Monday, 8 September 2014

Makeup Revolution: The Matte Effect Review

Please Note: Picture take from the Makeup Revolution Website - I do not own it.

Hi Guys,

So I finally did it. I finally tried Makeup Revolution and after playing around with the two items I bought, I cannot believe how impressed I am. I was in Birmingham recently, and happened to spy their stand. One of the things I bought was the Matte Effect Foundation, I thought at £2.00 what did have to lose?

First of all I am a light coverage foundation lover, who normally applies it with my fingers. It is quicker and there is less waste. This has the perfect thin texture that I love and it builds so easily. This promises to last fpr 16 hours. It is fairly standard for products to claim this - this was one actually does stand to the test of time.

I have worn this from 6am - 11pm and it has still be going strong and holding whatever blush I have been using too. Admittedly I do use fix plus everyday, and powder my face but I would do that with any foundation. I have not noticed these results before.

The effect here is more demi matte than true matte, but I don't think that really matters. There are eight shades in the range and cool ivory suits me perfectly.

This is £2.00 and has now become my favourite products, I would recommend you go and buy it. NOW!


Have you tried anything by the brand? Let me know in the comments below.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Tag: Boasting About Blushes

Hi Guys,

Somehow I have managed to find yet another tag. This one is all about blushes and I have seen this flying around the internet. Blush is something that I am currently falling for (along with concealers and face powders) so this Tag was fab. As always I will split this into two to keep it short and sweet.

Remember all of my Tag Posts can be found here.

How Many Blushes do you Own?

I don't the exact number but around twenty five and this will soon be going up when I buy a few from MAC and benefit next month.

What is your Favourite Blush Brush?

Mine isn't actually a blush brush it is a foundation brush from Primark. I am so in love with this brush and it was just £1.50.

Cream of Powder Blushes?

At the moment most of my collection is powder and I absolutely adore them, however I did recently purchase a cream to powder finish and I adore it. So this answer may change within the next couple of months.

Peach Vs Pink and you favourite of each?

My favourite Pink Blush is Hervana by Benefit this has some great colours, smells amazing and comes in a gorgeous box. I don't actually own any peach blushes so I guess pink blush wins for the moment.

Drugstore Vs Highend and Favourite of Each?

My favourite blush is Hervana, which is highend but I also have a huge love with drugstore. My favourite drugstore at the moment is the gorgeous rose gold blush in the Sleek Face Form palette. This is just such a pretty sweep of colour.

I tag all of you! Let me know your answers in the comments below.


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Kiko Haul (and a little Stila)- Yes the Spending Ban is Over!

Hi Guys,

Thanks for all the tweets and comments of support whilst I was completing my two month spending ban! I am happy to report this is now done, and Boots is now back open for business.

I went to Leeds for Plus North (I will write a seperate post about that),and had some time to pop into the Kiko store. I have been drooling over their website for months, but was desperate to experience the amazing service I had heard about.

First of all I would like to say the staff were all delightful - eager to help but not over the top - the store was really well laid out and the testers were clean and well presented.

Here is what I bought:

Glamorous Eye Pencils in 410 and 412 - Both beautiful shades of green. £2.90 each.

Glow Touch Lips and Cheek in Venus Pink - this is a gorgeous pink cream blush and lip gloss. £4.00

Rock Attraction Blush in  03 Cross Pink - a perfectly pigmented powder blush. £4.00

Kiss Balm - in blackberry , their answer to Benefits' tinited balm. £5.90

The only item I paid full price on was the kiss balm, they had some amazing offers in the store and I would advise a visit to anyone.

And now Stila:

Mango Crush Lip and Cheek Stain - £16.00

All of these products seem to be pretty amazing, but I will update you with reviews in the near future.

Have you tried any of these products? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!