20 March 2014

Primark Beauty

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I was picking up some essentials in Primark the other day and I couldn't resist trying a few of bits from their newly expanded beauty range P.S Love. Budget beauty isn't a new thing to me, I have many favourites from MUA and ELF in my collection. ELF do some of my favourite blushers for £3.95 and often run 50% promotions.

Back to Primark, the products are packaged beautifully and are a complete bargain. £1 for nail varnish and £1.50 for the eyeliner and lip stain. So first impressions are great. However I wasn't that impressed upon trying some bits. I tried to love them as they are a complete bargain, the nail varnish colours are amazing. The neon pink is just so bright and perfect!

The eyeliner applied easily and was a perfect opaque black. It dried quickly however I am one for rubbing my eyeliner and my usual favourite (Seventeen Wet Look Lacquer) doesn't budge. This? I hardly touched it for it to be all over my face.

Moving onto the lip stain, when tried on the back of my hand it was a beautiful pink except when applied to my lip it felt like using an actual felt tip to colour in my lips. I love a good lip stain, Revlon Just Bitten in Passion is my favourite pink. This just made me feel like I was getting what I paid for.

Lastly the nail varnishes, now the colours are perfect. The packaging looks wonderful. However the lid is hard to tighten once used once and the brush is large to help apply easily but is bigger than my little finger. They are fully opaque in two coats and would be fine with a top coat, on their own they chipped easily. 

So Primark Beauty? Perfect for a teenager just starting out on a make up journey but doesn't live up to the other bargain beauty brands. Sorry!



  1. Whoa that eyeliner is crazy! I wouldn't trust myself to wear that out. Eyeliner needs to stay even with a little swipe.

  2. Some complete bargains here, and even thou the polishes chip without a top coat, at that price who's complaining!

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