The Party Makeup Series: Drugstore Look

drugstore party makeup look
drugstore party makeup look
drugstore party makeup look

After the flurry of Christmas Gift Guides last week it’s time to get back into the party mode and amp up the makeup chat. I’ve popped together a look brimming with fab products from the aisles of the highstreet – drugstore beauties galore you can snap these up thanks to the current 3 for 2 offer running in Boots. The perfect excuse to stockup on makeup and splurge on a bevy of beauties ;) Whether you have a dinner in the diary, party in the office or even for a family gathering, this makeup look will suit all occasions. Keeping the eye nude softens the look as the bold lip gives that pop of colour for the party season.

For shadow I stuck with Rimmel. A quad that brings pigmentation, buttery formulas and a foolproof four step routine for a smokey eye, the Glam Eyes Quad has all your bases covered. Smokey Brown is a neutral lovers paradise and contains a highlight shade, lid colour, crease definer and dark brown that doubles up as liner. For £6.99 the shadows avoid that chalky disposition and last well on the lid throughout the day. To really make the eyes pop I added lashings of the Max Factor Masterpiece Transform Mascara that coats every lash to give them that wow factor.

Although it’s Christmas you still gotta hold onto that bronzer, Soap & Glory’s Solar Powder contains two shades that can be used individually or mixed together. Swept through the hollows of the cheeks to contour or the high-points of the face to warm up the complexion, this is one of the most versatile bronzers I’ve used. Last but by no means least – the lips. Maybeline Color Drama Lipstick in Berry Much is a beaut and I wear it daily oh yes even at 8am in the morning! It gives a kick of colour that lasts on the lips whilst retaining a slight sheen. Although the pencil requires a sharpen (boo hiss) application is simples thanks to the moisturising finish and texture. Drugstore party look is a go!

  • thisgirlloveschic

    such a classic but gorgeous look

    This Girl Loves Chic




  • Bee

    Lovely! I have Berry Much too and I can’t get enough. Not brave enough to wear it fully at work (I blend it in for a stained look – lasts HOURS) but it comes out to play in all its glory at the weekends! x

    The Beauty Locker

    • Good idea with blending it – I think I shock people in the morning with my bright lip ;) xx

  • That lip looks sensational on you!! Gorge ;) xx

  • Almu

    Oh I need to get that Rimmel mini palette, beautiful shades! Lovely makeup look btw :)



  • That mascara looks amazing on your lashes! I haven’t seen Max Factor here but will keep looking for it.

    Reflection of Sanity

  • Ella

    Are you wearing blush or is that the bronzer?! It looks absolutely gorgeous!

  • The Maybelline colour drama lipstick looks amazing, they appeal so much! The Soap&Glory solar powder didn’t wow me, in fact I actually hated it way more than I liked it x

    • Oh no thats a shame – I find I have to use quite a bit but I like the natural colour it gives xx

  • You look beautiful! And I love that you created the whole look using affordable products. I said it before but that Maybelline pencil is to die for. I still don’t know if they are coming to the US but I need this shade ASAP!

  • Coco

    Beautiful x

  • katie m

    what a great look… specially for the winter time !

  • The lip colour is so stunning!

  • Kerm

    Fantastic look! The eye and lip make-up go so well together x

  • I love the Rimmel eyeshadow quads, and I wish Maybelline released the color drama lipsticks in the US! Hopefully next year!