Friday, 8 August 2014

Poundland makeup

I have heard both great and bad  things about Poundland in the past in terms of selling some high end / high street make-up, obviously for £1. I was always a bit dubious and  I was never really willing to have a look but after walking past a large poundland store the other day I decided to bite the bullet and have a look around. Its safe to say I am every glad I did. I came out with 6 things, obviously resulting in £6 spent.

I really cant believe some of the brands they stock! They stock products which have either been discontinued or having been moved by another retailer in an attempt to free up warehouse space or as a last attempt to make some revenue after being stocked in leading retailers such as boots.

The products

Ck tempting glimmer sheer crème eye shadows in vingle indigo and cashmere plum - From what I can gather from the internet and past reviews they have been discontinued about last year, however use to retail at around £11 each!

Astor perfect Stay Lip Tint in 150 Bols de Rose - I couldn't find an original price anywhere apart from at, where they state it normally retails at £10.99, however I am not completely sure of this.

Rimmel powder blush 041 bronze - £3.99  

Rimmel soft kohl kajal eye pencil 011 sable brown - £2.99

Rimmel scandaleyes eyeshadow paint 002 late grey - £4.99

= meaning if I bought all the items at full price it would result in £44.96 being spent

In the future I can see poundland visits a regular thing,  but next time include some other bargain shops to see what they have to offer. I am aware many people are against buying in these shops for various reasons, I have read lots of blog posts against buying in these shops due to not being aware of the expiry date, however none of the products I had bought were pre opened and I wont ever buy nail polishes as they do tend to go 'wrong' being in any incorrect condition. I now find poundland shops as a great way for some people who don't always have a lot of money to spend or for bargain hunters to go wild on cosmetics. 

Whats your opinion on poundland makeup?

Thanks for reading, Im blogging everyday in August! read the first post here,



  1. I actually have a Rimmel eyeshadow palette from Poundland. I couldn't believe that it was there! I don't see anything wrong with getting a bargain every now and then as long as the quality is still there. The Poundland in my town is quite small and so the make-up section is only about 4ft wide so I'll need to keep my eye out for what the bigger stores offer.

  2. To be honest, I do browse Poundland fairly often, I just love a bargain! I've only ever bought sweets and hair stuff in them but I'm not against buying make-up from there. If I saw something I liked I'd definitely give it a go :) how can you not for a £1?

    Louise /

  3. Wow. Your local poundland is really good. I've only found a rimmel lipstick on mine once. That's all. Would love to get the scandal eyes e/s for just £1. :) I have one and they are great. X

  4. I have two local poundland shops but have only ever looked in the smaller one, which didn't have too much choice. I definitely need a visit into my town centre to look in the bigger one now I've seen this! :)

    Maddie //