BodyShop All-In-One Blushes Review

Hey all,

I hope you guys had a great relaxing warm weekend, i certainly didnt as the weather in London has been freezing these past few days! Anyways, Im back again and this week i shall be reviewing my new fav of the week blushes, both of them are from Bodyshop.

I walked into Bodyshop a few weeks ago, saw this range of blushes and just couldnt walk out of the store without purchasing any.

I ended up buying 2 blushes, Macaroon and Flush respectively. Both blushes can be bought in store or online on Bodyshop’s website for £8.00.

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Flush is a more mid-tone peachy pink shade which i think will suit both fair and dark skins. It also contains more shimmer compared to Macaroon, which is a more matte coral shade.

Both blushes are very pigmented, perhaps due to its Marula Oil content, giving the blushes great color pay-off.

The staying power is also pretty good, it stays on my cheeks throughout the day without any touch-up.  It is also unscented, but thats not really a big deal-breaker for me.

The blush is in a dome-like shape case which is light, making it easy to pop into your purse or makeup bag whenever traveling. Even though the pots are not that big, compared to other drugstore brands, it does last a relatively long time.

Heres a swatch of each blush..

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As you can see, the Flush comes up more stronger and bolder than the Macaroon. Flush would be good for a night out or a dinner party, however i personally think it might be too bold for a day wear on a pale skin. Currently, ive been using Macaroon more often than Flush as i feel that the coral matte shade is perfect for spring and give a subtle rosiness to the cheeks. When summer comes and i become tanner (hopefully), i will probably be using more of the Flush shade.

Both blushes are soft and smooth in texture as you can expect from Bodyshop, and the pigment is not as daunting as seen in the pan, both can be build up with more layers.

Will i buy it again?

I will probably try out their other shades, but i do love Bodyshop’s blushes and will recommend this to anyone who wants a good product at a reasonable price.

Hope you have found this review useful!

Have you used Bodyshop’s blusher?? if yes, what are your favourite shades?

Have a good week and if you would like me to review a specific item, please feel free to comment below or tweet me at @itslacour.

Tune in next Tuesday for another beauty-related review! :)

Also, dont forget to follow this blog if you found my reviews interesting or follow me on twitter to be updated when i post another review. You can also follow me on instagram (@itslacour) to keep up with my daily mischiefs.

See you next week,

Nicole. xx

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Bodyshop Matte It Primer

Hey all!

This week, i will be talking about my new Primer that i bought a few weeks ago. As the title suggests, its the Bodyshop Matte It Primer.

Bodyshop suggests this primer for normal and oily skin. This Primer is said to create a smoother base for foundation and has been designed to reduce shine while making make-up last longer.

This primer can be bought at Bodyshop for £12.00.

Bodyshop Matte It Primer

This is what the little tube looks like. Its very simple and small enough to fit into my makeup bag. However, dont let the size of this tube fool you, as you only need a little of this product for your entire face, therefore this tube can last you for a few months (approximately. Differs on individual usage).

I use this every morning as part of my morning make up routine. I squeeze just a tiny amount of this product onto my finger tips and rub it onto my face. As mentioned above, a little of this product goes a long way, so make sure not to squeeze too much. After using the primer, i like to let it set on my face for a few minutes before proceeding with my makeup routine.

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As you can see from the above image, there is only a tiny hole to squeeze the primer out of, this makes it easier to control how much product you squeeze out.  When applying it on your face, it makes your face feels almost velvety and smooth. Since your face is smoother, it makes it easier to apply your foundation. It also fills in any pores, which gives your face a more airbrush and flawless look.

I also found that the matte function in this primer helps prevents the oily T-Zone from being too shiny. Although, i am disappointed to report that after a few hours, you can start to see traces of my shiny skin. Also, i felt that if i applied this without applying moisturiser to my face, my skin would feel very dry.

This primer is also useful as it is  gentle enough to double as an eyeshadow primer.

Overall I have enjoyed using this product as i love the velvety smooth feel to my skin after applying and i love how easily i can apply my makeup after using it. However, i would love if Bodyshop launched a new primer (or improvement) where the matte finish lasted longer.

Will i repurchase it? Maybe but as mentioned above, if Bodyshop was to release a new and improved primer with longer matte powers, i would definitely buy it in a heart beat!

Hope you have found this review useful!

Do you guys use primers? if yes, what are your favourite brands?

Have a good week and if you would like me to review a specific item, please feel free to comment below or tweet me at @itslacour.

Tune in next Tuesday for another beauty-related review! :)

Also, dont forget to follow this blog if you found my reviews interesting or follow me on twitter to be updated when i post another review. You can also follow me on instagram (@itslacour) to keep up with my daily mischiefs.

