I wanted to keep with the theme of the last blog post and do another review on a really super affordable cosmetic brand that I'm so happy I discovered.
I love the packaging of this mascara. It's a gorgeous metallic red/orange and feels and looks a lot higher end than the price. It has a small thin flexible synthetic fibre wand and it reaches really well into the inner corner of my eyes, coating all the lashes. I applied this to my bottom lashes too and there was no running or smudging throughout the whole day. I used my normal make up remover to take it off and I found it came off easily. I wouldn't say this gives my lashes "volume" but it does give a nice, everyday look that isn't too dramatic.
For £2.00, this is a real bargain. I love the packaging and the wand has a fuller brush than the Maximum Definition. It says it gives volume, length and curve and yes, I would agree that this does just that. I used this whilst snowboarding and there were no "panda eyes" at the end of the day even though my eyes took a real battering with snow and wind. I used my cleansing oil to remove this and it came off easily. A great bargain waterproof mascara!
I picked this up as a "going out" mascara. I love the packaging of this... a really fun, bright pink with bold black lettering. This has an extra large plastic wand and the texture is great. It gave my lashes good definition without looking clumpy and coated them well too. I haven't been able to "smudge test" this one yet as I haven't been "out out" but first impressions of this for a glam-look mascara are fab!
This is a great bronze coloured blush which isn't too shimmery or golden.
This is a lovely matte blush which gives my cheeks a nice flush of colour without looking chalky or cakey. This is really easy to blend too!
As you can imagine, I went a little crazy on the lipsticks!! There are a huge range of formulations to choose from and the colour choices are fantastic and make it really hard to choose just one!
Colour and Care Lipstick - £2.50
Love Katherine xxx
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