Now, I’m no makeup whizz, I hardly wear much makeup and when I do I honestly have no clue what I’m doing. So when it comes to makeup reviews and being sent makeup products I usually say thank you, but no thank you – as it just wouldn’t be right. However when Technic offered to send me some bits, I couldn’t say no. Why? You ask, well… When 13 year old Em was getting into makeup – Technic makeup was the first brand she reached for, probably because it seemed pretty simple and was only a couple of quid. And recently I’ve heard a lot about them so I was rather intrigued to see how they’ve developed over the years, whilst keeping their prices low. Let’s see how I found them.
COLOUR CORRECTING SETTING POWDER
I’m actually getting really into colour correcting, I find it fascinating and it can work miracles! I was excited to try this, but also rather scared because the colour of it was pretty bright and knowing me I’d end up looking like I’m in some sort of tribe…but I was glad to see that didn’t happen and all in all it gave a nice finish. So I just popped it on lightly under my eyes before powder and it just make my under eyes look that bit brighter. I put this product through the night out test, a very tough test, and it actually did okay, it doesn’t last forever and I saw a little bit gathering together, but it wasn’t drastic. This product is priced at around £2.00-£4.00 on different sites, so you really can’t go wrong at that price?
GET GORGEOUS HIGHLIGHTING POWDER
This one was in 24CT gold and if you want to glow like a goldmine, this is for you. At only £3.00 this highlighter has the most amazing glow to it and it so pigmented it’s unreal. A little on the dry side but it isn’t that bad at all, and at that price you can’t expect perfection. Gold wouldn’t really be my go-to highlighter colour but I again gave it the night out test and it worked really well to my surprise, and it’s a little different which I really liked. Also how gorgeous does the product look itself??
SHIMMER EYESHADOW PRIMER
When I took this out the bag my first thought was ‘oh no, not a lipgloss’ because that’s what it looked like at first. But when I saw it was a primer I was curious as to how this would perform. The colour is beautiful and has the right amount of shimmer to give your eyeshadow a little something. However, it didn’t do the best job in keeping my eyeshadow in one place, and was very drying. I don’t really wear much eyeshadow so for me it wasn’t the end of the world, but if you’re doing a heavy duty eye makeup job, this isn’t the primer for you. This was priced at £3 so again, what can you expect, but on something as gentle as your eyelids you may want to look to invest in something a bit better.
Yes, you heard me, a pen. You’re probably thinking the same as I did – How?? But this actually turned out to be my favourite out of all the products. Technic did a good job in guessing my shade. I was sent one in medium brown and it’s pretty accurate. However the packaging is a light blonde/brown which confused me! The pen itself is actually quite refreshing on my brows. I use a lot of powder and pomade which is pretty drying at times so for days when I just want easy makeup this is perfect. It has dried out quite quickly but I have been using it to death! Again it is around £3 and actually really worth the money. It’s become a big companion in my brows trio and I would definitely repurchase.
MEGA LASH MASCARA
I don’t really wear mascara, I stick to my Benefit primer which just gives my lashes a tint and lift. But sometimes it’s nice to be a bit more dramatic. I tried this both with the primer and without, and both times it was definitely a big impact. It gave my eyelashes such volume and a boost and lasted for ages, without being clumpy – I really can’t complain! However, as great as it is it’s a pain in the backside to take off. So do be careful with that! Again, it’s £3 and definitely worth the money. If you’re looking for a dramatic mascara this is definitely one to consider.
Overall, I’m pleasantly surprised by how Technic have developed, yet their prices have stayed the same. And if you’re starting out with makeup or on a budget they’re definitely one to look into. They can be found on numerous online stores but mainly shown on Boohoo. I will note that some of their products do contain bi-products of animals such as beeswax so isn’t completely vegan. But it was quite nice to revisit a brand from my young teenage years and see how far they’ve come! Unlike my makeup skills…
Until next time,
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*DISCLAIMER* As mentioned before, these products were kindly sent to me by Technic makeup, but all opinions are my own.