Get festival ready with the Pick & Mix Instant colour sprays by Superdrug. Fancy something that lasts longer? Then why not pick a shade from the permenant and semi-permanent collection.
As part of the Superdrug Blog Squad I was kindly sent three of the sprays to test and as always an honest review will be given.
I’ll start with the my least favourite of the bunch and that is the grey colour, I really wanted to like this but on my gingery brown hair it just didn’t turn out very well.
The left photo shows what it’s like with a thin layer of the product and the right is a build up of the product and as you can see from my top it goes everywhere! I feel this shade would work much better in blonde hair or in small areas of dark hair.
I got on so much better with the blue and purple shade which I think look stunning when layered together, if you have long hair like me though you will need quite a few cans to cover your hair entirely. These colours would be great for Mermaid/unicorn hair!
In order to set the colours you will need to use hairspray and to remove the colour you can brush it out or wash it away.
Please not the bright colours (blue and purple) will stain your hands but easily washes off.
There are more colours in the range and would be great for parties and festivals!
The latest mascara to launch from L’Oréal Paris is the Paradise Extactic (UK) or in other parts of the world it’s called the Lash Paradise mascara.
It’s believed to be a dupe of the Too Faced Better than Sex mascara as both brushes are the same shape and have metallic packaging. I have never tried Too Faced so I can’t comment further on the similarities.
This is my first experience with a L’Oréal make up product and upon first use I was very impressed with this mascara!
It claims to create intense volume, spectacular long lashes and it’s a pleasure to apply. Now whilst I can fully agree with the first two statements I don’t really see how the application experience differs to any other mascara’s I’ve tried…
The brush is quite big, has Ricinus oil and is bristles rather than having a plastic applicator. Whilst it’s great on top lashes I’m not so sure on the ease of lower lash application as it might be too large for that area and I don’t apply mascara there anyway so I haven’t tested it.
What I have noticed is the mascara is smaller than other Drugstore ones with 6.4ml in the tube. The Revlon collection of mascara’s contain 8.5ml and the No7 Velvet Lash holds 7ml.
Overall I love using this mascara, it makes my lashes look great, creates separated lashes with lots of volume and doesn’t look clumpy!
Current introductory price £8.99, full price £11.99
Rose gold and pastel colours is a trend that’s here to stay and Superdrug has taken this on board to create a new range of hair products. The Pick & Mix features semi-permanent and permanent dyes as well as hair chalk sprays in a range of fabulous colours.
As part of a small blog squad team for Superdrug I was kindly sent the permanent Rose Gold hair dye to try out. The box colour is a beautiful ‘candy floss’ style pink which I feel if you have blonde hair then you will be able to achieve this. I had brown hair with dark blonde highlights so I didn’t really expect the colour to take to my hair and to my surprise I was left with a nice darker pink colour!
I didn’t read the box properly (rookie mistake) so I didn’t read that the dye contains hydrogen peroxide so some of my brown roots also went a pinky colour but I honestly didn’t mind this. I only used one box so if you have brown hair you can still achieve a pink look but it may take a couple of boxes to completely cover your hair.
I like this dye and I would recommend trying the range if you fancy a new hair colour, however, I did find in comparison to some other brands that this one did have a strong scent but that could have been the bleach!
A day after dying my hair it went a lighter peachy colour which was lovely and actually inspired me to try the Copper Gold colour from the collection. I’ll do another blog post for that dye but again it had peroxide in it and now my brown roots are all gone!
Unfortunately I can’t remember the exact price but it was around £3.50 and as usual with Superdrug it is 100% cruelty free and suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
If you’re looking for a golden highlighter that’s easy to apply, a drugstore brand and a cream product and not powder then continue reading this post. The Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick in Gold Light (what a mouthful) fits the bill perfectly if you’re looking for all of the above.
Priced at £9.99 you get a large highlighter which is easy to glide across your cheeks but not really anywhere else but you could always use your finger or a brush… Admittedly I find the packaging rather underwhelming and basic compared to other highlighters on the market.
The product is a gorgeous colour and buildable to create the desired look, I also like to use it as a base for powder highlighters to make a more intense glow.
Revlon also do a pink toned highlighter in the shade Pink Light but I haven’t tried that one, let me know in the comments if it’s worth picking up.
Overall I would recommend this highlighter if it’s on offer, whilst I do really like it I think £9.99 is a bit pricey when you can buy highlighting palettes for cheaper.
Contour, highlight and add a pop of colour to your face in one handy sculpting kit presented by Rimmel London as part of the Kate Moss collection. There are currently two shades to choose from 002 Coral Glow and 003 Golden Bronze. As far as I’m aware there is not a 001 which is odd to me but I could be wrong (let me know in the comments!). This retails for £6.99.
As you can see it’s pretty standard packaging with a window to show off the colours, it’s a decent size for travel, however, it doesn’t contain a brush or mirrors. I like to use the PS Angled Brush from Primark for the contour shade.
If you are new to contouring then it makes a great starter palette, if however, you use contour a lot then it probably isn’t for you if I’m being honest due to the lack of shade options.
The powders can easily be built up but you do have to tap a lot of the excess off of your brush, for lack of a better word it is quite ‘powdery’ and as you tap your brush in the palette you can see it starting to come away in the air.
I love the blush colour and find that the contour shade works well for me, its on the warm side so if you use cool toned highlighters then again this isn’t for you. The highlighter is a nice golden shade but personally I think there’s better highlighters on the market.
Rimmel London are against animal testing but I think they’re sold in China where animal testing still takes place so it depends on your personal preferences whether or not you would use this palette.
I Heart Makeup Blushing Hearts come in a great range of shades and products, currently you can get blushers, highlighters and bronzers for a price point of £4.99. I only own the shade Peachy Pink Kisses at present but I would buy more from this collection.
First of all how cute is the packaging? It does come with an outer box but I threw mine away. The shades are super shimmery, pigmented and can be applied separately or you can swirl your brush over all 3.
The blusher container as well is quite large and will last a while, it’s definitely a bargain at £4.99. The packaging is just cardboard packaging hence the low price.
The shades are buildable but due to the high amount of shimmer they’d work just as well, if not better as highlighting shades depending on your own preferences. If you aren’t really into shimmer products then this won’t be for you.
The peachy colours are great and make a nice change from the standard pink blushers on the market. It’s the perfect shade for the summer or to take on holiday.
I personally found it is easier to remove with micellar water over face wipes.
Currently you can buy the Blushing Hearts range from Superdrug and TamBeauty.com