29 March 2012

Well Known Brand Cosmetics in Poundland?

Hello,
I quickly nipped into Poundland the other day because I needed some tissues and couldn't help but take a look at what cosmetics they had to offer after reading somewhere that they often do little packs with a well known brand cosmetic product in each and was pretty excited to find products from Revlon, Maybolene, Collection 2000 and Miss Sporty among others. I know these aren't high end products, but when you're only paying a pound, even collection 2000 is worth a look. I've also seen these bags in TK Maxx before with a higher price tag but many of those boast slightly higher end brands.
I ended up coming away with three of these "famous brands" bags. Heres what I decided upon.
I got a Covergirl Tru Shine lipstick (discontinued) in Lilac Shine, a Chit Chat juicy lipstick which didn't have a colour name, and two Miss Sporty quick dry sheer tints, one in orange and one in red. And all for just £3!

The nail varnishes are both fairly pretty colours, but very sheer as they say. I'm not 100% sure why people would want such a wishy washy colour other than for a top coat personally, but there you go. In the swatches above I used three coats to get that level of opacity. I'm pretty happy with the orange, but not the red so that one will be going in the "to go" pile. The orange, however, I will keep to use as a topcoat because a lot of my nail varnishes have no sparkle to then, so a coat of this on top will add a little shine if not a lot of colour.
Next we have the Covergirl Tru Shine lipstick in Lilac Shine. I must say that I have been very happy with this lipstick. It is a lovely soft shade that has lilac tones but appears more pink on lips. The lipstick glides on smoothly and gives a good level of colour that looks pretty on its own but would also look nice paired with a slightly tinted gloss.
The staying power of this is also fairly good. You would need to re-apply several times during the day, but I got a good three hours out of it before needing to do so.
As you can see from the photo, it looks nice and subtle on lips and would be perfect for pairing with statement eyes or for a soft, day to day look.

Finally, we have the Chit Chat Juicy Lipstick.
Sorry for the slightly blurred photo, my camera didn't feel like focusing properly. As you can see, this is a wonderfully pigmented dark pink shade. When I saw it, I knew I would love it. The packaging is also rather well designed I think. The lipstick is shaped like a think pencil (similar to the Virgin Cosmetics lip crayons that I used to love, before they got discontinued) however, instead of needing sharpening to get to more product, you simply twist the bottom of the pencil which I like. You can also retract the excess if you want to. The only downside would have to be the lid of this product. I find that it falls off fairly easily so it isn't one to keep loose in your handbag!
I think this is more of an evening colour personally, it is lovely and bright on the lips and would look lovely paired with thick cat eye liner for a 50's style look. I did find this product a little drying after a while so it is a good idea to apply a good lip balm before application (I always use The Body Shop Chocomania lip balm, reviewed here). The staying power of this lipstick is pretty good, it did wear off after a few hours but because of the bright shade, I find that you are left with a subtle pink tint to the lips. I'm really impressed by this colour, especially since it is made exclusively for Poundland.

If you want to pick up any of these products you can here:

Miss Sporty Sheer tints: Discontinued but can be found on Ebay here
Covergirl Tru Shine lipstick: Discontinued but the whole range can be found on Ebay here
Chit Chat Juicy Lipstick: Exclusive to Poundland stores

Have you ever bought any of these bags? What did you get? Would you ever consider trying out Chit Chat cosmetics from Poundland?

Annie x

4 comments:

  1. I have found Sally Hanson nail polishes in my local one. You have to dig deep and get lucky!

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    1. Really? They're great! I'm definitely going to be looking more often, I was excited enough to get what I did so I might be likely to do a little dance if I found Sally Hanson :) x

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  2. the nail polishes are super cute, thanks for the ebay links! :)

    Sanam x
    My Fashion/Photography blog: DayByDiva

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