DRUG STORE MAKEUP REVIEW – Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation

Hey Guys!

I’ve got a drug store makeup review for you today and it’s on the Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation. This foundation promises  skin perfecting full coverage that lasts for up to 25 hours and is enriched with comfort serum, is sweat, heat humidity and transfer proof and also has SPF 20.

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I was very surprised by the coverage of this foundation, it definitely is what it says, full coverage and it really does make your skin look perfected or airbrushed! You could easily wear this foundation without concealer if your in a rush to get out the door or if you like lighter coverage.

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I really have a hard time matching foundations to my skin because I am so pale #palegirlproblems and I have a mixture between pink and yellow toned skin, so anything in either direction just looks plain strange on me. This one isn’t Perfect but it’s close enough, I have it in the lightest shade Ivory and it could do with being a little bit lighter. Especially for people even paler than me.  This foundation is yellow toned.

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This foundation prides it self on indurance and lasting 25 hours, but lets be real who wears foundation for 25 hours? I think they’re exaggerating just a tad on that note, but I wore it for about 15 hours  without touching it up at all and it still looked pretty okay! Which is good in my books, it did cake up a little under my eyes and around my mouth as it does get a little bit chalky as the day goes on.

comfortI applied this foundation today with a flat headed stippling brush and I did not like how it turned out at all, it felt wet on my face and heavy even after it was set. But when I applied it with my fingers it was perfect and light, so I’d say you’ll have to play around with how it works best for you.

loveThis foundation makes some pretty big claims but it holds up pretty well! For the price you can’t really go wrong, it’s not as good as my ultimate drug store foundation favourite, Bourjois Healthy Mix. But comes in at a close second!

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This is how it looks on my skin, this photo was just taken in natural light and without any editing or filters.

Have you guys tried this foundation and what’s your favourite drug store foundation?

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS – Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette

Hey Guys!

I’m back, it’s been awhile! I’ve been swamped with college work and other commitments lately which is why I haven’t posted in so long ….. but no more excuses let’s get into it!

Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette 

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This palette contains 12 shadows, the larger base shades are above the three coordinating powders for contouring, defining, and highlighting. Split into 3 quads of neutral, cool and warm shades. This palette features Kat Von D’s signature high-pigment, long-wear eye shadow formula, created to deliver rich colour that lasts all day and night.

“The true inspiration behind the Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette comes from all these years of trying to understand the usage of shadows and light within the portraits I draw.”—Kat Von D

badge The packaging is gorgeous as always with Kat Von D’s products, I just wish it was made out of plastic instead of cardboard! Although the cardboard is very good quality I feel like a plastic casing would stand the test of time a little better. I love that the shadows are split into three different groups: cool, neural and warm.

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The shadows blend like an absolute dream and are buttery smooth,  I haven’t come across any shades lately this easy to blend out, really couldn’t ask for any better.

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I was a bit disappointed with the lack of pigmentation in the lighter or highlighter shades, I definitely feel they could be a little more vibrant, but what the lighter colours lack in the darker colours definitely make up for it. They are super pigmented and a little goes a very long way.

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Definitely worth the hype and the money! I’m sure this palette will become a firm staple in my collection and I’m sure it can create a huge array of looks.

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This is the look I created using this palette for the first time, I used the neutral toned quad. I really enjoyed playing with this palette and I adore the names of each of the shades! You can purchase this palette from Sephora , unfortunately it is pretty hard to get your hands on outside of America at the moment!

What do you guys think? Have you got this palette or would you like to?

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Kylie Jenner Inspired Lips!

Hey Guys!

It seems like Everybody has been raving about Kylies big lips lately. It’s been said that she uses Mac’s Lip liner in Soar combined with Mac’s Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick to create her look  ..not to mention the obvious lip fillers as well! But not all of us can afford or want to do that so I have a cheaper dupe that i think works pretty well.

Here’s what I used:

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Avons Ultra Colour Bold Matte Lipstick in Bare Impact (B501) 

http://avonshop.co.uk/product/make-up/lips/avon-ultra-colour-bold-lipstick.html

NYX Lip Liner in Nude Beige

http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/p-117-slim-lip-pencil.aspx

NYX Wonder Pencil in Light

http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/p-193-wonder-pencil.aspx

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What I did:

I stared by slightly over lining my lips with the NYX lip pencil, making sure to only over line  the centre parts of your lips not the corners, other wise you’ll end up with a clown smile! I then filled in my lips with the lipstick going up to where I lined my lips. Using the lip liner again I darkened up the outer corners of my lips to make the centre look more plump. Taking the Wonder Pencil I reversed outlined my lips, meaning I lined my lips again outside where I lined my lips. This creates a slight highlight around your lips again making them appear more plump and juicy like Kylie’s! Taa Daa that’s it!

