Accessorize Make-Up (picture heavy) Preview

Accessorize, the well-known high street accessories store is soon to branch out into make-up. Launching at the end of September the extensive (and might I add, quite exciting…) range will be available in Accessories branches and Superdrug across the UK.

I was invited to the launch event and have had a bit of a preview/play with a few of the products and can’t help but feel a little bit excited. The range is affordable (most expensive product is a gift set that costs £10) and contains a huge range of colours under different ‘themes’ – designed to suit different looks/seasons/personalities.

Granted, some of the colours and styles of the products aren’t ground-breakingly original (some are clearly ‘inspired’ by good old Benefit and MAC), but the fact that they are good quality, great colours all for a really affordable price is what has me very excited. I think the range has potential to be a huge success.

The colours range from deep jewel tones, to acid brights with a good selection of easy to wear neutrals. The range is heavy on the shimmer, I didn’t spot a single matte eye shadow – so that may turn some off, but personally I love the shimmer so is a big plus for me. There’s a selection of baked products in the oh-so-popular style of the MAC mineralise range – but at a far more affordable price (baked bronzers are £6, blushers are £5 and eye shadows £4.50)

The Merged Baked Blushers

The Merged Baked Bronzers

As I mentioned the range has been divided into different ‘looks’ – Rock Star, With Love, Exotic Brights, Illusion and Je T’aime. The With Love range is the core selection of products that will be available year round and the stand out range for me was Illusion – it had some gorgeous shades including some beautiful ‘Merged Baked Eyeshadows’ and duo chrome nail varnishes that look like rainbow coloured oil slicks (this is a good thing).

Ultra Violet Eye Shadow – impressively pigmented & smooth for the price. 
Gorgeous shade.

Make-up junkies that are a bit braver with colour than me will probably be drawn to the pigment pots called ‘eye dusts’ – I’m not sure of the exact amount of product in these, but they are bigger than Barry M Dazzle Dusts and cost just £3. There are some beautiful colours too.

The products that caught my attention the most are:

Merged Baked Blusher in the shades ‘Pretty Pink’ and ‘Starlet’ – pretty pink is a shimmering pale coral pink with lilac veining and Starlet is a scary-in-the-pan shade of hot pink with gold veining, but swatched is very pretty and wearable. [PIC OF ALL SHADES ABOVE]

Pretty Pink Merged Baked Blush – I have fallen for this, big time.

Illusion Eye Shadows in the shades ‘Truffle’ (a silvery taupe) and Olive (murky dark green with shimmer)

I *think* this is Olive, although there was another similar shade… either way. 
It’s pretty for a smokey eye with a difference…

Duo Baked Eye Shadows in the shades ‘Pick Up Line’ (a mauvey/lilac combo) and ‘Bad Reputation’ (bronze and gold) [BOTH PICTURED IN BOTTOM OF THE TWO DUO E/S PICTURES]

The Duo Baked Eye Shadows 
(bottom picture is a bit too heavy on the flash…)

Oh and I fell for pretty much all the nail colours from the Je T’Aime and Illusion ranges too….

It’s a good job this range is affordable or else I’m in trouble! What do you think – does any of the bits from the range I have mentioned sound interesting to you???

The range will be available in stores, at and in Superdrug.



  1. kelly
    September 7, 2010 / 7:45 pm

    I WANT I WANT I 3WANNNNNNNNNNT! ima be stalking superdrug!

  2. Meeta
    September 7, 2010 / 7:53 pm

    Exciting stuff! It looks very promising, I will definitely check this out once it’s launched.

  3. Gemma
    September 7, 2010 / 8:16 pm

    The mineralize blushes look really pretty! And so similar to Mac too, definatly going to keep an eye out for these!

  4. September 7, 2010 / 7:38 pm

    Ooooooooh they look lovely. I’m a sucker for baked products x

  5. September 7, 2010 / 7:53 pm

    Oh my goodness, accessorize & makeup… what could be more perfect?!

    SO wanting to try these, I hope they come to the store near me!

