Last year I picked up a few eye shadows from this £1 range and was mightily impressed with their quality, so when I was in Superdrug the other day I decided to try out a few of the other products in the range. If you catch one of those 3 for 2 make up offers they sometimes run you can make amazing savings.
The products don't have fun names, only numbers, this gorgeous hot pink nail varnish is shade 15. The bottle is quite tiny - you only get 6.2ml, but have you ever finished a bottle of polish? Mine always goes bad a third of the way in. The dinky is size is a plus for me as I'll take this one on holidays with me to save space and weight.
The best thing about this polish is the quality, the consistency reminds me of Nails Inc. and what you see below is only ONE COAT! The colour strongly reminds me of Essie's Pansy. I've had mine on for three days now and it's only slightly chipped - about as much as any high end brand I've tried - and will be easily fixed with a touch up job.
Next up is a lipstick in shade 6. There were a few other shades I preferred the look of in the testers, but they were sold out. It's creamy, pigmented and long lasting. For me the colour is okay, I feel that it's slightly a bit too blue toned for me, but if you can find a shade to suit you, your're onto a winner. Beware of the ones with very chunky glitter in, they don't look that great!
I was already a huge fan of the shadows. I recommend the 'Pearl' ones rather than the matte ones which seem chalky and not very pigmented. This gorgeous pale lilac is shade 4. You get 2g for £1. My favourite shades are 1, 10, 11 and 12 and I'll do a post on all the ones I have soon, but in the meantime, check them out if you're anywhere near a Superdrug that stocks this range.
I inadvertently bought the blush in shade 4 twice, but the odd thing is the colours are very different! This one looks peach whereas the other I have is more of a warm pink. Inconsistency is to be expected given they're only £1 and it's actually worked out well for me! Smooth, blendable and decently pigmented. I keep a little stash of make up in my desk at work and one of these will be joining that kit.
I used to be a sucker for this type of bronzey dark red polish but have been wearing more work-friendly shades lately, however I couldn't resist shade 7 from the MUA range. Again this is only one coat.
The only drawback is not every Superdrug stocks these - the oddest omission being the huge Westfield branch. However if you're in the London area you'll find them in the Kilburn, Shepherd's Bush and Oxford Street branches.