14 Aug 2014

My Top 5 Products From The Dream Box

When British Beauty Blogger released her latest beauty box I was ready & waiting to snap one up. I had missed out on the previous 2 boxes and after seeing what goodies were jam packed into those ones I had to bag this latest one for myself. If you want to see the full contents of that box you can click here. On The Dream Box Jane teamed up with beauty box experts Latest in Beauty & from what I have heard there is another box in the making. So keep your eyes peeled for a release date.

My good friend Becki who blogs over at Life Looks Perfect posted about her top 5 products from the box, I thought it was such a great idea, she inspired me to do the same. So make sure you pop over & check out Becki’s top products & see if we picked any the same.

The Dream Box Top 5 Products

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara £19

This mascara makes your lashes look so good! I found the formula quite wet at first so I had to make sure I didn’t apply too much product & get clumping. If you take your time you can get the brush right in to each individual lash & apply mascara from base to tip, this gives you great volume and by coating each lash your lashes look thick & so fluttery. You can really build this up to look dramatic, its a lovely very intense black mascara that wears well throughout the day, no fall out or crispy lashes. I’m kind of in love. Oh & if you like big mascara brushes you will love this one. I’d say this lives up to it’s claims.

Janjira Thai Lime & Ginger Hand Wash £16 for 250ml

This was the first product I used from the entire box & I instantly liked it. I have naturally very dry hands and find that hand wash can be drying and I need lashings of hand cream after using them. This Janjira one was not like that at all, it was quite a thick gel on consistency and was easy to massage in to your hands, you could smell the ginger straight away & it smelt so good. It was easy to rinse and left my hands feeling clean, soft and most importantly to me was they were not dry. I could still smell the ginger scent & a little hint of lime too, this is a luxurious treat your your hands and I very much enjoyed using it & I’m tempted to buy the full size, which actually comes in a bottle with a pump which is very handy and will be easier to use.

Elemis Treat Your Feet Foot Cream £6.00 for 20ml

This foot cream has been used a lot during the heat wave, I love to wear sandals and so I like my feet to be Summer ready. This was a nice treat to apply at night on my feet and by morning my feet were soft, no dry skin and ready for my Summer shoes. If you don’t like the feeling of a greasy cream on your feet then you should give this Elemis one a go as it sinks in to your feet quickly and won’t leave them feeling slippy/greasy. Its perfect for keeping your feet looking their best in your Summer Shoes.

Essie Fashion Playground

I’m so happy that I received this colour in my box as it is a pretty subtle pistachio green colour. It is easy to wear and looks pretty under a glitter top coat too. Two coats will give you an opaque finish but you have to wait for each coat to fully dry otherwise it looks a little streaky. I have worn this quite a bit since getting it & I’m tempted to wear it on my upcoming holiday as its not to bright and will go with everything.

Benefit Its Potent Eye Cream £25.50 for 14.2g

I have used this all up & loved it. It was hydrating and was a great base for my under eye concealer. It was light enough for a day cream but still gave me the hydration I needed. I found that my concealer didn’t sink in to my fine lines as much because this cream helped smooth them out. I wouldn’t say it helped reduce dark circles but I think mine are from a considerable lack of sleep. I was very happy with this pot & would love to but the full size. I might have to ask for the skincare gift set for my birthday.

Let me know if you snapped up this box & what your top 5 products were?

 

14 Aug 2014

The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

The Body Shop Brushes

I was lucky enough to win this Expert Brush Collection on the lovely Carrie’s blog. I have tried a couple of brushes from The Body Shop in the past and been impressed by the quality of them, no shedding, they wash nicely and they are very soft. This set of brushes are very soft too and I’m so happy that there is a Foundation Brush in there as my beloved Real Techniques Stippling Brush broke a few weeks ago & I have been struggling to find a brush that applies foundation as well. So I’m going to put this brush to the test & hope it gives me a flawless look, I like to really buff my foundation in.

