Showing posts with label foundation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label foundation. Show all posts
Saturday, August 1, 2015

Rimmel 9 in 1 BB Cream

It terms of BB Cream, Garnier is my go to brand when I want a nice sheer, breathable coverage. However, I have just finished the last of it and instead of repurchasing it for the fourth time I wanted to try something new. I have just gone back to work and the air-con/ central heating is wreaking havoc on my skin! Anything too heavy just leaves my skin looking dull and caked so BB Cream is definitely the best thing for a light even coverage. I swatched a few different BB Creams from Maybelline and L'Oréal in Boots and the Rimmel 9 in 1 BB Cream just felt like the most moisturising one with the best coverage.



Rimmel 9 in 1 is quite thick in texture in comparison to other BB Creams which is something that I like as it gives a better lasting coverage. The finish is Semi- Matte which is exactly what I want need for daytime; I like to pair it with the No.7 Instant Radiance Cream Highlight and the Maybelline Eraser Concealer to give a dewy and glowy look.



It claims to: prime, moisturise, minimize pores, conceal, cover, smooth, mattify, brighten and help protect. I definitely didn't pick this up as a multi-purpose product and if I did I would have to say that it doesn't tick all nine boxes. I needed to use separate products to prime, highlight and conceal  as this product doesn't do that, It is moisturising, has a medium coverage, feels lightweight on the skin and has an SPF of 25 which is all that I look for in a BB Cream so it is a thumbs up for me! 

If you have any BB Cream recommendations please let me know below!
Rachael O 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

L'Oréal Infallible 24H Matte Foundation

Although the L'Oréal Infallible 24H Matte Foundation launched a few weeks ago, I only decided to get it last week. I tend to stay away from anything marketed as being "matte" as I have quite dry/dehydrated skin and these formulas tend to cling to dry patches and flaky areas. Not only that but I prefer a more dewy natural finish when it comes to my foundation and prefer being able to see skin and freckles without masking everything up. 



Recently, I've seen MUA Desi Perkins use and praise this foundation in a few of her YouTube videos and was intrigued by the flawless and lightweight finish it gave. L'Oréal is not a brand that I would usually gravitate towards but after seeing it in action I thought I would give it a go. It was on offer in Superdrug when I bought it, around the €10.50 mark, and usually retails for €13.99.


I applied this with a Beauty Blender soaked in my Mac Fix+ Dupe, which you can read about here, and blended evenly it over my face. I patted excess foundation onto the areas that needed extra coverage such as my nose and chin. I find that the Infallible 24H Matte Foundation gives a really flawless, full coverage without looking heavy and cakey. It also feels lightweight and breathable on the skin which is an extra bonus especially in Summer. If you suffer from dry, flaky patches it's really important to moisturise properly and apply a hydrating spray like Mac Fix+ before your foundation so that it doesn't cling to these areas.

This foundation has vastly become a must-have for me and I will definitely be trying more L'Oréal products soon.
If you have any recommendations please list them below!
Rachael O