Getting Pretty With Proto-col!

Hey everyone!

My first collaboration post of the year is here and it’s with the fabulous British brand, Proto-col! They kindly sent me some of their hero products to try out and report back to you guys which I’m super excited about. This post is solely going to be about the makeup they sent and I’m also currently testing out two of their skincare products. With skincare I feel a need a bit more time to see just how beneficial they are so make sure you check back soon for another post on how they worked out. If you want to see my recent post on Makeup Revolutions Ultra Pro Glow Highlight Palette too, you can check that out here!

Firstly, can we talk about how GORGEOUS the packaging is!? I am such a huge fan of the metallic pink and silver combination. It makes the products look so professional and aesthetically pleasing.

Baked Mineral Eye Shadow in “Bronze Trio” // £9.95

I was expecting this to just be one shade but It’s actually a compact neutral trio to my pleasant surprise! There’s a gorgeous gold and two different shades of brown. It’s such a perfect size to keep in your handbag to top up or travel with. I was hugely happy with how this applied, the gold is a beautiful shimmery base and easily buildable for more of an inner corner pop. The medium brown is a really lovely colour to put in the crease and as a transition shade and the dark brown is gorgeous to smoke out a look with and to apply on the waterline too.

As they are mineral products, I sort of expected them to be really subtle but they’re actually super pigmented much to my pleasant surprise. I only had to use a couple of dabs to get a good show up of the colour on my lids and after creating two different looks with them, the trio still looks untouched. I’d say this is the most universal colour combo they sell in this product but they have 4 others on their site here, I think the Mulberry one looks absolutely gorgeous too! I love a good pink/burgundy eye look. I’d definitely recommend this product for anyone at any makeup level, they’re so easy to work with/blend and brilliant for the price as I have a feeling they’d last forever!

Mattifying Mineral Blush in “Pink Sorbet” // £9.95

Again, I think this is the most universal shade in this product! They have two other shades on their website here but they’re a bit more peachy/red toned which for people with my skin tone, isn’t usually that flattering. People with darker toned skin would be the ideal people for those shades! I’ve got to be honest, I was a little skeptical as cream blushes I’ve tried before haven’t been that great. They’ve taken off my base layer of foundation or just not blended and made me look like a china doll with those odd blush circles. But I always try to be open-minded as I’ve been proved wrong with many products.

I’ve got to say, I actually loved using this product. As it’s cream I popped it on after my foundation and before my powder and it gave my cheeks such a healthy and natural glow. I went for a dabbing technique with my finger along the apples of my cheeks and it sat so nicely on my skin without being too prominent. I’d say this product is perfect for people who want to do their selves up a little but still want that natural beauty look. I’m excited to experiment and practice with it some more!

Vanilla Bean Lip Sticks in “Cinnamon” and “Rouge” // £9.95

These smell absolutely GORGEOUS as they have essence of vanilla in. Proto-col sell these in 4 different shades and I got sent a gorgeous shimmery nude and a bright, classic red. They also have a shade called “Berry” which I am DYING to try as we all know I love a vampy lip. I can’t say I have a whole lot to say about these as they were so easy to apply. I struggle with shaky hands and I managed to get a really nice outline of my lips on first try! I wouldn’t say they were either matte or shine, somewhere in the middle of the two and super moisturising as they contain shea butter and almond oil.

Here are some close ups of the Proto-col lipstick shades:

Cinnamon

Rouge

I created a natural glow look with the products using Cinnamon

And a smokier evening look with the products using Rouge!

These have honestly been some of the nicest products I’ve ever been sent to try and I’ve had so much fun experimenting with them. It’s made me even more excited to see what the skincare products I’m trying will do for me! Have you tried anything from Proto-col before? They also specialise in advanced nutrition too which you can have a browse at on their site here.

’Til Next Time,
BTB Xx

54 Comments Add yours

  1. Hayley Beth says:

    I love the simplicity of the packaging and those lipsticks look gorgeous! I will be checking them out next payday!

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      It’s lovely isn’t it?! I love the colour combo! You deffo should 🙂 X

  2. Lola says:

    I haven’t tried these guys before! The cinnamon lipstick is a lovely shade and I am a big fan of mineral make up! x

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I’d never tried mineral makeup before as I thought it wouldn’t be as pigmented but boy was I wrong! X

  3. Julie says:

    I haven’t tried this brand before, but they look fantastic. I am weary of cream blush too but I may give this one a go x

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      It’s the first one I’ve actually enjoyed using, it looks so lovely and glowy on the skin xx

  4. Meg says:

    The Cinnamon shade is gorgeous! I like the look of the blush too. I’ve never heard of this brand before but might have to check them out! Xxx

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      It is super lovely, my mums already trying to steal it from me haha! It’s a really gorgeous every day wear colour xxx

  5. Gabrielle says:

    These look lovely!! Love the cinnamon shade 😍 I haven’t heard of this brand before but deffo want to give the Mulberry palette a try!
    Gaby xx
    http://www.thefashionfauxpasofgabrielle.com

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      It’s such a gorgeous every day shade! The Mulberry palette looks gorge 🙂 Xx

  6. I’ve never heard of this brand before but love the packaging. Might have to have a look as I’m still trying to find brands I’m not allergic to!!