The Body Shop Makeup Brushes

This Expert Brush Collection has 5 brushes & they are Concealer, Eyeshadow, Foundation , Blusher and Face & Body Brush. So they have everything covered (apart from a brow/eyeliner brush). These are all brushes I will use in my routines and think the Foundation & Blusher Brush will be getting a lot of use.

Let me know if you have used any makeup brushes from The Body Shop & if so what would you recommend.

 

9 Aug 2014

DHC Premium Lipsticks

DHC Lipsticks

Cult Japanese brand DHC are very well known for their skincare and I love their Cleansing Oil and Eye Masks but they also have  a makeup line which includes Lipsticks, Eyeliners, Blushers and a few other products. They have recently released a line of Premium Lipsticks and these come in 6 easy to wear shades. I have been testing 3 of the colours.

DHC Makeup

The first thing you notice is the packaging, they have a very high end look and feel to them, the casing is a stunning mix of gold and silver with etched flower detailing. They look very pretty and feel luxurious. The only downside to the packaging is the fact they don’t have the product names on, the boxes have only the number and the lipstick themselves have neither.

The three shades I have are all quite muted and perfect as everyday options. These lipsticks are almost an extension of DHC’s skincare line and brand ethos in that they have an underline skincare benefit too as These lipsticks ‘fight the signs of ageing in two ways, firstly by using Pure Colour Technology which contains micronized pigment to deflect light, creating a plump and 3D lip effect and secondly by reducing the appearance of vertical lines with ingredients such as macadamia oil, olive oil and rice bran oil to moisturise, collagen and sodium hyaluronic to lock in moisture and vitamin A and geranium to protect and condition’.

All three of the ones I have are rich in colour and the formula is soft, hydrating and it glides on the lips effortlessly. They have a satin finish, no shimmer (which is good) they leave your lips looking fresh, plumo and with a pop of colour. The three colours I have are, 

OE112 Bold Permission* – This is a glossy peach toned nude, this makes my lips look healthy and like I have lipstick on but nothing too bold. Its a nice nude with a hint of peach, its a great colour for warming up your complexion

RS107 Rich Raspberry* – This is the brightest of the three colours I have and its a stunning raspberry pink – true to it’s name. This looks so pretty on the lips and I think its the ideal Summer shade. Its just such a bright, fresh looking colour.

BE111 Rose Gold* – This is more of a true nude although it leans more to a brown on my lips, this is such an easy colour to wear. Its most definitely a My Lips But Better colours. It makes my lips look plump, smooth and very healthy. I love having this colour in my handbag as I can apply it on the go, no mirror needed.

DHC Premium GE Lipsticks

DHC Premium Lipstick Swatches

If you like your lipstick to be hydrating, easy to apply and fresh looking then these DHC Premium Lipsticks are for you. I find that they last a good amount of time on me, a good couple of hours. If you are eating and drinking they will wear off as they’re a satin finish and quite buttery on the lips but topping them up is so easy too! I have had these on rotation since I got them and have really enjoyed wearing them.

As I said the packaging is beautiful and they look a lot more expensive than they are.

These are really easy to get your hands on, because Escentual have started stocking DHC skincare and makeup so thats great news. You can also find them at DHC Online.

DHC Premium Lipstick – 2.4g for £13.00 – currently in the sale for £10.40

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

 

5 Aug 2014

Barry M Summer Nails

BarryM Polish

I love Barry M nail polishes, they are affordable & quite often on offer, the colour selection is huge and they are always bringing out limited edition collections. I have a few shades and finishes in my collection and thought I would share with you my top 5 BarryM Polishes for Summer. Like most people I reach for bright shades in the Summer & love wearing bright colours on my toes, Summer is the perfect excuse to wear NEON polish and also rock the brightest oranges.

Let me know what your favourite colour to wear in the Summer is.

Summer Barry M Polishes

Pink Iridescent 264 – This is a glitter top coat with pink, silver and gold flecks in a light pink polish. So pretty on top of almost any shade. The glitter flecks catch the light & look so pretty. I like it because the glitter isn’t chunky and its easy to remove.

Block Orange 301 – This is a bold bright orange, it looks gorgeous on your toes especially if you have a tan. This is opaque & vibrant in two coats.

