Poundland Makeup Haul 2016

That’s right! I thought I’d try out the £1 makeup on offer at Poundland and tell you guys all about the results. And guess what…I’m so impressed!


Firstly, I really like the packaging, it’s black and sleek, with the Make Up Gallery branding. I like the little slogans on each product too, such as ‘Feeling blush’ on the blusher. I think this makes the products look much more expensive than they are.

The eyeshadow is matte and long lasting. It’s now my go-to shadow! The eyebrow pencils are some of the best I’ve used with great colours. They’re the only ones I’ve managed a natural look with.

The foundation is good too, it goes on easily and spreads well, but has low to medium coverage. It’s a back up to my normal one just because the colouring is better for me. I have worn it a few times though and usually keep in my bag or the car for when I’m rushing. Which is often!

The blush is great as it’s not shimmery. I really hate glitter cheeks! It’s a good colour too. It stays on the whole day!

I found the pressed powder fine, but I prefer loose powder. The mascara isn’t up to much really, but alright for everyday use, and better than none. It didn’t clump or feel heavy so is great for work or daytime looks. I found the eyeliner too hard for me, but I prefer a felt style one anyway. I’m not sure if it’s just me, but it just didn’t seem to show up. For £1, it’s worth trying yourself though.

I used a few other things that are lost in  a bag somewhere! The concealer is okay texture-wise, but it didn’t do too much for me. But then not much does for these eyes!

The lipstick is a no-go in my opinion. It slipped off straight away! I reapplied only for it to happen again. Determined to give it my best go, I didn’t eat or drink anything for a while and put a top coat on, but half an hour later it was still coming off my lips. Great for putting pout marks everywhere though!
That’s gone to the bin! It’s a shame because I loved the colour. The lipliner, however, was fine. I don’t find any lipliner a life changer, so I can’t really judge that too well.

I have also tried a beauty blender style sponge from there which worked great, and numerous nail polishes that are brilliant. They go on really easily, no streaks and don’t chip  too quickly.

If out and about and needing a touch up, I would definitely pop into Poundland and grab what you need there.

You get a great natural look using this make up, but I think you’d have to layer up for a heavier look.

I couldn’t believe how good it was, and the whole lot in the picture only cost me £8! You can get a whole new make up set for about £12 – crazy cheap!

They also sell  a lot of branded makeup in some stores, which is brilliant for trying new things or getting discontinued stock. 

Have you tried Poundland makeup?

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  • I’ve always been abit scared to try it haha i actually walked past the stand once and my mum said ‘imagine how bad your acne would be if you tried that’ hahaha! I might try some of their eye makeup bits though after this! xox

    • Its definitely worth giving a go. I love the eyeshadow so much! I can’t really comment on skin sensitivity as mine is fine with most makeup, but it was all really light which I like for everyday wear. Xx

  • I did my blog a few days ago on this brand, we should compare lol

    • Oh I think I saw it actually! 🙂 will go check if it was the one, but yeah its interesting to see what others think. Thanks for the link! X

  • Love your haul! You should do makeup looks with them too 🙂

    • Thank you! Well, I did have a picture with it all on by can’t find it. Probably a good thing! 🙂

  • How weird, I have a Poundland blusher I bought recently that I’m waiting to try.

    Actually I bought the same one before Christmas, but it got ruined in the great booze spillage of December 2015 before I’d even opened it, and I’ve only just round to replacing it.

    I shall investigate the eyeshadows!

    • Haha, just read about the almighty spill – oh dear! Definitely do! 🙂

  • I’ve never tried Poundland makeup before. I rarely wear makeup but I have a strict ‘Under £10’ rule so I’m not wasting money on something I rarely wear. I recently tried the Primark lip liners which are £1.50 and great for all-over colour too! I really like the look of the blusher and eyeshadow here. I’ll need to take a look down the makeup aisle next time I’m in 👍

    RebeccaJane xo

    • It’s definitely worth it. You can get a whole kit for that much 🙂 Yeah I’ve tried those too actually, but hardly use them. I’ll have to try again. The eyeshadow is my favourite, and I have many. I’m trying to use mine a bit more, but usually bare faced too 🙂 X

    • You should try the Primark mascaras, the volumising and the false lash effect are amazing!

      • Oh really? I’ll definitely have a go! 🙂 thanks