QOTW: What’s Your Favourite Drugstore Beauty Brand?

by Gio

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What’s your favourite drugstore beauty brand?

My answer: Sleek Makeup. And Barry M. And Pupa. It’s so hard to choose one!

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Eli March 27, 2014 - 2:56 pm

I’d say Bourjois, but Sleek is also a gorgeous brand!

Gio March 27, 2014 - 9:11 pm

Eli, I love Bourjois too. Their blushes are amazing!

Leire March 27, 2014 - 3:12 pm

I love catrice. Sleek I don’t like so much, I only own a palette and was pretty disappointing, so I haven’t purchased anything else from sleek. But people usually love it, so probably it was only that my palette was not very good. Another thing I don’t like from sleek is that their products ate made in China, whereas catrice is made in Europe.

Gio March 27, 2014 - 9:27 pm

Leire, what palette did you try? I own quite a few of them, and I love them all.

Catrice is another great brand too. I have a few of their products and the quality is really good for the price. And I agree, it’s great that its products are made in Europe.

Leire March 29, 2014 - 8:48 am

I have the oh so special palette. The shades are really pretty, but I find that most of them are chalky, even some of the non matte ones. I have quite greasy eyelids, but these shadows smudge and crease faster than any other shadows I own, even my not very good mua palette lasts longer! I think my eyes and these palette are not compatible :). As I don’t buy much make up I thought that it had been better save the 10€ -at least it was cheap- and buy something with better quality, like a bourjois trio (I love them).

Gio March 30, 2014 - 7:59 pm

Leire, I have that palette too and, while it’s not one of my favourites, I don’t find the non matte shades chalky. Maybe you got a dud? In any case, have you tried using it with a primer? That should at least fix the creasing problem. 🙂

I’m sorry Sleek Makeup palettes haven’t lived up to your expectations. But I guess not everything can work for everyone. And I agree. It doesn’t matter how low the price is, it’s better to spend the money on something that you enjoy. 🙂

MonicaP March 27, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Revlon is my fav. We don’t have Catrice or Sleek here in the US .. but I’ve heard good reviews on both products.


Gio March 27, 2014 - 9:38 pm

MonicaP, Revlon has really upped its game lately. The lip products especially are fab.

Kiss & Make-up March 27, 2014 - 5:12 pm

I definitely like Sleek, but it’s only available online here, so I’m going to go with NYX!

Gio March 27, 2014 - 9:41 pm

Kiss & Make-up, it’s the same here too. But I like the brand so much I don’t mind buying their products online.

Nyx is another great brand too. It rarely disappoints.

Katie March 27, 2014 - 10:12 pm

Barry M for nail varnish, I think Max Factor for foundations and I’m torn between L’Oreal and Maybelline for mascara. I don’t think I could pick just one for everything!

Gio March 30, 2014 - 2:26 pm

Katie, it’s really hard to choose one, isn’t it? Every brands has products they excel at and others that are just average of worse. I love Barry M nail polishes too. The formula is lovely and there are so many colours to choose from!

Icaria March 28, 2014 - 8:47 am

These days the only repurchase from the drugstore I have are Rimmel concealers. Here Bourjois lipsticks are more pricy than Clinique and NYX has pretty much disappeared just like The Balm so I can’t really say.

Gio March 30, 2014 - 8:04 pm

Icaria, what a shame that so many brands have left your area or are overpriced. Bourjois more expensive than Clinique?! That’s crazy!

Marina(Makeup4all) March 28, 2014 - 11:10 am

I like Rimmel & Max Factor.

Gio March 30, 2014 - 8:05 pm

Marina, I really like Max Factor too. Saldy, it’s becoming more and more difficult to find it in my town. So many shops have stopped stocking it. 🙁

Meg November 4, 2015 - 10:58 pm

Maybelline and Covergirl, usually. I love Maybelline’s eyeliners and concealer, and Covergirl has great foundation shades for pale skin.

Gio November 5, 2015 - 9:13 am

Meg, I like Maybelline a lot too. Their products are really good for their prices indeed.


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