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'Beauty UK' is a brand which is available from sure 'Superdrug' or from the official 'Beauty UK' website. I love 'Beauty UK' for their eye pencils which are amazing, however this time I thought I'd try something different so I picked up two of their eye shadow palettes: the first was called 'Earth Child' which is made up of earthy tones, browns and blues. The second palette I picked up was called 'Pastels' which contains lighter more summery colours.
Overall the palettes are fantastic value for money, they are only £3.99 each and contain 10 pans per palette. The eye shadows glide on easily, however I did have to apply a few coats in order to get my preferred look, due to the fact that they are not as pigmented as other eye shadows I have used in the past. They stay on well even without a primer, they tend not to crease or fade too much.
I liked this product so much that I may buy another two namely 'Twilight' and 'glitz'. 'Beauty UK' are a cheap drug store brand with some very Impressive products. I would defiantly recommend them.
Review of Beauty UK Eyeshadow Palette
Beauty UK have been around since 2005, this UK based cosmetics company are definitely at the budget end of the market, however they offer a wide range of products at affordable prices.
I believe this Eyeshadow palette cost me around £4. I purchased it with a Superdrug gift voucher I had received as a gift. To be honest, I had chosen some other items and had a few pounds left on the voucher to spend, which is why I picked this up!
The palette I bought is called 'Day and Night' and consists of 10 pressed powder type circular eye shadows set in a compact, rectangular plastic case. The colours are varied, 2 browns, 2 blues, 2 pinks, a black, a yellow, a white and a cream. I believe the black is dual purpose and can be used with a moistened applicator as an eyeliner.
The palette also contains a double ended applicator, this is the cheap sponge type and frankly, not very good. This is not an issue for me as I usually use an eyeshadow brush to apply my makeup.
On hindsight, as I look at the palette now, I cannot imagine why I bought it or even thought I'd use these colours! I generally like brown shades, as for me, these are a very versatile colour, which suit my skin tone.
I see from the Beauty UK website that these palettes are available in half a dozen different colour variations, perhaps a different colour selection would have suited me better.
I have used the browns, one of the blues and the cream, the rest are in pristine condition. Most of the colours are a matt finish and a couple are lightly pearlised.
The Eyeshadow is a pretty good quality; it is fairly long lasting and does not crease or fade unduly in wear. I think the colour range in my palette is probably better suited to a younger woman.
That said, the Beauty UK eye shadows are practical and effective, you can use them in a light sweep to provide a delicate natural finish or build up the colour in layers for a smokier, dramatic effect.
==My Thoughts and Conclusion==
The fact that I have used relatively few of the colours in my palette is a lesson to be learned- do not buy make up in a rush! I think with most multi shaded Eyeshadow palettes you are likely to get one or two that are not used as much as others, but really this is no reflection on the product. The actual Beauty UK eye shadows are of reasonable quality, long lasting and the palette does represent good value for money, I simply didn't choose wisely!
£4 for 10 eye shadows is not to be sneezed at and I would recommend this range to others.
Thank you for reading
©brittle1906 September 2012
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I am a complete sucker when it comes to cheap makeup. I have 2 rules though - 1. it has to be good quality, and 2. it can't be tested on animals. I was absolutley thrilled when I found Beauty UK eye shadow products because they ticked all the boxes for me!
My first thoughts on the Beauty UK display when I entered Superdrug was that i was a bit put off by it. The stand itself looks very cheaply made and quite unprofessional. It looked like the shop had just stuck it on a random black shelf in the corner of the shop. Of course I walked straight past it when I went makeup shopping, just because I didn't think it was going to be very good. It looked out of place next to the likes of Barry M and Maybelline and their glowing "look at me" displays. But I was very curious as to what this make up was like, so like the little research nerd I am, I came home and searched the internet to find out what this makeup was like! I was quite surprised to find that there had been numerous reviews stating that it was an amazing brand and that they were excited to have found such a good quality and cheap makeup brand! So with this, I jumped on the next bus and bought some of their eye shadow pallets.
The price of the eye shadow pallets are £3.99. I purchased mine at my local Superdrug. However you can purchase them on the official Beauty UK website.