Pomegranate 235 This is a Gelly Hi Shine Formula and these leave your nails looking glossy. The colour is a gorgeous vibrant deep berry pink. I love this on my nails and it lasts a really long time. I have to admit even thought this is a Hi Shine finish I like to use a glossy top coat just to prolong my manicure but you can skip this step and your nails will have a good shine to them. I do find this Hi Shine formula only needs 2 coats and you could get away with one coat if you were in a rush.

Guava 334 – I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this shade when it came out. Its my most worn BarryM nail polish & it just reminds me of swimming pools & being on holiday. The colour is a pretty turquoise blue (more than green). Its bright and looks so nice on fingers & toes. This is another Hi Shine formula & I find these dry pretty quickly on my nails & I’m terrible at messing up my manicure because I’m always in a hurry but this formula only takes a couple of minutes to dry.

Passion Fruit 350 – This is just the perfect holiday coral red colour. It looks bright and fresh on your nails. This is another Hi Shine finish and again the formula is quite thick but easy to apply and you could get away with one coat but I like to apply two just for that pop of vibrant colour. I love this shade & think it makes your nails look so pretty and summery.

Barry M Nail Polish is available from Superdrug and www.barrym.com

Let me know what your favourite Barry M Summer nail polishes are.

31 Jul 2014

The Rediscovered SIX

I think we are all guilty of having too many things such as makeup, clothes or even books that often we forget what we have. Sometimes things that we once loved get overlooked or even worse things we bought get lost amongst the clutter and never used. Well my habit is makeup & skincare, I was having a well overdue clear out & I discovered quite a few products that I’d forgot I had. Some well loved products and a couple that I’ve only used a few times and that needed to be re discovered & shown some love, so I have put them in to my everyday makeup drawer and I have promised to reach for them as often as I can.

Forgotten Makeup Items

Shopping my stash

Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Starlet Mosaic – This is the most gorgeous baked highlighter if you swirl your brush through all the colours it gives you a pretty peachy glow. I have even used it a couple of times as eyeshadow and the colours are pigmented and brighten the eyes. All 4 shades are really pretty & have a frosted finish. I’ve only used this a handful of times and can’t wait to use a lot more.

Physicians Formula Happy Boost Blush in Rose – How pretty is this blush in the pan, all those hearts just make me smile each time I use it. I reached for this blush so much when I first received it in a USA beauty swap but after I moved I totally forgot about it. This blush is a pretty soft pink and is very flattering on my pale skin tone. Some of the hearts are slightly different in colour but when swirled all together they make a soft almost baby pink shade.

Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in Hot 401* – I have a few of these lipsticks which I wear all the time and I LOVE them. This one however was lost amongst my nail polish for some reason and I’d totally forgotten about it. This was my favourite colour out of the 4 shades I have and it is a very pretty deep berry shade, it is so long wearing and applies very smoothly on the lips. It is marketed as a CC Lipstick as it has the moisturising qualities of a lip balm and the pigmentation of a lipstick, this formula looks quite glossy on the lips. Can I just say how luxurious the packaging is too, it has a magnetic close and I love the deep red bullet too.

NARS Eyeliner in Parrot Cay – I’m not going to admit how long I have had this eyeliner but I love it too much to throw away & the colour is too nice. This was the first NARS product I ever bought, this and another eyeliner in a bright blue shade. Parrot is a soft almost mint green shade. Its really brightens the eyes & looks really pretty in the summer. I’m so happy to rediscover it.

Avon Magix Cashmere Finish Foundation in Creamy Natural – I am so happy to have this back in my everyday stash as it is the perfect shade for me right now, as I have am ever so slight tan and this matches me perfectly. This Avon foundation gives my skin the most velvet finish or as the name states – cashmere. It looks soft and flawless but not at all heavy . Its easy to blend and I like that it isn’t a runny consistency I would say its quite light and has a mousse / whipped texture. It wears well on me but I do have to powder it down so it lasts all day.

