29 July 2014

L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow

I have heard many good things about these eyeshadows, and apparently they are quite similar to the Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill - which I do not own. But I spotted these in Poundland and thought i'd pick them up since they were so affordable, so here are my thoughts on these eyeshadows!

The product is packaged in clear pots with a twist cap, once opened, there is a black stopper in order to press down the eyeshadow inside and prevent them from coming out and becoming loose. The colour of the sticker on the cap corresponds with the actual colour of the eyeshadow, which would make it easier to locate amongst the other colours within the range.

There are quite a few different colours in the range, I have #012 Endless Chocolat which is a dark chocolate brown colour with small golden shimmer running through it, I also have #013 Burning Black, which is a purple black colour with burgungy/plum shimmer. 

As you can see the eyeshadows are very pigmented, they have extremely good colour payoff, they feel really smooth and creamy to the touch, they also blend in on the skin very nicely. However, because these are sort of like pressed pigments, they can be quite a lot of fall down, therefore, be careful not too apply too much at once. 

I really like these eyeshadows, the colours I have aren't the ones I would usually go for, but I would definitely want to try out the more wearable colours in the range, I purchased these from Poundland for £1 which is a great bargain! These can also be purchased at Boots and Superdrug £6.99, which is rather affordable compared to the Armani ones. 

What are your favourite colours from the range? x

15 July 2014

Calvin Klein Tempting Glimmer Sheer Creme Eyeshadow

I always love me some cream eyeshadows, and I've been seeing these around quite frequently, I actually have been resisting for quite a while, but I just couldn't anymore, so I finally gave in and purchased it. 

The packaging isn't as nice as I thought it would be for a more high end brand, the product is packaged in a plastic pot, with a screw on lid, even though it isn't anything luxurious, it does it's job, so I don't care for it too much. The colour of the lid corresponds to the colour of the eyeshadow, which therefore means that it can be easily identified when searching for it in your makeup stash, which is a nice little detail that is always rather helpful. 

I've seen quite a few other colours, but the one that attracted my attention the most is #Snakeskin Silver which is a very pretty beige champagne colour, it has the perfect amount of shimmer that reflects the light to create a beautiful glow. I like using this all over the lid, or to highlight the inner corners and brow bone. 

The texture is kind of soft and bouncy, and it glides on really smoothly and blends in very nicely, however a downside is that if you do not set it with a powder, or you don't have a primer underneath, it will crease very easily, but if you do, it will last all day without creasing. 

I would recommend this product, I purchased it from Poundland for only £1, so if you perhaps come across it, you should definitely pick it up, you really can't go wrong with such an affordable price!

What are your favourite cream eyeshadows?

7 July 2014

Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Paint

I love the idea of a liquid eyeshadow, and it seems to be such a convenient and easy product to simply quickly blend all over the lid, similar to the idea of cream eyeshadows. I've heard quite a lot of good things about this product so I purchased one for myself.

The product is packaged in a tube like a concealer or lipgloss, with a rather interesting applicator which isn't a doe foot, felt tip, or a brush, it is probably a mixture of all three together. Nevertheless, the packaging makes it very easy to travel around with, and ensures the ease of application in a very quick and efficient manner. 

There are quite a few different colours, but as usual, I gravitated towards the neutral colour: #006 Rich Russet, which is a shimmery bronze colour that has slight cool undertones (isn't captured very well on camera). I really like this colour to apply all over the lids for an effortless look. 

Although this is described to be a liquid, it isn't runny in any way, it almost seems to have a fluffy mousse texture, and feels very light on the skin. The eyeshadow sets rather quickly, therefore you would want to apply a little at a time, blending along the way whilst building up the intensity layer by layer until the required result is achieve. Once it sets, it doesn't budge or crease, and stays on all day, which is amazing!

I definitely recommend this, you can purchase this from Superdrug and Boots for £4.99, I would definitely want to look into the other different shades that are available too!

What is your favourite eyeshadow?

Aritaum Full Cover Liquid Concealer

Aritaum is a Korean drugstore cosmetics brand, and I have heard many good things about a number of their products. Recently, a 'Full Cover' makeup line was released, due to it's promotional posters and videos, it quickly became extremely popular in Korea, which of course, piqued my interest. Not only this, but as I have quite a lot of acne and scarring, i've always been on the hunt for the perfect concealer, so I was more than happy to try another one. 

The packaging is very nicely designed, and comes in a typical squeeze tube, which is great for hygienic reasons, and the screw on lid ensures that none of the product leaks out. A great advantage of this concealer is that a lot of product is included, one tube contains 25ml, which is much more larger amount compared to typical concealers. 

There are only two shades available, however this is very typical of Korean cosmetics and is a great downside to the product. I have #02 Natural Beige, which is a pretty good match for my skin and includes the perfect amount of yellow undertones. The concealer itself is a liquid, but quite thick in consistency, despite this, it feels very lightweight on the skin. A little goes a very long way, it glides on really smoothly and blends in seamlessly into the skin. 

As the name suggests, the concealer really is full coverage, however, it doesn't completely cover really stubborn blemishes or very dark scars, but I don't really expect it to cover that much as I have very stubborn acne, and it already performs a lot better compared to other concealers i've tried. 

I would definitely recommend this for those who are looking for an affordable concealer with high coverage, I purchased it from ebay for around £5, I definitely want to try out the other products from this range, especially the bb cream!

What is your favourite concealer for concealing blemishes? x

23 June 2014

Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder

I've majorly hit pan on the pressed version of this powder, which really shows how much i like it. Loose powders generally have better oil control compared to pressed ones, as I have very oily skin, I decided to purchase this product.

