Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Autumn Boots Haul & Review

Whilst this is primarily a fashion blog, I am into my make up and beauty and whilst I will feature these items on my YouTube channel l I thought I'd give them a quick review here first :)

First and foremost, the blending sponge. I apologise that the packet is open/my used sponge looks gross (unfortunately once it's used it is always stained no matter how much you wash it). For over a year I'd been using my Real Techniques stippling brush to apply foundation every day, but eventually the hairs started to fall out and I needed a replacement. A few beauty gurus that I follow have used sponges or the official Beauty Blender, and I was told they're good for spreading thick foundation. Basically, I don't know how I'll ever use anything else now. I have very oily skin and open pores, and this is the best applicator I have ever used for successfully blending foundation into pores so I actually look like I don't have them (for a few hours at least). It took me a few goes to get used to pressing and pushing the make up on, but I am one happy customer.

5/5. Note: you have to put your chosen amount of foundation dotted around your face before blending. If you try and pick the product up from your hand you'll end up wasting a LOT.

Now unfortunately, I ended up with this mascara by mistake. Gossmakeupartist recommended the Seventeen Falsifeye HD mascara and whilst I was in boots I thought I'd pick it up, and managed to pick up a different one - although with practically the same name?!?!!? An easy but annoying mistake. So I've ended up with a mascara that I didn't want, and I think I will get the one I wanted and keep this as a spare because this mascara is just okay. It's quite lengthening and it doesn't clump very much, but the brush is massive for my eyes (could just be me), and it's almost impossible to apply it without it ending up all over my eyelid. 


Awks another mistake coming up. I thought that this was a cream contour kit, so when I opened it to find powder I thought.... ah. Oh well. Let's give it a go anyway. I apply bronzer every day and have contoured using bronzer, but I've never had a specific contouring powder or something to highlight with. Having a powder set has actually been helpful because it's added an extra layer of powder to hold in shine. The contour powder is really good, and even at 5pm before I leave work it is still intact on my cheek as opposed to my foundation which has always half disappeared. In future I would still like to purchase a cream contour kit, but for now I'm really pleased with this.


loreal paris la palette nude // boots

I'm not huge on wearing eyeshadow, but every time I watch a make up tutorial I start pining for some wearable nude shades. Whilst the Urban Decay Naked 3 looks incredible, it's really expensive for something I might not get a lot of use out of, so when I saw this palette I thought, okay, here's a really good (and way, way cheaper) alternative. The shades are great because they're half matte and half shimmery. The pay-off isn't amazing, but in a way this is good because it means they're really wearable in the daytime and if you want something more dramatic you can build them up. The brush is rubbbbbbish but that's not a big deal, really. I recommend this palette to an eyeshadow newb like myself :)

4/5 (due to lack of pay-off and an awful brush)

That's everything. Let me know what you thought of these products if you also have them, or want to recommend me any alternatives!

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