When I think of Primark, I think of cheap, fashionable clothes and definitely not makeup. So whenever I go shopping at Primark, I always skip the beauty section, but this time I thought to just give it a try. To my surprise, I actually spotted some great products in between their mass PS Makeup range, but as a first time Primark makeup shopper, I went for the safest makeup items I could find and these are: lipstick, lip liner, eyeliner and mascara.
Primark PS Lipsticks & Lip Liner
The Super Matte Liquid Lipstick is currently my go-to liquid lipstick. The light brown/nude shade I got is called ‘#05 Karla’. What I love about the Super Matte Liquid Lipstick is that it’s highly pigmented and the matte formula makes it last for hours! The only thing I don’t like about this liquid lipstick is that it’s not hydrating at all. So I try to either scrub my lips beforehand or use a moisturizing lip balm.
I always combine the Super Matte Lipstick with a lip liner that compliments the color. So I got the PS Lip Liner Pencil in color ‘brown’, which gives my lips in combination with the liquid lipstick, a more defined look. What I love about the Lip Liner Pencil, is that it’s pretty soft, so it glides on smoothly. Also, I can use it as a lipstick as well, and the color is actually a subtle ‘brown’, which gives my lips more of a nude look.
I love nude and brownish lip colors, so I also got The Velvet Matte Lipstick Crayon in ‘08 brown’ and the PS…Lipstick in ‘toffee’. In comparison to the Super Matte Lipstick, The Velvet Matte Lipstick doesn’t make my lips dry at all. In fact, the crayon glides on smoothly and leaves a velvety finish, which I really love. Plus it has a matte formula as well, which lasts at least 4 hours(eating included!). The PS…Lipstick doesn’t have a matte finish though, but I love the brownish/nude color on my lips and it keeps my lips moisturized as well.
Primark PS Eyeliner & Mascara
As for my eyes, I got the Volume Boost Mascara, which doesn’t add volume to my lashes at all, to be honest. The brush looks a bit cheap and the liquid becomes dry very fast. With that said, I really do love the Kohl Eyeliner Pencil, which I got in color ’03 black magic’. This eyeliner is highly pigmented and doesn’t only glides on smoothly, but it’s soft and stays on all day as well. Apart from its longevity, the Kohl Eyeliner Pencil is easy to remove also.
And these are my first impressions of the Primark PS makeup range. Obviously I was a bit skeptic at first, but after trying it out, I know I will definitely buy more products from the PS makeup section, and I will also try out different colors from their lipstick range. As for the price, I obviously didn’t pay much either; From €1.50 for the Kohl Eyeliner Pencil to €2.50 for the Super Matte Liquid Lipstick. I would definitely recommend Primark PS lipsticks, lip liner and eyeliner, but I would not recommend the Volume Boost Mascara. It just didn’t work for me, maybe for you?
Have you ever tried out any makeup items from Primark? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. xo, Jey.