I am back again, continuing the ‘Testing Primark Series‘, and this week I thought I would give you the low-down on the ‘My Perfect Colour concealer’. This Primark concealer is only £2 … yes, you read that correctly, only £2. As concealers go, this is not just cheap but super cheap. But is it any good?

The Packaging:

I actually really like this packaging, I think it is very similar to most drugstore concealers, a thin plastic tube with simple black lettering. I love the fact that it is clear and black packaging as I personally think it looks more sophisticated. The narrow tube means that it doesn’t take up loads of room in both my collection and makeup bag, something that I really appreciate. The packaging also displays key information such as shade, volume and the important claims. This Primark concealer has a simple doe foot applicator which I don’t think is the best. For £2 I will let it slide, but I would prefer a larger, more cushioned applicator for quicker and smoother application.

The Concealer

This concealer consists of a total of 7.8 ml (or 0.26 Fl Oz). To put that into perspective, the Maybelline Fit Me concealer, which I think is probably has the most similarities to the Primark version, is 6.8 ml. So you are getting a considerable amount of product for such a small price point. The My perfect colour concealer range has 8 shades, ranging from the very fair to the more deeper skin tones. I chose the shade ‘Ivory’ as I am basically a walking, talking milk bottle. I will say I was limited by my Primark’s stock, and if I had more choices I would have chosen a paler shade, eg. porcelain, as this one is slightly too dark for under my eyes.

The claims:

There aren’t many claims listed by this Primark concealer, but here they are:

  • medium coverage
  • Contains Vitamin E and Aloe Vera

My thoughts:

So, as I said before, this concealer reminds me the most of the Maybelline Fit Me concealer, and I would say it is a good dupe. This concealer is definitely not full coverage like the Makeup Revolution one but is more light-medium. It feels very lightweight underneath the eyes, but doesn’t cover all of my dark circles, but the majority. Nonetheless, I do like this concealer for a no-makeup, makeup day. Like I said, I definitely got the wrong shade, and so I’m sure a lighter shade would be much more brightening underneath the eyes. In terms of the vitamin E and Aloe vera claims, obviously I can’t really prove that, but I do think it is a nice touch. Vitamin E is great for anti-ageing and so if you have more mature skin and want a light concealer underneath your eyes – this is the one for you. Aloe vera provides moisture to the skin. I can’t say that this concealer added moisture to my under eyes but it didn’t make them feel dry which some concealers do. All good! The Primark Concealer didn’t crease on me and lasted a good few hours.

Would I buy it again?

Overall, I did enjoy this concealer for more of a lightweight makeup day. I do wish it did more for my dark circles, but I think getting the right shade would make my undereyes brighter (my bad). If I was ever in my local Primark, I would pick this concealer up again, and for £2 … who could blame me?!

Have you tried this concealer? What are your thoughts?

Chlo x

Hi, lovelies! Another month has been and gone and so it is only right that I do another monthly favourites post! Happy Easter, by the way, I hope you spend it like I am (eating too much chocolate). I feel like March has flown by but there were some new beauty items that I have been loving. Keep on reading to find out my March favourites and let me know what you have been loving this month in the comments.

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Soft glam palette

I won’t go into too much detail about why I love this palette so much, as you can read all my thoughts in my recent review. All you really need to know is… I adore this palette. It has pretty much been my go to ever since I bought it and with the versatility of the colours… who could blame me? I have been wearing this palette whenever I have gotten the chance and it performs beautifully. All of the shades are stunning, they blend seamlessly and have so much pigment that a little really does go a long way. I had to put it into my favourites this month simply because of all the compliments I get whenever I wear it. On a night out recently I wore more of a smoky look, with ‘Sultry’ all over the lid with a hint of ‘Bronze’. These shimmers, along with lots of mattes in my crease to add definition, really give a tied together look! It is annoying that the packaging is getting grubby already, but with these shadows, I don’t care. Simply amazing.

