Drugstore Blush and Bronzer

In Germany, the majority of girls goes to drugstores to buy their decorative cosmetics. And there are a few big drugstore chains offering a huge range of products, for example dm and Rossmann. Fortunately, they also offer affordable and healthy green beauty products along with some more or less famous toxin-using brands like L’Oreal.

My green beauty journey started with the natural cosmetics brands these drugstores offer. To name the most important ones, those were alverde and alterra.

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Alverde products were my favourites before I dived deep into the (also internatoinal) green beauty world. The products are Natrue-certified which makes them very safe for use. Also, they are very affordable which means they faciliate the entry to green products for beginners. Of course they wouldn’t buy a 30 € mascara for the first time, so it is an easier step to try the 4 € and certified ok-to-use mascara.

alverde blush 10 ‘secret rose’

I love this blush. It is so cheap and still the best I’ve used until now. It is shimmery and comes in a trio with a highlighter colour in the middle plus a darker red and a lighter pastel red on the sides.

For partys or days with no lipstick on, I use the darker colour that makes me look healthy and glowing. On days with bright lipsticks or a colourful eye-makeup I use the one on the right as it isn’t attracting attention as much as the first colour..

By the way, everytime I apply the product the scent reminds me of vanilla. I use this blush every day, because it makes my skin look healthy and full of vitality.

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alterra bronzer 02 ‘sun kissed’

I also like this bronzer, but I don’t use it every day as I feel like it alters my appearance more than the natural blush from alverde. Therefor I apply it on days I go party or want my cheekbones to stand out.

To achieve this contoured look with outstanding cheekbones I grab a blush brush and press the hair on the tip together, so that the area I apply the product to is more defined. Then I apply the bronzer in a line from my cheek on high of the top of my ear towards the corner of my mouth but stopping halfway and the I diffuse the line. I think I am going to post a picture or video to simplify that 😉

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All in all both products are great: safe, beautiful and cheap. I think each costs about 2 – 3 €. I would recommend everyone having at least one of them at hand.

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