Saturday, 30 August 2014

The Best Pale Foundations on the Highstreet! (under £10!)

Too orange? Too dark? Too expensive? Finding good quality, reasonable price and a good colour match in a foundation is never an easy thing! Colour matching is such a personal thing, but today I wanted to share with you some brilliant foundations and bases that I've discovered. All are a good colour match for my ivory skin, good quality and best of all, all under £10! Of course the recommendations don't just go for pale skin, there are other shades available and I would recommend all of them based on the formula!

NYC All Day Long Foundation - Classic Ivory
(£3.99, Superdrug)
Everything mentioned in this post today is under £10, but this is by far the biggest bargain at just £3.99! Despite being the price of a bus ticket this is actually a rather good foundation! It gives a solid medium coverage and has a matte finish to it, not perfect in wear but with a good primer/powder you won't run into too many issues! As you can see from how much I've used, this is a firm favourite!

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation - Ivory
(£8.99, BootsSuperdrug)
It's not a secret that I don't like the packaging of this foundation, liquid foundations without a pump are a pain in the backside! However I've been reaching for this a bit more recently after rediscovering just how much I love the formula. It has a light feel, complete with a light coverage (although it is buildable!) which transforms the skin into a much more even canvas whilst still keeping it looking lovely and natural! As with all the foundations in todays post, no strong yellow tones and a nice light colour! Full review here - link. 

Autograph Smooth Matte Mousse Foundation - Ivory
(£9.50, Marks & Spencers)
My newest discovery and perhaps my favourite as well. This truely is a pale foundation, perhaps even a touch too light for me! It has a medium to full coverage and evens the texture of the skin as well as the colour to make you look flawless. It also wears impressively well, starting as a satin finish and towards of the day giving more of a natural glow (my skin is not too oily). Check out the full review as well as before/after pictures here - link

Witch Anti-Blemish BB Cream*
(£6.99*, BootsSuperdrug)
For the days you don't want to wear a full face of make-up or want something a little lighter (formula not colour!) BB Creams are perfect. This one from Witch contains witch hazel and is oil free making it perfect for those of us prone to blemishes - myself included! I have to confess to actually using this as a base under my foundation when I'm having a bad skin day, for which it works very well! The only downside is that this is only available in one shade, one rather pale shade! Full review here - link.

GOSH CC Cream Illuminating Foundation - Porcelain
(£8.99, Superdrug)
From BB to CC! I haven't tried anything DD as of yet! Jokes aside I've actually tried some really impressive CC Creams, this one from GOSH definitely stands out for me though as it is so pale. I wouldn't say it's particularly illuminating, but does a really good job of covering over any red patches in my skin - it is a Colour Correcting (CC) Cream though so I'd expect as much! The tone of this in neither too yellow nor too pink, making it great for pale skin of any tone. If you want something more pink toned, but still very pale try the Max Factor CC Cream! Full review of the GOSH CC Cream here - link. 

What's your favourite foundation formula? Let me know in the comments!

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Thursday, 28 August 2014

On My Face: MakeUp Revolution Colour Chaos Palette (Video)

As soon as I saw the bright, fun colours that the Colour Chaos Palette has to offer I knew I had to create a look using it! I was so indecisive about which colours to use, this palette has everything bright in it - except a red! In the end I asked my husband (ahh!) to pick a colour and I would work around that - he picked the neon pink! To me this palette looks like the love child of Urban Decays Electric Palette and Sleeks Acid Palette - two of the brightest palettes around! 

Click here to view the Video on the Youtube Page :)

Primer - MakeUp Revolution Anti Bacterial Serum & Primer*
Foundation - Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation - Ivory
Concealer - MUA Hide & Conceal - Fair
Powder - Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Powder
Contour & Bronzer - Soap & Glory Solar Powder
Blush - Collection Blush - Bashful

Base - NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - Milk
Lid - MakeUp Revolution Salvation Palette Colour Chaos* - Pink Obsessed
Crease - MakeUp Revolution Salvation Palette Colour Chaos* - Me Three & Neve Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Black Sheep 
Browbone & Inner Corner - MUA Pretty Pastels Palette - top left shade
Upper Lashline - Essence Eyeliner Pen - Waterproof
Lower Lashline - Sleek Eau La La Liner - Raisin 
Mascara - Max Factor Wild Mega Volume Mascara
Brows - ELF Eyebrow Lifter & Filler - Ivory/Light

Lipstick - MakeUp Revolution Lipstick - Crime

I hope you liked the look - even if it is a bit pink! If you liked the video don't forget to Subscribe to my Youtube channel so you don't miss out in future :)

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Essence Colour & Go Nail Polish - That's What I Mint! (146)

Lately I've been posting my NOTD in bunches as showing just one at a time can get a bit tedious, but I've has this little beauty (well the pictures!) sat on my computer for a few weeks now all by itself. So I thought what the hell, one more NOTD on its own won't hurt! Hopefully you'll feel the same - especially considering it's such a beautiful and bargainous polish! 

