Tuesday, 12 June 2012

New Beauty Products

Oilatum Natural Repair Face Cream, £7.65 - After watching, Pixiwoo's YouTube tutorials for a year non-stop I've always been intrigued to try it as Nicola always recommends it for her dry skin. I also have dry skin and mild eczema on my face so I thought this would be great to use. I've only used it for a few days now but already I am seeing an improvement. I put this on morning and night and when I wake up in the morning my skin feels hydrated, refreshed and a LOT smoother. If my skin feels a little tight during the day I'll also pop on some more to keep it going till the evening.

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation, £25 - I've been using MAC Mineralize Satin Finish Foundation for some time now and it's got to the point where I really hate it and cannot bare to put it on my skin anymore. Because it's finish gives a, 'satin' effect it means that it's not matte - and I much prefer a matte finish especially with my foundation.  It gives a, 'dewy' look and even though I'm all for that, it leaves my skin feeling greasy and if my hair touches my face it also gets greasy - not a good look.
I came across this foundation during a photo-shoot I did for fun and the make-up artist used this on me. He recommended it to me and said it suited my skin tone well. I also loved the way it looked and felt. Again, Pixiwoo use this product in a lot of their tutorials and said it is great for people with pale skin. I do have pale skin and find it very tough to find a shade that looks natural on me for this reason. 
I went to Selfridges in London to get this so that the make-up artist could find a perfect match for me which she did. I'm really pleased with the results so far. It's just what I look for in a foundation. It's a medium coverage with a matte finish and doesn't look cakey at all. You can also buy Illamasqua foundations on their website or on ASOS, Debenhams and House of Fraser websites. 

Topshop Highlighter in, 'Sunbeam', £9 - I've been lusting over this product for a long time now. As you've probably seen from my previous posts, I am a teensy bit obsessed with highlighters. And this is my latest edition. It's different from any of the other highlighters I have purely because of the colour. This highlighter is in a powder form and has a gold shimmery colour. Perfect when complimenting a tan or bronzed look. I was also pleasantly surprised because the product is highly pigmented and for the price it gives the, MAC Mineralize Skin Finish products a run for their money.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir, £11 - I'm not really going to go too much in detail about this because it's been hyped about so much on so many blogs, I'm sure you don't really want to here about it again! It's a toner-slash-serum-slash-refreshing spray. I've been using a Simple Toner for a while now and it's nearly run out so I thought I'd buy the 30ml to try out. I used this for the first time yesterday by spraying a few pumps on to my face - I'm not even exaggerating when I say that it instantly made me feel more awake and refreshed, it actually scared me for a few seconds to be honest, (lol). It's filled with essential oils and plant active ingredients to smooth and tighten skin/pores and can be also used on top of make-up to set it. I haven't been using it long enough to tell you exactly what I think, but I am really intrigued to find out if it's any good.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in, 'Black Cherry', £7.49 - This was my first Revlon purchase ever. I've been trying to find a lovely dark purple lipstick with red undertones for some time but haven't had any luck and I didn't want to buy an expensive one just incase it didn't turn out as good as I'd expected. Saying that, I am loving the colour of this and it surprisingly lasts all day. The only thing I'd say is that it looks a lot better with a lip liner being applied as a base because it does easily smudge due to it having a sheen. 

Bio-Oil, (prices vary due to size) - I bought this because I wanted to get rid, or reduce, some scars and blemishes I have. I'm a bit skeptical as to whether it will work but I apply this twice a day and rub it in. It is quite expensive but I do like the way it smells and if it works it's definitely worth the money. 

Have you tried any of the products I have bought? Are they any good or not worth a re-purchase?


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