If you read my previous First Impressions post, you will remember that I was offered £10 off a £15+ spend of new beauty brand 'Make Up Rumours'.
Pressed Powder & Bronzer (£1.00 each)
I've been using the powder over my foundation for a week now. It feels soft on the skin and leaves a silky matte finish. It doesn't last all day, but it sets foundation nicely.
The bronzer is quite harsh, so its important to only use a little, as it isn't too blend able and is quite matte. With a bit of practise and use correctly, it makes a good contour!
Lipsticks (£1.00 each)
I was most worried about these, as they look awfully cheap and I'm used to the quality and creaminess of a MAC lippy. They aren't very moisturising, but the colour is lovely on the lip. It doesn't last very long at all though unfortunately.
Eye Palettes (£1.00)
These are my favourites from the whole haul. Although the product seems quite cheap, the pigment is amazing. The powders are quite loose, so you have to be careful not to load the brushes too much. They blend really well and last all day. I've created some lovely looks with all 3 of the palettes and will continue to use them.
Nail Polishes (£1.00)
Remember when you were younger and cheap nail polish smelled so strong you smelt the whole house out painting your nails, and your parents complained? Well you're taken right back to those days using these!! They're SO strong. The formula itself isn't bad at all, it's a decent consistency, applies nicely and dries pretty well after only a couple of coats. I haven't used the nail seeds yet though.
I was pretty happy with the finished result, it was a shiny finish and looked good. Unfortunately it all started to come off while I was doing the washing up the following morning. :(
My 'everyday look' FOTD and the products I used...
Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation (£8.99) | Makeup Rumours Pink Tease Pressed Powder (£1.00) | Makeup Rumours Pink Tease Bronzing Powder (£1.00) | MAC Mineralise Blush (£21.00) | Makeup Rumours Pink Tease Dazzle Palette shade 1 (£1.00) | Bourjois Intuitive Liner | MAC Kohl (£14.00) | MAC Prep & Prime Lash (£13.00) | MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash (£14.50) | Makeup Rumours Pink Tease Nude Lipstick (£1.00)
Would I Recommend?
Hmm, it's pretty cheap stuff. If that doesn't bother you then go for it! At £1.00, you won't be expecting miracles! But they make nice additions to your beauty collection for when you run out of your favourites. The palettes aren't bad at all, they're no Naked palette, but for an every day look they do the job. The products smell quite strong, like cosmetics did years ago. This is pretty off putting.
I personally think this make up range would be perfect for a young girl starting out in makeup, and would make fab gifts for tweens!
Would I Repurchase?
I probably wouldn't no, as I'm used to better quality personally. I'm currently attempting to swap my premium beauty favourites for high street beauty, to save some pennies, and I'm enjoying finding some new favourites amongst the lower end beauty aisles, but these are a bit too cheap and low quality for me.
Are you a fan of low end budget beauty?
Am I just being a bit of a beauty snob?