We had a bit of a kerfuffle dealing with Beauty UK to be honest... When Paperbacks & Beauty Facts announced our launch, Beauty UK got in touch and offered to send us all some products to try. We were all really excited about this as we were so new and it was amazing to be recognised at such an early stage. HOWEVER, it all went downhill after that! Basically we (I actually had nothing to do with it but thankfully a couple of the girls took charge of it!) ended up pretty much fighting with them in order to actually get the items, it seemed like they had changed their mind and didn't want to give us them anymore... Finally we got them and although I did love the pink jiffy bag, it did seem a bit 'flung together'. I think we were supposed to get a foundation, blush and nail varnish each but Charlotte got two nail varnishes and Hayley and I got none haha!
Anyway, rant over! Firstly, the foundation is called Matte FX and I got the lightest shade, no. 1 Ivory, but it's too dark for me. I am cool toned (i.e. pink based) and most high street foundations are warm (yellow) for some reason! I can't wear this alone so obviously I can't give a very thorough review. My Illamasqua foundation is too pale for me so I can mix it with this until I get a better colour. In the photo I used a primer underneath, and as you can see the colour is definitely not right even though I did add a bit of the lighter one in. I set it with an ELF powder which I don't really like but I'm trying to use it up... It definitely does have a matte finish to it and it doesn't look too cakey - helps if you don't wear a crappy powder over it! This foundation is only £2.99 and comes in 4 shades so if you can find a shade which matches your skintone then it's probably worth giving it a go, it is a bit of a bargain!
Fortunately the blusher from Beauty UK is a happier story. I really like the colour, it's not something I would normally wear so it's always good to try those! The one I got is called Rustic Peach and it's a peachy/coral colour with gold shimmer through it. In the packaging it looks like really chunky gold glitter but fortunately it translates to just a nice gold glow on the skin. This is also £2.99.
I will probably use up the foundation and not repurchase, but I am looking forward to using the blusher.