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What Do You Think? Do You Think It’s A Good Dupe And Would You Try It?

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The Bold Lip

Hey Guys!

So as we all know strong bold lips are all the rage at the moment, especially the nude lip. I’ve found a lipstick that incorporates both and is also matte. It’s the Matte Lipstick from NYX Cosmetics, which is a brand I love. Nyx is vegan & cruelty free if that is also important to you! The lipstick is in the shade Maison which they describe as milk chocolate brown, very apt! The lipstick is hugely pigmented and has a non drying matte finish. I teamed it up with the NYX Lip Liner in Nude.

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http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/p-14-matte-lipstick.aspx

What do you guys think of this look? xx

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Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette – Review

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I’ve got a quick review of the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette today!

My mum actually gave me this palette and when she handed it to me I thought she was giving me a fancy French chocolate bar until I did a double take.

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First off this palette smells DIVINE! It is made with 100% real cocoa powder which makes the shadows blend like a dream.

There are 16 shades altogether, 14 of them are .95g each and  2 of them are a bit bigger at 2.8g each. The two bigger shades also make lovely highlighters.

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There are 6 matte shades and 10 shimmer shades which range from chocolatey browns, feminine pinks to sexy plum shades. I’ve had this palette for about 2 weeks now and the amount of looks you can create are endless and the colour pay off is amazing.

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The names of the shadows make my mouth water just a little bit too!

Coming in at €44, I think it is definitely worth it if you are looking for a versatile palette.

http://www.debenhams.ie/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10052_10001_154614100899_-1

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Bobbi Brown Brighting Finish Powder Dupe

So we all like to save a little bit of money every now and again, I know I do! I found a great dupe for the gorgeous Bobbi Brown Brighting Finish Powder – what a mouthful. This powder is so beautiful to look at let alone to wear, it is divided up into a grid of gorgeous pastels that work as colour correctors on the skin. Now this powder is €48, ouch.

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BUT I have found an alternative, I don’t know about you but I haven’t seen pastel iridescent powders like this on the market before so when I came across the NYX Radiant Finishing Powder I was so happy that there was a cheaper alternative!

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Obviously the packaging ins’t as luxurious but I can get over that with a €36 price difference! Yep this powder is only €12. And honestly does the same job.

This powder is a cross between a highlighter and a setting powder, so if you want a gorgeous subtle glowing finish you need to try this. I use this on top of my setting powder, I swirl my powder face brush in the product and sweep over my cheeks and t zone. I use this powder instead of highlighter for a day look but would use in conjunction with a highlighter for a night look. This powder has lots of tiny specs of glitter but don’t worry they have very finely milled, so you won’t look like you just came off the set of a Kesha video.

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This product does also come in a Sun kissed version which is a palette of nudes and pink tones in the same iridescent powder which would be lovely this time of year coming up to summer as it gives of a warmer glow.

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http://www.littlewoodsireland.ie/nyx-radiant-finishing-brighten-powder/1436951181.prd?_requestid=4762

http://www.littlewoodsireland.ie/nyx-radiant-finishing-sunkissed-powder/1436951226.prd?_requestid=4762

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Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation Review

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Today I’m going to be talking about the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, I absolutely adore this foundation. This is the second time i have repurchased it, I actually forgot how much I loved it for awhile because I was using the Mac Studio Fluid Fix but it arrived at my door today and I had to use it!

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This is a perfect foundation for every day wear, for a night out I would probably opt for something a little bit more heavy duty.

I use the colour Light Vanilla and it is a Perfect match, honestly I have never had a foundation that has matched so well before, it blends into my neck perfectly.

It has a medium coverage, it does cover blemishes pretty well but I would want to use concealer with it for that extra bit of help but if you have perfect skin there is no need.

Here’s a pic of just the foundation on and a little bit of translucent powder, excuse my messy hair!

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The consistency is very light but still creamy and it sits nicely on the skin without weighing you down.

The last time I used this product it lasted me months! Which is saying something seeing as I wear foundation pretty much every day.

For a drugstore foundation it really is amazing it’s about €14 (and I am usually a snob when it comes to foundations)

I have also heard Essie Button rave about this foundation a lot. The verdict is go buy it! 🙂

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And a close up of my final makeup look for the day, on my lips is the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Happy Nude Year.

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What do you guys think, have you used this foundation before or would you try it? Let me know 🙂

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Soft Romantic UD Naked 3 Look

Hey guys!

