Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UK/US Swap Product Swatches pt.1

I few posts ago I shared a few pictures of products I received in a UK/US Swap I did with Katrina from Mountain Beauty. Here is my first post featuring a few of those products with swatches.

First off the Rimmel London Apocalips lip lacquers. Can I just say WOW, these are so pigmented and smooth. These are now available in the US, but are called Rimmel Show Off .This formula can't be matched, and these colors are perfect for me. I would have picked the same ones if I had bought them myself.

Next the Rimmel London Scandaleyes. These are just gorgeous, again perfect color selection for me. rose gold color is my obsession. They are very creamy and set nicely. I've worn them under the lash line with no issues. I'm not sure if these are in the US yet, but its worth checking out your local drugstore.

These lipsticks are from the brand Astor, this brand is not available at all in the states. This is a grand sold in Germany. This are from the Hidi Klum collection, I was pleasantly surprised with these lipsticks. The formula was great, very moisturizing and pigmented. Very much like L'Oreal lipsticks.   

I also received some pressed pigments from the same brand Astor and a lose pigment from the UK brand BarryM. These Astor shadows are similar to the L'Oreal Infallible eye shadows, they have the plastic stopper under the cap. They are also nicely pigmented. The BarryM pigment was quite nice as well, I can see myself using it as an everyday all over the lid color.

Lastly are these chubby stick style lip balms from the brands Catrice Cosmetics, Soap and Glory, and MUA Makeup Academy. These all were vary nice and moisturizing but very sheer. These are similar to the Revlon just kissable lip balms, but are more sheer. Not sticky, they are more of a gloss. The one with the most color pay off was the MUA one in the color Crazy In Love.

Stay tuned for more swatches from the other products I received.