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Polishes -Barry M - Purple Frost

on 10/21/2017 4:49:00 PM


Purple Frost is a new addition to Barry M's Molten Metal line. It's a purple polish filled with silver foil (?). The name describes this polish really well. Originally I thought that the silver particles were flakies, but when I applied and removed this polish, the particles look more like little bits of foil.

The formula is very good and easy to build up. I think with careful application 2 coats should be enough, but I used 3 thin coats. It lasted very well on me. The removal was much more challenging - I guess with 3 coats of this polish it was only to be espxpected. However, it was not any more difficult than removing any flakie/glitter polish.

Barry M is my favourite drugstore brand - their polishes are innovative, good quality and they are great value for money. I haven't tried any other polishes from their Molten Metal line, but I really like Purple Frost - it is quite unusual.

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Brows -BeneFit Cosmetics - Goof Proof Brows

on 10/21/2017 4:39:00 PM


Unfortunately this leaves my eyebrows too dark with just a few strokes, if you're into that look then you'll like this pencil, but for me I feel it's too harsh looking, especially on my pale skin. The sales assistant persuaded me to buy this in the shade 4 - medium as she said the shade 3 (that I wanted) had reddish tones? and I'm a brunette (and don't want red tones on it either). Maybe she gave me a shade that's too dark as her brows where extremely harsh as well. Do love the packaging and not needing to sharpen it though, but try it first and don't just go with what the sales assistant wants. It's expensive so I'll just have to keep using it until it runs out and then I'll try the benefit's "gimme brow" instead to see if it looks more natural.

Sunscreen -First Aid Beauty - Ultra Repair Pure Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40

on 10/21/2017 4:38:00 PM


Use to use Rodan+Fields Soothe Mineral Sunscreen but wanted something more accessible that I didn't have to wait to be shipped to my house. This is thick, super sticky, hard to blend and ridiculously white. I use this over an oil controlling moisturizer that has a little bit of spf itself and believe it or not I love it. This doesn't make me greasy, break me out or cause any sensitivity which for me completely outweighs the drawbacks for me.

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Blush -MAC - breezy

on 10/21/2017 4:25:00 PM


Lovely colour.

Very finely milled so much so that I can apply with fingers in a pinch.

Doesn't break me out where most products do.

Highly pigmented.

Good staying powder.

Needs a light hand (on my skin tone at least).

Plastic part of packing came off but managed to push it back in. This was after weeks in my handbag though.

Price is reasonable given the quality and that it seems like it will last a long, long time.

Liquid -Boots - No7 Stay Perfect Foundation

on 10/21/2017 4:17:00 PM


Good colour range. Nice texture.

Broke me out unfortunately though almost everything does. For something that doesn't (or at least not my skin) I would recommend trying Clinique Stayy Matte.

Blush -Clinique - Blushing Blush Powder Blush - Smoldering Plum

on 10/21/2017 4:15:00 PM


Georgous colour. Didn't break me out at all whereas a lot of products do. Finely milled.

Staying power was poor on me.

With the clear travel sized packaging, the lettering flaked and the case came apart. I believe they have changed this now though.

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Liquid -New York Color - All Day Long Smooth Skin Foundation (lasts up to 14hr)

on 10/21/2017 4:14:00 PM


Orange. I hate foundations that I can't even test the finish of because the first thing that's off is the color. I had to wash this off from how orange it was. The shade I got was "Classic Tan." It literally looks like the shade of red you get from a sunburn before you tan. Such a bummer considering the finish felt really good after I applied it. I think this brand is discontinued now? I never really had success with their makeup except for 2 or 3 products. I did like their smooth skin finish foundation though.

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Brows -Boots - Brow pencil dark brown

on 10/21/2017 4:09:00 PM

Boots Natural collection, not no 7

This is the best, most natural looking eyebrow pencil I have tried. I've tried L'Oréal, maybeline, Rimmel, silky girl and a few others. If a premium brand sold a pencil with this exact formula I wouldn't question it.

This is such a natural dark brown shade and texture. I usually end up buying dark blonde or medium brown even though I'm very dark brown, nearly black haired as I just don't like how stark they can look. The result with this is a 'perfect natural eyebrows look'.

~ most natural colour and texture
~complete steal! £2 for a long pencil and you get a spoolie on the end. Could feasibly buy with your advantage card points.
~ goes on well
~ lasts well


~ shade range isn't great. I believe there are only two colours.
~the lighter shade is slightly more waxy (though still decent for sure). I'm not sure if this is necesrrsliy a negative for lighter haired girls. For my colouring less waxy = more natural looking.
~maybe not the best pencil you could find if you want the 'Carla Delevgine look'. For this I would recommend the Rimmel Brow Pomade pencils.

Eyeliner -Clinique - Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen

on 10/21/2017 3:58:00 PM


My new favorite eye liner. This has everything that I want from an eyeliner. Great color pay off, thin pointy brush , waterproof, easy to use, no need to wash brush after every use, stay on your eye lid all day, not expensive also and has a great package. I dont think I will go back to gel eyeliners. So long gel eyeliners. I used YSL's pen eyeliner a couple of years ago but imo Clinique's is better. You dont have to twist the pen in order to get ink and also brush tip is thinner.

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Liquid -Clinique - Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup

on 10/21/2017 3:57:00 PM


This is the only foundation I use now. I have repurchased several times. I don't like all Clinique foundations. Some of them seem to oxidise on me.

It never breaks me out, when almost everything else does and never irritates my very sensitive skin. I'm naturally very light brown in complexion and it's hard to find foundations that are right and not too orange. The 'neutral' is great for winter for me and 'honey' is great for the rest of the year.

This foundation is a natural, perhaps semi - matte and lasts fairly well.


~ doesn't break me out even if I've fallen asleep in it
~ natural colour selection
~ good for sensitive skin (I get red, raised skin from lots of products and find this totally innocuous)
~ buildable
~ lasts quite well. Might reapply once in the evening bearing in mind I use this watered down.
~ some oil control
~ not drying
~ shape of packaging means it fits in a small hand bag
~ one tube lasts me ages and ages.

~ might not be matte enough for 'matte purists'
~ Is too heavy looking for my prefernace without being mixed with moisturiser though for me this means it lasts several months. Also my skin is more normal - oily than truly oily and is very clear these days (here's to finding appropriate products and getting out of my teens!)
~can make blocked pores on nose (which occur after I have tried inappropriate skincare / make up products, this not being one of them) stand out more.
~pricey ish but is on the lower side of cost of premium make up and for the quality, for something that doesn't break me out and something that lasts so long it is worth every penny.
~packaging isn't super luxe, especially for the price, though I quite like the simplicity of it.

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