Wednesday, 17 November 2010

The Perfect Christmas Gift No.2: New CID

When these exquisitely packaged beauties arrived on my doorstep this weekend, I was in love at first sight! New CID is not a cosmetics brand you hear a lot about, and I don't own any other products from their range so I had no idea what to expect.

The the packaging is gorgeous: sturdy, clean and ultra-modern. The two products I recieved were the i-shadow quad in Aspen and the i-glow highlighting/blush powder in Coral Crush.

The eyeshadow palette is what stood out to me the most, spurring me to include it in the 'perfect gift' series. It really is the perfect smokey eye kit that everyone could, and would use. It even comes with applicators that are less useless than the usual, including a mini angled liner brush (perfect for traveling or keeping in your bag for a day-to-night make up transition!)

They don't come cheap at £21 but are competitively priced for their quality. They do an amazing range of truly wearable palettes, which can be hard to find (Isn't there just always one colour that's a bit dodgey and never gets used?!)

The Highlighter is equally as beautiful, a pretty coral pink colour with gold veining. It leaves a beautiful sheen to the skin but for the price (£23.50) I really think you are paying for the packaging (MAC's almost identical Mineralize Skin Finishes are £19.50 so I find it hard to justify paying that much). Having said that - if you didn't manage to get your hands on a limited edition MAC MSF, New CID may do some great alternatives for just a few pounds more.


Overall I'm really impressed with these products, and I'll definitely be picking up more of the eye shadow palettes for Christmas gifts this year!

Has anyone else tried New CID? Opinions Please!

Fleur x
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  1. when i went to london a few weeks ago, they offered my mum a free makeover at the counter and it looked really nice. they used that i-glow highlighter. i want to get it her for christmas, do you know any cheaper alternatives to it?

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  2. I've got their bronzer in Rio which is ok..not amazing.. definitely not worth the money though!

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  3. They look so pretty! x

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  4. I haven't tried it yet but I have seen some of their products on ASOS. They have the eyeshadow you show on sale and a few other items: http://www.asos.com/Beauty/A-To-Z-Of-Brands/New-Cid/Cat/pgecategory.aspx?cid=11520&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1

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