Until very recently I’d never heard of Colour Couture and to be honest I still don’t know a huge amount about them. From what I can gather Colour Couture is a budge priced range of cosmetics claiming to be of a professional standard. It’s an extremely well priced range with plenty of products to choose from and certainly the bits I’ve got are very nice. Lets have a closer look.
First up the BB Perfect Beauty Base.
A BB cream, an all in one product to reduce redness, appearance of fine lines and blur out imperfections and very nice it is too. Has an SPF 15 too which is great. I really like the product but I’m a little confused about what I should do with it… on the tube it says “Time to Prime” and the name is Perfect Beauty “base” which makes me think it’s a primer but in the description of the product there’s no mention of it being a primer, indeed it implies it’s a sort of foundation substitute. I’ve tried it both ways, alone it does a good job of evening my skin tone and it does gently hide minor blemishes like the smallest lines, hints of redness… but it doesn’t do a good job on its own when faced with spots, but then, thats what concealer is for. Under foundation it does a great job too. It doesn’t seem to clog my skin up, but it does a good job of hiding pores and fine lines, even under foundation. The best thing about this is it’s a bargain at £5. Well worth a look.
Next, the Bronzing Block.
Very pretty in the pan and supremely pretty in swatches (see the end of the post for swatches) but lacking pigmentation on my cheeks. Instead this acts more as a highlighter adding a soft glow rather than colour.
It’s a very pretty sheen and I’ve certainly reached for this a few times lately, but it’s certainly not pigmented enough for me to use as a bronzer. I am going to to try it with a denser brush at some point though as the swatch had such great promise. Again, a bargain price of £5.
Finally the Pro Pigment Eye Shadow Quad.
The quad I received is the Grey, Light Gold, Mushroom and Dark Brown version. Handy little mirror in the lid and a brush/sponge applicator. The colours of this are amazing. The far right colour is brilliant especially. Swatch wise they weren’t that impressive as the two middle shades are quite close to my skin tone, that doesn’t mean they aren’t pigmented, they are, it just means they don’t show too well on my skin, on my eyes however they did a great job of blending with the darker colour for a light smoky eye.
Love it. And guess what? Yep, it’s £5!
Here are swatches of all of the above, you’ll see what I mean about the bronzer being quite pigmented in the swatch but not on my cheeks!
Having had a good nose around the website I’ve got my eye on the Sheer Lip & Cheek Tints, the Light Reflective Loose Powder and the Single Eye Shadows which are an amazing £2.50 each!
As far as I’m aware this range is only available from www.ilovecolourcouture.com and it’s well worth a look!
*Disclosure – PR Samples*