Wednesday, 29 January 2014

|| Maybelline Fit me Foundation - Review ||

I picked this foundation up when it was first released and I had not heard much about it. But I was curious and really wanted to try it since I had never used or heard of a gel foundation before. I picked up the shade 315 - Soft Honey and I have to say that it is a near perfect match and I can say that out of the drugstore foundations that I have tried this is the only one where I have been happy with the shade range. Now I know that Revlon and L'Oreal have a quite a good shade range for darker skin-tones but I've never tried any of their foundations so I can't say what they would be like.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

|| e.l.f. Blush/Bronzer Duo Antigua - Review with Swatches ||

I've had my eye on this duo for a while and decided to pick it up a few months ago. The shade that I purchased was Antigua. A lot of people have said that these duos are similar to the Nars blush/bronzer duos but since I haven't tried the Nars duos I cant comment on that claim.

The shades are very pigmented and fairly easy to blend. I like using the bronzer shade to contour my cheekbones, it blends easily and isn't too orange, I have heard quite a few people say that it looks a bit muddy on their cheeks but I haven't experienced that problem, I think it looks great on my skin (maybe it's because I have a darker skintone). 

One thing that I really don't like about this duo is the amount of glitter it contains especially in the blusher. It's not noticeable in the bronzer once you've applied it to your face but the blusher is a different story...Way too much glitter. But I can live with it. Other that that I think this is a great product and is a really good value for money, it's only £3.75!

Thursday, 16 January 2014

|| Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation - Review ||

Hey guys, first off I'd just like to say sorry for not posting anything this past week but I've been really busy with my coursework for Uni which I handed in yesterday (thank god) so I haven't really been able to write up any posts. But now I'm back and I'll try my best to post more regularly from now on :)

Onto the review, when I first saw this foundation in Boots I wasn't that keen on it for two main reasons; one because I'm not really big on the whole dewy finish look and two it looked like it had glitter in it. So I stayed away from it.

But after hearing Tanya Burr rave about how good this is in so many of her videos, I decided to pick it up and give it a go. I've had this for a couple of months now and I've been applying it with different tools to see which works best. My favourite way to apply this is to use my Real techniques Buffing brush or Expert face brush, as I feel that they really blend it and buff it into the skin.

The thing that I like most about this foundation is the coverage. I think that it gives a medium coverage that is build-able and it really helps cover up minor imperfections. However if you have any sort of redness then I suggest using a concealer in those areas for extra coverage.

Now the finish to this is slightly dewy and I don't hate it but I'm not in love with it either as I prefer a more matte finish since my skin is slightly oily. But I have to say that this is nice and not overly dewy and I would wear it on days where I know I won't be out for long because after a couple of hours it does start to look really oily around my t-zone.

The one thing that I really don't like about this foundation is the shade range, most of them are too light for me and I think that the shade that I bought (400 Natural beige) is the darkest shade available and it isn't a great match and it makes me look quite grey especially around my mouth and chin area. I can tone down the greyness by using a bronzer or mixing it with a darker foundation but it still doesn't look that great. Overall I think that this would be a great foundation for those who have less oily skin and have a lighter skin tone than me. I do like this foundation and I would repurchase it. but only if Rimmel expanded their shade range.

Thank you for reading and I hope this post has helped you :)
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