Review | L’oreal Infallible More Than Concealer

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This is what it says on the L’oreal website:

Be Unstoppable. Experience full-on coverage and full-face wear for up to 24 hours. New Full Wear Concealer is our highest coverage formula in our widest concealer shade range ever. L’Oréal Paris Full Wear Concealer provides full coverage with a flawless matte finish. This multi-use formula conceals imperfections while doubling as a contour/highlight product. Shape your face by going 1-2 shades deeper to contour and 1-2 shades lighter to highlighter and brighten. Our extra large applicator provides maximum coverage in one stroke to cover under-eye circles, acne scars, and discoloration. Our waterproof, non-greasy formula won’t transfer, fade, or flake so your full coverage look is locked in all day. A little goes a long way! Available in 25 full coverage shades for every skin tone.

So, I got this a little while back, and I was really excited about it, because I’ve heard a lot of different people talking about how amazing this is.
Like that it completly covers anything you want to cover, it stays on all day, it doesn’t crease, it doesn’t look heavy or cakey and so on, but I don’t really agree with all the hype.

Now, when it comes to the coverage on this, I do think that it is true to it’s claims, because it does cover my undereye circles quite nicely (which is my problem area), and it does last all day, so I really like that about it.
However, I do feel like it’s just a little too drying, so I do find it to look a little heavy on me, sadly.
Not that it’s too bad, but it is something to keep in mind.

But, overall I do think that this is a good concealer, and I do think a lot of people will enjoy this, but it does fall just a hint too short for me personally.

It’s available on lorealparisusa.com for 12.99$.

Review | Makeup Revolution Matte Base Powder

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This is what it says on the Makeup Revolution website:

Meet your next matte made in heaven with our latest addition to the Revolution powder family – Matte Base Powder. Designed with a team matte mantra in mind – because not everyone can do dewy! The perfect partner for Matte Base Foundation. Launching in 18 shades in a range of undertones, this weightless, silky-soft powder blends effortlessly into skin for a natural finish that will help to keep midday shine at bay.

Richly-pigmented, this weightless powder offers a matte solution for oily complexions, or for those who are team matte.

How to use:

Buff product onto prepped & primed skin with a powder brush for a medium veil-like coverage. For added coverage, apply over the top of your favourite shade of Matte Base Foundation for a perfectly matte and smooth finish. Keep oil at bay all day by applying on the go.

Cruelty-Free. Vegan.

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So, when it comes to mattifying powders, I actually prefer drugstore over high-end, so when I saw that Makeup Revolution had come out with this matte base powder, I got really excited.

Now, this powder, obviously claims to be mattifying, and this is one of the most mattifying powders I’ve ever tried.
It beats the Rimmel Stay Matte powder, which is my ride or die when it comes to anything mattifying, so I really like that.
However, I find that this powder can look very drying, and it can get a little heavy looking if you’re not careful when you apply it, so I recommend that you use a very light hand with this.

So, this also claims that it will keep your oils under control all day, but I don’t agree with that, ’cause I do have to touch up throughout the day, but it does keep me matte for a lot longer than other powders that I’ve used, and I don’t get as shiny as I normaly do when I’m using this, so I do think that this is a great powder for oil control, and especially during the summer months.

However, like I mentioned, this can make you look a little too dry, and because of that I don’t really like it as a touch-up powder, ’cause it does feel a little heavier when I re-apply it.
Of course, you can use it for touch-ups, but I’d recommend that you have some sort of setting spray on hand, just in case it looks a little too heavy.
And also, I would recommend that you stick to the colored shades, because the translucent one is very chalky, and it does leave a white cast on the skin, so I don’t like that one at all.

But, overall I do think that this is a great powder for those of you with oily or combination skin.
And for the price, I don’t think that you can go too wrong with it.

It’s available on RevolutionBeauty.com for 3£.

Review | Ofra Rose Makeup Fixer

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This is what it says on the Ofra website:

The toughest weather conditions are no match for this setting mist (we know we’re from sunny, humid, and rainy So Flo). This Limited Edition sweet rose-scented Makeup Fixer stays put while shielding your skin from harmful irritants for up to 12 hours. Made with Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, and Chamomilla Flower Extract, this setting mist keeps the skin feeling like skin.

(Before I get on with the review I’ve gotta say that I didn’t realize that this was Limited Edition when I got it, but, from what I’ve read on the Ofra website, all of the ingridients are the same in the original one, so the scent is the only difference I could find.)

So, I was in need of a new setting spray since I lost my Urban Decay All Nighter (my purse ate it..) so I figured I’d try something different this time.
Now, I can’t say that this is better than the All Nighter, but I actually think it’s a good alternative.
And It’s also a little less expencive, which I’m sure most of us appreciate.

