After seeing a new budget makeup brand on twitter, I couldn't resist checking them out - you know I love a good bargain when it comes to beauty. Makeup Rumours is just that, a website full of amazing beauty bargains, I couldn't believe that almost everything was £1! So of course, I couldn't just chose one or two items could I - so here's a quick haul, some first impressions and some swatches for you along with a discount code at the bottom.
17 || 13 || 5 || 18|| 19
I kinda got sucked in by the £1 lipsticks, I just really couldn't turn them away. I wasn't sure what shades to get to tried to go for a mix of everything. Unfortunately, they don't have shade names but numbers instead, but on the website they are split into colour sections - i.e you can find all the pinks together, all the nudes together etc which is very handy if you like particular shades. The shades were a pretty good representation, although slightly darker in real life. My favourites are the deep purple shade (13) which will be lovely in autumn and the nude shades which are great for everyday. They are all matte shades, but very moisturising and smooth to apply - and as you can see, they are packed with pigment! For £1 they are definitely worth giving a go!
Okay so I also went a bit crazy on the eyeshadows, oops. I'm a sucker for a good eyeshadow palette so thought I'd try out a few different ones including their glitz eyeshadow range (top left and bottom right), which has shimmering particles in, these aren't running right the way through the eyeshadow so they are still very wearable and beautiful colours. I also chose the after dark eyeshadow quad in this stunning lilac shade which I absolutely love and two of their dazzle eyeshadoe 5 palettes which are really compact and extremely pigmented. I'm really impressed with the buttery formula and immense colour pay off with all of the palettes. Plus, the best bit is they were £1 each! How amazing is that?!
I decided to try out a pressed powder in the shade nude, which was again £1 and the shade is perfectly pale. It's a really smooth powder that isn't chalky and it sits nicely on the skin. I also went for the bronzer in the shade blush which is almost completely matte and although it looks a little dark I was surprised at how lovely and pale this shade was, perfect for my skintone - and not at all orange.
Finally I got this set of 6 mini pastel nail polishes, which was only £1.50 (for all 6). I actually really like mini nail polishes as I have never in my life finished an entire nail polish, or even came close to finishing one. On the nail wheel you can see each shade is exactly how it looks in the bottle, this was using two coats. I really love the pastel blue and the yellow, they are my two favourites! They have a few other nail polish sets, but I really liked the look of these pastel shades.
I was really impressed with the shipping times, I received my order two days after ordering an everything was packed safely and arrived in one piece. I've enjoyed everything I've used so far and I'm looking forward to seeing more from this brand. I just can't believe the price, I mean I got FIFTEEN items for £15*?! That's insane.
Have you tried Makeup Rumours yet?