Misslyn Cosmetics started 30 years ago in Italy with nail and lash products, and over the years the brand has grown considerably. Today Misslyn Cosmetics can be found in over 40 countries, and it’s a brand I’d never experienced until recently but they are available from Beauty Bay here in the UK.
The whole aim of the Misslyn brand is to create beauty products which are affordable so you can achieve a full makeup look without breaking the bank. I really like the branding of their products, as it’s almost as if it’s a mixture of theBalm, Benefit and Soap and Glory with a kitsch, retro vibe and I had no idea they had such a diverse product range.
Misslyn Face Shaping Brush £10.50
First of all can we discuss how pretty this brush is?! The handle has a super pretty pastel pink to fuschia pink ombre design on the handles and ferrule, and the bristles are white and fade to pink. I didn’t expect the brush to be so weighty, but it’s beautifully made. The bristles are nice and dense, and extremely soft for the application of powders or creams. I’ve been enjoying using this for applying highlighter but it also works well for bronzer and blush too.
Misslyn Beach Please Bronzing & Contouring Powder £7.50
These powder bronzers are giving me serious theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer vibes. There are six different shades to choose from depending on your skintone and I have Vitamin Sea which is a neutral toned light bronze shade, and Aloha All Day which is a cooler toned deeper brown.
The lightest shade within the range is Vitamin Sea and it works really well for my super pale skin as a bronzer, but Aloha All Day lends itself well as a contour shade thanks to its cool undertone. I am so impressed with the blendability of these bronzers, they are just so smooth and blend like a dream so I can’t believe it’s only £7.50 as I feel like the formula is actually better than Benefit’s Hoola.
Misslyn Eye-Mazing Eyeshadow Set – Oh So Bright £7.50
This eyeshadow trio is so bright my photos don’t do it justice as they’re neon. The set includes three powder eyeshadows and a double ended sponge applicator, with a vibrant pinky purple, a neon reddy orange and a neon yellow all of which are matte. I know neon eyeshadows are notoriously hard to formulate but these very bold swatches are on unprimed skin, and again they’re £7.50.
I don’t think I could ever be brave enough to wear the yellow but I think #pinkypromise and #kindahot might work as eyeliner shades, but if you’re on the hunt for a very bright eyeshadow palette this trio is well worth a look as they’re very pigmented and not at all dry and dusty like some bright shadows can be.
Misslyn Cosmetics Treat Me Sweet Powder Blush £7.50
There are six shades of blush and I have the Missing Your Kissing shade which is a peachy pink matte blush with golden shimmer particles. The pigment on the blush is on the sheer side, but I know that I prefer blushes that require building up as it’s so easy to go overboard on your blush and blush is usually the last product I apply before using setting spray so I don’t want to have to remove all of my makeup and start again. It’s smooth and easy to blend, but it does need to be built up and the shimmer particles aren’t too visible on the skin so don’t like the shimmery appearance in the pan put your off.
Misslyn Mermazing Glow Strobing Cream £7
I believe there’s just one shade available for the Strobing Cream, but it’s a very pretty translucent pink shade which doesn’t add colour to the skin, only a sheen. I did have to layer it up in this swatch photo so you could see it, but when applied to the skin normally it looks a lot more subtle. It’s the perfect everyday highlighter as it doesn’t look glittery or OTT, but makes the skin look luminous and healthy.
Misslyn Cosmetics Glow For It! Strobing Powder £7.50
If cream highlighters aren’t your thing, this strobing powder is gorgeous! It looks quite intense in the pan and I was worried it would look glittery or disco-ball like on the skin, but again it’s pretty subtle yet really, really pretty. It has a slight lilac tone which complements my cool undertone really well, and I love how it looks on the skin especially when applied with the aforementioned Misslyn Face Shaping Brush.
Misslyn Stay With Me! Matte Fixing Spray £8.25
The setting spray claims to create a mattifying, protective shield over your makeup via a fine, lightweight mist. The 50ml mini size of the bottle as it’s ideal for chucking in your handbag for on the go. I don’t have oily skin so I don’t need a mattifying setting spray to combat shine, but it still works well as a setting spray over the top of my makeup and it doesn’t sting my sensitive skin either which is always a bonus. It’s not the best setting spray I’ve used, but it’s effective for the price and the packaging is really cute.
Misslyn Lip Candy Palette – Red Kiss Edition £10.50
Lip palettes can be so hit and miss as some can be really greasy and lacking in pigment, but these shades pack a punch and actually tint the lips once the colour has worn away except for Soda Pop but it’s a pale peach so it’s to be expected. Due to how compact the palette is, I think it would be a great option for carrying in your makeup bag in your handbag as you can use your fingertip to apply or the dual ended brush within the palette to add colour to the lips and as they’re all quite sheer, you don’t have to worry about wearing a matching lip liner.
I would love to know if you’ve ever tried anything from Misslyn Cosmetics? What do you think of these products? Let me know in the comments below…