Saturday, 18 March 2017

Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation 1.5

Introducing All Nighter Liquid Foundation! makeup that stays up. It’s the ultimate foundation for a flawless-looking complexion that won’t quit.  All Nighter Liquid Foundation provides full coverage with a modern matte finish that never looks overdone. Get all-night wear and a blown-out effect you never thought was possible for a flawless-looking complexion that looks amazing and stays that way.

~ Full Coverage
~ Full pigment
~ Waterproof
~ Paraben free
~ Absorbs oil to reduce shine
~ Oil Free
~ Matte but not flat
~ 3x as much pigment as Naked Skin Foundation
~ Diffuses light to blur flaws
~ Long lasting
~ No SPF
This foundation offers amazing! Coverage, you only need a small amount and within seconds my skin had full cover, looked smooth and flawless! Only thing I would add is it dries quick quickly so you need to blend, blend and blend before it dries but I found applying it no different to how I apply my other foundation. Concealer and all other products sat over it beautifully!
It is matte, however it isn’t totally flat and it doesn’t dry with any kind of powdery finish at all. It contains light reflecting pigment which helps to give the skin some life. If you have dry skin you’ll need to moisturise and prime, or with all matte dense foundations it can highlight areas of dryness and texture.
Lasting power is generally really good. I’ve tried this over a few days with different primers and finishers and found it wears better with powder over the top, and a mist of setting spray for true super long lasting coverage, I would say you'd get a good 12hrs+ wear, for super oily complexion you may need to blot or powder to keep you looking super matte.
If you are looking for something full for nights out or a special event, looking to create a flawless even base, are oily skinned, or are looking for lasting coverage for acne, rosacea, pigmentation or similar, I’d say you can’t go wrong with this one, especially as it contains no SPF it photographs beautifully with no flashback.
Available in 24 different colours to choose from, so a good range from porcelain through to deep from most good beauty stores including Urban Decay For £27.00.

What's your favourite full coverage foundation?


Saturday, 4 February 2017

Too Faced Hangover X Primer

When long days of work and late nights of play give you a beauty hangover, this is your instant cure. Hangover is a revolutionary makeup primer infused with coconut water, probiotic-based ingredients, and skin revivers that work together to boost skins radiance, promote elasticity, and help hydrate while locking down makeup for fresher, longer, and more flawless wear. We harnessed the science of hydration to create a creamy, penetrating primer that acts like an energy drink for the skin by replenishing moisture levels. It can be worn alone for a dewy, healthy looking finish or under bronzers, foundations, and powders to create the perfect canvas.
  • The unique combination of coconut water, probiotic-based ingredient and skin revivers work together to: Hydrate and brighten skin, Promote skin s elasticity and tone, Soothe and smooth the skin.
  • Get all the priming benefits you love while looking like you received eight hours of sleep and drank your daily dose of H2O
  • After Using Hangover: 100%* said makeup went on smoother, 100%* said makeup looked more radiant, 100%* said skin looked more hydrated and 100%* said their skin had the appearance of a full night's rest.

Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer is a silicone-free facial and makeup primer infused with coconut water, probiotics and skin revivers that work together to boost skin’s radiance, promote elasticity and help hydrate while extending the wear of makeup. This comes in a squeezy tube with an attached pump for easy application. It’s formulated to brighten, tone, hydrate, and firm skin thus giving it the look of eight hours of sleep or as if you had plenty of water to hydrate your skin. I have combination skin and am loving using it under my foundations, it gives me a lovely finish and helps keep my foundation looking good all day, I do use smashbox pore minimiser on my nose as I have quite large pores and need extra help (review coming soon). This does have a subtle coconut water scent that’s quite pleasant but not too noticeable after application. The formula is a thinner, creamy texture that applies with a bit of stickiness at first but sets to a dewy finish. I am really impressed.
Available for £27.00 from all good beauty stores.
What's your favourite primer?

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Urban Decay Ultimate Basics Palette

This new palette features 12 exclusive matte eyeshadows—you won’t find any of these shades in any other Naked palette! The shadows are encased in a stunning rose gold palette with a huge interior mirror and double-ended eye brush. If you’ve never tried our matte shadows, you’ll be blown away by how different they are. Other mattes can be “skippy” – uneven on application or difficult to blend. But EVERY shade in Naked Ultimate Basics features our proprietary Pigment Infusion System™, which gives the formula a velvety texture, rich colour, serious staying power and blendability. 

The shadows include a range of warm and cool neutrals that blend easily together for all-matte eye looks or with the other Naked palettes. The range of shades in this palette is fantastic, it includes essentials like pale cream, soft taupe, warm brown and matte black along with a few more daring shades like terracotta, gunmetal and rose.
The shades include:
  • Blow (pale nude)
  • Nudie (nude pink)
  • Commando (light taupe)
  • Tempted (pale brown)
  • Instinct (medium taupe)
  • Lethal (burgundy)
  • Pre-Game (pale yellow)
  • Extra Bitter (burnt orange)
  • Faith (medium warm brown)
  • Lockout (neutral brown)
  • Magnet (smoky grey)
  • Blackjack (warm black)
The formula is beautiful!.. Matte eyeshadows can apply patchy or look chalky, but these are all beautiful, buttery and highly-pigmented. I experienced a teeny bit of fall-out when applying the darker shades like Magnet and Blackjack to my lashline, but expected even with the pigmented, quality shadows. Put it on your Christmas lists or treat yourselves! This palette is not to be missed! A great palette for maturing skin as it is extremely flattering or anyone who loves a matte shadow.