There are 6 different eye shadow pallets, containing 10 colors. Which are :
1. Pastels - This has a dark brown, light brown, cream, white, light purple, light blue, light pink, light grey, light green and a dark green eye shadow
2. Soho Bright - This has a hot pink, dark purple, bright orange, medium purple, medium green, bright yellow, dark turquoise, light turquoise, bright blue and a light blue eye shadow
3 Glitz - This has a shimmery black, grey-ish white, shimmery brown, shimmery light brown, shimmery green, shimmery earthy green, shimmery hot pink, shimmery light pink, shimmery blue and a shimmery light blue eye shadow
4. Earth Child - This has a matte black, white, dark grey, light grey, medium brown, light brown, dark-ish orange, cream, dark earth green and a light earth green eye shadow
5. Twilight - This has a white, purple blue, pale blue, medium blue, grey blue, midnight blue, light blue, medium purple blue, matte dark blue and a dark grey eye shadow
6. Day and Night - This has a White, black, cream, dark brown, lemon, burgundy, bright blue, dark purple, light pink and a hot pink eye shadow
I have number 2 and 6. I love both of these pallets. The number 2 pallet is great for costume makeup or if you enjoy wearing bright makeup. The number 6 pallet is perfect for creating an everyday look!
The application is very easy. Each pallet comes with a double sided eye shadow brush - however I suggest using a normal eye shadow brush as it is a lot easier and has a better coverage! I found that the eye shadows look a lot better if you use a primer beforehand. It makes the colors pop twice as much as they would without the primer. I found that one coat wasn't enough and that I had to build up the color. This was no problem as I like to build up eye shadow any way because it lasts longer.
It stays on really well. I found that there can be some fall outs but other than that the color lasted at least 5 hours ! Without primer it lasted about 3-4 hours so I definitely suggest using the primer! I would say it is waterproof , however I haven't had the chance to fully test to see if it is waterproof ( as in i haven't stood out in the rain for ages to see if it washes off haha)
Overall I would recommend this product because it is very good quality, cheap, not tested on animals and looks amazing!
I saw the beauty UK stand in my local Superdrug and weren't sure whether to try them out. They are £3.99 each and come with 10 colours. When doing some online shopping with Superdrug I decided to add the number 4 palette to my basket. The colours on this are neutral, so I thought I would use this one would be used more than the others.
When it arrived I was disappointed to see that one of the colours had broken, it hadn't crumbled up though, just came loose from the packaging. This was probably my postman's fault.
I did swatches of all the colours and was really pleased to see they were all really pigmented. The two green shades were less pigmented than the others but still really pretty colours.
Iv used this palette a few times and there is load of different looks you can create from it.
I really like this product and I'm tempted to try out some of the other beauty UK products to see if the quality of them is as good.
Id say the number 4 palette would suit any eye colour as they are all neutrals
I've been using these palettes for a while. The price can vary a little depending in what shop you're in or where exactly it is that you're shopping, but in general each costs around £4. I dislike spending large amounts of money on makeup, but I would consider this to be good value for the product you get in return. The box is quite small and easy to fit into a make up bag. Admittedly, it's not too durable, and the lid cracks fairly easily. Also, sometimes if the eye shadow shatters they can mix together while in the case which is a pain. However, if not thrown around too much inside a handbag it's not a problem.
The colours themselves are quite nice - I particularly like the dark brown. They are also quite easy to blend together if you want to lighten or darken a shade. The colour stays strong for up to about four hours depending on how much you put on in the first place - after that I'd suggest touching it up if you want to avoid a slightly faded look.
The palatte also comes with an applicator and small mirror which is handy.
I first stumbled across this product when I was going away for a fortnight and I hadn't brought any eyeshadow with me. I noticed this when I stumbled into Superdrug - lots of colours and dirt cheap, so I bought it. And I'm glad I did.. for about £3.49!
I picked up the No. 4 palette, the most neutral of the four palettes they had to offer. The No. 4 palette has every neutral colour you could dream of using, and they're all there in one little compact palette. Of course they do offer a more colourful palette or a darker smokey palette, but it's just what suits your taste.
The palette itself is very compact and can easily fit into your makeup bag. There are 10 eyeshadows included in the palette, a double sided sponge tip applicator and a miniature mirror built in.
I wasn't expecting much from this to be fair, but let me assure you - I was amazed at the results! These have to be some of the more pigmented eyeshadows that I've worked with for that price! I might just buy all four palettes for the heck of it!
