Lottie London Makeup – An Introductory Look at the Collection

I’ve been familiar with Lottie London for a while as they do fabulously affordable (and very pretty) makeup brushes and a rather brilliant makeup brush soap that I recommend adding to your stash if you haven’t already (it’s this one – link).  However, when a lovely big box of Lottie London Makeup arrived (presented on top of a big box of popcorn – check it here) I felt that the brand was clearly aimed at a younger audience, and whilst I was excited to try (hello new makeup!) I didn’t have especially high hopes.  Then the move happened and I’ve literally only just made a start on the range after finally getting the annoying plastic off each individual product (IT TOOK FOREVER) and snapping away.

Well what a lovely range it is! I haven’t tried anything and I’m sure there’ll be duds, as is the case with all ranges, but count me impressed – there are several products that have quickly made it into my everyday kit and I’m already listing other bits I want.  Here’s a little intro to the products I have to give you a general overview of all the newness, but I will follow up with a favourites post soon.  The thing that’s especially exciting about the range is how comprehensive it is – I was sent a taster selection that included a couple of primers, a few different foundations, concealers and a setting powder.

The shade range is really decent and there’s also a quad of correctors that are so surprisingly good – the consistency is creamy and blendable, whilst still holding onto pigment that accurately corrects whatever it is you’re trying to balance.  The green is perfect – not too green or vibrant, just nice and sallow so you can conceal any redness and the burnt orange shade is brilliant for dark circles as it’ll cancel out any blue.

There’s a brush style concealer (Got It Covered Concealer) that’s great for under eye circles and the formula again is creamy and blendable and it works well over the orange shade in the aforementioned corrector.  I like the fact that there are several foundations to suit your preference – I was sent a liquid and a stick foundation but all the shades were too dark for me so I haven’t tried any of them, but I’m hoping to rectify that soon – it’ll be interesting to see what the coverage is like, as that’s often where newer or lower budget brands fall down.

The blushers (Blush Crush) are brilliant and in a fantastic shade selection – I want them all! I just have to ignore the fact they’re all named after boy band members/pop stars because that just makes me feel ancient…There are six shades so far (add more please!) and they’re all powder blushes with a lovely, strong pigment that blends fabulously.  I think the most Instagrammed product has to be the Rainbow Highlighter which is tremendously pretty to look at, but definitely not something I can see myself using anytime soon, however, I get why it features in the collection.  There are strobe sticks too, but the highlighter quad is definitely much more usable with a great selection of shades – I like it very much.  There are also a couple of matte bronzers in the collection too.

Finally onto eyes and lips, where, as you’d expect, you’ll find an awesome collection of shades with four great shadow palettes (The Rose Golds and The Smokes, pictured, and there’s also The Nudes and The Rusts) plus a couple of multi-purpose palettes and some brow palettes too! Speaking of brows, there’s a huge collection of brow products which is something I’ll definitely be diving into when I get my hands on them.

Lips are also really well covered with matte liquid lipsticks (of course) and lip liners, as well as lip kits and lipglosses too.  There’s the usual shades you’d expect from a new collection, but they haven’t shied away from the more adventurous shades with some deep, vampy colours as well as a deep green too.

It really is a mega collection that really deserves looking into.  It’s definitely marketed at a younger audience, but the quality is really good, so with that in mind, everyone should check it out, especially as most products are under a tenner – even the brilliant shadow palettes.  I’ll follow-up with a closer look at my favourites soon, but in the meantime, have a look at the full collection here – link.  I would say though that there is just so much to check out that I’d recommend going to a Superdrug and looking at it in person, if you can, as I don’t think the full effect is felt online and you can definitely miss quite a bit.  It’s all available now.

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