Sunday, 12 April 2015

This week my favourite products are pretty much all makeup, surprise, surprise... but there are a few little other things thrown in. AND a £3 primer that you'd all be silly to not buy and try out for yourself, I'll be popping a review up of it later in the week! I'll also be popping a review on sometime soon of my new face cream, holy moly it's good!

But this week the products I've been loving are:
Smoothing light reflecting face primer, Wilkos
MAC Velvet Teddy matte lipstick
Arbonne FC5 day lotion
Mac Studio Fix Powder Foundation
Palmers Coco Butter
and finally, Aussie deep repair conditioner

 On my quest for the perfect 90's lip, I have finally found it!

I can't believe I have only just got round to trying Kiko Products, I'm so impressed with the stuff I have tried so far, I can't believe how cheap the brand is. They really are on to something good, especially with their lip products.
Velvet Teddy from MAC
It's a matte lipstick, which for me is great because it's super opaque and long wearing. If a matte finish is too drying for you, or just isn't your thing, MAC Viva Glam 5 is a great pick too, and my favourite!

So the first things first, the perfect 90's lip (in my opinion) is a pretty muted brown/nude lip, think Gwen Stefani and Jennifer Aniston in friends and you're there!
I think a brown nude suits both fair and darker complexions, and humble brag but I love it on me! I'm a mac lipstick fiend but I know they are pretty if Mac isn't quite within your budget or if Velvet Teddy is out of stock as usual, here are some other suggestions:
MAC Viva Glam 5
Clinique Bamboo Pink
Kiko 300 lip liner worn alone with a bit of lip balm on top of prevent it from being super drying
Kiko Rosy Beige (which are on sale at the moment!)
Rimmel Colour Show off in 'Have fun'

Alice xxx

Saturday, 11 April 2015

These two are possibly my holy grail face duo, I love them! Paired together I get amazing coverage, and a gorgeous demi-matte finish (sorry blogger talk...not too matte, but not too dewy, natural!)
The great thing with Mac, particularly for us pale gals, is that the shade range is incredible and really is true to colour. For me, Mac foundations are pretty untouchable. 

So, for the foundation, the coverage is medium to begin with, I really wouldn't say it was sheer... but it is defiantly build able, for me I like a pretty full coverage, so this works really well for me. I really think you would struggle to make this foundation look cakey too, I've rarely found it to be a problem in that aspect. The best thing about this foundation for me is the longevity of it. It really does last all day. I would honestly say Mac are telling the truth with their 15 hour promise with this one. Which is perfect for me, as a makeup artist (soon to be professional!) it's so important for my makeup to stay on and look good, my face is literally a walking advertisement for my skill set.
Rating: 5/5...go get on the pro long wear hype!

Last but not least, the concealer. Man this is GOOD. The coverage is the best I've found from anywhere. It is full, full coverage. Great under the eyes and on blemishes, I personally prefer this for blemishes and it can crease under the eyes, but that can be sorted by just setting your under eye makeup really well. The colour is a true match, which is super important for me. It lasts pretty damn well too. The pigmentation of this concealer is awesome, meaning a little goes a long way. As I'm building up my kit, I want this in every colour!
Rating: 5/5

Foundation RRP: £25.00

Shade I wear: NC15
Mac Claims..."A long-wear foundation that gives up to 15 hours of wear in any environmental condition. Lightweight and creamy, applies smoothly to provide sheer to medium coverage. Even in hot and humid conditions, controls oil to keep skin fresh, natural and flawless. Provides everyday SPF protection."

Concealer RRP: £17.00

Shade I wear: NC15
Mac Claims..."A lightweight fluid concealer that provides medium to full coverage with a comfortable, natural matte finish. Colour-true formula lasts up to 15 hours. Helps conceal and correct the look of under-eye circles, and discolouration."