Oh I do love a bargain, especially when it involves makeup and today I was very impressed with Superdrug’s offerings! First we have Rimmel Provocalips 16H Kiss Proof Lip Colour (why such a long name?!) in 730 Make Your Move . I can definitely vouch for the fact that this does definitely last 16 hours, at least people, at least! The reason I’m so certain of this is that I swatched it on my hand couple of days ago along with several other lipsticks of a similar shade and hours after the other swatches had worn away and after several hand washes and even a shower (!!) the Provocalips swatch was still there!! Say whaaat?!! In fact it was still faintly on my hand the next day so I would say it lasted about 24 hours rather than 16. Seriously impressive.
The formula is matte but it also comes with a glossy balm to put on top (which obviously doesn’t last so long given its balmy texture), and to be honest as I like the matte look I don’t think it’s a necessity but its a nice addition to have. I’ll definitely be purchasing some more shades of this product for my kit as I think they’ll be perfect for brides given their incredible lasting power!
My next purchase was the Revlon Colourburst Lacquer Balm in Whimsical. I’ve been a huge fan of the Colourburst Matte Balm Stains for a long time so when I saw this new addition – their glossy counterpart – I just had to try it! The colour is a lovely berry pink with subtle glitter, perfect for this time of year. I don’t expect this to be as long lasting as the Matte Balm Stains (the clue’s in the name!) due to their more glossy nature but I will keep you informed!
Finally, we have the Gosh Shadow Collection – 9 Shades To Enjoy In New York. Firstly can we just talk about the packaging?! It’s so sleek – a matte black with glossy black lettering on the front, a nice big mirror inside and very sturdy feeling. It reminds me a lot of the Nars eyeshadow palettes. Well done, Gosh, well done! The shadows are a nice range of purples, browns and beiges, all satiny in texture. From swatching them on my hand I can tell you that they feel lovely and soft in texture and seem as though they will be highly pigmented. I’ll keep you updated!
I had been rather dismissive of the budget brands of late in favour of the more high end ones but I stand corrected! The less expensive brands certainly do have a lot to offer so I’ll be spending a little more time perusing the aisles of Boots and Superdrug from now on!