Next Beauty Launch Event and Review




I was invited back in March to attend the Next Beauty launch in Central London and I was super excited as usual. I think it was definitely one of the first events I attended this year so it was a pretty special one for me. I love to shop in Next for other non-beauty items because they have great quality. I don't think I had tried anything from their beauty section apart from their fragrances and body mists which I really like. I was really curious to see what was on offer and how the quality compared to other beauty products on the high street.


The event was held in the lovely Ice Tank which is such an amazing venue for blogger and press events. I think I may have attended quite a few blogger events here in the past and it always looks stunning. I got there slightly late because I was working so late that day but I was happy to be out mingling with other bloggers and learning more about the new launches.



In addition to trying out the new range (also known as the Make Me Beautiful range) and getting pampered, YouTuber and Blogger Lydia Millen was going to show us two tutorials- A day look and a night look. I decided to take some photos while everything was looking pristine and the products looked incredible and so Instagram worthy. The venue was packed full of bloggers and other beauty enthusiasts and you could tell people were quite curious to check these products out.





I was just in awe at the wide range of products available. I was like "when did all this happen?" I honestly had no idea. There were eyeshadow palettes including quads, bronzers, lipsticks, highlighters, etc. The only thing I did not notice was foundation and I wonder if they will launch this at some point. However, they had some lovely bronzers which works on a variety of skin tones and I think that's commendable. The best part is the prices are super affordable and the quality is quite good compared to other high street counterparts (although I prefer Next Beauty packaging).




I have to say I am well impressed with the products available. There were lovely shades of purple and plum which will always have a soft spot in my heart. I also spied warm bronze shades which made my heart flutter every time. I also have to mention that I love their packaging as it is quite attractive. It's quite sturdy as well and it does not look too cheap at all. 





Of course, there were some home ware goodies which I know many bloggers will adore and I just could not get over how cute they were. Next has always been known for their amazing home ware section but when they add some beauty elements to their home range, it becomes quite spectacular. I know I will be popping over for some blogging props much later although my room is so full of them but a blogger can never have too much props. 



When I got there, I think Lydia was rounding off her first tutorial/look and she looked lovely. I have to say it can be nerve wrecking doing your makeup and filming it in front of many watchful eyes but she did an amazing job. She also interacted with the audience really well which is by no means an easy feat. I can’t even talk properly while doing my own makeup how much more making eye contact and conversing with people I don’t really know. A big well done to her!!


Once the first tutorial was over, we had a little break and I decided to sample the delicious menu. Seriously, the organisers went out of their way by providing a nice three course meal in bite size bowls. There were canap├ęs, noodles, wined chicken (delicious) and other desserts. There were also an assortment of drinks on standby.



Once I had stuffed my face, I went downstairs to get pampered. There was a makeup station and a nail bar but I didn't end up getting any makeovers because there was a little queue (and I was distracted by the gorgeous Next Beauty products). Everything looked so beautiful and you can imagine I went a little crazy with the snaps.



Soon it was time for Lydia’s second tutorial- Her night look. I was quite keen to see and learn new tips on converting a day makeup to a night one. I loved her night look and she finished it off with a red lip. I tried to take a nice shot of her but believe me, the venue was well packed and I am only 5ft3 (hehehehe excuses). I did not get a good shot of her finished look but it looked beautiful as you would imagine.



Once the tutorial was over, I chatted a little bit more with some bloggers and the PR before I left for home. I was kindly gifted a Bornzer, Chubby Lippy, Nail Polishes and an Eyeshadow Palette. I have tested them out for almost a month so I feel I can give a detailed review.





