I think in total it took me around 2 months to get all these products together, I really wanted to make sure I got good makeup/ brushes that were affordable and good quality and I think that overall I succeeded. A lot of you have been asking for a review of all the products I used so without further ado here is a break down of the pros and cons of all the products I used.
Skin 79 BB Cream | £5.09
I don’t really need to give much of an introduction to this product. For those of you who watch my videos you know how much I adore the Skin 79 BB creams and this one is just a travel sized (and so, cheaper) version of the larger tube I usually use.
Makeup Brush set | £4.53
This one was hard to find! And in the end I’d ordered around 5 different makeup brush sets from e-bay to try and find one which was the best quality and this one won. The bristles don’t shed and are firm, though on the negative side 2 of the brush heads have come loose (though it was easy enough to glue them back) and it doesn’t include a fluffy blending brush which does make it a bit more work for smokey eyes.
False Lashes| £2.43
For a false lashes fanatic like myself these are just a bargain find! 10 sets of lashes which you can use around 20 times each (I’ve already used this same set in at least 3 videos) and they look amazing! One negative is the lash band is transparent, which can show up a little, but provided you blacken the lash band with eyeliner or eyeshadow first it’s not a problem.
Royal Lash Glue (**) | £2.15
I can’t remember when last I DIDN’t use this so I don’t have much to say really. One annoying thing about this product though is the price fluctuates between 80p and £2.25, so if you want to save a few extra pounds try and catch this one when it’s at 80p.
e.l.f Primer | £1.50
My favorite primer from e.l.f is their mineral primer but the budget meant I couldn’t include it. However this one is perfectly usable and the price is nothing to scoff at. What I do like about this primer is that is does help conceal redness (and in my case eyelid veins) as well as priming they eye though it can be a little drying .
MUA Lip Gloss (in Too Much Fun) | £1
What can I say? It’s a lipgloss, it’s £1 and it smells of sweets. They do have other colours but in the end I chose this one since it would be perfect for more subtle looks and heavier looks over lipstick.
Eyeshadow Palette | £3.99
Appart from the brushes this one was probably the hardest to find. I wanted to use a pallet that had a good sellection of wearable and bright shades so this one was really perfect. There are a few drawbacks to this pallet though. They apply better with fingers or a sponge tip appliator otherwise they can be a bit faint and muted, as far as pigmentation goes I would class these as a 3 out of five. So smack bang in the middle in terms of quality. Perfectly useable but don’t expect Sleek or Sugarpill pigment quality.
MUA Black Eyeliner | £1
I’m using two of these in this series, the black and the white eyeliner. Appart from the Barry M liners these are one of my favorites, not hard, not too soft and really good pigmentation, not to mention they have a selection of some quite unusual eyeliner colours (orange).
MUA Lipstick (shade 13) | £1
Like the Skin 79 BB creams this one doesn’t really need an introduction. Fantastic range of colours, incredibly pigmented and creamy and on par with the Sleek true colour lipsticks.
This one is my favorite eyeshadow for filling in my brows but it’s also an amazing eyeshadow. I really need to re-review these on my blog again, the last blog post I did on these was one of my first blog posts (and subsequently terribly written and photographed) and didn’t really show how amazing these eyeshadows from MUA are.