Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

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LINKS// Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer | Chantilly | £23.00 | o.22oz

So I a couple of months ago I treated myself to a few Nars items. I picked up the Sheer Glow foundation, the Velvet Shadow Stick and the Radiant Creamy Concealer, which I will be reviewing today. I picked this up the lightest shade, Chantilly, which is basically a creamy white colour. I’m very fair skinned so as always I have to go for the lightest shade, which is normally still to dark for me, this being no exception. It really bugs me how the beauty mark is aimed towards tanned skinned, we need more for very pale and dark skinned girls and guys. We like makeup too.

Like the foundation, this concealer has a very light weight texture. It applies very easily, like a moisturizer and feels like you’re wearing nothing on your skin, whilst giving a good amount of coverage. It gives more coverage than the foundations and I find this really well under the eyes, as it gives a nice natural glow. It blends so easily and effortlessly, whether that be with a brush or a sponge. You can apply this over or under foundation, it works both ways, but I prefer putting it on after as it gives a really nice brightening under eye glow, which is also really nice on the tops of my cheekbones and along my nose bridge. As well as brightening I find it helps erase all signs of fatigue and hides skin blemishes and imperfections. The only problem I have with this is that I don’t find it works very well on spots, as it doesn’t cover them or help blend out the redness, even with a colour correct under it. I’ll use this for under my eyes or under my brown bone but for spots instead I go for my Collection Lasting Perfecting Concealer which in my opinion is the best Concealer in the world.

I’d give this Concealer a 7.4/10. Good for under eye and brown bone, not so good for spots and a little pricey for a concealer in my opinion.

The packaging is just the standard modern Nars packaging. A small tube with a black lid and the Nars logo on the side. Simple but Modern and decorative. It comes in a black cardboard box, which is good storage in the case the tube smashes, you’ll be able to save some of your makeup from being covered in concealer. This retails at £22.50 for 0.22 Oz. 6ml on the Nars website and pretty much every website. You can get it from Feelunique, house of Fraser, LookforFantastic and Asos.

If you’ve tried this concealer, let me know what you thought of it below, also let me know if there are any good drugstore dupes of this, because I’d love to try some.

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Nars Sheer Glow Foundation Review

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LINKS // Nars Sheer Glow Foundation

Everyone and their pet goldfish and their postman raves about this foundation. It’s The Sheer Glow foundation by Nars. It’s been featured on millions of blogs and youtube videos and almost everyone loves it. Including me.

A few months ago I treated myself to some Nars stuff as a reward for doing well in my first year of uni. I picked up this, a Creamy Concealer and a Velvet Shadow Stick (reviews going up soon). I try and research the hell out of high end products before I purchase them. I don’t have £40 to just throw away on anything, so if I’m buying something high end I’ve got to make sure I really really want it and intend to use it.

Drugstore foundations, at least out of the one’s I have tried, just don’t work very well on my skin. I have combination skin and find some of my skin can be dry some days and oily others. I find foundations go flaky on my skin not long after applying. I’d tried many different ways to prevent this, from changing brushes, trying makeup sponges and beauty blenders, to exfoliating daily, to changing my skincare routine. But nothing worked. So I had to step up my game and try out a high end foundation.

I’ve heard mixed reviews about this foundation online. Some say it’s great for dry skin, other say it clings to dry patches and is only good for oily skin. As someone with both, I decided to give it a shot. This a silicone based natural finish foundation. It’s Dermatological tested, fragrance free and feels very light weight. Unlike a lot of foundations I’ve tried, this feels more like a moisturizer than a foundation. It goes on so smoothly and effortlessly, blending nicely, whether that be with a sponge or a brush, with or without primer. I got this is in the shade Siberia, which, as you can imagine by the name, is the lightest shade, because I’m a white ass Caspar the ghost bitch. I have to say it’s one of the only foundations that’s been anywhere close to my skin tone. 80% of the time with foundations the lightest shade is still way to dark, but I find with this it matches my skin perfectly. It gives good coverage, whilst giving me a nice natural glow, but without giving the appearance of accidental blackface. It’s definitely a foundation you have to build up, and gives I’d say a nice medium amount of coverage, so if you’re someone who doesn’t have terrible skin, but needs a little help giving herself a glowy complexion (and not that of a corpse), I’d recommend this, because it works great hiding that never-goes-outside skin.

