Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Beauty UK 'Halo' | MAC MSF Dupe?

Never before had I ventured into the brand 'Beauty UK' because to be honest, I knew it was cheap and had an idea in my head that it would be rubbish. Don't get me wrong, I know a lot of cheaper brands have some amazing products (Collection Lasting Perfection, I'm looking at you) but for some reason, I just had this assumption that it was cheap and tacky and I had never been tempted to even look at the products properly let alone buy any.

All that changed when I was having a browse through the blushers on the Superdrug website and I spotted a pink blusher my friend had been raving about not so long before. It was only then that I clicked what brand it was and so I thought I'd take a closer look. I thought this baked blusher in the shade 'Halo' looked fairly pretty so of course I headed to google to find some blog reviews. It was there that I saw it being compared to Macs Mineralise Skin Finish in 'Soft and gentle'. Sold.

When my Superdrug order arrived (a fairly large order might I add) it was actually this product I was most excited to try. So much so that I had to swatch before taking photographs, as you might be able to tell. Naughty beauty blogger. This is the most gorgeous highlight I have ever used. Despite being advertised in the blusher section, the colour and shimmer of this would definitely come under highlight in my books. I'm sure the name of this was blusher but now I look at the website they're named 'baked box', so maybe they've changed it or maybe I got it wrong. But they are in the blusher section on the site.

I'd say it's a slightly peachy, pale pink colour with very light brown running through it. When swatched and applied it comes off as a beautiful peachy toned champagne colour which makes for the perfect natural highlight colour. Not white or silver but a natural skin tone with gorgeous shimmer. This is not one of those horrible glittery highlighters that make you look like a disco ball, it just has a lovely glow and makes you look alive and well rather than 'I'm off to the roller disco'.

If you're wondering about the MSF comparison, that is just a product I've wanted to try for longer than I can remember, hence why I got super excited about a cheaper version. I've never actually used it so if you want a comparison, get googling some other reviews. Or in fact just give it a whirl, at £3.99 it won't break the bank if you don't like it. Although I'm 99% sure you will.

I also bought a Beauty UK lipstick which is the most gorgeous colour, so in the end this brand has come up trumps. I think that's a real phrase.

Have you ever tried any products from Beauty UK? Is there anything else I should pick up?

Emily xxx


  1. It looks so pretty and good quality for the price x

  2. I really want to try this product now, anything cheaper than the Mac MSF is worth a try.


  3. I do love this product, I used it for a while before receiving the MAC soft & gentle for christmas. I love both!

    alice xxx | beauty blog | beauty channel

    1. I love it too! Still kinda want soft and gentle too hehe xx

  4. I love the tone of this and the subtle shimmer, will come in great for Spring/Summer <3

    p.s I have also included your blog in my blogroll just love it! x

    1. I've been wearing it all the time! Aw thanks so much!! xx