It is pretty inevitable that the launch of a new range of make-up by one of the most popular shops in the UK is going to generate a huge amount of interest in the blog-world. So here are my two cents about it.
I made a trip to the Oxford Street branch, which does have quite a substantial area dedicated to the make-up range that was well stocked (even at the end of a busy Saturday). The core collection was stocked around the walls and stands in the middle with the LE/seasonal products. I wasn’t really grabbed by any of the LE stuff as I thought the colours are a bit more Autumn/Winter than Spring/Summer, but the standard collection looked pretty good.
I have mixed views about the packaging, I don’t think it’s anything amazingly special – but I do like how sturdy the pot for the lip polish is, and how it includes a (very small) mirror. Quite handy.
After browsing for a while I decided to buy the following:
– Neon Rose Blush
– Coral Lip Polish
– Nice and Neutral Nail Varnish
Price wise, I think they are all reasonable with the cream blush being in my eyes, the best value product. I have a bit of a thing about blushers at the moment, I really think a touch of blusher can do wonders in lifting the face – the right colour can be so flattering. The Neon Rose blush is a little intimidating in the pan as the colour is very bright, but having had a play with the tester I found that it blends so smoothly into a pretty sheer coral shade. I need to give this a proper test and see how it lasts through a work day, I have a feeling it might slide off a little too easily…. but we will see.
I bought the lip polish without playing with the tester – but when I did give it a swatch at home, I was really impressed how pigmented it is – especially for a balm. It’s a lovely bright colour on the lips, but I’m afraid I don’t have a good picture as my lips are quite chapped at the moment so I will save you all from having to witness that. Although – after wearing it on my lips I do feel they are softer than before, so that’s a good thing!
I haven’t tried the nail varnish yet, it’s a pretty greige that I am a sucker for so will report back once I have tried it out.
**The Small Print**
All bought by myself. I think I need to stop before I bankrupt myself.