Yes, its another Primark makeup post, but I have honestly been so blown away with the variety and quality, as well as value for money that Primark makeup have been offering lately. My nearest Primark is around a 30 minute drive from where I live, but every time I have popped in I have been putting so many beauty products in my basket! One of their most recent collection is the PS… Nudes, which has such a variety of products in - I think I have managed to get a good selection, but I am never fully sure as I know that most stores don’t always stock everything from each range.
Not always the best way to start a blog post, but the product that I was most looking forward to, but feel a bit disappointed with is the Nudes Highlight & Contour Kit (£8). It is a take on the Kim Kardashian-West contour kit, with it’s sleek matte nude packaging, and includes a Cream Highlighter Duo, a Brow Highlighter Pencil, a double ended brush and a a Cream Contour Duo. The Cream Highlighter Duo consists of a yellow-gold highlighter which is a little nasty, and then a fairly pretty pale white-gold shade. The lids keep popping off, and the pigment is a little non-existent, so this is a no from me. The Brow Highlighter Pencil is really easy to use, and has a pointed tip, perfect for lining under the brows - it is a light gold shade, much like the lighter end of the Highlighter Duo, and does give a sheen to the skin rather than a shimmer. Onto the double-ended brush, and I really like the flat bristle side as it is great for blending in contour and it is super soft, but the sponge end is too dense for my liking, but I am a Beauty Blender girl through and through. The Cream Contour Duo are both rather similar colours, and if you are fair like me, then this probably wouldn’t work for you. However, the formula is really creamy and easy to blend, I could just do with a lighter shade.
Next we have the Nudes Matte Eyeshadow Palette (£4), which isn’t strictly matte as there is a shimmer shade in there. However, I have been really impressed with Primark palettes, and this is no different. You get a good range of colours, with lighter base shades, pinks, nudes, browns, of light medium and dark shades and then a really pretty, delicate champagne gold shimmer. The pans are a really good size for the price, and the pigment is so good, blending out beautifully. If you are the kind of person who goes on holiday and likes minimal makeup, then this will be perfect for you, and at just £4, if it breaks in your luggage you can just buy another one!
Possibly my favourite from the range is the Nudes Matte & Gloss Lip Collection (£6). The set includes two Matte Lip Creams, a two High Shine Lip Glosses. The colours and finishes are all so different though that this package covers all bases! They don’t have shade names so I shall go through them in the order they are in the box… The first Matte Lip Cream is a pinky-nude which is so pretty and perfect for everyday wear - I did find that this didn’t dry out to a full matte, but I actually prefer that anyway and I would say it is more of a velvet matte. Next up is the caramel-coloured High Shine Lip Gloss, which colour-payoff-wise looks more of a liquid lipstick - it is SO pigmented and doesn’t dry out the lips at all, giving them a fuller appearance. The second Matte Lip Cream is a warm auburn shade, which does dry out more than the other Matte Lip Cream, and I think this would suit most skin tones, and would look super awesome for Autumn. Finally, the last High Shine Lip Gloss is definitely high shine! It has all the glitter in, and shade shifts from a light glittery champagne to a pretty shimmering baby pink - it really is insane and every time I wear it I can’t help but look in the mirror!
For the perfect glowy skin this Summer, you simply must try the Nudes Body Shimmer Dust (£4). As Primark prices go, I do think this is slightly expensive for what you get compared to the eyeshadow palette for example, but does come in nice, sleek packaging. The Body Shimmer Dust does come with a puff applicator, but personally I would use this with a large fluffy brush, to add a glow to your arms, shoulders, decollate, legs or basically wherever takes your fancy. It isn’t overly glittery which is good for a body shimmer, and is a gentle very light champagne gold shade.
Moving on to some more lip products, I have two Nudes Liquid Lipsticks (£2 each). I love that they have completely changed the packaging to regular liquid lipsticks, and each one comes with a little sponge on the end to help blend the product out. The two shades I picked up are Stark and Skinny Dip - Stark is a Metallic Liquid Lipstick and I would say this is my favourite of the two as it is a gentle metallic pretty light pink shade which looks so pretty on the lips, and because it is a metallic, it gives the effect of fuller lips. Skinny Dip is an Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick and reminds me of Hazel from the Kylie Cosmetics collection, a warm caramel shade.
A single lipstick I picked up is the Nudes Matte Lipstick in the shade Uncovered (£1.50). The packaging is a little MAC-esque but feels like velvet and the shade is a gorgeous everyday mid-nude colour. Even though it is a matte product, it isn’t at all drying on the lips and feels really lightweight - I would definitely have liked to have tried more of this product in different colours.
There were quite a few of the Nudes Eye Creams (£2), but they only had the shade Day Dream which wasn’t already opened and used (that is one thing that drives me mad with Primark beauty), otherwise I would definitely have bought them all as they were gorgeous. Day Dream has a metallic finish and looks a lot like the Stark Liquid Lipstick, so wearing them both together would look super cute, without being too matchy-matchy. The Eye Creams apply really easily, you don’t have to be a makeup expert or even a novice to use them, and this metallic version has tiny specks of glitter running throughout it.
Last but not least from my haul is the Nudes Lip Collection Duo in Entranced (£3), which comprises of a lip liner and a metallic lip gloss. If you are after a full, bold lip, then this isn’t for you, however if you apply the lip liner all over the lips followed by the gloss, you get a really pretty finish. Once applied, the colour is a very pale, almost translucent pink, but with the prettiest pink glitter running throughout it. For £3 you simply cannot go wrong to be honest, and that’s one of the things I love most about Primark beauty, is that it is so affordable, and gives you the opportunity to try new colours, new trends, new products which you might not normally want to splash the cash on.
You can find the PS… Nudes Collection instore at Primark.
All the Loves,