Thursday, 27 November 2014

Drugstore Underdogs

I am so intrigued to share my drugstore beauty underdogs with you guys. Usually we all get lured by those fancy packaging, advertisement and more importantly, clever placing of skincare and cosmetics products in departmental stores. But there are tons of goodies in drugstores, which can do decent job for the money and mostly get ignored because they are available at the friction of price.

I am sure we all must have something in our stashes which are our cult products. Keep reading to check out what I have to share.

No7 Precision lips pencil in Nude

I adore this product to death. A real cult product and essential of my daily makeup routine. The perfect nude colour, neither too pink, nor too pale but gets very little attention. I mostly use the said product as an eye brightener. It gives the most au naturel look. Colour comparison was done against Rimmel scandaleyes waterproof kohl pencil although they are completely different products. 


My lip swatch with Soap&Glory sexy mother pucker lipgloss stick in Nude on top here

Price: £ 6.75

No7 Crème Touch Face Powder in Candlelight

I am on second pan of this cult beauty. A creamy texture powder, very fine milled which gives a nice subtle, dewy finish. No7 categorize this under the foundations because it gives a sheer coverage as well.

On those days when really don’t want to put anything on my face, I apply this powder with puff or brush on well moisturised skin for clearer completion. 

Price: £ 8.50

If purchased with £3 off coupon, then it's a real steal.

Avene Cleanance K crème gel

This product changed my life. I got a sample of it initially. I used it for three days and saw the result instantly. It definitely has a wow factor. Specially design for oily and blemish prone skin, which cleanses the clogged pores thereby encouraging the elimination of spots, blackheads and blemishes. It has AHA’s and BHA’s which clear out and exfoliates dead skin in a very gentle manner, revealing fresher skin underneath.

It has oil-absorbing microcapsules which keeps skin matte all day long. It is perfect moisturiser for winter season when I get some dry patches on my cheeks and flaky skin at my T-zone area. Only problem is, it has very strong chemically smell which can put off some users at once but once you apply it, the smell just disappear.

Price: £ 11

Superdrug Masks

I was really amazed by the quality and results I got from these masks. So easy on pocket, so tough on targets. And they smell so delicious. My favourite from the bunch are deep cleansing fruit mask and superfruit exfoliating mask. You can get these masks in tubes as well but I find the sachet more convenient and they give me the freedom to try different masks without sticking to same masks for ages. These sachets can easily give two to three applications of masks. I will suggest emptying the content in clean container to save it from wasting.

Price: £ 1 each

Enjoyed reading? Then do share your thoughts and your underdogs


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  1. Madeeha, you have gorgeous eyes! I would love to see some elaborate eye makeup done on them!
    For the price, these masks look awesome. Now, I know what to ask for when someone is coming from UK.
    Oh, I was never a fan of nude pencils, but I see visible & good difference. I might give it a shot!
    Thanks for sharing your picks ^_^

    1. Thanks for such beautiful words Bia. I never thought of elaborated eye makeup. But took a note and will see what can I produce in future

  2. All the products look so good specially masks, never used any of these brands.

  3. The no 7 lip pencil is such a pretty color.

  4. Hello Khaista! :) I love such posts when people share the products which aren't usually talked about but still are really great! Thanks for sharing! :) x

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  5. Love that precision lip pencil. The color is going to flatter the Asian kin tones a lot. It can make a gorgeous everyday nude. Thanks for this post! :)

  6. nice picks love the nude lip color from no7 will wait for your review on it :)

    1. Wow.... Nude lip pencil is an instant hit here

  7. wow they look great for the price.. I like that nude lip pencil.. Thanks for sharing :)