Hey doll hey! I’m coming at ya with a product review on the makeup brand called Private Society. I happened to catch their ad on Instagram last week and decided to buy the full face of products to review for you.
Can we talk about this packaging? It is super cute, and I love that they carried the motif of the unicarts to the product packaging too.
I purchased as close to a full face as I could, there were certain things that they do not offer so I just incorporated stuff from my own stock.
Private Society is a cruelty, parabens, sulfates, and GMOS, and gluten free company. They bill themselves as an exclusive beauty brand developed by professional make-up artists to deliver limited edition, highest quality beauty products at insider pricing.
When I purchased these products they weren’t having a sale so I paid full price. I’m not mad at that at all… Their prices are comparable to Ulta prices.
So let’s get into the product review ….
Drops of Perfect Foundation … A+
Private Society offers 2 styles of foundation. A stick foundation and a liquid foundation. I chose the liquid foundation, Drops of Perfection ($30 on sale for $14). It comes in 18 shades, 6 of which are for our deeper skinned beauties. This foundation is a water based foundation that is primer infused. Their website directs you to use just a few drops at a time, something that I did not do. I used 2 pumps of foundation. I noticed that the color was deeper than I normally wear… a fact that was made even more noticeable because I had used too much foundation. The amount of product I used would have covered my face 3 times over. Because I used too much product I ended up having to buff my face for about 5 minutes, wiping my brush off every few passes to get the foundation to blend in seamlessly…. this was user error, not product quality. The color was still just a bit more orange than I would have liked, but with powder over top that corrected itself. This foundation is not a thin foundation but it’s not thick either… it’s somewhere between the two extremes …. I used my flat top foundation brush and noticed that the first couple of passes of the brush left streaks. Now this could be because I used a primer first. I hadn’t noticed that this foundation has primer infused so I used a primer first. Once I had the product buffed into the face and neck it made my face look perfected. This foundation is not a full coverage foundation, I could still see my freckles but my hormonal breakouts were covered completely. This foundation doesn’t dry down completely but it doesn’t feel sticky at all. I used a loose setting powder because I wanted to mute the color of the foundation just a bit. The next time I use this foundation I’m going to use a little at a time and I wont have to set it with powder then. I really liked the look of this foundation on my skin and it doesn’t feel like I am wearing anything. I would give this foundation an A+. I wish there was a neutral undertone option for this one, but I can make the one I have work.
Coveted Concealer … B
Private Society only has 1 concealer option. Coveted Concealer (regularly $22 on sale for $8). It comes in 12 shades, 6 of which are for deeper skin, none of which are neutral undertones, but all are primer infused. This concealer is on the thicker side, not a thick as the Shape Tape from Tarte, but thicker than say NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. This concealer worked well to cover most of my under eye darkness. There is just the smallest amount of darkness under my eye now. What I noticed off the bat was that this concealer clung to a dry patch I have under my right eye, after I powdered and sprayed my face with makeup setting spray that seemed to correct the patchiness of that eye. This concealer doesn’t bunch up into my fine lines, in fact it seems to have concealed my fine lines… the under eye are looks flawless.. I give it a solid B, manly because it does cling to dry patches and there are no neutral toned shades, it’s also thicker than I tend to like. It’s still a solid concealer, I just prefer other formulas more.
