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So since my blog is growing, I recently did a poll on Twitter asking you all (who follow me on there anyway, if not hola,) if you would like to see drugstore products featured on Blush and Blend instead of it just being purely high end based. 100% of the votes went to featuring some drugstore products too, so I listened and I felt like a good blogger when I did my first ever drugstore haul since I was about thirteen! It was so strange getting so many things for such a low price, I think I got all of the products pictured above for the price of one high end foundation I wanted, which is a little mad. I must admit, I really didn't get that same great feeling when it was delivered like I do when my usual higher end stuff arrives, I wasn't swooning over anything or particularly optimistic.

First of all I got four things from Maybelline, two of which are from a limited edition "Rio Wrap" collection, basically they're a selection of the best sellers in pretty'er packaging.
I couldn't of done my first drugstore haul and not gotten that concealer everyone raves about, The Eraser Eye. First of all, this is the lightest shade and it's not light enough for me, it's supposed to be for under eyes and for me it's way too orange- I'll probably try to use it on my face instead but I definitley wouldn't recommend it to anyone who's NC10 like me and wants to brighten the under eyes. However, it did have a nice consistency and blended extremely nicely. I also got Master Sculpt in the lightest shade, and unfortunately this too is too orange for my skin, I thought it looked perfect in the pan, but once on my skin it just looked like a streak of accidental fake tan.

I am utterly obsessed with liquid lipsticks, so I thought I'd try my luck with a drugstore option, the new Vivid Matte Liquid, and it makes my want to hit my head off a wall, but I didn't really like this either. The applicator is strangely shaped and sized, it wouldn't dry completely so it felt a bit sticky and tacky on my lips- and also left a 'supposed to be matte but not,' finish. The shade was 'Nude Thrill,' and it did have good pigmentation despite all the negatives.
The final thing from Maybelline was just a Super Kohl Liner in white. I got this to use in the corners of my eyes as a highlight and it certainly does the job- it had good staying powder and wasn't too harsh to use, but the pigmentation could be a lot better, I was finding I had to layer and layer it up to get a true white.

The last make up item I got was from Collection, this is a huge throwback for me because I used to use this product everyday when I was 12-13, I couldn't go out without caking my eyes in this. When visiting my friends house the other week, I noticed she used it still today, so for 2.99 I wanted to see if it was still as I remembered. The Collection Fast Stroke Liner is the only thing I'm really happy with make-up wise, I'm actually really happy I picked this up and I'd say it's my new favourite eyeliner, this stuff is amazingly pigmented and has high end staying power- it's better than eyeliners I've used in the past from YSL. Very very pleased.

Finally I picked up two nail polishes from the Models Own Chrome range, one lilac and one silver. I've been wearing the purple one from the moment it was delivered and so far, no chips! I totally forget about this brand when it comes to my nails, but I'm really loving these two shades and the thick consistency of the actual polish, so I'll definitley be going back to look for more! I think the packaging is gorgeous too.

I think it's fair to say I haven't got good first impressions, and this has put me off drugstore more than I already was...I think my blog will be staying more high end based for now.

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