Make Me Beautiful Eyeshadow Palette* //Link // £10
I was super excited when I saw this in the goody bag because you all know I am a proper eyeshadow palette junkie. I loved the colours as I knew they would be amazing to create a light everyday neutral look. The packaging is really compact,  cute and very travel-friendly. It also has a small mirror which I love because it makes application easier. Inside the palette, you get 10 eyeshadows which are made up of neutral colours and a brush (not a fan of any eyeshadow brush that comes in a palette except a few rare ones). The color pay off and pigmentation on my skin tone was surprisingly better than I thought but I think it may be best suited if you have a lighter complexion. However, there are a few colours in the palette which I love and use often. They eyeshadows have a metallic vibe which I like because it improves their pigmentation but again the texture is nor buttery or easy to blend. The eyeshadow works so much better on my skin tone with a primer and sometimes a cream eyeshadow as a base. One I added a primer and/or a cream eyeshadow, the pigmentation and lastign power greatly improved.  If you love a light neutral look and a palette that has easy to use colours, you would love this palette. I do have my eyes on the Quads which I think are baked and their texture seemed better so I will be treating myself to one soon.





Make Me Beautiful Bronzer*//Link // £8
This is definitely one of my favourite products from the entire range and it's also multi tasking for me. I use it as a highlighter, bronzer and an eyeshadow and I love it. It has five mini sections which starts off as light shades (for highlighting) and ends as golden or darker shades (for bronzing). I don't really use the highlighting side on my face because it can be slightly ashy or too out there but it is amazing as a brow highlight or lid colour. I absolutely love the darker shades because they complement my complexion so well. The golden hues really looks flattering on my skin tone especially when it bounces off good lighting. I am really impressed with this highlighter and I love the packaging. It is also very pigmented so a light hand is very much needed if you want to avoid looking like a disco ball.





Make Me Beautiful Cherry Red Chubby Lippy* //Link //£8
This is another favourite of mine and I love how pigmented it is on my lips. It is a beautiful cherry red shade which I think would be flattering on many skin tones including darker ones. The formula is super smooth and applies so well regardless of how chapped my lips are. I love the chubby packaging and most importantly, it can be rolled up and down which is so handy. The lasting power is rather impressive as I have put it on in the morning, eaten, had some coffee and yet it was still on my lips. It did fade after a good while but it left a beautiful stain on my lips which I love as it looks quite natural. It is a creamy finish but it does not sit heavy or greasy on my lips. It is just the perfect lip product for me because I can hardly feel it on my lips which is my preferred finish. It's totally worth a try if you are looking to try at least one product from the range



Make Me beautiful Nail Polishes* //Link  //£4
Last but not least are the nail polishes which have such pretty packaging. I don't know why but I am quite partial to square shaped nail polish bottles. I feel like they are look so much more elegant than the traditional round bottles. Anyway, I received two gorgeous shades - Frozen and Molten Platinum. I am not too fussy when it comes to nail polishes per say but I do like a good formula that lasts long without chapping. The formula is a good one and you can achieve a good finish with just one coat. I don't really like going for darker nails during Summer/Spring so I know Molten Platinum will be perfect for the Autumn/Winter season. The second shade Frozen is a pretty colour that can be worn on its own or over another nail polish. It has a pretty iridescent blue shade that catches the light in a flattering way. It has some tiny glitter particles in it which adds some character when you add it on top of other regular nail polish. Most importantly, it is quite easy to remove because I love adding glitter but I dread having to remove it but I didn't have that problem with this nail polish.


Overall Thoughts
I am really impressed with the Next Beauty range particularly the bronzing block and lip products. I know I will be in store checking out some of the baked eyeshadow quads I saw displayed. I swatched a few of them and the pigmentation and texture was incredible. I really enjoyed the event so much and it was one event that was packed to the brim with loads of bloggers and beauty enthusiasts. A big thank you to Next Beauty for inviting me to this lovely event and for all the goodies I was kindly gifted. I hope you enjoyed this post and see you in my next one. Have you tried any products from Next Beauty range?
*Gifted PR Sample, read my full disclaimer here.

4 comments :

  1. So many lovely products, the shimmer brick style product is so pigmented! Lovely photos, thanks for sharing x

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    1. All the products were really swoon worthy and I had an amazing time. Thank you for your lovely comment...xx

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  2. This looks like a really cool event. So many of those products are on my list now -Hanna Lei

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    1. It was an enjoyable event. Next beauty products are totally worth checking out and they are affordable. Thanks for stopping by...xx

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