Girl Boss Palette A+++
Private Society offers 5 eye shadow palettes. The one I chose to buy was Girl Boss (regularly $35 on sale for $15). There are 12 shades in the palette. The six mattes are First Class (a true white), CEO (a light terra cotta), Brunch (a true terra cotta), Jetsetter (a coral based red), Money maker (an orange based mid toned brown), and Friyay (a deep grey toned brown). The 6 metallic shades are … Instafamous (a rose gold with pink reflect), Status Symbol ( a amber with silver reflect), Iconic ( a copper with no reflect), Socialite (a pale champagne satin), Hundo (a bright gold with rose reflect), and VIP (a dark brown with copper reflect). The palette came with a descent double ended brush, on one end there is a medium sized fluffy shader brush and on the other end a pencil brush. Right off the bat I knew I would love this palette…. It has the right amount of transition to crease shades and the shadows are finely milled and buttery smooth. The only thing this palette did not have was a cream color to set the primer with…. and yes, this product is also infused with primer. The shades do not pull, do not skip, do not muddle together, and the colors are true to pan (meaning what you see is what you get). Initially I was going to do simple everyday glam look, but once I realized just how pigmented these colors are I had to test the glam factor. This little baby did NOT fail to impress me. Normally with colors this pigmented you are going to have fall out … there was none what so ever …. not even with the metallic shades. Because of how finely milled these shadows are I thought I would get some kick back too … again none what so ever… this palette is great quality for a fraction of what you would pay for other brands like Anastasia Beverly Hills or Urban Decay, and I fell like this palette is much more of better quality than the ones I own by those other two brands. My eye lids were a bit dry today, I forgot to put eye cream on last night, so I expected there to be some skipping or pulling and there wasn’t any at all. The colors blended out so well that I didn’t even need to go over the shadows with a clean brush like I normally do with other eye palettes. I am so blown away by the quality of this palette and will be purchasing another palette soon.
Secret Admire B-
When I first purchased the Secret Admire Palette (regularly $42 on sale for $30) I though it was a blush and highlighter palette…. I was wrong, and feel bummed because I love highlighter and was looking forward to trying theirs. At any rate it’s still a good palette to own. There are 5 matte, 1 satin, and 2 metallic blushes. From left to right and top to bottom … First Kiss is a metallic coral with a silver reflect. Day Dreaming is a peachy coral satin. Rose Petals is a blue based rose pink matte. Pinky Swear is a blue based pink matte. Infatuation is a copper metallic with no reflect. Bashful is a peachy coral matte. Sweet Romance is a orange based bronze coral matte. Coral Crush is a bright true coral matte. I find these blushes to be a little on the chalky side. The one I am wearing went on a little patchy and I spent a few minutes blending the patchiness out. Now, this might be, again, because I used a primer on my face and these products are primer infused, but because they are chalky it might just be because the powder is catching on the other face products I am wearing. The palette has a nice variety but I have other blush palettes, some even cheaper in price, that are better in my opinion.
Lip Service C-
Lip Service lip liners (regularly $16 on sale for $5) are not my favorite formula. They feel a little waxy to me. Now this could be because they have primer in it and I primed my lips with foundation, but I doubt it as I prime my lips with foundation every time I fill in my lips. This lip liner comes in 10 shades., of which I purchased 2. This lip liner skipped and sunk into my lips’ fine lines. I just didn’t like this lip liner as much as I like my NYX Suede Matte lip liners.
Lip Lock A++
Lip Lock matte liquid lipstick (regularly $18 on sale for $6) is a very pigmented matte lipstick that feels like a balm. It is not primer infused like the rest of the line but that’s OK for me since I always prime with foundation anyway. This liquid lipstick feels amazing. It doesn’t dry down all the way like other liquid matte lipsticks. It also doesn’t get tacky with wear either. It feels light weight. There is not scent or taste to this lipstick either. There are 12 sades, of which I purchased 3. Because it doesn’t dry down this lipstick does transfer. This lipstick feels really good on the lips. It does wear down, but it wears down to a lip stain result. I really like this lip product and plan to purchase more.
Final Thoughts ….
I am so happy I came across the ad for this brand! It’s got great quality products with a high end feel. It’s luxury meets great prices. I would give the brand as a whole an A++
There products are limited addition, so I look forward to see what new things they come out with…. Definitely worth a the full price purchase. They are having a sale on their website right now …. you can find them here -> Private Society
Well that’s all for now dolls, thanks for sticking with me , and remember as always ….
Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.