Monday, 20 April 2015

Stay Matte Powder

I thought it was time to review my favourite powder: Stay Matte Pressed Powder by Rimmel. You can get it for just £3.99 from most drugstores.          

This powder is available in 6 different colours. This makes it the perfect powder for any skin tone. If you are unsure about which shade you use, I recommend that you try their transparent shade as it is just a clear powder. 

This powder is the ideal finish for your makeup look. It gets rid of any oily areas on your face and leaves your face looking matte but not cakey at all. It looks really natural and gives a very even coverage. This is a very easy product to apply and it definitely ensures that your makeup stays on all day. 

I'll be honest though, something that let me down about this product was the packaging. I find the lid cracks really easily. I've brought 3 of these powders before, 2 of which the lids had cracked by the time I brought them home. 

Another way I think this product could be improved, in my opinion, would be to add some sort of applicator. The only way you can apply it is by using a separate powder brush. I think it would be better, especially for travel, if you wouldn't have to buy a separate tool. I appreciate that it would drive up the price and some people simply prefer applying powder with a brush, but I think it would be nice to have the option. 

Overall, I would rate this product a 7/10, but it would be much higher if they made the packaging stronger. I would definitely recommend it to a friend and anyone who is looking for a good quality powder but for a low price. Thank you for reading, I will answer any questions in the comments xxx

Monday, 6 April 2015

Lasting Perfection Collection Concealer

Since every beauty guru ever seemed to rave about this particular concealer, I really wanted to see what all the hype was about. I didn't think it would be that good as it's one of the cheapest concealers out there. Oh, how wrong I was!

Lasting perfection in the shade "cool medium"

Lasting Perfection Concealer from Collection is available from drugstores at around £4.19, which is a very reasonable price. It's available in 4 shades: fair,cool medium, warm medium and dark. I picked it up in "cool medium" although I would say I'm probably more a fair shade (I just live in denial about how pale I am). 

You can't deny that this concealer does what it says on the package: it actually lasts. Personally, I find that the lasting power of this concealer is a few hours, but it obviously helps even more if you top it off with foundation and powder. 

I also thought that the coverage of it was quite good. I'll be honest, I've tried concealers that have covered my blemishes better, but this one does the job. It covers up any spots or circles I have pretty well. 

However I do feel like it could apply a bit more evenly. Especially under my eyes I usually have to apply a couple of layers so that it doesn't 'crack' like some concealers do. 

Overall this is a pretty good concealer, I would rate it a 7/10. I would also definitely recommend it to a friend. Thank you for reading, I will answer any questions in the comments.