The bottle is a small acrylic bottle with the Nars logo up the side and a black lid. It’s Nar, all it’s packaging is standard, plane but modern and stylish. It also came in the standard black cardboard box that all Nars products come in. I usually keep it inside the box, so in the case the bottle accidentally breaks I may be able to save my other makeup from being covered in foundation. My only problem with this damn bottle is that it doesn’t have a pump. The amount of times I’ve accidentally poured to much on my hand is stupid really. This retails at £31.00 for 1  Fl. Oz. 30ml on the Nars website, but on Feel Unique, which is where I got it from I brought it retails for £29.50. So only £1.50 less than every other website, but hey I got a free gift, free delivery and that £1.50 can go towards a dib dab and a bottle of pink lemonade lucozade (my favs).

Overall I really like this foundation. I know people say to avoid this if you’ve got any sort of dry skin, but I really like it. It’s goes on so easily, gives a nice finish and feels really nice on the skin. My only quarrel is the fact the bottle doesn’t have a pump, which means having to pour it out. But really that’s something I can live with, and hey if it bothers me that much I can always buy the £3.00 pump they sell on the website.

But apart from that this product is great, it’s a solid 9/10 for me and it’s just amazing. If you’ve tried this product, let me know what you thought of it below, especially if you’ve got combination skin, as I’d love to know how it worked on you.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day

Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Foundation Review

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I recently ran out of the foundation I was using and I really like trying new foundations. I think every time I run out of foundation I buy one I’ve never tried before just because I just really like trying new foundations. Anyway I picked this one up from Collection because I’ve never tried it before and it was on offer.

I’ve found this foundation to give quite a thick coverage, but in a good way. It seems to cover all blemishes and give a nice finish without making you look cakey. It apparently has 16 hour wear and I can say it does seem to last quite a long time. I never really wear my makeup for that long but it does seem to last for a pretty long time when I do wear it. I have it the second lightest shade, Ivory which is just a tiny bit darker than my skin tone.. I’ve learned to avoid the lightest shade of foundation simply because a lot of the time the lightest shade tends to have pink undertones which don’t go well with my pale skin.

Anyway this foundation has great coverage and great staying power. It’s oil free and apparently SPF 20, which is great because who doesn’t love SPF.

I’d probably give this a 9/10.

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Collection Gorgeous Glow Blush Block Review

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Okay so I recently picked up this Gorgeous Glow Block from Collection. I absolutely love this. I’ve never really been into blush before and in fact for the longest time I skipped that step. Mostly because I’m really pale and every blush just made me look washed out or looked ridiculous on. I’ve been using this for about a month and I love it. Blush has become my favourite part of my makeup routine because I use this every single time and I love it.

As you can see it’s a combination of 4 blushes and 1 sort of highlighter. The colours all blend together to create a nice light shimmery pink. It looks really nice, especially if you’ve got really pale skin. It’s not too shimmery that you look shiney but just enough to give you a nice natural glow. I just found out they do a bronzer of this and I really want to go buy it now just to see if it’s as good as this because I love this and now I want both.

I would give this a 10/10. Yep I think it’s that good.

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Green Colour Corrector Review

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So I recently picked up this green colour corrector from primarks makeup range. I normally don’t buy primark makeup because it’s honestly not the best quality but I saw this and it was only a pound so I thought hey why not. It’s just a simple small green colour corrector pen, the kind where you twist the bottom to get it to come out more. Now for a primark product this is actually really good. I use this after primer but before concealer and foundation, just over my redness on any skin blemishes and around my nose and then I pat it in with my fingers. It really does take down the redness a lot and after I put my concealer on top you can barely tell there’s anything there. It was very cheap but really good so if you’re looking for something simple and cheap to take down redness I would definitely recommend this.

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Revolution All About Cream Blush Palette Review

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So I recently picked up this All About Cream Blusher Palette by Revolution. It comes in the standard black sturdy case with 8 beautiful cream blushes. Like my previous review of the revolution golden highlighter palette I’m going to give the blushes names because they don’t have them. There’s 8 colours in this palette, many of which are quite similar. There’s a good mixture of hot pinks and dark coral tones and one light pink blush.

They blushes themselves are very soft and creamy. They apply easily and also blend well. I’ve been wearing #2 and #7 the most, but they are all very pretty and all look very nice on the skin. I will say the staying power is amazing, they last for a very long time, even after my foundation has faded my blusher is usually still going strong. I will say these shades are quite dark and don’t work that well for pale skin. I am very pale, like corpse-statue pale so really only 2 work on me. If you’ve got tan or dark skin however this would probably make you look amazing. So if you’ve got pale skin definitely check this out.

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Revolution Golden Sugar Blush and Contour Palette Review

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So I recently picked up this blush and contour palette by Revolution. It’s called the Golden Sugar Palette and it comes with 2 highlighters, 4 blushes and 2 bronzers. They’re all together in a nice rectangle black plastic case, which is kind of hard to open but is very secure, so there’s no chance of it breaking in your bag and spilling everywhere.

