Wednesday, 18 October 2017

e.l.f mineral infused primer




Hello loves!

E.l.f is a great affordable brand with amazing products! Searching for these hits however can be a daunting task.

I've yet to find a primer that really wows me and I'm starting to wonder if I ever will. For me I've never used a primer that has actually seemed to do anything it promises. Even though I'm beginning to doubt that primers are even necessary, I'm still trying them in hopes that one day I will find one that creates that flawless base for makeup application.

The elf mineral infused primer comes in a variety of different formulas. I picked up the clear one  as I wasn't really looking for anything in regards to special skin concerns.It's a silicone based primer so when applying it it feels very greasy on the skin but dries down quickly. 
I absolutely hate saying this but I didn't notice any difference in the way my base applied or how long my makeup lasted. Overall I feel like this did nothing. I feel like I was just adding another layer of product on my skin that I didn't need. 

Elf, you are a great brand but I was so disappointed in this primer. Especially after reading rave reviews about it.

What primer would you recommend?

Bri

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Friday, 13 October 2017

A/W - Top 5 Lipsticks




Hello loves!

I adore fall and winter. The season where dark vampy lips are always an acceptable choice.
Of course looking at the above photos it's obvious I'm all about my reds opposed to the ever popular berry shades. 

These are my most worn lipsticks this time of year although it doesn't really look like it, I promise you they are. I just own a ridiculous amount of lip products.

Three of them happen to be from the Rimmel Kate Moss range of lipsticks, two of which are in the matte formula. 

 

{left to right: Kate Moss Shade 10, Kate Moss Matte 107, Kate Moss Matte 111, MAC Russian Red, Lancome Red Stiletto}

Kate Moss Shade 10 -  A perfect red. While not completely matte I wouldn't say it's creamy either. I'd call this more of a semi matte finish. I've been wearing this one quite a lot in the past couple of weeks. The great thing about the Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks is how extremely affordable they are, retailing at about $6.99 CAD.

107 - If you haven't seen this particular color splashed across various beauty blogs, where have you been? Of course once I saw Zoella in this I had to have it, I adore her! 107 is a stunning dark berry color that is perfect for the fall. 

111 - Okay, I know this looks almost identical to shade 10 but this formula is matte and quite honestly I really don't need both but I love them both and will continue to use each of them.

MAC Russian Red - I've talked about this particular lipstick more than enough on my blog. I love it, it's by far one of my favorites in my collection.

Lancome Red Stiletto - This is the creamiest one in the bunch and again is just that perfect holiday red. I'll be honest and say this is the bottom of my top 5 mostly because I prefer a matte finish.


What's your favorite color to sport during Fall and Winter?

Bri


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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

MAC MSF




Oh hello loves!

MAC, the brand that seems to have taken a back seat over the years. I remember everyone was all about the MAC products and there were people who would verbally attack you god forbid you said anything poor about them.

I do think that now there are so many other amazing brands out there pumping out wonderfully innovative products at cheaper or similar price points as MAC which is why I believe  they're not as popular as they once were.

For me, I still adore the MAC lipsticks and their MSF natural powder in Light Plus. Anyone with dry skin knows that powders can be a scary game. 
This is the only powder I've tried thus far that doesn't cake or cling to those pesky dry patches. I use it as a setting powder just lightly dusted over my foundation and no matter what foundation I'm using at the time I've never had any issues. The best part it doesn't dry my skin out at all which is something I've never found in any other powder.

I'm still open to trying other powders but for now I must say MAC you have truly wowed me with this.


What do you use to set your foundation?

Bri

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Saturday, 23 September 2017

Garnier Clearly Brighter Moisturizer

 


 

Hello loves!

I'm always on the hunt for that holy grail moisturizer and unfortunately have yet to find it.
The Garnier Skin Active Clearly Brighter SPF 15 Daily Moisturizer while not a bad product at all fell short in terms of what I needed.    
It has an antioxidant complex of vitamin E & C which is used to help make the skin look more even toned and radiant. 
With winter well on it's way I need a much heavier formula as I found this to be a little lightweight for my parched skin. It worked well during the last of the summer months but again I wish it had a higher SPF. I believe you can buy this same moisturizer with SPF 30 which I just found out while looking at the Garnier website. 
In terms of my skin, I didn't notice a difference in the tone but it did give it a little bit of extra needed hydration. If you are sensitive to scents I would steer clear of this as it is heavily scented. I love the scent it smells like citrus and the smell alone helps to wake you up in the morning!
While not the holy grail I've been searching for I would pick it up again during summer as it was by no means a bad product.

What's your go to moisturizer for Winter?

Bri

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