So for those of you that follow me on Twitter and/or Instagram, you may have seen that last weekend I popped into Boots to get a few bits. Along with the general buys like shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, cream etc. I picked up a few makeup items.
I was in need of a new eyebrow palette and concealer and ended up picking out a few extras along the way. Before writing a post, I wanted to test each product out so I knew just what it was I was reviewing. So for the past week I have been using ALL of these in my everyday makeup and thus brings us to today's post...
COLLECTION EYEBROW KIT
Let's starts with something I've already used before. This is my second palette of this eyebrow kit and although I was a little skeptical of using it the first time around (since it was a brand I wasn't too keen on), I was impressed with how good it did the job.
The kit comes with three different shades of brow powder, setting gel and a double ended brush for application. As you can see from the photo below, it's safe to say my first palette got its fair use out of it. While there is still plenty of powder left over, I decided after a year of having it (yup that's right a whole year), I deserved a fresh one. You can also tell the medium shade was used the most, but once that one had gone I was still able to use the darker shade which I was surprised about. I didn't think I'd be able to get away with using such a dark tone, but mixed and blended with the lightest, I was able to get away with it. Overall, if you’re looking for a new brow palette, I would recommend giving this one a go. At such an affordable price why not?
RIMMEL PROFESSIONAL EYEBROW PENCIL £2.99
Another one I have used in the past. Before I found the Collection Eyebrow Palette, this pencil was always my "go to". Love how easy it is to use, not a lot of pressure is needed to get coverage and since its in pencil form, it's great for the more "natural" hair-stroke look. Since I hadn't used it in a while, I thought I'd repurchase one and combine it with the palette. So far it's going great, the only pain is having to sharpen it all the time for that "sharp point". One mistake I did make was picking up the shade I did... It wasn't until I got home that I remembered I used to use the darker shade. This particular shade wouldn't be dark enough for me on its own, but since I am combining with the brow kit it's not a problem.
L'OREAL EYEBROW ARTIST PLUMPER £5.99
Now when I was browsing the Boots website just to see their choice of other brow kits available, I saw this item pop up. After reading through some of the reviews online I decided to pick one up to give it a go. I have to say I'm not completely convinced yet. BUT I think that is my own fault... I ended up picking up the clear colour, whereas I should have probably picked up one of the brown shades. I feel that it you have naturally full eyebrows, where you only have to pencil in a few bits here and there; the clear one may be great for you. Unfortunately for me I don't have huge eyebrows to work with on their own, so while this gel does help get them into shape before applying the powder and making them look slightly fuller, it's not a product I could use on its own. Again though, combined with the two products mentioned above, it works just fine.
SEVENTEEN STAY TIME CONCEALER £4.49
I am in love with this product! My only disappointment, is why didn’t it come into my life sooner? Previously, I’ve used the Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer and while it was good covering for any blemishes, I couldn’t use it under my eyes as my makeup wouldn’t set ontop of it very well and would start to crease very quickly. That and the fact it states it can be used as a highlighter, but again I wasn’t impressed with that so called “quality” of it. So back to the Seventeen concealer… Its fab! Really easy to apply as its in liquid form. Not too thick and not too runny. Great tone, I have it in the lightest shade; Fair and it really blends in great with my skintone. It covers all my blemishes easily and conceals my dark circles under my eyes AND it doesn’t make up makeup crease after a short period of time. In fact, even by the end of the day its still put!
NATURAL COLLECTION LIP LINER £1.99
Moving onto the lips now… I was in need of a brown lip liner and for the low price of £1.99 I thought I would give this one a go. I am pretty impressed. Great colour and high pigmentation; no need to press down really hard, or go over the line loads of times! I purchased the shade; Expresso and the colour is great. Think I will definitely give their other colours a go at some point.
REVLON COLOURBURST MATTE BALM £7.99
Not too sure about this one. I really fancied a nice matte, brown lipstick and believe it or not, out of all the brands my local Boots sold, this was the only one! Its really easy to apply, where its in a crayon sort of form, its glides on easily and is actually quiet moisturising when its first applied and dries matte. Not sure if I just picked up a funny one, but it has a weird smell to it. Kind of minty/lemony, but not in the nicest ways. Anyway… as for the wear, it doesn’t last very long at all. After a few hours it disappears and if you drink/eat with it on, don’t expect it to last! The shade I'm using is; Fierce. Anyone else tried this product before and have a different experience?
That’s it for todays post guys, hope you enjoyed it? If any of you have used any of the products mentioned, id love to hear what you think of them; love or hate?
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Love Hannah xx
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