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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Make Up Rumours Haul (Lipsticks and Liquid Eyeliner)

Recently I came across Make Up Rumours, a new company which aims to deliver quality products on a budget. In recent years there has been a shift towards affordable products and new companies emerging showing us we can get more for our money. I for one am glad of this trend because constantly buying makeup isn't cheap!

I was very kindly given a £10 off voucher to use, so my total spend came to £3.50.
Make up Rumours Lipsticks and Liquid Eyeliner

They currently sell lipsticks, eyeshadows, eyeliners, nail polish, bronzers, lashes and pressed powders. I didn't get any eyeshadows or nail polish as I don't wear them often, so I got a whole lot of lipsticks instead! 9 lipsticks and 1 Liquid eyeliner! Oh and most things cost £1!

The lipsticks don't have shade names, but come numbered. The packaging is also basic, with a little window to see what the shade is. I don't really mind as the less flashy the packaging is, the less you have to pay. A lot of other brands also only started out with numbering shades.

The Lipsticks
They have a wide range of lipsticks in categories like pinks, reds, brights, nudes, browns and lilacs and purples. I got a nice mix of shades. I tried each lipstick out over a course of a few days.


This is the lighter of the two reds they do and I would say that it is more of a pinky red. It has a nearly matte finish, and is very opaque. It did stick to my dry patches a bit, but overall it was quite a flattering colour on my medium skintone. It is very bright, but could also be worn as a stain.

Shade 3

Shade 3 is a medium pink (slightly lighter than shade 5). It has a glossy finish, the formula is more smoother and one of the more moisturising ones. I'm not sure if it's just me but I found this one had more of a raspberry scent. The lipstick is very bright on the lips, almost neon like. It also looks more like a coral pink in the tube and I did find it had coral undertones when I tried it on. Whilst it's very similar to shade 5, I found this to be one of my preferred lipsticks in the collection.

Shade 5


Shade 5 is a very bright, medium barbie pink. It actually took me quite a while to tell shade 3 and 5 apart, as they look very similar. I found this one had a more plasticy smell and it clung to my dry patches a bit more than the others. However, rubbing my lips together helped even it out and it wasn't so noticeable. This doesn't have any strong undertones, so would be suitable for both cool and warm complexions. However I found it a bit too bright for me (it was much brighter than it looks in the tube). I also found it had more of a glossy finish but that soon wears off.


On the lips shade 6 is a very pinky purple neon. I found it a bit too bright, plus it has too much shimmer in it. It did last quite a long time and left a even stain as it wore off. It's not however a shade I will be reaching for.


I love how this shade looks! It's in the lilacs and purples section, but it's more of a mauvey pink, with slight purple undertones. This has a more moisturising formula and it didn't stick to my dry patches. However, as much as I love it in the tube it's too much of a contrast on, and I think it would look better on cooler skintones. It lasted whilst I ate and then gradually weared off, so I would say it lasts a few hours.


I was looking forward to this shade the most, as I don't own any other purples or winter shades yet. It is a classic vampy shade with a semi-matte finish. It did stick to my dry patches a bit. I would say it's quite a universal shade and depends on whether you can pull it off really (not too sure I can just yet). It lasted for a few hours, after I ate I was left with a berry stain and then it gradually wore off.


I've never tried a nude before because it can be quite hard to find one that doesn't make you look like a zombie if you have more yellowness in your skin. With the lipsticks only £1 I didn't have much to lose, so according to the website I tried to go for the deepest nude. I'm quite pleasantly surprised by it! (for reference I'm probably close to NC30). It looked like the perfect nude on me, plus it's slightly coral so it didn't make me look washed out in the slightest. I could probably get away with wearing it as an everyday natural lip colour. It has a shiny finish, and is slightly shimmery. It lasted a few hours but came off after eating, but I don't mind so much.


Shade 19 is a bright orange, but is more on the coral side so would really suit warmer skintones. It did stick to my dry patches and settle into my fine lines quite a bit. The formula feels more moisturising and has a somewhat glossy finish. It wore off after eating. It's a shade I really like, but the formula isn't the best for dry lips.


