Signature Cosmetics is a fairly new cosmetics store that sells insanely affordable products! I recently tried a few of their products and did majority of my face with them. I would definitely recommend their products if you are looking to save money but still have quality makeup. I would say that they are on par with Essence.
I tried their face primer as well as their eyeshadow primer. They were both tacky and went on quite easily. The face primer is called Prime Perfect and comes in a cute bottle which retails for R85. The eyeshadow primer applied evenly and helped a lot to make my eyeshadow last longer as well as to avoid creases. It is R39.
The foundation that I tried is called Xtra Cover Foundation and I got the shade café latte. It is extremely lightweight and provides a very sheer coverage. I loved it because I don’t like thick foundation and prefer it because it looked very natural. You could barely tell that I was wearing any foundation. It blended in easily and the colour suited my skin tone perfectly. It retails for R89 and I would definitely recommend this if you do not have a lot of blemishes and you’re just looking for a lightweight as well as natural finish. If you have normal to slightly combination skin and dry skin I would use this foundation instead of the foundation sticks but if you have oily skin this foundation is definitely not for you unless it is set with a powder.
I got a lip liner in the shade dusty rose which I completely love! It’s the perfect nude and it is super pretty for Summer. It glides on easily and smoothly. It is also quite long wearing and you can wear it on it’s own instead of putting a lipstick over it. The lipliners go for R48.
I tried the clear mascara which gave off a very natural no makeup finish. I also used it as a brow gel to set my brows. It worked quite well and also washed off easily. It didn’t make my brows feel sticky which is a definite bonus. The retail price for this is R52.
I tried the Delectably Lavish eyeshadow palette. The colours were gorgeous and it reminded me a lot of Tarte’s palettes! The mattes in the palette were a bit chalky but it was fine to use with a good eye primer. I loved the shimmery colours and I created this look with the palette: It costed R99.
Signature Cosmetics also sells brushes. I got the eyeshadow brush as well as the foundation and concealer brush. The eyeshadow brush was great to use to blend in my eyeshadow and apply it. The eyeshadow brush goes for R18. The foundation brush is quite flat so I used it to apply my concealer. It retails for R33. The other end of the brush is an actual concealer brush so I blended my concealer out with it.
The foundation sticks are quite good but it was too thick for me so I used it to contour and highlight. I used the shade café latte to highlight with and the shade dark roast to contour with. It worked quite well when it came to blending and covered my dark circles like an absolute dream! If you prefer a full coverage foundation this foundation is definitely for you. It is R66 per stick.
I set my concealer with the translucent powder. I love this powder to bake my face with! I cannot rave about this enough. It was perfect to set my concealer with and didn’t crease at all. I’m so impressed with the powder. It retails for R74.
I did my brows with the perfect brows retractable brow pencil and the complete glamour brows brow kit. The brow pencil is double ended. On the one end there is a brow brush and on the other end there is a brown pencil. I used it to outline my brows and filled them in with the brow kit. The brow kit consists of black, dark brown and light brown brow powders as well as a brow setting wax. It is very versatile and easy to use. It comes with a brow brush and a pair of mini tweezers. It also has a mirror so you can do your brows anywhere and anytime. The brow liner is R48 and the brow kit is R84.
I got a single eyeshadow in the shade gold lioness. It is so pigmented and glittery. I’m definitely going to use it for a few upcoming looks. It retails for R38 and they have a variety of colours to choose from.
They have matte liquid lipsticks in a variety of shades. I got the shade no.3. It is R34. It smells really good and is quick drying. It lasts forever on your lips and is a dupe for the LA Girl matte liquid lippies but they are much less drying.
Signature Cosmetics have a variety of nail polish shades. I picked two of them, ruby plum and soft suede. Ruby plum is a berry colour whereas soft suede is a pretty nude. I’ve had this nail polish on since Friday and it hasn’t chipped or anything. I’m super clumsy and I always end up chipping my nails but surprisingly my nails have stayed in tact. I love the colours and ruby plum is definitely my favourite. It is also very quick drying which I love.
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