Friday, 30 May 2014

Review - Artist of Makeup Flawless Coverage Foundation

Bonjour Lovelies, hope you are all well.

Today's post is one I have wanted to do for a long and it is on the Artist of Makeup Flawless Coverage Foundation. The reason I have waited a long time to do this post is because I really wanted to try the foundation out for a long time since I have never used a cream foundation before and what better time to review it when i have hit pan (please excuse the state of my palette)!

P.S - I use the shade 35 but I think I can go 1 shade lighter

I love this foundation so much! I have never been complimented so much on how glowing my skin looks and how young I look. Bear in mind I am only 19 (just turned) but when I wear this, people think i am younger because it gives such a beautiful glow.

When I first bought this foundation, I really wasnt sure how to use it because, as I mentioned, this is the first cream foundation that I have used. I use the Real Techniques 'Buffing Brush' for a softer day-to-day application, or, if I have a special occasion and I am going to be photographed, i use the Real Techniques 'Expert Face Brush' which just makes application so easy and look like you have flawless, perfect skin. 

Another thing I love about this foundation is that I dont feel like i need to powder my skin when I have finished my makeup like I normally would with a liquid foundation. This makes me so happy as, even though i have dry skin, I can get a little shiny on my t-zone on occasion. Even if I do get shiny, a light dusting of powder makes everything look flawless again.

From a price point of view, I paid £15 for the foundation which might seem expensive, but, I bought this foundation back in November and the picture above is how much i have left. That is enough to give me another couple of months use noting that I do not use this foundation every day. Comparing the price to other foundations on the market, £15 is reasonable for how long it lasts and the quality and wear of the product.

All in all, I am very impressed with the foundation. I am so glad that I decided to buy it because I definitely feel like I have got my money's worth from this product.  I will most likely be repurchasing this foundation when I have completely run out of it which is rare because I never finish a foundation in a hurry (apart from Bourjois Healthy Mix).

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Au Revoir ♥♥

May Favourites!

Bonjour lovelies, hope you are all well!

Today's post is my May favourites! May has been a weird, crazy month filled with exams so I've been reaching for products that I know work well to save time in the mornings! As far as I can remember, I didn't have any disappointments this month so this post will be a favourites only.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Sticks  (£4.49) - OMG these eyeshadow sticks do NOT move. I apply a primer first as my eyeshadow creases without a primer and then I apply the eyeshadow stick straight only my lids and blend the edges with either my finger or a brush. I have 4/6 shades - Blackmail, Bootleg Brown, Bad Girl Bronze and Tempting Turquoise and they are only £4.49 so not too expensive as well. Bad Girl Bronze is the colour I have been wearing the most and it is just WOW!

Watery eyed people - Blackmail stays on the waterline for most of the day (we will need to touch up the under and outer corners of the waterline) but it doesn't leak outside your eyes and disrupt the rest of your makeup!!!!!

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette  (£22) - I've been reaching for this on a daily basis because it has the colours you need for a nice neutral eye in a compact palette. I wear Naked 2 all over the lid and Faint in the crease almost every day! Perfect for every day wear.

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Laquer (£6.49) - Rimmel are really impressing me again! I still remember my first ever mascara which was a Rimmel one... I have had Apocaliptic for ages and ages and it scared me because I was always under the impression that it was a stain and I HATE lip stains but then I watched a YouTube video and saw that it was a liquid lipstick and that I NEEDED Celestial in my life. However, when I went to Superdrug to get it, someone out Nova in its place and I realised when i got home (girl who put Nova in the wrong place - you are so lucky that I like Nova too otherwise I would not have been very happy!) I then used my Boots points to buy Celestial and I'm so happy I've got it! They just glide on the lips and are a nice cross between a gloss and a lipstick if you are not sure what to wear. I have Celestial, Nova, Apocaliptic, Out of this World and I got Big Bang (*ahem* the Big Bang theory *ahem*) for my birthday!

