I have to admit that I don’t tend to wear much make up, although I do wear it every day. Even when I was on maternity leave, even on non-working days, I still wear foundation, concealer and powder.
I used to add mascara every day until a year ago, but after a lot of problems with styes, chalzaeons and conjunctivitis which I’d never suffered from before, I don’t tend to wear it unless it’s an occasion or I’ve an important meeting at work. And when I used to dance lots, the more eye make up, the better it stayed on through the dancing, so I had a variety of shadows and eye liners.
Whenever I’m in pound shops I always check out what cosmetic bargains there are to be had. And recently I’ve had some good bargains. There’s no point buying expensive eye shadows when I use them infrequently, but it’s nice to be able to clear out the old, and try some new colours.
I’ve been picking up nail polishes in bright colours for both a bit of crafting (post to come on that another time), and in readiness for summer. There’s been lots of Astor twin packs available – eye shadow and nail polish, and I’ve also had some Maybelline polishes.
But eye shadow wise I’ve been really pleased with finding some Rimmel ones, as well as CK.
It’s my belief that every make up bag needs a silver shadow, so am looking forward to using this Calvin Klein one (looking online, they go for around a fiver).
The trio is Rimmel Traffic Stopping Shadow, a great mix of earthy tones with a glimmer in them. Superdrug have them currently at £4.99 down £2.
The third one is Rimmel Glam Eyes HD. I love these mix ones of Rimmel as I can pick and choose or mix as required.
Yes, you might get last season’s colours, but if you want a bit of a change, are updating a make up bag, or wanting to experiement, then it’s worth checking out your local poundshops for what make up they have in.
What bargains have you had from discounter shops?