Its been a while since I hit you guys with a beauty review. I've been out of the bloggersphere for a while but 2017 will be the year I get my shit together and be more consistent, promise! Without further ado, here at the beauty bits I've been trying out.
I've been drooling over pictures of this foundation overseas, and when I finally saw it in Boots in the UK I bought it instantly. The consistency of this foundation is nothing like the original Fit Me foundation (which I hated, made me oily) this is more fluid, and a little goes a long way. Blends like a dream, it doesn't keep me matte all day, but it takes a good few hours (if I've set my foundation with powder) to see shine, which in my books, is pretty decent.
I bought myself the whole Dr Organics rose skincare set a while back because it was on offer in Holland and Barretts. Spoiler alert: its all pretty fantastic.The night cream is thick, nourishing and plumps the skin up nicely. For something so affordable, this really performs in terms of hydration. Its packed with softening oils like jojoba, geranium and of course, Rose oil, as well as Rose extract. It smells amazing. There's a significant amount of fragrance, so if that breaks you out or your skins sensitive, I would avoid.
I haven't tried any Lush skincare in a long time, but when my friend told me this is great for breakouts I had to give it a try (my face is erupting at the moment!) I've never used something that gave me such immediate results. This is a super potent cleanser, it looks a lot like black mud, which you have to scoop out and mix into a paste with water. Then you apply and wash off. Its exfoliating and you can literally feel the charcoal sucking the gunk from your pores. I wouldn't recommend using this more than twice a week as over exfoliation is counterproductive.
I can't believe I haven't tried this sooner, Sali Hughes has been raving about it for years and shes basically like my skincare god. This has a good level of hyaluronic acid to help flood life back into the skin, amazing on its own but even more effective when you spritz the face with a mist (or just splash your face with water) in-between steps of your routine. I will be repurchasing this forever, I can tell.
This isn't what I thought it would be, but I still like it. This is a very thin texture, and almost acts like a corrector, fantastic under concealer, but is it a good concealer in itself? maybe for people with no dark circles whatsoever... for me, its not enough coverage by itself, but for no make-up days it would suffice.
I'm in two minds about this mascara. On the one hand, I love it because it gives a mass amount of volume from the fibers in the formula, but on the other hand, it tends to clump if you're not careful and its a bit of a pain to get off. A balm cleanser/oil/eye make-up remover is definitely needed. You can get away with using a micellar water, but it will take you a while.
I've always loved the demi wispies, they're a beauty classic, but up until now I didn't know you could buy multi packs of them at Superdrug. These make you look like you have the most natural, fluttery lashes. Lightweight, a thin band and blends very well with your own lashes.
In my attempt to try everything at the NYX counter, I decided to delve into their brow section. This is a great brow pencil, its super fine, which allows you to make brow like strokes to create a natural look. It doesn't last as long as the Soap and glory archery pencil, but NYX have a wider colour selection.
I've been using this powder for a few months now and its not perfect (if you use a lot it can leave a very slight white cast - which won't be a problem for lighter skin tones) but it keeps me matte for so long that I don't care. I pack this onto the face and press it in with a large, dense kabuki brush. I then leave it for ten minutes or longer, and spray my face with a setting spray to take away the slight white cast. Its so affordable and you get an insane amount of product. Available on Amazon.