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Thursday, 19 June 2014

RMK Creamy Foundation Review On Oily Skin.

So another Blog induced purchase and at £35 a pot an expensive purchase at that. However this foundation does not disappoint. 

This formulation is so easy to blend, amazingly easy to apply with a brush, sponge or fingers.
Coverage is medium upwards and I found redness and acne were concealed to the point if you build the coverage up you do not need any concealer at all. 

The texture is a cream/gel like and after using it for just over a month almost daily I say its impossible to get a cake face.
Powder or no powder it sets well. I do find I prefer to wear powder out of pure habit and it slightly reduces some of the radiance down for me.

Shade range is a little disappointing however ive found this one to be just right for my skin tone. Shade number 102.
Shades start with a 1 for a yellow toned foundation and 2 for a pink toned.
The formulation is radiant or dewy but without a hint of shimmer in site. Its just provides that glow that you have been searching all eternity for.

Now for the oily skin part. This foundation does not slide off my face! It does not increase my chances of new spots and keeps the dryer areas hydrated during the day. Getting a bit older with acne the current products tend to be more drying on the older skin. This foundation adds as a little thirst quencher where needed.
I dont know how it does it!!! 
The foundation on the RMK site says its for dryer skin types but trust me when I say this should not put an oily skinned gal off!!! 

The fact its in a pot im not sure whether that puts me off or not. It can be a little messy to use maybe but also you will be able to get every scrape of this beautiful foundation out before having to repurchase. 

Im not sure how RMK were able to conjure such a magical formulation but im happy they did. I can see this being one of my 2014 favirote foundations already if not of all time!!!!! 


Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Eyeko Me and My Shadow Chocolate Review.

I watched Lisa's video with Alexa Chung last week and when I saw these shadow sticks I knew they were a must try.
So I ordered from Eyeko directly with free delivery and my package was revived within two days.
Very impressed!
There are three shades in this range. Chocolate (the one ive purchased) taupe and charcoal. 

This shadow liner is a it states both waterproof and long lasting, I found it didn't crease and stayed put all day. The brush on the other end is actually really nice on the lid helps blend the eyeshadow well however note that product builds up quickly so regular cleaning is a must. 

I have used it both for blending out the edges when wearing as a smoky eye or when turned on its side is great for smudging a fine line and winging the shape of the shadow out before it sets. It is a synthetic and quite a stiff sharp brush. A blending brush does the job with more ease however away from home this brush works a treat.

Above are swatches of the shadow when drawn on and blended out. The formula is very creamy and quick to apply. The blended out swatch does not show as well on picture but almost looks like a stain on the lids which helps the formula wear evenly throughout the day. 
I would advise this shade is highly pigmented so I start with a small amount and keep adding more colour where coverage is needed. 

Over all a great new product from Eyeko. I love that its such a easy to wear stick and great for on the go. Keep in you bag if you dont know whether you will being going out after work! Looks like im going to have to order the other colours now as well 


Monday, 16 June 2014

Birchbox UK June 2014 Review.

Well what another great box Birchbox have produced for us this month. 

The theme is the world cup well "Global Strikers" which even my husband was a little impressed with. Now ill be honest he did question me as to how any of these affected the game to which my responce was simple. This is what I do when you watch the football so fits perfectly with the theme for me!!!! 
The items are again from great quality brands and things I would either like to try out or happily buy. 

A beauty Blender and the solid cleanser is the star of the show. I already own a beauty blender so I can vouch for these being a great tool for application of foundation and cream products. The solid cleanser was something Ive been interested in for some time as the Beauty Blender can be a bit of a bitch to get foundation completely clear of. It appears to do the job quite well so far with the RMK creamy foundation I've been trailing it with. 

OPI nail varnish from the Brazil collection in "where did suzi's man go". A great orange /mango shade! Big fan of OPI! Happy bunny!

Caudalie Divine Oil , this is one of those items I see pop up on a blog here and there, it sparks my interest and then by the time I've shut down the laptop I've forgotten all about its existence. This is a multi use all which can be used from a hair oil to cuticle treatment. Ive tried out on my nails and it feels lovely of the skin. sinks in really well with no residue of slippery feel. Im very impressed with the quality of the oil and size of the sample for this one.

Yves Rocher Sheer Botanical Lipstick in Corail Doux. Smells like cherries. Appears much more sheer on the lips than in the bullet and a brand I've not tried before but have been interested in what they have to offer. This coral shade is great for the girl who wants to wear coral but is a little shy of the idea of the pop coral can provide. Great for day wear and very moisturising so expect to have to reapply on the regular. 

