Monday, 1 April 2013

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation Review and Swatches

As far as drugstore/high street foundations go, I've never really been fond, with the exception of Bourjous Healthy Mix and L'Oreal True Match (which I now hate.) When I stumbled across this one in Boots on a mammoth swatching session, I was pleasantly surprised. It has a luxurious texture that applies beautifully. The shade range for this foundation isn't great, as they only have six shades. The lightest shade they had was Ivory (100) which is a little too dark for me, but with a bit of blending it looks fine. It has a lovely dewy finish and doesn't stick onto any dry patches. As for it's staying powder, it seriously lasts all day looking like you've just applied it, but feels weightless! For just £6.99 I think this is a bargain! 

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Monday, 25 March 2013

Clinique Lash Power Mascara Review

 First things first, I'd like to apologize for being gone for soooo long. Among other reasons, my laptop just completely died on me and would not do a single thing (RIP Trusty Dell). Another reason being because I live quite far away from my college it means I'm not back home until late in the evening so struggle finding time to do general things, never mind blogging! That being said, I reaaaaally missed blogging, so I'm going to try my hardest to try again and keep this up-to-date.

My first review back is going to be on the Clinique Lash Power Mascara Long-Wearing Formula (Photos below). If you've read my blog before you will know that I love my Maybelline Falsies mascara more than anything, but I can't help but notices it always smudges under my eyes, and the tube dries out suuuuper quick. Enter this badboy..

Clinique Lash Power Mascara promises to 'look pretty for 24 hours without a smudge or smear. One stroke and these pretty lashes last through rain, sweat, humidity, tears.' I can tell you now, the this mascara DOES live up to it's claim. It has a relatively small, narrow brush which is great for small eyes like mine and you can really wiggle it into your eyelashes without making smears all over your eyelid. The formula is not too wet, yet not too dry, so it gives you a fair amount of time to work with it before it dries so that you can shape the eyelashes. Once the formula has dried, there is absolutely no budging. None. Nada. 

A problem I find with most mascaras are that because I have relatively long bottom lashes, it always smudges and gives me panda eyes, but this mascara is fantastic for not causing this to happen. It lasts amazingly well, and will not come off until YOU want it to. Removal is a little tricky as you have to remove it with warm water, well hot water is more precise as it really does need to melt the mascara off. So if you're a little lazy with make up removal like me (I <3 make up wipes), this could annoy you a little. 



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