Mac Wonder Woman Mineralize Skinfinish in Golden Lariat – This product wasn’t lost in my collection as such, It was just too pretty to use but I’ve decided that it needs to see some love & a lot more use. Its far too nice to be pushed to the side. Its MASSIVE you get 20g of product so I’m not going to use it up anytime and that means I can use it without worrying that its going to run out. This MSF has 3 colours a golden highlight, a bronzer and a peachy blush. And it gives you the prettiest glow. I’m going to have a lot of fun trying this out & finding ways of incorporating into my makeup routine.

Let me know what makeup you have rediscovered recently. Its crazy what gems we have hiding in our stash.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own

15 Jul 2014

Summer Friendly Pink Lips

I have to admit when it comes to wearing lip products I tend to stick with a lip balm but I am trying my best to use the few lip glosses & lipsticks I have in my stash a lot more. I have some really lovely ones & its a shame they get over looked so I have done a little reshuffle with my makeup & I’ve been shopping my stash and this selection of pink lip products hasbeen getting a lot more use this past month.

Favourite Pinks

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Cherish – I’ve had this for a couple of years & out of the 5 this is the one I’ve worn the most. Its a very pretty bright bubblegum pink. Its quite vibrant on the lips & feels glossy but not tacky. I love that this is a twist up crayon & its so easy to apply on the go. The colour is quite long wearing and I do like the minty scent of these too. I have a few of these balm stains but this is by far my favourite colour, it just brightens up my face & makes me look awake.

Collection Cream Puff in Cotton Candy- I just spoke about this in my June Favourites post & I was pleasantly surprised by how nice this looked on me & how soft and moisturising it was on my lips. The colour is a deep pink which dries to a velvet matte finish. It smells of candy floss & its my first matte lip product & I love it so much that I want all the the other shades.

Tanya Burr Lip Gloss in First Date* - This is the sweetest soft pink shade and it makes me look really healthy and adds a really nice pop of colour to my lips. I was impressed by the pigmentation and it really translates on to your lips. It looks like there is shimmer when in the tube but that didn’t translate to the lips. Its a shade that makes your complexion look bright and having quite a dull complexion I need all the radiance boosting I can get. Its the perfect pink gloss for summer, the texture is creamy & glossy but not tacky on the lips. Just a lovely simple pink gloss.

Pinks

Favourite Pink Lip Products

Avon Plump Pout – This is one of those minty tingling plumping glosses which is OK but not my favourite, I find it does plump a little but not that anyone else would notice. The colour is really pretty though & on my lips it looks quite peachy pink. Its quite a thick consistency & I like that because if I can still feel it on my lips I know that I don’t need to re apply. I like the packaging, its slim, sleek and takes up no room at all in my makeup bag. The wand applicator is a little brush which makes applying this gloss very easy and mess free and you get the most glossy finish on the lips, very pretty.

Wet n Wild Lip Shimmer  - This is one of my all time favourite lip balms as it packs a punch when it comes to colour pay off they are so opaque on the lips. It was such a bargain too at less than $2, the colour is more of a red toned pink and it gives your lips a great pop of colour. It feels moisturising and has a glossy sheen also the colour wears off evenly although its not hugely long lasting. I wish I’d bought more of these when I had the chance. Also these are called lip shimmers but this one has no shimmer at all on the lips.

Let me know what your favourite pink lip gloss / lip crayons are & have you used any of the ones I have mentioned?

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own

13 Jul 2014

A Few June 2014 Favourites

June was a quick month, but it was a lovely sunny one. I love rounding up my most used & loved products from the month and June’s picks are all new mentions which have all grown to be firm favourites.

Favourite Products

Rimmel Glam Eyes in Brixton Brown – I love this small palette, you get 5 really wearable shades. They’re all pigmented and very easy to work with, I do like to wear a primer under them just so they don’t crease. I don’t normally wear a smoky eye & I still need a little more practise but I’m loving using this to experiment. It has a handy step by step guide on the back which I follow (smoky eye for dummies). I do really love the red toned copper colour in the centre the most, its gorgeous to wear it alone all over the lid.