These eyeshadows are very easy to blend and manage. They aren't shimmery or matte, but have a pearly sheen to them, so they are very wearable. They stick onto your eyes for a good portion of the day, but even with a good primer (or base such as concealer) it will have to lasting power to stay on all day.
One disadvantage though, is that I find that these eyeshadows can shatter quite easily. Now, none of mine have been shattered, but I've noticed in the store there are many palettes that are already shattered and sometimes you need to hunt for one that isn't. But for £3.49, it's not too much of an issue.
I picked these up of my local market for £1.99 about 2 years ago, its only in the last few weeks I have started to use them because I remembered I had them!
I had never even heard of BEAUTY UK before, but still, the eyeshadow pallet really caught my eye, the eyeshadow's looked very well presented, decent sized, and I loved the colours which were there.
With each pallet comes 10 eyeshadow colours, there are a few choices of shades to choose from:
- Pastels = very light neutral pale shades, ideal for most casual days or people who want to achieve the natural look.
- Glitz = as you can probably guess, quite glittery colours with lots of sparkle in them, very nice selection of colours to choose from too, pure black, pale pink, dark blue and plain white.
- Earth Child = mostly quite dark with the exception of one or two, mostly browns in this collection, this collection really reminds me of a day out with your best friends, lots of shopping trips and drinks in Starbucks.
- Twilight = this is probably my favourite, and if I had of seen this I would of definitely got it, you can create a very dramatic, midnight smokey eye look, it's absolutely gorgeous, there is around 6 different shades of blue, a few black and silver and one white, I think this one is definitely an essential in every girls make up bag!
- Day and Night = a selection of a different colours, but with this I think there is a lot more 'Night' to choose from rather than day, unless you like to be bold!
And finally, the one which I have Soho Bright.
Probably the loudest and boldest with its bright colours, I would never wear these in the day, only on nights out!
I only use a few of these colours, because never in a million years could I pull of some of these colours like neon pink, neon orange and neon yellow.
I do love the rest of the colours though and use them a good bit, I find the dark purple makes my blue eyes stand out so much.
I also love the deep bright blue, I usually blend this with a black eyeshadow and it creates such a gorgeous look.
I find that if you damp the eyeshadow brush, you will get a better colour result, but still even if you don't the colour still goes on quite nicely and boldy, doesn't look dry or blotchy in places, and the colour remains on until you decide to take it of.
The case this comes in is really pretty and neatly presented.
You get two eyeshadow brushes, a little rectangle long shaped mirror and the lid is see through so you can see all the colours your getting.
The Beauty UK Eye Shadow Palettes came highly recommended from a friend who had been using them for a long time so on my next visit to Superdrug I bought myself the palette with the black, grey and brown eye shadows (because these are the shades I use most often) for £3.49. There are 3 other palettes: one containing basic, flattering shades, one containing shimmery metallic shades and one with pastel shades.
The palette is rectangular and made of black plastic. It has a transparent lid so you can see the eye shadows inside clearly. There is a little mirror below the eye shadows which is useless in my opinion because it is too small and you can't see anything in it. There is a double-ended sponged eye shadow applicator on top of the mirror which I also find useless because I prefer to use eye shadow brushes as they work much better. Each eye shadow is about the size of a 1p coin and there are 10 eye shadows in the palette so this is a bargain for £3.49. The palette is quite small so it can easily be slipped into a handbag for touch-ups.
The eye shadows are very smooth to touch and are not crumbly (most cheap eye shadows usually are!). The palette I bought contains black, greys, browns and beiges for neutral and smokey eyed looks. At such a low price, you don't have very high expectations as far as pigmentation is concerned but these are surprisingly quite pigmented. I especially love the black eye shadow! With most other brands I always find that the black looks like a grey when applied, but this black really does look black. I also like to use these eye shadows as eyeliners when wet. You can get several complete looks with this palette because some shades can be used all over the lid, some in the crease and some as highlights. You can also mix the shadows to create new shades. They are very easy to blend and the staying power is pretty good too (without a primer they last 4-5 hours and with a primer they last 7-8 hours). The only downside is that by the end of the day (or night) you will start to notice slight creasing.
I would definitely recommend this to people on a budget because it is good value for money and the eye shadows are of a decent, if not good, quality.
