A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to a beauty event hosted by Next to showcase their new beauty line. The event was great - we were treated to cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a manicure + brow threading bar, as well as two great makeup demonstrations by the one and only Lydia Elise Millen. At the end of the night we were sent home with a bag of goodies to try from their new line, and today I'm going to be showing you some of the bits that I was treated to.


Two of the items that I received from the line for the eyes are the Make Me Beautiful Neutral Eye Quad* and the Make Me Beautiful Brown Liquid Eyeliner*, both of which are items that I would typically wear. Unfortunately, the quad fell a bit flat for me in terms of pigmentation (as you can see in the swatches above) but the shades are really nice overall and aren't too tricky to work with. The eyeliner is pretty standard but doesn't come close to beating my beloved Koji Dollywink liner, but it performed well the few times that I tested it out. 


Next, we have lips and both the Make Me Beautiful Cherry Red Lip Chubby* and the Make Me Beautiful Simply Peach Lipstick* are winners for me. They both perform extremely well in terms of pigmentation and texture, plus how gorgeous is that red shade? No complaints from me here.


Onto the nail polishes that I received, and I must say that the colour choices are... slightly odd. I'm not sure who came up with the Frozen inspired matte-yet-sparkly baby blue colour, but I can't see myself using it outside of December/January or as part of a costume. The other shade, a blackened gold/silver is pretty and is much more wearable in my opinion. At £4, you can't go that wrong, and I have seen some other gorgeous shades, so it might be worth popping into a store and taking a look. 


The best of the bunch from the products that I sampled are definitely the lip products - I could definitely see myself picking up a few more lipsticks or lip chubbies in the future. The eye and nail products are good - especially for the money (everything I tried comes in under £10) but they aren't spectacular. Thanks to #NEXTBEAUTY for providing these goodies for me to try!

*This post contains press samples. For more information about how I work with companies, read my disclaimer here.

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