Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Collective Haul/Review

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

England has seen some really dull months but it was lovely to wake up to some sunshine this morning. I've been pretty busy in the last few days with a birthday party and a visit from my mum so it took some time for me to actually get the opportunity to get a blog post up.

I purchased Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation and a mineralised blush from Accessorize new make-up range at Boots.

I'm really looking forward to trying the foundation because I have seen some really good reviews on it, but I've got a feeling it won't be my shade. I'm an nw30 and this foundation is in '53 Beige Beige' and it does look somewhat lighter.

The blush is in shade 'Scarlet' and it is gorgeous! It is a bright-baby pink with some gold veining and I really love it. The texture is smooth and it blends beautifully on my skin.

I'm also really liking the NYC bronzer in 'Sunny' which I got online from Fragrance Direct. I don't wear much bronzer usually because I'm quite tan already and I usually feel like it doesn't look right on me. This bronzer however looks really good on my skin and I'm enjoying it.

Lastly, Realness of Concealness. I actually wasn't intending to buy this but I wanted to try out a few of the products, so I bought this from Debenhams (a department store) but I'm a little disappointed.

This kit comes with High Beam, Lip plump, Ooh La Lift, Lemon-aid and Bo-ing concealer. I already own Bo-ing so that was nothing new but the only thing I was really impressed with was High Beam. It is really pretty and doesn't look overdone at all as a highlighter.

Lip plump is actually a primer and although the name is pretty misleading I think it worked quite well for keeping my lipstick on longer than usual. It isn't all that special though. Ooh la lift again isn't that good, I didn't really see it doing anything to make my under-eye area look any better.

Although Lemon-aid did erase the veins on my eyelids, it made my eyeshadow crease so there is no way I would use it on a daily basis. Boi-ing is a decent concealer for spots and scarring, I wouldn't recommend it for under the eyes though because it does look caked on as it's so thick.

I probably wouldn't recommend getting this kit, it isn't that bad but it is pretty pricey for what you get, I think it was £23.50. There isn't much in the little bottles at all. High Beam is definitely worth buying though and I think it would suit all skin tones.

So much talk about make up but I haven't even got any on today. I'm having one of those 'let your skin breathe' days which is nice to do once in a while!

Atia x x
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