Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation review

I'm a foundation freak, you may already be aware of this if you have read this blog for any length of time, but when I initially saw this a while back in Superdrug I wasn't falling for it as I normally would, no, it appeared that I had malfunctioned or something that day and I didn't even pick it up in fact I had a little chuckle at it rolled my eyes and walked right past without even having a nosey! I think it was the name of it which on any other day would suck me right in but that day it didn't, it irritated me instead I wasn't prepared to be disappointed by another bold claiming high street foundation and remember thinking how very sensible I was and giving myself a little pat on the back for turning a corner.

But then I stumbled across a few reviews on it and became ever so slightly curious, then I noticed it appearing in monthly favourite video's on You Tube, curiosity got the better of me and BAM I was all over it like a tramp on chips, and I'm so pleased I gave in...

 ...never in my life has a high street brand foundation excited me as much as this one does, there are a couple that have come close (Bourjois healthy mix and healthy mix serum and more recently L'Oreal Lumi Magique) but even then I have always found that one teeny tiny reason not to truly love them... ie it breaks me out a'la healthy mix or it isn't long wearing enough in the case of Lumi Magique and with them being from the high street that's fine I had pretty much made peace with the fact that there would never be the perfect high street foundation for me when Rimmel go and come out with this bad boy! In fact, in the past couple of weeks of using this every day I am 99% sure that I shall be declaring it holy grail!
I loves it!!
Half a pump
(the formula reminds me of a lighter cosistancy MAC studio sculpt)
Coverage: Medium buildable
Finish: Radiant, really brightens skin without being shimmery or overly dewy, flawless but definitely doesn't leave skin looking cakey or too 'done' 
Staying power: Rimmel claim 10 hours its more like 8 
Shade range: 7 shades- My shade is 200 Soft beige and I am an NC25/30 in MAC foundations  
Packaging: Glass bottle/pump combo. 
Suitable for: All skin types, it definitely doesn't emphasise dry skin or sink into fine lines or pores nor is it so light and dewy that it will look greasy and slip on oily skin the only down side is the shade range.
Random info: It smells amazing, it must be all the vitamins!! 
 I get the song 'Don't wake me up' stuck in my head for hours every time I get it out of my Make-up bag!
Repurchase? Definitely! this is a product that actually does what it says on the tin.

Have you tried this?

Monday, 29 October 2012

MAC Monday #2 'Lady Danger'

Definitely the least worn of all the make-up I own from MAC, given it's name you can probably guess why. It is a very daring matte Red that takes a lot of guts (and a whole lot of lip conditioning first) to wear out of the house, saying that just recently as the seasons have changed I've gotten so bored of nude lips and have been trying a little bit harder to step out of my comfort zone and wear more daring shades on my lips. I'm not gonna lie, I haven't actually stepped out of my front door in this just yet, I did it once the day I bought it and felt like a complete show pony walking through my (very small) town mid-afternoon! So I'm taking baby steps and wearing 'Heartbreaker' by Sleek most days at the moment and am really enjoying it so it's only a matter of time. :)


Thursday, 25 October 2012

Max factor eye brightening mascara...

So this is the mascara that prompted my (very uninterested in make-up) boyfriend to ask if I was wearing false lashes a few weeks ago which made me decide that it is definitely worthy of a blog post all of its very own...

The most recent addition to the Max factor range of mascara's are the eye brightening mascaras, available in three shades (Black Pearl for Brown eyes, Black Ruby for Green eyes and Black Sapphire for Blue eyes) each shade is black based and contain light reflecting gem toned colour beads specifically intended to enhance every eye colour.

I picked this up in Superdrug after my usual mascara died a death about a month ago on rave recommendation from my Mum who insisted it was the best mascara since sliced bread (??),I've always been a huge sucker for any cosmetics with the word 'brightening' in anyway and with it being on an introductory offer for £4.99 (now £6.99 in Superdrug) including a free mini nail polish I decided it was worth giving a go.
Top-before Bottom-after
I love it!! But not for its eye brightening quality as I find this to be so subtle that it's barely noticeable (for the Brown eyes formula anyway) I prefer the Luminizer volume million lashes from L'Oreal for a colour enhancing mascara by comparisin and would definitely recommend it over this one for that purpose. It's the actual formula and the ifx wand of this mascara that are amazing, together giving lift, curl, separation, and a tonne of volume which lasts all day (and night if you happen to fall asleep wearing it, which I never, ever do of course *cough* ;D).

Black pearl swatched, the Blue tone and colour beads are so much more apparant than they translate to lashes in real life.
ifx wand- A fine plastic tapered wand which is so good for defining and coating hard to reach inner corner lashes and makes lower lash application really easy.
This little tube of goodness is definitely the most exciting and impressive drug store mascara for me since L'Oreal telescopic which is my all time favourite and the only drug store mascara I have continually repurchased, so it definitely get's a huge thumbs up! woohoo!

Have you tried this yet?