Nuxe Rêve De Miel (£9.50) - After discovering Amelia Liana's YouTube channel, I saw her talk about this lip balm and anything French means I need to buy it (I speak/study French if you didn't know). I went to Space NK (Princes Square, Glasgow) with Becca and we both tried it on and since then I needed it. So, for my birthday (19th of May) I bought myself Rêve de Miel as a birthday present to myself and I'm so glad I did. I suffer from a dry bottom lip and I've tried lip balms in the past but none seem to have done the job as well as the Nuxe one. It dries semi-matte which makes it a nice base for lipstick to go on smoothly and not emphasise the dry patches!

Essie 'Snap Happy'  Nail Polish (limited edition I think) - I saw this in TK Max and didn't think much of this nail polish as I thought it was just another boring red but NO, it is one of my favourite reds that has taken over Rimmel's 'Double Decker Red'. It is an orange-red and I got 1 full week's wear out of it with no chipping! I even ran out of top-coat and im surprised at how long it lasted with no top coat. If you can get your hands on it, you will not regret it! The formula is very smooth and the brush makes application very easy.

Non-beauty Favourites: 

Music - Kyo's new album 'L'équilibre' was released in March and I'm still in love. I cannot stop listening to Les Vents Contraires!

TV Show - How I Met Your Mother - OMG Barney and Robins wedding is approaching (in the uk) and we have finally met the mother!!!

Food - I tasted my first Tango Ice Blast this month (I know im a little late!) and it sparked my love for Slush Puppies from when i was a child! Raspberry and Strawberry mixed is just amazing 

Thats all I can really think of this month! Hopefully in June, I'll rediscover some new/old products and have more favourites next month!

Au Revoir ♥

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Lip Products Addict tag!

Bonjour everyone

! I saw this video on Amelia Liana's channel of the Lip Product addict tag she did with Essiebutton and I really enjoyed watching it. I always considered myself an eyeliner addict until I looked through my collection and saw that I have quite a lot of lip products in my collection!

P.S - In the first picture I have Essie 'Snap Happy' Nail Polish on and in the rest of the pictures, I have Nails Inc 'Elizabeth Street' Nail Polish on 

Time for the tag!

Favourite balm/treatment?

Nuxe Rêve de Miel! Oh my god this stuff is amazing! It dries semi-matte so you can wear your lipstick straight over it and its great to wear before you go to bed so that you can wake up with soft, hydrated lips. Although the name suggests it has honey in it which I don't like at all, it doesn't smell like honey.

Best eye-catching red?

Probably Illamasqua Sangers or a cheaper one would be Marks and Spencer's lipstick in Red (in the picture). I don't like matte lipsticks and these aren't matte or sheer but a nice satin finish which I prefer. 

Best luxury and best drugstore?

I can't really say for luxury because I have never tried a YSL, Chanel, Tom Ford etc lipstick! I'm a broke student and can't afford that stuff! For drugstore, I haven't tried a lot of lipsticks because I quite like an opaque gloss but I really like Maybelline or Seventeen.

Best MAC lipstick?

I have quite a lot of MAC lipsticks! I think it was just a novelty factor when I was in high school having Mac lipsticks when no one else knew about Mac and I thought I was so great haha. My top 2 are Fanfare (right) and Hot Gossip (left)!

The most disappointing?

Mac Russian Red! Everyone loves it, I hate it! I don't really like matte finishes as I already have dry lips but there's something about Russian Red, it dries the life out of your lips and its really uncomfortable to wear. I wore this to my from in 5th year of high school and I couldn't wait to take it off!

Lip liner yes or no?

Yes and no! On a day to day basis I don't wear lip liner really but if I'm going out, I'll wear a lip liner all over the lips so that if my lipstick comes off, I have lip liner under so I don't need to touch up as often. My favourite lip liners are the ones by NYX which are very inexpensive!

Best gloss?

Here we go! I love the;
 Rimmel Apocalips 
Mac Lipglass 
Mac cremesheen glass 
Bobbi brown lipgloss  (Petal is so flattering on the lips)
Natural Collections lipglosses were the first ones I bought and still love them!

Something extra?

It's official - I am a lip product addict!

Hope you all enjoyed this post! I tag everyone to do it! Thank you to Amelia Liana and Essiebutton for creating this tag.

Au Revoir ♥