When New Look asked me if I thought that I would be able to create a make-up look using up to but no more than £25 worth of New Look make-up, I knew that I was certainly up for the challenge. When I start to add up just how much money I've spent on the contents of my daily make-up bag, that amount begins to get rather eye-watering pretty quickly. So I was definitely excited to see just how impressive the New Look make-up range was, especially when taking into consideration the price of it, as well as seeing how much I could realistically afford to buy for less than £25.
My aim was to be able to buy enough to create a full face of make-up and what I mean by that is, a base, eyes, lips and maybe just maybe, if I have enough left over, brows. So here's what I was able to pick up for under £25 and I think that I managed to do exactly what I had set out to.
New Look Pure Colour Liquid Foundation in Porcelain (01)* £4.99
When it came to my base products I went for their liquid foundation and concealer, both of which I picked up in the lightest shades available. Whilst the colour match of the foundation and concealer aren't exactly spot on, they are a little too dark for my deathly pale complexion, the actual quality and formulation of both are great.
New Look Pure Colour Ivory Liquid Concealer* £3.99
The concealer is creamy and has a lovely consistency to it. It's not so thin that it doesn't really do the job of concealing but it's not that thick that it clings to fine lines either. I definitely enjoyed trying it out and unlike my current concealer, Make Up For Ever's HD Concealer, the applicator actually works at dispensing it.
From left to right: New Look Pure Colour Mink Lip Liner* £1.99 - New Look Pure Colour Light Brown Eyebrow Pencil* £1.99 - New Look Pure Colour Brown Eye Shadow Crayon* £2.99 - New Look Pure Colour Black Waterproof Ink Eyeliner Pen* £3.99
I then picked up a couple of crayons/pencils, starting with the mink lip liner and the light brown eyebrow pencil. Both do the job but neither particularly blew me away, however at £1.99 a piece I wasn't really expecting miracles to be honest. But saying that, both would make nice additions to any daily make-up bag especially if you're on a budget.
Next up was the shimmery brown eye shadow crayon. This feels so buttery on the skin and it doesn't pull or tug on the eyelid which is always a plus point for a crayon such as this. I also really adore the shade too and I don't think that I've seen anything else quite like it at this price point either.
But the most surprising and impressive of the products that I managed to pick up in my New Look budget make-up haul was the waterproof eyeliner pen. This eyeliner is seriously amazing! It is the blackest of black shades and it stays that black all day long. I honestly couldn't believe that this was from a store that I normally only associate with clothes, shoes and accessories. It really does glide on and as I said, it has some real staying power too. I would definitely recommend checking out this bargain eyeliner pen the next time that you're in New Look.
Eylure London Black No 107 Natural False Lashes* £4.99
And last but not least, I went for a pair of Eyelure false lashes. When I was doing my shopping for this particular post, on the New Look site they didn't actually have any of their mascaras in stock so I went for the next best thing and I like the fact that they stock such a well known brand as part of their make-up and beauty section.
To me this just proves that you don't have to spend a ridiculous amount of money on some of the basics particularly if you are a little darker than I am. I'll definitely be stopping by the New Look make-up stand much more often now especially after finding a few products that I really liked putting to the test, all of which came to around £24.
Have you ever bought anything from the New Look Pure Colour range? Do you think that you could do your full face of make-up for under £25? And how much would the contents of your daily make-up bag amount to if you sat down and worked it all out?