Sunday, 22 November 2015

Freedom Review!

Hi everyone,
Today's post I have been planning for what feels like forever. In September I won a giveaway with Freedom that consisted of £50 worth of there makeup. Which means today's post is going to be a review on Freedom! I have spent the last month or so testing these products out and there are definitely some gems in this brand. You may have also seen lots of these products mentioned in my previous posts so I am not going to go into much detail, but enough so you get a good idea. This is not sponsored and all these opinions are my own.

Freedom is a brand new to Superdrug and is very comparable to Makeup Revolution. There products are very affordable but giving a great quality at the same time.

Product 1 - Pro 32 Eye Collection in Innocent Collection - £8
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This is my new current favorite palette, it comes with mattes, shimmers and glitters all very pigmented. It has warm, cool and neutral shades that are great if your starting out with eye shadow. They are all so gorgeous, blend easily, pigmentation is great and is just such a great palette. It is also super inexpensive so great on a budget and because it has a mirror it works great for travelling.

Product 2 - Pro 12 in Secret Rose - £4
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This palette is very autumnal in my opinion. It comes with six mattes and six shimmers all with great pigmentation. I personally love the shades in this palette as it can create so many neutral looks. The eye shadows have the same qualities as the first one but they are slightly bigger in quantity. It does come with one of them padded brushes which personally I don't like but might come in handy. This tends to stay near the back of my makeup collection just because it doesn't have a mirror, but I still love it. This was also featured in one of my most recent post (linked here).

Product 3 - Pro Blush Palette in Peach and Baked - £6 
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Lets get the bad part out the way first. As soon as I had opened this palette for the first time, the insert, with all the blushes in, just fell out. I must have been given a faulty one, so if you do want to buy this, just check that the insert stays in and doesn't fall out like mine. On a daily basis, I do reach for cream blushes over powder blushes. Never the less, this palette comes with a great range of shades all very warm toned. This palette includes 6 blushes, all with shimmer and two highlighters. The highlighters are super lovely and wearable but when I wear a blush, I would rather it be matte. I will still wear the shades out of this palette as they are super pigmented and bendable. It is so well priced for only £6 and it comes with a mirror, which you all probably know is an added bonus for me. 

Products 4,5,6 and 7 - Pro Lipsticks - £1 each
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Shades left to right - Adorn, Red Wine, Juicy Lips and Space Luxe
Before this, I barely had any nice lipsticks but now I have these beauties. They remind me a lot of the MUA lipsticks because of their packaging and prices but I do think Freedom have some more obscure shades. My favorite one at the moment is Adorn, which is a lovely for this time of year. It is a berry shade with golden shimmer, which I find really complements my skin tone. There packaging is really simple but I like that the bottom of the lipstick opens into a lip gloss, much like the MUA lipsticks. For £1 the pigmentation is great, the colour range is great and these would be perfect for any beauty addict or beginner that would like to extend their collection.

Products 8,9,10 and 11 - Pro Butter/Melt Lip glosses - £3 each
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Shades left to right - Cat Whiskers, Sugar fix, (both Pro Butter Lip glosses) Wanted and TGIF (both Pro Melt Lip glosses)
These are really lovely! The Pro Butters are a more sheer, on the go, moisturizing, everyday sort of lip product, and the Pro Melts are more pigmented, thick  liquid lipsticks. I love the formulations of them both but I think the Pro Butters are more suited to me as they are just so easy to apply and are really wearable colours. Saying that I really love the shade range these lip glosses have to offer. My favorite thing about these lip glosses is that they are the only ones I have found that are not sticky. I don't know how Freedom have done it, but they have created a none sticky lip gloss, which is why I am giving this product a massive thumbs up. For £3 these are so worth the money and I think there would be a shade for everyone. I would highly recommend these lip glosses.

Product 12 - Pro Mattify Primer - £5
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Since it is winter, I haven't been using this much, as I like to use a more hydrating primer in the colder seasons. Saying that I have been using this for parties, Halloween and it was in my Dubai makeup bag (which you can read here). This applies really nicely, makes my skin feels smooth but giving a matte finish. This does good a job at taking away some of the access shine and making my makeup last longer. I will have to be repurchasing this as it is so affordable and does the job.

Product 13 - Pro Highlight in Glow - £3
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Honestly, I am not a fan of this product. I hate saying that because it is one of the only products I just can't work with. My first impressions was that it was crazy pigmented was a lovely golden highlighter. As soon as I applied it to my face it just looked like super chunky glitter, it didn't really sit nicely on my face and it just would blend. For £3 I think it is a really gorgeous product looks wise, but not a very good product itself. If you are into a really bold, glittery highlighter, then this may be for you, but I much prefer the ones in the blush palette.

Product 14 - Pressed Powder in Translucent - £2
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As my Rimmel powder had broke, this was a lucky replacement. I really like this powder, I have been using this daily and I am enjoying it very much. For £2 I think it is brilliant. I really like that whichever brush I use, it picks up a lot of product which I find really rare in a translucent powder. This doesn't give a matte finish but it does set my makeup in place.

Product 15 - Long Lengthen Mascara - £2
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I hate saying this, but again I don't like this. For £2 I wasn't expecting much, but all it did was stick my lashes together. The formula was really sticky, the wand is not very good and it did nothing but bad things to my lashes. I'm sorry, but I really would not recommend this product.

Product 16 - Mono Eye Shadow in Brights 230 - £1
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This again, like the lipsticks, are a lot like MUA's eye shadows. This is a lovely mid-purple with blue, glittery undertones. I am a neutrals girl when it comes to eyes, but I would use this if I am ever feeling adventurous. The pigmentation is really nice, the colour range is really nice and it is super affordable.

Product 17 - Pro Studio Fixing Spray - £5
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I have never tried a product like this before. I use this to set my makeup or to make my eye shadows more pigmented. It does a great job at both of these and I think it would be comparable to the Mac fix plus and the Urban Decay setting sprays. When you set your makeup with this it does make your makeup quit dewy, s this would be great if you have dry skin. As mine is more oily I prefer using this for my eye shadows. Never the less it was a really great product to try.

I really hope you enjoyed this post as I have worked really hard on it. There will be another post tomorrow as it is a very special day and then that's it until Blogmas. Have a great day!
Grace xx

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