20 February 2015 / Chanel, foundation, Lancome, matte, oily, PRODUCT REVIEW, rimmel, YSL
Over the years of combatting my oily complexion and experimenting with numerous different foundations in the hope that one day I would find the solution. These 4 foundations I have found to work best to keep me shine free throughout the day. In addition, I do like to use a primer under my foundation to help it last longer. I did a post here which summarises all my primers that in my collection.
YSL fusion Ink foundation
This is very similar to my L’oreal tent magique in a sense that it is both a thin liquid texture that melts into the skin transforming into powder. This gives an airbrushed finish and there is no need for extra setting powder. It has a little spatula wand that places the product on your face before blending it in. I find that using the warmth of your fingers to blend in the foundation to be the best method as you have to be quite quickly. I do warn girls out there with combination oily skin and prone the the random dry patch - This foundation does cling onto it emphasising it. This foundation is gives a lightweight comfortable feel and perfect for days where skin appears to be having a good day and doesn’t need as much coverage. Lasts around 4 hours before my shine starts to break through. I reviewed the L'oreal Teint magique foundation here.
Lancome teint miracle 24h
This is the most heavy foundation that I own in my collection in my opinion but It really does keep your face shine free for the longest period. This is a medium to heavy coverage so there is isn’t a need for me to apply extra concealer. The consistency of this foundation is very thick but it blends relatively easy to give a nice flawless finish. There is SPF in this foundation and I have noticed that there are minor flashback when with flash photography so I would be wary if you are going to an occasion where there are lots of photo taking. Recommend this foundation for more oilier skin or if you want a heavy coverage base. Full review here
Rimmel lasting finish
This is my most recent purchased foundation. I have combination oily skin and I find that this foundation stays put on my face and keeps me looking matte for a long period. I work long hour shifts and after my shift, I do look a little shiny but a nice kind with a bit of a glow rather than oil slick. This is a thick formulation but I find it a bit easier to blend compared with the Lancome Teint Miracle. Medium to full coverage, this foundation masks all my imperfections whilst giving me a subtle dewiness to the skin that doesn’t look too matte. For a drugstore foundation, I am very impressed with this and I have been using it on a daily basis for the past month along with my other January favourites
Chanel Perfection Lumiere
I used to use the Matte Lumiere but that was unfortunatley discontinued and replaced by this foundation. I seem to reach for this foundation the least compared to the other ones and I actually don't know why. This is a medium to full coverage and it blends very nicely too. Like the name suggests, it does give a subtle glow to the skin allowing for a more natural look to the skin. This foundation is very comfortable to wear and it has a slight delicate scent of roses. Not much to say about this foundation apart from it does its job well and even my mum complimented on how nice my skin looked with it randomly. I did a full review a couple of years ago when I first purchased it here.
Whats is your current favourite foundation?
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15 February 2015 / FOTD, L'oreal, Lancome, MAKE UP, NARS, revlon, revolution, urban decay, valentines, YSL
A day time natural makeup look with a pop of colour to represent the essence of valentines. I think this is a great option for a first date as it is clean and natural keeping the skin looking fresh looking and sweet.
I used a silicone based primer [Maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser] to cover my pores and creating a perfect canvas for my foundation to go on. For foundation, I went for the Rimmel lasting finish as it makes my skin look flawless and adds a hint of randiance without compromising the longevity of it. To add some more definition to the skin, I used a cream based product [NARS multiple in Altai] to contour my face along with [The body Shop honey bronzer] to set the contour colour. To blend out and set all the products, I used [MAC mineralise finish in natural] to finish off.
I do not actually own any pink or purple eyeshadows in my collection, therefore I ended up using an Urban decay palette which had a pink and purple shade. I used my Shu Uemura Eyelash curlers to curl my lashes and applied my [Lancome hypnose doll eyes waterproof mascara]
Back to using my forgotten much loved [Revlon lip butter in Sweet tart] as it is very moisturising and the pink shade is very sweet looking and perfect for valentines day.
What makeup look did you wear for valentines day?
4 February 2015 / beauty, benefit cosmetics, mascara, PRODUCT REVIEW
I was so excited about this new mascara by Benefit Cosmetics that I went out and grabbed the ELLE magasine which contained the generous freebie for £4 which is an actual bargain considering Benefit products are quite expensive.
Firstly I actually quite like the cute rose gold and black packaging, although the full sized version is pink and rubber which I do not find attractive in any way. The cute 3g travel friendly mascara is perfect for on the go as its a good size to pop in your makeup bag without taking too much space.
So the mascara is described as a 'super-curling & lifting mascara' therefore I was super excited to give it a try as my lashes are poker straight and I always have a hard time finding products to maintain my curl throughout the day. This is a non-waterproof mascara which I wouldn't normally purchase as they make my lashes droop like crazy because of the wet formulation, however, I did in the back of my mind have high hopes for this mascara as it is by Benefit and emphasises on the curl power.
The brush allows you to 'hook and roll' your lashes to apply the mascara evenly to every single lash evenly and sepearating them out nicely. I absolutley love this mascara so much but it is such a shame that it drooped after just one coat. The mascara made my lashes look amazing and lengthened just like how I want them to, but it just wasn't right for me because of the formulation and the fact my lashes pointed downwards instead of up.
I use only waterproof mascaras because they hold my curl and budgeproof for my oily eyelids so I really do feel that if RollerLash mascara came out with a waterproof formula, it would definitley replace my holy grail Lancome hypnose waterproof mascara. Overall, this is a great mascara if you already have long and curly lashes, but its just not for me unfortunatley.
Have you tried this mascara?