Hey everyone! Welcome to part three in the first five day advent calendar round up. Today we’re looking at the House of Fraser Colour Couture calendar. This is not online anymore, but originally retailed for £30.
So in terms of packaging this is pretty cute. I like that it’s simple but still shouts Christmas. It’s pretty easy to find the numbers as they’re all in their own little windows. However, it is quite hard to get the packaging open. I ended up breaking a nail when I was trying to open some of the doors, and eventually I got bored and opened the back of the packaging and pushed the products through.
- Colour Couture Nail Polish
My review: 3/5
This is a pretty decent size for a sample nail polish. It’s by no means massive, but it would last quite a while. It’s a bit harder to see in the picture, but this is essentially a clear polish with black glitter inside. It does look nice when it’s on, but the glitter is quite big, so when you put a polish underneath it’s mostly covered in huge black glitter. It does take quite a while to dry, but once you work with it and get the glitter where you want it, it’s pretty cute.
2. Colour Couture Blush
My review: 4/5
This looks like a pretty decent sample, however it’s quite thin. It still would last a good while though. Honestly, this is probably not a perfect shade for me as it’s pretty light and I tend to sway towards slightly darker blushes. Even in my natural skin tone in the winter it’s pretty light. It’s decently pigmented and not too dusty, pretty easy to use. It’s also a nice size for travel and I like the clear lid, you can see what you’re grabbing before you grab it!
3. Colour Couture Lipstick
My review: 3/5
The amount shown in the picture is the sample size you get. When I first got it, I thought it was full size but it’s not. In terms of the colour, I had to swipe this quite a few times to get the pigment shown on my swatch. It’s a little bit drying, but it doesn’t tug on the lips and it’s nowhere near as drying as a matte lipstick. The colour is pretty nice, not sure if it’s a colour I would wear alone but I might layer it on top of a darker colour for a lighter effect. It’s not very long lasting, it barely lasted a couple of drinks and definitely didn’t survive food. Overall, it’s a pretty nice lipstick, the colour that it is allows for easy reapplication after eating, so it’s not too bad that it does come off easily.
4. Colour Couture Liquid Eyeliner – Black
My review: 3.5/5
This is actually a pretty decent sized eyeliner. Honestly, I’m not the biggest fan of liquid eyeliner just because I’m not great at doing it. I prefer the pen eyeliners. However, this is quite pigmented and easy to apply. It does take a bit of time to dry, so you have to be careful about what you do after so as not to transfer it elsewhere on your eye. I noticed after about 4/5 hours this did start to flake off a little, but it’s quite a decent size that you can carry and top up with.
5. Colour Couture Eyeliner – Glitter
My review: 1/5
This is essentially a clear liner stacked with silver glitter. In theory, the idea is really nice. In practice, not so much. This was quite messy, took ages to dry and gets everywhere. Even when dry, it falls off in places and you get glitter in your eye, around your eye and just everywhere. It’s hard to make it look consistent, sometimes you get a bit with loads of glitter and then a strip with only a few pieces of glitter. Not a huge fan, all I have to show for it are red eyes.
So that’s us for the House of Fraser advent calendar. This one has been a bit hit and miss so far. We still have 19 more days to go, so we’ll see how that ends!
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