The Drugstore Beauty Update

Our local drugstore pickings often leave me disappointed. #1-The range is lacklustre and #2-so overpriced in comparison to what you'd pay in the States and even the UK. Price complaints aside, recently I decided to do another order from Drugstore.com using YouShop to get my parcel to New Zealand. From memory this took just over a week to arrive on my doorstep, it certainly wasn't long at all. I thought I'd show you what I picked up in today's post because there isn't a dud to be seen and if you have ten dollars to spare then maybe you could add some of these to your stash...

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro in Pink Shock-The Baby Lips balms from Maybelline seem to have people divided. I particularly love them. All the colours that I own are rather pigmented and have reasonable staying power. This one was no exception. 

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadow in Iced Latte-I do love the infallible eyeshadows and this champagne shade works perfectly all over the lid and as an inner corner highlight. I like pairing it with the Maybelline Color Tattoo and also with a bit of Fix+ to intensify the colour.

Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal in Barely Branded-Now I'll be honest, in the past I've never really understood the mass hysteria about these. I'm a devoted Mac Paint Pot girl after all. This shade however may just have me converted. It applies quite sheerly so it'd work well under your powder favourites for a bit of longevity. One thing I find with these is they aren't the easiest to apply so I tend to use a brush to pat the colour on. I'm quite keen to try some of the Leather Color Tattoos now as apparently they're much more creamier than the originals.

EOS Hand Lotion in Berry Blossom-EOS' lip balms leave a lot to be desired but their body offerings are a lot more promising. This hand cream smells delightful, sinks in easily and doesn't leave your hands feeling dry. It also comes in cute packaging too which is just an added bonus.

Wet n Wild Color Icon Trio in Walking On Eggshells-As you can see this got a little bit broken in transit. It's still useable though so I wasn't too bothered about it. This trio is $3 and the eyeshadows are amazing. They're not chalky in the slightest and are so easy to apply then blend out. They're just beautiful. I'm impressed!

Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso-This blush is always out of stock on drugstore.com so that led me to believe it had to be good. It's been compared to Nars Orgasm blush and I definitely prefer this to its high-end counterpart. It's more peachy and less glittery. Full on pink blushers just don't seem to suit me so this one is right up my street. It's such a beautiful blush. I love it. 

Maybelline Baby Lips Crystal in Pink Quartz-Nineties ladies you'll like this one. The tube alone is plastic and glittery. Compared to Pink Shock (above) this is a bit more sheer. It has a hint of shimmer to it but it's nothing overly detectable on the lips. As I said above I don't rate the EOS balms so if you're on the hunt for something else affordable, these may take your fancy.

*Have you tried any of these products?


  1. I love the baby lips products. I used to not because they were super drying but something changed in how they're made and they're great now.

  2. Yeah it's interesting. Our ones in NZ seem to be be packaged differently and I find the formula of them more drying as well. It's strange. x