My Makeup Menu: The Drugstore Edition

This video has been a long slog. I’ve been gathering the best of the highstreet knockouts for months in preparation for a drugstore-only face – tools, brushes and all – but with the additions of the Bourjois Happy Light Foundation and Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in In Love with Ginger taking their place into the VDM Hall of Fame everything fell into place and I was finally ready to turn my camera to ‘on’ this week. I wanted this to feature the best of the bunch; products that don’t loosen the pursestrings too much but with the quality and finish that I’d happily use in place of my more bank balance depleting goods and I feel very chuffed with the results. A good set of products and applicators that I’ve happily been mixing into my routine. Just click above to watch the next instalment of my makeup menus: drugstore stylée.


  • Dar Diamant

    You look so gorgeous lately! (Not that you weren’t before…)

    Great post + video Anna.

  • Eco tools brushes are one of my favourite brands… fantastic make up tutorial!

  • Ella

    The happy light foundation’s been getting very mixed reviews – not sure whether to risk it due to my v. sensitive skin!

    Topshop giveaway on my blog!

  • You look lovely in this pic Anna.

  • Maddy Cane

    Loved this look, it’s so beautiful on you! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


  • Pia J.

    god, you look gorgous.

  • Loved this look 🙂

  • I really love that lipstick on you, I think it would be too bright on my skin but it’s fabulous on you.

  • Isabelle McWilliam

    You look incredible! Love that lipstick shade so much!

  • Michelle
  • Amber Hunter

    Absolutely love the lipstick shade! Thanks for sharing your best picks–I always love drugstore recommendations!


    Lovely Notions

  • Holly Gardiner

    I was just thinking how gorgeous that lipstick is on you and how much you suit it when I realised I HAVE IT!! Yeyyyyy…

    Holly Mixtures


  • Francesca Trafford

    Amazing video as always! V. Odd question, but I have a really similar mole on my face as well as a few others that tend to get covered up when I apply my makeup, which I hate, what would you recommend to bring them back out again? REALLY difficult question to word!


  • Poppy (MeMyMouse1)

    Very beautiful look!! i loved that video 🙂

  • You look lovely! I have the highlighter from The Body Shop as well. I use it all the time but don’t think I’ll ever finish the tube.

  • New site design looks great! Can’t wait to check out the video x


    you look so beautiful x

  • lydia

    you are so damn gorgeous, love this look, and your blog looks great! love what you’ve done with it xx

  • Ruthe M

    This was a great video, you look beautiful and I love the new look of the website 🙂

  • Siska

    you look absolutely adorable!

  • PeonyandPeach

    Great video! The lipstick looks amazing!

  • Love this look!

    It’s made me want to go on a Boots spree

    AmeliaRose | Beauty Blogger

  • Gosh, I wish I could go in a store and look like this after I come out! you look beautiful!

  • Rhoda

    Oh my gosh…..that pic! So very beautiful!!!! Just perfect!

  • Mags

    this is so pretty! I really like it. Havent tried that foundation yet but heard a lot about it- thinking of getting it 🙂

  • Catrin

    You look really stunning with a bold lip!

  • Sharlotte

    That lips colour really suits you Anna!


  • Sharlotte
  • Tarte Tanya

    Amazing drugstore picks!
    And now I really have to try that foundation.
    That lipstick colour looks stunning on you.

  • I really want to try the Bourjois Happy Light foundation! I can’t wait to get my hands on it! xx

    Leanne | |

  • Sylvia

    I love a simple eye with a bold lip and you nailed it!


  • Rachel

    lovely look! i really want to try the real techniques brushes they look so good x

  • Marleen

    Love the look! Although I would wear that lipstick color more during summer than winter.

  • sandratheblackpearl

    You look amazing Anna!

  • Diana

    You look so glowy and fresh, but to be honest, I dont think that lipstick shade suits you very well.

  • WhatLoreloves

    I like the red with your dark hair! I think berry tones would be great as well!

  • roshkud

    In love with ginger looks amazing on you, I’m scared of the moisture renew bright shades because I have trouble with lipsticks bleeding and smudging. I love the neutral shades in the line though!
    Roshni’s Journey

  • Patricia E.

    I really love thoose look! Thank you for showing us a drugstore Make-Up look 🙂

    Lovley Patricia

  • The lipstick really does look so nice on you! I reaaaaally want it!
    Rebecca-Louise: Autumn Leaves – UK Beauty Blog

  • Hannah Maggs

    love this lip colour!! xx

  • Ruby@TotalModisch

    gaaah, you’re so gorgeous Anna! Love this lip colour x

  • Lovely makeup menu! You always look so beautiful with a bold lip!

    Love, Tessa

  • Kathybell

    This lipstick colour really, really suits your face – you look amazing! And thank you for pointing out your favourite Drugstore Makeup – for People like me that are just hopping onto the Makeup train posts like this one are the best!

    Kathybell –

  • Pauline

    you are so pretty Vivianna! i love your make up, especially your lipstick – the color looks amazing on you

  • Tanya Werger

    The Revlon eye lash curler (black with some red accents on it) is really great and budget friendly!!

  • Umm que menú tan apetecible 🙂

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

  • So nice! I like the natural look that you’ve created! Is very nice! 🙂

  • Beth Haldane

    Lovely Make up giiiiirl!