This Sunday I’m excited because today’s video drop features a little something that has taken me a fair amount of time to collate. A drugstore-exclusive makeup edit that all fits neatly into one little bag, which is again as cheap as chips. Even the brushes. Oh man, I’m happy. It’s a kick-ass collection, no bumf, with every product standing up to their high-end counterparts and werking it just as well as they do. There’s everything from base, to tools, to colour, plus I’ve added in a little demo as we go; so think of this more as a tutorial/drugstore favourites/starter kit in one. You may just want to add a trip to your nearest Boots on your to-do list for next week…

  • emilylikesmakeup

    I need to update my collection with some new basic, so this is perfect timing!

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  • Manouk

    I couldn’t live without my Real Techniques brushes. They have taken over my entire routine!

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  • A Little Lilly

    Some great looking products… Which i don’t have. Boots here I come! Lilly xx

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  • Kristy

    Great little video, some great buys. The blush/bronzer you chose looks great, may have to pick one up.

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  • Jennifer

    Such a good video. Would love a skincare version. x

  • thedarlingdee .

    Loved this video. The eye make up looked lovely.

  • Emma Charlotte

    Great video! Your skin looks amazing

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  • Charlotte Hartwell

    Such a fabulous video! That’s definitely taken a lot of hard work to put together! I was just thinking about what I’d include in mine and I’d definitely add the Revlon Lip Butters and Rimmel Apocolips. Actually, I’m pretty sure my entire drugstore starter kit would include entirely lip products cause there are just so many amazing ones!

  • Charlotte

    Loved this video! I’ll definitely make sure to pick up some of these products soon. For a drugstore bronzer/blush I really love No.7’s Perfectly Bronzed Mosaic Bronzer, as it has all the right shades of brown and pink in it and I’ve re-purchased it about three times now!

  • Snezhana

    loved the video! And you looked so fresh and lovely – definitely in a good mood 😉

  • exploring wardrobes

    Ooh a gif! So fancy haha <3

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  • Beautyandtheb

    I loveeee the revlon brow product you talk about, the gel side is so good for setting brows!

    B xx

  • emiller1233

    You look tan! My little sister is just starting to get into makeup, I’m going to make one of these for her to get use to products before she starts running to Chanel!


  • Madeleine S-B

    The Bourjois Healthy Balance powder is one of my favourites, it’s too dark for me most of the year though! x

  • Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    Love these kinds of videos, and I feel like I need to try out all your picks now! x

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  • Pauline

    Love this video! A lot of these products are already my essentials!
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  • Kendal

    Loved this video! I’m going to be in England in July and was planning on stopping by the drugstore to check out some products and now I know what to try!

    Kendal //

  • vickychandler

    What a fab idea – I carry such a big makeup bag around with me it’s awful! This idea is much like Trish McEvoy’s Makeup Flilofax (take a look, it’s really cool!)

    Vicky xx

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  • Cassie

    This was such a helpful video! I love hearing what the best products in drugstores are.

  • Lauren

    What a helpful video! I always love seeing drugstore makeup video’s because you can always find some gems at good prices! Love the sound of the bourjois powder, might have to give it a go :)


  • Cherrie

    Great video! I’ll definitely be trying some of those products out :)

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  • Tuva

    Do you prefer the mascara in this video, or the L’Oréal Telescopic False Lash mascara?

  • Victoria Baldwin

    I love your videos Anna! I love the MUA palettes :) pleas check out if you have a min

  • Kitt Noir

    Excellent idea! Looking forward to watching it x

  • Nimisha Mistry

    Loved this video! Such a good idea! :) xx

  • Julia Mac

    A great idea for a video, scheduling a trip to Boots this week x

  • Bethany Edwards

    This video is brilliant. Need to go to Boots now, that Maybelline bronzer/blush looks great!! xx

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  • Laurel Loves

    What a great idea, love it! Thanks for the tips, love just having the main essentials, don’t like carrying around excess baggage!

  • Julie

    I really like how you demonstrated each one.

  • Lys

    Great video and products! I couldn’t stop staring at your eyeshadow, it’s such a pretty colour

  • Marie

    Great video!!

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  • cassandramyee

    I need to get that Maybelline Bronzer/Blush, it looked so nice on you!

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  • Samantha Calder

    brilliant video and showing some amazing products, When MUA first came out everything thought it would be a pile of tat and really not worth it but there proving them all wrong, i love there brand extremely affordable and so pigmented!

    Some of the colors really put me off and i prefer a normal gloss over these because like you said it is obvious when they wear down and does not look that nice.

    New entry on my blog featuring some amazing products, cheap and high quality and whats more a huge sale going on YAY!

    Also running a giveaway on my blog –

  • Redlipstickandsparkle

    Cool post!

  • Shahnaz

    great post going to get my hands on the Bourjois lippies

  • Jennifer Monforton

    What a great roundup, Anna! Thank you’ve really picked some gems. Can’t go wrong with Real Techniques brushes and you keep tempting me with those new Bourjois lip colours :)

  • Lauren S

    great video and products for girls starting out – i love the bourjois velvets and maybelline mascara !

    Lauren x

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  • Diana Gillean

    Love this video! Great job!

  • Evelien

    Awesome starter kit! I really do need to pick up those Bourgeois-thingies!

  • Tanya

    Love this type of vids! Would love to see a high end one just out of curiosity of which one are your high end picks!

  • Kate

    I adore your videos so much Anna!

    Kate xo //