Sunday, 2 June 2013

3 Worst Foundations!

I've recently posted my 3 favourite foundations, so its only fair I share the foundations in my collection that have disappointed me. This doesn't mean the foundations are horrible/crap, it just means they haven't ticked my boxes.

L'Oreal True Match Minerals
This was purchased after my skin turned into an oil slick, and a mineral foundation seemed the most obvious choice. But sadly my skin doesn't seem to like this foundation, I recently forgot this and it caused my skin to freak out and I had a pimple my fiancée named Giganton. Not good. The colour choice is awful, the lightest shade is ridiculously dark, ivory is more or less NW20/NW25, ridiculous. Its also the messiest foundation ever, I shall stop now before I say much more.

Available here!

Chanel Perfection Lumiere
I know, a Chanel foundation, I must be mad. I'm not going to lie, I didn't even read a single review on this bad boy before I made the plunge, all it took to win me over was the sales woman popped it onto my jaw line and I bought it straight away. Silly, silly me. This foundation does everything I don't want, it oxidises on my skin within 10 minutes, it doesn't last very long at all and doesn't fade nicely, it goes patchy and looks like I have a skin infection on my combination skin. Horrid. So this shall sit on my dressing table and go no where near my skin.

Available here!

No7 Beautifully Matte
This foundation is lovely on oily skins, but my skin hates this with a passion. This foundation didn't do much except drink all the moisture out of my skin and made it dry, flaky and red. This is probably my fault as my skin isn't overly oily, more normal to combination, so I can't blame this foundation. Although this foundation oxidises which is a massive pet hate of mine.

What foundations are you not quite keen on? Have you tried any of these foundations?

3 Best Foundations!

Hello Lovelies!

Apologies for being a tad MIA, but I'm back in action!

Lately I've been struggling to get my skin looking nice, no matter how nicely I treat it, all of the serums, moisterisers and oils aren't making my skin any happier, so I've been digging through my collection trying to find something that will hide the redness and angriness. These are the 3 that have been giving my the healthy glow that I've been lusting after.

Mac Face & Body
I bought this on a total whim, after hearing so many people rave about it I thought why not and made an order. And boy am I so glad I did! After 2 layers of Face and body, it achieves a medium coverage and my skin looks healthy, and it doesn't look cakey at all. I also think that because its water based makes it look light and dewy and it lasts all day, my idea of perfection!

Available here!

Estee lauder Double Wear Light
This is my second bottle of this and that never happens, as I get bored of foundations and I'm constantly looking for something new, so repurchasing has got to mean something. This foundation doesn't get enough love for how good it is, it feels lovely and light on the skin, its very easy to blend and the colour match is great for my pale skin. WIN! My only complaint with this foundation is that there aren't many shades, especially deeper shades, which is something that annoys me about most cosmetic companies, hmph!

Available here!

Mac Studio Sculp
I only have a sample of this at the moment, but I know I am definitely going to pick this up. This foundation is perfect for the bad skin days, it has a lovely thick medium coverage, that isn't quite full but isn't medium. What is even better is you need the tiniest bit to cover your whole face, this sample is going to last me forever!

Available here!

Honourable mention; Rimmel Match Perfection

Have you tried any of these foundations?

Sunday, 26 May 2013

MUA's Power Pout tint & balm!

When I was out shopping with a friend yesterday I was on the hunt for MUA's Undressed Highlighter which seems to be constantly sold out in my local Superdrug, but I didn't want to leave empty handed so I picked up 2 of their new Power Pout lip balm/stains. I already have one of Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable lip balm and stain's as well, so I thought I'd see how MUA's version compared. I'm also tempted to pick up a Clinique Chubby stick to compare all 3 companies versions of the same product, if anyone is interested in seeing such post?
The first thing I noticed is the smell of the product, they are very similar to Revlon's balms as they both smell very minty and menthol like, which is nice and can feel more fresh on your lips. The second thing I noticed is that these balms melt very easily, I must of had Rendezvous in my hand for around 5 minutes whilst I applied Runway and its melted slightly which is a right pain in the posterior.

I picked up the colour Runway which is in red packaging but comes out a pinky/red when swatched and a similar colour when applied on the lips.

