Saturday, 21 April 2018

Testing Primark Makeup Spring 2018


As mentioned in my previous Primark Palettes post, I have recently been very pleasantly surprised by Primark’s recent makeup releases and after buying quite a lot of products to try out, I have put them into three separate posts - today I will be discussing a variation of their products. I did try to get a full face, but some of the products I wanted either weren’t in my shade or had been opened and damaged by people wanting to try them out.
Starting with foundations, I have the My Perfect Colour Matte Foundation £3, and the My Perfect Colour Velvet Finish Foundation £6. The shade range of foundations isn’t plentiful and as someone who has pale skin I opted for the lightest shade, Porcelain. The Matte Foundation comes in a plastic bottle with a pump applicator, and at just £3, I am uber impressed with the finish - it gives a medium to full coverage and dries matte on the skin but still gives a healthy glow, rather than a total matte, cakey look and covers my red-prone cheeks really well. This one is definitely a winner for me! The Velvet Finish Foundation is twice the price, but does come in a lovely glass bottle but it does have a glass dropper applicator which I don’t always find the easiest, but if applying onto a Beauty Blender it doesn’t make that much difference. The coverage is also a medium to full application, and I really couldn’t knock the coverage once more - it blends into the skin really well, leaving a nice, professional finish to the skin, however as I have quite dry skin, I did find that the cheaper foundation worked better with my skin, but if you have normal to oily skin, then this should work really well for you.
Next up is the My Perfect Colour Liquid Concealer costing just £2, for a large tube that comes with a sponge tipped applicator, making it super easy to apply onto the face. It has been designed to give medium coverage and contains Vitamin E and Aloe Vera to soothe the delicate under eye area. Shade wise I again opted for Porcelain - I always prefer to go as light as possible under the eyes as I suffer from naturally dark circles so I need something that will brighten up the eye area. I do think this would make a find concealer for the rest of the face, but under the eyes the coverage wasn’t enough for me. 
Something I have really been loving is the Angel Powder £3, an ombre-styled powder compact which can be used all over the face to give a pretty glow to the skin, without sparkle or shimmer, or concentrating on the darker side of the compact, it makes a really lovely blush shade, especially if you have pale skin like myself. I don’t believe that they had any other colour ways in the Angel Powder, but I adore how angel-like it makes my skin look and feel - also how cute is the glittery packaging?!
There were so many mascaras to choose from, but as the makeup section was pretty busy, I didn’t get chance to see what individual ones did, so I opted for the False Lash Effect Mascara £2.50 as my own lashes are very short, fair, straight and fine so I always need a mascara that goes the extra mile. When applying, I do notice that it makes my lashes longer, and more fluttery, but it didn’t apply much product per application, so I did have to persevere and keep adding layers, but at £2.50, if you have naturally lovely eyelashes, then this would definitely be an excellent purchase.
I am obsessed with anything that sparkles, especially on the eyes, so I picked up this cute Gold Rush Eye Shadow Pigment Trio £4, which contains three great-sized pots of pigment. Once you unscrew the lid, there is a little easy-to-access lid which keeps the pigment in when you aren’t using it, and allows you to control the amount of pigment which comes out - which isn’t even something you get with my trusty MAC pigments. Inside the set there is a light champagne, a light gold and a light bronze and I was incredibly impressed with these - I wasn’t expecting much in the way of pigment but they are truly amazing, blended really easily and are going to make blue eyes pop this Summer!
As it was super busy in the makeup department, I couldn’t really have a proper look at the lip products, and my gosh there were so many different finishes, colours, textures, but I did manage to pick up two liquid lipsticks, which on reflection are very similar colour wise but do have different finishes. The first is the Insta Girl Intense Liquid Lipstick in the shade Selfie, which cost just £1 reduced from £2, which gives a full colour, satin finish and is in a beautiful blush pink shade.  The second is the PS Pro Kiss Proof Liquid Matte Lipstick £2, in the shade 02 Pink in Excess, again a perfect everything pinky nude colour. This one obviously dries to a matte finish and both come with an easy-to-apply sponge applicator. I was definitely impressed with these, as they had longevity and the colour didn’t transfer - especially the matte lipstick, and so I cannot wait to try out some of the other lip products from Primark.
These products and more are available instore at Primark. My third instalment from my Primark Haul will be liquid highlighters so keep your peepers peeled for that one, it’s a goody!

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

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