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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Tarte Cosmetics Shape Tape Concealer Review

Hey guys!

Everybody loves a good concealer and has particular things they always consider before purchasing one, it hopes it will be the perfect pick! The Shape Tape Concealer from Tarte is everywhere on the internet at the moment, you can’t miss it! So i thought a review of this concealer will help a lot of people decide if they want to fork out the money to buy it, or not!img_1953

PRICE:

Firstly the price is definitely on the more high end side retailing for $37US on the Tarte website. This may seem a little too much for some people for a concealer but i do feel you get a lot of product out of this as a little goes a long way!

PACKAGING:

The packaging is a simple plastic tube with a twist off lid and a doe foot applicator. Let me tell you, the doe foot applicator is HUGE! It does make it easy to get as much product as you need in one swipe for time poor gals, although i feel like i always end up with wayy too much product on mine and i constantly need to wipe the tip on the edge of the bottle other wise i end up wasting product because i have too much on my face and no amount of blending is going to camouflage that! Another thing that frustrates me about this packaging is that because too much product comes out and i wipe the excess on the tip of the bottle, i end up with concealer all over the twist section of the cap and to me that is such a waste of product. The packaging could be improved.img_1954img_1956

APPLICATION:

This concealer honestly applies like a dream! it is so creamy yet light on your skin, it does not look cakey what so ever yet still gives you full coverage. One thing i struggle with is creasing. Every concealer i use always creases within seconds and i can’t even get in quick enough with a setting powder before the creasing starts, but with the Shape Tape i honestly did not have this problem at all! I was really shocked at how well it sat on the skin without being set with a powder. This concealer also has a light floral scent which is really nice and refreshing while still not being over powering. I picked up the colour Light-Neutral and i found this perfect for my fair skin tone. I use a darker foundation when i fake tan and this still matched perfectly to my darker foundation as well.

WEAR:

I wear this every single day and let me tell you, this baby holds up SO well… its amazing, on my skin it does not crease,slide off, fade, nothing! it just stays perfect how it should be all day. I also applied some of this on my eyelids as i have prominent veins on my eyelids and then eyeshadow over the top of that and it did not effect my eyeshadows wear either which is great. When it comes to the wear of this i honestly have no complaints what so ever.

OVERALL:

If your looking for a full coverage, build able, long wearing, non creasing concealer that you can also use for highlighting AND contouring, then i highly recommend picking this one up! Its totally worth the money and you get a lot of product. I have definitely found my new holy grail concealer! Tate have totally stepped up their game lately with their products and i can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

Have a beautiful day!

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Australis Brow Tint VS. Maybelline Brow Drama

Hey Lovelies!

I am a brow addict so using the best brow products means everything to me! So i thought today for something different i would do a mini comparison of two brands brow products that i have tried and tested and give you my honest opinion!

No 1. Australis Cosmetics Brow Tint in “Dark Brown”img_1897

First of all how cute is this packaging?! Its so tiny and retro i absolutely love it! The product comes in a tube with a spoolie attached to the lid which is a standard shape, nothing crazy – I prefer this as its easier to control and apply to your brows. This brow product has a tint of colour as the name suggests which helps fill in and even out your brows, this product is great for anyone with sparse brows. If used on its on you can still achieve a natural shade but if used with a brow powder underneath you can get a really polished off look. The brow tint also styles your brows as it is a gel consistency so it helps your brows stay on point all day long. This product is very buildable making it easy to achieve a darker colour if desired.

 

No 2. Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara in “Medium Brown”img_1898

Maybelline’s brow drama is a popular product! I have seen this all over magazines and adds on TV. This product is used to sculpt and shape your brows. You can use this to achieve different looks ranging from perfectly blended brows to fierce fluffy brows. You can use the tip of the spoolie to ‘colour in’ your brows starting from the back end of your brow and working your way forward then use the straight part of the spoolie to comb back your brows into the perfect shape. I personally found the shape of this wand really hard to work with and i made a lot of mess around my brows as i only have fine, small brows.

The Verdict:

For me personally the Australis Brow Tint is the pick of the bunch, it is much easier to work with especially for beginners, and the colour pay off is great and can be built up if needed. I do not enjoy the fact that the Maybelline Brow Drama is so messy to use because of the wand, so i don’t tend to reach for it that often. It is a shame as the shades available are great and very natural looking but the wand just lets this one down.

Whats your favourite brow product of the moment? Let me know in the comments below!

Have a beautiful day!

Glamoureyes ❤

INSTAGRAM: @glamoureyesx

EMAIL: glamoureyesx@hotmail.com

Review: Sleek Highlighting Palettes

Morning Beauties!

Today I’m doing a review of the cream and powder highlighting palettes from Sleek Cosmetics. I have seen and heard a lot about both of these and i am excited to share my opinions with you!img_1900

Packaging:

The packaging is super sleek and stylish, the powder compact has a reflective gold case with 4 shades inside while the cream compact has a gun metal coloured case and also has 4 shades. Each case comes with an applicator brush to use which is convenient for any one using these palettes on the go or while travelling. There is also a large mirror on the inside of the lid. The exterior is a sturdy case which i feel is good for protecting the product inside  while its in your handbag or makeup case and again for those travelling with the palette.

