New Look is currently one of my favourite clothes shops. I walk in there quite often (unfortunately it’s only 10 minutes away from me). So I walked in there last week again to look for some nice clothes but my eyes fell onto the big makeup display they had in the middle of the shop. I have seen some makeup in New Look before but never as big as this. Normally I’m not really interested in makeup in clothes shops as I prefer ‘proper’ makeup brands if that makes sense. The makeup in New Look I couldn’t ignore it looked beautiful even from a distance, I’m talking about the look of the packaging, I hadn’t seen the makeup yet. It didn’t looked cheap to me what I normally find with makeup in clothes shops.
I was already sold with the packaging so I walked closer to have a look at the products. Wow what a gorgeous products they had. The price was very reasonable and I doubted straight away if the makeup would be any good. I swatched some items on my hands and I was impressed, very well pigmented and they stayed on my hand longer than expected. Because there were some very nice colour lipsticks and nail polishes I decided to buy some of them to have a try and look if I like this makeup. I actually wanted to buy more items but I was sensible to only buy 3 items as I thought I can always buy more as I like this make-up.
I bought a Matte Lipstick, Matte Velvet Lipstick Crayon and a Matte Nail Polish. In this post I’m sharing my thoughts about those 3 items.
To start off with my review I’m first talking about the packaging of all the items together as I adore the packaging and that made me look at the makeup in the first place if I didn’t liked the packaging at all I probably never had a look at the makeup let alone buy them in the end.
The items I bought have all rose gold packaging or details. Currently I like almost everything in rose gold so it wasn’t hard for me to like this. It gives the makeup a more expensive look even that the makeup isn’t expensive at all.
Not all the items are in rose gold. I picked the items I liked and they were all in rose gold but to be honest all the make-up look very lovely and luxurious to me. I’ll link the website below so you can see all the beauty items they’re selling.
Matte Velvet Lipstick Crayon in Bloom
I love the colour of this Lipstick Crayon. It’s a lovely soft pink nude colour. I love this colour on it’s own but I think I prefer to use a slightly darker lipliner with this one as it is a quite pale colour. I think with a slightly darker lip liner it will just look a bit better. Unfortunatly I haven’t got a lip liner that will go with this yet otherwise I would have showed it with the lip liner. It is perfect to wear on it’s own but it will give it just a bit more effect.
You have to apply the crayon twice to get a nice look. When you only apply it once it doesn’t look as beautiful and you can still see you own lip colour trough it. With 2 layers it looks lovely and lasts for quit a long time.
This one didn’t came in a separate box but was only wrapped in plastic. In my opinion that could have done a bit better. As soon as you get rid of the plastic packaging (which I have already done) you see the lovely rose gold better and it just looks perfect.
Matte Lipstick in Orchid
Wow, wow, wow, what a gorgeous colour this is. This will definitely be one of my favourite lipsticks this season. It’s a lovely pink toned colour with a purple touch in it. That’s Iva written all over it. Absolutely adore it.
Not only the colour is great but also the quality. I’m impressed with how long it stays gorgeous on your lips. I have been drinking and eating and was expecting that I needed to touch up my lipstick but as soon as I looked in a mirror I saw it was still perfectly on my lips. Really impressed with it and didn’t expect that at all with a lipstick for only 3,99.
I don’t completely agree with the name of this lipstick though. It’s not very matte at all. It has more a velvety finish like the crayon. If your really looking for a matte lipstick I wouldn’t recommend it.
Even that I was expecting a nice matte lipstick I personally don’t mind it doesn’t really has a matte finish as I love how it looks once you apply the lipstick.
You can apply it very easy as it goes very smooth and feels moisturised. It dries up a bit during the day but it still feels comfortable the whole time.
Your fine with applying only one layer but I did use two layers to give it a bit more coverage.
I wished all the items came in a lovely packaging as this lipstick. It comes in a box in the same rose gold colour as the other items. It gives the product an even more luxury look.
The cover of the lipstick is all in rose gold. The lid is slightly darker then the bottom. It has a matte look apart for the middle, that’s shiny rose gold. The lid doesn’t feel very secure. You pull it off very easily and I’m afraid it will come off when you put it in your makeup pack. I prefer a more secure lid where you can hear a click or something then you know it’s properly attached.
Matte Nail Polish in Dusty Pink
Normally I’m not very keen on Matte Nail Polishes I prefer shiny nails. Because the lipsticks were velvety/matte I decided to get also a matte nail polish.
I absolutely love the colour of this nail polish. It’s a peachy pink shade. A perfect nude for your nails.
When I bought this I was really curious about how long this product would last. I’ve only applied one layer and then it doesn’t last that long it shipped already the same day but I’m sure if you apply 2 layers it will last longer and a topcoat will be very helpful as well.
To make it look better I would also recommend to apply two layers as one layers doesn’t cover enough.
But look at the packaging. Again this lovely rose gold colour on the lid and the bottle is matte it fits perfect with a matte nail polish.
The rose gold lid you can pull of and then you still have to screw off the real lid. The Rose gold lid is only for decoration which reminds me of the Chanel nail polishes.
I absolutely adore this makeup from New Look. Where I first had my doubts they are all gone apart for some tiny things but most of all its good makeup. Of course it’s no high end makeup so if you’re going to compare it with a more expensive brand it’s not as good. But for the price you pay for this makeup it’s brilliant. Very well pigmented and lasts for quit a long time. I’m definitely sold to this makeup and I would highly recommend them to everyone.
There are already some more items on my wish list I like to buy next time. As to be honest all of the products look lovely and I feel like I need to have all of them.