Saturday, 23 August 2014

Makeup Forever HD Foundation | The Classic

 For years now I have heard rave reviews about the Makeup Forever HD Foundation, and so whilst in Italy and a 5 minute walk away from a Sephora I thought I would finally give it a go.
I had high expectations about this foundation, but luckily it hasn't disappointed. 

I bought this foundation in the shade 115 Ivory which I find to be an exact match for my skin. I don't own any other foundation that perfectly matches my skin, so this already gave the MUFE foundation a big thumbs up.
I find it to be a medium consistency, not too thick but not too runny. This makes the foundation really easy and quick to blend into the skin.
The finish is very natural. It looks like skin. This is my favourite type of finish as it just looks undetectable which is perfect for everyday. It gives a light to medium coverage, helping to even everything out.
I also find this foundation to look really nice in photographs which is the main purpose of this foundation. It makes your skin look very smooth and even without masking it or looking cakey. 
The lasting power of this foundation is okay as it lasts about 6 hours or so before I begin to look oily. However, I am sure this could be improved with a good primer and setting powder.

Overall I am super impressed with this foundation. The colour match is perfect and it has the right finish and amount of coverage. The lasting power does let it down slightly, however I am sure this could be overcome.

Have you tried the Makeup Forever HD Foundation?

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

July Favourites!

After several days with no internet I am finally showing you guys my July favourites.
I have been able to pick up some really awesome products that I can't wait to share with you.

Makeup Forever HD Foundation
I picked up the very popular MUFE HD Foundation whilst in Italy as you can't really buy the brand in the UK. I had heard so many positive reviews about this foundation and luckily it did not disappoint. It gives a natural medium coverage so evens everything out without masking your skin. The colour is perfect and I think it photographs really well. If you can get your hands on this foundation, I highly recommend you to pick it up.

Essie Nail Polish in Too Taboo
I couldn't resist this gorgeous bright fuschia pink when I saw it and as Essie is one of my favourite nail polish brands I just had to pick it up. I love the colour for spring and summer and the formula is awesome. I spoke more about this nail polish here. 

Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara
I was in need of a new mascara and so on a bit of a whim I picked up Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara. This has seriously exceeded my expectations. I love it!
It gives a good amount of volume and length that is perfect for day time, but it can also be built it up for a more dramatic look. It isn't clumpy and it doesn't make your lashes look spidery, and I also believe it has made my lashes grow! To see how it looks, I did a full review here. 

Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm in 'Audacious'
I absolutely love the colour of this lip crayon as it is a bright coral so again is perfect for the time of year. It adds a pop of colour and really helps to brighten your makeup look. The formula is awesome as it has a matte finish that isn't too drying on the lips. It also lasts really well and creates an almost stain on your lip.

Sephora Professional Contour Brush
Although this is supposed to be a contour brush, I actually picked this brush up because I thought it would be perfect for applying foundation. It is really dense and has quite short natural brush hairs which means that it really buffs in foundation to give a flawless finish. I really love using this with the Makeup Forever foundation as it gives a very even finish. I would highly recommend it if you're looking for a new foundation brush.

So they are my July favourites...better late than never!
Tell me what your favourite products have been recently in the comments down below and I hope you enjoyed this post.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Essie Too Taboo | The Fuchsia Pink

 When I saw Essie's Too Taboo, I just could not resist. It is gorgeous!
It is an amazing bright fuchsia pink which I absolutely love. Perfect for spring and summer but to be honest I would wear this all year round because I think it is that gorgeous.
Essie is one of my favourite nail polish brands as the formula is awesome, and this one is no exception. A super wide, thick brush means application is quick and easy, and a very opaque formula means you can get away with just one coat of this shade. 
It dries quickly and lasts well, especially when it is paired with the Seche Vite top coat which is one of the best I have tried.

Let me know if you have Essie's Too Taboo nail polish and what you think of it!

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm | Audacious


 After hearing a lot of hype about the Revlon Colourburst Matte Balms I just had to pick one up. Finally I decided on the shade Audacious, a gorgeous bright orange coral shade that is just so suiting for this time of year. I love wearing this shade with a simple makeup look and outfit as it adds a pop of colour and brightens everything up.

I was a little dubious about it being a matte balm incase it was a very drying formula. Fortunately this lip crayon does have a matte finish whilst also being very creamy and moisturising which means no dry patches appear. 
This also means it is very comfortable on the lips and is easy to layer when you reapply it. 
Although, because of the matte formula it lasts a really long time on the lips which is awesome. It also has an almost staining affect, so even after you eat there is still an orange/coral stain on your lips. 

Overall I am head over heels in love with this lip crayon. It is awesome.
I love the bright orange colour and the formula is great if like me you like the sound of a matte finish but also want it to be creamy and moisturising.

I would definitely pick up more shades of the Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm, and I would highly recommend you to pick one up too.