Face

Fix + Pinklite

January 01, 2020

PRODUCT REVIEW (CHD)
Brand: @maccosmeticsuk 
Product name: Mac Fix+ in ‘Pinklite’ 
Price: £19.00
Place of purchase: MAC instore 
Hair type/ skin type: sensitive/ eczema prone 
Special features: Fix + with added liquid highlighting solution 
Findings: so Mac’s fix+ skin refresher spray or primer/ setting spray has a been a staple in most of our makeup collections. It successfully refreshes and adds moisture to your skin , before, during and after applying makeup. In particular it makes full coverage powders on the face look more ‘skin- like ‘ rather than ‘cakey’ or ‘powdery’. Personally, I hate that , which is why I appreciate fix+ so much. It has also been known to accentuate pigments and highlighters applied to the, by making them pop, due to the combination of the two. The Original fix + worked well with pigmented powders, but the newer edition ‘Pinklite and ‘Goldlite’ Fix+, aim to give you that instant glam glow to your skin. The ‘Pinklite’ has a added highlighting/ strobing solution, if you shake the bottle, you can actually see the solution moving throughout the bottle. The bottle has a small ball in it, to shake up the solution , so that it moves the product around , and distributes evenly across the face. I personally really like it, but I’m currently loving the Scented Fix + in rose at the moment. I’d recommend the original Fix+ for anyone who has sensitive skin, because has less potential irritants than the Pinklite and Goldlite Fix+. Although I have sensitive and eczema prone skin, I didn’t suffer from any irritations at all. 
Suggestions: works well with the Mac extra dimension highlighter in ‘ Oh Darling’ or ‘Whisper of guilt’ . The combination of the two will have your highlight poppin! 
Rating: 8.5/10 

Prolongwear concealar

January 01, 2020

COMING SOON

Mac Skin Base

January 01, 2020

COMING SOON

MAC Mineralize highlighter in ' Soft and Gentle'

May 14, 2018

Brand: Mac @maccosmetics @maccosmeticsuk 
Product name: Mac mineralise skinfinish highlighter 'Soft and gentle'
Place of purchase: Mac instore Price: £24.50
Findings: This highlighter is super popular and there's good reasoning for it. It provides an amazingly luminous and vibrant yet it's subtle enough to make your skin seem naturally gorgeous and glowing. Upon application, providing you wear a primer and apply with a suitable brush, it doesn't have a powdery appearance. Easy to blend and long lasting, it will soon be one of the staples in your collection. £24.50 may seem like a heft price., but it actually lasts a long time, usually it last for around 3-4 months before you need to replace it. This is also from the mineralise collection, which has essentials skin complementing minerals like vitamin E, it's nice to know your skin in been cared for too. X Also, there are other popular shades , 'Cheeky bronze' /Global glow' / Gold deposit for darker skin tones. Bae watch 💕
Suggestions:Applies nice and evenly with a fan brush. Use a primer to have it sit better on fresh and well moisturised skin. Use a setting spray or fix+ to intensify the glow and have it set nicely. 
Rating:10/10

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MAC Studio fix pwd

May 14, 2018

Brand: @maccosmetics @maccosmeticsuk 
Product name: Mac studio fix power in NC42
Place of purchase: Mac instore 
Price: £23.40
Skin type:Tested on sensitive skin 
Proposed features: -Long wearing / reduces appearance of pores/ Controls oils / non- caking /stay true colours / smooth appearance/ matte medium to full coverage/ velvety finish. 
Findings:This was actually my first ever type of foundation. As you guys know, I have sensitive skin,so I was quite resistant to try liquid foundation, when I first starting wearing makeup .It really is long wearing, so long as you use a primer. It reduces the appearance of pores and it's ideal for oily skin as it will mattify the skin .Some powders can leave your skin looking dry and 'cakey' , but for for me this has a really nice , smooth and 'airbrushed look on my skin. It is available in a wide range of shades and it provides a medium to full coverage. I often use this under my eyes,to set my concealer (prolongwear concealer,to reduce creasing under the eye. On a casual day, I can wear this alone and rock a natural look and my skin looks just as good as when I'm wearing my studio waterweight foundation. It feels lightweight in the skin and it something that I can apply before going to the gym, if I didn't want to go with a bare face. It comes with in compact case with a mirror and a sponge. It's definitely an essential in my makeup bag. 💕
Suggestions: Use the Mac skin base primer before hand, but be sure to let the primer absorb properly first. 
Rating: 10/10
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Fenty Beauty Matchstick in 'Starstruck'

