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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Maybelline New York Master Ink Matte Eyeliner | Review

Today I wanted to review a new product that has come into my make-up collection, but one that has quickly become a staple, one that I am completely in love with. 




I recently bought this liquid eyeliner when in Boots and realised I hadn't heard much about it before. As it wasn't very expensive, (£4.99, however on a 3 for 2), I decided to try it and am actually very pleased with the results. The applicator is a brush however not very long meaning that you get a lot of precision without having to worry about the bristles moving as you place it on your eyelid. Also this means that you can achieve either a very thin line close to your lash line, or a thick one depending on how you like it. 
I believe that it comes in three shades; Matte, Satin or Glitter. As I like my eyeliner to be matte I picked that on up, although I love the idea that you can choose exactly how you want it. As for the staying power it does stay on for quite a few hours however if touched at all it will smudge, although doesn't wear off after too long and is very wearable. After applying eyeshadow also, it doesn't dry out at all which I can often find with liquid liners. 

Overall I would definitely recommend this eyeliner and would love to hear your feedback if you have tried it also :-) Thank you very much for reading!

Until next time,

A

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

FOTD | 17/11/15 | Beauty



Hello Everyone!

I thought I would show you my make-up from yesterday as it actually turned out better than expected and I quite enjoyed wearing it. I think it is a really nice look for autumn, but can be worn all through the year also :-)





Products Used:

  • Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude Foundation - 22 Soft Beige
  • Mac Pro Longwear Concealer - NW20
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - 01 Fair
  • Loreal Lumi Magique Concealer - 1 Light 
  • Mac Mineralize Skinfinish - Soft and Gentle (Also as eyeshadow.. who knew??!)
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • Maybelline One By One Mascara - Black
  • MUA Matte Eyeshadow - Chestnut (For brows)
  • Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet - 08 Grand Cru
I really hope you've enjoyed this blog post, please comment below what you think!! 

Until next time, 


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Thursday, 12 November 2015

The Worst Drugstore Foundation? | Review


Hello Everyone!

Today is going to have quite a negative blog post, however I thought I would write about a new foundation that I have tried, the "Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot".


As I browsed Boots last week, I decided to try a new foundation as I hadn't tried a new one in a while. I browsed for a while however decided to go for a Soap and Glory one as I had never tried any base products from their before. I bought this for £12 so expected high standards although was sadly disappointed! :(

It claims to create flawless, shine-free skin that conceals everything from fine-lines to redness, however I do not think it delivers on any of those! When applying it is extremely difficult to blend, even with a sponge or brush. Even when blended to the best of my ability it does not stay in place even when powder is applied on top. Now, I know that  I don't have the oiliest skin around, however this seems as though you need an extreme condition of skin to wear this foundation comfortably. 

Overall, I just wouldn't recommend this foundation to anyone! If you have tried this foundation and have any thoughts on it, then please comment them below and I will see you all again very soon!

Until next time,

A

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