Review | NEW Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer

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This is what it says on the Maybelline website:
Color Sensational® Vivid Hot Lacquer. High-impact lip gloss with an ultra-shiny finish.
Maybelline’s high-impact gloss goes vivid! Strong lacquered shine and opaque color melt onto the lips for your most impactful lip look.

Step 1. Apply lip lacquer with the applicator wand in the center of your upper lip and follow the contours of your mouth.
Step 2. Glide the lip lacquer across the entire bottom lip.

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So, Maybelline just came out with these lip lacquers, and I always love a good gloss, so I had to get a few of these to try.

Now, the first thing I noticed is that these are very thick and quite sticky, so if you don’t like sticky lipgloss these will not be for you at all.
But if you don’t mind I think that these are great glosses, and they did last surprisingly long, especially the darker/brighter shades. And I didn’t have to touch up before after 5-6hours or so, depending on how dark/bright the shade is, so that’s a good thing.
They do also apply very evenly, except for the shade ‘Obsessed’, that shade did require a little bit more work to look even, but if you just go over it a few times, it will look just as good as the other ones, so I’m not really that bothered by it.

Now, when it comes to the pigmentation on these I find that they’re all very pigmented and the darker shades does leave a very strong stain when the gloss fades, so you don’t really have to think about them too much, which I can appreciate.
And the lighter shades fades very evenly, so it’s not such a big deal when they start to wear down either, so I do think that these are something that a lot of people can enjoy, as long as you don’t mind that they are a little bit ‘heavy’ in consictency, but they don’t slide around on the lips, and they don’t bleed or emphasize any dry patches or liplines, so I do really like these.

So, overall I do think that these are worth it if you’re looking for a good, inexpencive gloss that will last on your lips without too much fuzz.
And as long as you don’t mind a little heavier/more sticky formula, I do highly recommend checking these out.

I got mine from Douglas for 77nok a piece.

Review | Max Factor Miracle Match Foundation

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This is what it says on the Max Factor website:
Miracle Match Foundation – the Tone Enhancer -transforms your look with flawless, nourished skin* in the perfect shade for you.
*nourished with hydration
Enhances the look of your skin for a healthy looking finish,
Blurs imperfections,
The hydrating formula creates a natural, dewy complexion,
Lightweight foundation for seamless blending.

So, I got a deluxe size sample of this foundations around 6 months ago, and at first I wasn’t really that interested in trying this because it’s more suitable for normal/dry skin, and I’m more combination/’oily’, but I figured I’d give it a go anyway and I’ve been using it alot these past 3 months.

Now, like I mentioned above this is a dewy foundation, and by no means oil-controling or mattifying, so I do find that I have to use some sort of mattifying primer and/or powder with this since I tend to get quite oily in my t-zone, but as long as I do that this foundation makes my skin look so healthy and fresh that I don’t mind taking that extra step with it.

Now, when it comes to the coverage and wear on this foundation, I find that it provides a nice light-medium coverage, and it feels very lightweight on the skin, but that will depend on how much product you use, because I find that if I build it up just a little bit more than a little it can look a bit heavy, especially around my nose and cheeks, and it will also feel a bit heavy by the end of the day. But to me one layer is most of the time enough, so I don’t really have that issue, and you can, of course, always spot conceal wherever you might need it, and that way it wont look/feel heavy at all. But it is something to keep in mind if you’re interested in this foundation.

Other than that I find that this foundation blends out very effortlessly, and it does last for around 6-7hours before it starts to fade. But it fades very evenly, and I wouldn’t really notice it if it weren’t for the fact that I was keeping an eye on it when I was trying it out, so I don’t think that it will be an issue for most people.
And it doesn’t emphasize pores or fine lines, which is good. Now, I wouldn’t necessarily say that it’s blurring, because I do have to use a pore filler in the areas where I have large pores, but it doesn’t make them look worse than they already do.

So, overall I really like this foundation and the way it makes my skin look. And I would highly recommend it if you’re looking for somthing with a natural/dewy finish, and a light/medium coverage.

I got mine from Vita for 179nok and it’s available in 18 shades.