All the colours are really pigmented and look lovely on the skin. None of the colours have names, so I’m just going to give them names I made up, because why not. The first two are highlighters, called George Clooney and The Goblin King (yeah see I’m great at naming things). The George Clooney highlighter [1] is a very light pale colour whilst the Goblin King [2] is a very light biege highlighter. I’ve used both and although both are very pigmented I much prefer George Clooney which I’ve been applying under my eyebrows and along my jaw line as it looks a lot nicer on the skin and shows up a lot more on my pale face.

There’s also 4 blushes in this set, which I’m going to give amazing names. The first one, which I’m going to cool Pina Colada [3] is a very light sweet pink shade, the second one which I’ve been calling Flamingo [4] is very similar to Pina Colada but just a little bit darker. Below that are Just a little Wine [5] which is a very dark coral blush and next to that is Too Much Wine [6] which is a very dark red with sort of golden undertones. All the blushes have a slight shimmer to them. The last two items in the palette are two bronzers. The first I have named Drunk Christmas Tree [7] and it’s a very nice shimmery golden brown. The next one which I have called Sober Christmas Tree [8] is a very light matte brown.

I’ve mostly been using George Clooney [1],  The Goblin King [2], Flamingo [4] and Pina Colada [3]. I’ve found all the colours to be very very pigmented and that they stand out on the skin a lot. I love using George Clooney to highlight under my brow because I’m very pale and I find it very hard to find a highlighter that stands out against my skin without making me look like a twilight sparkling vampire. But George Clooney and The Goblin King work very well on my skin and make it so I look light I actually have some resemblance of bones in my otherwise round face.

The blushes and bronzers are also read good, very pigmented and last for a long time. This is one of the best palettes I’ve ever used from revolution and I absolutely adore it.

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Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer Review

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So I’ve been using this concealer for the last 3 months now, ever since my old one ran out. I really wanted to try a new one, so I picked up this one. I’d seen a lot of amazing reviews on it, with most people saying the best drugstore concealer is either this or the collection lasting perfection concealer. Now the collection concealer was the one I was using previously to this, and it was great. But I wanted to try something new and so this happened.

I have very fair/pale skin so I picked this up in ivory which is the lightest shade. Unlike the wake me up foundation, the lightest shade of this does not have pink undertones, but is just a nice stable light colour. The coverage is amazing and it applies very well. I will say my only problem with this is that although it does amazing on spots and blemishes it seems to crease quite badly when applied under the eyes. Apart from that little mishap it’s a really amazing concealer, easy to apply, last for a long time and it’s easy to take off.

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Tanya Burr Peachy Glow Cheek Palette Review

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So I recently picked up the Tanya Burr Peachy Glow Cheek Palette. I picked it up because I liked the look of the product and the really pretty packaging. The product comes in a small silver and pink striped box with a dark pink scallop pattern around the edge.

The product itself contains a bronzer, blush and highlighter. Each section is imprinted with a pattern and each product has a name. The bronzer has little lines going through it and is named Beach Bronze, the Blush is called Apricot Flush and has little hearts going through it and the highlighter is called Champagne Shimmer and has little snowflakes and starts printed on it.  I really do like the highlighter as I think it gives a nice white glow without too much shine. The blush is a nice peachy shade in the palette but is not very pigmented in my opinion, it might just be because I have very pale skin but it just doesn’t work very for me at all. The bronzer is also a very nice light brown colour that is very pigmented. Both the bronzer and highlighter have good staying power but the blush, again isn’t that good.

Overall this is an okay palette. The bronzer and the highlighter are nice but the blush is a little disappointing. I’d probably give it a 6/10.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Foundation Review

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So today I’m reviewing the  Rimmel London, lasting finish 25 hour foundation. As you can see from the picture it comes in a tall hard plastic 30ml bottle a white lid and white and red writing on it. I picked up this foundation because the previous one I was using, Rimmel wake me up didn’t suit my skin tone very well. This one which is the lightest shade of nude, suits my skin almost perfectly. It goes on so easy and well and doesn’t leave streaks or make me look cakey.

I’ve had a few spots lately and this works really really well in helping cover up my blemishes and get rid of the red. I definitely prefer it to the wake me up foundation. It also works very well against pale skin, so if you’re pale like me I’d recommend you try this because it just blends so well without making you look like your face is a different colour to the rest of your body. The only downside I’ve found with this is sometimes if it mixes with my concealer it cakes a little, usually around the underside of my eyelid. Apart from that it’s a brilliant foundation.

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