Essence nail polishes retail for just £1.60 each from Wilkinsons and are surprisingly good for the money! They wear well, dry quickly and even have a good strong colour to them. The colour choice is also vast, there is a ridiculous amount of colours to choose from! None of the shades stuck out to me as being particularly unusual, so it would be nice to see some different shades from the brand in future. However this was definitely £1.60 well spent! I will be back for more!

What Essence Nail Polish shades would you recommend?

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Monday, 25 August 2014

What's New On The Highstreet #12 ft. MakeUp Revolution, Collection & Maybelline

It doesn't seem like a week goes by without MakeUp Revolution giving us at least a few new releases! It's hard keeping up! Today I thought I'd walk you through the new releases from MakeUp Revolution as well as a selection of other brands too!  As always if you wanted reviews/looks with any of these new additions then hit me up in the comments :)

MakeUp Revolution Salvation Palette - Colour Chaos*
I love a bit of colour, so this was the perfect surprise to come back to after the come down of the end of my honeymoon. It's jam packed full of fun bright colours. I've only used this once so will reserve judgement for a full review, but so far very good! I actually filmed the look I created so if it's not already up on my Youtube Channel, it will be very soon! PS looks like it may be a dupe for the Urban Decay Electric Palette!

Collection Little Mix All About the Eyes Palette
(£2.99, Superdrug)
I'm not really into the girl group Little Mix, but I sure am into make-up! Aside from being a bargain, this little palette comes with 6 shades including a perfect mix of lights and darks. It's the kind of palette that can be used to create one look. I wouldn't say that any of the colours are particularly special, but they're well pigmented - I will show you a look soon!

GOSH Giant Blush - Shy
(£6.99, Superdrug)
There's been a lot of crayon/stick things released at the moment, mainly for the lips, but there seem to be more cheek versions being released at the moment. No7 and Soap & Glory to name a couple. The latest kid on the block is this one from GOSH, it comes in a much more natural shade than I've seen available before, so if the others seem to be too bright for you, definitely check this out! his is part of GOSH's Autumn Collection, which also has some gorgeous looking palettes - definitely have my eye on those!

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro - Berry Bomb
(£2.99, BootsSuperdrug)
You may remember originally I really didn't get the hype of the Baby Lips, so you may be wondering why I picked another one up. Firstly I couldn't resist a purple shade! And secondly it's not that I don't like them, I just don't see how they are any better than the other tinted lipbalms! The Electro Baby Lips have been around for a while now abroad, but here in the UK, they are new! There are 4 shades available - an orange, purple, pink & coral.

Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Styling Gel - Medium Blonde
(Currently £2.99, will be £3.99, Boots & Superdrug)
I'm not sure I'd call this Medium Blonde, it's quite dark! It also shows up pretty well on the brows too - I've tried tinted Brow Gels before that barely give any colour off. This however it a fountain of colour - if anything too much and too dark. Which considering I have brown hair not medium blonde might be something to be aware of!

The Rimmel Swatch got tipsy - sorry it's wonky!

MakeUp Revolution Attack Anti-Bacterial Face Wash*
Yes you read that right, MakeUp Revolution have ventured into skincare! The collection is still very small at the moment (2 items!), but hopefully oneday they will expand! This is a foaming face wash with two products in one that foam out at the same time - sorry I'm not feeling very eloquent with my words today! I've only used this a handful of times but so far, so good - I've not found it drying yet so hopefully that contines!

MakeUp Defence Anti-Bacterial Serum & Primer* 
MakeUp Revolution have also released an anti-bacterial serum/primer which I have to say, I'm rather excited about! I haven't used it under make-up yet so can't comment on that, but it did feel really smooth (not particularly siliconey) when I applied it before bed the other day. As for how it works on blemished skin, it's early days yet so I'll keep you updated! 

What are you most excited for?
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