Hey everyone! I hope your week is treating you well, whether this is the middle of your work week or you’re a crazy shift worker like me and the days of the week mean nothing. Today’s post is supplemented by a video, I was testing out a Beauty Scene makeup kit from London Drugs that a friend got me for Christmas.
Beauty Scene 181 Piece Makeup Kit
This Beauty Scene Makeup kit retails for $20 currently, and I know it wasn’t the $50 full listed price at London drugs during Christmas time because our gift budget was only $30! It contains 112 mini powder eyeshadows, 18 cream eyeshadows, 12 cream concealers, 2 bronzers, 2 blushes, 30 lipsticks, 1 eyeliner, 1 lipliner, 2 eyeshadow applicator sponges, 1 lip brush and 1 blush brush. Basically everything you need for a complete look minus foundation and brows.
I’m always skeptical of value sets from the drugstore, especially when it’s a brand I’ve never heard of and can’t find much information on. BUT, I gave it a fair shot. The video below is my full face first impressions of this Beauty Scene makeup kit! I also included two different looks below.
Beauty Scene Makeup Try On | First Impressions
For this video I used some browns and red shades. It didn’t go exactly as planned, there are some discrepancies in the formula between eyeshadow pans. I had trouble getting full pigment out of a lot of shades. The blushes and bronzers turned out to be way to loosely packed and made a mess!
Cold As Ice
I tried out the bottom two rows of blue shades for this look. I had to experiment with several different combinations because some of these shades barely showed up at all when I swatched them. It seems for every one shade that performs well there are four others that are chalky and blend away to nothing. I found a few vibrant blues that worked well, but the light blue shades in the palette were useless so I went into the ColourPop My Little Pony Palette for the icy blue shade in the inner corners of my eyes.
I used one of the bronzers in the kit as well as a lipstick!
Green With Envy
Since I did a blue look I naturally had to go and create a green look! The top row of the eyeshadow palette is all green variations. Unfortunately a muted green was all I could get out of these shades even though I used the most vibrant green in the palette. I liked the way the look turned out but I was disappointed that I couldn’t get the full pigmentation I was wanting from Beauty Scene. I also popped on a cream shadow in the centre of the lid which turned out to be a mistake, it creased on the lid so bad!
Which look is your favourite? Have you heard of Beauty Scene Makeup before?
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