I’ve seen these boxes from Frontcover Cosmetics in my local Boots store and have always picked them up and put them down again, basically because I haven’t been able to test the quality. When the Hot Rods set arrived with my postie yesterday morning I ripped the box open and started to have a play. Frontcover is the brainchild of Liz and Michelle, both of whom have extensive knowledge and experience in the beauty industry – they wanted to create a brand that matched beauty with fashion and a little bit of expertise. This means that Frontcover cosmetics come in these handy little boxes that not only contain the product, but ‘how to’ guides, tips, tricks and even accessories.
The packaging in my opinion is a little excessive for only six pencils and a sharpener, but it does give a lot of room for the explanations and pictures, making this more of an experience than just a product purchase. For anyone that always wants to experiment and push the boundaries of their make-up expertise I’m sure this is a great range for you. What I was most concerned about was the quality of the products… for £15 I wasn’t expecting the pencils to be great (read scratchy and cheap) but they really were. (Great, not scratchy and cheap!) The colours included are lilac, turquoise, blue, brown and navy – all great pay-offs after only one swipe of the pencil. You get a better result after a few layers, but the formula is creamy and smooth so the smudgers on the end of the pencil can be used well.
The pencils are metallic so that you get a really strong result on the eye, making way for experimentation and layering. You even get a highlighter pencil in the pack to use around the corner of the eyes to really brighten and contrast against the colour, and a sharpener to keep those pencils in tip-top condition. For £15 I think it’s an absolute bargain – that works out £3 for each pencil, plus a free highlighter/sharpener… you won’t get anything cheaper that doesn’t scratch your eye out. These boxes would make fab presents or even a treat for yourself… you can’t grumble at great colours for less than a couple of Mojitos.