Monday, 13 August 2012

Bargain | Poundland Beauty Buys

Hey Everyone!

If you told me a couple of months ago that I would now be going into Poundland to pick up a few make up bits and bobs, I'd probably think you were crazy. Although I've always been a bargain lover, I have always had a bit of a sceptical attitude towards Poundland makeup, believing that you truly get what you pay for.

However, unless you've been living under a beauty blogging rock for the past few weeks, you will be aware that Poundland are infact currently stocking Stila make up. For those who don't know, Stila is an American make up brand now available in the UK. It is classified in the higher end region, grouped with brands like Benefit and Clinique.
How did it end up in Poundland you may ask? Well, after discontinuing certain shades, presumabley Stila wanted rid of the excess stock hence Poundland to the rescue.
(Apologies for the quality of the pictures- I took them on my phone)
So, while in Blackpool last weekend, I picked up 'Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser SPF 30' in shade warm, dark 02 (not my ideal shade but hey, for £1 I'll make it work) RRP £25 and 'Angel Light Whitening Powder Foundation Refill' RRP £18. You're getting high quality make up for a miniscule fraction of the original price, and it also shows the mark up of high end brands.

Whilst in Poundland, I also got a ChitChat Juicy Lipstick which is a kind of a tinted lip balm after seeing a review on JetleyMess. Far from my expectations, this lip product was amazing, from its suberb colour payoff to its moisturising feel, I would definitely recommend picking up one of these bad boys.
All in all, my critical preconceptions of Poundland have well and truly been shattered and I am majorly impressed with their offerings.

Have you found any cheap treasures there lately?

6 comments:

  1. Eeek....and I thought it was amazing when Stilla started showing up in TK Maxx! This is even better...I'm off shopping tomorrow hopefully my local poundland has some in! :-)

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    1. I know its so amazing I couldn't believe my eyes! Yeah definitely have a look- I've been in a couple and they all had Stila so you should be able to get some! :D xx

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  2. I picked up the powder foundation, it's too dark for me so I've been using it as a bronzer :) x

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    1. Oh that's a really good idea! I haven't tried mine yet but will definitely bare this in mind if its too dark :)xx

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  3. I bought the tinted moisturiser in poundland today!luckily I got a light shade but avent tried it yet tho :)

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    1. Ooh that is lucky! Good luck with it :)xx

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