Models Own New Make Up Collection

British brand Models Own, recently announced that they would be launching a new pocket friendly make up range in Boots stores nationwide.
The collection includes new products which include lipsticks, face paints, false eye lashes, blusher, mascara, bronzer and brushes and went instore and online on April 29th. I was sent a few items for my perusal which I’ve decided to quickly share my thoughts on.

Models Own have introduced a set of face paints for those who are like to be a bit more daring with their make up. Available in four fluro shades and deemed a great addition for the upcoming festival season – these paints are safe for use on the cheeks, lips and eyes. All you need is a brush and you’re set to go.

I’m not one to indulge in face painting (at all) but I swatched Neon Yellow and it went on smooth and creamy with a synthetic brush. The pigment is pretty impressive too.

The eye shadow duo looked promising at first glance. The packaging is demure with a simple Models Own logo on the front. Texture-wise it appeared smooth, yet was a bit crumbly (it’s apparent in the swatch, despite my efforts to smooth it out) and I had a bit of trouble trying to blend it out for a half-decent shot.

Pretty baby (cute name by the way) is a silver and mint green duo which is pretty shimmery. You may experience issues with a little fallout when applying as there’s noticeable sparkle in it. Overall I’m not really taken by it, but this is just one out of ten duos available so maybe some of the others will fare better in quality.
I already own a few Models Own polishes, even though admittedly I haven’t gotten round to wearing any of them yet – and I’ve had them since January! Meet Blue Lagoon, which is a bright aqua blue with a subtle pearlescent shimmer. The first coat was quite sheer, but two coats provided full coverage.

I’m loving this – it’s perfect for bright summer nails. I did a quick swatch on three fingers to show it off. This is my fave of the bunch. I can’t speak for its staying power as it’s only been on for an hour but first impressions get a thumbs up.

Their lipstick surprised me. I’m not a fan of the plastic, clear packaging, but it hadn’t made my lipss shrivel or dried them out when I wiped it off an hour later.

Scarlett is a rich, red lipstick that for the price is pretty decent. Don’t expect a Rouge Volupte formula, but it’s not a chalky mess either. It’s rich is pigment and leaves lips feeling relatively moisturised. Models Own lipsticks are currently available in 12 shades.

So those are my thoughts on the items I was sent from the Models Own new make up range. There are a range of other shades and products to choose from, but personally I think I’ll be sticking with their nail polishes. The range will now doubt appeal a lot to ‘tweens’ and the teen market which it’s aimed at.

All items featured here cost just £5 each.

Check it the new range online at Boots here



  1. 1st May 2010 / 2:27 pm

    I really like the idea of the face paints – great for dressing up! never had any models own nail polishes i definately need to get some!xx

  2. 1st May 2010 / 3:18 pm

    The blue looks really good on you. I quite like the look of the yellow paint, but not sure why 😛 xx

  3. 1st May 2010 / 7:02 pm

    really? thats reasonably priced! Will be checkingo ut 🙂

  4. 2nd May 2010 / 4:08 am

    Wow, those face paints are really daring for the brand 🙂 the yellow looks like it would be an EPIC eyeshadow base

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