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22 November 2010

New packaging & prices for George Makeup


So George at Asda have decided to lower the price of some of there existing makeup products for Christmas and also box them...which to be honest is a really great move. Even though there prices are quite low anyway but making them packaged means these would be great to give as a gift or at only £3 keep for yourself! 

The first change is to the Shimmer me! palette...down from £4.50 to £3 and packaged in a Benefit/the Balm type sleeve. The palette comes in three different colour variations depending on your skin tone (Cherub, Angel and Halo).

Cherub Shimmer Me! Shimmering Brush-on Powder £3.00


Other than the catch snapping off and cutting my finger, I love this product! 

The packaging suggests this can be use individually as a brow highlight, eyeshadow or used with a fluffy brush for an all over glow/bronzer. 
I'd say 'Cherub' is the most blusher like palette out of the three to pick from..the other two being more bronzer based. 


I have to say I've been loving all the shades mixed together, the golden tones to it are really lovely (which hopefully I've captured in the swatch below) and catch the light beautifully on the tops of the cheekbones - however it would of been handy if the second shade was down at the bottom so that you could miss it out if you wanted just a flushed glowey look.

As for using these as eyeshadows I think both the 2nd and 4th shade work perfectly well as eyeshadows. 


Ignoring the cheap price and just focusing on just the product I think this is very comparable to the blushers & bronzers by Sleek and Barry M. Just really pigmented, soft and basically lovely. 
 

George Under Eye Concealer Pen £3.00


For £3 I think this is amazing value for money as alot of the highstreet versions of the highly rated Touche Eclat cost around £6-8.

The concealer itself it is quite yellow toned - so great for dark shadows (also good for hiding any blue/red veins on the eyelids) it also gives good coverage... however my only critisism would be that if does have quite a strange smell to it. Almost a lemony scent that's just abit odd! But definitely something I've got over. 

Swatch in Shade 02 Medium
Packaging wise it actually looks and feels alot better than any of the other high street versions and actually has some weight to it..rather than a flimsy plastic tube.

 As for the consistency it's actually really nice, almost hydrating and non-cakey and leaves the skin around the eyes not feeling heavy so I'm sure it would work well with all skin types.This also works well on spots and blemishes if you are looking for more of a sheer coverage than a normal concealer.
All in all this is a good coverage concealer pen that's worth £3 of any ones money!  

I really hope this is a glimpse of great things to come from George Makeup!


14 comments:

Sammy said...

I only wish I had an ASDA near me now. That palette looks fabulous and would have been a great stocking filler for my sister.
Xx

Rachel said...

That packaging actually looks great!

Lucy - Beauty and the Blogger said...

Ooh, the palette is really pretty :-) ASDA is such a pain for me to get to though!

Kirsty T said...

These look lovely, I really like their make-up at the moment especially the nail polish so will keep a look out at the other items now

Lauren Baker said...

I love the packaging!

Georgia said...

I might have to check these out :) xxx

Nic's Notebook said...

Oh brill - I love the look and price of that shimmer powder! Thanks for this :)

Cherry Pullinger said...

It looks pretty good, I may have to try some in the future!

Dani said...

Really want the concealer pen, £3 is amazing!

ShimmerDreamz (Cassie) said...

These look so cute! Can't wait to go back home and check out the new range. I remember those horrid plastic bags/pouches that the George makeup came in...so tacky.

Fab that the prices are lowered despite the packaging revamp and it would be great to read more posts of George makeup reviews. I really enjoy them and I think you always pick out the items I would have gone for myself.

Do you have any steer-away, do-not-buy things from the range? Would be good to be warned in advance before my splurge.

Chloe said...

yay, gotta love george <3

Vintage and Cake said...

Oh will have to get over there tomorrow and see if my Asda sells this makeup I hope so, I need some basic's as I am running low. Great photo's and I love the look of that shimmer palette :) xx

The Beautiful Blog said...

Oh fab I can't wait to have a look x

Anonymous said...

Asda is a pain for me to get to as well, but found out you can buy it in your weekly Asda.com shop on line ! Perfect !

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