Here in the UK at the moment we are feeling rather patriotic just having had the Queens Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics coming up! So I thought there was no better time to share all the British products I really like. I thought it would be great for all my fellow make-up lovers here in the UK but also work really well as a guide for anyone visiting. I have got a lot of products to share so have split it into two parts, and quite obvious but worth mentioning, these are just my opinions on what's best in my eyes (not literally, that would hurt!).
Barry M is one of the brands I grew up with, but they have some great products specifically the Dazzle Dusts that their more famous for. And I still use them to this day!
Dazzle Dusts (£4.59) - These are some of the first eyeshadows I ever bought, and I still go back to and love them! They are basically a pigmented loose shadow that come in a ridiculous amount of shades. This one is shade 99. Love them!
Lip Gloss (£4.49) - I only have one of these in shade 11 - Coral (which is more pink FYI!), but it's a lovely non-sticky, fruity gloss. And has a pretty decent pigmentation to it. A combination of all the things I like!
Glossy Tube (£3.99) - Similar to the regular lipglosses Barry M does but in a squeezy tube, slightly less pigmented and more glossy. And a candy scent instead of a fruity scent. I personally really like both versions Barry M does!
BeautyUK is more of a recent discovery starting with their eyeshadow palettes, which are lovely and progressed into other things! I'm not a fan of their baked blush though!
Lip Lusts (£2.99) - Again like the Barry M glosses these are non-sticky and lovely smelling. The Lip Lusts are less glossy and have more pigmentation to them as well as coming with a more unusual applicator (shown in video). This shade is the beautiful Date Night.
Lip Vinyls (£2.99) - This has the same formula as the Lip Lusts, but is pretty much opaque in pigmentation. But more lightweight than a lipstick. Love the stuff - this pink is in Pure Pacha.
Pearl Eyeliners (£3.49) - These are my favourite liquid liners ever. They don't smudge or fade, but remove easily as they peel off when you use make-up remover on them. Very unique! There's no black which is a shame, this one is Rich Mahongany.
I don't think a day goes by where I don't think of Sleek - sad I know! But they were one of the brands that made me catch the make-up bug with their amazing palettes. And I have loved pretty much everything I tried!
Face Contour Kit (£6.50) - Something quite unique on the highstreet, having a matte contour shade that works well to warm up the face, coupled with a lovely and not too OTT highlight shade. Lovely!
i-Divine Mineral Eyeshadow Palettes (£6.49) - This one here is Au Naturel, which is the one I reach for the most, but I don't have one I dislike, each having 12 pigmented beautiful shades and such a great price!
Pout Paints (£4.99) - Again a product that doesn't feature much on the highstreet, these are an insanely pigmented lip product, similar to OCC Lip Tars. This one is Port, but you can pretty much make whatever shade you want by mixing them.
Blush (£4.30) - Very very pigmented, so you only need to touch your brush to the pan. But this means they will literally last forever! This one is Flamingo, but one of my other favourites is Suede.
Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks (£1.99) - A lot of people rave about these, but they really are worth it. Being a brilliant, pigmented and long lasting blush without being really powdery. This shade is Rosey Glow, which is a beautiful everyday wearable shade.
Lush A Million Kisses Lip Tint (£4.95) - This is a very pigmented berry coloured lip product, doesn't really fit the tint name, but being Lush it is very moisturizing and if blotted long lasting and non transferbale, so great!
Sorry about the lack of swatches here guys, I feel a bit rubbish for not adding them in, but this post is ridiculously long without them. But if you did want a swatch of anything leave me a comment and I'll give you the direct link for my reviews.
But I hope you enjoyed this post, whether your from the UK or are visiting and wanted to know what make-up is good! I will have a part 2 coming up soon too, so if you noticed I've missed so major brands, that's why! Thanks for stopping by everyone, it makes my day! H :)