Review: PS Primark Four Dark Circle Reducing Sunflower Eye Patches

DSC_0007As you can see from the picture these were only a pound so I thought I would try these out. I’m constantly on the search for cheaper skincare products and Primark now has quite a big range of products.

I like the packaging of this product but I wasn’t really crazy about the patches themselves. While it says four on the packet you actually get two pairs of patches rather than four actual sets (see below). It’s not technically lying but it just annoyed me a little that they hadn’t been very clear. Either way it’s only a pound…

 

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These patches have an adhesive side that you stick to your under-eyes in the usual style of UK/European eye patches. You are supposed to put these on for around 20-30 minutes. They stayed on very well and didn’t move around at all on my face as some under-eye patches can. After about 25 minutes I removed them but saw only a little difference. I do have very dark circles under my eyes though so on someone with less severe circles these might be alright. For me they weren’t really enough. They didn’t leave any sort of stickiness or redness on my under-eye skin though so they would be okay for sensitive skin.

So these were an alright product but nothing too exciting. The search for good under-eye patches continues…

Annabelle x

Review: L’Oreal Paris La Palette Glam Eyeshadow Palette

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I originally bought this pallet because of the bright colours (and the cheap price) and to be honest I didn’t really expect too much of this. I didn’t have a bright pink shade and this palette was actually cheaper than buying an individual eye shadow colour. Retailing at between £7-£10 (depending on where you get it) this is a lot cheaper than, for example, the Urban Decay Naked Palette. I’ve been very pleasantly surprised though by the quality of this product and I actually really like this palette.

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A lot of the colours aren’t ones I would use for my everyday make up but the pigmentation is actually very good. The far left colour is actually quite a good transition shade for fairer skin like mine and the two pinks in the middle are great for doing a brighter pink eye shadow look. Because of the variety of shades in the palette it’s not ideal if you wanted to do for example a layered up eye shadow look as there is only one or two shades of each colour. I usually use these to add a bit of colour to my eyes after I’ve built up my eye shadow with a different palette.

So while I wouldn’t use this everyday or for a full eyshadow look this palette is very affordable and good quality too. If you are looking for a palette to do a colourful eye look or just want to add a bit of colour without spending too much this palette would be great.

Annabelle x