Wednesday, December 11, 2013
You guys. I am LOVING this foundation. Here's why.....
I have never been really good at foundation. Finding a good one, knowing how to wear it, keeping it in place or knowing which one is right for my skin type. I have been known to skip foundation altogether and just use concealer (in some cases, all over my face!) and powder. A lot of the time, foundation makes me shine (not bright like a diamond, but like a greasy oil well). Or it will slide right off, even with primer underneath. I've tried mineral foundation but didn't really like it. I feel most comfortable in cream formulas and have always thought Maybelline made great foundations, so naturally gravitated towards this product. Also, anything with Age Rewind immediately gets my undivided attention, and I already use Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circles Eraser Concealer under my eyes (which is fabulous, by the way) so trying out this product was really a no-brainer.
The formula is creamy and glides on effortlessly. I almost rub it in as I do my moisturiser. It blends so easily and it really takes next to no time to get a flawless finish. It used to take ages to blend in my foundation and concealer before setting it with powder, but I find with this, I am spending way more time prepping my skin for makeup (a little rosehip oil under the eyes, moisturiser, eye cream, primer) than I am actually applying foundation, because it goes on so easily. The coverage is great, too. I usually only need a bit of concealer over spots only as the foundation hides any broken capillaries and small imperfections.
The shade Porcelain Ivory (Light 1) suits my complexion perfectly. I'm quite fair, and it's hard to find products that don't look dark on me. So many times, the lightest shade has still been too dark for me! I've also noticed it does seem to firm my face, too; something I do look for in a foundation. The pump dispenser is great, because I can control how much I get out, and it's hygienic.
Some details on the product (from the bottle):
- firming plus radiance
- all-day hydration with avocado
- luminous coverage
- replenishing cream restores moisture
- formula with caffeine awakens and firms tired skin
- Dermatologist tested, safe for sensitive skin
I highly recommend this product if you are looking for a great performing foundation that won't break your budget.
OMG. I just googled this product to get a RRP, and IT HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. And so continues my shocking luck with foundations. Both the Age Rewind The Lifter (includes primer mixed in) and Age Rewind Radiant-Firming Foundation look quite similar, with the latter being the closest (both Maybelline).
Right, well I'm a bit devastated, how's your day going?
Disclaimer: I bought this myself (and probably for the last time!). All opinions are my own.
Posted by Di from Max The Unicorn at 10:22 AM
Friday, December 6, 2013
Colour me pink (tickled pink!) when the lovely people at Bath & Unwind contacted me recently, asking if I'd like to review some of their skincare products and Christmas gift sets. Bath & Unwind stock a large range of beauty brands (think Alpha H, Becca, Jane Iredale, OPI, The Balm and Trilogy, to name a few) and offer free worldwide delivery. I was able to select my trial products (YAY!) and today I'll show you what I got (my Korres cherry has finally been popped, y'all!) and review the first cab off the ranks, Caudalie Vine Body Butter.
This Works No Wrinkles Tired Eyes
Aromatherapy Associates Festive Bath & Shower Collection
Korres Holiday In Greece
Contents (left - right):
Basil Lemon Body Milk
Guava Shower Gel
Basil Lemon Shower Gel
Aloe and Dittany Shampoo
Guava Body Butter
Korres Indulgent Treats Set
Contents (bottom photo, left - right):
Guava Body Butter
Mandarin Lip Butter Stick in Rose
Nourishing Almond Oil & Shea Butter Hand Cream
Wild Rose 24 Hour Moisturising & Brightening Cream
REVIEW: Caudalie Vine Body Butter
This product comes in a generous-sized 200 mL plant-based tub that is sturdy, solid and isn't going to smash or split if you drop it. On removing the brown screw-top lid, I was met with a very pleasant citrus fragrance, which no doubt comes from the 'orange tree, bitter orange, orange blossom and orange wood' ingredients.
The product is a white, fairly thin consistency cream that absorbs quickly and effortlessly. It feels luxurious going on, however I had to be careful with the amount used, as sometimes my skin felt tacky after application. I do feel it nourishes my skin and it works best on dry areas, such as elbows, leaving them soothed and hydrated.
Caudalie Vine Body Butter also contains grapeseed and organic shea butters which help to repair damaged skin. It's touted as being an ideal after-sun product, and I can imagine coming home after a Summer day out with the family and lathering some of this on my exposed areas to soothe them. I particularly enjoy using this body butter right before bed, because I love the waft of this gorgeous scent as my head hits the pillow. I think the addictive orangey smell may well be my favourite feature of the cream.
Caudalie are against animal testing and this product is 95% natural. It's available at Bath & Unwind here with free shipping no matter where you are in the world. If this doesn't float your boat, check out the huge range of body moisturisers available at Bath & Unwind, there's sure to be something there to suit all tastes.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Featured in today's manicure is Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Out of the Blue. I don't know if it was just my particular bottle, but I found the formula to be very thick and quite difficult to apply. I only needed one coat for full coverage, and had to work quite quickly to smooth it out so I didn't get lumps. The large square handle is not the easiest thing to hold, but I do love the pop of bright, pretty colour I get from this nail gloss.
*In the photo with my fingers out straight, it looks like the product is lumpy, however, it's the tricky reflection of our lace curtains on my nails!
Disclaimer: This product was purchased by me. Non-sponsored post. All opinions are my own.