Recently i’ve been into Asda and down the cosmetics aisle and I’ve noticed that George, Asda’s clothing brand, now have a range of makeup out. I’ve been wanting to try it for ages for a blog post and I finally decided to buy some primer, foundation, mascara, eyeshadow and lipstick. For a supermarket own brand they had quite a few different things on offer such as different primers, cream eyeshadow, metallic liquid lipstick, matte lipstick, contour sticks, highlighter sticks and a whole host of other little bits.
The prices weren’t too bad, nothing cost more than £6, but for products that I might not like, I didn’t want to risk buying a whole face of makeup so I decided to buy prodcuts i could either wear individually or at least nearly a full face.
- Lightweight Natural Radiance Foundation; £4.50
- Satin Lipstick; £2.50
- Curl Curl curling Mascara; £4.00
- Eyeshadow Pigment Palette; £6.00
- Airbursh Primer; £5.50
Most prodcuts are around the same prices that are typically seen for MUA or Miss Sporty in drugstores. Of course I couldn’t give my thoughts on these without doing a face of makeup, so that’s what I did.
First of all I applied the Airbrush Primer. The tube is pretty simple, like all of the makeup, and you get a decent amount. The first thing I noticed was how runny it came out. It almost bubbled when i squeezed it and came out kind of clumpy. I tried shaking the bottle but it was still the same consistency. When i applied it to the face it seemed quite thin but felt slightly greasy, a bit like the porefessional one does by Benefit. I feel like for £5.50 it’s definitely not worth the price.
After primer comes the foundation. I got the Lightweight Natural Radiance Foundation in the shade Ivory which I think might’ve been the lightest. In terms of shade range i’m pretty sure there were as little as 5 shades which of course is disappointing, but the shade I got was almost a perfect match for me. It was quite runny but was also quite thin, like you’d expect for a lightweight foundation. When I applied it with a Real Technique buffing brush it left a load of streaks. None of my foundations have ever done this so I just fixed it with going over it with a blending sponge. It blended out quite well but it definitely didn’t feel lightweight on the face. I feel as though for the price of £4.50 it’s a good price and I might potentially wear this if i want something a little lighter than my normal full coverage foundations. I then moved onto the eyeshadow and was actually pleasantly surprised. The shade of eyeshadow palette I got was nude and it’s priced around the same price as MUA & Revolution palettes. They were ever so slightly chalky but the pigmentation was a lot better than I expected. I used the pinky shade at the bottom in the crease and the outer third and then on the rest of the lid i used the 2nd shade in at the top left (champagne like colour) and actually created a really nice eyeshadow look! If you’re looking for a cheaper palette, this would be a good option.
After the eyeshadow comes mascara. There were a fair few different mascaras in different coloured tubes for either volume, length and combined effects. They did have a lot of different choices. I didn’t like this at all. The wand is very similar to one of my holy grails Maybelline Lash Sensational. But it felt like it was made out of the most flimsiest material, but for £4 you’d expect it to be better quality. It felt as though it was going to break off. The actual mascara was rubbish, it came out all clumpy on the wand and especially on my eyelashes, leaving big clumps. It didn’t evenly disperse and made my lashes look really thick, but not in a good way. Such a disappointment. Who knows though, the other mascaras they had might be better!
For the final product I picked out a Satin lipstick. The shade was Charm and is a sort of dark red shade. For someone who doesn’t like dark shades I actually loved the way it looked on my lips. It glided on smoothly, didn’t feel too drying (although if i had left it on longer it’d probably dried my lips out) and looked quite pretty. This was the cheapest product and probably my favourite thing out of all the products.
I’d say overall I was actually quite surprised, although I don’t think i’d ever re-purchase the products. I think it’s the kind of makeup you’d buy as cheaper alternatives or if you wanted products you know you’d only wear once.
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