Sunday, 23 August 2015


Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation, Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude Foundation

Foundation when applied right can make your skin look flawless and transform your whole make-up look. I'm not saying that we all need to wear or buy foundation, but recently I have found that a high coverage concealer applied pretty much everywhere on a bad skin day doesn't quite cut it. 

When I first started blogging the one make-up purchase I used to put off the most was foundation. I was always told 'you're skin is wonderful, you don't need it' or 'it's a waste of money at your age' but I eventually gave in and asked for my first foundation last Christmas, the L'Oreal True Match Foundation. 

In recent weeks I have accumulated 3 new foundations to try which filled me with excitement as each formula is very different...

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation

THE GLOW GETTER : The Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation-£8.99* is definitely the most dewy foundation out of the three. It contains tiny gold glitter flecks which once applied to the face give your skin a healthy radiant glow. If your skin is dry and lacks lustre then this is certainly one for you. Even though my skin verges on oily sometimes I haven't found that this foundation makes me look sweaty. I think that this foundation during Summer should be applied sparingly to give a light coverage which isn't too heavy on the skin and apply a light dusting of bronzer to give a bronzed goddess effect, great if you're on holiday. 

Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude Foundation

THE LIGHT-MEDIUM COVERAGE: Enter the Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude Foundation-£5.99, a light but buildable coverage foundation with a watery consistency. I bought this foundation for prom as I was looking for a foundation with no SPF which wouldn't cause any awkward flashback in photos. I loved wearing it that night, it was weightless on my skin and lasted well without fading or melting off during the evening. The applicator is slightly strange as there is no pump, you have to drop the foundation onto the back of your hand using a pipette. I have found that shaking the bottle before use combines the formula as the formula is very runny and can separate easily. 

THE RADIANT SKIN PERFECTER: I have to say, my favourite of the three has to be the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation-£6.99*. It sits on top of my skin nicely, doesn't fade awkwardly and gives coverage in the places I need it without forming a mask on top of my skin. I like wearing this foundation for work and apply half a pump onto the back of my hand and apply to the areas of my face that need the coverage, at the moment that is my forehead and chin, and then blend to make sure it sits on my skin seamlessly. 

What's your favourite foundation?


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Monday, 10 August 2015


I don't know what it is, but recently I have been struggling to come up with original ideas for blogposts which I think you will enjoy reading, hence the reason my blogposts haven't been very frequent. That aside, what better way to get back into the swing of things, than with a post about lip products.

If you have been reading my blog for a while then you will know that I play it safe with lip products and stick to neutral, my lips but better shades, but if I do feel slightly daring I will use a bright lipgloss or lipstick and blot off the excess colour to be left with a muted stain.

That brings us to the debate, which do you prefer, lipsticks or lip glosses? I was in two minds about it but when going through my makeup collection finding the products to take photos for this post, there my decision was made. I own more lip glosses than I do lipsticks. 

I find it very exciting going into Boots or Superdrug and gazing at their array of lip products from the lit up stands. There is so much choice which is probably why I always end up coming home with one or two products and a hand full of swatches.

As I prefer minimal lip colours, that's what attracts me to buying a lipgloss than a lipstick as with lip glosses you can sheer out the colour more easily than you can with a lipstick. I also love the fact that most lip gloss formulas don't fade awkwardly like some lipsticks do, although you do have to top up your lipgloss more frequently throughout the day to keep the colour.

Some of my favourite lipgloss formulas:

The Accessorize Light Up Glosses* have been my go to lip product recently, my favourite shade from the range is 'Fuchsia' a pretty bright pink which I like to apply and then dab off the excess with a tissue so I am left with a stain, which I find easier to wear. The packaging is very innovative as it contains little LED lights in the lid which turn on when you unscrew the lid. 

I have been using the Rimmel Oh My Gloss Lipgloss 'Snog' for years, even before I started getting into blogging and makeup. This is my mums favourite lipgloss and she wears it daily. When I was younger she passed down the remains of them for me to use. Back then they were called the Rimmel Vinyl Gloss. The formula is quite thick and very pigmented, 'Snog' is another my lips but better shade (the love for neutral lip shades runs in my family...).

Finally, I adore the formula of the Tanya Burr lip gloss line, my favourite shade is 'Picnic In The Park' a gorgeous peach/pink which pairs well with any nude lipstick and adds a pop of colour. 

This post is in collaboration with Ciara from the blog An English Rose-link who came up with the idea for this post whilst we were brainstorming, personally I think it's a great idea. You can find Ciara's post here. I tag Emma from the blog Have a Cup Of Tea, Chloe from My Beauty Haven and Beth from Miss Beauty Obsession to share their version of this post. 

Which do you prefer, lipgloss or lipstick?


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