Thursday, 8 October 2015

its all about MeMeMe... again

I popped along to Kieran's Avenue Pharmacy (Avenue Rd, Dundalk) the other day to see the lovely Deborah Hogan doing make overs with the new stand of MeMeMe cosmetics. Having already tried Arch Angel I was interested to see what the rest of the products were like.


Debbie did 2 makeovers on the day, one day time look and a darker more intense look for a lady who was popping out for dinner that evening.  My Pictures aren't fantastic as I was standing chatting to Kayliegh (KaylieghLand.com) about how impressed we were with the coverage of the MeMeMe Flawless Cream Foundation (I think its around €20).


What I really liked is how Debbie used the Bronze Shimmer Stack (€11.95 ) as eye shadow to really bring out Julie's eyes. And even though MeMeMe Blush Me in Rouge (€10.99) looks scary in the pan, it really warms up the cheeks when used lightly and looks so gorgeous!


I was sent home with a few bits to play with and I am mighty impressed.


The MeMeMe Blush Me (€10.99) blush boxes look rather a lot like Benefit blushes, but at literally a third of the price. Pigmentation on these is great and a light dusting gives a gorgeous wash of colour that is easy to blend. The swatches below are two passes on the pan then a single swipe on the back of my hand.
Coral is more peachy than coral and Rouge is more coral than I'd imagine a rouge to be. Even so these blushes are beauties that I am happy to add into my daily routine.

Right - left: Coral, Rouge
 MeMeMe The Ultimate Eye Palette Rich Plum (€18) contains 18 colours perfect for creating any combination of earthy and purple smokey eyes. The brush included isn't fantastic,  but the eyeshadows themselves are lovely. Swatches are a double pass over the pan and a single swipe on my hairy arm. My favourite is that middle purple: Its like a dark grey with a purple foil finish... Ahhhh its flipping gorgeous.


But the winner for me is the Long Wear Satin Lip Creams (€12.50). Now Persian Pink is the most gorgeous creamy pinky nude that will look great on pretty much anyone. But as the cooler months are closing in, Thalia (or Morello Silk) is the one you need for berry lips.


 This feels gorgeous on my lips, balmy with good slip, but no stickiness. I really really like this. One slick across the lips gives a lovely sheer berry stain that sticks around for around 3 hours, unless you are going heavy duty on the coffee. Build up the layers and you amp up the intensity of the colour and increase the longevity.

The one thing I would say is not to go by the little swatch sticker on the back of the testers... Morello Silk has a brown sticker on the base... And as you can see its anything but brown. These are so lovely and are definitely worth checking out.

I am very impressed with this mid budget ranged. Products are incredibly pigmented and apply well. And I am definitely going to pick up the Persian Pink lipstick the next time I am in town. Keiran's Avenue Pharmacy doesn't just stock MeMeMe, they also have a decent Sleek Stand, Voya and This Works products... I'm so Happy!

If you are looking for stockists check out their Facebook page...


**Products gratefully received for review, opinion always my own.

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