Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Best of 2012: TAG (Best/Worst Drugstore Products of 2012)

When I saw that the lovely Nuala from Makeup, Beauty, Shopping had tagged me to do the Best/worst drugstore products of 2012 tag I was super happy as it fits really well in with my best of 2012 series! I was also tagged by Louise from Confessions of a Secret Shopper. Also this gives me an opportunity to mention products that may have not made it in my first post and products that I have only tried recently.

We have now come to the end of this series and I have really enjoyed it! I really hope you have too, please let me know if you have and what your favourite post has been maybe?

What was your favourite drugstore brand of 2012?

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MUA and Revlon wins this one! 
Some of my favourite products from MUA have been the Intense Kisses Lip glosses (review here) and the Every Lash Mascara* (review here)
And for revlon, well you know I have a new obsession with the Balm stains! At the start of the year I was loving the matte lipstick in Pink Pout as well.

What are your least favourite products of 2012?

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I really haven't enjoyed the LOOK Beauty Nail Pop's*. They chip so easily on me, I'm talking the day after applying them! Even the glitter ones which really put me off as glitter is notoriously known as a pain to get off! 
Also the w7 Kohl Pencil in Blackest Black is not something I'm fond of. It smudges really easily and is quite scratchy!

What is the best makeup bargain of 2012?

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Miss Sporty Nail Polishes are only £1.99 and over this year I have grown to adore them! It started with the glitter polish and slowly I started to buy a few more. I have plans to buy at least 4 more shades that I'm loving and I find these a dream to apply.
MUA products in general are a bargain, yes there are some products that are a bit mehh but mostly I've loved MUA.

Show your best drugstore dupe for 2012.

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I have no idea for this and I have literally just had to go on comparison posts and reviews I've seen! The revlon balm stains are very similar to the Clinique Chubby Sticks and the majority of comparison posts that I've read say they prefer Revlon as they are more pigmented, although Clinique fought back with the new Intense range. Also this ones a bit iffy, do excuse me, but the colour tattoo's look similar to the mac paint pots. I'm sure there are many differences but they look similar- aha!

Which drugstore product did you buy in 2012 that wasn't worth the hype?

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I am very much aware that this isn't a drugstore product but I have to mention it! I was kindly bought this for my birthday by a lovely friend and I was very excited. However this does nothing for my skin, no magic powers or anything. I don't understand the hype. I'm not saying its pure rubbish because I think it makes my makeup go on a tiny bit nicer if I spray it before I apply foundation but it doesn't live up to any hypes!

Also the revlon lip butters, I had one about a month after they came out and I hated it! The texture was horrible, it was patchy and it was so soft it snapped and I guarantee you I am not heavy handed! I think they are a waste of money and I'd much rather buy a balm stain.

What product wins your award for best drugstore product of 2012?

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Real Techniques Brushes. These brushes are heaven to use, I cannot believe that they are drugstore and if you haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet you have to! You won't regret it, I know I don't and I am planning my next purchases! 

As usual I tag everyone but a few people I specifically tag are:
http://hannahjustyne.blogspot.co.uk/
beccammartin.blogspot.com
bellemode102.blogspot.co.uk

If you have done this tag or decide to do it leave me the link below!

Thanks for reading,
Shona x

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30 comments

  1. Wow! I personally haven't tried many of these products, but I think I'm going to have to try the Balm Stains :)

    Thanks for tagging me - I'll try and post my version in the next few days!!

    http://beccammartin.blogspot.com/

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    1. YOU NEED TO! When my other 2 arrive in the post I'm going to do a big review post with swatches on my lips etc :)

      That's ok :D xx

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  2. I've only tried one real techniques brush and love it! deffo will get more!
    hareem x

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    1. They are just great, I still have a few elf ones and no7 but they don't really get used aha! Apart from my Urban Decay brush xx

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  3. I love the Real techniques brushes and can't believe I've only just started using them, I also think the MUA products are really good for the money. I really like the nail polishes and they also do some nice lipstick shades too x

    http://charlotteannowst.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I know, I can't believe it took me so long to get some! They definitely are I've heard bad things about the nail polishes but I love them! xx

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  4. i lovee the balm stains, i want the whole collection!

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    1. they are just divine! I think I might get crush but I don't want the only one left, romantic as I really don't like wearing red xx

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  5. I'm glad I haven't bought the Caudalie Beauty Elixir!

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    1. It personally did nothing for me :(

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  6. Great post, I really need to get more of those MUA Lip Glosses they're so lovely! I kind of agree with you on the Caudalie Beauty Elixir but I do find if i'm a bit stressed and nervous the scent can be really calming :)

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    1. thanks :) I have three which is good for now but definitely want more after my spending ban :D The scent is quite nice as actually :) x

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  7. Real Techniques are definitely one of the best things launched in 2012 I think. x

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    1. Its just what the drugstore market needed! Apart from brands like ecotools the market really lacked decent high quality brushes! x

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  8. Yay thanks for doing the Tag! I think everyone loves the RT brushes the most they are brilliant. Really hope they release a few more this year! Also with you on the Revlon Kissable Balm Stains I love them! xxx

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    1. That's ok :D They are so hyped and the hype is so true! Definitely, I want the blush and setting brush :D I can't get enough of the balm stains! xx

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  9. Love my balm stain, left it in my boyfriends bag last night hope he hasn't used it all ;) x

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  10. Thanks for mentioning me in this post Shona :)

    I've read a lot of good things about the Balm Stains this past few weeks and may have to pick up a few to try myself

    Louise x

    http://confessionsofasecretshopper.blogspot.com

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    1. Thats ok :) You should and now is a great time to! They are £5 in boots xx

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  11. I love the real technique brushes! I bought the revlon balm stain in Honey today after seeing it in your Christmas haul x

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    1. :) aww yay! I hope you like it lovely :D xx

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  12. OMG I so agree with the Revlon lippies and real techniques brushes! those were amazing to me as well. And I really do love anything MUA for being affordable but doing a great job too

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    1. :D They are just fab aren't they! Definitely, every since my superdrug got a MUA stand I've found so many things I love from them! x

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  13. Love the balm stains and wish we had MUA here in the US! and I'll keep away from the least favorite picks although I am partial to lip butters hehe

    Miranda M Pretty Squared

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    1. :) you can order online from muastore.co.uk shipping is reasonable as well! x

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  14. I loved the Revlon Balm Stains!xo

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    1. I, personally, haven't found anyone yet who doesn't! x

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  15. The Miss Sporty nail polishes look great!



    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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