So I haven’t done a blog in a week, due to many reasons, of which I will not bore you about…
But there was infact time to do some spontaneous online shopping!
I will just dive straight in.. here goes!
Since receiving them on Monday just gone, I have had the time to test the all out. Some more frequently than others.
L’Oréal Infallible Total Cover / Infallible 24hr Matte / Mattifying Base
I have long been an avid fan of L’Oréal makeup products ever since the ‘original’ True Match foundation came out many years ago.. and I have to say their foundations in general do not falter.
At the moment, since giving birth to my baby not long ago, my skin has become more shiner, so the need for a makeup that will stay put all day is ever needed.
I find that the 24hr Matte is true to my fair skin tone ( I am PALE), it does the trick, by not moving about, staying matte, and not looking at all ‘cakey’.
Turn to the NEW Total Cover and this is whole different ball game… O boy.
This claims to cover all kinds of skin issues, be it, blemishes, redness and tattoo’s without the heavy feeling.
If I am honest, it is okay, yes I am currently on day 3 of trying this foundation, and again using my blender or sponge to apply it. Good colour match too, so no tide lines around the jaw area.
It also certainly looks to stay put significantly longer than that of the 24hr Matte.
This is my 2nd attempt (I accidently threw the first one out) and trying the Mattifying Base out. You get a decent sized tube for your buck so a little goes a long way.
For years I have been faithful to the Maybelline Baby Skin Primer, which I love, so again, giving this one for a spin has been interesting. It is easy and simple to apply, over the bridge of my nose and forehead, it seems to keep my pores hidden away as if by magic, so for me this wins hands down!
Maybelline The Eraser Eye Concealer
For months and months now, this concealer has been stalking my Instagram, Blogger and YouTube feed, and it came to the point, where I knew I had to try this.
Like many others, the one thing that bothered me, and potentially put me off, was the sponge applicator of which the concealer comes through at the top.
I cannot be sure if I am so excited by this, as I find the colour is a bit ‘off’ for me. Considering this is in the shade Light, it is much darker than my current favourite ( Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer).
Plus the price for the amount your getting is much more dearer, compared to the Collection brand.
I will have to see how this one pans out for me over the next few weeks…
Batiste Dry Shampoo (Limited Edition ‘Naughty’)
LOVE LOVE LOVE Batiste.
Since falling pregnant last year and then having my son, my hair has become ever more limp, and voluminous, which for me, isn’t a great look. Especially when you have washed it within 2-3 hours, and then its looking gross again. Boo.
I do tend to find though, that it is incredibly chalky and does leave your hair with a grey tinge… So a little goes a long way… But never the less, it does what it says on the can. Cannot falter!
Lee Stafford Hair Growth Shampoo
So like I’ve mentioned above, my hair is limp, lifeless and not very voluminous. Plus whilst pregnant, I started to loose clumps of hair, which is petrifying.
This is quite pricey for the amount you get, but you do not need very much and the instructions recommend you pre wash your hair first, so its super wet, which makes this easier to lather.
Only time will tell if this is any good for me and my hair.
NYX Flawless Finish Blending Sponge
I have a few of these infamous sponges, so when I saw that NYX had brought one out too, I had to try it out.
Quite a small sponge compared to the other ones out there, but still good.
Shaped like a tear- drop with a round bottom, and on one side its a flat edge.
So far it does what its meant to do.
L’Oréal Le Blush in 120 Sandalwood Pink
Another blush to add to my collection. This one is also one of my favourites. I am not a fan of shimmery blushes, so these from L’Oréal always seem to tick the boxes.
Subtle shades of pink and muted browns complete the range, and comes complete with a compact mirror and mini brush- perfect if your on the go!