L’Oreal Infallible Pro Glow foundation

So I have had dry ass skin recently and so I have been buying any hydrating foundations that I can find (if you know of any good ones, let me know in the comments!) It has been causing me lot’s of trouble with my normal foundations making my skin look dry and flaky. This one is my new favourite. This foundation is extremely lightweight but still provides good coverage to hide all my red patches and blemishes. It gives a beautiful dewy finish, so if you have dewy skin this is not the one for you! With 12 shades available in the UK, available exclusively on *Amazon, I found my perfect match (201) and it looks fabulous all day without oxidising. I have been using this foundation to death, and I already know I am going to purchase it again I love it that much!

Primark Moisturising Foundation Stick

Okay, another foundation I’m sorry! But I did say I have been buying lots of foundations! I did an entire review on this foundation here if you want more detail, but this foundation is an absolute steal! At only £2.50, this foundation gives great coverage, a dewy…ish finish (more velvety) and is perfect for a fast morning routine or for on the go! Overall this is a great foundation and at such a low price, you can’t lose! I have never really tried stick foundations before but this one has convinced me! I have already purchased the L’Oreal Infallible shaping stick *foundation, so if you would like a review let me know in the comments.

French Connection Brow Pencil 

If you read my Everyday makeup routine, you will know that brows take forever for me to do. I normally just use a brow pomade but recently to speed up the process I have been using the French Connection brown pencil. Yes, you read that correctly, French Connection do makeup. I was just as surprised as you are. Like I said, I don’t normally use brow pencils so I am pretty sure any pencil would do the job, but as I already had this in my collection I thought I would give it a go. I really like it! It now only takes a few minutes to do brows, compared to 10 minutes before and I am loving it. Please let me know you’re favourite brow pencil in the comments as I would really like to try some more.

Primark PS Chocolate Cheek Palette

Yes another Primark product. I’ve been testing a lot of their products recently and they are killing it. If you read my ‘Testing Primark’s Chocolate range’, you will know that I initially liked the Cheek palette but I wasn’t blown away by it. I have been continuing to try it over the past few weeks and I am obsessed with the Bronzer and highlight. The bronzer is beautiful, it doesn’t make me look like a walking, talking Satsuma and blends like a dream. I love the highlight to, not too brightening and so great for everyday wear. The blushers, I’m still not obsessed with, but then again I’m not a blusher kind of gal. But I will continue to use the palette as it is such a bargain!

So those were my favourites! What have you been loving this month?

Thanks for reading, as always,

Chloe x

Hi guys, I am back again with another ‘Testing Primark Makeup’ post. If you have been following my blog, you will know that I have done two so far, testing the Amber palette and the Chocolate range. I thought I would try the Primark Moisturising Foundation stick from the My Perfect colour range. If you saw my skincare routine post, you will know that my skin is hella dry at the minute and so as soon as I saw moisturising, it was in my basket. So I put the £2.50 Primark foundation stick (yes, you read that correctly) to the test!

Packaging

The Primark foundation stick is like any other foundation stick, with a simple black packaging and white lettering. The lid is clear so that you can see the foundation on the inside. This is handy as you know what colour it is immediately if you have several shades (ie. for contour as well), but I do think it could look more luxurious. The foundation feels very lightweight, almost as if there is no product in there, so I do think it could be made to appear more high-end. But for only £2.50 it does the job!

The foundation

I believe this range consists of 8 shades, not amazing, but not terrible. I am aware that their full coverage foundation has 16 shades which are incredible for such a budget foundation, so hopefully, the stick foundation range will expand soon. Although these sticks could be used for both foundation and contouring, I only chose a foundation shade (in the shade Ivory) due to my Primark running out of stock! I believe Ivory was the palest shade and it is a pretty good match for my skin. For most drugstore foundations, I tend to go for the lightest option (I’m a pale ass, I know) and this was no exception. You get 11g in total (or 0.38 oz), which compared to the Fast base foundation stick is almost double the amount for half the price! This foundation claims to have buildable coverage, a velvet finish and contains Vitamin E… was these claims true?