Product:

Cream – I am not a huge fan of cream anything really as i feel powder is easier to work with, Although these cream highlighters do have a nice colour pay off and seem to be quite long lasting – they dont budge during my 12 hour days which is great! One of the shades in this palette is a powder which is great if you didn’t want to buy the two palettes. There is a nice variety of shades in here including a frosty cream, a pinkish gold, a pale gold and a darker bronze colour. I feel there is a nice range of colours for all skin types to pick from this palette, this would be a great one to add to a makeup artists kit.img_1902

Powder: One thing i love about this highlighting palette is that it is so different to everything else on the market! The colours are not your ordinary gold, pale gold and bronze, Sleek have mixed it up with this one adding a frosty pinkish lavender shade and a coral orange shade – perfect for anyone who doesn’t like to follow mainstream trends and is a unique individual. The colour pay off is great the only thing i don’t really enjoy is there is a lot of glitter in these colours, i prefer a soft shimmer to give a subtle glow. I also feel like the colours are really light once applied so people with tanned or dark skin may find these shades hard to work with as they will give off a frosty colour. This palette again has one cream shade for variety.img_1903img_1906

Overall:

These palettes are super cute and stylish, have plenty of shades for variety so a lot of people can use these and they are really affordable! You can’t really go wrong with it! These palettes would be great for anyone starting out their makeup collection or kit. Have you used these highlighting palettes before? If so, whats your Favourite shade?

Thanks for reading, have a lovely day!

Glamoureyes ❤

INSTAGRAM: @glamoureyesx

EMAIL: glamoureyesx@hotmail.com

REVIEW: The Body Shop Body Butter

I don’t know about you but moisturising has become part of my night time skincare routine, without it i feel dry and uncomfortable! I have tried so many moisturisers on the market and i have become very particular about which ones i use for certain things. The body shop sell a number of different body moisturiser options but today i will be reviewing the infamous Body Butters. img_1894

The Body Shop is known for its Body Butters, and for good reason! They have a beautiful range of textures and scents to please every body, i picked up Strawberry (one of my all time favourites) and Frosted Berries which is from their Christmas line.

Texture/Consistancy:

These body butters are a heavy cream, when you rub it in you can feel your skin soaking it up and it also last quite a while. I dislike using creams that my skin drinks up and leaves my skin feeling no different to before i applied cream, but that is not the case with the body butter. Your skin is left feeling nourished and silky smooth – just what i need! A little goes a long way with this product so the regular size tub will last you quite a while, i would say 3 months as an average.

Each Body Butter is labelled with a specific skin type for which it would suit, this is just a guide and you can use any of the range but if you are looking for something lighter, go with the body butters for “normal skin” if you are looking for ultimate hydration you should opt for the butters which are for “dry skin”.

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Price:

The Body Butters retail for $29.95AU which some people may find a little higher then they would normally pay for a body lotion but the body shop use quality fair trade ingredients which really shine through in their products. I believe it is well worth the price.

Variety:

There is plenty of variety within the body butter range, everyone will find one that they love! A couple of scents include Shea butter, Coconut, Olive, Moringa and many more!

Overall:

I really enjoy using these body butters, they give me the perfect amount of hydration and leave my skin feeling soft and silky. I find using the body butters while i am trying to maintain a fake tan really helps my tan to fade evenly so i can get the most wear out of it which is always a plus! The scents are true to their name and are not over powering. A great product to have or to give as a gift!

Thanks for reading guys, have a beautiful day!

Glamoureyes ❤

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EMAIL: glamoureyesx@hotmail.com

 

 

 

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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REVIEW: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Hey Beauties!

Lipstick is one of my favourite parts of makeup, it has the power to change the mood and feel of your whole look with one quick swipe of your hand! Today I’m reviewing the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick. Lets go!

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Packaging:

Firstly the packaging of this product is beauutiful! The lid is covered in a cute silver rose pattern with a vine style print continuing down onto the container. Then at the bottom is Kat’s signature brand label. The bottle is slim, slimmer then most other liquid lipsticks i own which is nice as its easier to fit into small bags or clutches when your heading out.

Colour & Consistency:

This liquid lipstick is extremely light weight, it almost feels like you have nothing at all on your lips. This is a  nice change as most liquid lipsticks have a heavy drying feeling which can be unpleasant for some people. The colour pay off is amazing! you only need one layer to achieve the colour displayed in the tube so you don’t waste any product.

How does it wear?:

I find this product stays on for most of the day but i do find after eating i will need to re-apply. Although it does fade off after eating i can say it fades evenly and softly so you don’t have an obvious horrible streak between the lipstick and your natural lip colour so your in no rush to duck to the nearest mirror to re-apply.

 

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TOP: ‘Melancholia’ BOTTOM: ‘Mother’

Overall:

Overall i give this product an 8/10. The only thing letting this lipstick down is the wear time compared to other brands. Apart from that it is worth adding to your collection if you are a makeup addict like myself, the colour range is great and a little product goes a long way.

Thanks for reading, have a fab day!

Glamoureyes ❤

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EMAIL: glamoureyesx@hotmai.com