Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield SPF 30
I bought this product with high hopes. I had heard some good reviews for this and took the plunge and bought it. This product cost me £50, which is alot for a primer but I spent those coins hoping that it will solve my oily skin struggles. This product is said to blur large pores and is a great base for makeup acting as a primer. My verdict? All I can say is that this product is currently sitting on my bathroom shelf and I haven’t touched it since I came back from my holiday! Why? Because I do not like it. I tried it in while I was on holiday where it was 28 degrees and it failed on my skin. Fine, it did minimise my large pores and probably gave me sun protection but it did not stop the shine, it did not stop me looking oily. I will probably give it to a friend, maybe it will work for them.
Gutted isn’t the word for this product! I could have bought something more tangible….like hair or something! Ok, maybe not hair but something better.
Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer
I used to like this product but now I don’t like it as much, especially since I have found my lovely Urban Decay concealer. The Sensual Skin Enhancer is really thick and tends to look cakey even when I use a tiny bit to brighten my under eye area.
I love the range of shades they have available, which are suitable for a variety of shades. But it is too thick for me. I personally don’t like the feel of thick makeup products on my skin.
Thank God I only got samples for this because at £38 a pop, I would have been distraught!
NYX Cream Highlight & Contour Palette – Deep
Now, ‘hate’ is a strong word which I do not like to use, but I can categorically say that I hate this product. Do not waste your money on it. It looks like it has a greasy texture but yet it is dry on application, how is that even possible?!!!! The pigmentation was poor, and did not blend well. I have no words for this product. It is horrible.
NYX Baked Blush
I don’t know whether it was my blush that I received or they are all like this, but the one I got was dry! As dry as my lips after trying on 5 swatches of Colourpop Ultra Matte liquid lipsticks in a row! It was so dry, I actually considered adding a little bit of oil to moisten it up a bit. It was poorly pigmented as well. Not worth the money. Save your pennies and just buy Milani Baked blushes which are affordable and incredibly pigmented.
L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer – Orange (Colour Correcting)
There is a ‘colour correcting’ hype at the moment and I wanted to try colour correcting my face because I have dark areas on my face especially around my mouth and forehead. I tried using LA Girl colour corrector in Orange and maybe it is just me but I didn’t like it. I didn’t like this concealer as a colour corrector. I found it hard to blend in with my skin, and I had to apply a fair amount to the dark areas to correct the colour. Even though I primed my skin underneath, I found myself having to use more layers of foundation to cover the Orange colour once I had applied it. Anyone who knows me, knows that although I like a full face beat, I don’t like using too many layers of product on my skin, so this product was not for me.
Sephora ‘It Bag’ Eyeshadow palette – Smokey
I was so excited to get this eyeshadow palettes because I am all about palettes at the moment especially eyeshadow palettes and this one cost me less than EUR 9!
The colours looked so promising, however I had to apply a lot to get the full colour payoff of the shadows. They were not as pigmented as I would have liked. I prefer my Sleek eyeshadow palettes if I am honest.