Saturday, 9 August 2014

Concrete Minerals Sugar & Spice Collection

CM1

I've heard a lot about Concrete Minerals, so I decided it was time I give them a go! When browsing their website, I came across their cute sets, and I knew one of them had to be mine. I settled on the Sugar & Spice Collection, which includes four shades and a lip gloss. It also comes with a bonus tin that is just too adorable.

CM2

The box was presented beautifully when I received it. I've tried my best to keep it looking like this, but failing miserably.

CM3

From Left to Right: Lolita, Brat, Rocked, Wicked

In the pot, the colours do look a little bit different than they do on screen. The colours look a bit brighter and crazy, whereas in real life they are a little more tame and wearable! (Only a little, though!)
The pots are really good sized, and it's really easy to filter the product through and use. Sometimes without the little filter, loose product can be really difficult to use, so I'm happy with these pots!


CM4

Swatched! From Left to Right: Lolita, Brat, Rocked, Wicked

The first image is swatches used on bare skin with no primer. The second image is swatches on bare skin, but wet. I love to use these colours wet, because as you can see the colour comes through so much deeper and brighter. If you're after a subtle look, then dry is definitely fine, but to really get everything out of these colours I would definitely recommend using them wet. 


In terms of staying power, I found both wet and dry, the colours stayed put all day. I didn't have any problems with fading or anything like that, so I was very impressed!

CM5

Sexy Lips Tint in Tease

At first, I didn't bother with the lip tint at all. I originally bought this kit for the eye shadows, the lip tint was just a cute little bonus. When I actually tried Tease, I was super impressed! While it is only a tint, the colour is still fairly bright and pigmented, and gives my lips an absolutely gorgeous look.


Cm6

Swatched: Tease

 I love the colour, which is described as hot pink with violet undertones on the Concrete Minerals website. It's so easy to put on, as it's just like a lip balm, but gives off a pretty decent amount of colour.

--

Overall, I have to say I'm really impressed with Concrete Minerals. The quality is amazing, and they have a huge range of colours to choose from. I purchased direct from the Concrete Minerals website here, which was pretty fast, but if you live in Australia there are a few other places you can grab their stuff; including Lipstick Republic here, and Berserk here. (Although this particular set is exclusive to the original Concrete Minerals website, it is also available on Berserk!)


I'm really happy with this kit. I do get a lot of use out of some of the colours, and would definitely buy some more in the future. 

Have you tried Concrete Minerals yet? If so, what are your thoughts? What colours are your favourites?

-- 


Follow me: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, BlogLovin', YouTube
Share:

9 comments

  1. Everything looks so cute!! xx

    milkyrabbit.blogspot.it

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow! Can't wait to see you sport these on your eyes! And what a gorgeous pink . It would look beautiful as a blush too.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I have this also, I totally fell in love with the cute packaging :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. How cute is this packaging! Incidentally, prefer it wet - way more intense!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Loving the look of this Jas, but I also fancy the Naughty and Nice Collection - haven't tried any of their products, but if I remember correctly, IndieAna has done some glowing reviews on her blog xxx

    ReplyDelete
  6. These are so cute! I like the look of Lolita, Brat and Wicked, though Lolita and Wicked look really similar?

    I've kinda gone off loose shadows because they aren't as convenient as pressed, but these are super tempting! I love the wet application, I am all about drag queen colour. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. The packaging is super adorable. Reminds me so much of sugarpill ;)
    I will definitely check the website out sometime soon.
    Thanks for the review x

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love love the packaging, it is so cute! The shades are gorgeous too!
    xoMadiha

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oooh this is just something that needs to be in my collection. I love loose pigments, and those colours are amazing. The little tin they came in too is so cute AND a tinted lip balm thrown in. Such a great item, would be perfect as a gift.

