This summer LIDL launched a new makeup range and it’s rather exciting. Over the past 5 years, we have seen many beauty products from LIDL’s own brand Cien range ranking high in the beauty industry and even winning beauty awards, so this was an exciting launch. The range contains, BB creams, eyeshadows, mascaras. lipsticks, lip glosses and nail polishes and I have loved putting these to the test!
Cien BB Cream, €2.99
This is available in two shades; light & medium – dark. The coverage is surprisingly good and the staying power was impressive. If you like a BB Cream with a bit of extra coverage then this is for you. Cien BB Cream comes with the added bonus of 24 hour moisture and an impressive SPF 15.
Cien Eyeshadow, €1.99
The summer Cien makeup range will consist of 4 shades; Vanilla Cream, Brilliant Brown, Rose Garden & Blue Sapphire. The shades give a soft pigment but are very easy to use. If you are looking for a dramatic look try using these with a damp brush. I think the Vanilla Cream will make for a great highlighter and Rose Garden is a lovely hint of pink on the apples of your cheeks.
Cien Mascara, €2.49
Available in Volume Mascara and Waterproof Mascara, these are a great go-to mascara and just in time for summer holidays! While I am not a huge fan of waterproof mascara, only because it’s so hard to remove, I do think the Volume Mascara is true to it’s label and does offer volume to lashes.
Cien Lipsticks, €2.49
A good slick of colour to your lips can really enhance any look and I am addicted to lipsticks so, these beauts are a great new addition to my massive collection. The collection consists of 6 shades (I received 5 shades) and as you can see the colour range is brilliant. They add a great pop of color to the lips and leave a lovely sheen on the lips. While the lasting power might not be that of a matte lipstick, they do leave lips very hydrated and the colour play off is very impressive. Shade 15 ‘Nude Brown’ is a colour dupe for MAC Velvet Teddy. If you can apply a matching lip liner all over the lips before applying these lipsticks, they will last much longer. With or without lipliner, I’m a fan of these.
Cien Lip Gloss, €1.99
Who doesn’t love a good lip gloss? And these are great! The collection consists of 6 shades; 3 shimmers and 3 flat colours. My favourites are Glitter Pink over a matte lipstick or Sweet Toffee on it’s own. The colour play off of the three flat colour shades are great, as you can see from the swatches and the sponge applicator gives a super easy application. Thankfully, these are not sticky or runny like a lot of lip glosses on the market and they smell so good too! Definitely a perfect handbag essential, especially this summer!
Cien Nail Polish, €1.99
These are the perfect final touches to any look. Available in 4 shades (I received 3), this collection also includes a base coat (first in the image) and a glossy top coat (last in the image). The range includes nudes, eye-catching metallic and a warm berry shade. Warm Berry is my favourite and it’s been on my nails 3 days now with no chips, what a result!
What do you think of the collection? Are you as impressed as I am with the collection?