Monday, March 26, 2012

Fashionista Cosmetics - now available in Ireland!

Back in 2011, a new brand launched in various Superdrugs across England but little old us in Ireland had to wait and see if we'd be lucky enough to have it launched here.  Last week when I was perusing my local Superdrug, I caught sight of the stand and breathed a sigh of relief, it was here!  Fashionista cosmetics is a brand that "brings catwalk style to the high street" and they've a grand selection of products to do that with at really affordable prices.  I've left what I think is the most exciting product to the end, so be a good reader and go through alllll the photos!  They sent me a few of them to play with and here they are in all their glory.

The Ready-To-Wear Luminous Foundation (€14.95) is a medium coverage foundation that is buildable and leaves the most lovely dewy glow on the skin for those of us that want glowy skin.  It's slightly thicker than a liquid foundation and sticks around on the skin beautifully.  

There are seven Supermodel Khol Eyeliners in the range, all named after the Supermodels of the 90s.  Eva is a cool green shade that I would most likely use on the waterline or as a base for a shadow.  It's not creamy like an Avon Supershock liner but it applies pretty easily without tugging on your skin and is a grand €4.95.

There are a massive thirteen gel liners in the Fashionista collection and one will set you back €8.95.  The packaging is really handy for those of us that like to carry a lot of products around with us during the day for touch ups.  The lid of the liner opens up to reveal a dinky little brush that is actually very handy for application.  Take a look at the shade Short List, a charcoal grey colour, in action.  I applied a decent line and flick using the brush in only a few seconds and I'm not brilliant at the eyeliner if I'm honest!  The shape of the brush allows for both a thick and thin application and I am quite happy with this little find if I do say so myself!

I haven't tried the Maxi Big Lash Impact Volume Mascara yet due to having an overload of mascaras to try but will review it very soon and let you know how I get on.  It's a reasonable €8.75 and my first thought was how the brush reminded me of Benefit's Bad Gal mascara, so I have high hopes for this one!  P.S I love the packaging, red makes me happy

Now, you've made it this far and we're on to my most favourite thing about the Fashionista brand, it's custom design palette that you can fill yourself with any of the staggering 49 eyeshadows (€4.95) and 12 blushes (€4.95).  The empty palette (€6.25) comes in either black or red and holds four products.  I got the red one to play with and just look at it folks.  Shiny, red and it has a ha-uge mirror that we all like so we can see how much make up we're piling on.

When you buy the shadows and blushes, they come in their own individual packaging, looking like a normal shadow.  There's a hole at the back of the container that helps you pop the shadow out and you then press it into the palette, easy peasy lemon squeezy.

The blush and three shadows I was given to play with are pigmented, easy to apply, blendable and if the rest of the shades are like this, then we're all in for a treat.  Have a looksee at some swatches for an idea.

Above is Noble Purple (top) and Clear Sky (bottom).  I love me some midnight blue shadows and Noble Purple has just enough blue in it to make me happy.  There's not much fall out with these shadows and the swatches above are of two swipes, just to make sure they showed up on camera.

Above is Berry Brown (top) and Blushing (bottom) and first thoughts are how Berry Brown looks like MAC's Sable!  I'll do a comparison and let you know for sure but I just realised that now while typing this.  Blushing is a mid toned pink blush with a satin finish and gives a lovely flush of colour to the cheeks.

So that's an introduction to the Fashionista brand folks.  It's easy to get used to the same brands in the pharmacy all the time and it's nice to have a new kid on the block doing something the other brands aren't doing.  They also have lipsticks, glosses, nail polishes so go visit your local Superdrug if you want to have a gander and swatchfest of everything.  If there's anything you'd like me to do a full review on, just let me know in the comments below.  I'll definitely be picking up some more shadows to customize my palette even more!

You can visit the Fashionista Cosmetics Facebook page here or click here to have a read of their blog.



  1. Love the look of that custom designed palette!

  2. The nearest Superdrug to me is Enniskillen and I never seen this brand in it before maybe it's just stocked in the bigger stores,the foundation looks lovely something that I'd defiantly love to try out :)


  3. The palette is a fab idea and Noble Purple is calling mah name!

    Great find, yo!


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