Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation Review

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Hey everyone,

I don't know about you but I love trying new foundations. It doesn't matter how many I have in my collection, it's my favourite makeup product to test out. As I have quite oily skin, I love trying out foundations that claim to combat this, and are also long lasting. Today I am going to be reviewing the new Teint Idole Wear Foundation from Lancome* which was kindly gifted to me by their PR team.



Along with the foundation, I was sent the brush that works in conjunction with it, as well as a luminous primer. I have been testing the foundation out for a few weeks now to really gather my thoughts and give an honest review. What I love about this foundation is that it's available in 40 shades, making it easier than ever to find your perfect shade. I am in the shade 050 Beige Ambre which has a nice olive undertone. For reference I am NC42 in MAC.
























The foundation claims to provide: 
  • Long lasting full coverage without feeling cakey, leaving the skin feeling comfortable all day
  •  Great staying power, their 24 hour foundation allows you to go out and be your best without needing to retouch on the go. 
  • Teint Idole Ultra Wear is also transfer free and smudge free, giving you confidence to carry on with your day

A photo of me wearing the foundation on holiday! (Shade 050 Beige Ambre)

The packaging comes in a standard 30ml luxurious translucent glass bottle, which I think looks really nice. I took it on holiday with me recently and had no problems with it breaking. It also comes with a pump which makes it easier to use without wasting any product.

After testing out this foundation, I can honestly say it is one of my current favourites! The finish is matte without looking dull or cakey on the skin, and the formula is really nice. There is no noticeable scent to it which I personally prefer. I have worn the foundation for 8 hours without having to touch up which is pretty impressive. I do think the type of primer you wear underneath also has an effect on the overall wear of the foundation too. 


The only thing I noticed is I have to set it otherwise it is transferable, which isn't a big deal as I always set my foundation. #oilygirlproblems. The foundation currently retails for £31.50. Get tested in store to find your perfect match.

Have you tried this foundation? Let me know your thoughts in the comments. What's your current favourite foundation?



Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette Review

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Hey everyone!

I hope you've had a fabulous week so far. As some of you may know from watching my YouTube videos, I love buying new makeup releases and trying out new products, especially if they are heavily raved about through the blogosphere or YouTube.

The product I am going to review today was something I wasn't initially going to buy as it is quite expensive for a makeup palette, but after seeing so many positive reviews I gave in! It's the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette.




Firstly, the packaging is stunning. The paper slide features a close up of Huda's eye's, where she's wearing a gold metallic eyeshadow (most likely from the palette). The eyeshadow palette is made from cardboard and plastic and doesn't have a mirror - which I personally prefer as I have so many eyeshadow palettes that have mirrors and it also makes the packaging a little less bulky and lightweight.




All of the eyeshadows are extremely pigmented. I really couldn't wait to use the palette before taking photos, apologies for that! The matte shadows are gorgeous and are not chalky at all, they are so nice and buttery. The textured eyeshadows are amazing, I apply them with my fingers for the best result and they last all day on my eyelids. I can't even pick one shade as my favourite as they are all so beautiful! This is definitely my favourite palette at the moment as it's so versatile and you can create so many looks from it.

Overall, I would say it is definitely worth the price of £56 for 18 eyeshadows - which works out at just over £3 per eyeshadow. If you are looking for a palette to make a range of creative looks from, I would highly recommend you check this out! I got mine from Cult Beauty.

Have you tried out the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette? Let me know in the comments.



Barry M Matte Me Up Liquid Lip Paints Review

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Hey everyone,

I'm back! I got a new camera which I am completely obsessed with and hoping to get more fashion posts done in the near future. Today I am doing a review on the new matte me up liquid lip paints by Barry M. Barry M is one of the best high street beauty brands in my opinion. I love their lip liners, lipsticks and nail paints, so I was super excited when they announced they were going to join the trend of liquid lipsticks and couldn't wait to try some of them out.




