When it comes to finding the best deals around, I’m always the first to have my coupons in one hand and purse in the other ready to rugby tackle my way into the crowds. One place in particular that continues to have the best sales is Primark, if you live in the UK then you might be familiar with this place. The place where you go in just wanting one thing and end up coming out with ten handbags, twenty t-shirts and a few packs of underwear. You can never have enough though, right?! After reading a few of Chloe’s reviews from BeingChloe I have found myself eager to try out some of Primark’s own range of makeup. Over the years I have seen their line grow enormously, to the point where they are now selling their very own primer! I remember when they first started and their eyeshadows were similar to the texture of gravel, so they’ve most definitely improved throughout the years.
One thing I’ve noticed with Primark recently is that they’ve been creating lots of dupes for some high end products circulating the beauty industry right now. I kept wondering are they actually good enough to be classed as quality duplicates for the real thing, or are they just a cheap knock off that shouldn’t even be given the satisfaction of purchasing? I decided to try and answer that for myself, by grabbing some of the ones that were being sold in my local store! Ok, so I only found two because apparently they were very popular among the citizens of bath, but I did find the ones that were by far the most eye catching to me. Firstly, I decided to get my hands on the PS Nudes Matte Eye Range in the shade Girl Code. A dupe similar to the ever so famous Kylie kits! Containing a matte eye cream, an eye liner pencil and precision applicator, means this is a perfect little set if you’re constantly on the go. Just throw in your bag, and conquer the day! At just £3 for 1.5g I was blown away by the formula of the products and how well they glide onto the eyes. Of course at first I was a bit hesitant to see if the pencil would either scratch my lid or just look messy and hold little to no pigmentation, however later on I was pleasantly surprised by the end result.The formulation of the cream was a perfect consistency for me especially with the help of the brush provided, which let me add is not like other cheap brushes that are sold by drugstore brands, instead the bristles were perfectly compact and soft! I wore both products for the whole day and found neither one of them budged despite the weather changes and lots of rubbing of the eyes! Even the colour stayed near enough the same and I only noticed a little bit of loss in the pigmentation by the third hour of wear, which for me is what happens with most nude colours. The second, and last set that I picked up is the PS Chocolate Lip Kit in Creme Caramel. As you can probably guess by the brightly coloured packaging this is a dupe for the highly raved about melted lipglosses by Too Faced. When I first opened the box up I was straight away met with an overwhelming smell of chocolate, maybe too scented for some but for me it was absolutely fine.Although I’m not the biggest fan of lipglosses, mainly down to being a long haired girl and the fact the end result is not pretty in the slightest! Especially on a windy day. Despite the very chocolatey scent, the fact it is a lipgloss and the worry it would not live up to my high expectations, I found it to be very moisturising and refreshing to wear throughout the day. Which supports the well known quote, “Never judge a book by it’s cover!” There isn’t much colour when I applied the lipgloss, and at first glance I did have the thought it might come out brown and not so pretty but it didn’t and instead I was left with a slight finish of colour and lots of gloss to help moisten my lips. Altogether a very cute and handy on the go lip product!
Overall, I definitely see Primark improving with the way they make and produce their makeup. Not only are all of these items I’ve reviewed today pigmented, wearable and long-lasting they’re also affordable for those on a restricted amount of money! As a store that is known for being budget friendly, I would most likely repurchase these if they continue to last throughout the days I wear them! Who knows, maybe Primark will be purchased more from me.
Have you ever purchased a makeup item from Primark, how did you get on with it? Let me know down below, I’d love to hear your opinions and feedback! Until next time lovelies, bye for now! xo