Crazy Rumors Black Cherry Lip Balm* OMG this smells so good, not the artificially sweet but actually of cherries all fruity and so good. Not only does it smell incredible but it is very hydrating and leaves my lips feeling soft and I don’t have to reapply it as much as I’d like to (as it keeps my lips hydrated for hours). These Crazy Rumor lip balms come in so many flavours all of which sound wonderful & obviously I need them ALL!

Collection Cream Puff Lip Cream – I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to jump on this band wagon! I finally bought one & went for the Cotton Candy shade which is a very pretty sweet bubblegum pink. Its applies nice and creamy on the lips & feels moisturising & it dries to a velvet matte finish. Despite this being a matte finish it doesn’t feel drying at all & wears off the lips evenly after a few hours. Its pretty, cheap & it smells so good! Thats 3 reasons you should buy it, if you haven’t already.

Products

Skincare Favourites

Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base – I bought this a couple of months ago & I like to wear it either under my foundation to perk my skin up or I mix it in with my foundation for an extra reflective boost. This gives me a healthy glow without being shimmery, it evens out my skin tone and hides imperfections. I have the shade Champagne 02 & its very good at dulling the redness in my skin. I find it very lightweight & doesn’t feel greasy on the skin at all, it just gives you a lovely fresh healthy finish. It makes a really nice base to apply your foundation too & just keeps your complexion looking fresh & bright.

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist* – It was my husband that first introduced me to Jurlique about 6 years ago after he purchased some of their hand creams for me as a gift from SPACE NK & I have grown to love the brand ever since, This Rosewater face mist has been a Summer saviour. Its so refreshing in the heat, I have been keeping it in the fridge for an extra cooling treat. Not only is this refreshing but its very hydrating, calming and is rich in antioxidants too. So its very much a skin treat. I love using it after cleansing but also throughout the day as a refreshing skin boost.

Clarins Energizer Emulsion – Since I sold my car a few months ago I have been doing 100% more walking & my legs are often so achy at night, I have been applying this lotion when they feel tired & this soothes them. It contains Camomile, Basil, Sage and Cypress – so calming, soothing & uplifting for your tired body. It feels cooling on the skin when you apply it & by morning my legs are ready for the day. I’ve read that this also great for tired feet, so will be applying it to my feet too.

Let me know if you have been using any of my June Favourites & let me know what you have been loving too.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own. 

8 Jul 2014

L’Oreal Colour Riche L’Ombre Pure Mono Eyeshadows

I have been swatching these L’Oreal Colour Riche L’Ombre Pure Eyeshadows every time I go into Superdrug and although I have plenty of similar colours in my collection these were just too gorgeous not to have. I did limit myself to 2 colours, I think there are 20 in total and I could have bought so many more. The two I bought are typical of the colours I gravitate towards, I like to play it safe when it comes to eyeshadows and I try to buy colours that I will reach for often so that means I have a drawer full of very similar neutral colours (I’m an addict I will admit it).

Eyeshadows

So I bought 201 Cafe Saint Germain and 204 Golden Nude, both are gorgeous. They have a butter soft texture to them and feel almost wet to the touch. The colour payoff is beautiful and vivid, you can really build these up to an intense colour. These are essentially like a pressed pigment and they apply an intense wash of colour without having to pack on the shadow, there is no fall out with these and look beautiful worn alone all over the lid. Thats how I like to wear them, effortless to apply and they look stunning.

Mono eyeshadows

Colour Riche shadows

These both have a metallic like finish and are gel infused which means they feel very buttery and apply so smooth. You can apply these with a brush or just as easily with your finger and they blend out like a dream. If you have tried the L’Oreal Infallible shadows these are very similar to those, but these don’t have that crumbly texture these are so smooth.

The black and gold packaging looks luxurious and pretty it also feels sleek and they’re quite compact which is always good for travel. They feel quite sturdy and like they will last you well. I hate flimsy packaging that falls apart after a few uses.