May 25, 2018


PRODUCT REVIEW👇🏽
Brand: @fentybeauty 
Product name: Fenty Beauty matchstick shimmer skinstick in 'Starstruck' 
Place of purchase: @harveynichols(London) 
Price: £21.00
Findings: I'm in love with this shimmer skinstick. It's quite simular to my usual ' soft and gentle highlighter from Mac , except this shimmerstick is cream based. I prefer a subtle highlight , so this is absolutely my makeup style, for every day use. I really like the way this applies to the skin. Initially when you apply this in your hand, it appears a little chalky, but It looks amazing so long as you apply it strategically. I applied my Fenty pro filter foundation and then I dabbed the stick on my cheek bones and then patted gently with my finger to get a natural, subtle yet glamorous glow. I also use this under my brow bones and down the centre of my nose. Again, the packing and container design has a luxury feel to it, and it's magnetic . I'd really like to get a darker matchstick shade,so that I can contour with the darker shade and highlight with this. It's appears as a Rose gold like colour, that really compliments my skintone. I reckon this will be one of regular Highlighters from now on. ( swipe left if you want to see how it looks when you apply it ) 
Rating: 10/10 👌
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Fenty Beauty Pro Filter Foundation

May 25, 2018

PRODUCT REVIEW👇🏽
Brand: @fentybeauty 
Product name: Fenty beauty pro filter foundation 
Proposed features: 
Soft 🔲matte🔲 longwearing🔲
Place of Purchase: @harveynichols 
Price: £26.00
Skin type: Tested on a sensitive skin type 
Findings: So when it came to foundation, I decided to go into the @harveynicholsstore in London and get matched.I was very surprised at how much I liked it.I was shocked that it was watery, but I totally love a watery foundation . I currently use the Mac studio waterweight foundation, which is very watery, light and natural, which is exactly what I like.I absolutely hate heavy/ cakey foundations,)I'll only wear them for a photoshoot or special event). Even though it is watery initially, you have to apply pretty fast ,because it dries fairly quickly,with a matte finish. Once it's dry, it feels soft ,as if it's your actual skin. I applied my foundation with a Mac 159 brush only, but Id recommend using a sponge aswell.It has an amazing medium to full coverage. It has a little more coverage, than I'm used to wearing on a daily basis, but it is longwearing, and it would carry you through to the evening, when you might want to go out with girls. So that's handy👍🏽
Compared to my usual Mac foundation,this foundation has a better coverage, it's £1 less in price and it has an extra 2ml .💥👏🏽
This range also came out with 40 shades , including a really diverse selection for darker skin tones, and I hear, it even includes shades light enough for someone with an albino skin complexion.. so let's clapp for that 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
It made my skin look flawless yet natural. When it came it removing it, It came of easily enough without redness or irritation on my sensitive skin. The colour match was very accurate to my skin tone, it does everything it says on the bottle. Like I said, it has a little more coverage than I like on a day basis, so just for that personal reasoning, I give it a 9.5/10 
Rating: 9.5/10
Questions ?? 👇🏽
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MAC Prolongwear concealer

May 14, 2018

PRODUCT REVIEW👇🏽
Brand: @maccosmeticsuk 
Product name: Mac prolongwear concealer in NC42 
Place of purchase: Mac instore 
Price: £18.00 for 9ml
Proposed features: - longwearing🔲 water resistant 🔲 transfer resistant 🔲 lightweight🔲 smoother/ flawless looking finish🔲 suitable for all skin types🔲
Findings: Im still not really sure if I like this product to be honest. What I find is that longwearing products tend to be harsh on sensitive skin. Skin always feel drier after using this. By all mean, it does last all day, it's very long lasting.it is water resistant and transfer resistant , which is excellent. I wouldn't say it's lifht weight, because ive definitely had lighter and it's medium to full coverage, which is what most people want.. but I guess I've come to the conclusion that I'm just not a big fan of it. I really don't like the dry feeling on my face, when I take it off ( Even when I wear a primer). I had been using this to conceal my brows, which worked well and under my eyes .. ( it cocealed dark circles well , but wrinkles ..it didn't help . Once I applied a power over it, it looked much better ( and I really don't have many wrinkles ) I would agree, that it does leave your skin with a smooth looking and flawless looking-finish upon application, but no 😖. I don't agree that it's good for all skin types. I'd say oily or combination skin ... go ahead .. sensitive or dry skin 😵💀
I've heard really amazing things about this product, and it has great features, but it's not for me. 
If anyone has any concealer recommendations for me, on sensitiveans dry skin... I'd love some advice. 😘😘
Rating : 7/10

