Miners, Miners, Miners.
Predominantly known for their lip loving Tin o Tints, Miners are very much an unsung hero of the budget beauty realm. Miss Budget Beauty has sung their prizes since before I can remember and I’ve received several packages of new releases from the brand, some of which have hit and some of which have missed. But then that’s the case with most beauty brands.
Miners tend to follow beauty trends: they offer value for your buck and perform alongside some of the bigger contenders with their new releases, but then there are a few that fall short of expectations and get tossed into a “meh” pile of products you had higher hopes for.
When Miners deliver though, they truly deliver and when I saw one of their stands situated within Co Op pharmacy at Freeport Talke I had to mentally stop myself from bagging a few weeks wages worth of my holy grail powder from their Fresh Faced range. This powder was released alongside the Fresh Faced foundation and concealer, neither of which I could particularly make work for my oily skin which requires a high coverage base. Used in the shade “Transluscent Ivory” this powder is a super pale power which is perfect for mattifying the skin and providing a little extra coverage without looking cakey and crusty like some powders can. As well as that, it’s important to note that the Fresh Faced range is Paraben free.
The Bronzer & Blusher Blend is a swirl of colour which Miss Budget Beauty has banged on about as long as I’ve watched her videos. Every now and then she’ll pull it out in a favourites video or use it in a tutorial and she’ll sing its praises for its adaptability, glowy without glitter and shimmer finish and buildable colour and I think… I need to have this in my make up bag. With Miners products being on 3 for 2 and seeing this on the concessions stand I figured it would be rude not to pick up the shade Sunblushed to see whether Khila was correct. Low and behold Miss Budget Beauty aka Queen of the Budget Makeup Products strikes again. Glowy, build able and more of a blush than a bronzer this has been gracing my cheeks since it waltzed into my makeup bag on last weekend.
The third of the products I picked up is The Matte Factor lip paint which won in its category in the Shout Beauty Awards. I prefer matte lip colours in the autumn as I find they stain your lips rather than just sitting on top of them looking greasy (and of course the absence of gloss means your fly away hair doesn’t stick to your lips and leave with stripes of your lippie across your face). These lip paints leave a silky velveteen finish to the lips and they come in a variety of shades, of which I picked the Berry-tastic “Deep Red”. It’s a nice berry shade, gives a wash of colour to the lips without being crazy “deep” and “gothic” something which can be a bit too much for work. A nice matte colour nonetheless.
Weighing in at £4.99 for the Bronzer & Blusher Blend and £3.99 for both The Matte Factor and Fresh Faced Powder this mini Miners haul definitely shows that this budget brand definitely rivals some of the similarly priced drugstore ranges you’d find in the likes of Superdrug and Boots – I just wish it was more readily available for lunchtime splurges as to date it’s only available in select Co Op pharmacies and online.