Frontcover Hot Rods Kit Review & Swatches

Frontcover have launched a number of kits for Autumn/Winter 2010 – one of them I have to try is the Hot Rods Set, consisting of 5 metallic pencils, one highlighter and a pencil sharpener.

Frontcover products tend to come in sturdy cardboard packaging. Everyone knows I don’t like cardboard packaging, but everything is easily removable and the boxes I used to store my Birthday Cards in!

Here is Hot Rods:


I love eye pencils, they are my weakness along with sparkly lip glosses, nude lipsticks, concealers and primers (yeah…quite a lot of weaknesses!). I have whole collections of 24/7 Urban Decay pencils and Shu Uemura Drawing Pencils – so I am a bit of a snob when it comes to these.

The set is great value – £15 makes it £2.50 per pencil and a free pencil sharpener! And box if you like the box!


There are 5 shades – a purple, bright blue, green , brown and dark blue. It’s certainly quite a funky collection, no black or boring brown, everything is metallic and quite good for the party season.A closer look:


The set I guess is more cool toned than warm (only brown is remotely warm) – I love cool shades so it’s not a problem for me. If you have an aversion to purple, blue and green then you might not get a lot of use from this set.

Now the pencils have a smudger on the other side so you can use them as an eyeshadow – good!

The test time – I can say that these pencils are LOVELY. So creamy, so soft and pigmented. They even worked quite well on my waterline:


I think they are better than the Shu Uemura drawing pencils, perhaps not quite as amazing as Urban Decay 24/7 but nearly. Which is not bad since one UD pencil is about £10!

If there is one weakeness with this set, it is the highlighter pencil which is not as creamy and pigmented as the other pencils. It’s still useable as a spot highlighter but it didn’t work on my water line at all.



Hot Rods is just £15 from here! Well worth it and look out for 3 for 2’s at Boots AND the Boots bonus evenings (spend £50 get £12 on your advantage card in points). I have Boots advantage point strategy worked out to the t, contact me for advice *clicks mouth*

Would you buy Hot Rods?

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