Penneys have upped their game recently, from the addition of homeware to footwear and accessories.
The most impressive is their PS Love Beauty range, a cheap and cheerful collection of cosmetics, with products (and price tags) to suit everyone.
I first caught wind of the collection on Instagram. I was so excited to try out the pearly shimmer highlighter, which did exactly what it said on the tin and never strayed from strobing.
After the great success of this shimmer godsend, I delved deeper into the collection, purchasing all available makeup brushes. Again, I was very impressed by the quality of these products, opting to use them in my daily routine over their more expensive and renowned competitors. Who could say no to a wonderfully dense, double-ended smudge and angled eyeshadow brush for €1.50?
I absolutely adore the double-ended powder brush which cost me a mere €2.50. I used to use the smaller brush for buffing in foundation but have since adopted the Beautyblender dupe, sold in a bright orange colour. The more sparse brush at the other end is ideal for bronzer, blusher and blending.
Then came the hype around lip liners. I couldn’t pass up the chance for a replica for Mac Spice, so I bought one in every colour. I was blown away by the colour payoff and lasting power, often spending what seems like an eternity removing them at the end of the day. They act as an amazing base for any lipstick and come in every colour imaginable.
Last but by no means least, the bronzing brick is a remarkable buy and almost identical to that of Bobbi Brown. The packaging isn’t quite as luxe but for the price, we must adopt the old saying ‘beauty comes from within’, even when speaking about makeup.
Áine Marie Monk
Image credit: Amy Lawlor