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Sunday, 23 April 2017

New Makeup Buys: Spring 2017

After my successful Lent Project 10 Pan I've treated myself to some new makeup bits that Im super excited to play around with.
I tired not to go too crazy and aimed to get things I needed, or that I wanted to try to review, but it was over 6 weeks of no makeup buying so that helps me justify some of the not so necessary buys ..... also Superdrug has 3 for 2 going on.

Barry M Matte Lip Paint - 182 (£4.99)
Im really enjoy the Barry M lip paints (lipsticks) and was super excited to see they have now added matte to their ever growing range of finishes.
Obviously I had to get a nude, although I am interested in trying some of the other shades because so far I really like this formula, it goes on smoothly and for the most part is really comfortable, I do find it feels a little dry after a few hours but its nothing major.
Barry M Colour Correcting Wand (£4.49)
My current undereye correctly is on its last legs so I picked this up after being fairly underwhelmed by the choices of yellow concealer available in Superdrug. I've tried this a couple times and am super happy so far with how well it colour corrects while also being really light, this is something I want to play with more before I do a full review for you all.

Collection Lasting Colour Lipstick - Plum Sensation (£2.99)
This is a matte finish deep(ish) plum shade which apples a lot smoother to the lips than it does when swatched which was a pleasant surprise. I wore this last night and loved the colour, but didn't love that it wears away kind of patchy, although for the price you can't really complain.
Collection Primed & Ready Mattifying Pore Minimiser Primer (£4.99)
I used up my primer in my project pan because it wasn't a step a typically did, but I decided while using it that I wanted to experiment with primers so I picked this one up because it is mattifying it. I love it, it is silicony which has/is taking some getting use to but I just find what everyone says is true when you use primer, my makeup goes on so smoothly.

MUA Skin Define Matte Perfect Foundation - Natural Ivory (£4)
MUA Transparent Pressed Setting Powder (£4)
I'll be honest, both these I got just because I hadn't seen either before and I wanted to review them all for you.

Primark P.S. Lipstick - Desert Sand (£0.90)
Literally no justification here, it was a nude lipstick that cost less than £1.
It is an orange, terracotta nude and nothing too similar to other things I own, I like the formula because its creamy I just need to test out the colour more to see how I feel about it.
Primark P.S Lip Liner Pencil - Bombshell (£1)
When I went to Primark I had a bright, neon pink lipstick on but didn't have a lipliner that really went with it so when I saw this I had to try it, because I really like the Primark lip liners, they are creamy and not drying at all, and it seems like a good match.
I hope you liked seeing what I've picked up lately, and I look forward to reviewing some of these for you guys


Sunday, 2 April 2017

Rimmel Stay Matt Foundation

I think many people will agree that Rimmel is one of the best brands for affordable foundation, and as a drugstore girl I love it because they mot only offer a range of both finishes and coverage levels, but also a pretty good range of colors (which I know is something other brands have as well I've just dabbled less in those but am interested to test out more)
I just mentioned this is my most recent favourites video so I thought it was fitting to do a review for you all.
This is (I believe) Rimmel's cheapest foundation costing just £5.99 for a 30ml tube.
Rimmel claims it is a feather-light, liquid mousse which blends flawlessly providing a natural looking all-day shine controlled look, with a light-weight, non-greasy feeling.
Personally I don't find it keeps me shine-free all day unless I set it with a powder, which is something I am trying not to do while it is still not super warm so I can use cream highlighters over the top - something I find works really well. However, after about 4 hours wear I do find I look a little shiny but it is nothing compared to how I'd look with a traditional liquid foundation with no powder.
It applies really smoothly if you make sure to not use too much - a little goes a long way - I have found in the past using too much makes it hard to blend in and causes it to clump up in areas. I'd say a stippling is your best bet for application, it seems too think for a sponge and it's just a mess with your fingers, not to mention being a nightmare to wash off them.
I assume most people by these mouse type foundations with the intention of not setting them with powder. But I have found, although it is long lasting without powder it doesn't really set so you still will get product transfer off it (but I mean most powders still transfer on to clothes when you hug people so this might not be an issue for you) but like I said, for me it doesn't keep me shine free and I do tend to feel greasy towards the end of the day and I wouldn't say my skin is too oily at yet because like Iv'e said it hasn't been too warm so I think for me I'd enjoy it more set with powder.
The coverage is medium but can be easily built up to high.
I find it perfect for university wear because I'm only in for a few hours a day and it lasts well for that, as well as being super quick to apply in the mornings.
The main issue I have found with the application process is setting under eye concealer, up close you can see the powder and it looks cakey but I wouldn't say this is something you notice unless you are really inspecting your face, and it only occurs after a few hours once your natural oils have been working away.
Although I don't mind the tube packaging, for me it makes the application easy because the product is kind of thick so you have control over it, I do find it being mostly white does mean its get dirty and gross looking quickly which I don't enjoy so much but can live with.

I have been enjoying this, and will continue to enjoy it in the summer set all over with powder, and I know it is something others enjoy too do let me know what you think. And if you have yet to try it and fancy a matte cheap foundation I would say to give it a go, unless you have dry skin, the mousse formula I can imagine would cling to dry patches.

Talk to you soon