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Available exclusively at BHS stores in the UK, Live Love London offers an affordable range of makeup products. But are they any good? I sent my face to investigate...
The range all comes in stylish black packaging with a reflective hologram logo.
I managed to get my hands (or rather, mouth) on two lipstick shades - Intense Pink Life and Intense Nude Lip. They feel quite hard when applying them, but nicely creamy once on the lips. As the name suggests, they both provide bold colour that only needs a single application. The Intense Pink seemed to last longer, or rather, was less noticeable than the Nude when it started to wear off; primarily as I have naturally dark pink lips. Though I do love the nude colour for daytime wear (while it lasts!). For longer lasting coverage, I'd pair it with a lipliner as a base first.
I also tried the Sheer Lipgloss - Content, which went on silkily smooth and pleasingly didn't feel at all sticky (a must for gloss!). It's great to wear by itself to give your lips added dimension, or to add extra glam to the Intense matte lipsticks.
The Baked Highlighter comes in a compact clear plastic bubble with swirl-patterned powder. I tried the Light Highlighter Warm colour, which adds a beautifully sun-kissed shimmer to your cheeks. It really catches the light well, adding a gorgeous glow any time of the day.
Saving the best till last, The Love Your Look live Mattes Palette features 12 earthy eyeshadows. Creamy to apply, buildable and impressively pigmented, they also come with a double-ended applicator. From nudes to light and dark browns, all the way to black, this palette will take you from a natural daytime look to smokey nighttime drama. Even though a high-end brand is my usual eyeshadow go-to, I've been using this palette a lot in the past couple of weeks!
To conclude, I'm really pleasantly surprised by Live Love London's cosmetics range. It's affordable, comes in lots of must-try shades and feels great on. Result!
By Sarah O'Connell on 10th April 2015