“ Brand: Primark / Type: Eyeshadows „
Last time I was at Primark I stocked up on loads of their make-up. I quite like their clothes and although they are cheap I never think they are of a particularly bad quality. Unfortunately the same cannot be said of their make-up which was all complete rubbish with the exception of the shimmer dust which I really liked.
For £1 you get two little pots of shimmer dust which is basically a fancy name for an eye shadow. The colour selection wasn't huge but there were a few different colours to choose from and I was happy with the ones that I got.
They look a bit more bright and garish in the pots than they do on the eyes. I was originally a little bit disappointed that they weren't more dramatic on but I soon got over that and appreciated the fact that they gave me a gorgeous shimmering highlight of colour on my eyelids.
Just be careful when opening the pots as the loose powder always seems to come out and go everywhere no matter how careful I am with it.
I can see why they are called shimmer pots as they actually do shimmer when the light hits them and they look lovely under a nightclubs lights for instance. They are as suitable for day time as they are night and you can build up the colour for night time which does make them more dramatic.
You can also use the dust as a highlighter anywhere you like and I did try it on my chest and neck area on a night out and it looked great but the pots are just too small for this to be a practical use for it.
Applying it is easy and you can either use a brush or else just use your fingers like me. Using your fingers does seem to make it last longer on my eyes but something about applying it with my fingers also seems to make it less shimmery so I am always careful when applying it not to put too much pressure on my eyes.
I really liked the shimmer dust from Primark and totally intend to buy a few pots next time I get the chance to visit a store. It looks excellent and it is dirt cheap. Bypass all the other Primark make-up and just go straight for this.
Primark are well known for their ridiculously low prices and are loved by many for their clothing and shoe ranges, but how many people love their makeup range aswell? I'm guessing a lot! As when I am in Primark it is usually a very busy place anyways but the makeup section bit is always overcrowded (a little annoying but worth it fot he low prices and good quality). I have tried nearly all of the Primark makeup range and am highly impressed with nearly all of it. I noticed 2 pots of shimmer dust on sale for 50p (Yes just 50P - BARGAIN!!) So snapped them up (with loads of other stuff aswell) They always seem to have stuff on sale in the makeup area so always worth a look. Anyways, this stuff is brill! I will compare the shimmer dust to better known brands such as Collection 2000 and the more expensive Barry M - it really is just as good. You only need a little bit to add colour to your eyes, but if you want a really intense look then you can just build it up. It doesnt make a mess and is easily removed with plain water yet it doesnt seem to fade or crease on your eyelids. I really do rate this a high quality product and have since been back and now own these nifty little shimmer pots in 6 colours! My fav is a lilac shade, with hot pink following close behind for those hot summer days :) Also found that the white one works great as a highlighter for cheekbones so its a very durable and multi-use product. But them when you see them as they get snapped up quickly! :D
Primark is well known for it's incredibly low priced clothing ranges, and they now seem to have quite an extensive make-up range as well. There was lots to choose from but I was somewhat dubious about the quality, so I restrained myself from splurging on various bits and pieces, and selected a shimmer pot duo which was reduced from £1.00 down to 50p!
You get two small pots of shimmer dust, which are intended for use as eye make-up as you would use an eye shadow. The pots are quite small and made of plastic with a screw-top lid. They cram a lot of product into these tiny pots and you certainly get your money's worth! Upon opening the pot, a lot of the product has spilled around the edge of the lid and came tumbling out onto my carpet and spread all over my hands. I cleaned this up and made sure to wipe around the screw section of the pot and lid to avoid repeats of this in the future. I think it's definitely best to keep these stored upright otherwise you will risk the same thing happening every time you use it.
There was a limited range of shades to choose from, and I selected the set which included a pale apple green dust and a bright berry pink dust. They look really pretty and sparkly in the pots and after trying them I really can say they don't disappoint.
There is no make-up applicator included, but you can use an ordinary eye shadow brush to apply and this gives the best results. Alternatively you can just spread on with your fingertip but I find this way far too messy.
I used one of my eye shadow brushed to apply and smoothed over the whole of my eyelid. It needed a couple of dabs to get an even coverage but I prefer to do it this way and build up a level of colour that I am happy with. The dust gives a really beautiful colour and has a pretty shimmery look that really draws attention to your eyes. The colours come out looking very flattering and not at all brash or cheap as I had sort of expected them to. The apple geen in particular is lovely for brightening up a natural look, and the pink is great for when you want to stand out.
One problem that usually occurs with similar products is that the dust goes everywhere! Well, not in this case it doesn't. The dust adheres incredibly well to the eyelids and I did not have any loose dust falling down onto my under-eye area or cheeks. It stayed exactly where it was put from the moment I applied it and had real staying power. I have been wearing the green one more frequently, and when I apply it in the morning it lasts through the entire working day without smudging or fading, and it's only when I get home in the early evening that it starts to show some sign of wear and you can see a slight creasing on the line just where your eye socket ends.
I have only used a small amount on each application and although the pots are small they contain a lot of make-up and are bound to last me for ages. This is really good value for money, and in my opinion is just as good as some of the more popular and expensive versions of this type of make-up. Why spend more when this does the job perfectly well?
This product has really impressed me - it performs well throughout the day, gives good colour and coverage, and was a complete and utter bargain. I would certainly recommend these to anyone and for 2 pots at 50p a go you can afford to select several different colours and have a variety of looks. I'll be on the lookout for more Primark make-up in the future and would not hesitate to buy these again!