The next colour I picked up was Rendezvous, which the packaging makes you think its a brown nude, but it is actually a light pink shade which is nice and wearable. The formula of these is similar to Revlon's version but MUA's is slightly more wet, more of a traditional lip balm rather than anything thicker. They feel comfortable on the lips although they don't seem to have much of a lasting tint, but for £3 I can't complain too much although the packaging does claim to be an 'intense colour' but I have to disagree slightly.

I'm hoping MUA will bring out an orangey/coral shade soon as I'm missing that shade out of my collection.
Overall I like these lip products, you generally do get what you pay for them, I just wish they weren't so soft and didn't melt so easily, but it will just be something that I will have to deal with for the £3 price tag.

MUA's Power Pour Tint Balm retails for £3 and can be found online and in most Superdrug branches

Have you tried any of MUA's tint & Balms? What are you opinion of the

Monday, 20 May 2013

TheLoveCatsInc giveaway!

Helen from the Lovecats inc is holding an awesome giveaway on her blog! <p> 

Her blog is 

<p> She is giving away a £50 voucher that you can spend at either Topshop, Space NK or ASOS! <p>

A giveaway too could I have also entered myself! Good luck to everyone!


I've been a bit MIA over the last couple of days, I'm stupid enough to have given myself food poisoning, so I'm cooped up on the sofa with a duvet and Big Bang Theory.
However I have a lot of fun-ish things in the pipeline, possibly a haul and an empties post! So keep your eyes peeled and I'll be back soon! 



Thursday, 16 May 2013

Rimmel Match Perfect foundation!

Hello lovelies!
I'm sure we've all been in the position of hunting for the perfect foundation, one that gives the perfect face look without making it look like you're actually wearing foundation? Yep we've all been there. And I believe I've found mine.

Rimmel's Match Perfection is the only foundation I've found that actually looks nice, I've been a bit through the mill with foundations, and none have really done what I really want somehow, and most have never matched my awkward skin tone just right. So when I picked up Match Perfection on a whim, I didn't think its claims of 'adapting your skin tone & texture' would actually materialise when on the skin, but I was so happy to be wrong!

Before application

After application

Match perfect is a beautiful foundation once blended, it has a natural dewy finish and is a good medium coverage. The only downside to this foundation is that is doesn't last very long on the skin, and because I like the finish of this foundation on its own I try to avoid touching any powder. So if you have an oily/combination skin type I'd wear a good primer underneath.
This foundation lasts about 4 hours on my skin when only wearing moisturiser underneath and no powder on top. When I wear my illumiating primer from Estee Lauder (favourite, review to come!) and it can last about 6 and a half hours, then begins to fade and doesn't go patchy at all. It is a buildable foundation so I usually put a tad more on my cheeks where the redness shines through like a beacon.

I picked this beauty up at my local Xtras store (not too sure if its national or just in Newcastle) for around £4, but you can pick this up in Boots/Superdrug for around £7.

Whats your favourite foundation? Have you ever tried Rimmel's Match Perfect?

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Origins VitaZing Moisteriser!

You've probably heard about this product, its been around the beauty world more times then Mac's releases. I'm talking about the much raved about Origins VitaZing moisturiser, although I do love Origins, I would be lost without their VitaZing eye cream and the Drink It Up Intensive moisturiser, but their VitaZing moisturiser is a bit, erm, lacking.

VitaZing is a grey-ish cream that when rubbed into the skin turns into a tint that is a suit-all shade. It can give you a beautiful glow to your skin and makes you look as if you've got new skin.

This product is a perfect moisturiser, leaves me skin feeling smooth, plump and happy. The only thing I dislike about it is why the beauty community love it, that is also a tinted moisturiser. This part means if I slather on, my pale face turns an awful shade of orange. Its beyond frustrating as on the hundreds that have reviewed and raved about this product, it looks terrible on me.

If I could find this without the tint it would be amazing and everything I've been looking for, its packed with vitamins that's good for your skin, it also has SPF 15 which may mean that if I wear this everyday I may then achieve the glow that's needed to pull off the tint.

However until then, this will be one for when I'm indoors only, such a shame. So if you're NW15 or paler, I'd get a sample of this baby first, may save you looking a tiny bit silly. Alas I will keep working with it and hopefully find a way my foundation won't turn tango if I use this before, wish me luck! Origins VitaZing moisturiser retails for £27