See you next week,

Nicole. xx

Johnson’s Daily Essentials Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover VS Boots Essentials Cucumber Eye Make Up Remover Gel

Hey darlings, 

This week i will be doing a product comparison and also reviewing each product.

The first product i will talk about is Boots Essential Cucumber Eye Make-up remover. This product retails at Boots for £1.50.  

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When i saw this product on sale in Boots, I was unsure if i would try it as I’ve never used a gel make-up remover before. But since it was on a special 2 for 1 discount, i decided to try it out. I mean what is the worst that can happen, right?  

To my surprised, I actually liked this product more than i thought i would. There is little to no smell (for those of you who are particular about your eye make-up remover scent), and as it is in gel form, i found that it gave a refreshing feeling after using it. It was also very effective in removing my water-proof mascara. However, I did find that one squeeze was often not enough and that i would need another cotton pad and another pump of this gel remover to fully remove all traces of my mascara. Also, this product seems to get in my eyes more often than the Johnson’s Daily Essentials Make-up remover, thus slightly irritating my eyes. 

 

The second product is Johnson’s Daily Essentials Gentle Eye Make-up Remover. I purchased this product at Boots for £3.29.

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This eye make-up remover is bi-phase, so it will require shaking before use to blend the upper and lower liquid together.

I slightly prefer this to the Boots Essential Cucumber Eye Make-up remover (above) because when compared to the Boots Eye make-up remover, you need less product to get rid of the same amount of water-proof mascara. This Johnson’s eye make-up remover is also meant to condition your lashes and it is also gentle to the skin around your eyes, so if you have sensitive skin, this eye make-up remover will not irritate your skin. You simply have to put some of the product onto a cotton pad and place it over your eye for several seconds and your mascara will just melt away. I really have no negative comments on this product.

 

Comparing the both products together, I personally prefer the Johnson’s Eye make-up remover to the Boots, because it is more effective in doing its job. Also, price wise, the Boots eye make-up remover is definitely cheaper. But bearing in mind that you will probably need to use more product with the Boots eye make-up remover than with the Johnson’s eye make-up remover, that in the long run, it might actually be more wise to purchase the Johnson’s eye make-up remover.  

I would definitely re-purchase the Johnson’s Eye make-up remover as I’ve enjoyed using it and it will get my vote for favourite make-up remover of the week.

 

Hope you have found this review useful!! What eye make-up removers do you guys use? Which would you recommend to me? 

Have a good week and if you would like me to review a specific item, please feel free to comment below or tweet me at @itslacour

Tune in next Tuesday for another review! :)

Also, dont forget to follow this blog if you found my reviews interesting or follow me on twitter to be updated when i post another review. You can also follow me on instagram (@itslacour) to keep up with my daily mischiefs. 

 

Till next Tuesday,

Nicole.

 

 

 

 

 

Maybelline NEW Fit Me Foundation

Hey darlings,

Sorry for the lack of posts, ive been busy with assignments and studying for tests. So im back with a new liquid foundation review. I was sent this foundation by Maybelline a few days ago and I’ve been looking forward to trying it as Maybelline has always been my favourite makeup brand. So i hope you find this review useful.

As mentioned above, the foundation reviewed in this post is :

  1. Maybelline Fit Me FoundationImage

The following are taken from Maybelline (2013) website about this foundation.

PRODUCT DETAILS

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT

The secret of Fit Me Foundation? Some waxes and fillers can mask your skin colour, Fit Me Foundation has none. Its transluscent gel based formula merges seamlessly with your skin.
Fit Me Foundation, Concealer and Powder are made to fit together by shade numbers, so finding your shade couldn’t be easier. Looks natural, feels so light. SPF 18.
According to the website, this foundation is meant to unify the skin tone while hiding imperfections and giving you a natural, non-cakey look. So, does this foundation does what its advertised to do?
This foundation was really easy to apply and gives the skin a dewy, natural look. However, I personally think this foundation is a little too liquid, thus giving my face a not as matt as i like look.
The coverage for this foundation is medium, again this gives you a more natural look. However more coverage can be built up when applying more foundation to areas that you want more coverage. This foundation blends well into the skin and is very long wearing. It also has a great color range, so it will suite whatever skin color. At £7.99, this foundation is affordable and good for daily wear.
Would i buy this foundation again?  Maybe. I personally prefer a more matt finish foundation, however if you like a satiny finish this is the foundation for you.
I hope youve found this review useful :)
Have a good week and i shall be posting reviews every monday, so see you next monday!
Love, Nicole xx