The products in this post were all bought from a supermarket called Lidl. I had read snippets of reviews in national papers but I wanted to see for myself. This post isn't sponsored by Lidl, it is merely me grabbing some products off their shelves and giving them a go. This is also my first beauty review so please bear with me! :)
I dream of luscious, gorgeous eyelashes that flutter. Having not been blessed with these, it is down to beauty products alone to help me on my quest. I have tried false lashes, but do not always get on with glue (allergic reaction isn't an attractive look!) and eyelash tinting. This did quite a good job but it wasn't possible to maintain this regularly.
Lidl's make up range is called "Cien". The black mascara I bought was £1.99 and was the "Volume" mascara - they also had a waterproof one available.
Putting this on I immediately noticed how unclumpy it was - a real positive. I put on a few coats and each time it went on smoothly - no clumping of lashes or heaviness. If you are looking for a daytime mascara I would really recommend this.
I usually stick to a plain moisturising lip balm but decided to go a bit crazy and picked up a gloss AND a lipstick (quite a big step for a non makeup person!).
I chose a "Light Coral" lipstick (£1.99) as I thought this would suit both daytime wear and evening use. The lipstick went on easily and had a slight goldy shimmer. My lips can be quite sensitive, so I did put on a small amount of moisturising lipbalm prior to applying the lipstick but I was pleased with the colour.
I do like red lipstick but I already own one, so I decided to get a "Red Hot" red lip gloss (£1.99) just so I could compare. Lip gloss can be a tricky one - some can be sticky and there is nothing worse than getting your hair stuck in sticky lip gloss! When I applied this gloss it went on quite easily and thickly so you wouldn't need to apply too much to the wand in one go. The colour was vivid which was great, as some gloss looks great in the bottle but comes out quite thinly when applied. I did a blotting test to see how long lasting the gloss was, but most of the colour came off straight away, so if you are choosing a gloss and want it long lasting, it may be best to look elsewhere. But for the price I paid I was more than happy!
My skin is pretty fair, apart from when I go on holiday and tan easily. I have freckles across my nose and cheeks too which I quite like My skin can flare at times where bits of it go red (mainly across my cheeks) so I wanted something that makes my skin look youthful but blends the colour. I chose Lidl's Osiris Avisé CC Cream - a colour correcting cream with SPF 15.
The store I bought mine from had the cream in "Natural" or "Tanned" - make sure you check the tube carefully as both are identical and the gold lettering stating the shade could be missed. I chose Natural as I wasn't sure how dark even the natural shade would come out. When I put it on I think I made the right choice shade wise. The cream was applied easily and blended well. It felt light and smelt lovely - not "makeupy" like some products do. It gave my skin a nice glow and didn't look or feel greasy. Think I will be using this regularly!
Lidl also do eyeshadows and nail varnish, and lipsticks and lip glosses in a range of colours all for the great price of £1.99. I think I will be a regular customer!