That’s right. The ‘Testing Primark Makeup’ series is back, and this one is a big one. Primark are very well known for making ‘dupes’ of other more expensive brands. This gives those of us who can’t always spend £40 on an eyeshadow palette a taste of the more luxurious lifestyle. Now of course, Primark Makeup isn’t going to be the best quality, but they have really upped their game. So, when they released the Ps Pure range, an obvious copy of the Fenty Beauty line, I had to try it out.
When I first saw this Range in Primark a few weeks ago (sorry it took so long for this post to go live), my mind immediately went to Rihanna’s Fenty beauty line. I’ve always wanted to try Fenty beauty but never got around to splashing the cash. Although the range is stunning and high quality, right now I am about hesitant to splurge. So when I saw the Primark ‘dupes’ at a fraction of the price, I just had to try it for you guys. I didn’t buy the entire range, c’mon your girl has enough makeup’, I did pick up quite a few items that stood out to me. Ranging from eyeshadow and contour palettes, to highlighters and primers, this collection has everything you need to look glam. Everything in this range was extremely affordable, with some products as little as £2! But, despite the low price point, are these products worth your money?
Ps Pure Double dimension highlighting drops
Okay, how beautiful are these? Like seriously, the packaging of these drops is absolutely gorgeous. This product reminds me a lot of the L’Oreal Glow mon amour highlighting drops (review here) which is equally as beautiful. If you glanced at these drops you definitely wouldn’t think they were from Primark. The frosted glass, elegant writing and heavy weight, gives the illusion of a much more expensive product. I chose a gorgeous champagne good shade, which although it is slightly too dark for my skin colour, is absolutely beautiful. I did have some difficulty blending it out on my skin, but I find it works much better if you blend with your fingertips as soon as you tap it on to the skin. An overall gorgeous product!
Ps Pure Eyeshadow Palette
This one definitely gave Fenty dupe vibes, especially because of the hexagonal pan shape. I’ve reviewed quite a lot of Primark’s shadows on this Blog, and this one isn’t much different. Like all the Primark palettes, it has carboard packaging making it feel cheap and basic, however, I do like the silver reflective surface on the inside. This palette, in particular, is quite cool toned, and as a warm-toned lover, this was quite different for me! The majority of the shadows are really pigmented and swatch well, with the odd one falling short. They blend out easily, and after tapping off the excess give little fallout. Although it’s not my fave palette, you can create a cute eye-look with this palette, so it’s great for those of you looking for a bargain! If you are looking for a high quality, affordable eyeshadow palette, I would definitely recommend the Revolution ones as they are crazy good for the price!
PS Pure Contour palette
For me personally, this is not my favourite product in the range. I can understand why it would be great to have all of your contour and highlighting needs in one place, however, the set up for me does not work. I’m sure this palette would be good if you didn’t have a lot of space or wanted to travel, but I don’t like the fact that the highlight and contour are right next to each other. I would not want them mixing together! The palette again has cardboard packaging and comes with two individual highlighters, a pink and almost white shade. These highlighters are pretty good and they are super pigmented and blend nicely. The white for me is too white, it is to light on even my pale face. In the exact opposite way, the pink highlighter is too dark! I can make both of these work with a light hand and they do look beautiful on the skin. Just be careful as these would not work for all skin colours. The palette then has a contour and highlighter in the same pan … huh? At first glance, the contour looks very dark, especially for me. However, it isn’t very pigmented and takes a lot to build up the colour on the skin. This is good if you’re pale like me, however, I don’t have the patience to build up my contour. I’m lazy… soz. The highlighter is pink again, but paler than the previous shade. It blends nicely and looks great on the skin… but please don’t put it with the contour shade god.
PS Pure Priming glow essence
I get all the Unicorn feels with this primer. HOW PRETTY IS THIS? Obviously, my phone camera does not do this justice, it literally looks like Unicorn tears. That’s a thing right? The bottle is very similar to the highlighting drops, with frosted glass and similar lettering, but it is a lot larger. Beautiful packaging aside, there were no details on what this primer is actually meant to do to help the skin and no ingredients listed. The only thing I can assume this is for is to glow. And I am okay with that. This primer when used alone or under foundation, does give a beautiful glow to the skin and so is great in the summer to give you the glowing goddess look. It would also be fab in the winter for those of you who get dry skin and want to give your face more of radiant, glowy look. I have used this product a lot to get a glowy look without foundation, but even if you don’t like it, it would look great on your dresser right?
PS Pure Gloss lipsticks
Primark also released a few gloss lipsticks in this collection, and quite honestly I wasn’t expecting very much. But it turns out, these are fab! I picked two nude shades, one of which was slightly darker than the other. I’m sorry for my awful beauty blogger skills here… I accidentally threw away the shade names … oops! I have been using these so much, they give a lovely gloss to the skin without being patchy and as they aren’t matte, feel very hydrating. They’re great with a gloss over the top (gloss is back guys… deal with it) for that extra shine. The packaging is a bit basic, but for £2, what more could you want?
PS Pure highlighter
Here it is, the show stopper. This little beauty was only £3 can you believe it?! There were two individual highlighters available one of which was a clear dupe of Fenty’s Trophy wife. But as I knew this would be waaaay too dark for my skin, I chose ‘Arctic ice’. Sadly despite the name, this highlighter isn’t as ‘icy’ as you’d think and is still a little bit too dark for me. But it is gorgeous. Like the others, it blends beautifully, gives a blinding glow and looks fab on the skin. I can blend it out enough so it doesn’t look too dark, but I will definitely grab this when I have a tan. The packaging is so detailed for only £3, with a hard silver case, a mirror and even lettering embossed into the product itself. Well done Primark!
Have you tried this range? Does it compare to Fenty? Should Primark release more original collections rather than dupes? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading,