Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation

Let me start off by saying that Laura Mercier's Silk Creme Foundation is now one of my all time favourite products!  I have a huge thing about my skin, I just hate it! I have a very uneven skin tone and I get a spots and have a lot of acne scarring, so I'm constantly on the look out for a good foundation to help hide it. I gave up on drugstore foundations a while ago, aside from the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation I've never found one that I love. My other problem is the fact I'm pretty pale. High street (and a few high end brands) rarely have colours pale enough for me and they just end up looking orange and unnatural. I've tried foundations from Mac, Clinique, No 7, Maybelline, Rimmel, etc. But never found anything good enough. My skin also holds makeup terribly, primers don't help and I just find generally high end foundations stay put longer.
It was from the recommendation of beauty guru Tanya Burr that got me interested in this and I'm so happy that I checked it out! This is the perfect colour, consistency, coverage and overall the best foundation for me. 
I have the palest shade which is Soft Ivory, it is my exact colour and doesn't even really need to be blended into the neckline.
The coverage of this is medium to full. This foundation is a perfect example of the term 'a little goes a long way', a pea sized amount is enough for the entire face but it is also easily buildable to get a heavier coverage.
Another thing I have noticed with this foundation is how natural it looks. I used to use MAC's Studio Fix Fluid and it always looked thick, cakey and made it so obvious that I was wearing foundation. This however, looks exactly like my skin... just better! I'd say it has a natural finish, not matte but not dewy, somewhere in the middle.
The staying power of this is very good. When I first tried it, I used a primer and it seemed to just slide off within minutes but since I've ditched that and just used a moisturiser it has been perfect!
The biggest downside to this product is the fact it is £33. I personally don't mind spending more on my foundation as I buy everything else from drugstore brands and I definitely think that its worth the money.
I've had it for about 2 months now and I think it will last me a while, I will definitely be repurchasing this when it's all gone though! 

I hope you have enjoyed this post and let me know in the comments what your favourite foundations are and if you've tired this! 


Monday, 4 March 2013

Benefit Erase Paste Review


Hello and welcome to my blog! 
My first ever post on this blog is going to be about my favourite under-eye concealer. I got this in the Benefit set 'The Confessions of a Concealaholic' a very long time ago. I never really used it as I bought the set primarily to try and hide my acne. Admittedly, when I bought this I knew nothing about makeup and it's powers. Only recently, in understanding the products have I discovered this little gem! 
The consistency of this is quite thick but it doesn't feel uncomfortable on the skin like some concealers do. The apricot colours of this help to even out the horrible blue tones I get under my eyes.
I probably could do with a paler shade, especially in the winter but this doesn't ever look unnatural or obvious at all. I use this every time I do my makeup and as you can see from he picture I have tones left. A little goes a long way with this concealer and I feel as though this is going to last a very long time. This concealer is priced at £19.50. I really love this product and I would say it is with the money if you have dark circles.

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Sammy x