Smooch cosmetics is a new UK brand. The image is very girly and mischievous and somewhat reminiscent of the now discontinued Pout brand in my opinion.
The brand has a lower price point than I would tend towards (I mostly have bad luck with the more budget friendly brands, so I consider myself a justified makeup snob) however I liked the look of the packaging ( it has a rubber feel to it, similar to NARS) and the colour range and as there was a 50% off offer on I thought there was not much to lose.
The shadow duo's (£9.50 each) I bought were:
Dare to bare (Frosty white peach paired with a frosty golden peachy beige.)
Seattle (Shimmery gold/beige paired with a shimmery cool brown)
Twilight (Frosty white silver pared with a blue toned pewter with micro glitter)
The pigment is good, they feel quite smooth and blend and last quite well, however they are very crumbly.The finishes are too frosty/shimmery for my taste so I blend the shadows out, which works well to reduce the intensity.
Swatches L-R: Twilight, Dare to bare, Seattle
The two lipsticks I got (£7.50 each), whilst similar colours in the tube, apply and feel very different.
Truffle is a warm brown rose (heavier on the brown) with a slight glossy finish, it feels comfortable, lightweight and moisturising. Naughty is a matte warm brick red, the pigment is more intense and the finish is not as moisturising though its more long lasting than Truffle.
Picture below Naughty on the left, Truffle on the right.
I got one blush in the shade Sugar Rush (£8.50). Its a warm peachy/beige with a touch of silver sparkle.
I'm not a fan of sparkle on the cheeks but it looks more like shimmer from a normal distance and its only when you get really close up can you see the sparkle.
Swatches below L-R:Sugar Rush blusher, Naughty Lipstick, Truffle Lipstick
The blushers are the same size as the duos, compacts pictured below:
Overall the quality level and finish of products is along the lines of Too Faced, albeit a bit better and at a cheaper price. My stand outs are Seattle eyeshadow and lipstick in Truffle. The 50% off only lasts till 16th September 2011, and I am very tempted to put another order in (the prices I have put in this post are their normal full price).
I bought all these from smoochcosmeticsuk.com