There’s a lot of good make-up doing the rounds at the moment and this is one thing that grabbed my attention. New CID are a brand that keep popping up on my radar and seem to make great quality, modern and funky products. This is the latest addition to the range – a lip, cheek and eye set that’s perfect for weekends away or just space saving in your handbag. The set contains four eyeshadows, three lip colours and a blusher and they vary in colour intensity so there’s something for every occasion.
The container itself is made of card (unusually) and flips open to reveal the top palette and mirror; the lip and cheek drawer is actually completely removable making it easy to trot over to the mirror. I would’ve preferred the packaging to be plastic just for durability, but the card is reinforced and quite hard wearing… plus I guess you can recycle it!
The colours of the eyeshadow are quite muted and neutral, but you can build them up easily for a stronger result. I love the fact that the forth is a matte finish so you really can have a play and create different looks.
The lip colours are quite translucent and although described as a lipstick, I would say these are a mix between lipstick and gloss – you don’t get a huge amount of colour, just a hint of a tint. The blush did scare me slightly as it’s super pink, but if you use a small amount on the apples of your cheeks and blend out it can look really fresh and ‘Spring’ like!
At £24 I think this is a really good price for what you get and is a great introduction to the brand if you haven’t given it a whirl before. Just be careful that the case doesn’t get wet or you may end up with a very colourful, but soggy, mess in your bag!