Saturday, 9 May 2015

Let's talk FACE MAKE UP!

~Disclaimer~ I am not a MUA neither do I claim to be an expert on make up. This is my honest review on products that I personally love to use and feel give me the best complexion. 

I've been meaning to inject more beauty into my blog and lately I've found myself getting really into my make up picks! I don't have 'perfect' skin, but I do get complimented on my complexion from time to time. I wouldn't say this is because my skin doesn't have imperfections, because believe me it does, I think it's because I've learnt to hide them well. 
To help give you a better understanding to how these products work for me, I've given a brief description of my skin type below: 

My face: I have fairly dry skin with no oily tendencies. I get quite dark circles under my eyes and around my nose. I also have imperfections that foundation alone sometimes struggles to cover. My cheeks can be prone to redness. 


Nars Weightless Foundation 

I am a huge fan of Nars Sheer Glow and when my foundation I bought in NY ran out, it made sense to purchase the brand new weightless foundation by Nars. It does exactly what it says it does, it feels weightless. It's an incredibly light foundation, which is a liquid formulae. I would say with this foundation that it is light/medium coverage and would be best suited as a day to day foundation. It's a very workable foundation, but it can take longer to buff into the skin due to it being a liquid formulae. I feel that since using this foundation my skin feels more radiant and it gives a very natural barely there look and feel. I would strongly recommend this as a high end foundation, although you're spending £32 it's is great quality and I do find with the pump (sheer glow doesn't have a pump) that it has lasted me longer! I have this in shade 'Gobi'. 




Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation

I bought this foundation as a recommendation from Gabby at Velvetgh0st. I wanted a foundation that had thicker coverage, was durable and would actually last on a night out. This foundation is full coverage, very workable and doesn't feel too heavy on my skin. It also does exactly what it says on the bottle! With this foundation you couldn't just dab it on and then go out without bronzer and blusher, it is one of those that turn you the same colour. I personally love using this on a night out as I know that my face will last the whole night! 



Bourjous Healthy Mix Foundation

I do apologise for this bottle not looking that... Pretty. I lost the lid! This foundation is a brilliant day to day foundation with light-medium coverage. I think the reason why I love this foundation so much is the fact it doesn't feel at all heavy on my skin, yet it covers my imperfections. It's a dewy foundation, which is my favourite kind, due to my dry skin, and it really does give you a radiant glow without being OTT.  I also really like their gel foundation! 




Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer 

I've used the foundation for this before and although I used the whole bottle I wasn't sure because of the sparkle it added to your face... literally. The concealer however is amazing! It's got a creamy touch to it which I really like, and the coverage is perfect for under eye without being too heavy or thick! Definitely one of the best drug store concealers out there and definitely worth a purchase. They've also released a wake me up mascara... Is this any good? Let me know! 



Collection Lasting Finish Concealer

Do not be deceived by the rubbed off label or less attractive appearance of this product. Without a doubt if you are having troubled skin break outs of whatever sort, this full coverage concealer will sort you out. For £4.19 (it went up from £3.99 yawn) it is a concealer you definitely need in your collection! I have this in fair for under eye, and cool medium for blemishes. 



Rimmel London Clear Complexion 

I have been using this product for years and years. It's a brilliant setting powder and the fact that it is transparent means that it doesn't make your face look 'cakey' from too many layers of colour. This product is a staple in my collection, I don't powder everyday... But when I use this powder it never makes me skin feel dry. 


Arbonne Makeup Primer 
This is the first primer I have ever used on my face and I have to say it's amazing. When you apply it to your face it gives off a silky velvet touch to your skin. It keeps your make up on all day as well as making it easier to set your foundation. 

(I bought this from a seller. If you want to buy anything from arbonne  enter to Arbonne ID: 441217136 at the check out.)


Hope these made me an enabler for you to go out and buy some more beauty products! What face products have you been loving at the moment? I'd love to give some a try! 

Lots of love, 



18 comments:

  1. I have dry skin too so I was pretty excited to read this! I love the sound of that Healthy Mix foundation, and I'm especially intrigued by the sound of the gel foundation! If you have dry skin definitely give Maybelline's FIT me foundation a go, I'm obsessed with it right now! Also Smashbox's Liquid Halo is a good one for radiance.

    Sinéad xo ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

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    1. They're both really good foundations! I really rate bourjour skin products and they are a great drug store brand :) glad you enjoyed the post! Ooo... I have heard great things about that one! I'll be sure to check it and the smash box out :) where do you get the smash box from? xxx

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  2. Love your picks! I also like the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer, perfect as a highlighter. I have to get my hands on Rimmel London Clear Complexion because I hate those powders that can make your face cake-y. Ugh

    Chel x
    http://heyitschel.com

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    1. You should definitely try the Rimmel powder girl! xx

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  3. Yayyyyyy! I screamed with excitement when i saw a new blog post from you! i have some of the products you mentioned and i agree with how good they are! Another brilliant blog Post Han :)

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    2. What i have been loving is the bourjoir chocolate bronzer, (bought it because i saw that you loved it) the revolution redemption iconic palettes (bought it because i saw you loved it) and miss sporty clear mascara (to set my eyebrows in place)

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    3. So glad you like my recommendations! Xx

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  4. I love the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation and the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer! They are the BEST!

    X Marjolein
    http://misscocoblue.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad you like the picks too! you should try the Rimmel concealer if you like the collection, it's amazing! X

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  5. I have oily skin but I've been looking for a new concealer so I think I'll try out the collection one, it's really affordable compared to my mac studio fix! x

    Gemma Louise | Just Little Things

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    1. The collection concealer is definitely usable for all skin types! xx

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  6. The Bourjois foundation in the gel formula is one of my current faves but I really want to try the other version! Good to know it's good for dry skin.

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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  7. Wow the NARS weightless foundation looks amazing, I definitely need to try it out! Loved reading this post! xo

    http://samanthasbeautyloves.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Samantha! It is a beautiful formulae. xx

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  8. The collection lasting perfection is such a favourite of mine xx
    http://millie-kate.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I've been really wanting to try the Rimmel lasting finish foundation, it sounds so good and I've never read a bad review!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  10. I need a new concealer and I hear a lot of people mentioning the Rimmel one and the Collection one, think I need to grab some :) xx

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Hannah Jane Williams