Available for £38.50 from Urban Decay or from all good beauty stores.

What's your favourite Naked palette?


Friday, 9 December 2016

Too Faced 'Born This Way Naturally Radiant' concealer in Very Fair

Instantly hide imperfections, vanish the appearance of dark circles, and blur the look of lines and wrinkles for complete coverage so undetectable, they'll think you were Born This Way.

I think the collection is pretty good in terms of shades (from “Very Fair” to “Deep”), but with any line, there’s always someone who can’t find a good match. Sometimes I can’t even find my shade with brands who specialise in having “every shade”. That being said, I found a good match with Too Faced’s Born This Way Concealer in “very Light.” I am on the pale side with neutral more-toward-pink undertones. Some pale shades tend to be too pink or too yellow, but “very Light” worked out perfectly for me and really brightens my under eye area, the formula is super moisturising and I love the faint smell of coconut I smell when applying, The Naturally Radiant Concealer is made with coconut water and hyaluronic acid to moisturise without being oily, and Alpine Rose is to brighten and promote elasticity.

The shades - 
Very Fair – pale with pink undertones
Fair – light with pink undertones
Light – golden undertones
Light Medium – medium with peach undertones
Medium – tan with golden undertones
Medium Tan – pink undertones
Tan – golden undertones
Deep Tan – golden undertones
Dark – golden undertones
Deep – pink undertones
I'm loving using mine along with the BTW foundation, they are match made in heaven.. Super long lasting, provide full cover, non drying, just flawless!! Available from all good beauty stores for £20.00.

Have you tried the concealer or foundation yet?


Monday, 24 October 2016

L'Oreal Nude magique cushion foundation

Discover liquid foundation revolutionised with Nude Magique Cushion Foundation, L'oreals 1st cushion drenched in liquid foundation for an ultimate fresh nude finish, in a tap. Get ready to customise your coverage with our unique tap-tap applicator which allows for effortlessly buildable application on the go: tap a little for a sheer luminous finish, or tap a lot for medium buildable coverage. It’s all up to you!

Step1: Gently press the applicator on the cushion sponge to release the liquid foundation.
Step 2: Tap the applicator onto skin to build your desired coverage: tap a little for a sheer luminous finish, or tap a lot for medium buildable coverage.

I've been really enjoying using this I use my RT buffing brush to apply and it's done in seconds! So easy and great coverage for running errands or the school run, I don't think I'd wear for a night out as I like more of a full coverage and this is a little to light, I've also been using the bronzer in this range and love it!.. Review coming soon.

Available in 7 luminous shades enriched with SPF 25 for £9.99

Are you a fan of the cushion range?

Monday, 17 October 2016

Scrub Love - Mint Temptation.

I love to give my skin a good exfoliation at least once a week and usually buy scrubs in tubes or tubs, but when I was offered to try a dry coffee scrub I was intrigued! Rub coffee all over your body to exfoliate?! ....It is amazing! My skin felt tingly, cool and super soft. The minty coffee scent definitely woke me up.. Not very good at nine o'clock at night! This is definitely one for waking you up in the morning... The next day my skin felt even softer and this continued for several days after.

With it's perfect blend of organic ingredients and a mint kick will leave anyone tempted.. Tea tree mixed with amazing argan oil will cool and moisturize. While more than a hint of mint will stimulate circulation with this organic scrub - leaving you polished to perfection.

Ground coffee is nature's finest exfoliator. It’ll buff away dead skins cells without damaging the delicate new skin underneath. A high caffeine content in our fresh grinds stimulates circulation, to promote healing in problem areas.

Peppermint oil - Naturally anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and pore cleansing leads you to a clearer complexion and minty freshness.

Tea Tree oil - You didn’t know your skin needed this, but we did. It’s antiseptic properties make it great for healing and softening, plus it helps soothe tired muscles.

Dead sea salts are Full of minerals, magnesium and potassium, it’s the best salt to scrub and rub on your skin to stimulate and relax deep into the tissue.

Argan Oil - The reputation precedes this not-so-secret celebrity favourite. High in fatty acids and vitamin E, it’s easily absorbed into your skin to moisturize and combat dark spots - leaving your soft and glowing!

Aloe Vera Is Famous world round for it’s anti-septic cooling and healing properties. It’s also packed with vitamins A, B, C & E and Beta Carotene which give it anti-aging properties as it nourishes your skin.

I am super impressed, I now include this in my weekly pamper session.. I can't wait to try the other fragrances.

Available in Mint, Original and coconut, you can pick them up from Scrub Love for £12.95

Which fragrance will you try?