It's the month of love and even though Valentine's Day is over, you can still feel the love in the air, in the shops and of course on social media. I love Valentines month because it’s that time of year where you can wear red from head to toe and no-one looks at you funny (which is great because red is everyone’s colour, no matter your skin tone!) L.O.V Cosmetics has beautiful, romantic packaging and it's a great brand for a makeup newbie or makeup lovers on a budget.
Cosmetics brand, L.O.V recently sent me a lovely romantic gift that included the “LOViconyx” Eyeshadow & Contouring palette 800, “Lash Affair” mascara and “LOVinity” Long Lasting Nail Lacquer.
Most people prefer less makeup and a more natural look (I’m very honest about the fact that I love makeup and I layer it on even if I’m just going to Pick&Pay for milk - that’s just me, most of my friends get that now) but whether you like a full-on glam look or just something simple and effective, the Eyeshadow&Contouring” palette is a go-to. Priced at R299,95 and beautifully packaged with a lovely design inside, it’s affordable and compact with all the shades you need to create a beautiful eye. It has a beautiful shimmer to it, perfect for summer but if you want to be more dramatic, you can always make it more smoky with the darker shades. This is a palette I use daily (even if it’s just the lighter colour above my brow bone, but I definitely recommend this for makeup lovers on a budget.
Here are some swatches to show the shades and pigment:
Swatches with Flash:
I loved the shade of red (No 140 Scarlet Sunset) from the "LOVinity" Long Lasting Nail Lacquer (R105,00) but I must admit, I found it to last no longer than 2 days before it started to chip so this would be a great polish for a special night out or a last minute date.
The "Lash Affair" Mascara (R215,00) works as well as any mascara I've tried. I'm a false lash kinda girl (because I don't have naturally long lashes) and I use this mascara to lift the lashes before applying falsies and it works just fine for that purpose!
If you would like to get your hands on L.O.V products, get them online here (takealot.com) or at selected Dischem Pharmacies.
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