Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Bare Minerals BARE SKIN Foundation Review and Photos

I am a big fan of the Bare Minerals Powder Foundation because it blends seamlessly to create a flawless finish that I love, so I was excited to here Bare Minerals had released a liquid formula with an added serum to brighten and improve the skins texture, sounds good to me!
Here's my thoughts.
Price
This is priced at £26 for 30ml which is £1 more expensive compared the original powder formula which retails for £25, for me this is expensive but is fairly reasonable for a premium foundation brand.
 
Packaging
This is beautifully packaged within a glossy box, the bottle itself is a screw top which is hygienic but it does leak a little when you unscrew the top.
Application
I used my Real Techniques Buffing Brush to apply this as this is my current favourite brush for applying liquid foundation. Upon application you need to shake the bottle several times to mix the serum and foundation together, I started off with a couple of drops on my hand then I blended this in using the brush, the colour was slightly yellow for my skin, but this did adjust when it had sunk in.
 
 It is recommended you use one to two drops, I personally think you need a bit more although it does expand well so a little goes a long way, but this all depends on personal preference.
 
   I did find this hard to blend into the skin initially as the formula is very runny and quite slimy but by the time I had finished the rest of my makeup it had sunk in and left a beautiful dewy glow.
 
The consistency does remind me of the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua.
Longevity
I did use this without a primer, setting spray and blusher so you could see it in it's truest form.
This lasted pretty well for a good eight hours, it just slightly wore under my eyes and on my nose, but I think with a primer and a setting spray this would help it last a lot longer. The dewy glow lasted till about 3pm which was good but again as above the primer and setting spray would do the trick.
Overall Thoughts
I did really like this foundation once it had sunk into the skin especially the dewy finish, the serum aspect and the fact it had SPF 20 in it. It was great that it lasted a good eight hours and I think this would last even better with a primer and a setting spray, but overall I do prefer the original powder foundation formula if I had to choose as the consistency is a little to runny for my liking. This gives a light to medium coverage and the colour is buildable, but if you are after a full coverage foundation, that has a matte finish then this is not for you.
 
I award the Bare Minerals BARE SKIN Foundation 3.9 out of 5
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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Rimmel Wonder'ful Mascara with Argan Oil Review and Photo's

 
 
I first discovered this mascara recently and noticed a lot of hype about it because of the Argan Oil aspect of it, I am yet to discover any other type of mascara that has this popular luxurious oil within it, so naturally I was excited to try this!
Here's my thoughts.
Price
This retails for £7.99, but I managed to get this on offer for £5.99 a saving of £2 which I think is average these days for a drugstore mascara, but I always try and get my mascara on offer if I can.
 
Packaging
This is beautifully packaged in a luxurious bronze tube, which makes it look expensive and different from any of the other colourful Rimmel mascaras. The wand itself has rubber spikes and is very similar to the Benefit They're Real wand but without the spikes on top.
Application
This has a thin consistency and so takes a couple of coats to get the desired right thickness I wanted, personally I like a mascara that not only gives me length but added fullness for the false lash effect, I ended up applying two and a bit coats.
This defiantly lengthed and caught all my lashes without any clumps, but I would probably pair this with another mascara for the most visible false lash effect.
Longevity
For me this lasted all day without any transfer or flaking which was great, with regards to the Argan aspect this is hard for me to tell after one use if my lashes would be conditioned.
Overall Thoughts
I wanted to love this mascara and I did think it was a good lengthening mascara that lasted all day and was clump free, but it for me it wasn't amazing and didn't wow me and as I mentioned it would take a few go's for me to see if this really was worth hype of the added Argan Oil quality and for the mascara to thicken up to get a better look.
 
Have any of you tried this mascara, I would love to know your thoughts?
 
I award the Rimmel Wonder'ful Mascara with Argan Oil 3.5 out of 5
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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

July Beauty and Nail Favourites 2014 featuring Victoria's Secret and Rimmel

  Another month has flown by and I've been loving some more exciting Beauty and Nail Products this month, so here's my roundup of my monthly favourites.
Have you tried any of the products I've been loving this month, let me know your thoughts!?
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