Drugstore gems

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Hey Beauties!

I feel like I needed a new kind of post, because all I have prepared are reviews and sometimes I get sick of those. I decided to collect drugstore products that I really like and think that you would too. I have mentioned most of them or did individual reviews, but this is some sort of collection of all the drugstore products that I really love and think you would too.



Balea Med cream oil body lotion

Starting with the Balea Med cream oil body lotion. It contains betaine and it's for sensitive and dry skin. It also has a neutral ph level. This is one of the best lotions that I've tried for my skin. I have a fairly sensitive skin, even on my body, especially the upper part. This is great, because it moisturizes and leaves sort of a shiny layer on the skin. I feel like the sheen locks in the moisture, which really nicely nourishes the skin and prevents any dry patches, therefore itchiness. I also love it, because it smells really subtle and nice and it doesn't irritate my skin as a lot of other body products do. I recommended this to my coworker, who has problems with very dry skin and she also seems to really like it. I have to say the Balea Med range is impressing me and I will surely try some other products. I highly recommend this range for sensitive skin.

It costs only around 2.40 € for 400 ml of product, which is huge (Balea Med is available in Drogerie Markt - DM).


Alverde Clear wash cream

This Alverde Clear wash cream is targeted towards skin with imperfections. It's supposed to contain some sort of healing soil and it should also prevent any further pimples. I'm not sure if it prevents that, but I really like it, because it really cleans the skin and still makes it moisturized enough. This is also a bit of a more natural brand and the soil in it seems really interesting. It does look a bit disturbing at first, because it looks olive brown. May be weird to some. The smell is also specific, but I actually really like it. It's one of those products that would appeal to all skin types. It's even good for sensitive skin.

I think it costs something around 3 € and you get 100 ml of product. I use a really small amount of this as the last step in my cleansing routine, so it lasts me a pretty long time (Alverde is available in Drogerie Markt - DM).


Batiste dry shampoo

What can I say about Batiste dry shampoo? If you haven't yet, do try it. I know you won't be sorry. It's the best dry shampoo in terms of really making the hair look non greasy. I have to admit, I do get some itchiness form Batiste, but that's probably due to the fact that I don't entirely brush it out, after application. I recommend spraying it trough the roots, leaving it on for 5 to 10 minutes and then really brushing through the hair. I also love the wider range of Batiste shampoos. The packaging is always cute and I've had a few and loved all the smells so far. If you're looking for a good dry shampoo, Batiste is the best!

It costs between 4 and 7€, depending on the size. You get 200 ml for around 4€. It's not the cheapest, but it's worth it. (I buy Batiste on Asos).

Detailed review - here.


Revlon Colorstay concealer

I've talked about this already. It's my favorite concealer and I'm not intending on trying any new ones. This is a very creamy and pigmented product. It's not as full coverage as something like Mac prolongwear, but it's medium to high. It's really nicely moisturizing and it still covers, which is all I need. It's also really good for the under eye area. It covers discoloration and minor imperfections as well as under eye circles. The only problem being it's somewhat orange or yellow toned, so not the best for cool skin tones. It's perfect for my skin tone, but may not be for all. I use the shade 02 Light. Maybe the 01 shade is cooler - I don't know because I haven't seen it in our drugstores.

It's not cheap, something around 8€, I think, but it lasts a long time and it's worth it. It contains 6.2 ml of product (I buy it in E.Leclerc or Müller - but not all of them have Revlon. Revlon is also available on Click2Chic).

Detailed review - here


Rimmel Stay Matte long lasting pressed powder

I've discovered this product in the beauty blog and YouTube sphere and have been loving it ever since. Rimmel Stay Matte powder is one of the best drugstore powders. I always buy the transparent shade, which goes with any shade of foundation. It's really lightweight on the skin, but it makes it matte for a pretty good amount of time. It never gets cakey and looks really natural on the skin. This is definitely a must have powder for those who have pretty oily t zone or skin in general and like the matte finish on the skin. As you can see, I broke mine, which is such a shame. I really need to order another one.

It costs something around 5€, depending on where you buy it. There's 14 grams of product in it. (I've been buying mine on Asos, but now they don't seem to have the transparent shade anymore,which I'm very upset about. You can also get it on Feelunique or Destination Pretty.)


Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 hours

I'm sick of me talking about this product, but if you haven't tried it or don't use eyeshadows at all, try this. I promise that this is so easy to use and it looks so amazing on the eyes. My favorite shade is 35 - On and On Bronze and this shade would look good on probably everyone. It's a gel cream eyeshadow that glides on the skin, looks amazing, almost wet like effect and stays on for the entire day - at least on me. It's great for oily lids and it looks effortless with just one swipe over the eye lid. It's really easy to use, even for the beginners, because you can literally apply it with one finger, and fade it out with another. So easy, but it looks incredible. Go buy it! :)

I think it costs something around 5€ and you get quite a big amount. It doesn't says on the packaging how much, but I've been abusing this eyeshadow since april 2013 and I've just bought a new one. I still have some of the old one, but it's getting a bit dry (I bought mine in Drogerie Markt - Dm and it's also available in Müller and a lot of online stores like Feelunique and many more).