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I recently had a spa and beauty party with my friends and the Beauty UK Eyeshadow Palette was one of the items I purchased. Becuase it was quite cheap and a brand that I hadn't come across before, I wasn't expecting it to be too great but I was quite wrong...
~Packaging and Appearance~
Beauty UK Eyeshadows come in a black palette with a transparent lid so you can see the colours. There are a whole spectrum of colours, right from a deep earthy brown to a pretty pastel purple. I usually use the light brown eyeshadow and the pale cream coloured eyeshadow for everyday as they are very muted colours, while I use the more brighter and daring colours for nights out. There are ten eyeshadows and a double-ended brush included.
The eyeshadows have very tiny glitter flecks in them, so they create a sheer shine on my eyelids, which is quite nice. The eyeshadow is very easy to apply with the brush included and afterwards the eyeshadow is very easy to remove. Plus, you don't need much shadow to make colour appear on your skin, so they'll last for ages.
Beauty UK eyeshadows are sold at £3.49, which is excellent value and perfect for people with quite a light purse!
I will admit that I hadn't really heard of Beauty UK until the name popped up a few times while I was watching some beauty reviews on Youtube. Their eye palettes were supposedly pretty good quality and at just £3.49 a pop was just the kind of treat I was looking for while being pitifully broke!
The display in Superdrug wasn't all that promising, and everything about this screams cheap. The packaging is sturdy enough but far from elegant, and the sponge-tipped applicators soon found their way into the bin, as usual.
The size of this palette is slightly bigger than the palm of my (admittedly tiny) hand and houses 10 shadows. I opted for number 4, which is more suited for neutral or smokey eye looks. The other three palettes consist of one bright, one pastel and one shimmer. Each shadow is slightly bigger than a five pence piece, but at about 35p each that is more than enough! It's size means that it's perfect for popping into a handbag, or for travel as you can achieve a number of looks from the shades in any of the four palettes.
I will admit to being very skeptical of the quality of these shadows. In my experience practically all the cheap shadows I've used have had little to no colour payoff, even stepping one rung up the price ladder to brands such as Rimmel.
I was pleasantly surprised! Even without a primer, all of the shades in this palette are well pigmented and easy to work with. They are soft to the touch rather than being crumbly or solid and impossible to get onto your brush, let alone your eyelid, and blend effortlessly without losing the vibrancy of colour.
Probably the things I like most are that they are shimmery without having huge chunks of glitter, and their positioning within the palette makes it easy to create a look in a hurry without giving it too much thought. Withhin the palette I chose, there are plenty of highlight shades, a couple dark crease shades (including a very nice black) and several all-over-lid options. More big thumbs up!
My only minor grumble is that if you opt not to use a primer, you will experience creasing pretty quickly. And quite large-scale creasing too. This does mean if you're bringing it with you for a day-to-night transformation or whatever you will need to bring a primer too, but not such a big deal.
The only other thing I would change would be including a small brush instead of the useless foam-tipped applicators, however I do have my own brushes that I really like so I would probably only use those in a pinch when I was out and about.
I'm very pleased with this purchase and think it's well, well worth the price! It's nice to see in this economy that cheap doesn't necessarily mean useless. This is a versatile palette which I'm sure I will turn to time and again, at a great price. I will definitely be checking out the brighter palette for some fun summer looks.
You can find Beauty UK products at Superdrug, and sporadically at those cheap accessories stores you find dotted around! Definitely worth a try.
I first found these palettes in Superdrug and for a while that seemed to be the only place that sold them, but I have recently seen them in the jewellery/accessories shop Diamonds and Pearls. They cost £3.49 and there are five different palettes, although the fifth is not always easy to find. The palettes are small with a black base and a clear lid. They have a narrow mirror inside and come with a sponge applicator.
No.1 contains pale, pastel colours, as well as some more neutral shades. No.2 is the brightest, most colourful palette with some very dramatic colours. No.3 is a darkish palette, which also contains some neutral colours. No.4 is the most neutral with mostly browns and greys. No.5 has blue eyeshadows in eight different shades as well as a white and a black. This palette is not as readily available as the others. I have only seen it in Diamonds and Pearls. It's not even on the Beauty UK website.
