Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Make-up Review

Hello, my lovelies...

I don't if any of you remember, but a couple of weeks ago, I went on a little shopping spree to find some new beauty products that were cheap in price, but expensive in quality. 

The blog post was:  New Goodies Blog.

To quickly recap, I bought :

Blusher: Max Factor, colour 223 natural glow. aka Rose pink! £5.99

Transluscent eyebrow highlighte: Rimmel, colour 100 glam ice. aka white £3.99

Bronzer: seventeen, colour light bronze £4.99

Concealer: 17, colour medium dark. £3.99

Eye brow pencil: Maybeline, colour soft brown. £2.99

I said that I would review the products and give you my feedback and here it is....

Ok, so I've had the new products for 3 weeks, so I've got a pretty good basis on how they work, look and last.

Max Factor Blusher:

This has been my favourite product out of my new bits. The original blusher I was using was Estee Lauder, but I wanted to find another brand that was similar in quality, but half the price. Max Factor didn't let me down. The colour is a rose shade, which stays true to it's colour when applied. Sometimes you find with cheaper makes, the colour when applied fades and looks powdery and translucent, but this wasn't the case. Yes it wasn't as intense as my Estee Lauder, but the result was the same. As you can tell from the photo, the blush is intact and has hardly made a dent in it, even though I have used this every day and regularly in the evenings also. 

Marks out of 5? 

I give it a 5!
Would I buy again? Yes

Eyeshadow/ eye brow highlighter:

I wanted this to use as a highlighter below my eyebrows and would blend with my eyeshadow also. I went for Rimmel Glam Ice. Again, my usual brand is Estee Lauder, but unusually for this brand, the highlighter ran out quite quickly. But Rimmel has lasted a treat. I've used this everyday and the palette doesn't even look like it's been used. I admit, it is a very intense white, opposed to a milky shade, but if you are sparing with it when applying, it becomes a translucent white, which is just enough to life the eye brow. If you apply a lot of this product, your eyes will literally look like a transvestite... not a good look.


Marks out of 5?

I give it a 4!

Would I buy again? Yes


I don't need to say much about this product... a picture says a thousand words. After 3 weeks, the bronzer from 17 had crumbled and almost half gone. Whenever I dipped my brush into the bronzer, it would pull away with too much powder on. The powder is very loose, therefore a lot of it gets wasted. On a better note, it applies well and leaves a matte, flawless finish, but it just doesn't last long enough. I might as well buy a MAC bronzer which lasts months and months. 

Marks out of 5?

I give it a 1!

Would I buy again? No


In all honesty, I haven't used this product daily like the others, only when I have had blemishes to conceal. However, when I have applied it, the concealer does what it says... conceal. It blends well, hides the blemishes and doesn't result in a shiny face either. It has lasted all day as well... no need to reapply. 

Marks out of 5?

I give it a 4!

Would I buy again? Yes

Eye brow pencil

As you can see from the above piccy, the eye brow pencil hasn't lasted very long. I have literally had to sharpen it every time I do my brows... in which case is... every day! This is because when you apply it, the substance is quite waxy and coats your brow instead of defining it. It takes a while to comb out the excess "gunk". Not a fan!!! It does last all day, after the hour it takes to perfect your brows, but I'd prefer to spend a bit more money to get a better quality product.

Marks out 5? 

I give it a 2!

Would I buy again? No

Well girls, I hope this has been helpful for you. Now you have a better idea of yays and nays for cheaper beauty products.

Signing out

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