R E V I E W: FENTY BEAUTY FOUNDATION + PRIMER

Hey Beauties,

I have a very exciting review for you today on the FENTY BEAUTY foundation and primer by Rihanna.. eeek! lets jump straight into it!IMG_2001

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PRO FILT’R INSTANT RETOUCH PRIMER

What the product claims to be: The Sephora website states that this is ‘A shine stopping, pore diffusing primer that smooths the way for a better foundation application and longer wear.’

Price: I purchased this primer on the Sephora website for $46AU, which is pretty pricey but you do get 32ml of product which is a little more then your average primer.

Packaging: It comes in a luxurious frosted glass bottle with a dusty pink lid and feels verrryy fancy, which you would expect for the price! IMG_2019

Application: This primer literally looks and feels like a hydrating, thick moisturiser. It is a soft pale pink colour, but this does not transfer to your face when applied. Although it is thick and creamy, it does not feel heavy on your skin which is good cause no body wants to feel like they are wearing a mask before they even get foundation on! I have large pores and i did notice this defused my pores, almost ‘blurred’ them and made for a nice smooth base for the foundation.IMG_2005IMG_2006

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PRO FILT’R SOFT MATTE LONGWEAR FOUNDATION:

What this product claims to be: ‘A soft matte longer foundation with build able medium-to-full coverage, in a range of 40 shades.’ – Sephora website

Price: This retails for $50AU just $3 more then the Primer, again you get 32ml of product so just a bit more then your average foundation.

Packaging: The Foundation comes in a glass frosted bottle with a white shiny plastic cap, matching the primer’s packaging. I prefer the pink primer packaging though as the colour is so pretty! Both the primer and foundation have a pump which is great for easy dispensing!IMG_2009

Application: Now this foundation range has a HUGE 40 shades to pick from so it was really hard to pick a shade! There is pretty much a Neutral, Pink and Yellow undertone for every single shade making this range very diverse. Women of any colour can wear this foundation! I picked up the colour 190. After watching a few reviews of this foundation on Youtube i knew that this Foundation would oxidise so this made my decision a little easier between 200 and 190. Lucky for me this was a perfect match once oxidised (Thank god!) This foundation is very thin and watery like in consistency meaning you need to work fast once its on your face. I found that one pump covered my whole face with a Kabuki flat top brush. It applies medium coverage with one pump of product but easily built up into full coverage with another pump of product. It applies really beautifully on the skin, smoothes over any flaws like blemishes, large pores and makes a lovely base for the rest of your makeup. The coverage is a really great medium coverage and buildable to full coverage.IMG_2013

Wear: OKAY so, this foundation seriously feels amazing on the skin! It is very light and weightless which is so good for my oily skin gals! On me personally it kept oil at bay for a good 6 hours or so before i felt the need to re touch (i usually retouch every 3 hours or so as my skin is extremely oily) so for me this was GREAT! It minimised the appearance of my pores and created a super smooth base. I did not notice any separating throughout the day and it did not sink into my pores. It covered all of my blemishes, scarring and veins with two pumps of product, a little definitely goes a long way with this foundation. It dries to a matte finish so there isn’t really a need to set it if you prefer not to use a powder. I did notice it transfers just a little tiny bit, but not enough to deter me from wearing this foundation. Although it is matte, i definitely get what they mean by a soft matte finish, it still looks ‘skin like’. Its not like most matte foundations, looking dry settling in lines and pores, instead this makes your skin look soft and smooth (even if you have texture) while still giving you a matte finish but not paint like.20170919_084850

OVERALL: I am actually very surprised with these products! I was very skeptical at first thinking ‘oh this is just another gimmicky celebrity makeup line its not going to be good’ but after seeing a tone of reviews online nearly everyone had positive feedback so i thought id give it a go and its absolutely beautiful! So far i have no complaints at all, being an oily skin gal i am loving the matte finishes in both the primer and foundation, its long lasting, it has buildable coverage so you have a choice of what kind of finish you can have and theres 40 SHADES – that is absolutely amazing! so you are not limited for choice. The price is reasonable for the quality and amount of product you get. All i can say is if your a foundation enthusiast, you NEED this is your life – Go get it now!!

❤ Glamoureyesx

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F O U N D A T I O N F I X: Kat Von D Lock It Foundation

Good morning Beauties!

My second #foundationfix feature is the Kat Von D Lock It Foundation! This foundation is very popular in the makeup lover world so i feel its one worth reviewing.img_1925

Lets kick it off with what the Company claims this foundation will do for you: ‘This foundation has 21% pigment (wow), has a blend of siliconic elastomers and esters which bind the formula so your foundation is fade free.’

There really wasn’t too much on the website about this product other then what i just showed you which is weird, although this foundation is really hyped about its full coverage which explains why it boasts about 21% pigment.

