There's a new kid in the blog when it comes to affordable make up ranges available both online and in drug stores. Say a huge hello to Make Up Rumours. This will be the first of my series of posts dedicated to their make up range, all varying from nail polish, eyeshadow and lipsticks! Their vast range starts from £1, a quid, one hundred pennies (although please don't take a hundred pennies into Superdrug, I don't think they would be too happy!).
Let's starts with their nail polishes; I bought two from their naturals collection. The shades aren't listed by colour, but by number. I chose shades 3 and 5, a pale pink and buff colour. Although the packaging doesn't state which shade is listed, this makes it a little harder to identify the correct one. Not necessarily with these two polishes, but it's certainly confused me with lipstick shades (review to come soon).
Shade 3 is a very pale pink. And because of it being so pale I would say the naturals collection would be more suited for French manicures as they are really light. I did apply six coats to show the polish, but you can still see the tip of my nail underneath. The brush was thick enough to get a good first time application but the product liquid is a little bit thin. I'm not sure if this would be the same with the darker shades, I imagine the application would be much easier and obviously the colour would be a lot deeper and pigmented.
The second shade is 5, this is more of a buff colour. On the site is does look much darker than the bottle too which was a bit of a let down, although I love the colour on. Yet again I had to apply it a few times to show the shade for the photo. Yet again I think this shade would look much better with one or two coats just to add a hint of colour to the nail. At the moment the tips of my nails are extremely white so I might remove it and just apply one coat for a hint of a tint, giving that French manicure look.
I'm not 100% taken with the packaging. Let's be honest, I'm not much of a 'pink tease'. The packaging itself is strong and definitely the better out of the other two contenders; but it's certainly aimed at the younger market. This wouldn't put me off trying more of their products though to check the quality out. I think it's always useful to have a few cheaper alternatives in your make up bag. Both of these polishes were £1 each but they now have an offer on where you can buy the whole naturals collection for £5.