Born Pretty sell everything you could ever think of in the world. Ever. From beauty products, to clothing, jewellery and stationery - to home & garden items. All at insanely cheap prices AND with free worldwide shipping. Can't cope.
It's for this reason that I'm so fascinated with their website. Yous must have all clicked on by now that I'm broke AF and one of those skatty people who goes out of their way to pick up crusty pennies that have been dropped on the floor. Regardless of how likely they are to have been urinated on by local scallys.
I guess what I'm trying to say here, before I got sidetracked talking about wee, is that I love, need and BREATHE a good bargain. Which is what Born Pretty are all about.
I've been working with Born Pretty for .. probably around 2 years now, is it? Wow, that's flown by fast! And I've tried all kinds. Jewellery, nail products, makeup and dupes of various different beauty brands. Both high end and otherwise. And for today's post, I've picked out some right little babes for you, of a beauty variety [my fav.] I'm talking glitter - and affordable, accessible dupes.
Does that outer packaging look... a little familar to you? To me, it screams Kylie Lipkit; but not enough to cause any legal implications. Nice work, Magical Halo haha!
I've never actually been lucky enough [or rich enough] to get my hands on a legit Kylie product [though I desperately want to, so if there's anyone rich or insanely kind reading this, feel free to send some my way] but if the formula is anything like this dupe, I feel I'm going to be obsessed. This lipgloss is AWESOME and I can't cope with its price OR pigmentation.
You may have seen a sneak peek of this lipgloss on my Insta Stories, as I was just full on flabbergasted [what a word] at how brilliant this stuff is. It's the most pigmented matte lipgloss I think I've ever owned - and long lasting is an understatement! I literally put my arm under running water and scrubbed at this stuff with a towel after swatching it and it wasn't shifting for anyone! I need to try all the other shades in this line and I need them like, now. I think this is the best product I've ever tried from Born Pretty tbh. Strong statement, but I mean, just look at it.
And that's just one with application. The colour pay-off is unreal - for £2.50 and free shipping, my inner David Dickinson [think Bargain Hunt without the tragic fleeces and that's pretty much my life] is like, full on weeping and clapping his orangey-fake-tanned hands in joy / disbelief.
Trampy but true: I fell asleep with the swatch STILL on my arm and I've woken up today [at 2pm, standard] and it's still intact. You can never say my trialling products isn't thorough!
I am obsessed with glitter at the moment, and I loved the way this eyeshadow's packaging looked online. I'll hold my hands up - I didn't really read too much into the product's description for this item [I'm like a magpie, I see something shiny and I'm all over it] but I expected this to be a powder. Instead, it's like a gooey, gel consistency - which explains the mad little applicator stick that comes with it and massively confused me at first!
The gel itself smells / feels a bit like the goo those weird aliens we used to keep as pets in those eggs in the 90s / 00s did, but if you can get over that, it's pretty good.
The glitter spreads out within the gel quite a lot when applied - it's very sparkly but doesn't apply as a solid colour; and will need to be used on top of a primer or powder to maintain its staying power. And applied a few times, to layer the glitter up to achieve its maximum effect. But it's very pretty, very cheap and nice to add a little sparkle to the inner of your eye.
In terms of applying it, I can now see why the mad stick included with this product will come in handy! But you can also use a small brush to press it into place - which is how I'll use it; for maximum accuracy and to be able to best blend the glitter with the rest of my overall look.
Granted, this product was slightly different than I expected, but I do love trying new things and it seems to work pretty well! So I'm happy. The packaging is also totes Instagrammable and very lux looking; so at the very least, it's going to add a splash of glamour to my eyeshadow army!
Just look at this little beaut. From its outer, it's just so Charlotte Tilbury, isn't it? It's not, at all like, but I love its packaging - it's so pretty and will make a fab blogging prop. Another thing Born Pretty is fantastic for.
Once the lid is removed, it's immediately apparent that it's not a CT special and quality wise, it doesn't come close - but for the price, it's 100% worth it.
I've seen these oil, see through lipsticks all over Insta and desperately wanted a slice of the action myself. I've never tried one before, but this lippy smells like sweets, melts onto the lips in a moisturising, soft, oil-like consistency and leaves a long lasting, pink glossy glow.
It's pretty alright - the ideal shade for a natural makeup day. Making it a 2-in-1 bargain for me - it's totally wearable and a total babe of a blogging prop too.
There we have it - another successful Born Pretty makeup dupe haul boxed off. What do you like the look of most from these picks? Have you eyed up anything on their website yet?
If you fancy a little treat, don't forget you can get yourself 10% off any full priced Born Pretty product[s] by entering my code, AINH10 at the checkout.
*This post contains items I was gifted for the purpose of review. As ever, though, all opinions are 100% my own