Review | Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick

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This is what it says on the Makeup Revolution website:

Foundation just got faster! Launching in 18 shades and a range of undertones, Fast Base Foundation quickly perfects, contours and highlights your complexion. The easy-to-apply stick formula melts into skin, blending seamlessly to leave a fresh and dewy finish.
Twist up, swipe on and blend out with fingers, a beauty sponge or your favourite foundation brush.

So, I’ve always been very curious about stick foundations, because I feel like they don’t take as much work as liquid once does. So I ordered a few of these from Makeup Revolution, but I’m really not impressed with them.

Now, the first thing I noticed is that they feel very waxy on the skin, and they did also feel a bit too heavy/cakey for my liking. But I thought they might look better once they’d warmed up to my skin a little, because I have tried a lot of foundations that just need a little time before they look amazing.
Sadly these are not one of those.

Now, the other thing I didn’t like about this foundation, is that it emphasized dry patches I didn’t even know I had.
It actually looked like I never exfoliate my skin, and I exfoliate weekly, both with a physical scrub(once a week), and with a chemcial exfoliator (2-3 times a week). So I was very surprised when I saw that.

However, when it comes to coverage I’m not that disappointed.
It does provide a medium+ coverage, and I could also build it up a little on the parts where I needed a little bit more. However, if you build it up too much it will look a lot heavyer than it does from the beginning, so that is something to keep in mind.
But, other than that the only thing I like about this foundation is that it does last all day, without too much fading. So there are a few positives to it.

But, overall it didn’t really hold up to any of the claims I say, and it’s just way too heavy-feeling (and looking) for my liking.
So I can’t recommend this foundation.

However, if you’ve tried it, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it down in the comment section. 🙂

It’s available on revolutionbeaty.com £5.00

Review | BH Cosmetics Sylvia Gani Palette

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This is what it says on the BH Cosmetics website:

Embrace the artistic flair of social media beauty star Sylvia Gani with this versatile 22 Color Shadow Palette. Featuring a collection of richly pigmented matte and shimmer shadows, accessorizing your eyes with infinite effects has never been easier. Create dramatic depth with luxe jewel tones and warm neutral hues, or amp up everyday glam with romantic berry and intense dark shades. Whether you sweep on a single bold shade, or an array of different textures, this essential palette instantly transforms your look for any occasion.

Apply with Base Booster Shadow Glue for maximum pigmentation. Pack and blend in style by using our matching BH Signature Rose Gold-13 Piece Brush Set with an array of shading and defining eye brushes.

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So, I got this palette as a gift with purchase a while ago, and I remember hearing alot about BH Cosmetics back when beauty-youtubers was just starting to become a thing.
So I got really excited because I’ve never really tried anything from them before, and I haven’t been able to stop using this palette since I got it.

Now, this palette does contain 22 eyeshadows. 14 mattes, 6 shimmers and 2 bigger pans, which I consider to have more of a metallic finish.
And it does have a beautiful range of shades from neutrals to a few more colorful shades, so you can easily create a lot of different looks with it.

So, when it comes to the matte shades, I find them to be very easy to work with.
They are very pigmented, and they blend out very beautifully. However, they can blend away a little if you’re not careful.
But they are very buildable at the same time, so you can easily fix that if you’ve over-blended them, but it is something to keep in mind.

Now, when it comes to the shimmer shades I don’t have anything bad to say.
They look so beautiful and even on the eyes, and they apply nicely with both a brush and your fingertip.
Of course, you do get more color payoff with your fingers, like you do with most shimmer shadows, but they do show up alot more with a brush than I’m used to from some other shadows I own.

However, the only shades I’m not too fan of in this palette are the two more metallic ones in the larger pans.
I just find them to be a little too uneven, and they’re not as easy to work with as the other shades. So they are a little disappointing to me.
But overall I really like this palette, so I absolutley think that it’s worth looking in to.

It’s available on beautybay.com for 240nok.

Review|Essence Perfect Shine Lipsticks

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This is what it on the Essence website:
The lipstick that makes beauty dreams come true: it is highly pigmented, nourishing and provides a super shiny finish. The creamy-soft texture is easy to apply and feels pleasant to wear. Rich ingredients such as vitamin E and shea butter nourish the lips and make them nice and soft. Another plus: the cool packaging!

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So, I’ve always had some issues with dry lips, so, even though I love the look of matte lips, I’ve never really been able to pull it off.
So whenever I’m shopping for lip products, I tend to look for more moisturising lipsticks, like these once, and since they are so inexpencive, I figured I’d give them a go, and I’m glad I did.

Now, when I first got them, I really expected them to be more on the sheer side.
Even though they claim to be highly pigmented, I just wasn’t expecting them to be, so I was quite happy to see that they do have alot of colorpayoff, and they do hold up to that claim.
And they also feel very lightweight and hydrating, which I appreciate, since I don’t really like the feeling of wearing a lot of lipstick. So I do really like them.

However, when it comes to the lastingpower on these, I’m not that impressed.
Because they do start to fade away after 2 hours, and the lighter shades don’t really last more than 1.5 hours, so you do need to re-apply them quite a bit, which is a drawback.
Now, you can make them last a bit longer if you wear a lipliner underneath, but it doesn’t make too much of a difference, sadly, so that is something to keep in mind with these.
But if you’re looking for something that’s easy to just throw on when you’re going out for some quick errands, I do think that you’ll be happy with these.

So, overall I do really like the formula on these, and I do find them to be very wearable for everyday.
I just wish that they would last a bit longer than they do.

I got mine from feelunique.com for 33nok a piece.