Best / Worst Drugstore Products of 2012

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Hey Everyone!
I hope you are all well and that you had a lovely Christmas!
A while back the lovely Luchessa from Beauty Expression by Luchessa tagged me to do the
I ♥ Drugstore Makeup post. You can check out her post by clicking here.
Thank you very much Luchessa for tagging me to do this post. 
As we're nearly at the end of 2012, I've decided to put a seasonal spin on the Tag and share with you my Favourite and Least Favourite Drugstore Products of 2012. I've changed the questions around a bit to reflect this. I hope you don't mind Luchessa!
1. What was your favorite drugstore makeup brand of 2012?
There's quite a few drugstore brands I've loved this year so I can't really narrow it down to one. L'oreal, Revlon, Bourjois and Rimmel were some of my favourites. 
I especially love the Revlon Kissable Balm Stains that were released this year. 
L'Oreal bought out the False Lash Telescopic Mascara early on in 2012 which was advertised by the gorgeous Cheryl Cole. To be fair I'd pretty much buy anything that is promoted by Cheryl and this mascara did not disappoint. 
Rimmel have also released a fantastic collection of waterproof eye liners that rival MAC in terms of quality. So far I only own one in the colour Nude but I am sure to be picking up some more of these in the new year.
2. What are your least favourite products of 2012?
Products I bought this year that I was disappointed with are the Maybelline Colour Tattos and the Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye pen. 
I know that the Colour Tattoos are really popular, but I just didn't find them to be as good as MAC Paint Pots. When I use the Colour Tattoos as an eye shadow base, my eye shadow doesn't last all day and ends up looking a little bit muddy. The MAC paint pots are creamier and a the pigmentation of them is a lot better too.
I usually love Revlon products, but the Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye pen is rubbish and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. The pigmentation is so poor! I've done a whole separate post on this product which you can read by clicking here.
 3. What is the best makeup bargain of 2012?
The best make up bargain of the year has to be MUA products! Prices start from £1. The eye shadows are creamy and highly pigmented. MUA are always bringing out new products and colours, so this is definitely a brand worth looking out for in 2013!
4. Show your best drugstore dupe for 2012.
My favourite drugstore dupe for 2012 has to be the Revlon Kissable Balm Stains. I actually prefer them to the Clinique Chubby Sticks. I've done a full post comparing both products which you can read by clicking here
 5. Which drugstore product did you buy in 2012 that wasn't worth the hype?    
The Revlon Lip Butters. I think they were released in the UK early in 2012 and I bought quite a few of them. Maybe I was just expecting too much from them, but to me they are just a tinted lip balm and quite overpriced at that. The packaging is quite deceiving as it looks like you get loads of product. The packaging is in fact twice as long as the product it contains inside!
6. What product wins your award for Best Drugstore Product of 2012?
This for me without a shadow of a doubt has to be Real Techniques brushes. I was so excited when they were finally made available at Boots this year. The Expert Face Brush is possibly the best foundation brush I have ever used! I don't really use anything else for concealer or foundation any more other than my Real Techniques brushes and some of my MAC brushes don't even get a look in any more!
Well that's it for my Best / Worst Drugstore Products of 2012! 
And I'd like to tag the following lovely bloggers as well as anyone reading this post to do the tag too.
Sophia from TattooedTeaLady
Fisi from OhSnapBaby
Shona from FreshBeautyXOX
Hannah from BeginnersBeauty
Ashleigh from BeautyWaterfall 
Emma from Glossy Boutique  
Andii from AndiiJames
 
Nuala xxx 
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23 comments

  1. I love this! I've already written and scheduled my best of 2012 posts but this can be part 3! Thanks for tagging me! Hope you are having a nice Christmas xx

    freshbeautyxox.blogspot.com | Shona x

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    1. You're welcome hon! Hope your habing a good Xmas too! xxx

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    2. I really enjoy to read your blog and will be waiting for your next update.I appreciate all the work you put into this site, helping out others with your fun and creative works.
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  2. Nuala, i'm happy you did the tag :D
    As you already know i will not agree with you about the Revlon Lip Butters & the Maybelline Colour Tattos. I don't own too many of the colour tattos, but those i have didn't dissapoint me until now.
    What i learned from you and many other british bloggers is that i def need to try the MUA products. They are not being sold here in Germany, but i think i will order a few things online. :D

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    1. Thank you for tagging me :) Yes you def need to try some if the MUA products, let me know if you order any online, or I hope they release some of them in Germany soon! xxx

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  3. Great post!! I was going to try out the Revlon lip butters tomorrow as Boots are doing 3 for 2 with a free nail varnish, but i might not bother now if theyre lip-balmy xx

    missbeautybits.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Personally I didn't like them that much, but I'd really recommend the kissable balm stains from revlon they are amazing! xxx

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  4. I completely agree with the majority of these! I gave my sister my Maybelline Colour Tattoo today because I bought it ages ago and only used it once, they're naff compared to the MAC Paint Pots! The Real Techniques buffing brush has been a saviour for me, completely changed the way my makeup looks! x

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    1. I know, they're really not as good as the paint pots buy maybe I was just expecting too much from them! Same here I love the buffing brush, really hope Real Techniques relase some more brushes next year! xxx

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  5. Great post. Rimmel is my favourite drugstore brand this year and I agree with you on the Real Techniques. Amazing brushes. x

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    1. I know, the brushes are fab really hope they bring out some more next year :) xxx

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  6. That's a lovely tag! I'll deffo try and do it although it wouldn't really differ from yours haha. Thanks for tagging me! xxx

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  7. Fabulous post chick :D I might do this tomorrow if you don't mind?

    Louise x

    http://confessionsofasecretshopper.blogspot.com

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    1. Course not let me know when your post is up so I can have a nosey at your answers :) xxx

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    2. Finally got round to posting this hun: http://confessionsofasecretshopper.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/bestworst-drugstore-products-of-2012.html xx

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  8. Hmm...I may have to try this!

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    1. Ohh please let me know if you do would love to see your answers! xxx

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  9. I agree with everything you said in this post!! It's like you can read my mind!The lip butters , real technique brushes and revlon lip balms have been my favourites too. And I am so glad someone agrees with me about the Colour stay tattoos I prefer the MAC too. Hope you are feeling better sweety xxxxxxxx

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    1. Lol glad I'm not the only one who dosen't like the Colour Tattooss! Thanks lovely, I'm feeling better now hope you had a lovely Christmas! xxxx

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  10. Love these posts!
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  11. Hiii, great review and haul!! I'm nabila from Indonesia, i'm gointo visit london in october and definitely my main goal is to go makeup shopping to the fullest. Wheredo you reccomend me to go shopping for drugstore makeup?? I'd like to buy brands like barry m, keromask, and other brand i couldnt find anywhere else.. Much appreciate your help

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