For those of you like me who spend 60-80 hours a week trawling though make-up stands, you might already be aware of the make-up brand Fashionista.
Fashionista (from what I've seen) is a relatively new make-up brand on the block, sold exclusively in Superdrug. A few weeks ago I was on the hunt for some new blushers to build my make-up kit, and I came across these little gems. I knew I'd like to incorporate some of the infamous MAC and NARS blushers, but I know that there are plenty of brands out there who sell quality blushers for just a fraction of the price, and Fashionista are no exception.
The best thing about the Fashionista blushes is that they come in separate packaging for £4 each, and you can buy the palette with an ENORMOUS mirror for only £5 extra. BUT, if you buy four blushers at the same time, you get the fourth one free AND the palette free! So if you bought them all separately, it would be £16 for the blushers and £5 for the palette = £21, but if you buy them altogether, it's only £12! A whopping £9 saving!
I was really impressed with the pigment of these blushers. I thought that because they were so much cheaper than the well-known brands that they wouldn't be as good. But I was wrong. While you don't want them to be as pigmented as an eyeshadow (after all, we're going for a "glow" effect) I found that they had the perfect mix of being concentrated in colour, without looking like clown paint.
I will say one negative, and that's when you initially put your brush onto the blush, a LOT of product comes off, so you have to tap your brush quite hard to remove any excess before applying it to your face - otherwise you really will get that clown effect! There have been times when I haven't been paying attention and I won't tap off as much as I should, so really pay attention to this part, otherwise your face will look too brightly painted and you'll have to start again.
I'm really impressed with these blushers, as well as the price and the amazing compact that they come in. And the best part? Their eyeshadows are the same size and price as their blushers, so you can buy four eyeshadows for your quad palette, or even mix and match! So when I go back to England in a few weeks (I'm at home in Brussels at the moment visiting my folks) I'll definitely be heading to Superdrug for another quad or two ;)
Have you ever tried Fashionista? Thoughts?