Sunday, 8 May 2016

NYX Haul, Soft Matte Lip Cream, Liquid Suede and Colour Correcting Concealer

I finally went to a Boots that stocked NYX and I must admit I went a little mad and bought a few things I really didn't need!

First off I bought one of the Liquid Suede cream lipsticks in Tea and Cookies, it feels like a slightly more moussey liquid lipstick that stays slightly tacky on the lips. The colour is a very pretty slightly nude toned pink. The lipstick cost £6.50

I also bought three Soft Matte Lip Creams  from left to right below in, Prauge, Monte Carlo and San Paulo, again they have a slightly moussey texture and dry completely matte- however like the liquid suede lipstick stays slightly tacky on the lips and doesn't dry your lips out like liquid lipsticks such as Kat Von D. However the lasting power on these lipsticks is not as long with some transfer to drinks etc. These lip creams cost £5.50

Lastly I got the Colour Correcting Concealer, 6 cream shades, I have never really tried colour correcting before so I am excited to give this a whirl. This item was £10.00

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Lancome Juicy Shaker Wonder Melon Swatch

Due to my love of the first Lancome Juicy Shaker in Vanilla Pop, I bought another one of the lovely little bottles today in Wonder Melon. The colour is bright and fun, sheer with a slight pink stain tot he lips and it smells like watermelon! What more could you want!

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation, Concealer and Lipsticks; Beach Bum, Happy and Bikini

I had heard so much about the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea collection from various American makeup gurus that in the end my resolve to not order these products completely crumbled.

Unfortunately I live in the UK where you cannot get hold of Tarte so I ordered these products from Sephora and they have arrived 4 working days later! I am so beyond impressed with their shipping!

On to the products- The packaging, oh my! So lovely I honestly think this is some of the best packaging of any makeup I have bought! 

The lipsticks are gorgeous they look matte on the lips but they are creamy to apply and feel good to wear, the colour Happy is especially beautiful. The shape of the lipstick bullet is also really nice, a great shape that seems to make putting the lipstick on very easy!

The foundation I want to give more of a try before I fully critique it, its a watery foundation which seems quite light but I really need to test it fully.

The concealer is a good colour for my very light skin, the applicator is quite strange very large and stiff but I think it will work just fine.

first impressions of the products is A+ I look forward to really putting them to the test and will update at a later date!

In order from left to right Beach Bum, Happy and Bikini

Happy, Bikini, Beach Bum

Friday, 1 April 2016

Spectrum Collections Marbellous 12 Piece Set and Bag

As soon as I saw the promo pictures of Spectrum's new brush set I new straight away I had to have them. I had already bought their Glam Clam; of which I have a post about, which I adore. I knew they had great quality products and amazing customer service so I was sold.

I ordered these brushes the day they came out and due to a small glitch on the site I accidentally paid for 2 sets of postage and packaging, which as soon as I tweeted Spectrum about it was refunded to me! So big thumbs up again for their customer service.

The brushes and bag arrived a few days ago and I have been using them ever since. They are incredible soft synthetic brushes with a good variety of different densities and shapes which mean that you could quite happily have this as your only brush set to fulfill all your brush needs. They feel very well made and I have had no hairs come loose from the brushes as of yet.

The makeup bag is also stunning and I like it even more that I expected- the outer material is an easy to clean plasticy material and the inside is a silvery grey satin like material. I would have rather the inside lining been the same as the outside just for ease of cleaning but overall I really love it!

So far these brushes have been a dream to use, I have not cleaned any of them yet so I am still to see if I can get the white tipped brushes even close to white again after cleaning but hopefully this wont be too much of a problem!

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Foundation Dupe L'oreal Infallible 24hr-Matte Vs Estee Lauder Double Wear

I am a massive Double wear fan and have been using it for just over a year now, I wear the lightest colour Shell and it really sinks into my skin well and masks a lot of my uneven skin tone and blemishes. The wear of the foundation is fantastic, with a few spritzes of a setting spray it will last me all day (even if I go out clubbing etc). I sometimes find that it can oxidise on my skin and become a bit pinky but apart from a few niggles it is pretty perfect. It is however £30 and has no pump which makes it a bit tricky to use!

Then I discovered the L'oreal Infallible 24hr-Matte foundation as I was testing out different products in superdrug. I bought the shade Porcelain and the colour is perfect, it also does not seem to oxidise and stays true to the original colour. The texture is sort of light and feels moussey when you buff it in. The coverage is really good and like the double wear it covers a lot of sins. The staying power however is not as good as the double wear even when worn with setting spray but as long as you can make a couple of touch ups during the day you should be fine! The price of the L'oreal foundation is £7.99 so any small faults in its lasting power I can forgive!

I can honestly say there is not that much difference between the two foundations, overall I do prefer to use the Estee Lauder product is feels nicer on the skin and its lasting power is amazing, however at the price of £7.99 the L'oreal foundation is a killer alternative. What I have taken to doing is mixing a little bit of both the products to make the ultimate foundation! This way I am making the expensive foundation last longer and the cheaper foundation stay on my skin longer, so win win!

Top L'oreal, bottom Estee Lauder

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Benefit Operation: Pore-Proof!

I have just bought the benefit pore proof to try and help battle my huge pores. combination uneven skin. All the products are travel sized and I bought the set for £28.50. 

The set contains;

  •  the POREfessional PRO balm
  •  the POREfessional: agent zero shine
  •  dr. Feelgood a velvety complexion balm
  •  the POREfessional: license to blot
  •  shy beam matte highlighter
How it recommends to apply the products;
  • To apply the POREfessional: agent zero shine, tap powder into lid & dip brush.
  • Sweep on moisturized skin or over makeup to mattify your complexion.
  • Lightly stroke & blend our nude pink matte-radiance highlighter, shy beam, along cheek & brow bones or anywhere you want to enhance.
  • Pat on our cult-favorite velvety complexion balm, dr. feelgood, with its accompanying sponge or dab on the POREfessional: license to blot instant oil blotting stick on face using short, swift strokes...alone or over makeup.
Well its quite a good set, good to trial out all the various different products unfortunately I have not found it really making that much difference to my makeup. I followed it's step by step guide from above and the following day did my usual makeup routine and I can honestly say that there was not noticable difference to my skin.

I do however think that on some skin types (ones with less problems than mine) will get on better with these products.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Lancome Juicy Shaker in Vanilla Pop

I just bought this Juicy Shaker from Lancome today at £18. I was told shake the products up and then to bounce it onto my lips using the sponge applicator. It feels lovely on the lips and very nourishing. The colour is light but very buildable and has given my lips dark pink glow.

I like this product a lot so far, but I shall see if it helps to soften up my lips like it claims it will before I buy anymore!