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ARMANI LUMINOUS SILK FOUNDATION

May 14, 2018

PRODUCT REVIEW 👇🏽
Brand: @georgioarmani @armanibeauty 
Product name: Georgio Armani luminous silk foundation (625)
Place of purchase: @harveynichols in Knightsbridge 
Price: £40.00
Skin type : sensitive and dry on occasion.
Findings: I honestly really love this foundation 😍. Everyone knows that Mac waterweight foundation is my favourite, but now that no.1 position is being compromised. It's medium to full coverage.Its Super light on the skin and it leaves your skin looking and feeling super soft, literally silky soft. My skin just agreed with it, and make it look flawless. It lasts throughout the day, and as a sensitive skin suffered, I have no irritations or dryness upon removal. I applied my mac skin base primer and I refresh throughout the day with Mac fix + spray. 
When I bought it, I did notice that the shade range wasn't very big or varied .. so I'm not sure how easy it will be for all shades to be matched correctly. I was matched by a lovely lady, to the shade 625. 
Also , the Armani skincare, has anyone tried that Prima balm??? I'll be going back for it . 😻

If anyone has any questions before you buy, just comment below 👇🏽
Suggestions: to Prime - Mac skin base primer 
To refresh- Mac fix+ primer 
To apply - I'd recommend using a oval brush , works really well 
Rating: 10/10 
#georgioarmani #loreal #lorealcosmetics#foundation #mediumtofullcoverage#flawlessskin #luminoussilkfoundation#dueyskin #luxury

YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer

May 14, 2018

Brand: @yslbeauty 
Product name:YSL touché eclat blur primer 
Place of purchase: @gatwickairport duty free 
Price: £29.50 but I got it for about 22.00 at dury free 
Skin type: sensitive skin, and eczema prone
Findings: This luxe looking primer had me hooked from the moment I saw it... it was live at first sight😍... although I did wonder whether the primer itself was as lush as the packaging.... and It’s a really great primer. When you apply it it’s super silky on the skin,and it has these small gold specs in yet that make your skin look positively glowing darling 👸. For someone who has sensitive skin, I thought it would irritate me but it didn’t. I wouldn’t recommend this primer for someone with oily skin though.. I reckon it would make you oiler because it’s like a gel. It claims to blur fine lines, even skin tone and blur pores. I noticed a difference with my pores and skin tone, and I felt like it approved the appearance of my pores and skin tone, which was a really nice touch. In regards to blurring fines lines, I don’t have many at all, so this is something I’d have to test on one of my relative. In general though, it’s a great primer, super silky, makes your skin glowing and healthy looking and it really sets the skin nicely before applying your foundation. It improves the appearance of pores and skintone and I’d say it’s worth the money
Suggestions: I’d recommend using this with a YSL foundation , I used this with my fav foundation.. which is he Armani luminous silk foundation, and it didn’t very well on it . I gave it a 9/10 because it may be one of this primers you can’t mix with any brand 
If you wanna know more , just ask me 👇🏽
Rating: 9/10

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water

May 25, 2018

PRODUCT REVIEW 👇🏽Brand: @smashboxcosmeticsuk@esteelauderuk 
Product name:Smashbox photo finish primer water 
Place of purchase: @smashboxcosmeticsukonline 
Price: £22.00
Skin type: sensitive, dry and eczema prone 
Findings: I flipping love this, it’s right up there with fix + from @maccosmeticsuk. My girl @ebony_natural_curls recommend this to me,thanks girl 👋🏽💕. So, can we just commment on how you can use this as a primer, setting spray and a refresher...To prime your skin before makeup , set it after makeup and refresh through the day 👏🏽👏🏽. So it supposedly has electrolytes in it , which aims to: - hydrate the skin - prime the skin so that you have a beautiful soft and moisturised base to apply your makeup onto. Also it aims to - revitalise complexion to boost radiance. I can confirm that, it’s super hydrating on the skin, I have dry , sensitive and eczema prone skin, and I had NO IRRITATIONS and 100% moisture infusion. It’s actually lush.🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽. I can confirm that it primes he skin nicely, however I will continue using my @maccosmeticsuk skin base primer, because I like a thicker, creamier primer shield, as I have dry / eczema prone skin and I can confirm that this gives you the most gorgeous complextion boost,because of how moisturising it is and probably due to the electrolytes . It’s worth it, I just think skin is everything, and your makeup looks so much better when your skin looks good and healthy. It’s great at making your powder look more natural / skinlike and not ‘cakey’ and it intensifies your eyeshadow, pigment and highlighter like fix+ does. Really impressed, I really didn’t think I’d find anything as good as Mac’s fix+. Suggestions: use to prime, set and refresh through the day, carry in your handbag if you like ☺️. Personally I like to use a think creamy primer before applying my makeup, as I have dry skin, but I’d still use this mainly to set and refresh. 
Rating: 10/10 ( nothing bad to say about it) 
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YSL Touche Eclat illuminating highlighter

