In all honesty I have never been fully convinced by high street clothing stores launching make-up lines. Surely it is a case of stick to what you know? Whilst clothes stores may know what makes a great a-line shift, do they really have the knowledge to purchase and sell good quality make-up?
Well, I put the Pure Colour range from New Look to the test and was somewhat impressed by the results.
With prices ranging from just £1 this make-up range is certainly something you would pick up at the till before purchasing your dress for a night out. It’s great in some ways because you are able to grab a nail varnish, for example, to match that hot new dress – and not spend a fortune doing so!
The products I gave a try were a nail varnish, lip crayon, lipgloss, lipliner and their liquid eyeliner pen.
I didnt have much joy with the eyeliner pen but I think that is more down to my inability to use it in a correct manner. I just end up getting it everywhere – so I think I will stick to my existing one!
However, the rest of the range were suitably impressive. The lipgloss held its sheen and accentuated the lip crayon. Creating a glossy look from an otherwise matte colour.
The nail varnish itself was very pink, but a lovely shade. That would be the only downfall of purchasing the make-up online, although that applies to any brand of make-up. The lip liner held in place for hours and was definitely a good buy at just £1.99 – a bargain by anybodys standards.
So, did New Look change my opinion on high street store make-up? To a degree yes, it’s a great way to try a new colour of nail varnish or lipstick without spending a fortune, but the quality will of course never meet the designer brands that are available elsewhere.
However for the price point there is a wide variety of colour and choice – so if you spot it in store, pick up a few bits to try out!0