, plus the compact was covered in scratches. BUT, for £2.99 (on offer!) I thought I may as well give it a try and I am so glad I did! It doesn’t look nearly as warm on the skin and gives such a natural contour.
The reviews on the website said it was chalky and didn’t blend very well but I haven’t encountered this at all. Using quite a fluffy angled brush, it looks fab and is buildable (& never looks muddy!) so I can wear it as a subtle contour during the day and also for a sharper look on a night out (Hoorah!).
The highlight shade was also surprisingly good! I gives a beautiful subtle glow, despite looking pretty glittery in the pan this doesn’t translate so much on the skin so I love using it during the day.
Have you tried either of these products? let me know! And if you have any other high street make-up suggestions please let me know, I’m always looking for something new!