So you’ve probably all heard by now about the new Make Up Store which has recently opened on Carnaby Street in London. Make Up Store are a swedish brand, though interestingly the products that I bought state that they are made in Canada. They also operate out of Westfield in west London and last time I was in the city, I couldn’t resist trying a few products out!
Nice, sleek packaging!
Orion (£15.00) is a cream highlighter with a punch of colour. It actually reminds me a little of what NARS Orgasm Illuminator could have been if they’d upped the amp on the pigmentation. Perhaps a touch more peach though…
It’s shimmery, but not too glittery. As I was browsing through the High Tech Lighters instore, I noticed that many contained enough glitter to render them unsuitable for daytime wear which was a big shame ‘cos some of the shades were magnificent! I struggled to work out how best to apply it at first and in a fit of WHATEVER I just grabbed a synthetic Kabuki, tapped it on the surface of the cream and buffed into my cheeks. I’m pleased with the effect! I think it would be especially lovely ontop of bronzer.
I also picked up an eye pencil. I’ve been looking for a dark navy with a touch of shimmer… and Deep Blue Sea (£8.50) fits the bill nicely!
It’s nice and dark with a heavy black base, so doesn’t scream “coloured eyeliner”… but there’s more than enough colour there to add a bit of interest to a smoky eye!
Texture is creamy but surprisingly long-lasting. I didn’t need to warm the pencil up before using (one of my pet hates) so this gets a thumbs up from me!
I also picked up a nice peach blusher that looked true to colour without being too coral hued.
Passion (£14.00) is a fairly neutral peach that my cool toned skin can just about get away with. It’s far more pigmented than I imagined it would be so I do have to apply with a light hand.
It’s shimmery but perfectly suitable for daywear.
I’m pleased with the pieces I bought and the staff in the store were helpful without being overbearing. I’ll definitely be popping back next time I’m in town.
Here’s a quick FOTD showing Make Up Store’s Passion blush on the cheeks… I’m not sure why I look quite so crazy-eyed!
Have you tried any Make Up Store goodies yet?