Introducing L.O.V makeup the sleeker relation to Essence. Its still in the budget region but its a more superior makeup brand with sexy packaging. A few items landed on my desk last month for me to test out and share my thoughts and so far I am quite impressed. L.O.V offers quite a big makeup selection from eyeshadows, lipsticks, foundations and a contour kit. Sadly there are no dark foundations or concealers in the collection. Their eye and brow selection is pretty impressive with a whole range of shadows and mascara’s plus a couple brow kits and even an eye primer.
So what did I think of L.O.V???
The L.O.V Forbidden Dramatic Volume mascara (R189.95) gets a thumbs up from me as it really applies beautifully. It gives great length and volume without any clumping and no smudging. The applicator really gets into every lash in one coat which makes me so happy. Its the first time I have tried it out so will see how it lasts the day but I am one of those lucky girls as mascara doesn’t budge on me.
Love the lipstick there are 16 in the collection and this one I am sporting is Lip Affair Christina’s Red (R229). It glides on beautifully and is really hydrating on the lips as well as a great colour pay off. I do love a red so this one is absolutely perfect for me and totally compliments my complexion. The collection also offers lip shine’s, glosses and liners so really there is something here for everyone.
The Perfectitude Face Contouring Palette (R247.95) sadly only comes in this shade. Its a little light for me so really best for the paler complexions. However I do like the highlighter as it gave a subtle healthy glow. The palette is a cream kit which makes it easy to apply and blend in. I took a contouring brush and applied the contour shade under my cheek bones its subtle but to the naked eye you can see it better than on camera.
The brand is available at selected Dischem stores as well as Takelot and definitely worth checking out. Am super keen to try their foundations, concealers and eye shadows so will be reporting back.