Monday 31 August 2015

Review | L'Oreal Infallible 24H-Matte Foundation

My past experiences with L'Oreal foundations haven't all been positive. I used to often find although they have an extensive range of shades, I could never find one to match my skin tone. They were either too warm or too yellow, even the neutral tones never seemed to quite match. But alas I have found my holy grail foundation from L'Oreal and the colour match is the best I've ever found.

I have a normal/oily skin type, basically my t-zone becomes a shiny mess throughout the day and I couldn't find a foundation where I didn't need to reapply 10 times because it had already slipped off my face or moved around. So I tried the L'Oreal Infallible 24H-Matte foundation and I was so happy when I didn't need to touch up or reapply once.
A little goes a long way with this foundation so the 35ml tube will last you quite a while. It has medium to full buildable coverage and has a flat matte finish. I like to set mine with MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation as I like a full coverage. 

Overall I love this foundation and I think anyone with a normal/oily or oily skin type will love it too. It's available from Boots for £7.99 and is currently on 3 for 2 alongside selected amazing L'Oreal products.

Have you tried this foundation? What were your thoughts?

Monday 17 August 2015

Haul | Essence Makeup

Essence is a makeup brand I had only really heard of from people online being that I didn't have any stores near me that ranged it. But a couple of weeks ago I happened to be near a Wilkos so I popped it to see what they had to offer.

I'm just going to quickly add how impressed I am with their range of products and variety of colours etc as I took a good 30 minutes browsing and picking out what I wanted to try out first.

First I picked up two powder products which I've seen multiple times on many blogs. Essence Blush Up! Blusher and Essence Sun Club Bronzer both intrigued me and when I saw them on the stand I immediately picked both up. I have yet to try these out so look forward to reviewing them soon.
Next is another cult product I've seen mentioned a lot and it is their Essence The Gel Nail Polish. I love gel polishes but can't afford to fork out to continuously get them done so when I find a cheap alternate I have to have it in every colour. I will be purchasing more colours in this range.
Finally I picked up a couple of dupes of higher end brands. Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel is a dupe for Benefit Gimme Brow and with a difference of £16 it is definitely worth checking out. I love it and will be repurchasing when I'm done with this one. Also another is Essence I Heart Stage Eyeshadow Base which I have found to be a great dupe for NYX HD Eyeshadow Base but at the bargain price of £2.50 it still makes my eyeshadow last all day so is worth the saving.

Do you own anything from Essence? What's your favourite product?

Wednesday 12 August 2015

Wishlist | Kiko Rebel Romantic Collection

Kiko Milano recently released their latest collection Rebel Romantic and as I've been impressed with their past collections I just know I will love this one just as much. If you're unaware of who Kiko Milano are (which I'm pretty sure everyone has heard of them) they started in 1997 and are a Italian professional cosmetics brand. They produce high quality products but at affordable prices which is what I love most about them. So in todays post I thought I would share with you a few things I'm looking forward to getting my hands on from the Rebel Romantic Collection. 

Perfecting Bronzer - £12.90
A bronzer paired with a perfecting powder intrigued me, alongside the incredibly beautiful rose gold packaging I will definitely be purchasing this.

Glowing Potion Perfecting Serum - £13.90
The websites description is 'a perfecting face serum with hyaluronic acid and this may possibly be just a serum like all the others but something inside me is screaming out to buy it.

Metallic Shine Eye Shadow - £6.90
Eye shadows and eye shadow palettes are what I probably hoard the most. I can't help but to want every colour under the sun although I don't have the confidence to carry most of them off. So these creamy powder eye shadows with a metallic finish sound like just my thing and are available in six shades.

Rebel Bouncy Blush - £9.90
The name alone intrigues me enough to go out and buy these but the description confirms my need for these beauties. A blush with a new sensory aspect and a satin matte finish available in four shades... yes please!!

Have you purchased anything from this collection yet?

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