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Friday, 15 February 2013

Frontcover Cosmetics

I remember my first ever purchase from Frontcover - it was back in 2008 heading towards Christmas, and the brand had just launched the Rainbow Eyes palette in Boots. I was instantly taken in by the "Makeup Book" look of the palette - a lovely big, glossy cardboard palette which opened like a book and could be placed on a shelf amongst your beauty books - I was instantly hooked!

If I can recall correctly, this baby sold out in super quick time and was being auctioned online for crazy amounts of money, such was the hype that everyone and their auntie wanted to get their paws on one!

I'm glad to say that Frontcover are now bigger and better than ever and have stuck to their winning formula of unbeatable priced palettes in quirky packaging. They have brought out a whole host of lovely sets since my very first purchase and they have since ventured out into brushes, lipsticks and nail polishes.

I've been reacquainting myself with Frontcover of late and wanted to show you a small selection of the goodies they have on offer at the moment.

First up is the Shadowline - A fluid that turns any eyeshadow to a long lasting eyeliner at the flick of a wand.

This product is a perfect dupe to Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Transforming Potion. It does the exact same job, but without the hefty price tag.

The product comes packaged in a nice matte black eye-liner style bottle complete with sturdy wand.

This lil baby turns any dry powder shadow into a long-lasting liquid eyeliner! So if you fancy trying out a wild colour liner but don't want to purchase an expensive liner you'll only use once or twice, this is perfect! It can be used with any brand of eyeshadows and turns any shade into a complementary liner. It can also be used with pigments and glitter so it's extremely versatile.

My favourite use for this product is to create rainbow eyeliner looks with it.

The one issue I have with this (and it is only very minor!) is that it can be hard to clean the wand after use and get rid of the stains left by the eyeshadows completely. This of course, doesn't interfere with how the product functions, and this really is me just being anal as I like to keep everything in my kit spotless :)

Next up is the Frontcover Shadowbase.

The Shadow base also comes similarly packaged in matte black and features a twist up stick of product.

The product itself is a gorgeous shimmery oyster / champagne shade. It's designed to be used as an eyeshadow primer or base. It really helps to make colours "pop" especially if they're not that pigmented. You can also expect your eyeshadow to last all day whilst wearing this with minimal creasing occurring.

Colourwise it actually reminds me a lot of Urban Decay's Primer Potion in Sin.

I've actually also been using the Shadowbase on it's own as a brow highlight and even on my cheeks as a highligter due to the gorgeous light, shimmery gold shade.

Next up is the mini lipstick in Firelight

Firelight is a lovely cherry red shade. It's very creamy and moisturising and goes on opaque in just one application. It's a mini size and unfortunately I cannot find out the product size of this, but i'd guesstimate it to come in at about 2mls of product.

One thing I don't like about this lipstick, is the fact that the bullet doesn't twist all the way down - a third of the lipstick does not twist down all the way and is left exposed - I'm always so paranoid about breaking these types of lipsticks when replacing the lid. 

Finally I have two single eyeshadows in Sandy Shell and Brown Argus.

Sandy Shell

Both shadows are domed, baked powder formulations and apparently they contain crushed pearls! Nice!

Each of the domes comes in a carrier brick which can be clicked into the Frontcover to Go mirror compact so you can mix and match your own customised palette.

Sandy Shell

This is a richly pigmented sandy golden shade with a pearlised effect.

Brown Argus

Brown Argus is a warm and rich brown with definite red undertones which also features a pearlised effect.

Both shadows give good pigmentation and are extremely longlasting when used in conjunction with the Shadowbase.

They are easy to blend and have a nice buttery finish.

You can get Frontcover products from

Pricing as follows:
Shadowline - £8
Shadowbase - $8
Firelight Mini Lipstick - Normally £4 but on sale now for just £2
Sandy Shell - £4
Brown Argus - £4

Have any of you ever tried Frontcover before? If so, got any favourite products / or sets from the range? There's so many to choose from!

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