Recently, the lovely company called Xtras Accessories were so kind as to send me cosmetics sold on their website to review. Ever heard of them?
They’re a website devoted to selling all things beauty related at discount prices, and yes, all products are 100% genuine.
So what did they send me?
Rimmel Apocalips Matte Lip Lacquer in Orange-ology
(RRP: £6.49 – Xtras: £2.99)
I was most excited about this product, anything matte has my interest! The pigment is amazing and the orange shade is perfect for the warmer weather. Plus my lips never dried out unlike some matte lip products, it has a smooth velvety texture which I love but I know some people can find it wet and unpleasant. Now, the Lip Lacquer* didn’t appear completely matte, and it can bleed easily. I suggest using a lip liner first, apply lacquer then blot excess to get a better lasting effect.
Rimmel London Kate 24H Waterproof Eye Shadow Stick in 100 Rose Gold
(RRP: £4.49 – Xtras: £1.99)
Recently I’ve been using eyeshadow sticks on my lower lash line to get a nice pop of colour. However, I thought I’d try it on my lids too. It blends really well and lasted long on my oily lids, the pigment is great and I also used the Eye Shadow Stick* as an eyeshadow base which worked better than some normal eye primers! But don’t get too excited, the packaging is a problem. You need to use a light hand as the product does break easily and the crayon can be really hard to sharpen.
Rimmel London Stay Blushed Liquid Cheek Tint in Peach Flush
(RRP: £4.49 – Xtras: £2.49)
Having previously owned the product in a different shade I knew what to expect from this. I find if you’re careful with the Cheek Tint* it can be your best friend, always start with a little and blend, if you want more than just keep building up. As I made the mistake of applying too much and struggled to blend. Nevertheless, the end result is a natural flush of colour to the cheeks which can last all day depending on your skin type, if dry you’re good to go, if oily maybe set with powder. Don’t get me wrong, I live the product but I know it’s not for everyone, especially people with darker skin as the colours are sheer so it wouldn’t really show up. (Only shade available online is ‘Pop Of Pink’ here)
Rimmel Glitter Bomb Top Coat Polish in Disco Diva
(RRP: £3.99 – Xtras: £1.99)
Rimmel 60 Seconds Polish in Mary Mary Quite Contrary
(RRP: £4.99 – Xtras: £1.99)
As I have shellac on my nails I haven’t tried the nail polishes yet but I’ve looked through websites and other bloggers pages for their reviews and most say similar things. For the Glitter Bomb Top Coat* everyone seems to love the variety of glitter sizes and how the polish shines different colours in the light. Whereas the 60 Seconds Polish* people love how quick it dries (bit longer then 60 seconds) and lasted a decent time before chipping, however, the colours can be sheer so a few coats maybe need to get the desired colour.
And that’s it!
I’ve had a look at Xtras’s website and some of their discounts look amazing, I’m a mega makeup addict (as you already know!) and it can seriously put a dent in my bank account. So getting cosmetics at a budget of the original price is a life saver! Check out their website here.
Also, you can get 20% off when you sign up to their newsletter and they ship worldwide with free standard delivery on all orders!
Hope you love them as much as I do.
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