My thoughts

I actually don’t hate this Primark Foundation stick. I went into trying it thinking that a £2.50 Primark foundation can’t be good, but it is actually pretty nice. Let’s look at these claims in more detail…

  • Buildable coverage – I think this is true! I am not used to using foundation sticks, so I had absolutely no idea how much to use. I was swiping all over my skin and using both a sponge and a brush, I gained the coverage I wanted. You can use as much or as little as you wan and can build to improve coverage without looking cakey! A win!
  • Velvet finish – Again I think this is true. This is definitely not a matte finish (obviously it’s a moisturising foundation) which is exactly what I was looking for. It is not a dewy foundation but somewhere in between so I would definitely agree that it is velvety. It glides on really easily and is super creamy and so I had no issues blending it out. If you have oily skin this might not work for you, but combination and dry skin, I think you will love this.
  • Contains Vitamin E – Of course, I don’t really have any way to prove that the foundation does have Vitamin E in it. Vitamin E is meant to be good for anti-ageing, so very ideal if you have more mature skin. I am only 21, so I can’t say this is essential for me, but It is a nice added extra.

Is it worth it?

Overall, this foundation was creamy, blendable and true to colour. It gave beautiful coverage and a nice velvety finish. I have been using it for a few weeks now and I am really happy with it. I would say it lasts around 8 hours before it starts to become a bit too oily for me, not bad! For a £2.50 Primark foundation, I am not mad at it and will continue to use it for a fast, easy makeup routine.

Have you tried this foundation? Are you a big fan of foundation sticks? Let me know in the comments.

Thank you for reading,

Chlo x

Hi lovelies, I am back again! So recently I took a trip to Primark (like I always do) and noticed that they had really expanded their makeup selection. I have never tried Primark makeup before so I thought I would pick out a few items. Do let me know in the comments if you want a testing Primark makeup series! One of the first things to catch my eye was the Primark PS amber palette… it has serious Naked Heat vibes going on. I had to try it out to see if it is as good as my trusty Urban Decay palette. Is this a cheaper dupe of the high-end favourite?

Packaging

The packaging of the PS Amber palette is very similar to the Naked Heat with lots of vibrant fiery reds, and stunning, simple gold writing. I do really like the packaging design of the Amber palette, it’s simple and to the point but clearly shows what type of colours you will find inside. I also really love that it has the shade names of all of the shadows on the back, which is a nice extra little touch that I didn’t expect to find on a Primark palette. One thing I will say is that the cardboard packaging is quite flimsy and so may not hold up well for travel but it does snap shut with a magnet which I think is great! The £4 Makeup Revolution palettes are considerably more sturdy than this one, but for £4 who can complain!

Shadows

Okay, so let’s dive into the bit I know you’re actually interested in reading… are the shadows actually any good?! The PS Amber palette includes 5 mattes and 5 shimmers, all of which are fiery red-orange-purple tones. Perfect for this time of year! I can definitely see why the palette is called ‘Amber’ it reminds me exactly of Bonfire night. There is 10 x 2g worth of product in this palette which is pretty good considering the Naked Heat has 12 x 1.3g. You are getting a considerable amount of product for such a small price point. Total bargain.

  • Marshmellow – Icy white shimmer.
  • Cream – Champagne coloured shimmer.
  • Mirage – Stunning vibrant gold shimmer
  • Saffron – Matte pinky-orange shade
  • Tuscany – Bright pink matte
  • Burnt amber – Bright orange matte
  • Tan – cool toned taupe matte
  • Persian Rose – Berry toned shimmer
  • Spice – Deep purple shimmer
  • Rust – Warm brown matte

This palette is very warm toned with the exception of ‘Tan’ and so if you are cool toned gal, this isn’t the palette for you. So let’s just say this palette is a mixed bag. Some of the shadows are insane… others not so much. As you can see from the swatches some of the shadows are more pigmented than others. In particular ‘Cream’, ‘Mirage’ and ‘Spice’ are sooooooo pigmented I was so impressed. I squealed when I saw how rich in pigment spice was – its stunning. Many of the mattes were also pretty pigmented but Tuscony had like zero pigment whatsoever. All of the shadows blended really nicely and with minimal fall out so all in all not too shabby!