Shade 20 is an incredibly bright orange! It is opaque in one swipe, and it is a pure orange so it would be suitable for people with warm and cool complexions. It did settle in my fine lines a bit, it wasn't strongly noticeable but I think the key with all these lipsticks is to exfoliate and remove all dry skin. It has quite a shiny finish, but would be great for people who want to try out an orange lip (like me).



(Sorry for having to make you look at my incredibly red arm after all those swatches)

This is a basic eyeliner that would be welcome into anyone's collection for £1.50. It is the blackest black, quite easy to control if you know what you're doing (unlike me) and the nib makes it easy to do a thin or thick line. I would definately recommend this, it's a really good liquid eyeliner for everyday use. It also doesn't budge when set, it sets immediately and lasts all day, and is just as glossy as when you put it on. Hopefully, this will help me to conquer eyeliner for one and for all!

Overall, I think the lipsticks are all very pigmented, I do prefer some colours over the others as I think some have a better formula. I would like to see the shade numbers put onto the lids as I did get quite confused not knowing which shade was which. I can also see a lot of people purchasing the liquid eyeliner as it's a great product.

Whilst Make Up Rumous is a very new company I can't wait to see them expand as other similar companies have done, I can see concealer and foundation lines also being introduced down the line.

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Do you have your eye on any of these products?

22 comments:

  1. Can't believe how cheap these are, you can't go wrong for £1! No. 13 is my favourite. Perfect for autumn/winter x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. You really can't! I've actually been wearing 13 more, I pat it on from the tube, then smudge it in and go over with a bit of lip balm and it looks really nice :) xx

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  2. Shade 13 and 20 is AMAZING I literally can't believe how cheap it all is, I am bookmarking your page for when I get paid- thank you! xxx

    Blonde of carbs

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    1. I really think they're two of the most standout shades in the collection! Wow thank you, I'm looking forward to seeing what you get :) xx

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  3. Shade 13 and 19 are gorgeous! I like that there are lots of budget brands coming about, definitely makes buying makeup more affordable! The eyeliner sounds like a bargain :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. Definately, especially when the products you can get are so similar to the more expensive ones! I think it will be really big, it reminds me of the Collection fast stroke eyeliner :) xx

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  4. It's weird that I literally just read a review on the make up rumours brand having never heard of them before and then came to your blog and found them again! Those lipsticks look gorgeous though so I think I'm going to have to invest in a bunch of their products! x

    www.theclumsybeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah there's been quite a few reviews! I think word of the brand is starting to get out. They are, let me know if you do :) xx

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  5. Can't believe how good the lipsticks look compared to the price! Shade 12 & 13 look beauts!

    A Muslimah's Little Blog

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    1. They really are, I wish 12 worked on me, although I think 13 will become a staple of mine! :) xx

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  6. I like shade 3, 12, 17, and 19!! they seem very pigmented! and you really got them for such a low price??

    Arianne | http://ariannecruz07.blogspot.com

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    1. Those are some of my favourites too! They are very pigmented, most are opaque in one swipe. Yep they're £1 each, and shipping is £3 within the UK so with the £10 discount it wasn't much :) xx

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  7. Oh my goodness! How amazing is Shade 5!! Gotta have it! -x-

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    1. Haha let me know if you pick any up ;) xx

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  8. Shade 13 is so perfect for Autumn! Love it! Great post! xx Alexandra
    Glam O’Clock | Beauty Blog

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    1. Definately, I can see myself using it so much more! Thank you so much :) xx

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  9. The lipstick shades are so pretty! I love the company name, something completely different! I hope to try some of their things soon!
    xoMadiha

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    1. They are, plus I love how there's a bit range! Yeah it is :) They have lot's of promotions going on, you should check out their twitter :) xx

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  10. These lipsticks look so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the swatches sweetie :)

    www.hdotxo.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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