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7 Pretty Cheap Beauty Products You'll Wish You Knew About Sooner

Back at it with the beauty reviews.

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First we tried the Kiko Eye Base Primer with the Topshop Chameleon Glow in Shuffle the Cards.

The primer promises to keep eyeshadow in place for longer, make application easier, and brighten up eyeshadow. It has a shimmery base to it, and comes out very pearlescent when applied. You can wear it on its own if you're into that look.

The Topshop eyeshadow is just so flipping pretty, the picture doesn't do it justice at all. It's also not just an eyeshadow, it's a pot of gold shimmer powder that you can use as highlight.


The shadow without the primer was really pretty, BUT the shadow with the primer was just GLORIOUS.

We applied the primer to only one eye to see how the shadow looked on its own compared with how it looked with the primer.

I (Tolani) am so in love with both these products. The shadow is so highly pigmented, and the primer actually makes it look better and feel better to apply. Emma is really into the products too. The eyeshadow is just so shimmery and it looks great on both our skin tones. If we say so ourselves.


We both hated applying this so much. The spatula tip was really tricky to use, and we made so many mistakes. The whole process of using this liner was just a struggle. Although Emma’s end result is really nice.


Trying to find a light that worked for both me and Emma proved difficult at times.

This nail polish is as good as, if not better than, any name-brand nail polish I (Tolani) have tried. The colours are amazing, the brush is perfectly thick, and it's really easy to apply. Emma applied hers on a bumpy train to really put it to the test.


It's just SO good! The polish lasted four days before it started to chip, and that was without topcoat.


YES to the colour, YES to the pigment, NO to the stickiness.

The colour is really strong – you only really need one swipe. But it didn't last very long. After a few hours Emma's lip colour had faded down to a purple stain and mine had just gone completely.

Emma then tried the Topshop Glow Stick.


The glow stick is a twist-up highlighter stick that's meant to sculpt, define, and enhance the skin.

I (Tolani) was also meant to try this stick, but the colour didn't show up on my skin tone. So if you have a similar complexion to mine you should definitely give it a miss.