The Makeup releases you should try from Freedom Makeup. I know my makeup and most importantly, I love my makeup. However, I am not one for believing the hype or believe in recommendations unless their face looks like a demi-god and they can actually apply it. There’s been a lot of makeup through my door lately and although it’s frustrating that PRs completely ignore that I have pale skin and don’t suit bright pink lip glosses, there is thankfully still a lot to talk about.
Let’s start on a positive with Freedom Makeup, although I wasn’t too thrilled of the idea of a sister brand having the exact same packaging, and products just repackaged in a slightly different way, Freedom have excelled. New concepts such as the Priming Water and sleek, professional looking palettes are definitely winning me over. The Pro Powder Strobe Palette at £10 is a serious winner for me. Obviously as Makeup Revolution/Freedom Makeup are known for copying/duping more expensive brands and making them affordable, it’s not hard to see where this idea/shades have come from. Not that I’m complaining as the shades are perfect for my pale skin and blend so easily. The only thing that lets this palette down is the highlighter as there’s too much white pigment rather than just highlight. It’s a similar situation for all of the highlights, including the Pro Highlight Ambient at £3 (which is far too pink), that I’ve tried from Makeup Rev/Freedom, which is why I usually use eyeshadows from them to highlight.
The Pro Contour Stick is one that really surprised me as it’s not too cool but not too warm and at only £5, it’s a fantastic quality blend that does indeed, blend to perfection. The lighter shade isn’t as amazing and I can’t put my finger on why, but it doesn’t matter so much as it’s still a great product. I briefly mentioned the priming water earlier but obviously I’ll elaborate. It seems to be another dupe and it’s actually pretty good! The Pro Studio Priming Water at £6 is a super lightweight primer that has hydrating ingredients to create a flawless looking complexion. My makeup does look really good when I use this first and it can also be used on top of makeup too. I don’t necessarily think my makeup lasts longer, but more that it just looks smoother on.
Another Freedom Makeup product is the new collaboration with House of Glamdolls where they’ve made a couple new palettes to create full looks. I was sent the Spirit Doll palette and it has the most beautiful shade of purple, pictured above. It’s not really a palette that I’ve gone to every single day, but that’s people the colours aren’t the most wearable for day to day life. It has two blush colours that are far too pale for me unfortunately, 4 eyebrow shades which are the normal good quality, a highlight and then the worst lipsticks imaginable. Sheer, hardly any colour and utterly pointless. At £8 you can’t complain too much but the Spirit Doll palette is a little odd and I wanted to say the others are more day to day, but out of the 4 there’s only the Vintage Doll palette that I would personally wear on a day to day to warrant such a convenient idea.
Also in the eye makeup look above is Threads Emiloo Lashes, new in store to Harvey Nichols. Taken in two different lights just so you can really see how pretty the eyeshadows are!
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