May 25, 2018

PRODUCT REVIEW 👇🏽Brand: @yslbeauty 
Product name: YSL radiant touch touché eclat Illuminator
Place of purchase: @gatwickairport
Price: around £21( duty free) 
Skin type: Sensitive, dry and eczema prone 
Findings: So.. this may have been the most talked about product of last year...so I had to try it of course. Let’s start with the packaging, super gorgeous😍😍😍. You click button at the bottom and the formula is released through the brush fibres,I love this it ,super convenient and it applies really well.The product aims to illuminate and highlight, and it does this well. It’s also works well to conceal around the eyebrows👍🏽. I have to agree that the colour chart isn’t very varied.. I don’t know how easy it would be to find your shade... this could be improved upon in the future maybe. When you apply it, it’s super nice , but you have to sponge it down quickly to avoid it looking chalky. For sensitive skin sufferers like myself, it didn’t sit as comfortably on my skin as my usual concealer/ highlight tool, which is the @maccosmeticsukperfecting stick. I can see why many people like it, but for now, I’ll keep playing around with this, and see if I’m missing some of its greatness .. it was awarded a best beauty award by @stylistmagazine in 2016.. maybe I’m using it wrong..maybe I was given the wrong shade too...
What did you guys think of it?
Maybe I’ll post a video so you guys can see how it looks on me 🤔
Suggestions: Be sure to prep the skin nicely before applying. I also recommend the YSL blur primer, as I works nicely with this. Use a sponge to sponge it down after applying. Maybe you guys have some suggestions? 
Rating: 7.5/10 
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Studio Fix Perfecting Stick in NC42

May 25, 2018

Brand: @maccosmeticsuk @maccosmetics 
Product name: Mac studio fix perfecting stick 
in NC42 
Place of purchase: 
@maccosmetics instore 
Price:£16.50
Skin type:Sensitive, dry and eczema prone skin. 
Findings: This may be the most ‘undercover’😎 concealer ever, but I actually love it. It’s a creamy, twist up conecelar, with a rounded edge so that you can get under those eyes. Super easy to blend, and covers well. If I ever need a little extra coverage I will add a little studio fix powder over this, once it has been fully blended out and dried. I really only use use it for my dark circles, and you know ... it isn’t the best coverage you can ever get, but personally I don’t have really bad dark circles, so it works well for me. (The coverage is buildable if necessary though) 
It looks so natural when it’s blended out properly,and applied to moisturised and prepped skin. It’s portable and mess free ...I mean what more could you ask for? ...I have used Mac’s prolongwear concealer, which has a better coverage , however, I wouldn’t say that it is the best concealer for sensitive skin like mine. The perfecting stick is hydrating, it doesn’t dry out my skin at all. To get rid of the creasing, you’ll need to add a few swipes of powder, maybe studio fix powder over it, to get rid of creasing and get a better coverage. Really impressed, this has been my go to concealer for a while now . 
Suggestions: apply directly and pat and blend in with a sponge.once it’s dry and settled . Swipe a bit of studio fix powder to get rid of creasing and gain a better coverage. 
Rating: 10/10

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Studio Fix Perfecting Powder ( MD Dark)

