If Benefit and theBalm ever decided to have a baby, Misslyn Cosmetics would be the result. I’d never heard of the brand before I was sent a few products, but they’re bright, bold and fun with retro pop art packaging.
All of their products are cruelty-free, which is great, and they look to have a great selection of products available. They’re available on Beauty Bay and the price point is very purse-friendly. I can be a bit of a makeup snob and my love for high-end makeup is well known, but I’ve really enjoyed trying Misslyn and putting some of their cheek products to the test.
MISSLYN GLOW FOR IT STROBING POWDER – NO. 4 (£7.50)
I am highlighter obsessed, so the Glow For It Strobing Powder had a lot to live up to. This isn’t an in your face highlight, it’s quite subtle but very pretty. It has a lovely champagne tone to it that adds a nice glow to the skin.
With light-reflecting fine pearl particles, it gives the complexion a fresh radiance. Ok, so they won’t see your glow in Space, but if you want something quite delicate, then you’ll like this.
Recently I’ve been wearing a lot less makeup, and a quick dusting of this to my cheekbones has been enough to make my skin look fresher and more awake.
BEACH PLEASE BRONZING & CONTOUR POWDER – NO. 56 BARBADOS BABE (£7.50)
We’re at the time of year when I reach for bronzers above blushers as I don’t want to look pale in the sunshine but I can’t be bothered to fake tan. This is a nice medium brown that is quite natural and has a matte texture.
I can’t comment too much on what it’s like to contour with as I don’t contour, but I’d say you would want to be quite sparing with it. It does give a nice warmth to the skin without being too muddy or orange.
You can build up the coverage if it’s a bit too natural for you, but I’m so pale the I found I didn’t need to use a lot at all.
MAKE IT LAST FOREVER MATTIFYING COMPACT POWDER – NO. 6 CINNAMON CRUSH (£7.50)
In this heat, a mattifying powder can be a great option to keep oil at bay as well as keeping your makeup in place. This comes in two different shades so you’re a bit limited in terms of skin tone.
It is the wrong shade for me and a translucent one would have been much better, but it definitely mattifies the complexion and reduces oil.
I would say that this was the product that I was least impressed with and I probably won’t reach for it much, but if you can make it work for your complexion then you might get on with it.
FACE SHAPING BRUSH
The final product I was sent was the Face Shaping Brush. I love the metallic pink design and the bristles are nice and soft. It fits into the contours of your face easily and doesn’t pick up too much product so you’re not wasting lots of powder.
Overall, for the price, I’ve been quite impressed with Misslyn and their cheek products. I’d probably say this brand is more suited to teenagers than someone knocking on 36, but it’s fun and cute and won’t break the bank.
* These products were sent to me for PR purposes