Drugstore Makeup Picks for Summer 2016

Drugstore Makeup Picks for Summer 2016

Today I’d like to share my selection of drugstore makeup products to go for in summer 2016. So, if you are interested to find out what drugstore products are worth buying keep reading!

Drugstore Makeup Picks for Summer 2016

It wouldn’t be a surprise for many of you that sometimes affordable makeup products could be disappointing in terms of the quality. I myself love drugstores such as Boots and Superdrug. Most of the times I can’t resist going inside and pick some makeup that I couldn’t live without anymore (haha). I find it’s very tempting to buy something because it’s quite affordable and also a selection is normally huge. I always find something new and sparkly for myself. I have to admit that often I’d be disappointed by the quality of the makeup bought in a drugstore, but today I have a killer selection of products for you. These makeup products are of a very high quality, good value for money and must-haves for summer 2016 makeup in my opinion!

Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer

I’ve heard a lot of good things about this concealer on Youtube! Beauty vloggers from all over the World talk about this product and say that it’s one of the best affordable concealers. I had to try it myself. The day I bought it, I started to test it on myself. I really love the smooth texture. It’s quite creamy and reach, allows you to cover dark circles.

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Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Press Powder

Again this purchase was drawn by the number of reviews on Youtube talking about it. I love my Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. But let’s get real, it’s very expensive and not everyone can afford it. But everyone wants a makeup last all day long, right? Stay Matte comes in a variety of colours, the one that matches me in summer is 005 Silky Beige. I’ve tested the powder and I agree that it sets makeup and help to actually prolong the makeup wear.

Beauty Tip: Take a powder with you in and fix the makeup on the go. Don’t forget to clean the excess oil with a blotting paper before applying an extra layer of setting powder. This way you will avoid cakey look and actually fix a problem.

Bourjois Blusher in Copper Brown

For some reason, I get very nostalgic when it comes to a Bourjois makeup. Maybe it’s because Bourjois was one of the first makeup brands I’ve tried. I’ve heard many times that Bourjois blushers are produced by the same factory that produces blushers for Chanel. I don’t know if it’s true or not, but the smell and shape of the blusher are totally the same. The shimmery baked formula is also very similar. Anyway, I recommend buying the blush in a shade 03 Copper Brown, as it’s a perfect bronzy shade for summer. It gives you a healthy looking, a little illuminated and sun-kissed finish. Blushers from Bourjois are a drugstore makeup must-haves!

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L'oreal Nail Varnish new launch 2016

L’oreal Nail Varnish

To be honest I often buy my nail varnishes from a drugstore. I feel like with nail varnishes it’s not a big difference between cheap and expensive. The selection of nail varnishes in drugstore brands is always extremely wide. So there is always a colour for everyone. During my last visit to Boots, I’ve bought a L’oreal nail varnish from the new collection in a shade Jardin Des Roses. I was looking for a soft almost baby pink rose colour because it’s very trendy this summer. I was very surprised by the quality. Even though my nails are very weak at the moment and all my nail varnishes chip after a day, this one stayed on nails perfectly for about a week. I haven’t tried different colours, but I’m very impressed with the formula and highly recommend checking the range.

Pixi by Petra Makeup Fixing Mist

Fixing sprays or face mists is something that I can’t live without. Especially in summer when it’s hot, make-up wants to melt all the time and in general needs refreshing during the day. I like to apply fixing spray before makeup to prolong the wear. I also apply to finish up the makeup look. It sets makeup and adds a soft-focus finish. In summer I recommend to taking a face mist with you to refresh makeup, hydrate and balance your skin.

Beauty Tip: Hold the bottle about 30cm away from the face, close your eyes and spray over face and neck to refresh your makeup during the day.


I hope you liked my selection of a drugstore makeup picks for summer 2016. If you love makeup why not to learn how to organise your makeup collection?


What are your favourite drugstore makeup products?

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  1. June 12, 2016 / 12:41 am

    I really miss Bourjois, it was my go-to “drugstore” brand in France. I can find it online but being able to take a peek at their display when going to the grocery store was so fun!
    I don’t think we have these new L’Oreal nail lacquers in the US yet, but the bottle is so pretty! I’ll definitely grab one when I have a chance.

  2. June 12, 2016 / 7:48 am

    I’m always intrigued by finishing mist and this one sounds great! You can’t beat the stay matte powder either- I agree that it’s so great for touch ups on the go 🙂

    Rachel xx

  3. Anouk
    June 12, 2016 / 9:39 am

    I also love Boots and Superdrug! I can never walk out empty-handed whenever I visit these shops.


  4. Nataliya
    June 12, 2016 / 9:45 am

    I used to not be able to survive without a setting mist! At one point, I ran out, got too busy and forgot to restock. Honestly, it’s the one thing that I REALLY miss and need to get. So, thank you for reminding me!

    I struggle with nail polishes a lot too since they seem to chip off in a matter of hours. I think it’s the combo of me not knowing how to properly apply polish and some nail biting (bad habits die hard)!

    My favorite drugstore buys have always been anything by NYX! Their products are always amazing.
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  5. Alina Bostan
    June 12, 2016 / 10:20 am

    I haven’t tried any of these drugstore picks but they sound fantastic. I’ve had my eye on the PIXI mist for a while now, haven’t tried anything from the brand before x

    Beauty with charm

  6. Siffat Haider
    June 12, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    I am absolutely obsessed with the new L’Oreal nail polish, I’m actually wearing it right now!

  7. Liz Nguyen
    June 13, 2016 / 4:58 am

    Thank you so much for sharing! I’m actually looking for concealer so I might try that one from Maybelline 🙂


  8. June 13, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    I love this post! There are definitely some great items to be found at drugstores … but it’s hard to know which ones!!! I can’t wait to try the face mist you suggested. I also can’t live without one, and so many are expensive (and I really feel like this is one product where you can go with a cheaper product without losing quality). My current favorite drugstore product is Olay Regenerist’s Regenerative Serum. Love it!

  9. June 13, 2016 / 6:48 pm

    Love all your picks babe! That L’Oreal nail varnish looks lovely! Thank you for sharing! Have a great day! 🙂

  10. June 13, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    If I don’t set my concealer with powder, it ends up creasing so it is a must for me. Jardin Des Roses is a beautiful spring&summer colour, I wear similar colours often 🙂 x

    Ela BellaWorld

  11. Ileana
    June 13, 2016 / 11:29 pm

    These products look all so great! And the pink nail polish is super cute 😀 I have been looking for a shade just like that one!


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  12. June 13, 2016 / 11:36 pm

    I am definitely going to try that Bourjois blusher! I need a new bronzer/blush with a bit of illumination to it, this sounds perfect! I love good drugstore finds, they make my wallet happy!

  13. June 14, 2016 / 4:01 am

    I’ve heard so many good things about the Pixi brand, I’ll have to try out their fixing mist!

    Kathryn • The Fashionography

  14. June 14, 2016 / 5:04 am

    Thank you for the suggestions! I find it hard to try new products and it always helps hearing new ideas of things to try!


  15. Kia / KTS
    June 14, 2016 / 6:05 am

    I’ve heard good things about the Maybelline concealer as well, but I also hear good things about the LA Girl Pro HD concealer. I’m not sure which one of them I want to try but one of them will be tried lol. And I simply love Laura Mercier setting powder. I simply loved this post.

    Kia / KTS

  16. June 22, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    Love this post!! ♡♡

  17. June 30, 2016 / 1:19 pm

    Hey! I love your blog! I’m definitely gonna try it..!Thank you!

  18. September 2, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    Great Site. Really enjoyed reading.

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