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      They were very gentle on my skin so I’d definitely give them a browse at least 🙂 X

  7. Loving the look of that blush, cute colour! The look you created was gorgeous too !

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thanks so much Jasmine! I love the blush 🙂 X

  8. Gemma says:

    I love products that have pretty packaging! Like woow, how pretty, I’m glad the quality of the products also reflects this. It’s awful when the packaging is good but the products have poor quality. The make up looks you have created are amazing! I love what you’ve done with your eyes, it works really well with it. Also all those lipsticks are just perfect the colours just make your lips pop.

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      They are very eye-catching which I love! Thanks so much for your kind words 🙂 The lipsticks are a gorgeous consistency too! X

  9. Heather says:

    Wow the packaging on these look amazing! Do love a brand with pretty packaging which stands out, that’s what draws me to a product. I love the look of the shade Cinnamon, such a beautiful brown shimmer shade.

    Heather xo || http://www.xhighlandbeauty.co.uk

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Me too, it’s so eye catching! It’s such a pretty every day nude! Xx

  10. Emma says:

    Lovely looking packaging I agree there. Unfortunately I don’t really wear make-up but if I did I would be very interested

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      The packaging is fab isn’t it! Xx

  11. I had never heard of this brand before. The packaging is so pink! Loving the shade of that red lipstick! exactly what i’d be wearing! xx corinne

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I hadn’t either but I’m so pleasantly surprised with the quality of their products! Xx

  12. Ooo I’ve never heard of this brand before but straight away I love the metallic pink packaging. Those lipsticks look stunning on you. I think Cinnamon is my favourite but that red is gorgeous and I do love a classic red pout. xx

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      It’s brilliant isn’t it!? Was deffo the first thing I noticed about it! Thank you so much 🙂 Xx

  13. Ayse Merve Demir says:

    This is a great post and I’ve never tried any of these products but they look amazing and so worth the price! Xx

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you 🙂 they definitely are, such fab quality! Xx

  14. Kelly Diane says:

    I’d never heard of them before but I love the look of them & really want to give them a try myself now!

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Go for it, they are brilliant for the price! X

  15. Mollie says:

    Loved this post, I’ve never heard of Proto-col but I’m tempted to try them after reading this, especially those lipsticks they look gorgeous! X

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you 🙂 they sell some gorgeous products you should definitely check them out! X

  16. cloudyems says:

    The packaging on all of the products is soooo cute. The lipsticks look amazing. 🙂 x

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I know right!? I’m in love with how pretty they are x

  17. Sophie says:

    That packaging looks really nice for the price point. I was expecting it to be a bit more expensive! The blush colour is lovely. Definitely the sort of shade I’d usually go for. I really like mineral makeup usually but it’s not something I own a lot of x

    Sophie

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      They’re honestly such lovely products, I was so pleasantly surprised with how gorgeous they applied! X

  18. LaurlyLou says:

    Love those lipstick shades! I don’t own red lipsticks as bright as that, think I may try one when I’m next in a beauty shop. Great post x
    Laurlylou.com

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      It is a rather striking red, it’s not something I’d wear on the regular but it’s still a gorgeous shade 🙂 X

  19. Carla says:

    That red lipstick is so bright it looks fab!

    Carla x

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 It is a lovely vibrant red! X

  20. Alice says:

    The lipsticks look absolutely gorgeous, I love how vibrant the red shade is – suits you so nicely as well! I’m so intrigued by the cream blush because as you say, I usually don’t get on with cream blushes as they tend to mess up my foundation. This one sounds a lot more promising! Can’t wait to see how the skincare products are x

    Alice http://www.accordingtoalicex.com

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thanks girl 🙂 It is actually surprisingly lovely! I’m so chuffed with that product especially X

  21. I’ve never heard of Proto-col before, but the cream blush sounds fab! The lipstick in the shade cinnamon looks beaut too and so does your makeup in both of the pictures!!xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      It’s such a beaut product! I’m so happy with how it comes out on the skin 🙂 thank you so much! Xx

  22. Leslie says:

    I love that cinnamon color! Looks absolutely chic and rich! I’ve never heard of this brand but sounds wonderful.

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 It’s such a lovely moisturising formula aswell!

  23. I love the look of all of these! Those lip shades suit you so well! I’m excited to hear what you have to say about the skin care now!

    Emily xx

    http://www.isobellejane.com

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 the post will be up in a few weeks time! Xx

  24. Julia says:

    Oh my goodness, they look gorgeous! I love the packaging, it looks incredible. At first when I saw the Cinnamon lipstick I wasn’t sure about the shade, but it turned out to be really pretty when you put it on. These products are definitely a big hit!

    Julia xx
    theglassofclass.com

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I know right?! Cinnamon is such a lovely every day nude and it’s so moisturising aswell I love it! Xx

  25. Alicia says:

    I got confused at first because I thought they only sold skin care products! So cool that they do makeup, loving the look of the lipsticks xx

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Noo they do a range of lovely stuff 🙂 Xx

  26. Anu says:

    I’ve never heard of this brand before but all of these products look great! I need to try more cream blushes 🙂 x

    Anu | Based On blog

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      They do lovely products, I would definitely recommend them to anyone! Cream blushes weren’t my thing but I really like them now 🙂 X

  27. Ashton says:

    I havent heard of this brand. I love the look of the lipsticks they look so even. I am so happy that you have a collab so early in the year

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thanks 🙂 the lipsticks are lovely shades! x

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