May 03, 2011

new cid cosmetics reviews

A couple of months ago I went to a speed PR event where I met six different brands and New CID Cosmetics was one of them. I was actually lucky enough to meet the founder of the brand Kelly Colman and the Creative Director Rupert Kingston so I had a chance to ask them plenty of questions which was great. I walked away from the event with plenty of things to try out but for now I will start off by reviewing three of the products..


i - blossom Pressed Powder Blush Stamp -
If like me you are one of those people that pretty much carries everything but the kitchen sink around with you this kind of product is really handy. I hate having to take a blush compact, a separate brush and even sometimes a separate mirror around in my make up bag with me, but thankfully this product has combined all three in a small compact. You simply dot a stamp of the product on each cheek and then blend with your fingers while looking in the attached mirror and then just screw the lid back on, perfect for when you are on the move. I really like the colour also, but I think it has just a tad too much shimmer which may put people off. It doesn't look quite so shimmery once it's on your cheeks but I would prefer a matte shade. There is also 9g of product which is a third more than a Mac blusher which makes it good value for money too, and they come in two alternate shades.

Price: £18.50
Available on the New CID cosmetics website, here.


i - shadow quad in 'Laguna' -

Firstly, how gorgeous are those colours! They are all very well pigmented apart from the colour in the bottom right corner which was slightly tricky to work with. The compact itself is sleek and stylish and comes with a great smudging brush to create a smoky eye.

Price: £21.50
Available on the New CID cosmetics website, here.



i - gel Long Wear Gel Eye Liner Trio in Granite, Graphite and Carbon -

And finally on to my favourite product at the moment. I've always found gel eye liner a hassle up until now; I found that lots I tried dried out far too quickly and were messy to apply. I can honestly say that even from someone who is fairly clumsy most of the time, this product is so easy to use. I love the little round pot that the three shades come in not only because it's nice and small but it also has a genius second plastic lid to completely stop the liner from drying out. I also found that the colours are so pigmented that you barely need to use any product, the tiniest amount will do the job. The brush also works well and creates a winged eye liner look quickly and easily. The liner lasts all day without smudging and for me it's an all round winner! I've also used it in one of my youtube videos, so have a look at that too, here.

Price: £21.50
Available on Feel Unique for £19.35, here.

I have some more New CID Cosmetics reviews coming up soon so keep an eye out for those. I have also been informed that the brand do not test on animals. They also have a fab range of brushes that are made from synthetic fibres on their website, here.

6 comments:

  1. Wow, these all look like amazing products! The blush stamp is a really good idea, but I think you're right - less shimmer!

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  2. how bloody gorgeous are those colours in the e/s quad??!! and that gel liner trio is genius, I reckon id love the granite shade as its just that bit different xxx

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  3. The blush stamp is so cool, I'd really love to try out! Great reviews ! :)

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  4. I love those shadows! And the blush is really pretty too.

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  5. I've never tried a blush in that type of thing before. I love the shade :) xo

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  6. The eye gel looks fab! love the different colours.. The grey has to be my fave!

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