Thursday, 31 March 2016

Review: Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder

I don't think I ever hauled this, but I have been testing it out for the past month.

I've never tried this one before but I've gone through at least one of Rimmels other powders but didn't like it too much since it altered the color of my foundation. I've heard both Fler from Fleur DeForce and Tati from Glamlifeguru rave about this.

I quite like the butterfly embossing it came with. You can see I've used this every day since I got it. It smells a little of florally chemicals but it disappears as soon as it hits your skin. Otherwise, it would annoy me greatly. It comes in six di9fferent shades but I got it in Transparent. I didn't read the claims of it when I ordered it but they are as follows "Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder controls shine up to 12hours. It minimizes the appearance of pores with a natural matte finish. You won't go out without it!"

When I first used it I was amazed by the fact that it blurred out my pores. I had no idea until jsut now that it was supposed to do that! I was baffled! It blens out beautifully on top of my foudnation without looking cakey or adding to my already dry complexion. It doesn't brake me out whick I like a lot but it only sets my foundation for up to 4 or 5 hours on a normal day at work. At tea time I look like a mess and in need of a touch up. So this definetly needs reapplying throughout the day.

14g 49SEK (£4.17 $6 and 5.30 Euro) at feelunique.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Smashbox Full Exposure - mini version

I got this little palette quite a while ago and somehow forgotten to put it on here. It is a part of Smashbox's FUll Exposure Palette. The full version contains 14 sahdes, while this little number contains 8 shades. 4 matte and 4 shimmery. They don't seem to have names but numbers. I'll list the m below for you.
Comes in a sleek black plastic shell that has the same size as your credit card. And maybe three tiimes as thick. it is super slim and travel friendly.

Inside you have a decent mirror that's actually usable and 8 shades in total. No useless brush which I think is a bonus. I hear the Smashbox brushes are really good though.

Top row R-L: S6, S4, S3 and S1.

Bottom row R-L: M1, M3, M4 and M6.

They are incrediblky smooth and blends beautifully. You have every shade in here that you would need, be it to create a smokey look, a soft romantic look or brows. I love it. I smashed mine by accident. Had I broken it completely I would've gotten the whole palette, that's how much I love it. They last really long as well, No shadow lasts all day on me but this came really close.

 I got mine for 175SEK (£14.50 $20.55 and 18.74Euro)

Thursday, 3 March 2016

First Impression: L'Oreal Infallible 24H-Matte

After seeing Tati's review of this a while back I made a mental note of trying it when ever I could get my hands on it. Recently ordered it from Feelunique and I've tried it over the past week.  Here's my initial thoughts.
 Comes in a sleek plastic tube that I don't care that much for. Looks like a giant concealer to me.
Doesn't have a pump so you'll have to squeeze out the desired amount on your hand.

It says on the back that it's medium in texture and has high coverage. It also comes with the claims of a matte result that is supposed to last up til 24 hours, clinically proven to be waterproof and steamproof, all the comfort none of the shine. And perfect coverage, no cakey effect, easy to apply, enriched with perlite technology and reduces appearance of shine up to 24 hours.

Neither runny nor very dense in texture. It's not a true matte foundation, it's more semi to velvety matte. As for the coverage claim they missed it severely. It's more of a light to medium coverage foundation, my skin still peeks through underneath it. And you can'ty build it up, or atleast I can't, or it'll look cakey. I tend to set it with powder even though I have dry skin. And let me tell you, at the end of the day (after about 8-10 hours of wear) it looks shiny, rubbed off and klings to my dry patches and looks like unblended patchwork. Not really the look I was going for. I am a bit disappointed in this to be honest. I didn't have any super high hopes, but after hearing Tati rave about it I thought it would suit even me.

I got the next lightest shade, 11 Vanilla, and it looks a bit too dark for me. I can get away with it but I would wish it to be more yellowtoned than it actually is. I will hang on to this and try it out when the mood strikes. For now, I think I better stick with my Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation.

35ml 111SEK (£9.14 $12.86 and 11.86 Euro)

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Review: Bourjois Bronzing powder+ highlighter

I got this for Christmas, not last year, but the year before, and I haven't gotten around to doing a proper review of it until  now.
The outside still looks the same. Still doesn't smell like chocolate. Boo.

Oh hello. Here you can see that I've used this quite a bit. I've used this every day on and off since I got it and it's lasted me very well. I don't like the highlighting side though, it breaks me out.
I use the bronzing side for contouring. On me it works just fine. 

You hardly see the highlighter, it is very subtle with a hint of gold in it. The bronzer looks very orange at first, but blended into the skin it works really well as contour.