I bought the No.4 palette a few months ago and I loved it, so I asked for the No.2 palette for Christmas and I love that one too. The eyeshadows are very pigmented, so there's no need to use a lot. As I have the brightest palette and the most neutral palette I can use them on any occasion for any look. I like to wear two or three shades of eyeshadow at a time and these shadows blend together well. The palettes also contain similar colours, for example, No.2 contains two shades of purple and four shades of blue/bluey green, so the colours work well together. I haven't had a problem with them cracking or creasing, but I always use a base on my eyelids first and have never used these particular eyeshadows without it. The sponge applicator is useful for applying a single shade, but I prefer to use a brush when blending. The mirror isn't particularly useful because it's so small.
I only have one criticism of this range and that is that some of the shades are in more than one palette, so you might end up paying for five colours you already have in order to get five new ones. This isn't a huge problem as they're so cheap, but I would prefer it if each palette had its own individual set of colours. For this reason, I have not purchased numbers 1 and 3.
Beauty UK is now my favourite eyeshadow brand and I would recommend these palettes to anyone.
A great bargain find with lovely colours in the palettes and good quality cosmetics!
'beautyuk' is not exactly a well known company in comparison to other cheaper end of the scale brands such as Rimmel, or Collection 2000. However, they do have a website www.beautyuk.info which you cannot buy the products from but it shoes you their rather extensive range, the prices and lets you see the products close up to inspect colours etc.
beautyuk claims to be 'committed to consumer safety and product quality, and against testing on animals', which is never a bad thing! They also pride themselves on keeping up to fashion with new looks in their range at very affordable prices... I must agree!
This palette is set into a black plastic rectangle with 10 circles of eyeshadow in each one, and a strip along the bottom with a thin mirror strip and eyeshadow brush in it. The mirror is a waste of time as it is tiny and you can't see yourself in it, and the eyeshadow brush goes on top of the mirror, so excess powder gets dropped onto the mirror all the time anyway. The mirror fell out of mine pretty quickly anyway but as it was no use in the first place I wasn't particularly heartbroken. It is closed with a see-through plastic lid. There is no space wasted and the palette is a cute compact rectangle with all 10 colours fitted in well.
The eyeshadows, surprisingly, were of good quality, they came out smooth and easy to blend. The colours were bright and didn't fade or run into each other. They have lasted me absolutely ages and haven't turned hard or gone a bit dry and impenetrable on the top, the way some eyeshadows do. I love the consistencies of the product because they can blend so well into each other I use a few at a time creating very interesting results!
You can buy the palette in any of four colours - bright colours; muted flattering tones; browns beiges and greys; metallic glittery shades. If you go to their website www.beautyuk.info and onto colour pallets you can preview them.
The website says you can buy the pallet for £3.49 which is extremely reasonable considering you are getting a decent amount of 10 different eyeshadows. At the time, about a year ago I managed to get a pallet for £2 in an offer at Superdrug.
The range is available from Superdrug, Select, nv and internacionale - though I have only heard of the first two.
I first spotted this palette in Superdrug when I was buying myself the Eyeko cream I recently reviewed. At under £3 for ten colours I thought it would be about as much use as a chocolate teapot. They only had one of the palettes in my local store, the one shown at the top of this review, #1, which are pastel colours - not my normal kind of colour but I really liked the greens in it and for the price I knew if I wasn't impressed I could pass it on to my other half's neice without crying about the cost.
What It Looks Like:
It's a basic rectangular palette with a see through lid, each colour is between a 5p and 10p coin in size, and there are ten of them. Ranging from lemon to a bronze brown colour there's something for everyone. It includes a double ended sponge applicator which is housed on top of a narrow mirror at the bottom of the palette.
Frankly the mirror is a bit of a waste of materials as it's too narrow to really use for anything. I never use the sponge applicators either but they're standard in most eyeshadows so I just tend to ignore them.
I have to admit I was surprised and delighted at how pigmented the eyeshadows were after swatching them on the back of my hand. This was just the kind of thing I needed to expand my eyeshadow collection after throwing a lot away recently and buying duds that were no good for me and I then passed on to friends. It'd be brilliant for someone new to make up who wanted to experiment with colours.
