Saturday, 1 December 2012

illamasqua rich liquid foundation in RF 115

A few months ago I blogged about the illamasqua rich liquid foundation in RF 120, you can see the post here, since then i have come to use it a litte more spuringly and love it even more now! however that shadewas just to dark and I finally have in and bought RF 115. I'm so glad to say THE SEARCH IS OVER! 
I'm very pale, and I have never found a foundation that matches me perfectly, until now! Not even the MAC NC15! As you can imagine I'm rather thrilled! So i thought I'd show the diffrence between the RF 120 and the RF 115, as when i was doing a little research there wasen't that many! So here goes :) 

I am very sorry for the bad lighting :( It had gone dark so this is artificial lighting but I tried to get the shades to show as true to colour as possible :)

There you go, all done! I'm thoroughly enjoying this foundation! 

What's your perfect match foundation?

Monday, 1 October 2012

Benefits porefessional.

So I'll start by saying I did not buy this from benefits site, but from eBay. It is the old packaging and the eBay seller said the factory didn't want it. (lid is incorrectly made and won't screw on.) Anyway on with the review. I have been using it for around a month and a half so I thought I would let you know how I feel about it :)

I have heard both good and bad about this product, unfortunately I did not like the product, at all. I found that it's too dark..Even though it's suppose to adjust to your skin colour, it didn't with my very pale skin. I also found that it didn't do anything for my pores, which was the biggest disappointment.Yes it did make my skin soft, but it didn't minimize my pores or make my makeup stay on overall I have to say it was a disappointment.
I have tried using it over my foundation too, as I read that it can be good over foundation if it doesn't work under, but I found it just made my face to dark and didn't really do anything. One thing I did like about the product was the texture and the smell of it, and it evens out skin very well and doesn't leave a nasty smell behind..but other than that  I think it's an unnecessary product for me, and I wouldn't repurchase it again.

After trying this primer it has made me realize how good my smashbox photoready SPF 15 primer really is!

Have you tried the benefit porefessional?

Monday, 24 September 2012

Revlon Wishlist.

I haven't posted in a while but now I'm back with my Revlon wishlist! :D
Here are the products I would like to get my hands on, these are available from Superdrug and boots, but I'm not sure were else! :) Hope you enjoy.

Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eye Shadow Quad - Adventurous £7.99
Revlon Nail Enamel - Elegant £6.49
Revlon Nail Enamel Charming £6.49
Revlon Matte Lipstick Pink Pout £7.49
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick - Black Cherry £7.49
Revlon Matte Lipstick Mauve It Over £7.49
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Honey £7.99
Revlon Nail Enamel Vixen £6.49 PLUM
Revlon Nail Enamel - FashionistA  £6.49

= £57.92
eeee, that's quite a dint to the wallet! But I wouldn't buy them all at once, and i could probably live without the Charming Nail Enamel :P haha

What's your Revlon wish list?

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Real Techniques.

So it's taken me quite a while to get on the 'Real Techniques' hype, but I purchased my first brush..the expert face brush, and I have to say I'm blown over!
Designed by on of the pixiwoo sisters,pro makeup artists and youtube phenomenons, Samantha Chapman helped create brushes to give a flawless finish look!

I find this brush blends the foundation so quick and easily, even my more difficult to work with foundations such as the Rich Liquid FoundationThe design of the brush handle makes it easy to hold and it also stands up which is convenient. I bought this brush for £11 from an ebay seller but they are also in sale in boots and in lots of online shops :) One of the things I love about these brushes is they are so affordable! 

I have my eyes on the 'Starter Set' as the brushes look amazing for eyeshadow/brows and concealer! :) I have a feeling the Real Techniques brushes are going to be my go-to brushes! :D

Have you tried the Real Techniques brushes?

Friday, 17 August 2012

Botany Bay!

So for anybody that doesn't know, Botany Bay is an amazing shopping centre-ish place in Chorley :) It has five huge floors filled with amazing things, all a range of prices!

A random google photo!
The bottom floor is my FAVOURITE I lovelovelove it! It's all old fashioned layout and shops full of vintage things from war memorabilia to vinyl's to sweet shops and clothes and so much more! :) Then the other 4 floors are things like furniture and then there's also a bit of vintage chucked everywhere too :)
Sorry I don't have any pictures to show you how awesome it is! :(

So this is what I bought..

And the sunglasses were £2! :) bargain right?!

Have you had any jewellery steals lately? :~)

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation review.

Hi guys,
What would you say to a foundation that makes skin look flawless and gives amazing coverage-no concealer needed? Tell me more I'm guessing?
I have been using this foundation everyday since I bought it to give it a fair trial.
I have to say that after reading a few reviews on it I was a little worried and didn't know what to expect.
I found that the foundation is difficult to work with-but not impossible! as long as it's applied with a dense brush and blended in well it's a doesn't look cakey and covers up all the bits that need it!

This is a photo of me before and after (bare in mind it is too dark for my skin, and looks a little weird because I have no other makeup on!)

One thing I was worried about was my dry skin, as I thought because it was so thick it would stick to my skin and make it flaky, but I was pleasantly surprised. However, I did find that it sunk into my more larger pores and also made facial hair stand out, but I just brushed the foundation in the direction of the hairs when it was all blended in and that seemed to do the trick! :)
It is most defiantly a MUST to apply a primer with this foundation and let it settle otherwise it would just slide off, especially in hot weather! I would also suggest for those with oily skin to apply a powder afterwards.
Overall I would repurchase this foundation but in 115 instead of 120, I find it works with my skin and will last a long time as you only need a pea sized amount to cover the whole face..any more and it would look cakey, but that's the same with a lot of foundations :) I also found that I didn't need to use concealer with this foundation as it is the highest coverage foundation I have ever tried!
I hope this review helped!


Friday, 10 August 2012

ASOS - Grunge

Love at first sight! 

When I received my ASOS magazine the front page was showing off the new grunge line! Modelled by a beautiful model I'll add :) but oh my word, the clothes.. I love them! I don't think I've ever loved a clothes line so much, al the jumpers, flannel denim and short skirts/shorts. It's my fashion sense in one range :)
Here are my favourite things from the line..

From left to right:
Kimono Cardigan
Burgundy Jeans
Green Slouch Hat
Camouflage Jeans
Knitted T-Shirt Dress
Khaki Snow Wash Jeans
Lace Up Ankle Boot
Army Camo Jacket
Chunky Rib Cardigan