I love this concealer! I have nw20 skin when I'm at my palest. For a while I tried to use collection 2000 lasting perfection in shade 2 (light) but it's too light. I tried shade 3 but it's too ashy (I'm definately pink toned) so looked like dirt on my face. The rimmel one isn't as thick as the collection 2000 one however I prefer the rimmel one. It feels like it's not clogging my pores like thicker ones do. I put it under my eyes and on acne because it's not cakey. OVERALL, HIGHLY RECOMMEND XX
Loose Powders -E.L.F. - Studio High Definition Powder
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It's a lovely setting powder for normal to oily skin. It feels so nice on the skin. The problem is firstly the packaging, it's ridiculously bulky!, and the issue with flash photos. My birthday photos this year feature me with a tanned body and very white face :P This and flash DO NOT GO! Good powder but not for nights out. Also love the sponge provided for my mac blot powder (it's better made than the mac one and has a little handle and fits in the mac black powder cases) x
AMAZING BRUSH. I've got acne and oily skin so i like quite thick foundations (pro longwear or studio fix by mac). These foundations tend to dry FAST. This is why the elf brush works so well, it's so dense than it can really buff foundation like this in quickly. MAC 187 isn't as dense and doesn't work as well work these sorts of thick foundations. The elf brush applies foundation really evenly. One problem with the brush compared to the MAC stippling brush is that you can tell the MAC one is better made. I need a new elf one because the handle is falling off. MAC brushes are for life whereas the elf one won't last long. However I don't mind paying more often, for a cheaper brush that works better for my foundations!
I have really oily eyelids. It's irratating as eyeshadows always crease. I've tried UDPP, but it didn't work. The colour of that one is great but the formula too creamy. Then I discovered this. I've got through 3. It doesn't last that long (the bottle) but the product works!! It dries on your lids (although quite pale in colour). It doesn't lift the colour like UDPP however it makes my eyeshadows stay! So when I want more vibrancy from my UDPP I simply this potion under it. It is good to be worn under bases which tend to crease (mac paint pots and nyx eye pencils. LOVE IT! IT's SO CHEAP & USEFUL! Nikki x
I wouldn't need to buy this again as it's so well constructed. I'm really happy with this brush for powder application. I've also started to use it for my soleil tan de chanel bronzer. Best kabuki you'll get for the money x
This cream eyeliner is far too creamy. I have oily eyelids so wasn't surprised that it creased however I was shocked it took less than an hour. I'm not talking about when it's applied, I'm talking about once it's dried and then smudged. It doesn't dry like the maybelline one does. I highly recommend the maybelline one.
Ok this isn't meant for my skin (OILY). When I applied it this morning at 9 o'clock, it looks LOVELY. It was sheer but buildable and such a good colour match (NW20 = N2). I was genuinely gutted when by 11 o'clock, my face was an oil slick. I can tell this is a gorgeous foundation for people with dry skin but for me with oily skin, it's a no. It didn't aggravate my skin (I have fairly bad acne) but is too moisturizing for my skin. I think I'll keep this for my legs for nights out. The value is actually good as you get so much for your money, but I rated it 4 because shelling out over £20 in one go for a foundation is always questionable. I'm gutted this didn't work for me. I love the idea of it :P But yer, it doesn't work for oily skin. Also the bottle is slightly irratating (you pour out more than you need). Oh and finally it will split before it's expiry date (I've seen my mum's do this) so i'd suggest keeping it in the fridge xx