I'm really loving the movie Trolls. I saw it in the cinema and now have the movie on Blu Ray. I also remember Trolls back in the 90's as a kid. I would always have them on top of my pencils. Last year MAC brought out a Trolls makeup collection which I ended up buying a lot of.
I was in Primark the other day and noticed they had a selection of Trolls beauty products. There were quite a few items to choose from - lip gloss, colored hairspray, brushes and more. I grabbed a few items as they looked fab. I got blue hairspray, an eyeshadow palette and some makeup brushes.
There were three different brushes on offer - foundation, powder and a double ended eyeshadow brush. All of them have white handles with a holographic Troll on them. The hairs on the eyeshadow and foundation brushes seem more synthetic. I'm not sure if the hairs on the powder one are real or not. Either way when I was cleaning all three of them none of the hairs came off which was a good thing.
They are not professional quality brushes, but they are really not that bad to use. The powder brush seems to be more angled and I like using it to apply highlighters. With the double ended brush, the eyebrow end works really well to apply color to your brows. The other side works a lot better as a concealer brush rather than for eyeshadow. The foundation brush I have only used to apply concealer as it worked really well in smaller areas. I did try applying my foundation with it and didn't think it spread the color around my face that well, which is why I used it as a concealer brush.
The eyeshadow palette has 9 really colorful shades in it. While the packaging doesn't feel very well made, the design on the front looks awesome. It also comes with sponge applicators to apply the colors with. I never like using these and instead used my eyeshadow brushes.
While the colors may look nice in the palette, they really weren't that great. Pigment was quite poor and blending was very difficult as getting the colors to show up wasn't easy. I also found the texture to be quite dry and powdery.
As I had my NARS eyeshadow base on, the colors stayed on all day and didn't crease. This was about the only good thing about this palette.
I haven't tried the hairspray yet, but I'm really interested to see how it looks on my hair. The Trolls range is quite fun and while it isn't the best quality, I really enjoyed trying out the products.