I've heard that it is a rather small pot, but it much smaller than i had expected. The pistachio green pot has a screw on lid, therefore ensuring that the powder doesn't leak anywhere. There is a small sifter which helps prevent the powder from flying everywhere, and a powder puff included as well, which would be useful for touch ups, however, I personally would not use this to travel around with, as it will be such a hassle. 

The colour of the powder itself is white, but it applies translucent, and doesn't appear white on the face at all due to the fact that it is so finely milled. Which means that it is basically undetectable on the skin, therefore giving a very natural look to the skin, much more natural looking than the pressed version. 

When applied, this powder, of course, leaves a subtle matte finish, and it stays like that for a very long time, ensuring that my makeup stays on all day. The oil control is very good for my extremely oily skin, only my t-zone, especially my nose begins to get oily after around 5/6 hours, which is amazing!

I really like this powder, and would definitely recommend this to those who are looking for a product that has good oil control properties. Innisfree is a drugstore Korean cosmetics brand, I purchased this product for around £4 from ebay, which is a total bargain!

10 June 2014

Innisfree Eco Safety No Sebum Sun Milk

I have been on a hunt for a good sunscreen for a very long time, and I think I may have finally found it. To be honest, I don't wear sunscreen all the time, I only tend to apply it during the warmer months, but i'm going to try correct that bad habit of mine, as I don't want my hyper pigmentation and scarring to get any darker. 

The product is packaged in a white plastic tube with a screw on lid, which ensures that there is no chance of any leaking, which is always great. Once you take off the lid, there is a nozzle with a small opening, which means that a suitable amount of product could be dispensed without creating a mess. 

So the main thing about this product that attracted me to purchase it is their '5-free' idea, which means that they are free of 5 certain ingredients: no parabens, no artificial colouring, no mineral oils, no talc, no animal materials, I think this is amazing as I have sensitive/acne skin, therefore this minimises the chances of irritating the skin. 

This sunscreen not only has SPF50+ which protects the skin from UVB rays, it also has PA+++ which protects the skin from UVA rays, which is just as important, so make sure your sunscreen includes protection from both UV rays.

Another factor that made me want to purchase this product is because of the texture, as the name suggests ('milk') the sunscreen is very liquidy and thin in consistency, this is something that I wasn't really able to find in sunscreens that are available in the UK. The product is very lightweight, it blends into the skin really quickly and doesn't leave any white cast at all. 

A feature of this sunscreen is it's oil control properties, once applied to the skin, it not only feels really silky smooth, but it also mattifies the skin, which therefore prevents the skin from producing more oil throughout the day. I have very oily skin, so this is great, I wasn't really expecting anything from the oil control, but it actually does a pretty good job. 

Out of all the sunscreens i've tried, this one is definitely at the top of my list at the moment, I would definitely recommend this to anyone who has sensitive skin, and is looking for a lightweight sunscreen for daily use. Moreover, this is very affordable, I purchased it from ebay for around £9, which is a great price!

Be sure to comment down below telling me your favourite sunscreen! x

13 May 2014

Eylure Ultra Naturals

I've been looking for the perfect pair of natural looking false lashes that would suit my almost non-existent eyelashes for quite some time now. These lashes are labelled as being part of the 'ultra naturals' line from Eylure, and they did seem rather natural in the packaging, so I decided to purchase it, and test how it would work on my eyes.

Okay, straight to the point, these eyelashes do not look natural on me at all, they are too long for my eyes, therefore making it look very obvious, that is my main problem. On the other hand, the width of the lashes are perfect, and fit onto my eyes really well, there wasn't any need for me to trim it. There are both brown and black lashes mixed together, therefore in terms of the colour, it creates a very natural appearance, furthermore, the lashes alternate lengths, so some are shorter or longer than the other, again, this makes it look more natural as well.

The band is clear and rather flexible, therefore the lashes are very lightweight and comfortable to wear, which is always great, as it means that my eyes wouldn't be weighed down. Also, I really enjoy using the glue that is provided, it keeps the lashes on for a very long time and dries to a clear finish, which prevents it from looking too unnatural. 

Overall, I quite liked these lashes, but it just didn't have the natural aspect that I was looking for, but the quality is amazing. I would recommend these to those who already have rather long lashes, if you have typical short asian lashes, this may not be for you. This product can be purchased from Boots and Superdrug for £5.45.

Be sure to comment down below telling me what your favourite false lashes are! x 

6 May 2014

Bourjois Colour Boost Glossy Finish Lipstick

Since it's we're beginning to enter into the Spring/Summer seasons,  i've been purchasing lip products that are more suitable for the upcoming sunny warm weather. I remember last year, I heard quite a lot of good things about this product, so I definitely wanted to try one out for myself.

The packaging is in the rather popular form of a pencil that has a twist up mechanism, which is always great as it means that there isn't any need to sharpen the product, furthermore, the pencil shape also allows a more precise application to the lips, making it really easy to control and apply. The colour of the tube is bright orange, which corresponds with the shade of the lip product, therefore it will be much quicker to identify the shade amongst any other products.

I have the colour #03 Orange Punch which isn't exactly a true orange, as it has pink tones in it, thus making it a really pretty coral shade. The formula is moisturising and glides onto the lips so smoothly, it doesn't catch onto any dry patches at all. Although it leaves a nice glossy finish, at the same time, it is also very pigmented.

I would definitely recommend this, especially if you are looking to try out something new for the spring/summer seasons. There are a few other different shades in this line, and I personally definitely would want to purchase some more! This is available from Boots and Superdrug for £7.99

Be sure to comment down below on your favourite lip product for spring/summer! x