Sunday, 9 September 2012

Everyday Face | "No Make Up" Make Up Look

This is my 'go to' look. Having the 'no make up' make up look is perfect for a casual, normal day and makes you look more fresh faced. Although it is pretty ironic how this 'no make up' look consists of various products.
Products with their links listed below.

*Revlon Matte Eyeshadow, Rich Sable for eyebrows  (£5.29)

Hope you found this useful.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Review | Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer, 040 Soft Beige (£5.99)
Even though I think I've found my perfect concealer - which actually is not this one - I'm always on the look out for anything that does even better than my current favorite one. Although I have to say, this is a decent product.

This is quite a light, creamy consistency and blends in really easily to your skin. It claims to "reawaken and illuminate" under the eyes, which I think does this by its 'illuminating pigments' - ie, tiny, miniscule bits of glitter. However, they are barely visible and therefore do not need to worry about the "Edward Cullen Effect" on your face. The shimmery-ness of this is much less than the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation - review coming soon - even though thats not that bad either. But I would suggest using this product if you are going to be somewhere with flash photography otherwise you'd probably get a slight white cast where you've applied it.

It claims to be "full coverage" but I would say it's more light to medium. It can cover up minor skin blemishes but cant really disguise dark under eye circles - although you could probably use a corrector then put this over the top to blend into your skin more. This would be perfect for people who have almost perfect skin with the need to cover up minor blemishes, not much of a heavy cover up.

I'm quite shocked at the colour range of this product as it only comes in 4 shades - which to be honest have slight differences in tone, and it doesn't really cater to medium to darker skin tones. Considering Rimmel is a UK brand, it's not really representative of the population.

Overall, I'd say this is a decent product with a decent price. However, it's not something that i'd reach for regularly or purchase again. If you want to give it a go - it might work for you - it's widely available in places like Boots/Superdrug and probably at Rimmel stands in supermarkets. (Click here for a look at the product on their website.)

Hope you found this useful!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Back to School | Make Up

Many people wear make up to school even though the school may no allow it. But in my opinion, as long as you keep it natural and suitable for school I don't see the problem. So I had a rummage in my make up collection and pulled out a few things that I think would be good for school make up.

It's a really inexpensive but effective mascara. The colour is very black and not dry so you can build coats up depending on your eyelash preference - natural or build up for a more dramatic look.

(Previously branded as Collection 2000) This is an amazing concealer, full stop. It could easily rival higher end concealers. It's a lovely creamy formula which is suitable to cover blemishes as well as dark circles. If you don't like wearing foundation, you could just dab this on your blemishes on it's own as it has such great coverage. 

3. Elf Studio Powder Brush (£3.75)
If you wear foundation to school, this is a great brush to apply both liquid or powder formulas. The bristles are really soft and dense and is a great quality brush - especially for the price!

4. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (£9.99)
Not as inexpensive but 100% worth it. It has a lovely formula which is really easy to blend in to your skin, doesn't feel to heavy, has a dewy finish and is long lasting. It also isn't as bad as other foundation for your skins as it contains fruit extracts.

4. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder (£3.99)
If you have oily skin or just like a matt finish this is great powder for ridding of shine. You can either get it in your preferred shade or translucent. It also makes you skin look great.

5. Elf Eyebrow Kit (£3.75)
Filling in your eyebrows isn't a necessity for all people but I personally prefer it. This kit contains a powder a wax and a mini brush and is good for such an affordable price.

6.Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eyeliner (£2.99)
Eyeliner to many people is an introduction to make up. This is a great, afforable product. It's creamy and a jet black colour suitable for anyone who can't go without kohl liner.

7. Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss, Shade 08 (£5.49)
I personally wouldn't wear lipstick if I was still in high school, but I know some people do. If you do, this is a lovely subtle colour for school, it's a bit of a rosy, dusty pink - a kind of 'my lips but better' shade. The formula is also really nourishing and creamy.
        However, if you don't like wearing lipstick you could always opt for a normal lip balm or a tinted one.

I'm not saying that you should wear all of this stuff, but these are the types of products that you could wear. There're easily and widely available in stores like Boots or Superdrug and even supermarkets, all apart from the Elf products which are only available on their website (just click on the product link I left), and are all pretty inexpensive.

I hope you found this post useful!

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Monthly Favourites | August

It's a tiny bit late, but not by much. I thought this would be the perfect post for me to get back into the swing of  blogging again.

Last month my favourites consisted of new products I tried and some I rediscovered in my storage and just decided to use again - and have wondered why I ever abandoned them!

I bought this face scrub a while ago and literally just forgot about it but I started using it again. I really like it - it manages to get daily grime and make up off your face and leaves it smooth, mattified and clean. I mainly just use it as a scrub because the wash and scrub purpose is practically the same and the mask kind of changes to a scub/wash when you wash it off anyways... But I really like it.

There's quite a hype about this foundation - and I totally understand why. The reason why its my favorite for August is because it's so easy to blend into my skin especially due to the colour which is pretty much an exact match for me (I wear 200 Soft beige), it gives a lovely glowy/dewey finish and it also contains spf 15 which it good for the summer months although this summer hasn't really been that summery/sunny...

I bought this on offer at boots - which I still think is running - and I love this! After cleansing, it really rehydrates and cools my skin back down. It smells so nice - like rosewater -aswell and spritzing it on my face is so refreshing.

(This is on offer for 3 for 2 at boots) I don't usually like smelling OF a specific scent but this is an exemption - vanilla is such a classic scent and just smells really nice. It's really affordable at £2 each so it's perfect for me to throw into my bag and spritz throughout the day or taking to the gym after a good workout.

5. Revon Matte Eye Shadow - Shade, Rich Sable
This is the perfect shade for me to fill in any gaps in my eye brows. It's lovely smooth texture and has good pigmentation. It's also great for a neutral eye look.

I hope you enjoyed this post and found it useful, what products are your monthly favourites?

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Sorry!... But I'm back, yay!

I have been away from my blog for so long! And all I can say is; I'm really sorry!!

This year has just been quite a tough one, like I'm sure what happens to many other people in their lives for certain amounts of time... But I'm happy to say I'm back! And I'll be blogging and posting more often, I also want to have a little blog revamp which will be coming soon.

Leading off from the latter comment; the content of my blog will remain the same - with reviews on beauty products and such - but I'm considering to include some fashion posts as well as lifestyle, so overall it will be a bit of a beauty and lifestyle blog. This will hopefully mean I'll have much better content for you guys who enjoy reading it.

So, I thought I'd update you on a couple of things...
1. I'm going to blog and interact on here more. :)
2. My laptop is very temperamental right now so please forgive me if I do go AWOL on here at times.
4. I'm happy with my AS level results so I'm going into year 13 for my last year at sixth form

Plus other stuff... :P

Please accept my apology for being gone so long. I hope your doing well