Trying out Asda makeup

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.   IMG_3569

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. IMG_3571 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. IMG_3574IMG_3575

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!IMG_3579IMG_3582

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. IMG_3573

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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49 thoughts on “Trying out Asda makeup

  1. bethxkate says:

    Loved reading this as I’ve never seen a review of Asda (George) makeup before! As soon as I saw the mascara I also thought it looks like Lash Sensational but how disspapoing that it wasn’t great! Xx

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  2. Swanna says:

    Its a shame it wasn’t up to standard especially seeing as high street fashion chains like New Look and even Primark have surprisingly decent quality! But I don’t see reviews on Asda stuff at all so it’s great to read some opinions on their stuff. X

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  3. bbbryony says:

    I never knew Asda did make-up, they all seem pretty reasonably priced too. It’s a shame about the mascara being really flimsy, even miss sporty ones seem better than that. The lipstick looked such a lovely shade of red x

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  4. Corinne and Kirsty says:

    I didn’t even know Asda had a makeup range. I would not have gone for it. The packaging is looks cheap but good that it is better than what you’d expect! xx corinne

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  5. Liz Brannan says:

    I never knew Asda did make up! This is such a good review as you tested out loads of products! It’s a shame some of them weren’t as good as the others but the lipstick and eyeshadow palette look great!

    Liz xx

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  6. ranteatsleeprepeat says:

    Ooh I didn’t know Asda George did makeup! The packaging actually looks lovely and sleek, it’s a shame that their face products are a poor quality but nice to know about their eyeshadows!! Sometimes I fancy a different look without wanting to splash out on palettes when I’m unsure if I’ll like them so this seems a good alternative. Thank u! 🙂

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  7. Ms Via says:

    Loved your review. I have not heard about this brand but the pictures of everything like the eyeshadows and the lipsticks are very pretty. I love lipsticks and this shade is beautiful. 🙂

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  8. itsthespicybean says:

    This seems like the kind of makeup I’d buy and then wonder why makeup never looks good on me! Because I always buy the lower priced stuff and regret it. Thanks for such an honest review, I think based on what you’ve said I might pick up some of these products, but only as a short term replacement if I’d forgotten something. Maybe the eyeshadows for everyday wear, they look quite nice 🙂

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  9. Elizabeth Seal says:

    This was so interesting to read, I’ve always been curious about Asda makeup! Such great reviews, I love their packaging – you capture it so beautifully! – I am most drawn to the eye palette after reading your thoughts, the shades are so pretty 😀 xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (I would love to follow each other on bloglovin if you like! :D)

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