Flower Beauty Haul (with swatches)

So for what feels like forever now I have been wanting to try out Drew Barrymore's makeup line "Flower Beauty" which is sold exclusively at Wal-Mart. It isn't sold (big shocker) at my podunk local Wal-Mart, so you can't imagine how excited I was to stumble upon these a little while back when I was out of town. The makeup line is described as being a higher end makeup at drugstore prices, which is totally up my alley. I was mostly interested in the eyeshadow quads and the blush/bronzer duos. There are 4 eyeshadow quads and 4 blush/bronzer duos in the line. I picked up 3 of the eyeshadows and all of the blush/bronzer duos. I also picked up one of the Lip Service Lip Butters. Let's get to swatching and reviewing.

This buttery soft lip butter feels great on your lips. It has really good color payoff and overall I really like it. Supposedly the color of the lid on the tube is the color of the product, I did not find this to be extremely accurate. The color that I chose, Haute Honeysuckle, ended up being a straight up orange/coral color. It didn't really match the color of the lid. But overall this is a really nice product....if you luckily choose the right color.

I have to say, the quality of the eyeshadows in this line is SUPERB. They are super soft, not a lot of fall out, they are not chalky, and are super pigmented. Dare I say they are comparable to Wet n' Wild quality??? I am crazy about these palettes. The only one I did not pick up was the 'Blue Lagoons' quad. It had a couple of blue shades and a black and white. I just didn't see myself getting a lot of use out of that one, so I skipped it. The other palettes are more neutral shades (my favorite). They have excellent matte and satin/shimmery shades in each quad. You could get so many different looks with each of these palettes! The packaging is super adorable - a clear/quilted detail on the top of each palette trimmed in white, and when you open it up there is a beautiful rose gold. There is a slight magnetic closure as well, and you will notice it slightly helps hold these palettes together when they are stacked on top of each other.

Face the Grey has a light/shimmery lilac, a metallic silver/purple, a matte grey and a matte dark purple. This palette would look great on any eye color, especially brown. GORGEOUS. Just like the other two, super soft shadows, excellent blendability, super pigmented.

Smoke and Mirrors has a matte taupe, a greyish purple that is almost matte (just slight shimmers), a matte nude, and a dark brown with gold shimmers. I took this palette to Vegas with me and was able to achieve several different looks with it. I am crazy about this quad, it is excellent all the way around. Love the highlight shade, love the purple-grey. At first glance the brown shade with golden shimmers reminded me a lot of Nars Galapagos. But after swatching it, it really didn't look the same.

The golden shimmers are MUCH more noticeable in Galapagos when swatched. The brown shade is similar, but the overall look is not the same.

Foxy Browns has a buttery soft shimmery baby pink, a metallic bronze shimmer, a matte deep-dark brown, and a taupe metallic. Geez. The quality and pigmentation of these shadows is SICK. Excellent drugstore buy. I promise promise promise you, you will not regret purchasing these. The following two pictures are of me wearing the "Smoke and Mirrors" palette.

The blush/bronzer duos are also EXCELLENT quality. They are not too powdery and they have great color payoff. If anything you need to really watch loading up the product on your brush or you could easily acquire that dreaded clown look. You really do need just the tiniest amount.

Shimmering Goddess and Gloriously Golden are completely matte duos. Gloriously Golden looks like the bronzer has some shimmers in it, but it swatches totally matte. Sunkissed & Single has a matte blush and a shimmery bronzer, and Beachy Keen is the only palette with both a shimmery blush and shimmery bronzer. The shimmers in these duos are not over the top and will not leave you looking like a disco ball. It's very subtle and pretty.

Beachy Keen is a gorgeous peach blush with golden shimmers. Gloriously Golden is a classic, matte baby pink. Shimmering Goddess is a gorgeous matte reddish pink, and Sunkissed & Single is a beautiful matte mocha. I LOVE these duos.

So overall, I highly recommend these products from Flower Beauty. I think they are excellent quality for the drugstore price. Let me know which ones are your favorites, especially the lip products. I am excited to try more of those! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
post signature

No comments:

Post a Comment