Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Review | Urban Decay: All Nighter Make-Up Setting Spray

This was a little treat to my-self halfway through the summer to find out what all the fuss was about with this product, and to help stop may make-up sweating off my face during the heat. The lady at the urban decay counter pointed me towards this version out of the 3 they offer as the best to work for me so I took her word and purchased the 118ml bottle for £20.

Is it something I use every day? No it’s not I tend to use it on nights out, long days and special occasions when I need my makeup to last and look flawless that little bit longer.

However it is a product that I enjoy using. It is a make-up setting spray which is designed to preserve just applied make-up and protect it from moisture, wind and heat, weightlessly ensuring that make-up lasts for up to 16 hours.

It advises to apply in a T and X motion to ensure the light mist covers the entire face. I really like applying this to my face as it has a really nice cooling affect and does help to control the oil particularly on my T-zone during the day which does therefore help my make-up stay on and look fresher for longer.

Overall I do like this product and find it does help and make my face of make-up look fresher, reduce creasing, and lasts longer, although it doesn’t look as fresh 16 hours in as straight after application, it does make a considerable difference. I would recommend this, and the rest of the range, for special occasions however I don’t feel it is an everyday kind of product as it would start to feel like it doesn’t do anything. At £20 (118ml) it is a little pricy but the bottle is big enough to last a considerable amount of time!

 Have you tried any of the Urban Decay Make-Up Setting Sprays? What are your views on them?

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Review | Garnier Express 2 in 1 Eye Make-up Remover

I’m still on the search for the perfect eye make-up remover to remove waterproof mascara and this is the newest one that I have fallen in love with.  

I picked up the Garnier Express 2 in 1 Eye Make-Up Remover simply because of the price tag being £2.33 (usually £3.49 125ml) from Boots, and as I had not tried it before. I have been so impressed that this is already my second bottle of the product!

As most waterproof make-up removers this is a dual-phased formula which needs to be mixed to activate. After which only a few drops of the product is required to remove a full eye of make-up including waterproof mascara, without rubbing which super impressed me. It removes every last trace of make-up so there are no panda eyes in the morning

I found it does leave a very slight, but light, oily feeling on the eye it is however nowhere near the amount that other leave, and is easily removed with a splash of water.
This product also claims to protect eyelashes within 4 weeks due to it being enriched with naturally derived Arginine leaving them feeling cleansed and cared for.

2 Phases Mixed
I think this is a great product, as seen in that I have already repurchased it. It is cheap, gentle and does a great job, I would recommend it to everyone and is already my favourite of the ones I have tried.  

Have you tried the Garnier Express 2 in 1 Eye Make-Up Remover? What are your thoughts on it?

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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Review | Benefit The POREfessional

This product seems to be in everyone’s make-up bag and I have only recently decided to invest the £24.50 (22ml) into one. I got mine from the benefit counter in Debenhams but it is widely available in lots of shops and online.

For those who don’t know this product is a pro balm that aims to minimize the appearance of pores and primes the skin before make-up application. It states to be oil-fee, light-weight , translucent and silky and in my opinion it is all 4 of theses. It works by ,effectively, being a bit of poly-filler for your face, filling in large pores, lines and smoothing the surface of your skin.

This is awesome as it creates a smooth surface for foundation application to give a really flawless base. The feeling of this product is amazing and just a tiny amount makes your skin feel like its entered a silk invasion and instantly boosts confidence. I feel my makeup lasts and looks fresher for a whole lot longer when I use this compared to when I don’t.

The one down side to this (other than the price) is that it doesn’t get rid of pores only hides them and this is important to remember that this product is not a long term solution for those with large pores, but a way to cover them and blur them into the skin. 

Like I mentioned this is a product on the pricier side of things (in my opinion), however due to only needing a small amount per application it does last a considerable while. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a primer and pore minimiser that can afford to splash out on something of this calibre. However for people on more of a budget there are so many great primers on the high street that I feel do a similar enough job for a lot cheaper, for example, Maybelline Baby Skin

What are your thoughts of The POREfessional?

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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

MAC Lipstick | Girl About Town

This post has been a little long in the making, but this is the newest addition to my Lipstick collection. I purchased this for my graduation day as it was pretty, summery and went well with my outfit.

 MAC describes it as a ‘bright blue fuchsia’ which translates to a pretty berry pink colour, it is an amplified creme finish and this means it’s super creamy and moisturising on the lips. I find it such a wearable colour for daytime and night, although I do feel it leans more towards summertime wearing.

The pigmentation is great and one swipe gives a bright opaque colour that last all day with application only needed after eating and drinking.

This is quickly becoming a top favourite within my lipsticks and I would recommend it to anyone!

Have you tried MAC Girl About Town? What is your favourite Lipstick?

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