  6. September 7, 2010 / 7:54 pm

    WOW these look really impressive i cant wait to see if they will be having them in my local superdrug x

  7. September 7, 2010 / 7:58 pm

    Do you know if they’ll have them sold internationally?I really like them, and they sound like a bargain!

  8. September 7, 2010 / 7:58 pm

    LOL. I agree with you. Thank God cosmetics are affordable. I’d be broke too. Nice colors!

  9. September 7, 2010 / 8:08 pm

    Exciting news that Accessorize are bringing out a make up line. I would be interested to see them and put them to the test. So far, it all looks good, but the price point leaves me wondering a bit about quality.

  10. September 7, 2010 / 8:11 pm

    This looks really good! I’m usually skeptical about non-makeup brands’ makeup lines, but this one seems to prove me wrong. Love the look of the baked blushers.

  11. September 7, 2010 / 8:16 pm

    Will certainly be picking up Pretty Pink Blush when it is released it looks amazing! Thanks for sharing


  12. September 7, 2010 / 8:26 pm

    Oh, that does look interesting! Thanks for showing us! xx

  13. liloo
    September 7, 2010 / 9:26 pm

    omg omg roaring success for me already.
    this is superb.
    i am sold already on ‘illusion’ and ‘ultra violet’.
    PACKAGING IS OUTSTANDING, these butterflies need to make their way to my home.
    love it.
    super impresses how you’re already blogging about this.


  14. Hannah
    September 7, 2010 / 9:27 pm

    Oh. My. God. I want everything!!! Thanks so much for posting this! xx

  15. September 7, 2010 / 8:46 pm

    these look amazing! they proper look like mac products!

  16. September 7, 2010 / 8:57 pm

    Glad it’s not just me that’s excited about these.Should have seen me at the launch… I had a rainbow hand from all the colours I wanted to swatch! Very excited to give the blushes and eyeshadows a proper try!

  17. September 7, 2010 / 9:03 pm

    Okay, so I’m pretty much sold on the blushes already, and I don’t even need to see a picture of the nail polishes to know that I’m gonna want a whole bunch of them. You had me at ‘rainbow oil slick’!
    Will be keeping an eagle’s eye out!

  18. Primp and Preen
    September 7, 2010 / 10:19 pm

    Ooh this is so exciting, they look really good and so affordable too. Great post xx

  19. Ket
    September 7, 2010 / 10:29 pm

    uh oh I’m going to have to go check these out now! No self control here when there’s pretty makeup to hoard…

  20. ChrissyDee
    September 7, 2010 / 10:32 pm

    Love! Do you know the exact launch date? My Accessorize and Superdrug are next door to each other so with any luck I’ll manage to catch something before either one sells out xx

  21. Mets GirLL
    September 8, 2010 / 12:37 am

    I am sooo jealous! The drugstore products in the US don’t look nearly as fab as these!

  22. September 8, 2010 / 9:29 am

    Will definately be trying these products x

  23. September 8, 2010 / 10:37 am

    The blushers look amaaazing! In fact, I’m very excited and will be making sure I get a look at these! Will they be in all stores? xx

  24. Anitacska
    September 12, 2010 / 12:26 pm

    Ooh, this is interesting, the blushes look very nice. 🙂

  25. Dreams That Glitter
    September 28, 2010 / 8:07 pm

    Oh my, the prettiness!!! It’s too much! Thank you so much for sharing these pictures, I can’t wait to check it out in person. That Pretty Pink blush is miiiiiiine ;).


  26. November 27, 2010 / 7:43 pm

    These look a lot like the Hard Candy line in the US, especially the baked blushes and baked eyeshadow duos.

  27. November 27, 2010 / 11:55 pm

    @Yuki So funny you say that, I just got my hands on a Hard Candy blush in a US/UK swap and other than the printing on the package I swear they could be the same product. Going to blog about it tomorrow.

  28. Linda Jarvis
    December 22, 2011 / 6:28 pm

    Do they test on animals?

  29. Anonymous
    February 3, 2012 / 2:47 pm

    They aren’t tested on animals, no.

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