A few weeks ago I posted this video on my YouTube channel about the new beauty range at Primark, PS Pro. It occurred to me today that I hadn’t even MENTIONED this new launch here on my blog so I’ve picked out some of my favourite products and will be posting a little about them over the coming week. First up HAD to be the lipsticks, didn’t it? It’s definitely my favourite category and I think something that can make or break a very low cost brand such as this. Every item comes in at less that £5 and the lipsticks are £3, there’s actually a fifth one somewhere in my house that I can’t place, a vampy burgundy shade which you can see me swatching/wearing in the video if you’re so inclined but the four I have here should give you an indication of formula.
Boudoir Pink is a firm favourite, love a mid-tone pink and the texture is lovely, I’d wear it over a liner for a totally opaque, longer lasting finish but the colour is really lovely and a vast improvement on the drier formula’s I’ve tried from the original PS line. The only colour I’d say hasn’t got quite the same pigmentation is Iconic Nude but I always think if you have only 1 nude in a range it’s safer to make it a little translucent, although it still wont be one size fits all it will work for more people than if it had been very opaque.. not sure whether that was a conscious decision but let’s assume it was deliberate!
The packaging initially really impressed me, very sleek and I love those pop out/pop in lipstick tubes, you don’t see it often in more affordable lines.. BUT they’re not very good. The pink one here actually wont stay closed so there’s no way I’d take it anywhere for it to smear all over the inside of my handbag and how often to you apply a lipstick and not take it with you.. ESPECIALLY a super bright pink!? That’s a major down side unfortunately and although I love the products and the price the snazzy packaging has let them down. Chances are you will buy one and it will be great but if the mechanism fails it could get messy and leave the lipstick practically unusable. Disappointing.. it wouldn’t necessarily put me off buying one since they are so cheap but if you’re on a very tight budget or don’t want to be repurchasing multiples because of a bad design it’s something to consider.
AVAILABLE IN SELECT STORES NOW, YOU CAN SEE THE ENTIRE RANGE IN THIS VIDEO