This might get me kicked out of the blogger club…

The other day I was having a bit of a browse around Primark (for those that don’t have Primark, it’s basically a really budget fashion shop) and I spotted the make-up section. Normally I wouldn’t look twice at this, with some sort of bad association between super budget make-up and what sort of budget/cheap ingredients are they making them from.
The Packaging, not too cheap looking – check.

But for some reason I stopped when one product caught my attention – ‘The Happy Couple’ – duo bronzer and blusher. Immediately it reminded me of the Benefit ’10’ blush/bronzer duo so I had to reach out and have a play. I expected un-pigmented chalky and gritty powder but what I got seriously impressed me. The colour, especially the pink is really pretty – with a subtle shimmer, not chunky glitter. The powder was smooth and silky and easily blendable and really well pigmented. The bronzer is more on the golden side, so might work better as a highlight rather than all over bronzer, but still – very smooth, easy to blend and a pretty colour. Even the brush was impressively soft – although I still chose to use one of the other brushes in my collection instead.

The powder, silky smooth – check.

Yep, that’s right – I bought, like and would recommend a piece of make-up from Primark.

Impressive pigmentation (no flash) – check.

Have you tried any of the make-up bits from Primarni? What do you think?

The Happy Couple cost me a budget-tastic £2.50.


  1. March 2, 2010 / 8:55 am

    Why should a bargain get anyone kicked out of any club lol 😛 I quite like that blush! Primark always has good inexpensive stuff

  2. Kyanvi
    March 2, 2010 / 9:33 am

    Agreed with ‘UrbanMermaid’. Don’t think anyone should be kicked out, since I found blogging is a way to share good/bad find with others who have the same hobby.
    Also, I have bought a few cosmetics in Primark, there’s nothing wrong with them. Besides, the reason that those high-end brand cosmetics are more expensive, not necessarily that they use better quality raw material, but we, as consumers, paid the price of advertising and other stuff that contribute the cost towards the product, not just the cost of R&D and production.

  3. March 2, 2010 / 9:36 am

    Hi I reviewed on my blog one of the eye crayons, It was a really nice colour and for the price which from memory was about £1.50? you cant go wrong…! Staying power addmitedly was not great needed re application but still a good little buy……x

  4. March 2, 2010 / 9:57 am

    I’m just kidding with the kicked out of the blogger club thing 🙂 I’m sure everyone is open to opinions on all ends of the price spectrum!

    I’m just surprised by how nice it was for such a price. I’m still a bit cynical as to how they manage to get such quality for a low price – but it has made me think twice about being a make-up snob 🙂

  5. March 2, 2010 / 10:01 am

    I keep meaning to check out the make up line in Primark, I get so side tracked when in there though haha. I really like the look of the Blush in that duo, not too keep on the Bronzer shade, but like you said.. could be used as a highlighter. Big thumbs up for the packaging though… looks cute!


  6. Sarbeauty
    March 2, 2010 / 12:25 pm

    i have this as well! used it on holiday as a high lighter looks lovely with a tan 🙂

  7. March 2, 2010 / 3:12 pm

    I have heard (but haven’t tried myself) that their makeup primer is ace. And when I say ace, I mean people actually compared it to Smashbox and the like! Hmmm time to check it out on my next visit!

  8. Lina
    March 2, 2010 / 3:24 pm

    I’m going to Primarni NOW! xx

  9. March 2, 2010 / 8:33 pm

    This actually looks pretty good, you have tempted me to have a look in Primark when I’m out shopping.


  10. March 8, 2010 / 9:35 pm

    The instant fake tan from Primark is AMAZING. It’s got a slight shimmer to it and it smells so good-like cinnamon i think. It’s really good for me as i’m so pale, so when i apply it i don’t look like i’ve been tangoed. it was a bargain for £2, i’m not sure if they still sell it. its the VSIP brand (Very important sexy person…a bit cheesy, but hey)

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