Today I’m going to be sharing with you this look I created using the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, it’s a very soft and girly look. I love this palette as it is so diverse  the number of looks you can create are endless! Let me know what you think down below 🙂

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I started by taking Limit with an angled shading brush and working into the outer crease and v of my eye.

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I then took Nooner, which is very similar to Limit but a bit deeper. With a smaller angled brush I went over Limit to darken it up and create more dimension.

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With a small flat slightly damp brush to get more colour pay off I packed on Trick all over the lid.

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I then took Dust which is a gorgeous shimmery rose gold and put in the outer corners of my eyes.

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With a pencil brush I added a small bit of Blackheart to the outer v of my eye and brought down onto the bottom lash line and blended towards the middle of my eye.

I then added a thin cat eye using  Benefits Push Up liner and Benefits They’re Real Mascara.

For my lips I decided to go with a dark nude, this one is by Avon.

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Hope you all have a fab weekend xxx

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The Limecrime Scandal

Hey guys, I’m going to be bringing you something a little more sombre today. I don’t mean to insult anyone with this post who likes or supports this brand. I am simply sharing with you what I have learned recently.

There has been a lot of rumours going around about Limecrime for a long time now. The first time I heard anything negative about the company was probably about a year ago and at the time I didn’t really take much notice but in recent weeks Instagram has been blowing up with posts about the company so I did a bit of research and what I found was truly shocking!

Limecrime is being accused of fraudulence, repackaging, racism, deleting ingredients from products on the website that are not vegan, blocking and insulting costumers on social media and the worst hacking customers credit card information and identity theft! 

There was a girl who made a post on Instagram about what happened to her. She had her credit card information stolen and lost 10,000 dollars which was her student loan, she can not now get another student loan and had to drop out of college over one lipstick. Limecrime still hasn’t released any statement regarding customers getting their money back.

If you have bought anything from them you should check your credit card details.

You can find out all this information in more detail with a simple Google search or on the Instagram hashtags boycottlimecrime and limecrimelies. There is also a Tumblr page with the supposed history of Limecrimes origins if you want to check it out:

http://ohdeardoedeere.tumblr.com/post/65612552332/doe-deere-lime-crime-a-sordid-history

I would love to know what your opinion on this topic is 🙂 x

Bare Minerals Review!

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Today I’m bringing you a little review on the Bare Minerals Bare Skin foundation along with the Perfecting Face Brush, Correcting Concealer and Marvelous Moxie Lipliner.

I absolutely adore this foundation. I used the shade Bare Linen but it also comes in twenty different shades. You must shake the bottle first as it doesn’t contain an emollient to bind the ingredients together. The texture is extremely light whilst still providing a medium coverage, it is also brightening so perfect for covering up those under eye circles. I didn’t feel like I had a full face of foundation on like you usually get with liquid foundations especially compared to the Mac Studio Fluid Fix which is very heavy on the skin. The finish isn’t completely matte but not totally dewy either, which is what I was expecting as the formula is so silky. If you have drier skin you could totally wear it without a setting powder for a more satin look. If you are using the foundation in conjunction with the Perfecting Face Brush (recommended) you squirt about 2-3 drops into the centre on the brush, depending on how much coverage you want. Dot all over the face then continue to buff into the skin, the coverage is buildable without getting cakey. It also contains SPF20, is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. I would say this foundation is definitely worth spending the money on, it will also last you awhile as a little goes a long way.

On to the Correcting Concealer, this wasn’t one of my favourite concealers of all time. I like my concealers to be industrial strength especially if I’m wearing a medium coverage foundation, where as this is light to medium coverage for a concealer. The texture is very creamy and became oily throughout the day. It comes in eight different shades varying from cool to warm. Although I have heard very good reviews from other people on this concealer so maybe it’s just me!

http://www.bareminerals.co.uk/bareSkin-Pure-Brightening-Serum-Foundation-SPF20/UKmasterbareskin,en_GB,pd.html

http://www.bareminerals.co.uk/SPF-20-Correcting-Concealer/UKMasterCorrectingConcealer,en_GB,pd.html

http://www.bareminerals.co.uk/Perfecting-Face-Brush/UK71184,en_GB,pd.html

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I love the Marvelous Moxie Lipliner! I used the shade Thrilled which is a mauve nude, very Kylie Jenner esque. The formula is creamy and extremely long wearing. It lasted me all day with no touchups (and I ate a big Sunday lunch) I love the colour and it would suit so many different skin tones. It has a twist up applicator which keeps the product very clean and always sharp.

http://www.bareminerals.co.uk/Marvelous-Moxie-Lipliner/UKMasterMoxieLipliner,en_GB,pd.html

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Here’s a unfiltered picture of my look using all three products.

What do you guys think, would you buy this products or have you already used them?

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