If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you’ll already know how excited I am about the arrival of Boutique make-up, a cosmetic brand with a fantastic philosophy, created by professionals, that I can see making waves for make-up lovers when it lands at Sainsburys in September.
Boutique is created by make-up artists Sophia Price and Jo Saville with the intention of changing the way we shop for make-up. The collection is carefully edited and conscientiously priced between £4 and £7 per item. The philosophy behind the brand is to create a capsule wardrobe of make-up that won’t date, and will instead provide an essential colour wardrobe for women who want to look their best without having to spend hours navigating the minefield that is colour cosmetics.
I’ve had a few items to play around with for the past couple of weeks and I am so incredibly impressed with the range. Not only are the colours genuinely wearable and harmonious so that there really isn’t a dud combination no matter what you go for, the actual quality of both the lip and eye products (can’t speak for the nail products as I haven’t used them yet, but I have seen other very positive reviews) is extremely good and isn’t typical of a product that falls into such a low price point.
In this picture I’m wearing all four shades blended down on my eyes (brown all over the lid and blended underneath, green on the crease, bone as a highlight under the brow and in the corners and charcoal on the outer corners) along with the mango/peach shade of lipgloss in Lip Lip Hooray. If you head on over to my Instagram feed you’ll be able to see a few more demos of the products.
The two products I love the most are the brown shadow (Brownie Points) and the Lip Lip Hooray lipgloss, the latter mainly because it isn’t the sort of shade I’d normally go for, but I just think it’s so pretty and feminine, proving that a shade doesn’t have to be pink to achieve those qualities. Brownie Points is a shade that I think most people will love and find extremely flattering, it’s also pigmented enough to be worn alone as a smudge all around the eye which is such a great and easy look for this kind of balmy weather! I’m definitely a fan of Boutique; the eyeshadows are pigmented with the perfect level of shimmer (other than the matte Put on the Slate which makes it the ideal powder kohl) that flatters, blends and is extremely well priced at £4 a pop and are available in 10 shades. The lipsticks again prove a high level of payoff and longevity well beyond their price point of £7 and are available in 11 shades. The lipglosses are a steal at £6 and available in 9 shades, and lastly we have the polishes which are £5 each and available in 16 shades, two of which are in my main header picture above; the sugary, girly Tickled Pink and the vampy Berry Nice. Boutique Make-Up launches in Sainsburys in September and I can’t wait! There are two other brands coming to Sainsburys that I’ll be discussing in a future post.