Beauty UK eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks, compact powder, foundation and lip lusts*
A little while ago, a package of makeup from Beauty UK arrived and I was in my element all morning. My favourite thing has to be the foundation*. It claims to be "matte" which it is and that makes me happy! Matte finishes are my favourite in everything. I hate glossy lipsticks and I don't mind dewy foundations on other people but they just make me look like a sweaty betty. The foundation (in ivory - the lightest shade) I find lasts all day for me and doesn't need any touching up throughout the day. I find it is quite a thick consistency but it doesn't feel heavy during the day. Saying this, I felt it was a little heavy during the hot period of weather we had but now it's perfect to wear. This foundation retails for less than five pounds which is beyond amazing. I wasn't expecting anything great but it really has surprised me!
The pallettes are again, so good and so surprising. I use my beloved Urban Decay Naked palette (very old review here) every single day but I've found I've been reaching for Beauty UK's 'Earth Child' palette since I received it. I love using the milky cream colour as the lid base and then using the copper shade next to it for the crease. The other palette is called 'Soho' and isn't something I would have seen myself using but I've surprised myself! I have been loving using the hot pink shade in my crease and then blending it out using Urban Decay's 'Naked' shade in the Naked palette. It works really well to create a contoured crease but using warm Autumn colours.
The powder is all used up! It has well and truly been used every single day since I got it. I love the fact it had a little comparment at the bottom for a powder puff meaning I didn't have to carry around a powder or kabuki brush. I'm not that keen on the lipsticks or glosses. As I mentioned, I am a fussy when it comes to lipstick finishes so I rely on my Kate Moss range or MAC for matte finish lipsticks, however the pigmentation is really good and worth the RRP £3.49 price tag! All in all, Beauty UK are winners and I will definitely consider purchasing from them the next time I am in Superdrug.
They all sent me a bunch of nail varnishes and a gorgeous blusher called Capital Pink which looks frighteningly pink in the pan but I am wearing it above and it's so flattering!
Have you tried Beauty UK Cosmetics? Can you recommend me anything?
XO love, Ashleigh x