The Harry Potter Dark Art Colour Illusion Lipstick set costs £8.50 from Boots. The set contains 3 lipsticks each with 3g of product. They have a 24-month shelf after opening. Again I’m not assured of the cruelty-free status because I do not know who actually makes these. They’re not marked as vegan but only contain a couple of ingredients that might not be, so if you’re vegan it might be better to pass.
Want a breath-taking look? Beneath the dramatically dark appearance of the HARRY POTTER™ DARK ARTS™ Colour Illusion Lipstick, lies a bold shade of red, purple or orange.
The Wizarding World Harry Potter Advent calendar costs £35 from Boots. I can’t find any info on if it’s cruelty-free and while none of the ingredients is not vegan, a few flags as probably not. If you’re vegan, I’d pass to be on the safe side.
It goes without saying at this point, there are spoilers ahead.
The Wizarding World Swish and Flick Brush set is available from Boots for £20. It’s part of the Christmas gift sets, so part of the 3 for 2. It is cruelty-free and vegan.
This is a set of Five brushes with handles in the shape of characters wands. The handles are made of metal and quite heavy but as a result, feel-good quality. on a couple of them due to the shape, mostly Voldemorts wand, they can be a little awkward to hold. It’s a minor thing but I think that his wand might have been better for the highlighter as you need to use it less. They’re also duo-fibre, which helps with the blending aspects of the brushes.
So let us look at the wands/brushes.
Voldemorts Eyeshadow Brush – This one is best at placement and blending. It’s got a nice pointed tip which means you can place product and blend it out.
Ron Wesley Fan Brush – It’s a fan brush for highlighter. It picks up product well.
Hermione Liner Brush – Good for liquid liners and detail work, the small tip if this is good for a precise line.
Harry Potter Crease Brush – This one is an angled shadow brush, I use this one more for placing outer corner colour than anything else.
Dumbledore Shading Brush – Nice soft bristles make this good for the job but I also find it useful for deepening my crease colour.
I like these brushes. They’re sold and good quality. I definitely recommend these for your harry potter fan.
As part of the Wizarding World releases at Boots there is a set of Makeup Bags in each of the house colours. Of course, being a Slytherin at heart, that’s the one I chose. They cost £10 each but are part of the Mix and Match gift sale.
It’s a great bag but not too large. It measures 9″ by 1.5″ x 7″ . It’ll comfortably fit a Venus Palette along with a blush, mirror and lipstick. It’s nice and thick so will protect your stuff from knocks fairly well. I like it, it feels good quality.
I’m not 100% sold on the design. It looks a little messy to me. I do think the Snake would have been better placed on the back of the bag as that’s plain. That would leave just the corner pieces and house crest on the front. That’s a minor thing though.
If you’d like one, you can get yours at Boots for £10.
The Harry Potter Hogwarts House Handcream set is £10 from Boots. It’s part of the Boots 3 for 2 offer. It’s cruelty-free but not vegan. There’s 75 ml of product in each and has a 24-month shelf life once opened.
There’s not a lot to say about these hand creams. They sink in well and make my hands feel soft. For hand creams they’re great.
I like the design on these. It’s very simple but classic and I like it very much. These are something I’d be quite happy to pull out of my handbag.
Each of the creams has a slightly different scent.
Gryffindor – Bergamot, Lime and Verbena
Slytherin – Bergamot and Jupiter
Ravenclaw – Tuberose, Jasmin and Rose
Hufflepuff – Grapefruit, Lemon and Orange
These scents are pleasant but not overpowering.
They’re well worth it for keeping your hand moisturised for the next year.
If you like to get a set they’re available at Boots for £10.
The Harry Potter colour changing lipsticks are £10 from Boots. They’re part of the Christmas 3 for 2 promotion. They are cruelty-free but not vegan. They have a 12-month shelf life once opened.
There is, of course, one for each of the houses, the bullet matching the house colour. They don’t go on the lips the same colour as in the bullet. They all shift slightly different shade of pink.
They’re also quite sheer, so how visible the difference on your lips is going to depend on how pigmented your lips are. I found the texture of these to be kind of waxy but given they’re really only £2.50 each it’s not an issue.
The only identifier on these of the house is the bullet and the lid. All that is a print on the side. It’s not a very sleek design, in fact, it’s very cheap. They’re okay for the price but unless you’re a fan of sheer pink lipstick then I’d pass.
If you’d like yours they’re available exclusively at Boots.