As Christmas is approaching, my bank balance is looking rather poor, actually it does all year round, but you know now especially. I've been trying to save my money, rather than splurging so this found me looking for some drugstore makeup bargains for the winter season, and I found some beauties. Some of these products I already owned, but they're too good not to share.
First up is eyes; both of these products are Maybelline Colour Tattoos which retail at £4.99 each. I have 6 shades, but these two are especially great for the winter as they're darker colours. The left shade is Metallic Pomegranate, which you may have seen in my Autumn Beauty Haul here. The other shade is On and On Bronze, which is a shade I've been loving since summer, it's so versatile and I find it looks completely different depending on what makeup you pair it with, so you can create so many looks with it. Metallic Pomegranate is a gorgeous shimmery purple shade, which looks gorgeous all over the lid, but I prefer to run it through the crease or under my lower lash line, to add some colour to a look.
Next up is my all time favourite blush for this time of year; this is an ELF Blush, and unfortunately I have no idea what shade it is because ELF don't label their blushes with what shade they are. But it's one of the darker ones on the website, and all their blush colours are gorgeous, so they're a great product. They retail at £3.50, what a bargain.
Lastly, the lip products! My favourite thing to mix up in winter; I love berry shades, but I also love a classic red lip. My top picks start off with Makeup Revolution's Reckless Lipstick*, you'll never guess how cheap this lipstick was, it was £1! Can a lipstick get any better?! The formulation is insane for the price too, it applies evenly to the lips and only takes one or two swipes to get an opaque colour. Reckless is a burgundy shade that I just love. Second on my list is L'oreal Paris Julianne's Red, I never ever thought this lipstick would make it's way into my life as it's a very bright red, and I just don't do bright reds. This lipstick completely changed my mind though, I think I'm actually starting to prefer them to my darker reds! Retailing at £6.99, it's a slightly more expensive choice, but it's so worth it. Last up is a more natural shade coming in the form of Kate Moss by Rimmel's 05, it's a lovely dark pink lipstick which I like for days where I want to have a more nude look, or when I'm wearing some crazy eye makeup that I'm not confident enough to pair with a dark or bold lip. It's a great everyday winter shade, retailing at £5.49.
Kate Moss by Rimmel 05
L'oreal Julianne's Red
Makeup Revolution Reckless
Maybelline Colour Tattoo On and On Bronze
Maybelline Colour Tattoo Metallic Pomegranate
What are your top winter drugstore picks?