Tuesday, October 23, 2018

New in - Budget foundations

The drugstore are on a roll with foundation releases at the moment. Today I thought I would go through all of the recent releases I've picked up and tell you how I feel.

Barry M - All night long full coverage foundation.

I really loved the stick version of this so I was excited when I saw they'd released a liquid. I have to admit this is a little too drying for my skin unless I go in with a super moisturiser and a moisturising primer on top of that. It does tend to collect around my nose a little but it does offer an incredibly high coverage. The range is quite small in terms of shades but it does cover a good range, I have the palest shade and that is more than pale enough for me.

Maybelline - Superstay full coverage foundation stick.

Another one where I loved the other products in the range so decided to give this one a go and I'm so glad I did. This has amazing coverage like it's liquid counterpart, even so it doesn't look heavy or cakey on my dry skin. The only thing I will say is that you really don't get a lot of product but a little does go a long way. The shade range isn't great and even though I have the lightest shade I can seem to get my hands on I still can only wear this when I have fake tan on.

Sleek - Lifeproof foundation.

This is another super full coverage product, and oh boy is this one full coverage. The first time I applied this I actually considered going out without concealer on - I didn't I'm not a mad woman. It does look a little teeny bit dry around my nose but as long as I prep the skin well it's okay. The shade range is pretty good and the palest fits my casper the ghost skin.

NYX - Can't stop, won't stop foundation.

I was very excited to give this one a go but I have to say I was disappointed. I just found it looked really dry even over a very hydrating primer. I'm going to give it another couple of go's and see if I can get it to work for me. The shade range is absolutely fantastic and for a change I was able to buy the second from lightest shade. I'd love to know if any of you have any tips for using this one with dry skin.

Maxfactor - Radiant lift foundation.

This is my favourite out of the bunch, it looks beautiful and radiant on the skin. For my drier skin I do tend to lean towards a more dewy looking foundation. This just looks so healthy on the skin and a medium coverage making it one I reach for on a daily basis. The shade range isn't great as with most max factor foundations which is super disappointing.

Revolution - Conceal and define foundation.

This one is everywhere at the moment, again this is one I've only tried once at the moment. Again this one looked super dewy and healthy on my skin. I've seen a few people have a few problems with this foundation as it's been too dewy or not good at dealing with oiler skins for them but I honestly love the way it looks on the skin! As a bonus this has a huge shade range too. 

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Currently obsessed with 01

It's been forever since I last did a favourites post. At the start of the year I was positive I was going to do a favourites post every month however that hasn't worked out so well. Its been about six months since I last did a favourites and there has been so many products I've loved however I thought I would just mention a few from recently. 

Revolution Fast base concealer - 
I am obsessed with the foundation stick from this line so when they announced they were releasing the concealer and I have to say I love it. It's super high coverage but doesn't feel heavy or look heavy on the skin. I have the shade 0.5 which is a very pale shade with pink undertones. The only thing I don't like is the sponge tip applicator purely just because I don't like that I can't wash it at all. 

Maybelline Master fix setting powder - 
I've recently been trialing a few drugstore loose setting powders and this has definitely been my favourite. It leaves the skin looking so smooth and filtered but it doesn't cling to any of the dry patches on my skin which is a huge problem I have. 

Benefit powder blush in Rockateur - 
Benefit blushes are my favourite alongside the Urban Decay ones. Rockateur is just the prettiest pinky shade with rose gold shimmer in it. It just leaves the skin look so healthy which is something I am all about. The thing I love about the Benefit blushes is they don't have too much shimmer in them put still leave a beautiful glow. 

Jeffree star Blood sugar palette - 
I am so annoyed at myself for not picking up this palette earlier. I absolutely love it, if you are a regular on my social media channels you will probably know I am absolutely obsessed with anything warm/pink/red toned when it comes to shadows. I also absolutely love the pop of purple in this palette to add a little bit of something bright to a pink look. The metallics are so beautiful and honestly look like they've been used wet even when used dry. The mattes blend so beautifully and it is honestly probably my most used palette of the year. 

Charlotte Tilbury lip cheat in Pillow talk - 
This is something I've recently dug out of my collection and I'd completely forgot how much I loved it. It is just the most perfect your lips but better shade. It honestly just works beautifully under any lipstick and has the most beautiful texture. It is honestly the most comfortable lip liner I've ever used and I forgot how obsessed I was with it. 

L'oreal Tinted lip oil in peach - 
This is one of those products that I reach for on an everyday basis. It's such a pretty slightly pink tinted lip oil which is so comfortable on the lips. You will probably know I have super dry lips so things like this are perfect for me when I can't be bothered with anything crazy bright or my lips are just even drier than usual. 

So that's it for today, I'd love to know what your current favourites are!

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Imogenation X Makeup revolution

Revolution have been bringing out some incredible collaboration palettes at the moment. Imogen is one of the happiest gals on youtube I swear. It doesn't matter how down I'm feeling her videos never fail to cheer me up. When I hear she was bringing out a collection with Revolution I knew I had to have it. I'm yet to be able to find the face palette in stores so I haven't picked that up yet but when I saw they had one palette left I grabbed it. 

I love the set up of this palette, I always get through transition shades before I finish any other shade so to have them as double pans I think is genius. I also love that there is a vary of transition shades and not just one. The theme of the palettes is so me with the orange and pink tones. I do understand that some people are over the warm tones but I still love them and I think this palette offers the perfect variety of shades. I feel like this palette would be excellent for beginners due to the wide shade range and how affordable it is. 

The packaging is a beautiful lilac iridescent finish which looks so pretty and it has a huge really fab quality mirror. Moving onto the actual shadows the metallics are stunning. I do find that the baby blue shade looks better wet and so do a few more of the lighter shades just to make them really pop. The deeper shimmers look amazing even when they aren't wet. Although I love to wet them just to give an even more beautiful metallic finish. 

As with all revolution mattes they blend like an absolute dream. They are super pigmented, meaning there is quite a bit of fallout however that's not something that has ever bothered me. I love the red and orange shades and I have been getting so much use out of them. I feel like over this palette there is just a good simple range or shades. So without further ado lets do a deep dive into the shades. 

Angel - A basic champagne shimmer 
Butterfly - A stunning icy baby blue metallic
2Nice - The medium transition shade, a basic tan matte
Forever friend - A beautiful baby pink metallic
Huns - A deeper more yellow toned champagne shimmer
Honeybee - A orange toned mustard yellow matte
Shoppy - A very yellow toned medium brown
Lovin life - The lightest of the four transition shades, a peachy matte 
Babygirl - A duochrome orange/pink shimmer
Raise N Praise - A deep cranberry shimmer

Mills - The deeper version of honeybee with a touch more orange 
Imagine - A mauve toned brown matte
OKKKKK - A medium ever so slightly cool toned matte brown 
Pinky promise - A mauvey pink matte
Berry blast - A deep cranberry matte
You know - My favourite shade in the palette, a orange toned red
Get to know - A very warm toned terracotta brown
Sorry not sorry - The deepest of the big transition shades, a yellow toned matte brown 
Trying it - A cranberry toned brown 
Limo - A deep matte black

That's it for today, I'd love to know if you've tried this palette and how you got on with it.