Desk to Date

Living in London and having a pretty hectic social life I spend at least three nights a week attempting to brush up my face from a day of work ready for a night of fun. Shoving half my make-up bag into my handbag or desk drawer is never ideal, so this little kit from Front Cover Cosmetics is the perfect saviour. ‘Desk to Date’ contains everything you need to perk yourself up from a fresh faced office lovey to a sexy siren ready for a night out on the town. It includes four baked eyeshadows, blusher, highlighter, mascara, lipgloss, khol pencil and all the tools you need to apply them.

I’m always really surprised at the quality of Front Cover as for some reason I associate it with the cheapy Christmas sets you get that your Great Aunt buys you. Their sets couldn’t be further from that though as the products are fab, great quality and colours, and matched up with the accessories and ‘how to’ make them must-haves. The eyeshadows in this set are really lovely and remind me of the little round eyeshadows that Bourjois do – baked domes of greatness that give you a perfect pay-off and blend really well.

The four eyeshadow shades

The blush and highlighter shades are subtle, providing a little flush of colour rather than an impactful sculpting tool. The formula is soft and blendable and the colours do catch the light, so keeping in theme with the strong eyes within the set these are matched well. One of the shades is split too so you can mix them together to get a really matched colour to your skintone.

Blush and two highlighters

‘Desk to Date’ also contains a mascara, mascara sealer, double-ended lipgloss, khol and tools. I haven’t tried the mascara because I’m massively fussy with this kind of thing, but the gloss is pleasant enough for chucking in your desk drawer and the tools great quality considering this set only costs £18.00. The only thing I don’t like about this is that you can’t take the eyeshadows or blush/highlighter out of the box. Everything else can be removed and used but for these products you have to keep them in this giant black thing!

I’m getting quite fond of this little range as I don’t think you’ll find products as good quality for the same price anywhere on the High Street. For £18.00 you’re getting nine products plus a few tools, so you can’t argue with that. The brushes are soft and sturdy so they’re a welcome addition to my brush collection regardless of this set. I love the double ended eye applicator which comes in really handy for blending and creating a smokey look, plus the eyeshadows are worth the set alone. This is taking pride of place in my desk drawer for the foreseeable future.



  1. Eli
    January 30, 2011 / 2:31 pm

    This seems to be a set containing EVERYTHING to get you going! Most sets don't include brushes and other applicators even if they contain a blush, so they are kinda useless to travel with, although they claim to be travel-friendly. So this one is a total winner 🙂

  2. London Beauty Queen
    January 30, 2011 / 4:18 pm

    It's so handy to have. I think all their sets are pretty amazing for the price point, especially as they're so well thought through.

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