For beauty emergencies
Amazon has launched it’s very own colour cosmetics range called Find. It has everything from eyeshadow palettes and highlighters, to lip glosses and chip resistant nail polish and it’s all available with Amazon Prime. So if you don’t have time to head to the shops, but desperately need a poppy-red lipstick for your night out then you can order it and have it delivered on the same day.
Offering up the products in a different way, they’re all sold in complimentary bundles. For example, if you needed that red lippie, then you’d get a matching red lip liner as well. There are also cheek bundles that include a highlight and contour stick duo and eye bundles that feature a jet black mascara and eyeliner, plus many more. Your credit card will be happy too, because the prices are all under £20.
And whilst Amazon is not known as a traditional beauty brand, don’t write if off. Team Marie Claire put some of the products to the test and this is what we discovered…
Amazon Find Review
‘I never use pencil eye liners, but this might have converted me. It’s actually quite a creamy formula which glides onto your lash line or lids really easily, perfect for smudgy corners or a smokey eye. Not sure if I’ll ever ditch the liquid eyeliner completely, but it’s definitely something I’ll be keeping in my makeup bag.’ Jadie Troy-Pryde – Acting Social Media Editor
‘I really, really rate this blusher and have been using every day ever since I started testing the products a couple of weeks ago. It’s the perfect pink that mimics a natural flush really well. A small powder brush picks up the pigment so well, so you really don’t need too much, just a touch on the apples of your cheeks.’ Katie Thomas – Digital Beauty Editor
‘The bronzer chubby stick is light and easy to blend, but in my opinion it’s more of a highlighter than a bronzer. The roll on stick is sheer, with so much shimmer that your skin actually sparkles after using it. It’s great for a darker holiday highlighter but for a genuine natural bronzer, it doesn’t do the trick for me.’ Jenny Proudfoot – Junior News Editor
‘Find’s blue mascara is my biggest surprise. I like the applicator, am impressed by volume (you get a full lash effect) and the blue shade really made the green in my eyes pop. It is however a very bright blue so I found my best results came from just using it on the bottom lashes and the tips of my top lashes.’ Jenny Proudfoot – Junior News Editor
‘I wasn’t a fan of the Find lip liner I have to say. While I liked the shade and the roll up crayon format rather than a pencil, it didn’t sit well on my lips. It didn’t really blend and gave an overall cakey look.’ Lucy Abbersteen – Acting Digital Beauty Writer
‘If you want a mascara that you can layer on without ending up with spidery lashes, this is for you. The wand comes with a big, thick brush that fans, lifts and lengthens in just a few quick swipes. It even manages to get to those pesky little lashes on the inner corners.’ Jadie Troy-Pryde – Acting Social Media Editor
‘I love a chubby stick and Find’s offering has a lot of my essential requirements – it’s light, blends easily and the warm pink shade is very flattering. My only issue is the shimmer excess which in my opinion makes it look sparkly and unnatural.’ Jenny Proudfoot – Junior News Editor
‘So very easy to use, quite lightweight creamy formula and easy to blend the edges with your fingertips. The lightest shade is great for pale skin as a lot of highlighters aren’t quite bright enough to do the job, but this one leaves a really nice dewy glow – a bit like moonshine.’ Lucy Abbersteen – Acting Digital Beauty Writer
‘Thoughts: the bronzer, part of the Sunkissed Duo, looked good with it’s slick, no fuss packaging. The product went on smoothly and easily blends, so good for on the go. I prefer more of a matte bronzer as it had some shimmery flecks in it – but would be a great addition to your summer beauty kit.’ Holly Rains – Online Editor
‘I cannot complain about the eye shadow quad. Each shade was super wearable, blended well together and lasted well throughout the day. An excellent addition to my make-up kit.’ Katie Thomas – Digital Beauty Editor