So I’ve been a little MIA this past week and a bit but I’ve been shooting a lot of content for the blog and then the flu bug decided to have a go at me yet again. Nonetheless, today I decided it was time for a makeup look and review of one of the most underrated brands ever. I’ve done lots of reviews on the Design brand that is exclusive to Edgars stores but I thought it would be fun to add another review with the additions of the other Design Cosmetics products that I added to my collection. Some of the makeup I bought on sale and others were regular retail price but still totally affordable.First off, I used the stick foundation that I reviewed just last week and I blended it out with a facial oil and beauty blender. If you have texture on your face, this foundation is definitely not for you but I find on days when my skin is relatively “good” then I can wear it with a full face of makeup.
I’ve spoken about this mascara on my blog MANY times before and I’ve dubbed it as my favourite mascara to date. It claims to be a waterproof mascara but it’s definitely not. Even though it’s not waterproof it’s not going to give you raccoon eyes regardless of the season. If you’re looking for thick, clump-free fuller lashes on a budget then this mascara is your bestie. It retails for R30 and is by far the most underrated product in this entire collection. Now for eyes, we decided to go for a copper look and used quite a few shades in the Salt Of The Earth palette. I have used this palette in a more subtle everyday makeup before which you can view over here. As you tell can I’ve used this palette quite a bit so I know exactly how to work with these shades. It is quite powdery so you have to tap off excess product or you will have a little fallout on your face. These shades aren’t very pigmented but for the price that you’re paying it is worth it. Even though they are powdery, the blend out quite easily and I love that the lid stays on secure to prevent a mess in your makeup bag. This palette is quite versatile with a mixture of matte and shimmer shades, so for someone that is just starting off with makeup and would like to build up a personal kit, grab this! It retailed for R24.95.Onto the blush, this is the first blush that I’ve purchased and sort of loved after I finished my holy grail Catrice blush. It is quite similar in shade but this blush doesnt last as long as my Catrice so I reapply it every few hours. I have been using it every day since I got it and it is quite a nice dupe for my Catrice blush. It has teeny tiny glitter specs in it so you have this nice warm pink shade flushing your cheeks. It has a nifty little mirror in it which is perfect for quick touchups and retails for R29.95.I’ve mentioned many times how much I love a multi-use product and this one happens to be one of them. Even though it is an eyeshadow palette, I also use it for highlight and contour as well as the darker pink shade as blush. I’m surprised to see how much I’ve grown to like this palette. It is definitely a different formula than the Salts Of The Earth palette with less fallout. As the name suggests, it is quite a basic palette and is definitely one for the handbag. I do suggest that used an eyeshadow primer or ever some of your stick foundation on your lids to ensure that the shadows stays on your lids or else they start fading after a few hours.The Basic Chic Palette retails for R29.95Lastly one of my most used lipsticks at the moment is this Design Cosmetics lippie in the shade Dark Choc. I’ve done a full review on this lippie over here. I also mentioned that it is super moisturising and has Vitamin E in it. This lipstick retails for R12.99.All of the products mentioned in this post cost me under R150 for all of them. The next time you’re in an Edgars store, pop one of these items in your basket. There are many more products in the Design Cosmetics range that I will definitely be adding to my makeup collection. Check back tomorrow for a brand new post!
Ps Have you used anything in this range yet?