I hope you’re all doing well! Primark have recently launched a brand new PS makeup range featuring lots of nude shades and subtle shimmers – including two gorgeous liquid eyeshadows! I managed to get my hands on both of them in my local store so I thought I would put them to the test and let you know what I really think… I’ve also already reviewed Primark’s popular ‘Nudes’ makeup range as well as their ‘Glow’ setting spray so be sure to give both posts a read if you want to hear my thoughts on those!
Sadly, the new PS range only features two of these dual-ended iquid eyeshadows, which is such a shame as I personally would have bought more had there been any! The first eyeshadow includes a gold and a nude shade – a winning combo for any soft-glam makeup lovers. The second includes a metallic pink and a dusky rose matte shade. I love that the shades can be worn together to compliment each-other, can be worn alone or paired with other products.
The tubes are split in half; one end is metallic eyeshadow and one end is just matte – both sections containing 2ml of product. Each end also has a flocked wand/doe-foot applicator. I like that they contain two products and yet take up so little space – I will definitely be taking these on holiday with me to save room! The design and the packaging is super pretty too. I love the simple gold foil effect against a white background, it makes the eyeshadows look more expensive than they are. Also, I love that they made the metallic end clear and the matte side frosted – it’s those extra details that really make a difference. I really like that there doesn’t need to be any mess involved either, the products aren’t loose and the packaging isn’t going to shatter and turn my carpet into a shimmering pool of regret. Also, these eyeshadows retail at just £3 each which is amazing.
Let’s start with the matte shade shall we? Well, oh my goodness, I was not expecting that! Firstly, the formula is a dream. I had to do a double take when I swatched it. It applied so well and it was super easy to blend and work with. Secondly, can you see that pigment?! It’s completely opaque – sorry, £3 – what?! It dried nice and quickly and once it had, it was there to stay. It actually took some effort to remove which I personally find reassuring as I don’t want that stuff slipping and sliding around on my lids thank you very much.
The metallic shade is truly gorgeous. I can see myself wearing this shade all the time – on nights out or just for some simple daytime glam. My only issue with it is that it takes a while to dry so if I was in a rush, I wouldn’t want to risk using this. However, if you have the time to wait for it to dry, it’s totally worth it because, I mean, look at it!
This matte pink shade is so pretty! I love wearing pink and purple on my lids so I can see myself reaching for this particular shade a lot. It was also very pigmented, completely opaque and really easy to move around and blend. Again, it dried quickly and from that point onwards, it didn’t budge until I removed it with some micellar water. I’m so tempted to apply some holographic eyeshadow topper over this, I think it would look stunning!
Let’s talk about this metallic shade. There’s no denying it’s beautiful, however, I did struggle a little bit with getting it to form a decent layer. When I tried to blend it out it did get a bit patchy and it took some layering to get it where I wanted it. That being said, once I put a little more effort in and took the time to work with it, it looked beautiful. I would definitely wear this shade on a regular basis, especially paired with the matte shade too – what a combo!
So, what’s the verdict?
In terms of what I didn’t like, other than a slight struggle with the pink metallic eyeshadow formula, there’s nothing to complain about. It wasn’t as if that was an issue I couldn’t resolve though, I just spent a little bit more time applying it and it turned out to look fine. I would definitely recommend using an eyeshadow primer as a base just to give the product something to stick to.
In terms of what I loved, the matte formula particularly blew me away. I cannot get over how pigmented it is and how easy it is to work with. If they brought out any more shades, I would purchase them simply for the matte shade, let alone the stunning metallics. Speaking of which, although I had a tiny bit of an issue with the formula, both of the metallic shades are really good and when applied right, they look absolutely stunning. I will definitely be using that gold shade on a daily basis, it’s just so me. Given that Primark didn’t even sell makeup at one point, they’ve come such a long way with their beauty products. I’m extremely impressed with these eyeshadows. The fact that they retail at only £3 each is incredible! The wands make it easy to apply to product, without faffing and having to use lots of different brushes and tools. The shade range is currently pretty poor, but fingers crossed, they’ll bring some more out this year! I really recommend giving them a try, for £3 a pop, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
What do you think of these liquid eyeshadows? Be sure to let me know in the comments and don’t forget to follow me on my socials!