Sunday, 24 August 2014

Makeup Rumours Collective Review


Makeup Rumours is a relatively new makeup brand which recently gave me the opportunity to try, and review some products of my choice. Makeup Rumours is cruelty free and extremely affordable, starting at only £1. Due to the very low cost, I was fairly dubious as to the quality of these cosmetics but, although there were some misses, was pleasantly surprised to find that there were also some real gems which I'd certainly re-purchase.

Before I begin reviewing the products themselves, I'd like to mention how impressed I was by the delivery service. I put in my order for these products rather late at night (past midnight) and, upon checking my email after waking the next morning, found that they had already been dispatched. They then arrived the very next day and so, considering the fact that I ordered very late at night, this was practically next day delivery! Everything was also packaged extremely well in bubble wrap to ensure that eye shadows remained intact. 

Gel Liner - £1
This was a product I really did not have very high hopes for, having always been disappointed by budget gel liners - whilst you don't need a  high-end gel liner, it's not something to scrimp on too much. However, as someone that wears gel liner on a daily basis, I couldn't resist trying what Makeup Rumours had to offer on the off chance it might surprise me. Unfortunately, as can be seen from the above picture which compares it to my current favourite, Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama, the quality proved to be as I expected. The formula was extremely sheer and when I tried to build it up to achieve a more opaque line, it became streaky. This product has since been removed from the website.

Besides the gel liner, these nail varnishes were the only other products I found to be disappointing. Before even using them, I quickly realised that the quality was not great as they have an odd, cheap, plastic-y scent. Once again, the formula was extremely sheer to the extent that I almost felt like I was painting my nails with lipgloss, and 4 coats were needed to achieve a relatively opaque colour. Even then, I did not find the polishes to last very long on my nails at all, with there already being chips on my nails by the end of the day. However, I have heard from others that the Club Colours Collection and Mini Nail Polishes are not as disappointing and have proved to be superior.

Of course I had to try some eyeshadows so I bought two palettes from the 'Dazzle' range - shade 1 and shade 2. At £1 per palette, this works out at 20p per eyeshadow which is extremely cheap yet the quality of the eyeshadows does not reflect this. As you can see from the swatches, they are beautifully pigmented, particularly the more metallic, pearlescent shades which I am very excited to use. The shades in each palette are complementary to each other and the palettes are a compact size so perfect for travelling or to keep in your handbag for touch-ups. 

Excepting Shade 6, these lipsticks were also winners from Makeup Rumours. There is a good colour selection on the website and the formulas are rich, creamy and non drying. My favourite shade by far of the four I tried is Shade 1 which gives the perfect red lip. One shade which was lacking in quality was Shade 16, which had a very gritty formula and needed to be built up to achieve the colour shown in the picture. However, as this was not a problem with the other shades, I believe I may have gotten a dud one. A complaint I do have is how difficult it is to tell what the shades will look like from the pictures on the website for example Shade 21 looked like a more red-ish pink in the pictures and Shade 17 looked like a lighter nude. Swatches alongside the product descriptions would prove invaluable. 

Overall this brand, like many, has both hits and misses but is one I would definitely buy from in the future as it has some high quality and exceptionally affordable products among their range.

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38 comments :

  1. Wow! That gel liner looks awful, I'm glad they removed it. Shame about the nail polish too. Using so much polish you'd want it not to chip so quickly. The lipsticks look great and the palette is nice enough for such a cheap price x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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  2. Wow that lipstick in shade number 17 looks good on you!

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  3. The gel liner doesn't look so great. I do like the shades of lipstick and eye palettes.

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  4. I love this post - especially how you compared the eyeliner, I am looking for some cheap make up to take on holiday next week so I'm going to give this brand a try. :)

    www.jenems.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Wow, this was such a great in depth review! Good thing you told us about the eyeliner and nail polish being not so good, and the swatches for the lipsticks you showed us are so helpful! Thanks :)

    Every Day In Grace

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  6. Oh wow I've never heard of them before. Such a shame about the gel liner, as it sounded so promising xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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  7. Wow, that gel eyeliner is utter poop! I am fond of the lipsticks though and SO CHEAP?!