I ended up in Primark last weekend, with four kids, one of them my own and a total lack of patience with anything and anybody. I was secretly cursing my other half who had gone off to check some deal (probably electronic related) and had managed to be gone the better part of an hour as I lugged around town feeling more and more like a grouch then anything else.
Thankfully though Primark changed my mood...
I was looking through the beauty section as it was the one thing all four of the girls shared a common interest in (funny how even a two year old can skillfully apply mascara these days!) and I found myself staring at the glittery shimmery eye shadow section. Now I am very picky about makeup and will stay away from cheep brands, as it just doesn't last, and I had no intention of buying any of their eyeshadows, but the shimmer now....Thats a different story...
I was pretty gob smacked when I realized that for 1.50 euros, I could get a decent sized pot of eye shimmer. I figured that I didn't have much to lose and I might as well go ahead and get some, (That and the fact that some of the employees were eyeing me suspiciously as all four girls had a more then casual browse through the makeup).
I picked the white one, as it was christmas and frosty eyeshadow is always a must around then ;) There are no names or numbers on the pot so I cant tell you exactly which one it was, but here in ireland there is a limited selection of colors so you should be able to spot it pretty well.
This product costs 1.50 and weights 7.5 grams/0.264 ounces. The pot is tall and simply says "Shimmer Dust Designed to make you Shimmer" on the otherwise clear packaging.
When you unscrew the top there is a slight dip, and then a separate layer where you can shake out the dust via several holes. You can also remove this part and simply have an open pot.
The color I bought is "white" but when I put some on my skin I noticed that gold would be a more accurate description, there are thousands of tiny golden sparkles that make it appear more golden in the light. so the end result is a sort of light gold or "glowing" white.
The powder comes out really easily through the holes and some does come out when you open the lid, but not enough that it is a problem.
I carefully coated a eyeshadow brush with some of the powder and smoothed it over my lids, the color was really nice, subtle and sexy but at the same time it really caught the light.
I am very pleased with this purchase and have bought a few more colors to add to my collection, it doesn't last a very long time, but it does give a touch of glam to an otherwise matte eyeshadow. I tend to dust some over my regular eyeshadow, as then when it wears off I still have the eyeshadow underneath.
Definably a five star price wise and value, as the pot lasts forever, maybe minus one star because it doesn't last all day.
I'm really loving Primark make-up at the moment! Most of the stuff is priced at £1.00 a product and is bang on trend as well as affordable and in my local store (Coventry) we have absolutely loads of choice with it really flying off the shelves at the rate of knots! I can't stop buying it to update my look cos it's so cheap and very cheerful and so far I've been really pleased with the results I've achieved with the range!
At almost 35 I'm very wary of looking mutton dressed as lamb though. I mean I look younger (so I'm told) but I like my make-up to be classy rather than common and I wear nice clothes and stuff so why spoil myself by looking over done? Well that's my way of thinking anyway!
However I'm not dead either! I do go out alot either with my bf or my mates and I do like late nights and partying till dawn (like last night lol).
When I saw this little pot of shimmer dust designed for the the face I decided to buy it but as I say I was incredibly wary and didn't want to be a fairy fallen off a Christmas tree or owt. I purchased it and never thought I'd use it to be perfectly honest with you but how wrong was I? This stuff is absolutely the dogs.......
The clear plastic 7.5g pot comes in a see through and white hanging bag which on the front tells me it's a Primark Essentials product and that of course it is shimmer dust 'designed to make you shimmer' and the price is stated in the top right hand corner. On the back contact details for Primark are given as are the ingredients and cautions and the shade is stated (in this case it's Number 17 and I saw two shades to choose from one darker than this on the shelves), the weight is stated and finally there is a bar-code on there. The pot as I have said is clear so you can see the dust inside and I'm again told what it is on the front and it has a white screw on/off lid to the top of it and a salt cellar style shaker where the dust comes out of and sits on the top. Very simple but cheap looking product, a really great size and total value for money in my opinion...this is.
I can't tell you how simply brilliant this is! I will have one slight moan though before I bang on about how you need to go Primark NOW before the fashion world catches on to this product and it gets sold out though!
The only problem I have is that when I unscrew the lid no matter how careful I am it flakes everywhere. The holes in the top of the tub are too big so you get a huge layer of dust available which does make it messy. However it's a small gripe about a great product!
Basically you can use this anywhere on your body without it being irritating (I have sensitive skin). Take a big brush and dust where desired. It has no smell to it and the colour I have (as the other one was too) is very shimmery though not glittery which means it doesn't flake everywhere once applied.
For me I like to do all my make up and then use it over my regular blusher for an added glow. I can of course highly glow or pat it down with pressed/loose powder over the top of it , use it alone whatever...it's versatile as to how you want to use it.
It really does add a shimmer and like I say you can tame it down or vamp it up and once applied it stays put till you remove it fresh, bright and shimmery and removes easily when you choose to.
A pot of this will last you months even if your heavy handed with it and get addicted to using it. It's so multi purpose as well and not only could you use it how I've mentioned already but you could use this as eye-shadow (like Barry M and Gosh pots) and use it to highlight eyes subtly. For me this will always be mainly used as a highlighter to define my face and when I had it on the other night to go to the pub with bf he commented on my cheekbones which normally he doesn't. I can't recommend this highly enough for any age of woman because it's up to you how you fit it into your look so don't be scared!
Are you still here by the way...tut tut tut lol.
Only available in Primark stores.