THE PACKAGING:

This foundation comes in a plastic cylinder and has an airless chamber to avoid  contamination and helps to maintain the foundations consistency. I think the packaging is very nice, i believe Kat Von D designs all her own patterns in her makeup line which is pretty cool, and it adds a nice touch to her line. The bottle also comes with a little plastic lid which i recommend keeping as it prevents you from accidently pushing out product while its in your bag or suitcase etc.img_1935

HOW IT APPLIES/WEARS:

This foundation is extremely thick, in saying that i believe you only need a small amount of product as the pigmentation is so full on that you wouldn’t want to go overboard and end up looking cake. I use about a pea size amount and only one layer is necessary to get full coverage with a beauty blender. If you prefer a sheer, natural or skin like foundation this one is not for you! It sets matte and does tend to look a little un-natural. I mainly reach for this if i am looking for flawless coverage for a special event, this foundation is not one  would wear on a daily basis personally. The foundation wears really well throughout the day, staying matte and does not fade or slide off so it is great when you are really relying on your foundation to last all day and night! I really like matte finishes so i do find this foundation to be flattering on my oily skin but only when used in a small amount, its easy to go overboard with this one!  See below for photos of the foundation on my skin and also with and without flash on my wrist.screenshot_20170130-142313

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OVERALL:

I believe this foundation would be great for makeup artists to have in their kit for photo shoot makeup, or for anyone who loves a good matte, full coverage foundation. You get a great amount of product for the price considering how little you need to use. This product is also vegan. The only issue i have with this is it makes my skin break out like crazy! I am assuming it has something to do with the pigmentation as i normally don’t break out or if i do its no where near as bad as what it is with this foundation. I would recommend using this for special events or for occasions where you need your foundation to hold up through a long, hot day. I probably wouldn’t personally re purchase this as i just don’t use it enough! Have you tried this foundation? Whats your thoughts on it?

I hope you guys enjoyed my review, have a beautiful day!

<3Glamoureyes

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F O U N D A T I O N   F I X: Chi Chi Cosmetics Fabulous & Flawless Foundation review

Hey everyone! 

I am super excited to start doing a new series of posts for you guys which will focus only on foundation reviews! The new #foundationfix posts will give you in depth reviews of foundations that i try out which will include information like: the finish, the wear, the price, the colours etc etc. I cant wait to start this journey with you all and i hope you enjoy! Dont forget to give this post a like if you enjoy this sort of thing so i can keep bringing you content that you love! 

Lets get into it then!


So for our first #foundationfix feature i am reviewing the Chi Chi Cosmetics ‘Fabulous & Flawless Foundation’ you can purchase this foundation straight from chichicosmetics.com or they also sell it at Target and Myers. It retails for $29.95AU and they have 16 colours to choose from ranging from Ivory to Tanned. 

The website claims this foundation is “ultra light weight with medium coverage, long wearing and smudge proof while being super moisturising and hydrating.” 

I picked up the colour No. 2 ‘Fair’. One thing i did notice straight away was that i had to pick up a much lighter colour then i would normally reach for, i normally fall into the nude-neutral category, not fair! So the colours are quite dark and i feel like our pale beauties would struggle to find a shade to suit their skintone as the Fair shade would match my normal foundation tone. The foundation has a pump bottle which is great to keep your foundation clean and free from germs. I do find the pump a little tricky to use at times as it is not your standard pump. The product is in a frosted glass looking bottle which adds a little elegance to the appearance. 

I applied this over the top of smashbox photo finish primer and it applied quite smoothly, it is definitely a moustirising foundation you can feel it hydrating your skin as you apply it. This foundation also has a light floral scent which is not too overpowering but if you dont like scents thats one thing to look out for. I found with this foundation i got a medium coverage, which could also be worked up to a high-medium coverage. I still had some freckles/scarring showing through but nothing dramatic. See below for my before and afters. 

Before applying Fabulous & Flawless:


And After applying one thin layer of Fabulous and Flawless followed by touching up with the product where i felt i needed too. 

I found this product applied best with a flat top Kabuki brush. I did also apply one side with a beauty blender but it didnt give enough coverage and i felt like i wasted product doing it this way so brush is best! 

The foundation sat really nicely on my skin (i have large pores and oily skin with the occasional break outs) it did not make my pores look bigger or sink into them which is a must for any foundation i use. I would say this foundation has a satin type finish, i notoced a dewy glow to my skin while wesring this one. It did feel a little heavier on my skin then what i like due to the moisturising components and my skin also got oiler a lot quicker throughout the day but apart from that the coverage and the product held up for a full 10hrs. It did not become patchy even though my skin is more oily with this product which is good – nothing worse then patchy foundation! 

One big highlight for this product is that it looks super flattering in photos, my skin looked absolutely flawless in a photo i uploaded on Instagram featuring this foundation. It also does not have any flashback which is another plus.

 Check out the below photos for swatches of the Fair shade!

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Overall im pretty impressed with this foundation, it gives great coverage and lives up to its word by hydrating the skin as well as giving medium coverage. It wont be one i reach for on a daily basis only because my skin is far too oily to wear something like this everyday but for the occasional day where i feel like having a nice glowing look, it will work perfectly! I am not the biggest fan of the pump they have used on the foundation and i also feel like the colour range could be improved but apart from those few things, for $30 its worth giving it a go! 

Thanks so much for reading guys, let me know if you enjoyed the first #foundationfix post and dont forget to check out my instagram page! Have a beautiful day!

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