High quality make-up on the high street?

I’m not going to lie, I haven’t really payed much attention when UK high-street stores start selling their own branded make-up. As much as I love Topshop, I couldn’t tell you anything about their beauty range! However, when New Look brought out their range a few months ago, I just couldn’t get over the quality (AND THE PRICE!)
New Looks beauty range basically consists of everything you could possibly need! You can get your mitts on anything from nail varnish, to highlighters, to brushes, a huge perfume range, and even make-up storage options.  They even have a hair range which I’ve been raving about (click here to read my tips and review!)  After having a mini haul, I purchased 2 lip liners at £2.50, and the lip primer at £4.50. The illuminating primer and the glow stick, which I think were both £6 each. And also the blusher at £8.
The products that impressed me the most were the blusher, the lip primer and the glow stick. The glow stick is a good dupe for benefit watts up, which happens to be my all time favourite highlighter! It’s so pigmented, in a lovely champagne shade. And honestly so much better quality than what you’d expect from the price tag. The lip primer doesn’t necessarily make my lipstick last longer. However it has kept them so much smoother. Despite the previous dry damage caused by my love of matte lip. The blusher was really pigmented, and i’d describe the colour as a pinky bronze. However once the product was on, it was slightly lighter than what I expected. Which to be honest, I didn’t really have a problem with, as most of the blushes I  wear are typically more brown and bronzy shades. I think too much pink would have been a shock to my system! I’d recommend using the product as part of your going out make up look, as oppose to your everyday routine. Just because the colour could look a bit heavy for a casual look.
The New Look lip liners come in a good range of colours, and certainly do the job for £2.50. However I don’t think liners are particularity the most exciting items in your make-up bag. So thats pretty much all I have to say about them.  I bought the primer as I haven’t really found a primer than I love yet. However, I really don’t like this one! It’s basically just like putting glittering moisturiser on your skin. I wouldn’t say my make-up lasts longer at all. I think you’re probably better off investing a little more in a primer that actually does the job.
Overall for products such as blushes, highlighters and nail varnishes, I’d say mix things up and try out the New Look range. But when it comes to your everyday basics you rely on, stick to what you know and love!
Have you tried the New Look range? Have you tried any other high street store’s beauty range? Let me know in the comments!

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