Wednesday, 26 October 2011

we found love in a hopeless place

Estee Lauder Double Wear
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer
Maybelline Stay Matte Powder
Benefit 'Hoola'
Bourjois Highlighting Powder
Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara
Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil
Sue Moxley Bronzer - Shade 1 Miami
Nyx Lipstick - Eros

Monday, 10 October 2011

Guest Post; MyFace Cosmetics

A few weeks back I was sent some products from MyFace Cosmetics. Unfortunately, when they arrived all were aimed at people with fair skins - which with my fake tan obsession, is not me. Luckily for me, Samantha answered my tweet asking for someone to provide me with a guest review so the products didn't go to waste!
MyFace Cosmetics is a brand I've wanted to try for a while now as I've heard such good things about the products. With all the moving I've done recently and having been unemployed I've not been able to afford much make-up so was happy to be sent these to review!

MyMix Foundation
£12.99 - Available from Boots or Online
There are nine shades in the range and I received 02 - Fair, which is the second lightest colour. When I first swatched this on my hand I thought it would be far too dark for my skin tone but on application it seemed to blend well and matched my skin quite well, although I probably could of done with the lightest shade. I found this to be a medium coverage foundation, but definitely buildable. When I first applied the product I noticed it looked quite shiny and oily on my already oily skin so I would definitely have to seal it with a powder. Once I've set the foundation it looks very natural and has a semi-matte finish. I did find that by the end of the day I had quite a bit of wear around my mouth and chin but apart from those areas the foundation lasted quite well. The only real negative I found about the product was how leaky the packaging is, I'd definitely not recommend anyone to chuck this in their bag for touch ups!

MyCover Concealer
£7.99 available from Boots or Online
Concealer is an item that usually gets pushed to the back of my make-up drawer as I usually find foundation covers everything I need it to. There are also 9 shades in this product and again, I have this in 02 - Fair. To me, the concealer didn't really stand out - it wasn't awful but it wasn't amazing. It's a slightly thicker consistency than the foundation but it covers under eye circles and blemishes nicely. If you have some seriously stubborn areas that need a little heavier coverage another layer might be needed. The concealer also had quite a shiny finish so powdering is definitely a necessity! I've not massively pale but I still find 02 - Fair slightly too dark for my skin tone.

MyMatch Powder
£10.49 from Boots or Online
I've mentioned on my blog before that I only use one type of face powder and that's from Natural Collection so trying a new brand was interesting. There are three shades and I have 'Fair'. I found this to be far lighter than the other products I received in the fair range which works well to tone down darker foundations. The powder comes with a little sponge applicator which I actually liked as I found it helped control my shine better than a brush did. The finish is semi-matte and it definitely doesn't make your skin cakey. It also helped my foundation stay on longer when I applied this on top and I didn't have as much wear by the end of the day.
Here's the finished result; I have on the MyMix Foundation, MyCover Concealer and MyMatch Powder.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Haul; Illamasqua, Mac

 Mac Lipstick 'Saint Germain' £13.50 - A creamy vibrant pink with a slight purple undertone. It's the only lipstick I own like it and purchased it on a whim so I had something different to wear for evenings out.
Mac Paint Pot 'Painterly' £13.50 - I originally wanted Bare Study but it looked far too shimmery for my liking. This is great for every day to ensure shadows stay put or to be used alone to cover veins and lighten lids slightly making you look more awake.
Illamasqua 'Katie' Powder Blusher £16.50 - This is my second purchase of this blusher. It's the most beautiful matte, pale pink perfect for light to medium skin tones. I cannot rate this high enough it's the only blusher I use now. Gorgeous!