I went to the launch of Une Cosmetics last week..although I reported on it coming to the UK in March. Une is the new brand developed by Bourjois. In truth, I was expecting not to like it really and had already formed an opinion that it wasn’t going to be nearly as ‘natural’ as it is touted to be. So, once again, my preconceptions were blown out of the water. I genuinely liked the range – two stand out products that went straight into my make up bag are Breezy Cheeks Blush; a simple, slide-open-mirror-lid powder/creme pink (unbelievable that nobody thought of that before) that goes onto cheeks as a natural looking flush, and Skin Glow Pencil – a concealer pencil that’s feather soft on application and brilliant for literally scribbling out dark circles, blemishes and bringing a bit of soft focus to deep set lines. The range colour chart (25 products in 164 shades) reminded me of a Farrow & Ball paint chart – the shades are all muted, natural and elegantly smoky, but if you love brights, you’ll be disappointed. As far as the natural credentials go, some of the products contain literally 100% natural origin ingredients – many with ECOcert certifcation, so far from the brand being less natural than I thought it would be, it turns out to be far, far more so! This is a range for girls who like soft, natural looking shades that won’t scare the horses. In fact, it would be a great starter range if you haven’t worn make up before. It launches next week, with prices starting at £4.99 at Superdrug and Boots.

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