playing with makeup {2B Colours review}

Primer: Primer Make-up Base | Concealer: Concealer Correcting Waterproof Stick in 01 PECHE | Liner: Eyeliner Rectractable Waterproof in BLACK 01 | Blush: Blush Cheek Pop in 04 | Shadow: My Eye Shadow in BLACK | Mascara: Mascara Colours Make A Difference in PRUNE | Lips: Hydrastick in ROSE

When 2B Colours sent me their Jeans Look Nail Polish in Black {which I swatched and reviewed last week}, they also included a selection of their other beauty products, which I was thrilled about, as their products are uber affordable, and completely new for me. After a few weeks of makeup play I can definitely say that I will be re-buying, and trying a few other items from them out because, truthfully, they slay - and I'm about to tell you why.

First up, the Hydrastick. You guys, this balm is holy grail territory for me. So many balms make moisturizing claims, but this one right here delivers crazy hydration and moisture. I would compare it to the type of moisture you would expect from slicking on Vaseline, with a lighter-weight feel, and less of that artificial taste. The ROSE color doesn't leave a tint behind on my lips, but it leaves a long-lasting shine that I really love, so I've actually been forgoing lipgloss at times in favor of this. This is probably my favorite product of all!

The powder products I received, Blush Cheek Pop in 04 and My Eye Shadow in BLACK, have incredible pigmentation. Both take a bit of work to blend out, not anything major, but go a long way once applied perfectly. For those of you who work with Black Eye Shadow, you know how difficult it is to find one with minimal fallout, and this one is it - I absolutely love it for a smoky eye.

My second favorite product from the bunch? The Mascara Colours Make A Difference! I received the shade PRUNE, which is this awesome burgundy/raisin hue that seriously makes my green eyes pop! I am amazed at the quality of this mascara. The brush is big, but plumps, volumizes, and lengthens lashes to give you that really wide-awake luxe look. This Mascara is available in 8 different colors and retails for $3.99 each, so if you're interested in trying colored mascara, this one is it!

While I loved the mascara, I wasn't as thrilled with the eye liner. I received the color BLACK {my go-to shade}, and while the texture was fab during application - going on smoothly and softly; it crumbled into clumps at times, hooking onto my lashes. The result? I had to comb the clumps out with an eyelash comb, which was kind of a pain. Le sigh. Upside: I did like the Concealer Correcting Waterproof Stick. I don't wear foundation, but occasionally I'll wind up with a spot that I need to hide away. The PECHE 01 shade was perfect for concealing on my fair skin.

Given the fact that I don't wear foundation, I tend to only wear eyeshadow primer; however, since 2B Colours sent along their Primer Make-Up Base, I thought I'd give it a shot. Personally, I loved the effect it had on my skin - giving it a matte finish and making my skin feel so soft. It also kept my blush and highlight looking flawless from morning til night. I definitely think I'll be using this one again - and recommending it to my sis!

Which of these products would you love to try?



Thanks to 2B Colours for sponsoring this post!


ellie said...

Love your review. Awesomeness for your daily regiment!

ivy said...

Oh, so need that eyeliner!

Couture Carrie said...

Fab reviews. Must try this range!


Unknown said...

I totally need to try out this brand. Thanks for sharing!



Anonymous said...

Love your honest review!


Kashaya said...

Great review. I haven't heard of this brand before

Kathryn said...

Sounds like some great products! It's always a good find when products are affordable and work amazingly well.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

The hydrastick sounds like a must need!! My lips dry out like crazy in the winter and it's hard to find things that work! Thanks for sharing.

Sherin said...

Looks like some good products. I'll keep an eye open for them next time I'm over the pond and in America.

Elle Sees said...

i have been curious about this brand, so thanks for taking the time to share with us your thoughts!!

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