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Mascara Match // Benefit They’re Real v Primark False Lash Effect // Can Budget Beat High-End?

Hi guys!  You may remember this recent post, where I pitched budget against high-end mascaras.  The second installment here saw Benefit Rollerlash and Primark Lash Defining Mascara come in at a tie!  Well today is the final installment of Mascara Match!  Today I’m pitching Benefit They’re Real against Primark False Lash Effect mascara.

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Budget v High-End Makeup

As I’ve said in my earlier posts, it’s so easy to assume that if a product costs more, it must be better.  After trying out a ton of different makeup products and brands over the years, I feel like that’s really not the case.  Some of my go-to products that I use every single time I wear makeup are budget AKA cheap!  

I tell anyone I know ‘in real life’ about how great Primark mascaras are, and that they must try them.  So it’s about time I share the secret with you too!


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Mascara Match // Benefit Bad Gal v Primark Volumising Ultra Black // Can Budget Beat High-End?

Hey guys!  You may remember one of my much older posts, Foundation Fight, where I pitched several different foundations against each other (excuse the crap photos, I’d only been blogging two months then!)  Well, I’ve been meaning to write a similar post for ages now, but this time about mascara.  Here comes….dun dun dunnnn…. Mascara Match!!  Today I’m pitting Primark Volumising Ultra Black against Benefit Bad Gal Lash!

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I’ve thought to myself so many times that people need to know how great Primark mascaras are!  They’ve been really upping their game with makeup recently, but two of the mascaras I love have been around for a few years.  I’ve been so impressed with them that I buy them over and over.  Another huge contender, and cult mascara-maker, is Benefit – who hasn’t heard of Bad Gal, They’re Real or Rollerlash?  Nobody, that’s who!

I was originally going to write about six mascaras in this one post, but it got a lil out of hand and long!  So I’ve broken it into three parts – the next two will be coming shortly, so stay tuned! [Part 2 is here!]

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Primark lip range - matte liquid lipsticks, lip liners and lipsticks - review and swatches

Primark Makeup // Matte Liquid Lipstick, Lip Liners, Lipsticks & Brush Cleanser // Review and Swatches!

Hey guys!

I’ve actually had most of these makeup products since last year, but I recently picked up two liquid lipsticks as well, and they were so good for the price that I wanted to tell you about them!  I’m actually really impressed with the Primark PS makeup range in general, especially given how cheap the products are.  Of course, not everything is great, but there are definitely some stand-out products.

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Primark Lip Range and Brush Cleaner

I’m also rather randomly including their makeup brush cleanser spray in this post too because it doesn’t warrant its own post but I really like it, so I wanted to tell you about it.

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Outfit of the Day (OOTD): Floral Trousers, Coral Shoes and Big Lashes!

Hey guys

I’m back with an Outfit of the Day.  You know I like to take advantage of the fairly rare occasions I get dressed in something other than my pyjamas!

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Black Tee: Old and can’t remember!! (No label)

Floral Trousers: George

Coral Flats: Primark

Three level necklace: Boohoo

Triangle bracelet: Primark (part of a set)

Earrings: Primark

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For hair, I just put in small French plaits either side to keep the hair off my face.  I pinned them back with kirby grips (as you can tell – I didn’t realise they were so visible until I took this photo!)

Makeup

L’Oreal Pro Matte foundation and powder (these are amazing – I highly recommend both!  They are fantastic at keeping oily/combination skin matte for hours).

Benefit Hervana blush; Maybelline Master Sculpt contour powder; Bourjois Aqua Lacque lip gloss; clear brow gel.

For the eyes, I used MUA shadow in Bronze; Freedom shadow in Nude 206; Freedom shadow in Gilded 218 and Makeup Revolution Pure Pigments in Confront.  Black eyeliner; Primark Volumising Mascara and Primark False Lash Mascara, and Primark ‘Sultry’ false lashes.

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What makeup have you been loving recently?  Have you tried the L’Oreal Pro Matte foundation?  Let me know in the comments box or follow me on social media!

Outfit of The Day (OOTD)

Happy Saturday guys!  I hope you all have a great weekend.

I went to Rare restaurant for my husband’s birthday last week and thought I would take the chance to do an OOTD for you.  I know it looks like I’m always up and dressed as that’s all you see blogged, but I spend the vast proportion of my time in bed in PJs, so I get quite excited when I get dressed up!

I wore a beautiful purple fitted dress which I picked up in the PDSA charity shop (I do love a good charity shop find!)  I think it is originally from M&S.  I teamed it with a long grey bead necklace and my Primark nude bow pumps.

Makeup was Estee Lauder Double Wear Light foundation (god I love this foundation!), No7 Damson blusher, MUA loose powder, bronzer for contouring, MUR highlighter, both of my Primark mascaras and two purple eyeshadows from my E.L.F palette, blended together.  My lipstick was Atomic “Make me Magnificent” from Make Up Revolution (MUR).

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I used a donut ring to put my hair up into a voluminous bun, with a few pieces left down and curled.  I love this style as it takes 2 minutes but looks like you’ve spent longer on it.

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Enjoy the rest of the weekend!