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Thursday, February 03, 2011

High street accessory maestro, Accessorize launched their first cosmetics line last Autumn and I have to say I'm impressed with what I've seen of it so far. There's something for everyone - eye shadows, nail polishes, falsies, lipgloss, bronzer -  they've covered it all and it appears to be good value and quality for a brand making its virgin voyage into the competitive world of beauty.

With prices starting at a mere £3, there are five collections in total, all covering different themes - Exotic Brights, With Love, Illusion, Je t'aime and Rock Chic.


The Rock Chic collection - one of five launched by high street accessory chain Accessorize

Recently I was sent two eyeshadow duos and a pack of false eyelashes from Rock Chic to try. First impressions - I like the packaging, which is feminine and pretty without looking overtly childish.

The pigment in the shadows is impressive and I imagine will appear even more intense, when used wet. Along with their funky names, High Maintenance (champagne gold/bronzey brown) and Bad Reputation (silver white with iridescent sparkle/steel grey) are pretty decent products which at first glance immediately remind me of a similar product from a pricier brand - only these cost £4 each instead!

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Admittedly I haven't used the eyelashes yet, but I'll try them eventually. I really struggle to put them on and envy those who have mastered the technique and just haven't had the time to sit and try. I like the style of these lashes which overlap themselves in a 'criss cross' fashion which I haven't seen on falsies before. I'm not really a fan of OTT falsies and these look 'fancy' without looking extreme. It doesn't state which style they are on the box, other than 'lot 8' on the back but you can pick them up in Boho, Party and Natural for £4 a pack.

You can find the Accessorize make up range in Accessorize and selected branches of Superdrug.

What's your opinion of the line so far?

ETA: The range is currently 3 for 2 in Superdrug at the moment!

6 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

City Girls Fashion Box said...

the nail varnishes are bloomin' amazing! i cant wait to try more tbh! xxx

Rhamnousia @ Desi Girl Does Makeup said...

I was a sceptic until a fevered swatching session in Superdrug on my lunch break yesterday. I ended up buying a bluey marbled eyeshadow which I'm going to use as a highlighter as it gives of a PERFECT highlight for my skin, it's odd because it looks as if it would swatch blue but it was white-y blue..

I ended up with a lot more actually, it was three for two so I got the eyeshadow, a palette, three polishes and an eyeliner.

VexintheCity said...

@City Girls Fashion Box - Ok sold! I'm gonna buy one..or a couple!

@Rhamnousia - What's the name of the shadow? I didn't know it was on 3 for 2 in Superdrug at the mo. I need to find a store thst sells it, I don't THINK the large one near me has it. I need to check properly.

GlossGalore said...

I've tried some of the single eyeshadows, one of the duos, a blusher and a bronzer and they're gorgeous.

I wasn't sure what to expect and to be fair for £3/£4 I wasn't expecting much but I was very pleasantly surprised.

Bx

maphi said...

i've tried the single eyeshadows and they are amazing , so i might just give this a try too xoxo

The Postcolonial Rabbit said...

I love the look of this range, I only wish the whole range was more widely available! A lot of the polishes are dupes of higher end ones too (there are definitely dupes the MAC Venomous Villains/Orly Cosmic FX).

 

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