Friday, 30 May 2014

Stay Matte All Day

Recently my skin has become a bit of an oily mess and I was in desperate need to find a product that would help keep my makeup looking matte and on all day. In comes Rimmel Stay Matte duo. When these launched I didn't really look into them but when wondering the isles of boots I found these gems. I was intrigued of the matte properties they had and I liked that it came in a primer and also a foundation to match.

First lets start off with the primer. When it comes out of the tube it is not so different from a moisturiser, it is white and has a creamy texture to it. Then when rubbed into the skin it sinks down to leave a velvety finish thats not greasy. I prefer these types of primers to the silicone ones as it doesn't make my skin feel greasy hence more oily.

Moving on to the foundation I didn't think I would like this as much as I do now. This is a light-weight shine control mousse foundation that gives the skin an even completion and covers any blemishes and imperfections. What I love about it is that it doesn't look cakey on the skin and doesn't feel thick as some mousses can sometimes tend to do. It sits well on the skin and as it being matte the lasting power is very good.

Alone the products work well with other primers and foundations but when used together your skin really does stay matte all day. Will you be trying these matte goods from Rimmel?

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

3 in 1 Cheek Palette

For the past month I have grabbed nothing but this sleek palette for everything to do with cheeks. This tiny compact palette has all you need on a daily basis. With a light matte bronzer to contour (great for you pale gals out there), a gold shimmery pink for a natural glow and a nice highlight to combine and finish everything off. All three colours used together make the perfect everyday healthy look that pretty much lasts all day and doesn't seep into the skin and disappear after an hour or two.

This handy little thing is a must have for on the go as it has all you need in it, is super thin so won't take up much room and has a great big mirror to see whats going on. It doesn't just stop there it is also super cheap at only £9.99 and can be found in the isles of superdrug.

I think that this would be perfect for travelling as it would be all you needed to take and is very compact so it will fit anywhere!

The one shown here is the light one but it also comes in a darker shade. Click here to purchase.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Brush Cleaning Made Easy

Cleaning make-up brushes can be a strenuous task, especially when you have quite a few. What I used to do was wet the Bristles in hot water then squeeze a pea-sized dot of baby shampoo onto my hand  and swirl the brush till all of the make-up was gone then rinse it under water to get rid of the bubbles.

I hated that routine since it took me forever to do, and I'm not really the patient type. So I opted to try something different, And I found No7 Make Up Brush Cleanser. Using it for the first time was quick and simple and I was amazed at how clean it got my brushes. I basically do the same routine but I use this instead of baby shampoo. It's so much more easier to wash out as it hardly creates any bubbles. As well as being a time saver it also leaves the brushes in good condition and doesn't leave an oily residue over them if you hadn't washed it out properly.

Another reason why I love this, is because its fragrance free. So if your skin is sensitive to smells then this is the product for you. And it also doesn't make your brushes smell funny either.

Do your make-up brushes need cleaning? Treat them with No7 Brush Cleanser.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Sad You're Gone

That time has come when you're holy grail product runs out. To me without this product I can't really get a brush through my hair when it's wet. To use I grab random sections of hair and spray Bed Head's Colour Goddess all over. Next I leave for about 30 seconds to make sure it all soaks into the hair, then I brush my hair with my tangle teezer just like normal.

This leave-in-conditioner allows me to brush my hair without the brush pulling and damaging my hair. Not only does it help with brushing it also conditions to the hair leaving it feeling soft and silky without weighing the hair down or turning it greasy. The best thing of all is defiantly the smell, this stuff smells of chocolate and stays on the hair all day!
Can't get your brush through your hair? I have just the product. Click Here.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Best Mascara Ever?

Can this be the best mascara ever? Bold statement I know but recently I bought the Benefit They're Real mascara and I have fallen completely in love with it! I've tried this mascara a couple of times and don't recall it being this good. The main reason why is because I think mine were slightly dried out. However a brand spanking new one is a long, volume packed false lash effect in a bottle. I always have trouble trying to find the perfect mascara that does everything but I think this might be the one.

 Naturally my lashes are long and straight but the wand is plastic and packed full of short stubby bristles that grab every lash right at the root giving you mega lashes and ones that are separated evenly with no clumps to give a natural look, although it can be built up to a much more dramatic look. The end however is a little different as it allows you to poke the lashes that are drooping down upwards to give them the extra lift they need. 

The formula is something special, lasts all day and does not budge meaning its hard to remove but well worth it for not getting mascara transfer under your eyes throughout the day.

To finish off, lets talk packaging. When it comes down to it, Benefit seem to have it pretty much covered.

Will this be your perfect mascara? Click here to find out.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Perfect Matte Lip Ft. Bourjois

Ever since these came out I've been intrigued into why people loved liquid lipsticks so much; well now I understand. Bourjois bought out six different shades, two nudes, two reds and two fuchsias.

The first one I purchased was Frambourjoise 02. This is a lovely raspberry colour that transforms your whole makeup look without being a bold red or bright fuchsia.
Staying in the nude section we have Peach Club 04. A 'your lips but better' colour with a slight hint of orange making it the perfect everyday colour.

One of my favourites defiantly has to be Olé flamingo 05. A bright pink that just looks good with no eye makeup on to make your lips standout and be the main focus. If your scared of wearing bold colours and don't want to have the worry of is it on my teeth or smeared half way down my face then opt for this one.

Finally, Hot Pepper 03. This is a true red that transforms your makeup for a night out. Because its matte it means that these little guys are super long lasting and theres no need for you to touch it up. Seriously this stuff is hard to budge!

I think I might be addicted to these tubes of joy. Want to try them click here.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

I have to admit I wasn't the sort of girl who was into skincare at all apart from face wash. Recently I've become a bit of a crazy person and buying more than I need. When this product was first raved about and had the title of being the Bioderma dupe I just had to get my hands on it. Boy am I glad I did! This water like liquid is amazing at just about removing anything you want it too.

I just pop enough on a cotton pad or two and swipe everything away. What I love about this is that once the makeup is removed it doesn't then leave an oily residue over the skin it just feels damp and drys normally.

Another thing that is handy about this product is that it is so easy to get, being available at Boots and being cheap it's an absolute steal!

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Bare Faced

Need a flawless base for summer? Loreal's light-weight foundation is just the thing you need. I think it gives my skin an airbrush finish which is unexpected of a light coverage foundation. But this really does give the skin a natural looking glow without looking dewy. At the same time it leaves a velvet feel to the skin which I really like.

The only problem with this foundation is that it doesn't come with a pump, it's a poor a bit on the back of your hand foundation. Some people might find this annoying but well worth it for the product thats inside.

Because the foundation is light-weight it can be build able, however how I like doing it is just giving the skin what it needs then covering any red patches I have with concealer. I prefer doing it this way because it means that I'm not drowning 'ok' skin in foundation and clogging it up.

Overall, I think that this foundation is well priced at only £9.99. If you haven't given this a go, I highly recommend it!