REVIEW; Some of my favourite products

Sleek blusher in Rose Gold// Mac studio fix powder foundation in NW20// Clinique lose powder// Real techniques stippling brush// Benefit Porefessional// YSL Touche eclat // Collection 2000 concealer.

1.// I was only really introduced personally to Sleek towards the end of 2012 - I had read loads of reviews but never bought anything because the sleek stand in my local superdrug was either really empty or really messy but I picked up this blusher at the clothes show and I really love it.
I normally wear very girly pink blusher but this is more a corally/pinky/gold shade. The pigments are lovely and it applies really nice and lasts all day too. I will be using sleek blusher's again :)

2.// The Studio Fix Mac Powder Foundation is a lovely foundation. I have combination skin - Its dry but I have a very oily T-zone so this powder foundation is great because I use my moisturiser and primer to moisten the skin and then apply this and it mattes the oily bits. It lasts all day and its easy to apply, I can apply more or less depending on what look I am going for. I think because its a powder it applies thin and looks more natural than using a liquid foundation. If you have read my blog before you will know that i struggle to apply liquid foundation and therefore stay away from it.

3.// I use the clinque loose powder when I'm having a shiny day. You don't actually need to use a setting powder with the Mac foundation but I do occasionally depending on what my skins like from day to day. I use it to add abit of brightness around the eyes too! I think everyone has a translucent powder that they must have and this is mine.

4.// The real techniques brushes are lovely, I only have two but I will be adding more to my collection. I really want a powder brush and new blusher brushes so i'll be buying these soon. The stippling brush is great with the powder foundation because it's the perfect size to swivel in the compact and then in rotating motions I use it to apply my foundation and it applies a nice thin layer. The brush is really easy to use and stops you using too much powder or losing any.

5.// POREFESSIONAL is one of my favourite products. My mom got me this bigger size tube from duty free and I use it every single day. Its amazing and does work making my skin a flat base to work and and it reduces my pores. I've just purchased the Laura Mercier primer that everyone raves about and i'll be reviewing and comparing it to this so keep an eye out for that.

6.// YSL Touche Eclat is a very overpriced product - its basically a concealer. It adds brightness around the eye area which is what I use it for. I've had this for a few months and its lasted really well. I've started to apply it over my foundation to just add brightness to the eyes. It's good and it does what I want it to but again its like £25 which is expensive compared to similar products that are out there .

7.// The number one blogger concealer! I use this all the time, I get loads of spots on my chin and use this as a cover up. Its abit dark for me now but it covers my spots which is what I need it for. I use it with my moisturiser or primer to create a layer that covers my spots.
do you use any of these products or can you recommend any to me?

1 comment

Anonymous said...

Really looking forward to your thoughts on the Laura Mercier primer as I've totally fallen out of love with Porefessional! I'd definitely recommend Topshop Brighten as an alternative to Touche Eclat as there's no point in paying out £25 when there's very similar products out there :)