Beauty Haul / Reviews

P3160866.jpgI’ve recently run quite low on a few products and decided to try some new products out so I went in town last weekend and had a mini shopping spree. I thought I’d try some of the products for you too so I could write a little review on a couple of them…

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No7 Airbrush Away Pore Minimising Primer – £16.50

This Primer glides on really well, I have struggled to find a primer that I like recently. So far the ones that I have tried seem to bobble up on my face when I apply my foundation and I end up with tiny balls of primer, concealer and foundation dotted around my face. However this primer spreads evenly across my face without bobbling up, it feels more like a moisturiser than a primer on my hands as ones I’ve previously tried have more of a dry feel to them. The more I rub it in it feels as though it soaks into my skin more whereas others clump up and come back off my skin.

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Wunderbrow in Brunette – £19.95

I’ve always used an eyebrow pencil so was quite nervous to use this for the first time however it’s so easy to apply. Easier than I thought it would be! First you apply the liquid using the brush in the lid (you may want to apply this quite thinly as I put a little too much product on the first time and my eyebrows felt quite thick and clumpy) and then you brush through them with the fibre brush that comes with it which you can see above, and you’re done! I can tell that this product is going to last me a really long time.

No7 Beautiful Eyebrow Kit in Light – £12.95

This kit isn’t quite as quick as wunderbrow however it’s still quick to apply. In the kit you have the wax, which you start with by covering your eyebrows in, and then the two shades of brown for you to build up your preferred colour, which you apply after the wax. To complete your brows there’s the cream highlighter for you to apply under the arch of your brow. A miniature double sided angle brush and fibre brush come with the set which makes it easy to apply on the go and they are actually really easy to use despite them being tiny.

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Max Factor Mastertouch Concealer in 303 IVORY – £8.99

This concealer seems to be a lot better at covering dark under eye circles than blemishes however it does still help to conceal them a little. After previously using a MAC concealer I love how light this one is, it doesn’t stick to the creases under my eyes like the MAC concealer did. Which keeps my eyes looking fresh throughout the day and wears a lot longer. Unfortunately I couldn’t find this concealer pen anywhere online so I’ve added a link below of a replacement that comes up when I search for this concealer.

Max Factor Facefinity Compact Foundation in Porcelain – £10.99

I’m not sure why this is  labeled as a foundation and I didn’t even realise that it was until I came to write this post, I was recommended it as a powder at the Max Factor counter and it definitely goes on as a powder. It isn’t very heavy either. I think it feels lighter than the L’Oreal BB Powder, but i’m not sure that it makes my skin quite as matte or stays shine free for quite as long.

L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique BB Powder in Light and Medium – £6.99

So far I think this is my favourite powder, I have fairly oily skin and couldn’t imagine not applying powder after foundation I just don’t understand how people can do it! I use the light under my eyes and to set the foundation/concealer over any blemishes with a small brush and then go over my entire face with the medium using a big powder brush.

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Lovely Pink

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Lovely Pink – £8.99

Previously I bought this blush in the shade Seductive Pink however this time I wanted a bit more of a shimmer which this shade does provide, it’s a little lighter and more natural looking with the added shimmer. However if you prefer a more matte look Seductive Pink might be a better choice although there are even more shades in this blusher. I always apply powders and blushers/bronzers with a (separate for each) brush, I think this helps to distribute the colour more evenly and helps it to blend in rather than having a block of colour sat on your face.

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Star Dust Pink | Simply Nude

Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick in shade Simply Nude – £7.99

Most of the lipsticks that I own are from the Max Factor Colour Elixir collection, I find that the colour stays really well and they don’t dry out your lips like some others do and they’re so well priced for a lipstick that lasts for so long. I tend to stick to similar peachy/pink/nude lipstick colours and reds for going out. I had been looking for something a little more subtle and after trying every shade the Max Factor counter had on my hand I decided on this one. Summer isn’t too far away and this shade will be perfect to wear during the day.

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Max Factor Glossfinity Nail Polish in Pinked – £5.99 | Rimmel London 60 seconds by Rita Ora in Peachella – £2.99

I love peachy/coral coloured nail polishes, they go with every outfit and look perfect in spring and summer. The Rimmel London polish did seem to last a little longer than the Max Factor before chipping. Both went on really well, as new polishes do, with thick colour rather than streaky and thin. You’ll still need two coats of either of the polishes.

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If you’d like a more detailed review about any of these products let me know in the comments below.

 

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2 Comments

    • March 18, 2016 / 10:46 am

      Thank you! Their make up is brilliant isn’t it!

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