They have 5 staple shades available: Embellish (a deep purple), Paparazzi (a cherry red), Pop up (a strawberry red), Minimalist (light pinky nude) and On the Scene (medium peachy nude). They also have 3 lip kits which come with a lip paint and lip liner in Go to Nude, Pose Pink and Runway Berry.
From left to right: Pop Up, Paparazzi, Minimalist & On the Scene

The shades I picked up were Paparazzi, Pop up, Minimalist and On the Scene - which I got 2 of to give one to my sister. They currently retail for £4.99 each however, Superdrug had a special offer on their website where you could buy 5 for £15 and get a free contour kit which I thought was a nice deal.
                                                                          On the Scene, Minimalist, Pop up & Paparazzi

The liquid lip paints come in a gorgeous travel friendly plastic casing with a standard doe-foot applicator.




They have a non-drying formula and they apply super light and liquidy; they do take a while to dry so you have plenty of time to get a nice even coverage on the lips. The finish is super matte and kiss-proof and does not flake or peel throughout wear or if you want to top up. 

I am very impressed with these lip paints! I would say they are on par with high end liquid lipsticks. They are extremely long lasting, opaque and have a nice subtle vanilla scent to them. They are very comparable to the Kylie Jenner liquid lipsticks and for the price point, I would definitely say these are better.
wearing 'on the scene' liquid matte lip paint

I haven't got round to using all the shades but I will update this post as and when I do. So far, my favourites are On the Scene and Pop up. I love On the Scene because it's an everyday nude for my skintone (for reference, I am an NC42 in MAC). If you're paler, this will probably look more like a nude brown which is equally beautiful. 

I would definitely check out Superdrug if you are interested in purchasing one of these amazing liquid lip paints! They always have offers on so it's worth checking out the website.

Have you tried out these liquid lipsticks? Let me know in the comments! Also, let me know what you're favourite liquid lipstick brand is.


What's Been Going On/Update

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Hey everyone,

I thought I would write a quick post on why I have been so absent on my blog and Youtube channel. There has been a lot of changes in my life lately. If you follow me on Twitter you will know I recently got a job as a Social Media and Marketing assistant at a fashion company which I am really loving. It is literally a dream come true. On the other hand, I am also going through a hard time in my personal life, a break up to be specific, which is the reason for the lack of content on my blog. I also stopped doing YouTube videos when I started seeing said person as I found myself spending all my free time with him. I am not going to go into too much detail as it's something that is still quite raw. I'm not sure when I will be coming back to Youtube, but I will definitely be blogging again so make sure you follow my blog regularly to stay updated.


Facetox Face Mask Review

Hey everyone, 

I hope you're all well. It's been a while since I've updated on my blog, there's been a lot going on but I'll talk about that in another post. Today I'm reviewing the Factox face mask* that was kindly gifted to me a few weeks ago. I actually took photos with my Canon 70D but I lost them and then had to retake them with my old camera which is why the quality is so bad so I do apologise for that!

Facetox is an organic, cruelty free vegan face mask that comes in two different sachets - one contains the powder which is kind of like an aztec clay with the other being rose water. Together the combination is like magic on the skin! The clay pulls the toxins out of the skin while the rose water repairs and nourishes the skin.





Besides the sachets, the box comes with a mixing try and applicator which makes it super easy to mix and apply the mask to your face. 


Just before applying the face mask with clean skin.


#nomakeup #nofilter #crazybun


I applied the face mask to my face and neck and one sachet of each was more than enough to cover the whole entire area. I left it on for about 30 minutes and I instantly noticed a difference. My skin was a lot softer and as nasty as it sounds, I could see my blackheads come to the surface so it definitely does pull out the toxins! I tend to get blackheads/whiteheads and I have large pores. My complexion just appeared brighter in general and my pores had also noticeably tightened. I was pleasantly surprised by how pleased I was with the results, I have tried so many face masks and this is definitely one of the better ones for acne/oily skin. 

