One area that I've not paid much attention to in Primark is the beauty section. It's somewhere I hit up for budget friendly nail files and the odd pack of cotton pads but the makeup has never really appealed to me. Until now.
Primark have just launched their PS...Pro range, which focuses on high performance makeup at affordable prices. There are a huge amount of different products and shades available and with everything ranging from £2 to £5 it's hard not to be impressed.
I've been testing out the range over the past few weeks and thought it was high time to share my thoughts with you.
The Pro Miracle Pencil and Pro Universal Lip Pencil are something everyone needs to add to their makeup collections. One is a clear lip liner that stops lipstick from feathering and the other is a nude, skin coloured shade that can easily be used to overline your lips to give them a fuller appearance. £2 each.
There are three primers in the range: mattifying, illuminating and a 'miracle' version. I love the Illuminating one as it gives a radiant effect to the skin either underneath makeup or dotted on top as a highlighter. The Mattifying one is a bit too matte for my skin type, but if you're very oily then it's well worth a try. £5 each. The same also goes for their Longwear Mineralized Foundation - it's got great medium to full coverage and comes in five shades (one even matches my skintone!) but is best suited for combination to oily skins as it has quite a matte finish to it.
I also love the CC Concealer Palette - it's a fantastic high street dupe of the Tarte Corrector Palette I reviewed recently and offers five different correcter shades for just £5.
While the satin formula of the Rich Colour Lipsticks is great, the packaging feels slightly flimsy. The shade selection is really lovely - there's a couple of nude shades, as well as a classic red, hot pink and a bolder damson shade. They last well on the lips and only need a few swipes to get really good colour coverage. £3 each.
Out of the entire collection, there are only a few things I didn't really get on well with. One was the Longwear Graphic Eyeliner - the nib was quite hard and not easy to get a fine line with - and the other was the High Definition Mascara which was very clumpy and not as volumising as I'd have liked.
All in all I think this range is a bit of a hit for Primark. If you've often wandered by the beauty section, make sure you stop next time you're in there. I think you'll find a few bits make it into your basket!
Are you a fan of Primark's beauty range? What other products should I be looking out for?
*contains PR samples