L'Oreal Mono shadow swatch

201 Cafe Saint Germain // 204 Golden Nude

L'Oreal Mono Shadow Colour Riche Shadows

204 Golden Nude // 201 Cafe Saint Germain £5.49 each

Golden Nude is exactly that – a really lovely golden colour the finish is like velvet and is the perfect summer shade. I have been wearing this all over the lid with a touch of brown eyeliner. It stays vibrant all day long. This colour reminds me of Amber Lights from Mac.

Cafe Saint Germain – this is the perfect pinky taupe colour and some lights it looks rose gold its just beautiful. Again like the other colour it is pigmented and has that same shimmery finish – not glittery but these have an almost frost like finish to them. I can’t get enough of this colour and think its been my eyeshadow of choice for a few weeks.

These L’Oreal Colour Riche L’Ombre Pure Eyeshadows come in a range of finishes and there is something for everyone Matte, Nude, Smoky, Lumiere and Chameleon. If you haven’t already you need to swatch these in store, you won’t be disappointed. Let me know if you have bought any of these & if so what colours you love.

4 Jul 2014

Barbara Daly Long Wear Eye Shadows

Cream eyeshadow sticks

I first read about these Barbara Daly Long Wear Eyeshadows on Describe The Sky & being a cream shadow addict I had to pop to Tesco to get a couple. I bought the colours Shimmer Sand & Shell, both very safe neutral colours but they’re the sort of shades I will get the most wear from. These were a bargain at £3 each and I have been thrilled with the quality and colour pay off.

Cream shadow sticks

Barbara Daly Shadow Sticks

I own quite a few cream eyeshadow sticks from brands like Rimmel, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier and ELF these Barbara Daly ones are on a par with my Bobbi Brown one in terms of quality and how long they last. They’re fantastic quality at a fraction of the cost. I wear both colours I bought alone all over the lid. I apply the product directly to my eyelid and either blend out with my finger or a fluffy blending brush, either method works well. These blend very easily and after a couple of minutes they have dried enough that you won’t be able to blend them & they stay in place for HOURS! Much longer than my Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks

Cream Eyeshadow Swatches

Shell // Shimmer Sand (facing away from the light)

Product Swatch

Shell // Shimmer Sand (facing the light)

Shimmer Sand – This is a very pretty peach/ nude tone with a hint of bronze and a metallic / frosty finish. This really brightens up the eye & helps you look wide awake and fresh. This is so pretty worn all over the lid and the pigmentation is intense & lasts all day long. You can put a primer on before hand if you have oily lids or if you just want to make extra sure its not going to budge. These have a lovely rich creamy texture that as I said is very easy to blend. Its not overly shimmery so can still be worn during the day, I would day its more metallic than shimmery – its not glittery at all. I’m seriously impressed with these for £3.

Shell – This is a light pink with a gorgeous yellow toned champagne colour which again is pretty all over the lid or as an inner corner highlight, this colour really adds brightness to the eye & opens it up. These long wear shadow sticks are incredible quality and the packaging is sleek and looks a lot more expensive than £3. They do start to crease a little on me after about 5 hours of wear but I do have quite crinkly eyelids & I just blend it out with my finger & that does the trick.

If you have access to a larger Tesco that sells Barbara Daly then get yourself down there & grab a couple of these, you won’t be disappointed. I’m heading back to get the darker black shade as I think that will be so good for an easy smokey eye.

3 Jul 2014

P.S Love Makeup in Primark

The big inner city Primark in Liverpool has quite a large selection of makeup from the brand P.S Love and so I thought I would buy a few products and see how they perform. The products I bought ranged in price from £1 to £2.50, so very reasonable in price. I haven’t heard or read much about this line so I bought a selection of products & colours.

Primark Makeup

Primark Lipstick

P.S Matte Long Last Lipstick £1.50 is really pretty & I would say its a pinky nude colour. It applies nicely to the lips & doesn’t feel too dry, It wears quite a long time, but it does wear off evenly after about 2-3 hours & I don’t mind having to reapply. Im sure if unlike me you don’t have the terrible habit of biting your lips this will last considerably longer on you. It does feel a little dry on my lips but I have been told that most matte formulas are a little drying, but it’s nothing that would stop me wearing it. This is the first matte lip product I have tried and I do like it, Im going to pop back in to Primark and get a few more shades. I’m very impressed with the colour & how nice this looks on my lips, it is an easy shade to wear & a perfect daytime colour. I also love the packaging, it looks much more expensive than it was. Also you can see the shade at the bottom & that is very true to the colour it swatches.