Detailed review - here.


L'Oreal Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer

This L'Oreal primer will appeal to those who want a dewy and glow-from-inside finish of the foundation. It's supposed to be used as a primer, which works in a way that makes the foundation over it really sheeny, dewy and glowy. It's not too much, because it just makes the skin that tad bit more dewy. I use it as a highlighter, which is also great. It's really creamy, extremely easy to blend and it's perfect for fair skin tones and somewhat more cooler skin tones. For me it works in the winter, when I'm really pale. So it's two products in one - primer for a dewy effect or highlighter on top of the foundation. It's an amazing product, because the shimmer in it is so tiny, that it's almost undetectable. You'll look really good, but no one will notice why. I don't recommend this for under foundation or mixed in it, if your skin gets really oily. It may result in a disco ball effect. Rather use it strategically as a highlighter on certain parts only.

I honestly can't remember how much it costs, probably around 8€. I know it's not cheap, but you get 20 ml of product and if you use it only for highlighting it will last you a really long time. You need just a peas size for primer as well (I bought mine in Drogerie Markt - DM, but it's available in most drugstores).


Terra Naturi Shimmer Shimmer Powder Body & Face in shade 01 Golden Highlight

I've raved about this shimmer powder in a separate review and I just needed to include it here. Ever since I bough it, I've been using it. It's warmer version for those with warm to olive and darker skin tones. This has a definite gold tone to it and the shimmer in it is so tiny, but still not too tiny. It's definitely more shimmery than the L'Oreal version. It's in a powder form. This looks so damn good, that it's disturbing how much I like it. This will definitely give you that J.Lo, Kardashian glow. If it suits your skin tone and you can still get it, I highly recommend. I've heard that a lot of Slovenians didn't find it anymore, so I'm not sure if it was part of some limited edition or something. 

It costs 3.99€ and you get 7 g of product, which is just amazing (It's a Müller brand, so you can only get it in Müller drugstores).

Detailed review - here.


Here's the comparison of the two highlighters. On top is Terra Naturi Shimmer Powder and on the bottom is L'Oreal Lumi Magique Primer.


Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks

This is the best drugstore version of matte lipstick, I've tried so far. It's a liquid creamy lipstick that dries into a really nice velvet matte finish. What makes it so great is the fact that the finish is really matte, non sticky and not drying at all. It lasts for a really long time and it just feels so good on the lips. Most of the matte lipsticks give you that drying feeling, but this one doesn't at all. It's a really great products, if you want a matte finish lipstick. I just wish there would be a wider shade range, especially some sort of nude shades, because all are pretty colorful.

It's definitely not cheap, something around 13€ and you get 6.7 ml of product. You will not regret the buy, especially if your a fan of matte lipsticks and have fairly dry lips (I bought mine in Müller, but they're also available online). 

Detailed review - here.


Catrice Eye Brow Stylist in 020 Date With Ash-ton

This is an eyebrow product that will be loved by a lot of people. I especially want to talk about this shade 020 Date With Ash-ton. Most drugstore eyebrow pencils have very orange or very dark brown tones to it. Non of them have that ashy undertone that this one does. A lot of people with brown to light brown hair have ash undertone in their brows, so this pencil is perfect for making them look as natural as possible. The pencil is really creamy, it goes on nicely and it's not too pigmented, which means a very natural finish. I really like this product. I also love the fact that it has a spoolie on one side, because I like to brush my brows before filling them in and then after I fill them in to spread the product and take off any excess. 

I think it costs something around 3€ and you get 1.6 grams, which lasts you a really long time. (I bought mine in Müller. You can get it anywhere where they sell Catice.)


Here are the swatches of - from left to right: Balea Med cream oil body lotion, Alverde Clear wash cream and Revlon Colorstay concealer in 02 Light.


Those are all the drugstore gems, that I wanted to share with you. I'm sure I'll have more in the future and maybe I'll do part 2 and so on. Those are ally the products that I really like and highly recommend, if they are something that your looking for.
Do you like any of these products? Which drugstore gems would you add to my list? :)

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22 komentarji

  1. Nujno moram probati Colorstay concealer glede na to, da mi je že puder všeč :)
    Passing Fancy​

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    1. Jaz tudi obožujem puder, sploh poleti:) Verjamem, da ti bo concealer tudi všeč;).

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  2. Awesome objava :) Tako kot Sara moram enkrat sprobat Colorstay korektor. Pa On and On Bronze moram res že enkrat kupit :).

