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Sunday 26 August 2012

Beautiful Barbie Blush

Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in Flushed
Good evening all! Hope you're having a fantastic weekend and have the bank holiday off work. I'm gonna spend mine doing some decorating and shopping which is always good :)

I seem to be a bit barbie-ish in my choice of makeup shades and am almost always drawn to the most ridiculously bright pretty pinks so when I spied this Revlon Photoready blush on a recent shopping trip I couldn't pass it by. I was worried it would be a bit clown-like but after a little swatcheroo I decided it was worth buying and trying properly

The colour looks more than a tad scary in the pot but it's very natural and subtle once it's been applied. It's easily blended to give a simple sheer wash of pretty, glowy pinkness as opposed to a yucky dark stripe of obvious makeup

Because the colour is so concentrated you only need the smallest dab of product for each cheek so I have no doubt that this will still be knocking around my makeup bag a year from now with barely a dent in it. The massive amount of product and the £7.99 price tag make this fantastic value... Though it's worth checking a few different stores cos it's available from Boots and Superdrug for £5.99 at the min

Of course being a cream product this doesn’t work well with powder. For my shiny skin a little setting powder is a must so I use the blush over a cream or liquid foundation and then set the whole look with some powder, which means that I really cant top up the blush throughout the day. The blush lasts well so this generally isn't a problem unless I'm out running marathons or going deep sea diving, which I do very rarely. And by rarely I mean never

Tuesday 21 August 2012

Top 10 foundations under a tenner

Good evening all. Long time, no blog :)

I've been kinda busy recently but I'm sure you dont wanna hear me ramble on about my tediously dull life so lets just get right to the point; cheap foundations! These are my top 10 that can be purchased for less than a tenner

I'm ignoring sale prices so although there are plenty of foundations with a few quid off that could technically make the list at the min - such as good old Revlon Colorstay, which is currently £9.99 in a few high street stores as opposed to the usual £12.99 - in the case of this blog post they just don't cut the mustard

Oh and on a bit of a side note have you noticed just how expensive "cheap drugstore foundations" have become recently? I can't help but scoff when I see some of them being sold at £14.29 a pop (yeah, you better hang your head in shame L'Oreal!) At that price I want someone with troweled-on makeup testing out the shades on me and giving me the hard sell. If it's good enough for the Clinique counter...

So my top 10 in no particular order are:
Collection 2000 Naturall Radiant £3.99
Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr £6.99
Maybelline Superstay 24hr £9.19
Max Factor Xperience £9.99
Maybelline dream Satin Liquid £7.99
Rimmel Match Perfection £8.99
Barry M Foundation Creme £6.19
Max Factor Panstik £6.99
Bourjois Healthy Skin £9.99
Maybelline Wonder Finish £6.19