Brand Focus: Sainsbury’s Boutique Makeup

DSC_0953Finding a collection of good quality, easy to use products during your weekly shop might not be what every beauty addict is expecting. But next time you’re in Sainsbury’s keep an eye out for the Boutique collection. This is a huge of 11 lipstick shades, 10 single eyeshadows and 9 lipglosses, blushers and bronzers, so plenty to choose from. Let’s find out, out of this massive collection, which products are the best…

The first product I tried was the Boutique Bronzer in Head in the Sand; a dark terracotta with red undertones. I found this product, despite its intense pigmentation, to be easy to blend. It gave my skin a deep tan that I blended on to the perimeter of my face.

DSC_0803Head In The Sand NAMED bronzer

To complement the deep tones of the bronzer I dusted on the blush in Fools Paradise; a tawny, dark rose shade. This has to be one of my favourite products from the collection. The pigmentation of the blush is amazing, so just a light dusting of the product is all you need for a beautiful rosey look.

Fool's Paradise NAMED powder blush

If powder blush isn’t really your thing, Boutique also have some gorgeous cream blushes in their collection. I have fallen head over heels for the cream blush in Cloud Nine; a peachy coral. I love the creamy texture of this product, it’s smooth, easy to blend with fingertips and doesn’t dry to a completely matte finish. I love that in a cream blush, as it really adds to the dewy, glowing look of the skin.cream blush

On to the eyes…Boutique have a lot of choice here! First I tried out the Smokey Eye Quad in Putting Two and Two Together. This palette houses four matte shadows; Worth its Salt – a matte cream, In A Nutshell – a matte mid toned brown, Nudge Nudge Wink Wink – a matte purple toned grey, A Nod is as Good as a Wink – a matte cool toned dark brown. I used these matte shadows in the crease of my eye and on the brow bone to create depth and highlight. I was a little disappointed to find that these matte powders weren’t as blendable as the face powders. I also found that the lighter shades took a little more building up as the pigmentation when applying the colours with a brush wasn’t the best.

DSC_0676 Worth Its Salt- In A Nutshell- Nudge, Nudge, Wink, Wink, A Nod Is As Good As A Wink NAMED DSC_0721

In the single shadows, especially the shimmers, I found a lot more buttery textures. My favourite of the bunch has to be the Forty Winks shade; a copper shimmer with pink undertones. For this look I placed the colour all over my lid, working a mixture of the matte shades into the crease.

Eyeshadow 1 Collage Eyeshadow 2 Collage

There are some truly gorgeous lipglosses in this collection. They are super glossy, high colour, and moisturising. The shades I tried out were; Cat That Got The Cream – a pale peachy nude, my favourite Lip Lip Hooray – a peach coral and super wearable Dusk ‘Til Dawn – a deep plumy, rose.

Lip Gloss Named Collage lipglosses Dusk Till Dawn, Lip Lip Hooray, Cat That Got The Cream NAMED

Overall I am glad I tried out the Boutique range. There are some gorgeous, high quality products hidden within this collection, so it’s worth a little swatch session if you see the line up in your local store.

I know that the blush in Fool’s Paradise and the gloss The Cat That Got The Cream will be working their way into my everyday makeup bag soon.

So will you be trying out the Boutique range? Let me know in the comments below!

Sam

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  • Holly @ Mellifluous

    Ooh, I’ll definitely look out for these next time I pop into sainsburys!

    • Let me know if you try any Holly!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • I’ll definitely be checking these out when I go to sainsburys they look great! xx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

    • Great idea Zoe, I’m not 100% sure which stores the collection is in, but there is some hidden gems here!

      Thank you for your comment x

  • Your makeup is absolutely gorgeous! I had no idea Sainsburys were bringing out makeup but the products look like such good quality for a supermarket brand x

    Gemma Louise

    • Thank you so much! The collection has been out for a little while now, but I had never heard of it before either! Great to find new products that you enjoy!

      Thank you for your comment x

  • So many nice products, definitely wish I could get my hands on this line :)
    Kathy x
    http://www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz