Thursday, 26 April 2012

Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream All Day Strong SPF30/PA++ in #1 Sheer Silky Skin

I just seem to love everything I own so far from Etude House but this is the first time for trying any of their BB Creams. Precious Mineral BB Creams come in a nicely packaged tube with pump, which contains 60g of product. They come in 3 finishes but from the catalogue swatches #1 seems to be the lightest so I have to be safe than sorry. Apparently #1 is best for oil control which actually I'm not complaining about. My face doesn't really get seriously oily but it can now and again. I find this BB cream will never 'give' you grease, yet alone it being oil-free. Since it is more for oil control it won't be as moisturising as others. However I've been using 'this' day cream under all my makeup as of lately and it's no problem. 

The texture is quite thick but very easy to blend into the skin and medium coverage like with most BB Creams. 

I find that this one runs slightly too dark for me but once applied It didn't seem noticeable and blended into my skin, also the undertones helped as it has a neutral sort of yellow undertone which is me. There is scent but it's a very pleasant light fruity floral type. I always set any BB cream with a light dusting of StarGazer pressed white powder and this lasted all day till I took my makeup off. 

As this is a Korean brand you won't find it in the UK. I got mine from Ebay for around £10.00

Precious Mineral BB Creams contain properties like pearl extract and the usual likes of anti-wrinkle, SPF and whitening. 

Purchased at Ebay

Monday, 23 April 2012

State Of Madness EOTD

 ~Products Used~

Base- Urban Decay Primer Potion
Mascara- Maybelline Illegal Lengths
Eyeliner- L'Oreal Gel Intenza Eyeliner 01 Pure Black, ELF Shimmer Eye Pencil Iconic Ivory, Barry M Kohl Pencil 23 Hot Pink.
Eyeshadow- Superdrug Colourworks London Eyeshadow 18 Palette ( White, Light Brown, Black), Etude House Tear Drop Powder #1 Crystal White Tear

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The Absence Of Creativity EOTD & FOTD

The title pretty much says it all. Not too keen on the eye look but I love the lip colour. Ever get those days where you lack inspiration and creativity? :(

~Products Used~

Face- Dirty Works Youth Sexy Thing Day Cream, Holika Holika All That BB Cream 01, StarGazer Pressed Powder White, L'Oreal Touche Magique, Mary Quant (unknown) Blush, Etude House Marble Marble 1 Ultra Super Hue, 17 LE Bronzing Powder.

Brows- Rimmel Brow Pencil 02 Hazel, Miss Sporty Just Clear Mascara

Eyes- Urban Decay Primer Potion, L'Oreal Lash Architect 4D Mascara, L'Oreal Gel Intenza Eyeliner 01 Pure Black, Barry M Kohl Pencil 30 White, Too Faced Starry Eyed Liquid Eyeliner Mad Mad Love,
Sleek Original Palette (Cream, Golden Brown, Black), MUA Shade-2 Pearl, Etude House Tear Drop Powder #1 Crystal White Tear.

Lips- BYS Lipliner Pencil 15 French Pink, George Moisturising Lip Balm 02 Dolly Bird.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Avon Colortrend Kiss 'N Go Lipstick in Cafe Au Lait

As from my previous reviews on Avon Colortrend lipsticks the swatches are very bad online but this has to be the worst for being nothing like the colour I was expecting. Cafe Au Lait is French for a milky coffee and I thought it would be something like a light brown toned nude? Actually far from it Cafe Au Lait is a very coppery light apricot that's very frosty.

Cafe Au Lait is semi-sheer but the colour can be built up but it can be hard to pull off if your lips are not in top condition as this tends to cling in grooves and drier patches on the lips. It's a very slightly creamy lipstick but isn't too moisturising. Colortend lipsticks seem to be different in formula depending on which shade you get, but all will come with a lovely vanilla scent.

All Avon Colotrend Kiss 'N Go lipsticks come in very cheap basic packaging but not too flimsy, I haven't had one break yet.

These lipsticks are a hit and miss but to be honest I'm not a big fan of this shade Cafe Au Lait. It's not that bad that I will toss it to one side but I wouldn't repurchase.

RRP is £3.50 

Purchased at Avon

MUA Professional 3in1 Extreme Contour Liner in Shade 5 Auburn

MUA Contour liners come in eight shades though they should do a few brighter ones in my opinion. They are so easy to use being the angled shape they are really does help getting that perfect defined line. The product is creamy but not the melting creamy type where it would lose it's shape quickly and the pigmentation is really descent and even. 

Contour liners are a twist up pen and come in black matte packaging with silver engraved writing.  It feels very sturdy although the colours are not marked at all once they come out of their box, so if you have more than a few you'll have to individually open them to see which shade you want to use which isn't really practical. 

Shade 5 Auburn is a medium pearly brown that seems to shift cool but then a warm auburn brown. RRP is £1.50 so only 50p difference from their standard eyeliners, they also come boxed with some little eyeliner tips on the back.

Purchased at Superdrug

Friday, 13 April 2012

Dirty Works Youth Sexy Thing Day Cream

Dirty Works is exclusive to supermarket chain Sainsbury's and you can see straight away that it's inspired by Soap & Glory but obviously very much cheaper and I have previously tried out a product of theirs and actually preferred it like the Hand Lotion.

Youth Sexy Thing Day Cream claims to be loaded with skin-loving nutrients, combats the signs of skin ageing and boost skins firmness with ingredients like Pea Extract, Passion Flower Oil, Vitamins A, C and E. It's also contains protective UV filters and light reflectors, although it doesn't actually state any SPF. 

I have been using this under my makeup for nearly a month and I find that a little goes a long way, so this should last me quite a while. The day cream comes in a squeeze tube which I find much more convenient and hygienic than a regular old jar.

Anyhow the texture is very thick but as soon as it hits your skin it melts which makes it very easy on application. Not only that I find that's a very good base for makeup as it sinks in straight away, non greasy and makes my makeup go on better in my opinion. There is a scent hence the Passion Flower Oil it's nice and floral though not overbearing and once on you can't notice it anymore. 

Overall since I've been using it I've found that my skin doesn't look as dull, looks visibly brighter and feels more lifted and hopefully help any wrinkles coming in. I love the formula and would definitely consider repurchasing. RRP is £6.99 but is currently on offer for £4.66.

Purchased at Sainsbury's

Monday, 9 April 2012

Vampiress Beauty Randomness 34

Nino Cerruti Image Woman EDT - I remember this being one of the first fragrance I owned and it stuck in my head. So I manage to remember the name and found it on FragranceDirect with the largest size 75ml for £10.95. I think it's such a fresh crisp and feminine fragrance and when in doubt I always reach for this and it won't give me a migraine.
So...? Body Fragrance- This is strong for something that's a body spray and it's my favourite one on the market so far. I rarely ever see these fully stocked so I must not be the only who feels this way. It's a very sexy and spicy scent, not for the faint hearted. :)

Milani Sheer Color Lipstick in 04 Aphrodite - So the Sheer Color lipstick line from USA brand Milani seems to be discontinued like a lot of their other products. There are many still flying around Ebay which is where I purchased this from. I found that Aphrodite is unlike any shade I own, it's a pale peachy nude with orange golden shimmer and it's definitely not sheer but very shiny. I find the texture to be moisturising, hydrating and it smells of vanilla. Seriously though there hasn't been a Milani lipstick I have not liked and how I wish that Milani would come to the UK.

Rimmel Eyeful Eye Glistener in 700 Flaunt- I found this on my last trip to Poundland. You can find some pretty amazing finds if you dig deep. I think it's one of those limited edition Rimmel products that only the USA got but it happened to take a trip over here and land in Poundland when they were done with it. I find the product is intensely creamy and shiny, like a eye gloss. The colour is actually very pigmented and it appears to be a golden deep orange copper with amazing shine and little iridescence but I can see this being crease city so I'll probably just use it as a eyeliner combined with my regular black liner. It's an interesting product I'd love to find more colours.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in 035 Candy Apple

My first Revlon Lip Butter and I really didn't think I'd like it as much as I do. It's a totally new formula for me compared to other lip products I have tried.

Revlon Lip Butter comes in a plastic casing which is practically all lid and the lid colour reflects what type of colour you're going to get, inside is all metal silver where you twist to use the lip butter.

Candy Apple is a plain warm toned coral red, it's very pigmented for something called a lip butter and the colour is nice enough in one swipe but can be built up to look more intense. I'd say it was semi-sheer.

The formula is hydrating but I did expect it being a called a 'lip butter' that it would be sliding everywhere and feel very greasy and not last 5 minutes but it's nothing like that at all. It's light and goes on like a balm, it's very so slightly tacky and actually keeps in place. It gives the most healthy and hydrated shine which looks like the glaze they put on a dolls lips. On me this lasted two hours and I was drinking and eating, when it did leave my lips it gave me a very pretty bitten stain.

There is a scent but it's a very light caramel scent without any taste.

Overall I give a massive thumbs up on these and I wouldn't hesitate to repurchase or purchase more shades they have to offer. RRP is £7.99.

Purchased at Superdrug