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 | 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 on my eyes. 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 makeup 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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