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Monday, 8 April 2013

Revlon nearly naked foundation

Most days I seem to be sporting a different skin type and I bought this foundation after I read about it on essiebutton for when I have slightly less oily skin and not many imperfections to cover up.

When my beloved true match foundation from L'Oreal ran out I didn't want to repurchase it as I thought it wasn't quite perfect but I also didn't hold out much hope to find my HG foundation either.  

Nearly naked has a runny consistency which makes it an ideal foundation for those who like or only need a light/medium coverage.  It is easy to blend and I prefer to use my fingers instead of a brush but the RT buffing brush works wonders too.  The lasting power is great and the foundation gives you a dewy finish (i.e not leaving me looking like I just spent 4 hours at the gym. It doesn't oxidize on me at all (which many tend to do).

The only bad thing is that it doesn't have a pump (why..why..why Revlon?) and you can be left with way too much foundation but in my opinion the good points overcome this one little annoying thing.

Revlon nearly naked foundation - £8.99.

Sunday, 31 March 2013

No7 Sheer Temptation Lipstick

Today i thought i would share my thoughts on my most used lipstick which is No7 sheer temptation in Lovely.

Lovely is a nice shade of pink which looks a lot like my own natural lip colour.  Obviously it is sheer so it gives a lovely (geddit) gloss to the lips and makes mine look 100x better. It is extremely moisturising and feels like a balm to be honest.  It isn't long lasting (lasts around 2 hours on my lips) but it doesn't matter to me but if it is a deal-breaker in your case then i wouldn't recommend this.

It is around £10 which isn't all that cheap but with a no7 voucher it will only be £5 which is a bargain.  Mine has almost run out after months of use which makes it good value in my opinion.

I'll definitely be repurchasing this now that it has run out.

What do you think?

No7 Sheer Temptation Lipstick in Lovely -£9.50 

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Makeup | Rimmel Apocalips

First of all I'm sorry for being a bit quiet on the blogging lately, I am blaming exams.

Anyways I fell for the hype again and bought this raved about lip lacquer in celestial which is a natural looking pink.

The consistency is great, these are opaque and creamy and feel a lot like the collection 2000 lip creams (which I also love).  These last around 4 hours which is fantastic for a drugstore lip product and the well on the applicator means you only need to dip it in the tube once or twice.

Overall I love these.  They are comfortable, good value and last for ages.

What do you think about Rimmel Apocalips (love a brand that makes puns!)

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Skincare | Lush Dark Angels Cleanser

I used to always be in Lush but nowadays I hardly ever go unless I'm in the area but I may start going regularly since i tried this new cleanser.

Dark angel is the bad-guy version of the best-selling angels on bare skin and is meant for oily skin but I think anyone (without extremely sensitive skin) can benefit from this concealer.

I never really use cleanser but since my skin had been full of oily gunk and dead skin (that just was not shifting) I decided to give this a go.

 A little goes a long way with this bad boy so don't be tempted to think more is better.  I use this by rolling a teeny-tiny amount on my fingertip, adding a small bit of water to form a paste then putting it on my face and finally rinsing thoroughly with warm water.

It is quite strong smelling and I did get a fright when I saw this on my face but there us no denying that this a great scrub.  It is quite rough on the skin therefore I would not recommend this to sensitive skin types but it does a bang-up job for removing excess oils and grime from your face.

I tend to use this 2x a week to avoid aggravating my skin but you could always alter that depending on your skin (mine is horrendously oily).

The results are amazing and the oilyness of my skin has visibly improved.  Lush gets a thumbs up from me (and perhaps another visit)

** I am not in any way a skincare expert but these were my findings.  Your findings may be different so please check the ingredients to make sure it is suitable for you**

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Makeup | Maybelline colour sensational lipstick

This is actually the first ever lipstick i have bought from Maybelline.

It is pretty tacky packaging and looks as much as it cost in my opinion. The coloured lid is meant to identify with the colour of the lipstick but it just doesn't look right to me.

The lipstick (148 - summer pink) is a vibrant blue toned pink with a hint of shimmer and frost in it.

On the lips it is not that vibrant but on swatches it is (maybe it is because my lips are already  pigmented) but it makes it easy to wear during the day.

It lasts around 3 hours on my lips which isn't that bad although you really have to use lip balm as it settles into the creases of your lips (not a good look)

Overall it is a complementary colour for my skin tone but i don't think i will be buying Maybelline Lipsticks in the future, i'm afraid.

Maybelline colour sensational lipstick - (around £7)