Primark Eye Dusts

Posted by Lipglossiping On August - 20 - 2009

primarnieyedusts

The wonderful Sophie @ MeLoveMakeup put me onto these, so I can’t claim any credit for the discovery.  Go check her out and give her some love… she’s had an operation this week and is feeling a little sore.

Primark have dabbled in cosmetics for as long as I’ve been shopping there, usually with very shoddy results (well, what can you expect).

I picked up 6 of these little pots for a grand total of £3.  You get two colours together in one bag and the bags are £1 each.

On closer inspection…

priamrnigreen

primarnipurple

primarnibronze

primarniblack

primarniyellow

primarniwine

Swatched (without base):

primarniswatches

Initially these looked promising, the colour payoff isn’t too shabby and the colours are blatantly rather pretty.  I’d question the longevity as the shadows had practically faded into non-existence with one swipe of a baby wipe.  I definitely wouldn’t bother applying these without a good sticky primer.

Have you tried these or any other ‘Primarni’ cosmetic offerings?  What do you think?


6 Responses to “Primark Eye Dusts”

  1. Lucy says:

    i’ve tried the naIl polishes before, they’re pretty cheap and chippy and the formula is either super gloop on the minis or really watery on the bigger sizes.

    i’ve always hovered over the lipglosses but they’re always in weird colours.

  2. Rhamnousia says:

    I bought one of their glosses (clear) and a body brush.

    The gloss was sticky at first but stopped being sticky which was nice. The body brush was terrible, I used it once and there was terrible shedding so I returned it.

    The black colour looks promising but I thought the purple would be knockout.

    They had all their cosmetics on sale for 50p when I went last but I didn’t see these products there.

    Still, I can’t buy anything makeup wise as I have to get rid of stuff first..methinks a blog sale is on the cards.

  3. I’ve never looked at the make up in there before. I will have a look next time I go :) x

  4. @Lucy – Thanks for stopping by! I have to confess, I picked up one of their gel eyeliners too… couldn’t help myself. Worst thing ever, I actually LOL’ed when I swiped my finger over the back of my hand 10 mins after swatching. It just came off in one finger swipe and smeared… so funny.

    @Rhamnousia, hello lovely! Yeah, they look better in the pots than they do on skin… but I should have probably swatched over UDPP seeing as I’d never wear shadow without nowadays. Not really fair. I’ll do a proper FOTD with the purple and see how it holds up. Ooh, blog sale – hope I get there first!

    @Tackyblueeyeshadow – Definitely check it out, it’s one of those… “I know this is gonna be shit but I just can’t stop myself moments”.

  5. KT says:

    Hmmm, They look so promising and pretty in the jar but honestly I was a little underwhelmed by the color payoff. How are they when wet?

  6. Sarah says:

    The prices are just a little too good to be true, n’est ce pas? Some of the packaging is quite fun though.

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Bioderma Crealine / Sensibio H2O Cleanser - Review

So, this is it… The Holy Grail of cleansers.. used by celebrities, models, MUA and now me. Does it live up to the hype? Actually …

New for June! Orly Electronica Collection

Four new shades from Orly that echo Electronica’s past.  The campaign ad is a distinctly 80s affair with a touch of post-apocolyptic punk thrown in …

When Nails Go Bad - NOTD

Sometimes you just shouldn’t be trusted with a bottle of fuschia polish and flakies.  I don’t have too many NOTD monstrosities, but this one is …

Swatched: Mavala collaboration with Elle, free with August's issue

I only received these Mavala/Elle polishes yesterday* but thought I’d better get them swatched and up on here ASAP as many of you were unsure …

False Eyelashes... A Risky Business?

With bananas that like to masquerade as fingers, I’m not particularly adept at the whole false eyelash thing.  The number of times I’ve attempted to …

Deal Alert - 20% off @ BlincUK

Enter discount code at checkout (not sure how long this is good for): BLINCTRADE to receive a 20% discount off your order.  Famed for their …

Estee Lauder Daywear BB (Beauty Benefit) Creme

Firstly, I’d like to say a big hoorah for a “western” BB Cream with a decent SPF rating.  The Estee Lauder Daywear BB Creme* comes …

Wordless Wednesday

Leila loves her Mummy.

The Lipstick League - Week of 24.6.13

Question of the Week – When it comes to nail care, how often do you moisturize your cuticles? Do you prefer balms, creams or oils …

BBLL – Saturday 22nd May 2010

~ Mz. More from The Glamorous Gleam is taking you To The Beach with a sneak peek at the latest collection from MAC. ~ Who …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads