Recently I reviewed Primark's PS Pro range of makeup and didn't think a lot of it. Most of the items are complete rubbish and are not premium quality as Primark like to claim. They are certainly not professional standard either. If you ask me Primark ought to be sued for wrongful advertising. Primark also have another range of makeup called PS Love which has been out for some time. I decided to try some products from that range to see what they were like. I got quite a few items as they were very reasonable price wise.
The PS Love range has a far bigger selection of products compared to the PS Pro range and features nail polishes, eyeshadows, lipsticks and more. So here is what I bought.
PS Love Matte Long Last Lipstick £1.50 and Lipstick £0.80
Both lipsticks were very disappointing. The colors looked great on. That is when they stayed on, which they didn't. They didn't last very long at all and needed constant reapplying. The darker lipstick is supposed to be long lasting. Matte is is, long lasting it isn't. This has to be the worst lipstick I have ever tried, even from a budget brand. The other lipstick was slightly better, not by much though. I also wasn't fussed on the scent they had to them either.
PS Love Insta Girl Intense Liquid Lipstick And Lip Liner
This is basically a liquid lipstick. These lipsticks are very popular at the moment and it seems Primark are trying them too. I love grey lips so I was really excited when I saw this one, plus it has a matching liner which is a bonus. It comes in really nice packaging too with a very good applicator. The pigment builds up nicely but unfortunately it did have this sticky feel to it which I didn't like, plus it did start to come off later too. The liner on the other hand was much better and managed to stay on my lips all day, it had a nice texture to it too which meant no need to push down to get the color to show up.
PS Love Kohl Eyeliner Pencils £1.00 each
These were very hit and miss, depending on the color. Out of the two the brown was definately the best color, the pigment was alright. It wasn't on the same level as Urban Decay but for £1 it really wasn't that bad. I've had worse more expensive drugstore liners. There was no need to press down as the color came out alright, although it did need building up. I did find I had to smudge the color out otherwise it would have started to move later on in the day. The blue eyeliner wasn't that great as the pigment wasn't very good. This one started to fade a lot when I smudged the color. The brown I liked, the blue not so much.
PS Love Eyeshadow Crayon £1.00
This is one of those eyeshadow crayons and actually swatches better than does on the eyes. I thought the pigment wasn't that great when applying it to my eyes and it just ended up looking dull. I also had to press down a bit to get the color to show, which was very uncomfortable. I wore my NARS eyeshadow base underneath this to prevent creasing. It started to crease and faded later on in the day too. If I didn't put the primer on first it definately would have creased more. Not a great product.
PS Precious Metals Collection Complete Face Palette £6.00
For £6.00 this is not a bad palette. It's one of those multi use ones that allows you to create a full look with eye, face and lip colors. The pigments are not high end, but for the price are really not that bad. I would say this palette is more on the lines of MUA and Makeup Revolution. The eyeshadows blend nicely and don't have too dry a texture. The gold did have a bit of fallout and did feel a bit on the powdery side. The highlighter gave a good coverage too, although I didn't bother with the bronzer color as I don't like a shimmery contour. The lip colors look nice in the palette, although they did feel a bit dry when I swatched them so I didn't bother with them.
PS Precious Metals Collection Lip Crayon £2.00
I'm a big fan of lip crayons, especially if the color looks really metallic like this one. The pigment is good, although I wouldn't say it was the best lip crayon I have tried. It didn't feel dry either which was a bonus. It may have looked great on, but unfortunately it wasn't very long lasting. Although it did last a lot longer than the PS Love lipsticks I tried.
PS Love Lip Liner Pencil £1.00
Now these ones I do like. For £1 they are really not that bad and do manage to stay in place for most of the day. I used these with some of the Primark colors and found that the liner managed to stay on whilst the lipstick didn't as the majority of Primark lipsticks aren't that great. I really like how the colors match the lipsticks too. The pigment wasn't too bad and I didn't have to tug or press down either. I did think that these lip liners were far superior to the PS Pro Liquid Lip Liner.
PS Love Velvet Matte Lipstick Crayon £2.00
For the price, these ones weren't too bad. The pigment is alright, it wasn't the best and I did find they did need building up, especially if like me you like strong color on your lips. They can feel a bit on the dry side, so if you have dry lips be sure to put some lip balm on before. I did like the design of them too and they did need reapplying later on in the day. They weren't the best lip crayon I have tried and they weren't the worst either.
PS Love Complete Crayon Lip And Cheek £2.00
This is one of those multi use products that you can put on your cheeks and lips. I didn't really think much of this one as it was very sheer. I needed to build the color up a lot to get a full look on my cheeks. It was very sheer on the lips too, although it didn't feel dry which was a good thing. It didn't stay on my lips for very long at all and came off very easily.
I also bought a blusher stick which was ok and also a nail polish corrector pen. I haven't tried the pen yet, but I am wondering what it will be like. I really don't think the PS Love range is anything to write home about, although I do think some of the products are better than the PS Pro range which is Primark's so called premium beauty range.