Eyeshadow look

As you can see in the picture below, I did a quick and simple look using only this palette and I am pretty happy with it. I used Tan in the crease as a sort of transition colour with rust on top to add some warmth and definition to the crease. Then I put Mirage all over the lid with a small bit of cream to brighten it up. I then put a mixture of Marshmellow and Cream as a brow bone and inner corner highlight. I do like the way the look turned out but I do think it needed a darker brown or black to give a bit more definition in the outer corner of my eye. The look took only a few minutes and looks like something I would achieve with a more expensive palette. Ps. Please excuse the dodgy brows and lashes!

Is it a dupe of Naked Heat?

As you can see from the swatch comparisons I wouldn’t say this palette is an exact dupe of the Urban Decay palette but it is very similar. Anyone who is familiar with the Naked Heat palette would see the Amber palette and know instantly what it is trying to be like. The shades are slightly different with the Primark Amber palette being more orange based and the Naked Heat palette being red-purple. They are both very similar in that they are fiery earthy tones. The most similar shades are Scorched from Naked Heat and Spice from PS Amber. From a price-point perspective, the PS Amber palette is ~£34 cheaper than the Urban Decay so if you are wanting to try these types of shades definitely try this palette first.

Overall 

Overall I would say this palette is pretty decent. You get some beautiful shades for the price point that could transform any look. I do think some of the shadows are not as pigmented as others and there is some patchiness eg Burnt Amber. I would still reach for this palette for a quick and simple look but would have to use other palettes to add a bit of depth and definition.

Do you have this palette, what are your thoughts? Are you thinking of trying it out for yourself? Let me know in the comments.

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x

Hi, lovelies! I’m back again with another monthly favourites post! I originally intended this post to be posted at the beginning of March, but seeing as today is the last day of Feb, I thought why not?! I actually haven’t bought any new makeup this month (… I think, shock horror right?), but I did rediscover some old favourites that I love and thought I’d share them with you.

L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Glow Scrub

This was actually a very recent purchase, I only bought it less than a week ago but I love this. This is now my all-time favourite face exfoliator and I use it twice a day! My skin has gotten very dry recently and it started to look quite flaky (gross I know) and so I needed something quick to get it all smooth again. The scrub exfoliates gently and makes my skin look so much brighter and smoother, and feels so much cleaner. Ps. If you would like a skin care routine, let me know in the comments!

The Greatest Showman Soundtrack

If you follow me on Twitter you will know that this month I went to go watch The Greatest Showman – I fell in love. Like seriously, I love this film. Ever since I watched it I have had the soundtrack on repeat. It is BRILLIANT. Every time I listen to it, I feel motivated and inspired. TIP: Listen before writing blog posts for quick motivation haha. If you haven’t seen the film yet I would definitely recommend it. I listen to the music in the car and at work, I can’t get enough right now.

Too Faced Hangover Primer

With my dry ass skin recently, I needed something moisturising before putting on my foundation. I thought I would re-try my Too Faced Primer… and it’s been a life-saver this month! It is really hydrating and gives my skin a real moisture boost, and makes my foundation go on beautifully. It even made it into my post about high-end products worth the splurge, so it was guaranteed to be in this month’s favourites!

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Highlighter

This one is another oldy but a goldy, I have basically used it every day for the past month! It gives such a subtle pink-toned glow which is great for a day-time look compared to my ultra-glowy highlighters. Despite this, you can still build it up to get that bright glow if you want it! It lasts all day long without looking greasy or wet looking. It has lasted so long without me hitting pan. Overall, definitely a great purchase if you can get your hands on it.

Primark ‘Gucci’ Handbag

If you follow me on Instagram you will know that Primark have some GREAT stuff at the minute (let me know if you want a spring haul). There are also a lot of accessories with Gucci vibes… including this bag! It is so stunning, and the beetle detail is beautiful. For only £7, it is a much more affordable alternative to the expensive Gucci vibes. With the black and gold features, it is so easy to style with any outfit and is big enough to fit in the essentials.

So those are my monthly favourites! What were your favourites this month? Let me know in the comments below! Thanks for reading as always!

Chlo x