New Bargain Brand Alert: Flormar

February 29, 2012


Judging by the popularity of budget brands such as Essence, Catrice, NYC et al, us Irish girls are fond of a bargain. We can't all afford the likes of MAC and YSL all the time, and it is possible to get decent quality products at a fairer price if you know what to look for.

This is where the Internet is your best friend, and how many people, myself included, stumble upon beauty blogs in the first place. Googling reviews of products is a seriously efficient and quick way of finding out what is good and cheap out there! I'd be lying if I said I thought that everything made by, say, Essence is amazing - I'm not a fan of their powders, for instance, but a bit of research will prevent you from wasting money on dud products!


As an avid reader of beauty blogs from every corner of the world, I was really surprised when I came across a new cosmetics stand in my local A Wear, the name of which I had never heard before. I got to swatching and was really impressed with the pigmentation of this baked eyeshadow (it was about a fiver!), picked it up and went on my way.

A bit of quick Googling at home told me that Flormar started out in Milan, but is now manufactured in Istanbul. It's another welcome addition to the range of affordable brands on the Irish market, and I'm already dying to try out more of their products. The lipsticks looked really nice and bright with good pigmentation, and the baked blushers are also really pretty.



More about the actual eyeshadow itself - this is a very, very nice product for the price. The packaging is extremely similar to MAC's Mineralise shadows and pigmentation is great - check out the swatches below! I chose this shade combination as I thought it would really make my blue eyes pop, and the darker shade is very similar, if a little less red than one of my favourite eyeshadows ever, MAC Antiqued. My friend Jenny also gave it a shot, and it looked stunning on her dark eyes too.


What do you make of this? Let me know if you've tried any Flormar products!



11 comments:

  1. their lipsticks are amazing, I especially love the Supermatte and Longlasting lines!

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  2. I really like that! Trip in to A wear is due me thinks!

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    1. Gorge isn't it!? Definitely do!

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  3. I keep meaning to try these out! They have blushes that look nice!

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    1. The blushes are on my list ;)

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  4. they have great eyeshadows, esp the Neon ones. I personally adore their nail polishes, such pigmentation, color range and quality for a low price!

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    1. Oooh nail polishes too?! Yay!

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  5. I'm really excited to try this brand now! I do love a bargain! :)

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