Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Clinique Even Better Foundation

The advertisement for the new Clinique Even Better Makeup drew me in straight away, claiming to even out skin tone, brighten skin and achieve a natural but fairly full coverage. I went to the Clinique counter and the Lady matched me up, i got '01 Alabaster' and it was a really good match for my unfortunately pale winter skin colouring!

The foundation is dewy but without looking oily on the skin and is definitely true to form, it evened out my skin tone and covered my blemishes really well! It is an oil free foundation with SPF15 and comes in a large range of colours which is a plus! It looks lovely if you use a loose powder on the skin to set the foundation if you want to achieve a slightly less dewy look on the skin. 

I would definitely recommend this if you're looking for a natural looking foundation that will still give you moderate to full coverage should you need it, it is also really easy to build up without looking 'cakey' on the skin. PLUS i got a free eye shadow pallet when i purchased mine!

Hope this helps any of you looking for a new foundation. 

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

I had been searching high and low for a Liz Earle counter around Oxford St, when I came across the Laura Mercier Makeup counter in John Lewis, I have heard really good things about LM and I now have a list of products I am definitely going to be investing in!

I had originally planned on getting the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser as an alternative to foundation in the summer months. After chatting with me the sales adviser suggested I try the primer, she swatched a darker foundation than my skin tone on one side of my hand so that I could see the difference better, then she put the primer on the other side, along with the darker foundation on top, it had made such a huge difference, the side without primer had sunken into the lines on my skin and just look blotchy and horrible! but the other side was completely smooth, and had a lovely texture on my skin, even the colour had blended in nicely...MAGIC! Needless to say I was sold there and then! The primer does not feel at all greasy or heavy on the skin, it also comes in different formulation to suit your skin type! I highly recommend this product. It was £28 but so worth it in my eyes!

Review: Liz Earle - Skincare

If you haven't tried out any of the Liz Earle skin care products you are definitely missing out! they are beautifully light on the skin, refreshing and effective! what more could you want...
I have been using them for a good 4 months now as part of my everyday skincare routine. 
I use; Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin tonic and finally the Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser.
These are definitely at the top of my holy grail product list... (if i had one) 

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser 
Is to be used with a muslin cloth, you put the cleanser onto dry skin then rinse your cloth in warm water, then sweeping the cloth over your face will ensure you remove any impurities. The cream moves off of the skin so easily with out that horrible sticky soapy feeling you get with some cleansers. It leaves the skin feeling AMAZING! my skin has never felt so smooth.

Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin tonic
Is a godsend it is so refreshing and really does the job! You pour a little onto a cotton wool pad and sweep over your face. It leaves my skin feeling soothed, clean and refreshed.

Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser
Is so light on the skin, a little goes a long way with this moisturiser, a pea sized amount just spreads over the skin beautifully leaving it hydrated, smooth and protected, without that oily feeling.  

All the products are packed with natural ingredients, known for their skin repairing properties.They have a really fresh smell and are generally a joy to use. I couldn't recommend these products more, i think i have found my skincare regime for life!!