Saturday, May 24, 2014

BeautyUK swatch and review

Hi guys.. Don't know if you have noticed but I changed my blog's name =) Yesterday I received a package full of beautiful make-up so (after some hard thinking) I decided that I will share with you (from now on) my favorite make-up pieces and brands.

ps please fell free to suggest a (better) name for my blog in the comments bellow =)


So the package I mention before was from beautyuk. This is a cosmetics brand that's born 5 years ago in UK. It's a family run business, which is quite nice really in a world full of big, scary, faceless corporations They're creating high quality, affordable products, and being a family business they provide a much friendlier, more tailored service for their customers. 
I heard of this brand when it first came to my country, not so long ago (less than a year) , and I read many positive reviews on their product since. 
I do own some of their nail polishes, since they are my biggest passion, and I did couple of nail arts with them that you can check here: Nail art

Today I'm gonna show you and tell you all about the lip products that I received. which are -  two of their lipstick and 2 POSH POUT- moisturising twist-up tinted lip balms.




from left to right:17 plumalicious , 16 pink my ride,  3 power to the purple and 1 big pinkin'

although they look pretty similar you'll see they actually not =) 


so let's get to the swatches...

first I'm gonna show you two lipsticks that I have.

PACKAGING: The packaging is really sleek and doesn't give the impression that it's a cheap brand at all. I love that you can see the colors of the lipstick at the end which makes it nice and easy to see which colour you're picking up.  
A great bonus is that the ends come off and it contains a little extra product to apply with a lip brush. I never seen that in the other brands so I think it's quite unique =)
And I love the little <3 that every lipstick has =))


  


No 17 PLUMALICIOUS is  a nice rich dark berry (burgundy) color that is quite bold. It gives sort of a vampy look on your lips. It's really pigmented goes on extremely nicely and creamy and it last quite long. I love the feel that this lipstick leaves on the lips -  kind of a cooling effect I believe caused by peppermint. In case you don't like these kind of things, don't worry bc the feeling disappears after few minutes.
Both of the lipstick are mint scented  and really moisturizing.
Overall I quite liked this lipstick and I think it would be perfect for autumn/winter time (at least for me).

it retails for £3.49 and you can find it here: plumalicious






No 16 PINK MY RIDE  is a bright, fuchsia toned pink which is incredibly vibrant and pigmented within one application to the lips. I've been searching for this tipe of lipstick I think for
2 years now. I bought few from the other brands (like essence and catrice) that appeared to be bright fuchsia pinks but the color didn't transfer to the lips =/ 
Finally I have found perfect bright pink for the summer time =)))  : pink-my-ride



 I couldn't really capture the real shade of it. it's a bit darker and more fuchsia on the lips ;)
Perfect summer lipstick for me =)










CONCLUSION: 

 I love the formula of these lipsticks and think Beauty UK have done an amazing job and made them really good competitors for more expensive brands. They are really creamy and soft but this does not compromise the lasting power of the product which I find is often the case with moisturising lipsticks! The lasting power is amazing, even after eating and drinking the pigmentation looks as strong and bright as when first applied which I believe to be such an important factor because there is nothing worse than wearing a bright, statement lipstick to then find the color has faded after short amount of time. 




 Now let's get on to the POSH POUT's - Moisturising twist-up tinted lip balms. 
The Posh Pouts are a typical lip crayons.The crayons have a very slight minty scent, but barely detectable ( I didn't noticed it at first) and they are extremely moisturising.
I absolutely adore these because they glide on super smoothly, stay put for quite a long time (couple of hours), and some have a staining effect on your lips! 
They are a great product to carry around in your bag, since the cap is super secure and won't fall off, and unlike a lipstick if you accidentally get a bit out of your lip line it doesn't stain immediately, so you still have some time to fix up.


 The 2 shades that I have to show you are  No 1 big pinkin' and No 3 power to the purple

   

No 1 BIG PINKIN'  is a soft medium to light blue based pink color and it's on the sheer side. It's not as pigmented as the lip sticks but I quite liked the fact they're so different. 
It's not so long-lasting (couple of hours before you have to re-apply) but these products aren't supposed to be, it's easily applied and very convenient for on the go. 
At first it has a glossy finish that turns into satin one. The application is really easy and smooth and that's what I love about these products.


No 3 POWER TO THE PURPLE  isn't really purple at all but is a lovely sheer shade of deep pink. 


  in the photo from left to right : power to purple and big pinkin'

 Both of these retails for  £2.99 such a bargain!!

  
Overall I really liked all of the 4 products that I show you.. I would highly recommend you to try some of them because they're high quality products for such a  low prices.
there are more colors and shades available on their site so check it out :

They also have a 25% off everything until the 27.05.2014. Just enter MayFun14 at the checkout.


I wanted to thank Stephanie for giving me this opportunity to try these amazing products, and also say that all the swatches and reviews are 100% honest and true.

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 till the next time xoxo   




















2 comments:

  1. Lovely review!! Great idea to have the removable cap with product. Love it!

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    1. Thank you dear.. I'm happy you liked it :D did you try any of their products?

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