    Cats in Crop Tops

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  8. Big fan of Shade 1! Not sure it will suit me as bright ones tend not to but I love it!
    Maddy x
    www.happymadlife.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. the best seems to be the lipsticks :D the palette looks pigmented but the colors I don't much care for. they're too glittery/shimmery... that maybelline demo looks amazing though!

    Arianne | http://ariannecruz07.blogspot.com

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  10. It's a pity about the liner and the nail varnish. Those palettes look awesome though, I love the look of the brown one.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  11. ok. shade 1 of the lipsticks is amazing! I need an orange-y one :)

    doitfortheirony.blogspot.com

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  12. Those palettes look amazing I can't believe how cheap this all was!

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

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  13. The eye palettes look like such good quality! Great reviews.

    http://daisychains7.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. The liner is such a shame but the three lippys 1, 21 and 6 look gorgeous as do the pallettes! you win some you lose some :) xxxx

    Blonde of Carbs

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  15. I've recently tried Makeup Rumours too. I was stuck between getting their gel liner or their liquid liner. I opted for their liquid eye liner which I really liked. I'm glad I never got the gel liner now!

    xo

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  16. It all looks too bright for my boring tastes, but I do love the packaging, looks classy!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  17. I like the shades of lipsticks, they look lovely :)

    Love,Sara Wallflower

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  18. It is such a shame about the gel liner because it could have been amazing but it looks as though it just didnt stay at all x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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  19. These eyeshadows look great, especially for that price. Great review!

    http://anotherfashionfanatic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Such a shame about the gel eyeliner and nail polishes because the rest of the products look good - the lipsticks look excellent for the price, and even the swatch of shade 6 looks good on you, not gritty at all :)

    Efflorescent Dream
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  21. I never heard about this brand before but I liked the eyeshadows and the lipsticks! The colours look great!

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  22. Those lip colours are gorgeous! Shame that the gel liner isn't great but everything else looks amazing!
    http://holliefrances.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. Thank you for this honest review! I do love the palette of bronze and metallics for the shadow.

    Warm Regards,
    Alexandra
    www.littlewildheart.com

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  24. It's a shame about the eyeliner and nail varnish, I think they do tend to reflect the price normally! The eyeshadows are lovely though, and I love the colour of shade 1 lipstick!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  25. looks like fun products! I really like those nail polish colors!

    kelseybang.com

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  26. I'm impressed with the lipstick colors as well as their pigmentation. Shade 1 is definitely my favorite. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

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  27. those lipsticks look so great! love the colors you chose!
    Allison from www.mercuteify.com

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  28. Shade 21 and 6 are so pretty! x
    http://www.thoughtsinstyle.com

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  29. That's a great review. I like those eyeshadow palettes and the colours of the lipsticks are so rich. Great post and keep up the good work.

    LEJA

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  30. Oh darn! Having Asian eyes, I'm ALWAYS looking for a good gel/liquid liner. The lipstick looks nice though!! :)

    life15juicy.wordpress.com - young aspiring fashion and costume designer/stylist sharing unique views on fashion/clothing as it relates to modern society/culture.

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  31. Amazing post, you did a great job! :)
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    kisses

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  32. The dazzle palettes and lipsticks look lovely! Love the shades!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  33. Shame about the eyeliner, the rest looks lovely though x

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  34. That gel liner though ... amazing :D
    makeupforlunch.blogspot.com

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  35. I've not heard of this brand before but they sound pretty good, I'll definitely be checking them out - for the £1 eye shadow palettes if nothing else! Good, honest review. What a shame about the eye liner!!

    www.theclumsybeauty.blogspot.com

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  36. Love the shade 1 lipstick and the eyeshadow palettes! Shame about the other products, hopefully they will improve them x

    tmzn loves x

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  37. I've never heard of this brand- the lip colours are especially beautiful! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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