Prod­uct place­ment

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Powder Room -

I de­cided to hit the make up coun­ters re­cently to see what all the fuss is re some new prod­ucts on the mar­ket.

My find­ings are very hon­est, but it’s just my opin­ion of course. Some are fabulous and some ... let’s just say not so ab fab.

First up was Plump It. You guessed it, a lip plumper.

I read lots of re­views say­ing it was ‘the best plumper they had ever tried’, ‘can’t live with­out it’ , ‘amaz­ing’ etc. In fact, I didn’t come across a sin­gle medi­ocre re­view never mind a poor one.

So I or­dered it and ... it is not great! It feels nice and mois­tur­is­ing when you first ap­ply it then, as ex­pected, it starts to tin­gle and sting slightly.

I waited a good five min­utes be­fore run­ning to the mir­ror to dis­cover... ab­so­lutely noth­ing. I thought I’d used too lit­tle so ap­plied another coat.

That hurt! It be­gan to sting to the point I tried lick­ing it off quick, big mis­take! So a dis­ap­point­ing re­sult for Plump It.

Not to worry, next up was the brand NYX which is avail­able at larger Boots stores.

I’d heard great things about this brand so I de­cided to try a few items. I got their dark cir­cle con­cealer as it’s so dif­fi­cult to find one that doesn’t leave your un­der eye area look­ing dry and crinkly.

The mir­a­cle in­gre­di­ent here seems to be co­conut oil and it’s by far the best one I have used.

I tend to use Bobbi Brown cor­rec­tors but I loved this be­cause it is so mois­tur­is­ing. And if you have a more ma­ture skin, then this is for you.

It glides on a dream and says put with amaz­ing cov­er­age. I am de­lighted with this. One for me and one for the work kit. 10/10 NYX.

I also pur­chased NYX Born to Glow liq­uid il­lu­mi­na­tor in Gleam.

It’s sup­posed to add a lovely sum­mer glow to your skin and is avail­able in a va­ri­ety of shades. I buffed it on with a stip­ple brush and voilà, gor­geous!!

It made my skin glow with­out look­ing too sparkly or shiny, it just left it look­ing healthy, so another 10/10 to NYX

Vivid Brights liq­uid liner was next so I plumped for vi­o­let. My eyes are green so this is a great shade to en­hance the colour. Another hit, it’s fabulous!

Its very pig­mented with a great felt tip type brush for easy ap­pli­ca­tion. They have about 10 shades to choose from and they are all gor­geous. This is more of a state­ment look, they’re not called Vivid Brights for noth­ing. It’s also has amaz­ing stay­ing power. 10/10 again for NYX. Fi­nally I wanted to try their lip primer as liq­uid lip­sticks and matte shades are so pop­u­lar just now.

It def­i­nitely makes the lip­stick feel more com­fort­able and not so dry.

I also found my lip­stick stayed put longer than usual. So far I’m pretty im­pressed. It’s def­i­nitely one for the pro­fes­sional kit.

So, over to Anas­ta­sia Bev­er­ley Hill­sModern Re­nais­sance Pal­ette.

A stunning 14 highly pig­mented shades of neu­tral, berry and rust tones to cre­ate deep striking smokey eyes.

Not the best if you are just start­ing out with make up as the shades could look a bit daunt­ing to ap­ply.

But if you like to go for it and cre­ate deep smokey eyes for evening, this is gor­geous.

So that’s it, my splurge on new­bies is com­plete. I’m def­i­nitely branch­ing out into us­ing dif­fer­ent brands rather then stick­ing to my old faith­fuls and it’s al­ways ex­cit­ing to add to my kit.

There are so many new prod­ucts out there that are won­der­ful qual­ity at great prices to try which is fabulous for a make up artist... and you. If you would like to find out more about Laura’s work, the ser­vices she pro­vides, book an ap­point­ment,have her test your prod­ucts or an­swer a make-up query, go to www. lau­radaw­sonm akeup.com or con­tact her on laura@ lau­radaw­sonm akeup. com

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