Using The Eyeshadows:
I've used these several times now, a couple are very slightly chalky, they all have a lovely kind of sheen or shimmer to them when applied and they blend well with the other shadows in the palette and with other brands of eyeshadow too. I did use them on top of Urban Decay Primer Potion however as I wasn't sure how long they would last without fading, but I am pleased to tell you that they lasted from around 7:30am until 12am with the primer so probably would still last well without. The lemon does fade a bit more than any of the others I have used (I've not used the white or silvery colours) which is probably due to it being such a light colour.
I love using the lemon in the inner corner of my eyes, lilac in the middle blended with blue on the outer corner. It makes me feel light and sunny lol, it's quite subtle due to them being pastels, not at all over the top so doesn't look like I am wearing a rainbow above my eyes but I get complimented a lot on it.
The darker green looks great with the browns, and they are just so many different looks you can get out of the entire palette - everytime I look at it I get inspired which is what a palette is supposed to be about!
My Final Thoughts:
What can I say, I love it! Not just because it was cheap either, I would have been happy to pay more for this but the price does me make me feel doubly impressed with the whole thing. I've already recommended it to a couple of friends and shown them the colour pay off, they were as impressed as me and shocked at the price.
I plan on buying two of the other palettes when I can find them, they also do a shimmer, bright and glitter version. The fact that they're called BeautyUK makes me all warm and fuzzy that I'm buying a homegrown product.
I'd buy this as a gift for anyone I know, and explain that yes, the palette itself does look a bit juvenile but to wait until they'd tried it out to pass judgement on the eyeshadows!
Makes me kinda curious what the rest of the line is like ;)
I came across this after watching some girls on you tube raving about this budget buy. They claimed the pigments were amazing, the colour collections current and fashionable and its cheap! I just had to try.
Whats available? There are 3 or 4 varieties of this palette. I bought the neutral palette (mainly browns and greys) and a super bright palette (pinks, purples and blues)
The cost: £2.96 a palette which contains 10 eyeshadows
The quality: I was shocked to swatch these on my hand in the shop they are super pigmented and for a cheaper eyeshadow i wouldnt have expected that. I would say a couple of the are mac quality. They apply just the same on the lid. I must admit if i dont prime my eyes these do fade by the end of the day but no more than my higher end branded shadows. The colour selections are great and the brights palette is my favourite. They are just so versatile and i now find myself reaching for them every day. I would have walked straight past these if i hadn't heard the hype on you tube so do yourself a favour and get yourself one while they still have them.
Interesting note-Claires accessories sell EXACTLY the same palette just with their brand name on it instead of Beauty UK for £5 so dont get that get the cheaper as its the same
Final thing- These shadows are fairly delicate and i have already broken one of mine just by being heavy handed so go easy and you'll have no problems
I stumbled upon this cute little eye shadow compact when organising a fashion show for the youth club i run. We were trying to get everything done as cheaply as possible (in the spirit of make and do) and that included hair and beauty for the models. As such I found myself wandering round boots, attempting to find an eye shadow compact that offered as many different, bright colours as possible for as little money as i could get away with.
Beauty UK is not a make I have ever come into contact with in the past - it is certainly not a well known brand. But as soon as my eyes fell upon their eye shadow pallette I knew it was just perfect for the young models needs. The compact itself boasts 10 different shades of eye colour in the brightest of blues, shocking pink, gorge greens...you get the idea.
The one I purchased was not the one in the picture but number '2' in the collection (you can't miss it for it hosts the brightest shades). The product comes in four other varieties, a sparkly one, metallic shades, and the one in the picture - colours for everyday use.
I fell in love with the selection of colours and the novelty (8 months or so later) has not worn off.
The compact retails at just £2.99, which I felt for the range of colours and attractiveness of the product was very reasonable indeed.
It comes in a black rectangle compact case with a clear lid, exposing the fabby shades for all to see. It comes with an applicator brush, but this is quite cheap and tacky, and not something which I choose to use.
On the night of the fashion show, the girls adored picking their own individual colours and spreading it over their eyelids for a dramatic effect - and best of all? When the show was over, I made sure that I sneaked this one home!
Since then I have used almost all the colours at some point for a statment look when i'm out, and they certainly attract attention - they stay put well and do not crease. The colours are so strong that they rarely need topping up and I find I can wear them all night without even thinking about them.
Would definitely reccomend this product for anyone on a low budget wanting to experiment with statment looks.