Now, what I like about this setting spray is that it does all the things I think a setting spray should do.
It takes away the powdery look when I go a little too heavy-handed with my powders.
It does make my makeup stay in place throughout the day, and it feels very lightweight and refreshing on the skin.
The other thing I really like about this, as well as the All Nighter, is that it doesn’t make me too
matte, or too dewy, so I feel like this would work for most skintypes.

However, there are a few drawbacks with it.
So, first of all, I’m not a fan of the rose scent, so if you’re like me I would recommend getting the original one instead.
And the spray on this is quite agressive, so if you hold it too close to your face you will get too much product at once.
Now, I like to spray at a downward angle, so the mist gets a little lighter, and it works quite good when I do that, but I think that’s something to keep in mind if you’re interested in trying this out for yourself.
But, on the plus side, I haven’t noticed that it leaves those little spots on my face, so I don’t really worry too much about it.

So, overall I think that this is a good setting spray, and it gets the job done, but I’d wish the spray was less agressive than it is.

It’s available on the Ofra website for 20$.

Review | Morphe 9a&9b Eyeshadow Palettes

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This is what it says on the Morphe website:

These nine golden shades are sure to take you places, faux real. Crazy-creamy, powerfully pigmented, beyond-blendable eyeshadows perfect for some fun in the sun or some fake-it-til-you-make-it action. Choose your own color adventure. But one thing’s for sure; you’ll never run out of ways to turns heads.
(I can’t seem to find the 9b palette on the website, but, from what I’ve found on the other 9 shadow palettes, they all have the same claims.)

(9A swatches)

9a swatches

(9B swatches)

9b swatches

So, I’ve never tried Morphe shadows before, but since they’re all over social media, I figured I’d get a few palettes so I could give them a go.
But, to be completly honest I’ve gotta say that I’m quite underwhelmed with these shadows.
Especially the shimmer shades, ’cause they look very greasy on me after a few hours of weartime, and I’ve never had that happen to me with any other shimmer shadow I’ve used in the past.
So I find that very disappointing, especially since these shades are very beautiful, and wearable.
Now, I can’t speak for the single shadows, or any of the other palettes, but I assume that they use the same formula on those as well as these.
Of course, you could possibly use some sort of setting spray to wet your brush before applying the shimmer shades, but I, personally, feel like they should work alot better on their own.

Now, when it comes to the matte shades, on the other hand, I do like them alot better.
They blend so easily, and they’re very easy to build and work with, and I prefer shadows you can build up, not the ones that are very pigmented straight away. So I do think that they’re worth it, but I’ll stay away from the shimmer shadows, unfortunatly.

Now, when it comes to the highly-pigmented claim, I’m not so sure I completly agree.
Like I mentioned, the matte shades are very easy to build, but none of these shadows come across to me as highly-pigmented straight away.
But if you, like me, like to build up the color you’re working with, I don’t think that that’ll be an issue.

So, overall I’d recommend the matte Morphe shadows. But I can’t say that I’d recommend the shimmer/metallic ones.

The 9a palette is available at Morphe.com for 12$
The 9b palette is available at lookfantastic.com for 15.80$

Review | Figs&Rouge Pore Correcting Velvet Cream

Figs&Rouge Pore Correcting Velvet Cream

This is what it says on the Figs&Rouge website:

+ Innovative Pore perfecting formulation with a replenishing & hydrating matte effect
+ Brightening complex with Vitamins A,C & E helps restore natural radiance
+ Purifying & perfecting Salicylic Acid helps unclog & reduce pore size
+ Smoothing hyaluronic acid helps restore long – lasting vitality

VEGAN & CRUELTY FREE

Directions:
Blend onto T-Zone & over enlarged pore areas with finger-tips before applying Make-up.
Alternatively wear over moisturiser for a nude matte look.

So, I got this in a subscription box a few months ago, and I got very excited since I’m always in need of a good, mattifying/poreminimizing primer, but this does not impress me at all.

Now, it claims that it’s a pore perfecting formula, which to me, means somewhat poreminimizing, or at least a little blurring, but it doesn’t do anything for my pores, or fine lines.
It doesn’t blur or smooth at all for me, and that’s a huge drawback.
And when it comes to the mattifying claim, I can’t say that I agree with that either, because I got oily within a few hours, and I think it should keep my oils under control for, at least, a couple more.

However, this does say that you can use it over a moisturiser, so it might be better if you use it on a regular basis as a “skincare” product, but as a primer I wouldn’t recommend this if you have oily skin.

You can get this at figsandrouge.com for £35.

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