A Few Drugstore Discoveries | The Tam Beauty Edition

Tam Beauty is the Umbrella company of Makeup Revolution, I Heart Makeup, Freedom and many more affordable brands. Available at Superdrug in store and online and from TamBeauty.com. They are so cheap I find myself picking up so many products. I have a few that are not so great, so today I wanted to show you a few things I've been putting to the test recently...

Freedom Pro 12  Audacious Mattes Eyeshadow Palette | £4

I have another one of these called Secret Rose which I really like, the shadows are brilliant for the price so I thought I'd go for this all matte option. It has a range of 12 warm, neutral and cool toned mattes. It's great for everyday wear. This palette came in at £4! But unfortunatly I don't love this. The shadows aren't as pigmented as I would like. Some are very sheer and do take a lot of building. They blend out well, but I'm not sure if this is because they are so sheer. The darker shades also have a bit of fall out, but they last well on the lids and don't crease. Overall, this isn't the best Freedom palette I have tried and they have some far better ones.

Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Powder | £5

Straight off the top of my head this looks very similar to Ben Nye Banana Powder. I haven't tried that one so I'm not sure how similar they are in terms of formula or how they perform. But I really like this! It's actually one of the most brightening Yellow powders I've tried, I tend to find most Yellow powders don't really do a lot. It sets my under eye concealer pretty well too. My only gripe is the packing, it's in a bottle so you have to tip the powder out, which is really messy. But as £5 powders go this is very good one!

Freedom Makeup Correct & Camouflage Concealer | £3 | POST

I'm on a constant mission to find the perfect concealer for my dark circles. So I picked this up in the shade Yellow. The consistency is not like a pot concealer I've tried before. It's kind of sticky but more moussey than most. The shade of the Yellow isn't like any I own either (and I own a few!) It's really bright almost neon! It's rather thick, but relatively easy to blend it, I apply with my finger and then blend it in with my Beauty Blender. It does a really good job at concealing my dark circles. It stays put all too. It also comes a huge range of colours and shades, which is great considering it's so cheap. If you're looking for an affordable concealer like this, I highly recommend this!

Makeup Revolution Iconic Matte Lipsticks | £3

I noticed they had a new matte line of lipsticks. I've tried their original lipsticks which I really liked so I thought this would be even better. I picked the shades Chauffeur and Exposed. Both are from the iconic Matte line. Exposed has a really nice Rose Gold packing and Chauffeur is matte Black bullet. The packaging does look nice but they don't feel expensive, it's just plastic. Chauffeur is a really nice Pink, Brown nude. This is actually a good dupe of MACs Velvet Teddy. And Exposed is a pale creamy nude colour. Exposed is far too nude for me, it gives me concealer like lips, so unfortunatly I won't be getting wear out of this shade. Both the formulas are well pigmented. Although they're not the creamy-ist matte lipstick I've tried but they still apply well and look good on the lips. They last a good few hours on me to. Overall, I'm really happy with Chauffeur and I will certainly be getting more shades from this line!

Makeup Revolution Precision Pro Oval Face Brush | £10

I've been really intrigued by these 'tooth brush' style brushes so when I saw this one for £10 it went straight in my basket. The brush itself looks really nice, I like the Gold handle. The bristles are really soft, yet firm and densely packed. I have a medium sized brush which is a good size for applying foundation. The brush itself does take a bit of practice to get used too and it does require good circular motion, to really make the foundation blend in. But I just don't love this brush. I don't think it works as well as the BeautyBlender or my Real Techniques Buffing Brush. I think this would be the case with this style from other brands too. If you like these kind of brushes this is a good cheap one, it's just not my preferred method.

So that's everything I discovered from the Drugstore (well Superdrug) in October. There were some hits and misses this month, but I guess that's always the case.

Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts?

Until next time...

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