Model Co - The Good, The Bad and The Pretty Part 1

Hello lovelies!
I know that everyone's already sick to death of Model Co products, particularly given their response on a fellow Beauty Blogger's site (see here for further details) and while I have a number of Model Co products open, I thought I'd dig all the others out of my little unused stash and give them a go to create my face of the day! I figured that this would be a fair way to decide if Model Co is a brand that I actually like.

If you'd like to know what I used, and how I felt about the products, to create the look below, read on!

Pardon the hair - there's only so much you can do when you're impaired and right handed and it's the right side that you can't use! On the other hand, I also managed to put all my makeup on with my left hand, so hurrah to me!

This has also been split into two posts so that I can go through each product at length, so get comfy, and let's go!

Here's everything that I used, aside from the eyelid primer, primer, tinted moisturiser and blush, which were by Lorac, Nude by Naure, Laura Mercier and Milani respectively.

Please note that these were ALL received in different boxes or as prizes, meaning that I didn't actually buy these individually at any point. It goes to show how saturated the beauty box market has been by Model Co! 

Here's what's pictured and please note that the RRPs are for full sized items:
1) Gel Eyeliner in Black $26
2) Fat Lash Volumising Mascara in Black $20
3) Eyeshadow Trio in Naturally Neutral $26
4) Cheek + Lip Tint in Rosy Red $24
5) Lip Duo in Nude for lipstick and Watermelon for lip gloss ~$24
6) Lipliner in Nectarine $22

That's quite a list! Here's what I used to create a neutral/brown smokey eye look:

Here's the outside of the case and how you can tell what colour you're looking at.

And here's the inside of the case. As you can see, there's a little mirror on the inside of it so that you can use it on the go. For some reason, the design of this reminds me of the Australis Intensifeye palettes. It's sturdy enough, and comes with a double ended sponge applicator - we're all familiar with those, pretty useless, and the old ones tend to disintegrate.

Here are the swatches without primer beneath! As you can see, the first one is shimmery, as is the third, and the middle one is matte. I got quite excited about creating a look with this palette, but sadly... I was disappointed. 

When I first swatched it, I thought the texture was a little chalky, but seeing as it transferred onto my arm ok, I then used my brush and started applying it. What a disappointment! 

It took a fair amount of scraping to get anything onto my brush, and even more to deposit it onto my lids. The first shade was the worst, and when I placed the second shade on the outer corner, it refused to blend easily and took a lot of effort. I had to go over it with the third shimmery shade, and salvaged it somewhat.

Overall, I felt really letdown by this product. The whole thing felt quite cheap, and if I'd paid the full amount for it, I'd be rather underwhelmed.

I then went over things with the gel liner. As you can see, it's one of those that has a little brush in the cap. The brush was a little too soft for my liking, but it meant that it didn't scrape my skin as I used it. 

While it doesn't appear to be particularly black in the pot, it was really creamy and well pigmented going on the skin. This was easy to use, and I could do a cat eye flick easily. 

However, this smudged and smeared a little on my lid after an hour. Up until that point, I was pretty impressed by how well it performed.

It's not a bad product otherwise, and I'll be trying this with a different brush to see if it'd perform any better.

Ahh, the Fat Lash Mascara! This received a lot of heat recently when the Fat Lash Mascara was featured in Bella Box, with some people loving it, hating it, and generally unimpressed with getting yet another Model Co product.

For those who haven't had the chance to peek at the brush, here's what it looks like. It's kind of a spiky ball at the end, similar to that of the Scandaleyes mascara by Rimmel and they're Real! by Benefit.

I love the casing itself, all shiny and pink, and the brush itself is actually pretty good for me! I found that this to actually be really volumising and it made my lashes look quite thick. There was a little bit of clumping at the end of my lashes, which I brushed out, but it was otherwise pretty good! 

This was an excellent product for me, no flaking, and I didn't get a whiff of anything chemical-ly. 

So there you have it, 1 poor product, 1 ok product (with a not so great brush), and 1 great mascara! Stay tuned for part 2!

Have you tried any of these items? What are your thoughts?


  1. Looking forward to part two. We have to remember that different products perform differently for each person, and most of us have different expectations too. I actually don't have many Model Co products at all, and those I do have I didn't pay for either :)

    1. oh, and you look gorgeous :) perhaps I should try doing my hair single handed lol

  2. you look beautiful dear ! xx

  3. i was nodding through your review. I didn't like my eyeshadow, mine had a lot of fall outs!

    1. :( Probably my least favourite of the lot!

  4. I have also used Modelco mascara and I really like it

    1. I'll have to check it out! Thanks for dropping by, Faiza!


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