After liking the sample of the Christopher Drummond foundation I tried, and with a Paypal balance burning a hole in my psyche (why doesn't that ever seem like real money?) I decided to buy a few colour products from the Christopher Drummond line. These are: Blush in Plush Pink, eyeshadow in Marrom and liquid lipstick in Pink Kiss.
Swatches: top Pink Kiss lipstick, bottom left Plush Pink blush, bottom right Marrom eyeshadow. The eyeshadow and blush are both well pigmented, and the swatches and picture of these applied is without any primer underneath them. I actually find the blush a little too pigmented - I have to pick up colour on my brush from the amount deposited on the puff from being in the pot - if I pick up colour directly from the pot I get overcooked cheeks, and I find the colour goes a bit orangey. The eyeshadow is lovely quality, but a little too close to the actual colour of my eyes, and I feel it can make me look a bit tired if I'm not careful with it. I think it'd be gorgeous on blue or green eyes though, and I'm planning on buying the Amethyst eyeshadow which I think will work better on me. The lipstick is lightly scented with orange blossom, and gives a pretty and natural pink sheen to the lips.
Products applied. I'm also wearing the veludo foundation in Creme, Finishing powder in Bianca, and rms Beauty uncover up concealer in 11, Shu Uemura hard brow pencil in Seal Brown and Le Metier De Beaute black mascara.
I like the products, and I plan to buy more from this line, but I don't feel that the packaging reflects the price point being charged. There's little commonality in the packaging; the lipstick has a Christopher Drummond label on the top, the blush lid has pink lettering, the eyeshadow is labelled on the side of the jar, not the top. It all feels a bit thrown together to me, and at a luxury price point I expect the packaging to be very well-presented and all items to be recognisable as the same brand (for a good example of this done well, rms Beauty.)
The blush cost £23.50 for 2g , the eyeshadow cost £14.50 for 1.3g (Anastasia, if you're reading this I already know you're going to tell me off!) and the liquid lipstick costs £11. I bought these from www.justbeautydirect.co.uk.