QVC Beauty Awards: Make Up

I’m a little late on this one (eek, bad blogger!) but a little earlier in the Summer, QVC announced it’s shortlist and then winners for it’s beauty awards. I was given the chance to play with the products that were shortlisted and then share my thoughts – having had chance to have a proper play here they are! These are the products that made the shortlist in the make-up category…

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So we have:

Mally Volumising Mascara

I actually wasn’t too familiar with the brand Mally, but this is a really nice mascara. It has the fluffy brush that I personally prefer and delivers a decent amount of pigment, without going spidery at all. It does take some layering if you want a dramatic look though.

Bare Minerals Prime Time Foundation Primer

I really like Bare Minerals Foundation but never thought to use a primer underneath it before. It’s a light weight one that does leave skin silky smooth and ready for make-up application but I do find it tends to slip off on oilier areas of my face. So yes, it primes – but if you have even slightly oily skin then it might not be ideal for you.

YBF (Your Best Friend) Automatic Eyebrow Pencil

Bit of a cheesy brand name, but really lovely product. Like the Mally Mascara, it isn’t a brand I was really aware of before (it’s nice that QVC isn’t just the big names). The shade for this was a great middle of the road shade – if you have really pale or really dark brows then this shade probably isn’t ideal but anywhere in the middle ground and you’re sorted. It has the two-in-one appeal as there’s the pencil end plus the brush for taming the strays.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

A cult product if ever there was one – it’s got a good reputation for a reason. It delivers a shimmering glow with a blend of the shades in the cube. The shimmer brick was also my first ever ‘high end’ make-up item (thanks to my Aunty Barbara) and I thought I still had it but couldn’t track it down in my collection recently. I’m sure it’s somewhere though so might have to do a comparison post…vintage Bobbi vs new Bobbi. For me, the only downside of this is that it’s very shimmery so isn’t really daylight friendly – but for night, the glow it offers is hard to beat.

So for me which is the winner? I’d choose the YBC Automatic Eyebrow Pencil – it’s multi-tasking, a good colour match for a range of shades and one small thing that makes a real difference to your look.

What was the actual winner? The Bare Minerals Primer! Voted for by customers, so well done to Bare Minerals!

Products provided by QVC.



  1. August 20, 2013 / 2:41 pm

    I have the radiance version of the bare minerals primer and it is so lovely! perfect for dull/dry skin x

  2. August 20, 2013 / 3:20 pm

    I was going to try this primer but I’m glad you mention that it’s not suitable for oily skin – saved me lots of money!

    Jodie Marie | à la Jode

  3. August 20, 2013 / 4:17 pm

    Just fyi- the YBF brow pencil is supposed to adapt to your own coloring I’ve learned . Its universal, hence the color name of the product. I have dark brows and it works like a dream. My fave brow pencil ever.

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