    Those swatches are beautiful. Definitely going to have to check this brand out now. ^_^

    Juyey xx

    ReplyDelete

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Concrete Minerals Sugar & Spice Collection

CM1

I've heard a lot about Concrete Minerals, so I decided it was time I give them a go! When browsing their website, I came across their cute sets, and I knew one of them had to be mine. I settled on the Sugar & Spice Collection, which includes four shades and a lip gloss. It also comes with a bonus tin that is just too adorable.

CM2

The box was presented beautifully when I received it. I've tried my best to keep it looking like this, but failing miserably.

CM3

From Left to Right: Lolita, Brat, Rocked, Wicked

In the pot, the colours do look a little bit different than they do on screen. The colours look a bit brighter and crazy, whereas in real life they are a little more tame and wearable! (Only a little, though!)
The pots are really good sized, and it's really easy to filter the product through and use. Sometimes without the little filter, loose product can be really difficult to use, so I'm happy with these pots!


CM4

Swatched! From Left to Right: Lolita, Brat, Rocked, Wicked

The first image is swatches used on bare skin with no primer. The second image is swatches on bare skin, but wet. I love to use these colours wet, because as you can see the colour comes through so much deeper and brighter. If you're after a subtle look, then dry is definitely fine, but to really get everything out of these colours I would definitely recommend using them wet. 


In terms of staying power, I found both wet and dry, the colours stayed put all day. I didn't have any problems with fading or anything like that, so I was very impressed!

CM5

Sexy Lips Tint in Tease

At first, I didn't bother with the lip tint at all. I originally bought this kit for the eye shadows, the lip tint was just a cute little bonus. When I actually tried Tease, I was super impressed! While it is only a tint, the colour is still fairly bright and pigmented, and gives my lips an absolutely gorgeous look.


Cm6

Swatched: Tease

 I love the colour, which is described as hot pink with violet undertones on the Concrete Minerals website. It's so easy to put on, as it's just like a lip balm, but gives off a pretty decent amount of colour.

--

Overall, I have to say I'm really impressed with Concrete Minerals. The quality is amazing, and they have a huge range of colours to choose from. I purchased direct from the Concrete Minerals website here, which was pretty fast, but if you live in Australia there are a few other places you can grab their stuff; including Lipstick Republic here, and Berserk here. (Although this particular set is exclusive to the original Concrete Minerals website, it is also available on Berserk!)


I'm really happy with this kit. I do get a lot of use out of some of the colours, and would definitely buy some more in the future. 

Have you tried Concrete Minerals yet? If so, what are your thoughts? What colours are your favourites?

-- 


Follow me: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, BlogLovin', YouTube

9 comments:

  1. Everything looks so cute!! xx

    milkyrabbit.blogspot.it

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow! Can't wait to see you sport these on your eyes! And what a gorgeous pink . It would look beautiful as a blush too.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I have this also, I totally fell in love with the cute packaging :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. How cute is this packaging! Incidentally, prefer it wet - way more intense!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Loving the look of this Jas, but I also fancy the Naughty and Nice Collection - haven't tried any of their products, but if I remember correctly, IndieAna has done some glowing reviews on her blog xxx

    ReplyDelete
  6. These are so cute! I like the look of Lolita, Brat and Wicked, though Lolita and Wicked look really similar?

    I've kinda gone off loose shadows because they aren't as convenient as pressed, but these are super tempting! I love the wet application, I am all about drag queen colour. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. The packaging is super adorable. Reminds me so much of sugarpill ;)
    I will definitely check the website out sometime soon.
    Thanks for the review x

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love love the packaging, it is so cute! The shades are gorgeous too!
    xoMadiha

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oooh this is just something that needs to be in my collection. I love loose pigments, and those colours are amazing. The little tin they came in too is so cute AND a tinted lip balm thrown in. Such a great item, would be perfect as a gift.

    Those swatches are beautiful. Definitely going to have to check this brand out now. ^_^

    Juyey xx

    ReplyDelete

-

© Sweetaholic Beauty | All rights reserved.
Blogger Template Developed by pipdig