Monday, 15 June 2015

Review: Freedom Makeup London

I am a huge lover of Makeup Revolution and when I heard about Freedom, who is their sister company, I was massively excited. They promised the same budget price as MUR but with professional performance and are designed for start-up makeup artists that are looking for budget products to start their collection with. As they have launched they were offering 20% off, so how could I say no to that!

I didn't go mental, but I wanted to try things and compare them with maybe MUR and see how they compare on quality. To be honest, I don't see this as professional standard but I think it's great that it offers collections and training for start-up makeup artists! Anyway, the site is really nice and I was actually surprised at just how huge their collection is! I immediately noticed that they feature things that MUR doesn't, such as buying collections rather than just single makeup pieces and also that everything is promised as "professional".

These are the things I bought similar to MUR to see their similarities and differences.

(Top to bottom: Make Me Crazy, Adorn, Flushed & Wildflower)

Pro Lipstick Pink 101 Flushed & 104 Wildflower - £1.
These are both light pink shades. Wildflower is a really barbie pink and I don't like it personally as it makes my teeth look yellow. Flushed is a bit darker and is quite barbie pink but is more fuschia and flatters me more. With both these shades, I do notice that maybe they are creamier than MUR's products, but there isn't a huge difference in the formula. I have to apply both of these very lightly as the colours just aren't hugely flattering for me and my skin tone.

Pro Lipstick Red 107 Make Me Crazy- £1.
I have never had a red lipstick like this before. I usually go for dark red shades but this is a bright red coral and it is very out there! I think you have to be hella brave to wear this shade. I am quite brave with my lipstick shades and I do like this one, it would go great with an all black outfit. The formula is really creamy and shiny, it isn't matte and I think it would be a bit more watery compared to MUR.

Pro Lipstick Now 119 Adorn - £1
This shade is a dark pink and I honestly don't know what made me get it because it's so similar to one that I bought from MUR which I also don't like. It's a dark pink with purple tones and the formula is also really creamy. It is quite sheer but buildable and it would be a nice shade for a daily look if you wanted a bit of oomph. I was impressed with the quality but not the colour.


I'm sorry there is no swatch for this one guys, they were just too light to capture :( 

Pro Shade & Brighten Stunning Rose Kit- £2.50
The shades in this palette look beautiful and they are all nudes and rose gold shades. They are quite similar to the Naked 3 palette by Urban Decay in the shade range but the quality is nowhere near a dupe for their products. The really light products are so sheer and aren't pigmented hardly, I had to use a lot of product just to try and get swatched. (Apologies for the quality of the swatches) For £2.50, it is good for the price, especially if you haven't got many rose gold shades, but I would never reach for this over my Naked 3 palette. I actually prefer MUR eyeshadows to these, but these provide a lot less fall out than a shimmery MUR eyeshadow would.

These next two products were completely on a whim.

Pro Eye Primer - £2.50
For £2.50, this primer is great and a little goes a long way. It is very creamy and it doesn't crease in my lid. I did notice a nice long wear with this just for my day to day eyeshadow and the colour didn't fade as much as it usually would. However, I haven't tried this for a full on eye look and it will be interesting to see how it fares.


Pro Conceal Palette Light- £5
This was the most expensive item I bought and it is a palette with 6 different concealer shades. There is a mixture of very light to quite warm which is perfect for very light contouring. There is also a green shade in there which is great as it helps hide redness to the skin. The concealer itself isn't overly heavy and wouldn't be good for concealing blemishes. Although I do like this product, the formula is quite greasy and if not set properly, would most definitely slide throughout the day!

That's it for my Freedom haul. Honestly, I think I prefer Makeup Revolution. I think this company is great for buying in bulk and they have a great range of products, but I just don't see the need to go to a different company when MUR has all the products I could personally want and easy to get from my local Superdrug. Maybe I am being overly critical, it is MUR's sister company after all and so made by the same people? I do really want to try out their blush palettes as they are equally,


if not more, pretty than the Makeup Revolution palettes.

Have you tried Freedom Makeup yet, what do you think?

Til' next time! XOXO

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