Sunday, 9 May 2010

MAKE-UP - New From Models Own...

Models Own have got some new colours and products for the summer. Let's just hope the next few months bring us lots of sunshine because the new palettes are just perfect for a long hot summer with pretty pastels and 'wow' brights. They have also announced recently that Models Own is being rolled out across Boots stores so you'll be able to get your fix when you pop into town on a Saturday instead of having to wait for the postman, hurrah!

Lipsticks - There are 12 shades to try in the new Models Own lipstick collection. Unfortunately the colour I was sent to try was probably the worst of the bunch, a scarily baby pink. It went on thick and creamy and the colour seemed to move over the lips when you pressed them together creating an uneven finish. Not the best look, but I'm sure some of the other colours would be better. Wasn't too keen on the smell either as it reminded me of face paint. The pic below is of me wearing the lipstick, but I mixed it in with a bit of raspberry coloured gloss. Looks much better that way.

Models Own Lipstick

Eye shadow duos - These are really fun with a selection of bold and bright colours. I had the yellow and orange pairing which reminded me of pollen and egg yolk. Really vibrant and probably for the brave only, but some of the other colours would definitely suit anyone. A great way to try a trend-driven look.

Nail polish - I've tried quite a few of Models Own's nail varnishes and the latest additions are Jade Stone (a minty jade) and Golden Peach (an almost-pastel tangerine colour). Really summery!

Mascara - the mascara impressed me quite a bit actually. It's very similar to Benefit's BadGal Lash mascara which is great for creating really thick, dark lashes rather than thin long ones. I'll continue to use it and definitely think it's good value.

I was also sent one of the face paints to try which are guaranteed to be a festival favourite this summer. I've given it to my sister Abbie to see if she can do something wonderfully creative with it so check back on her blog soon for a review.
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