If you have oily skin like me or tend to get a lot of acne and blemishes, I would highly recommend you give this a try as it is fantastic and delivers the results it says it does. The masks aren't too pricey and work out to be £3.57 each.

You can purchase this on the Facetox website.

Have you tried Facetox before? If you have, let me know in the comments! Or if you've tried other face masks you think are amazing don't forget to also mention them in the comments.



Sleek Makeup Cleopatra's Kiss Highlighting Palette Review

Friday, 23 September 2016

Hey everyone,

I was immensely excited when I heard Sleek Makeup were coming out with a new highlighting palette full of golden tones called Cleopatra's Kiss. Their top selling highlighting palette 'Solstice' has been talked about all over social media and has gained even more international success following popular YouTuber Jaclyn Hill's snapchat raving about the palette. As I am quite tanned and of a medium dark complexion, Solstice just didn't work for me but I loved the formula of the highlights - which is why I was super excited to try out Cleopatra's Kiss. 





I bought mine in store from Superdrug yesterday (22/09/16) and there were only 2 left so I decided to get both since they were doing 2 for £12. This palette is part of their Halloween collection so I'm not sure if it's limited edition or permanent. I swatched the shades in store and was super impressed with the pigmentation and the shade range. The shades will look particularly flattering on medium to deeper complexions.

Top Left to right: Sphinx, Delta, Dynasty and Goddess

The palette comes with 2 cream highlighters; Delta - a light bronze shade and Dynasty - a light gold shade, and 2 powder highlighters; Sphinx - a true bronzed gold shade with glitter and Goddess - a light champagne shade with a bit of sparkle. Upon first swatch Dynasty and Sphinx are my favourites as I love the shades and they are the most pigmented. The texture of the powder highlights are a little bit chunky but still really beautiful. The packaging is the same for all of their highlighters, it comes in a sturdy sleek gold packaging with a mirror and mini brush which is perfect if you're on the go.




Here's a swatch of all the shades on my arm. For reference as most of you will know I'm an NC42 in MAC.


From left to right: Sphinx, Goddess, Dynasty and Delta


I am definitely going to test the products on my face and will post a photo on snapchat and instagram so make sure you are following me on both! I will also be using the palette in an upcoming makeup tutorial on my YouTube channel.

I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful. Please leave comments below and let me know if you have got this highlighting palette or plan on getting one - make sure you get it fast as I'm sure this palette is going to sell out.



Ellesse Sportswear Collection review

Friday, 16 September 2016

Hey everyone,

At the start of 2016 I made a conscious decision to be more healthy, fit and active. Though it's still a working progress, I make sure I go to the gym at least twice a week and *try* to eat as much good food as possible (though this is proving to be a lot more difficult than exercise). I think what you wear when you work out is equally as motivating to the results you see. I like to make sure I look good as well as feel great which is why I was super excited when I was contacted by JD Sports to review this Ellesse fitness set*. The pieces I was sent are from the Lucy Mecklenburgh collection.

Sports Bra:here  Leggings/Tights:here 

I have tested the Renn Tape leggings at the gym and even in an intense spin class and I was quite impressed with the results; unlike some sports leggings, these are fast drying and has a sweat wicking material which makes them ideal for intense training.


Vest: here

The Ellesse read 2-in-1 vest is great for cardio as the design of it allows your skin to breathe whilst still covering up. This is definitely a new staple for me especially for spin class. I love how the vest is draped so it doesn't cover the sides of your waist though I still have to wear a sports bra for extra support.




The Greta Tape sports bra is something that I would probably use for less intense exercise such as weight classes or yoga. It has a nice thick material while still being fast drying.




Overall, if you are a fitness enthusiast like me who enjoys working out or if you are into sportswear, I would strongly recommend you check out the pieces from the Lucky Mecklenburgh collab with Ellesse sportswear. You can shop the whole Ellesse sports range here: www.jdsports.co.uk/women/brand/ellesse/



 
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