Recently I became a Make Up Gallery Ambassador. If you don’t know who Make Up Gallery are then let me fill you in, they are the make up line from Poundland. Yes, Poundland! The one stop shop where everything is a pound. They do everything from nail varnish, mascaras, brushes and even make up bags all under the Make Up Gallery branding.
I think the products are such great quality especially for the price, and I am not just saying this because I am an ambassador. If you guys have been reading for a long time you will know I am always honest and would only support something I truly believe in. All you have to do is take a look at my Poundland Do Make Up Post and my Make Up Gallery Foundation Sponge Review to know that I do love the products myself.
One of the first tasks of being a Make Up Gallery Ambassador was being set a challenge of creating a look for £10 or under. This set alarm bells through me as I love to use a lot of make up!. I’m talking primer, foundation, concealer, setting powder, contour, highlight, blusher… The list feels like it’s never-ending. I only had £10 and although Make Up Gallery has a wide selection of products they didn’t have everything. Improvisation was needed and the bare essentials had to be bought.
In the end I opted for…
- Gorgeous Flawless Long Lasting Foundation in Ivory
- Smoothly Does It Pressed Powder in Honey Beige
- Feeling Blush Blusher in Soft Blush
- Colour Story Eye Shadow in Pink Champagne (frost)
- Colour Story Eye Shadow in Cappuccino (matte)
- Pro Liquid Eyeliner in Black
- Plump Up The Volume Waterproof Volumising Mascara in Carbon Black
- Shine On Intense Colour & Shine Lip Gloss in Nice & Nude
- Shine On Intense Colour & Shine Lip Gloss in Cherry Pop
- Double Ended Eye Brush
I shall be honest with you, the only reason I bought the eye brush was because I couldn’t find another product to buy. The Poundland I went to didn’t have much selection on their Make Up Gallery stand and I thought this was a good way to test out another tool. To make sure I kept my face within budget I didn’t use any other products on my face other than these, my daily moisturiser and brushes.
I started off with the foundation which I found to be more mousse like than cream, although it is on the dark side for the lightest shade but suited me just fine. In terms of coverage it lays somewhere between the medium and full scale, the finish is very dewy and tacky. Once powdered down it is perfectly fine to apply the rest of your make up over.
The pressed powder is really lightweight for what it is and glides on well, leaving hardly any fallout in the pan. This gives me quite high hopes that its going to last quite a long time. It leaves my base feeling really smooth and flawless ready for the rest of my make up.
Now comes the part that I was most excited about, getting all the other products to work for a full face of make up!.
I used the eyeshadow in Cappuccino as a light contour and in the crease of my eyes. I then dampened my eyebrow brush and used the same shade for my brows to get a darker colour. The other eyeshadow Pink Champagne was then again used all over my lid and as a highlight for my face. Real multitasking products there with excellent colour pay off.
The blusher was a surprise product as it is such a beautiful colour when applied. Yet again it had next to no fall out and it’s a product that I look forward to using again. The mascara and eyeliner are both products I have used before and are still as wonderful as ever. The mascara gives great definition and length to the lashes, while the eyeliner gives a strong precise black line.
I opted to use Cherry Pop from the lip glosses I bought as I love a pop of colour. What surprised me about this was the colour in the tube was bright red, but on the lips more pink. Another thing I was really surprised about was the fact it’s a wearable gloss unlike a previous gloss I’d tried.
Over all the whole look ended up costing me £8 and I am pretty impressed with the end result!
If you want to get your hands on some Make Up Gallery Make Up just look in your local Poundland or on Poundland Online. Prices are of course £1 each.