May 25, 2018

PRODUCT REVIEW 👇🏽
Brand: @maccosmeticsuk 
Product name: Mac Studio fix perfecting powder 
Place of purchase: 
Mac Online 
Price: £22.50 
Skin type: Sensitive, dry and eczema prone skin 
Findings: I have strong feelings for this face powder 😍. It’s a super sheer powder, that can be used to set your foundation. It’s comfortable and light on the skin. I had no irritations , it feels like you have nothing on. It’s a loose powder, but it’s incased with a sieve -like panel over the powder, so that it doesn’t make a mess! .. aaah it just gorgeous 🤩
It has the skin looking like you never had any pores to begin with. It’s velvety smooth on the skin , and it just feels like a good quality powder . I apply all over the face, with a mac 137 brush. I use a lightweight , dewy finish foundation, so this adds more coverage and provides a matte finish, without it feeling drying or heavy on the skin .Suggestions: apply with a large fluffy brush, after applying foundation. I use a fluffy 137 Mac brush and I use low coverage foundation ,I use the Mac waterweight foundation underneath.It’s sets my makeup well,so it lasts longer! 
I’m not one to wear a heavy foundation, unless I have an event or something. 🙅🏽‍♀️⚡️
Rating: 10/10
It’s just Lush ! 😎✨
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Rimmel Natural Bronzer

May 25, 2018

Brand: @rimmellondonuk 
Product name: Rimmel natural bronzer (waterproof with spf 15) 
Place of purchase: 
This was actually a gift, but it is available at @superdrugloves Price: £5.99
Findings: So I wa sreally suprised by this bronzer. I recently decided to try out some drugstore brands again, and so I thought... why not. So my usual bronzing powder is thr max mineralise skinfinish powder in ‘ Give me sun’ , which is marked at £25.50 and this one is £5.99.. so it is a considerable price difference. However for me, I’ll pay up💰, so long as it’s works. This bronzer applied really well, with a high end brush . It was super natural, yet added a decent colour and warmth to my face. Personally, I prefer a deep powder contour 💥 .. I won’t lie.... and the Mac one is great from that. It lasted for a decent amount of time, but even with a bronzer it didn’t last as long as my Mac one. However on the whole, it’s not a bad product . It didn’t abuse me break out, and it came off with a makeup wipe nice and easy. It was super lightweight and it didn’t rub off my phone like my Mac one does 🤣🤣💥. Honestly ,it’s a Decent bronzer , probably best for People who like super natural makeup, and just wanna warm up the edges of the face a little bit.Personally I’m gonna stick to my mac mineralize skjnfinish in ‘ Give me sun’✨. I have yet to find something that beats it . Any recommendations ? 
Suggestions: use a good primer underneath, so that it stays in for longer and I think the brush that is used is very important, because it has a lot to do with how evenly blended and flawless it will look on your skin. 
Rating:6.5/10
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Fenty Beauty Matchstick in 'Mocha'

May 25, 2018

Brand: @fentybeauty 
Product name: Fenty beauty matchstick in ‘Mocha’
Place of purchase: 
@harveynichols in Knightsbridge (Shoutout to my best girls Avia and @leoniexleox For waiting in line for an hour to buy this for my birthday back in Sep.. love you guys💋) Price: £21.00 
Skin type: sensitive, dry and eczema prone skin 
Findings: I don’t remember how I was highlighting and contouring before this came into my life. I use the matchstick in ‘ Mocha’ to contour and the matchstick in ‘Starstruck’ to highlight. I’m someone that likes a deep contour and as I’m quite pale. I like a nice bronze around the edges of my face to warm me up. I’m not really a blush kinda girl, because It makes me look too young.These matchsticks though😍...they’re creamy, but they dry matte, they blend super easily. I use a contour brush to blend ‘mocha’ and I dab ‘ Starstruck ‘ on my cheekbones with my fingers. They’re lightweight, great on sensitive skin / dry skin like mine. They last throughout the day, super smooth upon application and they’re not ‘cakey’ ( make sure you prep your skin for best results). To avoid creasing blend throughly, if your using under the eyes. There are so many shades to choose from.... I really don’t have anything improvements to suggest.. they are my favourite items from the line ! I love them so much. And I don’t think £42 for a good highlight and contour stick is too bad ... they last for ages anyway. I’m just in love . ‘Mocha’ and ‘Starstruck’ just work so nicely on my skin. I put my Mac products aside for a minute 🤫

If you wanna ask me anything, before you buy yourself .. Comment below 👇🏽
Suggestions: ideally get one to conceal, highlight and contour and you’re good to go ! 
Blend well for best results. Apply to prepped/ moisturised clean skin for best results . Don’t apply to heavily. 
Rating: 10/10 obviously 💁🏽‍♀️
Thanks @badgalriri 
And thanks to @harveynichols For bringing this exclusively to your stores for us uk makeupaddicts 🇬🇧 #makeupaddict#fentybeauty #matchsticks #blackgirlmagic#makeuplove #productreviewer#beautyblogger #wakeupandmakeup#lookgoodfeelgood #melanin#wakandaforever

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