As I’ve mentioned on my blog time and time again I’m an absolute makeup hoarder and I often solely buy products because I want them to be part of my collection and not necessarily because I need them. Not very smart I know. I feel like especially in the past two years I’ve become so obsessed with high end makeup and rarely ever buy makeup from the drugstore anymore, which is such a shame because it seems that I’m missing out on some amazing products.
Recently a prominent drugstore chain opened up a new store close to where I live, so naturally I had to go and at least check it out. While I was browsing through their makeup aisle I stopped at the Makeup Revolution counter to look at their products, because I absolutely loved Makeup Revolution when I first started university. They had a sale on one of their highlighters so I couldn’t resist and before I knew it I had added one more highlighter to my ever-growing collection.
The highlighter I bought is the Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss highlighter in Ice Kiss, which is the lightest shade they offer within this line. I’m very fair so when I find a highlighter suitable for pale skin my brain automatically tells me I need it. Ice Kiss is a very light icy yellow gold, so it definitely is a nice highlighter for pale skin tones. What I like about it is that its very shimmery without being glittery and chunky. In fact, it has a nice and smooth texture, that feels nice on the skin as well. I dislike highlighters that just sit on the skin but fortunately this one blends into the skin nicely.
While the actual content of the product is what counts the most of course I still consider packaging to be pretty important. For a drugstore brand I think this highlighter is beautifully packaged. It comes in a shiny rose gold compact, which even includes a huge mirror. Of course it goes without saying that this packaging can’t compete with luxurious brand such as Chanel or Tom Ford but I do think its looks very chic and high quality, unlike a to of products from the drugstore.
Another bonus is the size of this highlighter, which is pretty big, as it contains 14 grams of product. In comparison a Becca highlighter only contains around 8 grams. The only downside is that its size makes it a little less travel friendly but I don’t really mind that.
Although I got this on sale for 4€ I still think it’s an absolute bargain even at it’s normal price for around 6-7€ and I’m actually really happy with this impulse buy. Now I feel like I definitely need to get back into playing around with more makeup from the drugstore because you can find some real gems for very little money.
What are some of your favorite drugstore makeup products?
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