Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation Review

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Hey everyone,

I don't know about you but I love trying new foundations. It doesn't matter how many I have in my collection, it's my favourite makeup product to test out. As I have quite oily skin, I love trying out foundations that claim to combat this, and are also long lasting. Today I am going to be reviewing the new Teint Idole Wear Foundation from Lancome* which was kindly gifted to me by their PR team.

Along with the foundation, I was sent the brush that works in conjunction with it, as well as a luminous primer. I have been testing the foundation out for a few weeks now to really gather my thoughts and give an honest review. What I love about this foundation is that it's available in 40 shades, making it easier than ever to find your perfect shade. I am in the shade 050 Beige Ambre which has a nice olive undertone. For reference I am NC42 in MAC.

The foundation claims to provide: 
  • Long lasting full coverage without feeling cakey, leaving the skin feeling comfortable all day
  •  Great staying power, their 24 hour foundation allows you to go out and be your best without needing to retouch on the go. 
  • Teint Idole Ultra Wear is also transfer free and smudge free, giving you confidence to carry on with your day

A photo of me wearing the foundation on holiday! (Shade 050 Beige Ambre)

The packaging comes in a standard 30ml luxurious translucent glass bottle, which I think looks really nice. I took it on holiday with me recently and had no problems with it breaking. It also comes with a pump which makes it easier to use without wasting any product.

After testing out this foundation, I can honestly say it is one of my current favourites! The finish is matte without looking dull or cakey on the skin, and the formula is really nice. There is no noticeable scent to it which I personally prefer. I have worn the foundation for 8 hours without having to touch up which is pretty impressive. I do think the type of primer you wear underneath also has an effect on the overall wear of the foundation too. 

The only thing I noticed is I have to set it otherwise it is transferable, which isn't a big deal as I always set my foundation. #oilygirlproblems. The foundation currently retails for £31.50. Get tested in store to find your perfect match.

Have you tried this foundation? Let me know your thoughts in the comments. What's your current favourite foundation?

Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette Review

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Hey everyone!

I hope you've had a fabulous week so far. As some of you may know from watching my YouTube videos, I love buying new makeup releases and trying out new products, especially if they are heavily raved about through the blogosphere or YouTube.

The product I am going to review today was something I wasn't initially going to buy as it is quite expensive for a makeup palette, but after seeing so many positive reviews I gave in! It's the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette.

Firstly, the packaging is stunning. The paper slide features a close up of Huda's eye's, where she's wearing a gold metallic eyeshadow (most likely from the palette). The eyeshadow palette is made from cardboard and plastic and doesn't have a mirror - which I personally prefer as I have so many eyeshadow palettes that have mirrors and it also makes the packaging a little less bulky and lightweight.

All of the eyeshadows are extremely pigmented. I really couldn't wait to use the palette before taking photos, apologies for that! The matte shadows are gorgeous and are not chalky at all, they are so nice and buttery. The textured eyeshadows are amazing, I apply them with my fingers for the best result and they last all day on my eyelids. I can't even pick one shade as my favourite as they are all so beautiful! This is definitely my favourite palette at the moment as it's so versatile and you can create so many looks from it.

Overall, I would say it is definitely worth the price of £56 for 18 eyeshadows - which works out at just over £3 per eyeshadow. If you are looking for a palette to make a range of creative looks from, I would highly recommend you check this out! I got mine from Cult Beauty.

Have you tried out the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette? Let me know in the comments.

Barry M Matte Me Up Liquid Lip Paints Review

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Hey everyone,

I'm back! I got a new camera which I am completely obsessed with and hoping to get more fashion posts done in the near future. Today I am doing a review on the new matte me up liquid lip paints by Barry M. Barry M is one of the best high street beauty brands in my opinion. I love their lip liners, lipsticks and nail paints, so I was super excited when they announced they were going to join the trend of liquid lipsticks and couldn't wait to try some of them out.

They have 5 staple shades available: Embellish (a deep purple), Paparazzi (a cherry red), Pop up (a strawberry red), Minimalist (light pinky nude) and On the Scene (medium peachy nude). They also have 3 lip kits which come with a lip paint and lip liner in Go to Nude, Pose Pink and Runway Berry.
From left to right: Pop Up, Paparazzi, Minimalist & On the Scene

The shades I picked up were Paparazzi, Pop up, Minimalist and On the Scene - which I got 2 of to give one to my sister. They currently retail for £4.99 each however, Superdrug had a special offer on their website where you could buy 5 for £15 and get a free contour kit which I thought was a nice deal.
                                                                          On the Scene, Minimalist, Pop up & Paparazzi

The liquid lip paints come in a gorgeous travel friendly plastic casing with a standard doe-foot applicator.

They have a non-drying formula and they apply super light and liquidy; they do take a while to dry so you have plenty of time to get a nice even coverage on the lips. The finish is super matte and kiss-proof and does not flake or peel throughout wear or if you want to top up. 

I am very impressed with these lip paints! I would say they are on par with high end liquid lipsticks. They are extremely long lasting, opaque and have a nice subtle vanilla scent to them. They are very comparable to the Kylie Jenner liquid lipsticks and for the price point, I would definitely say these are better.
wearing 'on the scene' liquid matte lip paint

I haven't got round to using all the shades but I will update this post as and when I do. So far, my favourites are On the Scene and Pop up. I love On the Scene because it's an everyday nude for my skintone (for reference, I am an NC42 in MAC). If you're paler, this will probably look more like a nude brown which is equally beautiful. 

I would definitely check out Superdrug if you are interested in purchasing one of these amazing liquid lip paints! They always have offers on so it's worth checking out the website.

Have you tried out these liquid lipsticks? Let me know in the comments! Also, let me know what you're favourite liquid lipstick brand is.

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