Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Testing Out: Profusion Cosmetics


I hadn’t previously come across the makeup brand Profusion Cosmetics, but I was recently very kindly sent some of their products to try out. With new-to-me brands, I like to find out a little more about the brand itself, and I discovered that Profusion Cosmetics was actually established in Southern California around 20 years ago! Profusion create high-value cosmetics at inclusive prices and they are suitable for people of all ages, genders, ethnicities and skill levels. They have very recently been brought over here to the UK and I love that they are cruelty free.
One of the products Profusion kindly sent me to try out was their Brows Pro Makeup Case (£7.95).It comes presented in sleek matte black packaging adorned with rose gold accents, and opens up to reveal a full sized mirror on the inside of the lid. This brow kit is something that includes pretty much everything you could need or desire to have kick-ass brows - inside you receive four eyebrow powders, which include a medium brown, a soft brown, a chocolate brown and an ash brown, so they have really thought out the colours here. You also receive one full-sized eyebrow pencil, one brow highlighter, a brow wax and a double ended brow brush, with a slanted brush tip on one end and a spooly on the other to brush through untamed brows. The products blend beautifully, and I love that you have a range of shades, so that even if one of the four doesn’t suit your colouring, you can mix and match to create your perfect custom-made brow shade. The palette is also super secure so if you are travelling, or if you are popping it in your handbag for on the go applications, then this isn’t going to open up and ruin the contents of your bag.
Moving slightly lower, onto the eyes themselves, we have the Profusion Nude Eyes Eyeshadow Makeup Case. Again, this is just £7.95 which is ridiculous value as you are getting 12 stunning eyeshadows, and a double-ended brush, with a mirror, all nestled inside a tin palette. The Eyeshadow Cases are available in three different colour ways - Nude, Amber and Smoky, and I have to say that the Amber colours look incredible! I love how not only are the products themselves high quality, but the double ended fluffy brush you receive is also very professional - there is a packing brush on the opposite end and they are so soft, ensuring they don’t drag across that delicate eye area. The twelve eyeshadows included in this palette range from light base colours to deep, defining shades, which can also be used as eyeliners to create the perfect smoky eye. The majority of the shades in this palette are matte finishes, but there are three very pretty shimmer shades too, ensuring that you can create so many different looks with just this one palette alone. When applying the shadows I found them to be soft, buildable and blendable, and full of pigment and my favourite shades so far have to be Heavenly, a mid-peach, Terrific, a warm bronze shimmer and Zing, an auburn matte, which along with Devious is going to look amazing for Autumn. For beginners, there is also a little How-To guide on the back of the palette to show how to create an easy yet professional eye makeup look.
Profusion Cosmetics have a range of ‘Beauty Books’, but not in the way you might think - their Beauty Books are fabulous packages full of makeup goodness that open up like a book and at just £14.95 they are absolutely worth a try! I have already been eyeing up the Pro Face Beauty Book as it contains pretty much everything you need to create the perfect full face of makeup, and the shade range is incredible! I was sent the Pro Conceal Contour Beauty Book to try out, and again the range of products you get here is unreal, in fact I am going to list it so it is easier to see…
* One Shimmer Powder Highlighter
* Two Matte Powder Highlighters
* One Cream Highlighter
* Four Matte Contour/Bronzer Shades
* Four Cream Colour Correctors
* Four Cream Concealers
* One Cream Contour Shade
* One Pro Series Contour/Highlighter Brush
* One Pro Series Concealer/Corrector Brush
In just ONE easy to use kit! This also comes with instructions on how conceal and contour correctly, so whether you’re a newbie or a professional makeup artist, you are still going to be able to use this kit to its full extent. This combination of colour correcting concealers, regular concealers, contour products and highlighters are going to give you the most flawless look. Even though colour correcting has been quite big these last couple of years, I have only recently been getting into it as I wasn’t always sure what worked where, so I thought I would include a little run down just so you can also know what goes where…

Yellow: This is a complexion-brightening corrector which adds warmth to the skin and helps you achieve a natural, healthy glow. As a yellow includes red and orange hues, it provides good general coverage but is also great for hiding blue bruises or dark under-eye circles.
Green: This has been around since I was a teenager, but green concealer helps to neutralise any spots, discolouration, or redness. This is to only be used sparingly or you will end up looking slightly poorly!
Peach: This is the corrector I use most, as it is the best one for hiding dark circles on lighter skin tones, and as I have fair skin and dark circles, this works wonders for me.
Orange: If you want to add warm hues and a healthy glow to dull skin, then Orange is the way to go. It is great for covering up under-eye circles or age spots on olive and darker skin tones.

You can find Profusion Cosmetics online here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

*This post contains PR samples, but all views are my own

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