Budget Friendly Makeup Primark Lip Crayon

P.S Love Lip Gloss Crayon £1.50 – I’m a chubby lip crayon addict & I thought this nude shade would be a safe bet. Again it’s really nicely packaged and is a twist up so no sharpening needed. I would say its a caramel nude, its quite a glossy finish and applied nicely & evenly to my lips. The colour pay off is OK and it looks nice & natural on the lips. I have been wearing this over some lipsticks too and that works well. On its own its nice for adding a little colour to the lips, I wouldn’t say this lasts a great amount of time but these lip crayons are really easy & effortless to reapply. I would be interested to see if there are other shades & how pigmented they are. This smells really nice too and not minty like a lot of the other brands. This has been in my handbag for the past week & I’ve been really enjoying wearing it.

Primark Eyeliner

P.S Love Eyeliner & Pencil Sharpener 2 Pack £1.oo – I couldn’t resist these colours & have been loving experimenting with brighter colourful eyeliner. You get 2 eyeliners & a clear plastic pencil sharpener in a pack for £1, thats a complete bargain. The two colours in this pack are a teal blue & a baby blue, so very pretty. These are creamy and apply so easily, no pulling at all they just glide on & add a pop of colour. They are very pigmented and that vibrant colour lasts all day. I’m very impressed with these and think they’re great value for money. Perfect if you don’t want to spend a fortune on a bright colour you might not reach for that often.

Primark Eyeliner

Primark PS Love Makeup

P.S Love Felt Eyeliner £1.50 – I Bought this in Black as I love to wear liquid liner & these felt pen style ones are my go to option. However this was the one product that brought my haul back down to earth as I found it to be watery & hard to apply. The pigmentation was poor and it sunk in to all the lines on my eyelid. I would give this a miss, even for £1.50 save your money.

PS Love Black Liquid Liner

Primark Eyeshadows

P.S Love 8 Shade Day Palette £2.50 – This is a really well packaged palette with a big mirror inside, and eight eyeshadows of which 2 are matte and the rest are variations of shimmer / metallic. These are a little hit & miss some of the colours are really pretty but have a lot of fall out whilst other are very chalky and have no colour pay off. As a rule I would say the top row with the slightly more shimmery colours are better quality and wear OK.

If you have time to work with these, wear a primer and build up the colour you can achieve some pretty looks & for £2.50 this very well packaged palette is great for makeup newbies or people like me that are unable to walk past a palette that contains neutral colours.

There is another version of this palette with 8 Night Shades, which I’ve heard is even better and I am tempted to pop back to get that & see how it compares.

PS Love Makeup

Swatches of the bottom row – only one swipe & with no primer

PS Love Palette

Swatches of the top row – one swipe & with no primer.

Primark Nail Polish

P.S Love Nail Polish £1.00 – These have a real Butter London feel to the bottles & my word this pink shade is vibrant. It is a true hot pink neon & dries to a semi matte finish, two coats will give you an opaque colour. I am so impressed with the consistency of this polish & I had it on my nails for 3 days without chipping, I took it off to apply a different colour but It looked great & was very bright. The only downside to this polish is the smell, its very very strong, not once its on your nails but whilst you’re applying it. So if you get a headache from the smell of nail varnish this is a very very strong one.

I was very impressed with all but one of the products I bought, I thought all the products had pretty packaging and it felt and looked more expensive than it was.

The selection in Primark is quite good & if you can get to one that is selling the makeup then pick up a few products – but not the Felt Pen Eyeliner. None of the products have colour names which is a pain, but thats quite common with more budget brands.

Let me know if you have tried anything from the Primark P.S Love makeup range & if there is anything you would recommend I try.

← Older Entries
If you get chance check out my family business. We hand make badges and specialise in Hen Party Badges.