27/01/2018

BEAUTY | Makeup First Impressions


Putting 'em to the test.

I haven't done a beauty review in ages, the main reason being that I buy very little makeup. I only really buy when something runs out, or if I desperately want a product. I have decided to do a little run-through of my current makeup routine using a few new products but also a couple of rediscoveries. 
Let's start straight away with the look.

Primer: Make Up Forever, Step 1 Skin Equalizer 
Foundation: Charlotte Tilbury, Magic Foundation
Mascara: Covergirl, Lashblast Fusion
Eye pencil: Urban Decay, 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in 'Stash'
Blusher: Benefit, Sugarbomb
Highlighter: Becca, Shimmering Skin Perfector in 'Opal'
Lips: Kat von D, Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in 'Lolita'


Recently I've been all about the khaki eye makeup. I have no idea why, but these past months I've set my mind on getting a khaki eye pencil. This colour really compliments brown eyes, and it a very appropriate shade for winter too. For my lips, I've been loving neutral shades and this Kat von D liquid lipstick has been my favourite for months now, although I haven't given you a proper review yet. Here are the products I have been testing out recently with a score out of five to measure their quality.

Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer [2/5]

I am not a primer person. My makeup routine tends to be very simple, and I skip any step I can get away with. However I have been gifted a Make Up For Ever kit which included a mini version of the Skin Equalizer primer. It contains no oil, and in terms of texture is a lot nicer to apply on the skin than thicker primers (which most likely include lots of silicone.) However in terms of blurring the pores, I haven't seen that much of a difference, bearing in mind that I don't have issues with visible pores at all. However I do feel like the primer helps the makeup to last longer on the skin. 
Overall, I will happily use the primer (when I can be bothered!) but would no purchase it myself.

Benefit Sugarbomb Blusher [4/5]

This blusher is not new, I had it for Christmas a few years ago but because it is part of a set, I ended up rarely using it. However I picked it up a few weeks ago now, and have been using it almost every single day since. It is composed of four shades, all very light: an orange, a purple, a coral pink and a lighter pink. I usually mix all the colours together, which gives a beautiful coral shade with gold shimmer. It is a very subtle blusher, especially on 'darker' skins like mine, and gives a natural yet healthy look. The only downside is that because the colour is so light, I have found that it seems to fade a little throughout the day - the shimmer stays put, but the colour itself tends to disappear a little. That would be my only concern. It's a really good blusher overall and I would recommend it for light to medium skins - but not to dark skins!


Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil, in the shade 'Stash' [4/5]

This is my second 24/7 eye pencil, and I have to see I really like this range and Urban Decay is a safe brand when it comes to the quality of products. The shade is a deep khaki with subtle gold hues, and it just looks amazing applied as eyeliner. It's such a quick and easy look, which I've been wearing a lot these past few weeks.
In terms of quality, the colour is really vibrant and pigmented, and stays on forever. The only reason I haven't given this pencil 5/5 is because I have noticed that the product can run a little in the lines under the eyes towards the end of the day, which is strange because my other 24/7 pencil doesn't do that at all. However I'd still totally recommend this range if you're looking for good eye pencils, mine have definitely become staples in my collection!

Covergirl Lashblast Fusion Mascara [3/5]

Back when I started getting into makeup, I remember that Covergirl mascaras were all the rage. All the French YouTubers I followed raved about these mascaras, but it's an American brand I never got the chance to try out. So when I went to the US last year, I decided to get one just to form my own opinion! Although I am not as impressed as I thought I would be, this is still a good drugstore mascara. It gives volume and separate the lashes nicely, but in terms of length it doesn't do as much. The wand is huge though, and I have a bit of trouble getting used to it although I'll still be adding it to my current routine.


Kat von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, in the shade 'Lolita' [5/5]

You might not learn anything you with this one, as everybody has already been talking about how great the Kat von D liquid lipsticks are. The formula is amazing: pigmented shade, applies very easily on the lips, not too liquid nor too thick, doesn't feel uncomfortable and stays on for hours even when you eat.
This is the best liquid lipstick I've ever tried! I've used it so much throughout autumn and winter, so I'm looking into expanding my collection with a couple new shades. If you want a fuss-free liquid lipstick that you won't have to reapply three times a day and that feels very lightweight, this range is the one you're looking for!


What makeup products are you currently trying out?
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30 comments:

  1. I love the lipstick, it's a colour I would pick. Your makeup looks great. xx

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    1. Thank you Anca! This is a colour that would suit so many looks and skintones :) xx

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  2. This blusher looks so beautiful on you, it's subtle but with a really lovely shimmer when the lights hits it! I'm yet to try any lip products by Kat Von D, but wow, this is a gorgeous shade for winter! :)

    aglassofice.com
    x

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    1. Try out the brand if you can Gabrielle you'll love it! xx

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  3. I love how simple and glam this makeup look is, it's so beautiful. And that lipstick is all shades of gorgeous! xx
    Coco Bella Blog

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    1. Thank you, I always go for simple looks on a day-to-day basis! No fuss :) xx

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  4. A ton of different ones, coincidently mostly from pixi in January. Oh, and two new drugstore foundations because I could (of course) not decide which one to get.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. Pixi's always a good brand to go for! xx

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  5. Your skin is gorgeous, girl! And I am right there with you...I literally only buy makeup when I run out haha! I love this review!
    -Kate // www.classyandkate.com

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    1. Thank you Kate! Yeah I'm definitely not a hoarder, and my bank account is grateful for it haha! xx

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  6. I love the lipstick, it really suits you! Its perfect for this time of year.

    <3
    perfectfixations.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I will probably wear this shade all year round actually, it's a great nude! xx

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  7. I love the Kat Von D liquid lipstick formula - like you say, it's just so long-lasting! :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Yeah they are incredible! xx

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  8. I was thinking to myself how much I loved your lipstick, then I realised I have it! Lol, such a good formula, and the shade is just beautiful :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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    1. Haha well good thing you like it then :P xx

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  9. I wanted to try the liquid lipstick for ages.. looks beaut!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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    1. You definitely should, you wouldn't regret it! xx

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  10. Absolutely love the lipstick and it's been on my wishlist for ages! I might have to get it now! x

    Cyber Mermaids | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog

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    1. Haha do get it, it's amazing! xx

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  11. These all look amazing! Love this post

    www.petiteelliee.com

    Ellie xx

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  12. Lolita is such a pretty lip shade, and it suits you perfectly!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Yes it is, I much prefer it to Lolita II! xx

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  13. Lolita looks good on your skin tone!
    www.allthatjae.com

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  14. You are rocking that lipstick! Love kat von d lippys xxx

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    1. Thank you, these lipsticks are amazing! xx

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  15. I love the colour of that liquid lipstick, sounds like a wonderful formula too!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.co.uk/

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