Sunday, 6 April 2014

March Favourties | 2014

L'Oreal True Match Foundation - I've only had this foundation a few weeks but it's already become one of my favourites - as you can tell! I don't know about the 'true match' part as this foundation is a little too dark and a little too pink toned for me, it definitely doesn't adapt to skin colour. However the finish is fantastic, I'd say this is a medium coverage foundation with a not too matte, not too dewy finish. It's not cakey in the slightest and I will definitely be repurchasing in a different shade.
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Normally I like an oil control primer but Laura Mercier's original foundation primer helps my foundation last longer and along with the L'Oreal True Match foundation makes my skin look smooth and perfected! If this is the normal primer I can't wait to try the oil free version!
Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in Tantalizing Taupe - Normally, nude lipsticks are a big no no for me. I despise the 'concealer lips' look and prefer something with a little more colour. But Tantalizing Taupe from Maybelline is the perfect in between pinky nude.
NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Bangkok - Another nude lipstick, Bangkok from NARS is a matte nude pink with a small amount of silver shimmer. It's definitely on the pinker side of nude and completes any make up look.
MAC Paint in Sublime Nature -  This is the first paint from MAC I'd tried, and although the packaging isn't my favourite the product is a long lasting cream eyeshadow that stays on all day. Sublime Nature is a dark nude shade that I really like to pair with MAC's Patina eyeshadow in the crease.

Fiona xox

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Maybelline | Instant Anti-Age 'The Eraser Eye' Concealer

Maybelline Instant Anti-Age 'The Eraser Eye' Concealer - £4.99

This concealer took a while to make it's way over to the UK from America, but when it finally landed I snapped it up and have been using it regularly ever since. 

It's described as a 'Perfect & Cover concealer' with Goji berry and Haloxyl, and although it's targeted as an under eye concealer it can be used all over the face. I tend to stick to using this under my eyes as the coverage isn't heavy enough to cover redness and spots. It's the perfect everyday light concealer to hide dark under eye circles, although I prefer to use something more heavy duty for nights out. It's lovely and brightening and not too thick.

The product itself has a 'clicky' twist up with a sponge on top, which is really good for getting the right amount of product and stops the concealer looking cakey. I tend to give the sponge a good clean with a face wipe every so often to stop bacteria building up. 

I have the shade Light, it has slightly pink undertones which is perfect for hiding under eye circles. I really like this as an everyday under eye concealer and will probably repurchase! 

Fiona xox

Friday, 7 March 2014

Revlon Colorburst Matte & Lacquer Balms

Revlon Colourbust Matte & Lacquer Balms in Elusive, Shameless & Demure - £7.99 each.

The new Revlon Colourburst Matte & Lacquer balms have been out for a while now, they were released in January and I've been trying and testing these three shades for a few weeks now. They're in the typical crayon packaging that twists up. I prefer this to pencils you sharpen as I hate having stubby little pencils in my collection!

Elusive is a light/medium pink and one of the matte balms. It's actually one of the few lighter pink shades I can pull off, it has almost no blue tones in it. The amazing thing about the matte balms is that they are so moisturising, they're matte but not drying in the slightest! Well done Revlon! 

Shameless is a dark purple and is so bold. Again, it's very moisturising but the colour is a little patchy on the lips. If you're into purple shades I'd recommend skipping this and purchasing MAC's Heroine lipstick instead, it's a very similar shade.

Finally the only lacquer balm I picked up is in the shade Demure. It's a peachy nude with some chunky silver glitter that is obvious but not uncomfortable on the lips. Out of all three I've been wearing this the most, which is unusual because we all know I'm a matte kinda girl! It's moisturising and natural whilst adding some subtle sparkle, perfect for pairing with a smoky eye. 

Overall I really like these and will definitely be buying some of the brighter shades for spring/summer! 

Fiona xox

Sunday, 2 March 2014

February Favourites

Origins Drink Up-Intensive Overnight Mask:
I was lucky enough to receive the Origins Mask Marvels set for Christmas, and I've been loving all the masks, but the Drink Up-Intensive in particular mask has been a life saver. It's an overnight mask and is just amazing for hydrating tired skin.
Maybelline The Eraser Eye Perfect & Cover Concealer:
This has quickly become my favourite every day under-eye concealer, it's not the most heavy duty product but it's very brightening and light for daytime make up. 
Rimmel BB Cream Matte:
I posted about this BB cream last week and I absolutely love it! I'm definitely going to repurchase this but next time in the shade Extra Light, as I feel the Light shade is just a little too dark for me! It's matte without being drying and provides great coverage.
Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Lover:
A true peach blush that almost verges on orange (the good kind of orange!) I've been reaching for this a lot since I got it in January. Illamasqua blushes are always incredibly pigmented and you only need a tiny bit to pack a punch on the cheeks.
MAC Pigment in Vanilla:
I really really love this pigment, it's perfect for highlighting just about everywhere, but it's especially nice on the browbone. It's frosted white with gold sparkle but it still manages not to be too OTT. Also, you get a huge amount of pigment and this is going to last a long long time!
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly:
This is another new addition to my make up collection. I loved my first MAC paint pot in Bare Study, but I'd always wanted a matte base product and Painterly is brilliant for creating a blank canvas for eyeshadow.
Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Demure:
When Revlon released their new colorburst balms I wasn't excited about the lacquer versions at all, but I picked up the shade Demure and it's lovely. A pale peachy pink with chunky glitter (which isn't very comfortable but I can deal with that!) it's the perfect nude lip to wear with a glamorous smoky eye!

Fiona xox

Monday, 24 February 2014

lllamasqua Sale Haul

I'm a bit late in posting this but I picked up a few bits in the Illamasqua post-Christmas sale. I bought two powder blushes in Lover and Tremble for £7.50 each and a lipstick in the shade Magentism for £5.00. Not a bad wee bargain!

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