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    1. Hvala:)). Upam, da ti bo všeč korektor, meni je res najboljši. Bi pa jaz rada tistega od Maybelline preizkusila. Joj, On and On Bronze pa res nujno rabiš!:)

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  3. Zanimiv nabor :) rimmel mam že nekaj časa nagledan.. Prav tak pa iščem nek concealer s katerim bi lahko zakrila nepravilnosti plus tega pa ga uporabljala za pod oči hmm :) očitno bom dala revlon na wish listo, glede na to fa fit me noče k nam prispet.. :/ batiste je itak zakon, sem si naredila zalogo :D color tatoo pa itak :)

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    1. Rimmel je super, sploh za to ceno:) Ja ta korektor je multi taks, za vse odličen. Ni preveč suh, kot so npr. te ki sem preizkusila od Maca-juk! Fit me je verjetno nekaj podobnega, čeprav sem brala, de je slabše prekriven:/.

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  4. I love Rimmel stay matte, and I think you've convinced me to try the revlon concealer....

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    1. It really is some great powder for a low price:). I hope you'll like it, it's definitely my favorite concealer:).

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  5. Super post!:)
    Se strinjam s tvojo izbiro pri Bourjois velvetih, Catrice svinčnikom za obrvi, Maybelline tatujčki in Rimmel matirnim pudrom. Mimogrede - na Salma.si imajo odtenek Transparent, tam sem ga jaz tudi kupila v tem odtenku. :)
    Moram pa obvezno naslednji mesec preizkusiti Batiste suhi šampon, baje jih imajo tudi v DMih na Hrvaškem (bolj ob morju). Pa korektor Revlon se tudi sliši super, sploh ker mam jaz tudi rada njihov Colorstay puder.

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    1. Hvala:)) O to pa nisem vedela, lepo. Hvala za info;).Ja jaz sem tudi slišala, da bi jih naj imeli tam. Meni so res najboljši. Puder je res super, korektor pa dobra dopolnitev. Pa še lepo vlaži pod očmi:)

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  6. Obouzujem to maybelline senčilo. Pa tudi catrice svincnik ;)

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  7. Tale Colourstay korektor in Maybelline colour tattoo so res super :) Moram pa sprobat tale Terra Naturi highlight

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    1. Meni je zelo všeč. Upam, da ga še najdeš v trgovini;).

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  8. Uuu, moram poskusit Revlon concealer, nujno! Maybelline on and on bronze je itak nadzemeljsko dober, Batiste pa- učinek mi je všeč, ampak me lasje po njem srbijo kot nori, pa jih dobro skrtačim, ne vem, ne vem, nekako mi ne potegne... oz. se mi ne zdi nič posebnega in ostajam kar pri prenovljenem Balea suhem šamponu....

    Pa L'orealov Lumi base se mi tudi zelo obetavno sliši, sploh za pozimi ko praviš, ali na sploh vetrovno, hladno vreme, ker imam mešano kožo, poleti normalno do rahlo mastno, ampak pozimi pa s suhimi lišaji in nekako brez sijaja, tole bi bila verjetno kar zanimiva opcija za poskusit!

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    1. Korektor je odličen, priporočam:) Jaz imam enak problem s srbenjem, je pa res, da mi drugi noben ne razmasti las tako dobro kot Batiste. Meni je vreden zaradi učinka:). Ja ta primer je res odličen, če želiš dodati podlagi malo več sijaja. Sicer lahko daš pod podlago, nad njo, ali pa kar zmešaš malo vanjo in je učinek res fajn. Jaz ga bolj uporabljam za osvetljevanje, ker imam bolj mešano do mastno kožo in bi se po nekaj urah že preveč svetila:).

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  9. I'm dying to get my hands on one of the velvet lipsticks! Also, I never hear anything about the colorstay concealer... I might have to check it out really soon!

    www.lilting-grace.blogspot.com

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    1. You can get velvet lipsticks on Asos. They're on sale right now;). I don't get it why nobody talks about colorstay concealer, because I really like it:) It covers nicely and it's moisturizing enough so that it doesn't stay in lines:).

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  10. Pol stvari, ki si jih omenila, uporablja tudi sama in sem navdušena. Sem si pa že davno rekla, da bom kupila Terra Naturi highlighter, ker ga toliko omenjaš, ampak v Müllerju me nikoli ne pritegne k njihovemu stojalu.

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    1. Mene tudi nikoli. Je bil to tak čisto naključen nakup, ampak očitno dobro, če mi je tako zelo všeč:)

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  11. Toliko stvari si omenila, ki jih obožujem in redno uporabljam, da moram poskusiti še ostale. :) Tudi sama imam zelo rada Baleine losjone za telo, trenutno nimam sicer nobenega, ker jih imam preveč doma in moram porabit kakšnega, predno spet kaj nabavim. Redno uporabljam Catrice Date with Ash-ton, meni je super, če nimam pri sebi senčil za obrvi, pa Bourjoisovi Velvetki so tudi meni čista perfekcija. Mayelinovih tatujčkov imam trenutno šest, v tem mescu jih bom pokazala v postu o mojih najljubših izdelkih, so fenomenalni. Nujno pa moram poskusiti Revlonov korektor in suh šampon, super se bereta.

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    1. O kar 6?:)) Jaz imam zaenkrat 4. Me prav zanima katere odtenke imaš, se že veselim podrobnejših fotografij:). Priporočam oba!:))

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