13 April 2017

INSTA GIRL - Photo Ready Makeup by Primark

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I have been shopping in Primark for many years, usually picking up basics for my wardrobe and fashion pieces which I don't really want to invest in because they will be a passing fad. It's never sad when a piece of clothing from Primark breaks or fluffs up because it never was an investment - you almost expect the pieces to have an average age of a year.
But as much as I was a fan of Primark clothes, I stayed away from their makeup - there's something about £1 foundation that I just didn't trust, especially as my skin is super sensitive. My local Primark started to introduce makeup slowly, stocking more and more as the years went on - and the last time I visited about a week ago, they have a whole section dedicated to beauty.

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I first saw their Insta Girl collection of cosmetics on London Beauty Queen Instagram photo and the collection looked so pretty that I really wanted to check it out. So off I went to Primark in search of the Insta Girl makeup collection - and got dragged into the world of Primark beauty.

All makeup snobbery aside, I am very fortunate to work with some of the worlds leading skincare and makeup brands through my blog - one of the perks is that I get to use products before I write about them, so my face has been well kept for the last 5 years. Which is why I think sometimes when it comes to buying on a budget, I will make sure that my face is what gets the splurges and my body can deal with bargain products. But I forget that brands like Primark (and Collection who I actually love!) have built their reputation being a bargain brand - this also reflects in their makeup prices. When they first started I remember everything was like £1 or £2, but now the makeup ranges from pennies to £4.

I found the Insta Girl makeup range - and although there were some products I wanted which weren't in stock in this store, I still had to pick up some of the products because they looked really good. Spoiler alert: I got over my makeup snobbery. I was also on the hunt for some makeup items which I decide to stock up in Primark - because why wouldn't you when a whole lotta makeup is going to cost you around £10?!

I wanted to share with you my bargain Primark makeup finds and discuss - are the products any good when it comes to quality?

Primark makeup review, UK beauty blog, Hampshire bloggers, Insta Girl Primark makeup
Primark makeup review, UK beauty blog, Hampshire bloggers, Insta Girl Primark makeup
Primark makeup review, UK beauty blog, Hampshire bloggers, Insta Girl Primark makeup

I was on the lookout for lip pencils - but being a freelancer some months simply don't allow me to financially splurge. Another spoiler alert: when you become freelance and embrace the whole #girlboss life, the millions don't come rolling in after 24hrs of you declaring you are now your own boss. So I have decided to postpone the lip pencils until another time - until I saw these babies in Primark. For £1.50, you can't really go wrong with playing with colours - so I picked up three new lip pencils which looked like the colours I have been browsing for!

I absolutely loved using the lip pencils - they are soft, precise, the colours are stunning AND they lasted me for hours. Really impressed with the fact they genuinely don't smudge that much, even when you eat a meal. Not sure how 'kiss proof' these are, but I'll keep you updated!

I also picked up an Insta Girl Intense Liquid Lipstick in a colour which Kylie Jenner would approve of (not that I care because SHOCK I actually don't like the Kardashian/Jenner clan) - it's a grey matte colour which looks great on Instasnaps. When it comes to real life, it's not a colour I would wear all the time but for evenings out. However I did love how the liquid lipstick applied, the matte finish and the longevity of the product. Thumbs up Primark, I will be back to get colours which look a tad bit more natural!

Primark makeup review, UK beauty blog, Hampshire bloggers, Insta Girl Primark makeup
Primark makeup review, UK beauty blog, Hampshire bloggers, Insta Girl Primark makeup

The Insta Girl Flash Photo Powder promises to reflect light for photo ready skin - it's a translucent powder which can be used by all skin types and shades. This came at a perfect time because I didn't realise that my own powder was running out. The powder has a nice finish, and it contains light reflecting particles which do bounce off light - making you skin glow and look great in photos. This powder costs around £2 - so if you want to give it a go, it really won't break the bank!

Primark makeup review, UK beauty blog, Hampshire bloggers, Insta Girl Primark makeup

Now what kind of Instagram inspired collection doesn't have some form of marble effect within it? The Insta Queen nails have a beautiful grey marble design with a gold band, and alternative grey nails which come with adhesive. I was really excited about these nails - the Primark false nails cost £1-£2 which is a massive saving on most false nails. They were easy to apply, however it took me a while to match the nails to my fingers - but once they were on they looked pretty damn good. I used the nails for an evening meal out and they lasted - but the next day, several nails unstuck and broke when I was doing simple tasks like washing up my plate after using it. So as far as these nails go, they don't last 7 days as advertised - unless you are sleeping beauty and all you do is lay there for 7 days. But for a functioning human being, these nails will last you a night out. As beautiful as they are, I may be repurchasing them for photoshoots/events but the next day they are coming off - whether I like it or not!

Primark makeup review, UK beauty blog, Hampshire bloggers, Insta Girl Primark makeup
Primark makeup review, UK beauty blog, Hampshire bloggers, Insta Girl Primark makeup
Primark makeup review, UK beauty blog, Hampshire bloggers, Insta Girl Primark makeup
Primark makeup review, UK beauty blog, Hampshire bloggers, Insta Girl Primark makeup

Now the last product I wanted to tell you about is this Get Lippy Kit in Cookie Dough from the Matte Collection. I have been dying for a lip kit which I saw online which cost about £30 - and at the time I just couldn't justify spending £30 on a lipgloss and pencil combo. So when I saw this in Primark for £3, I decided that it will just have to do. Little did I know that this lip kit is actually brilliant! We have already established that the pencils and liquid lipsticks from Primark are fantastic, but this colour is just beautiful. I think it will look great with a tan this summer, I absolutely cannot wait to use this when I'm a little more bronzed.
The best thing about this lip kit is how long it lasts - last weekend I went to COSMO in Southampton for a family meal, and anyone who has been to COSMO knows it's a several plates of food kind of affair. The colour not only didn't smudge when I was eating/drinking, but also stayed on for pretty much the whole evening.

So the Primark beauty collection gets a massive thumbs up from me! That will teach me not to judge a foundation by it's price - 90% of the items I have picked up from Primark delivered more than I was expecting from them. I'm excited to go back and pick up some more lip colours - well done Primark, you've done it again!
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  1. nice reviews !
    I do like Primark but I was always unsure about their make up range but after reading your post I may give it a go especially on the crayon and lippy combo.

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    1. Give them a try - I loved the lip kit and the lip liners! I definitely would't recommend their glue on nails for longevity - but the rest of their makeup which I have tried has been great! xo

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