Last week, I spent some time browsing the make-up counters in Boots as I really fancied checking out the new Spring time offerings. Boots had a ‘3 for 2’ deal on and I ended up picking up various new make-up items. I got some products from ranges I have tried before and other items which are new to me.
I am planning on writing more detailed posts on each of these items in the coming weeks once I have had a chance to try them out. Look out for posts coming soon!
In January, I was doing some intensive lecturing work and as part of that, I wanted my make-up to last well across the day. I found some products within my existing make-up collection – and some new products – to be extremely long wearing. Some of them also enabled me to skip parts of my usual make-up routine. I thought it would be fun to put together a post on these products. I might also try and do some more detailed posts on each product as well so let me know if that is something you would like to see!
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QVC UK started selling IT Cosmetics last year and since then, I have been eager to try out some of their products. As of last week, QVC UK started selling the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream as part of a special 4 piece collection. I’ve heard a lot of great things about this product (Emilynoel83 loves it), along with the other items in the collection, and so I couldn’t resist ordering it for myself. The collection was also available last weekend for a ‘Today’s Special Value’ deal of £47.89, rather than £65, as part of QVC UK’s Beauty Weekend. So I just had to get it!
I thought I’d do a post showing what the collection looks like and giving a quick overview of the products inside. I’ve just received the set and not yet had a chance to play around with the products. I might do a few other posts providing more information on what I think of the products once I’ve used them and more detailed product pictures (let me know in the comments section if you would like to see these types of posts).
I’ve been looking for a new colourless setting powder for quite a long time now. EmilyNoel83 (I love watching her YouTube videos) uploaded a video a few months ago featuring her favourite natural face powders. The Too Faced Primed and Poreless Powder was given a mention and I thought, ‘Why not try it?’.
I tried the powder over a foundation which I love but doesn’t have great staying power (I usually need a touch-up mid-morning) and wow!!! After applying my make-up early in the morning (around 7:15am), I didn’t feel the need for any powder touch-ups until later in the afternoon around 4pm. That’s right – 4pm!!!
When I’m on holiday, I like my make-up to be effortless and easy. I like to look polished and nicely presented but I don’t want to have to spend much time getting ready. When I’m visiting warmer climates, I also like my make-up to be very light and fresh; I prefer not to have much on my face at all. Over the years, I’ve managed to whittle down my holiday make-up bag to those products that I know I will use.
I thought it would be fun to do a post featuring those products, as I know how hard it can be to leave products behind when you are a make-up lover! This post features my favourite face, eye and lip products for taking on holiday.
Today, I am going to introduce you to my favourite concealer: Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer! I likely wouldn’t have tried this product, had I not received a free sample with a make-up order from Debenhams. I’m really glad I got to try it, as I absolutely loved it and went on to buy a full-size version.
Today I am going to introduce you to my go-to face product: Revlon Colourstay Pressed Powder. I’ve been using this product for years and even though new products come on the market, I have continued to purchase this powder.The powder is extremely fine, silky and lightweight in texture. You can use this product for evening out your skin tone, minimising shine or setting liquid foundation.
Front of Revlon Colourstay Pressed Powder compact
Underside of Revlon Colourstay Pressed Powder compact