Indie Showdown #1

So over thepast few months I’ve been trialling some indie products from different companies and I thought it would be fun to divide them into categories and try and pitch them agaisnt each other to find the cream of the crop. I’m hoping that as I try more indie products that I can do these posts more often.
Disclaimer: Some of these brands I’ve dubbed indie as they are not readily accessible near me, also some are big and well known but independent companies, others are small underdog companies, try not to get angry if I mention something that you would not call indie, this is subjective.
indie products
Eyes and Brows
Fuchsia Brow Duo: This came under this category after I received it and trialled it a while back. This is made up of a little duo with one side being a white wax and the other being a brown powder. The wax I found to be gloopy and stick and I also found the brush to be plasticy. The powder was decent though and was a nice shade of brown.
Billion Dollar Brows Brow Powder: Many of you may not class this as ‘indie’ however in the UK this brand isn’t as well known and after asking a lot of my friends in the UK most of them had never heard of this brand. I received the Brow Powder in Taupe, through a box I was sent by Wantable, the powder is the perfect colour with cool undertones, applies like a dream and stays in place.
And the winner is…
bdb brow powder
Billion Dollar Brow Powder in Taupe

Face and Cheeks
Fuschia Candle Glow Highlighter: A stunning liquid highlighter than is not dissimilar to high beam but is more pink toned. This blends into a dream onto the skin without disturbing makeup and adds a subtle but stunning glow.
Solutions BB Cream: I adore BB Cream and this was still semi decent, my trouble was centred around the shade range which gave me the lightest shade as bright orange.
And the winner is…
fuschia highlighter
Fuschia Candle Glow Highlighter

Fuschia Lip Lacquer in Party Girl: A pigmented hot pink lip lacquer that stays in place and fades evenly, definitely not one for the shy. Unlike many lip lacquers this doesn’t smear around and bleed yet isn’t drying and flaky.
Avon Duo Lipstick and Liner in Bronze: A handy duo with a slightly darker lip liner on one end and a lipstick on the other, I wasn’t a fan of this particular colour but liked the idea of a duo.
And the winner is…
fuschia lip lacquer

Fuschia Lip Lacquer in Party Girl

Skincare and Bodycare:
Espa Pro Optimal Serum: A herbal smelling serum that adds hydration to the skin, intensifies moisturiser and keeps dry skin at bay without adding excess oil to the skin.
Thea Skincare Coffee and Shea Butter Body Scrub: A lovely smelling pot of body scrub designed to be used in the shower to buff and exfoliate skin.
And the winner is…
espa pro serum
ESPA Optimal Skin Pro Serum

Cuccio Colour Nail Colour in Brooklyn Never Sleeps: A stunning cream purple shade that looks rich within one coat, has a touch of shimmer.
Spellbound Nail Lacquer in Catalyst: A beautiful purple polish with added glitter, absolutely beautiful but needs four coats.
And the winner is…
cuccio colour
Cuccio Colour Nail Colour in Brooklyn Never Sleeps

La Riche Directions Hair Dye: A range of pigmented coloured dyes that add bold, vibrant colours to your hair, works only over bleached or blonde hair.
Roots and Rituals Hair Oil: A lightweight, runny oil that works to add moisture to the hair. Free from silicones and parabens but smells very strong.
And the winner is…
La Riche Directions Hair Dye

So that is it for this post, I hope that you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it and perhaps even discovered some new brands to try. Let me know in the comments below if you would like this to become more regular and if you enjoyed this post please hit the like button.

Thanks for reading.
love x nina


About ninarossbeauty

PR Person and Beauty Blogger who has a soft spot for eyeshadows, lipsticks and anything quirky. You can contact me at
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