If there’s one thing you may have noticed about me as a blogger, it’s that I’m really slow at jumping on bandwagons (I still don’t even own any Naked palettes. I KNOW). True to form, despite bloggers raving about the brand for many months, I only placed my first Freedom Makeup order a couple of weeks ago. I picked up a couple of things that I’ll no doubt be reviewing soon, but the first thing in my basket was the Pro Bare lipstick collection.
The Freedom lipsticks are only £1, but they have a couple of collections available where you can buy 5 lipsticks for £4. Yes, less than £1 per lipstick..! Pick those jaws off the floors. There’s a pink collection and a red collection, but I was of course drawn to the collection of nude shades. Nude lips are my absolute favourite, and I get through my beloved MAC Creme D’Nude at an alarming rate, so I was excited to try out some cheaper options for my everyday lip. The first thing I’ll mention is that I wasn’t too impressed by the selection of hues. I was hoping a collection like this would include some variety, but a few of them are so samey that they actually just look, er, exactly the same. The majority of them are also quite dark, brownish-nudes, whereas I’m a fan of lighter shades and pink-toned nudes. In short, there is definitely no dupe for my Creme D’Nude in here.
My issues with the colours could have been overlooked if the formula had been amazing, but unfortunately I was also left a bit underwhelmed on that point. When I applied these, they just felt a bit plastic-y and cheap, and it also took quite a few swipes to get a decent transfer of colour on the lips. On the plus side, they do feel pretty moisturising, and would probably be suited to someone looking for more of a sheer effect.
For the price, you really can’t complain too much about the Freedom Pro Bare Lipstick Collection as it’s amazing value for money. For me personally though, I think I would rather save for a more expensive lipstick that gets the job done in one sweep.
Have any of you tried Freedom Makeup yet? Let me know what you think in the comments!