Finally the COOLA Classic Face SPF 30  an SPF that leaves no residue behind. Ive found this sample great on my skin. No breakouts and lovely under foundation. Sample ran out pretty quickly with the last weeks weather. 

Over all Birchbox is currently on top of their game! No other beauty box have I seen that is matching up for the last few months now! So the subscription shall continue....


Sunday, 15 June 2014

Urban Decay NAKED FLUSHED Palette.

This is just a quickie for a sunday evening easy to read. The Urban Decay NAKED FLUSHED Palette in naked is as easy as this review. Great matte bronzer, natural rose blush and champagne highlighter that or though has shimmer its so fine you dont see anything sitting in fine lines or pores.

Used either to sculpt the face, provide a bronzed glow of a nice wash of colour across the cheeks this works wonders to perk up the skin and is great for travel. 

I also love that the size of each item varies in the palette it works well. Bronzer is commonly used all over the face where the sun hits. Blush on the cheeks to perk up a tired face and the smaller size for highlighter which I would tend to be much lighter handed with on the high points of the face.

Have you tried any of the FLUSHED palettes? What blushers do you like for on the go? 


Friday, 13 June 2014

When Lynsey met the Charlotte Tilbury Stand London.

I live in Birmingham and there is now a stand in Selfridges here however the week before it was revealed I finally took myself down to London to visit the stand. I was not disappointed the wonderful guy who did my makeup Sergio was properly the most professional makeup artist I have seen at a makeup counter but at the same time made you feel completely at ease. 

The brushes were a must, they were on the "wish list" from the moment the range was released. They also feel great on the skin. The eye smudger brush works really well with any shadow for smoking and softening a look. Prior to this brush I was a fan of the MAC 219 however it can be a little scratchy on the skin. 
The powder and sculpt brush is just beautiful and fits in the contour areas of the face like it was made just for me. I used the Real Techniques Contour brush before this and loved it but now I have not picked it up for the use of contouring since this purchase.

I also went for the Vintage Vamp look when it came to products and or though I was tempted to just buy the full set I walked away with the eyeshadow quad. 

The eyeshadow quad in its self is amazing, highly pigmented and this particular set makes the green in my eyes pop especially when applied more heavily for the evening. Buttery, blendable very hard to go wrong if you follow her guidelines or watch one of the videos she placed on youtube of the looks .

Charlotte also provides you on the rear of the palette the information of how to use the colours. Prime, Enhance, Smoke and Disco. Which is designed to help you move your look from desk to disco. (I may be the only one who has no disco to go to lol!)
The one thing I do find with the burgundy eyeshadows however is you can look like you have been smacked in both eyes. I find using a black Kohl takes smacked eye syndrome away. I tried brown liner but it just was not strong enough to keep the eyes from looking bruised in places.

The experience in the Selfridges Beauty Hall in Oxford Street was fabulous. The stand was set out perfectly and there was a model in the full Dolce Vita look which was very inspiring.

Sergio gave me some great tips for using the palette and also a couple of tips with my general look. (Once I told him im a fan of the Charlotte Tilbury Blog it was like talking to an old friend) 
I was also provided with a sample of Charlottes magic cream. Its really good. For me not so much under makeup. But when your skin is feeling like its been through the mill this puts life and hydration back into the skin.

So where from here? Well im over the moon I have a local Tilbury stand now and will be regularly returning to see what tickles my fancy.


Thursday, 12 June 2014

Origins Extra-Zing Energizing Kit

This little beauty I picked up in my local boots store but you can also find online HERE.  For the cost of the bottle of this fabulous moisturiser you also receive a free sample of the matching refreshing eye cream and brightening mascara.

This is not the first bottle of the moisturiser I have had and when I saw this little offer I had to snap it up with the added bonus of Boots Advantage Points.

This moisturiser does not sit on the skin or leave it tacky, it sinks in and does brighten my complexion. Im also a fan of the citrus sent when I apply in the morning it makes me feel more awake with a whiff of this stuff.

The eye cream I am new to, the claims and review of brighter skin speak for themselves. I have seen a reduction in creepy lines around the eye but no reduction in dark circles as of yet.

Over all if you wanted to buy this its a great offer and if you are signed up to post with Boots Advantage card I received vouchers today for double points and 250 points when you spend £25. If there was a time to buy this moisturiser Id say it would be now