Erborian CC Cream – First Impression

The secret of Korean skin perfection. These intelligent, hybrid formulas transforming your skin, to give a velvety, ultra-soft spotless finish. CC Creme HD is the first radiance skincare high definition: this ultra-fine, deeply moisturising texture is enriched in CC pigments, the new generation Color Controling pigments self adjust to your natural luminous beauty, new vitality, freshness and radiance. CC Creme HD, highly concentrated in CC Pigments and associated to the Centella Asiatica, botanical active from the Korean pharmacopea, preserves, moisturises and enhances your skin, helps to diminish your imperfections. Your skin is luminous, radiant, full of vitality and more perfect, simply and naturally.

How I applied the CC cream-

  • Dotted around the face
  • And blended it with a real techniques sculpting brush
  • And blended my concealers and powders on top

What the product does-

  • Blends in and actually becomes your skin tone
  • Evens out my skin tone
  • Gives a light natural coverage
  • Gives a your skin but better look
  • Covers up blemishes

How it held up through out the day

  • It does transfer when I touched my face
  • Made me look fresh and healthy

I really like this CC and I would wear it on days where I want to wear light makeup. And I would recommend this product.

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YouTubers Made Me Buy It 

This blog post is about what YouTube or Bloggers persuaded me to buy. 

Makeup: 

  • Makeup Geek Eye shadows 
  • Z Palette 
  • Morphe Brushes 
  • Zoeva Brushes 
  • Morphe Eye shadow Palettes- 35O, 35F
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation and Concealer
  • LA girl pro concealer
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer 
  • Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecer 
  • Nivea Men Post Shave Balm- used as a primer 
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer
  • NYX Colour Correcting Palette
  • Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray 
  • The Beauty Blender 
  • L’oreal Lumi Magique Cushion Foundation
  • Nars Sheer Glow- even though my the shade I have is too dark, but I mix it in with a foundation that is too light for me
  • Milani Conceal and Perfect Foundation
  • Huda Beauty Liquid Lipstick 

Skincare: 

  • Nip and Fab Skincare 
  • Pixi Glow Tonic Toner
  • Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil for Face 30ml

Where to buy these products:

http://beautybay.com/makeupgeek/

http://beautybay.com/zpalette/

http://beautybay.com/_/N-/?Ntk=All&Ntt=Morphe+brushes&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial 

https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/morphe-brushes?ref=mm- the 35F and 35O Palette Currently Out Of Stock 

http://m.debenhams.com/beauty/too-faced- born this way foundation and Concealer, chocolate bar palette 

http://beautybay.com/cosmetics/lagirl/proconcealhdhighdefinitionconcealer/

http://beautybay.com/cosmetics/anastasiabeverlyhills/browdefiner/

https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/becca-shimmering-skin-perfector-pressed.html#clktrack&type=product&list=brand&rk=7&selectedVariantId=6760

http://www.superdrug.com/Nivea/Nivea-For-Men-Sensitive-Post-Shave-Balm/p/247057

http://m.feelunique.com/brands/urban-decay?q=URBAN+DECAY

http://m.feelunique.com/p/Giorgio-Armani-Luminous-Silk-Foundation-30ml

http://m.feelunique.com/p/NYX-Color-Correcting-Palette

http://beautybay.com/beautyblender/

http://m.feelunique.com/p/LOreal-Paris-Nude-Magique-Cushion-14.6g

http://m.feelunique.com/p/NARS-Sheer-Glow-Foundation-30ml

http://beautybay.com/cosmetics/milani/concealandperfect2in1foundationandconcealer/

https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/huda-beauty-liquid-matte.html#clktrack&type=product&list=brand&rk=1

http://www.superdrug.com/b/Nip%20+%20Fab

https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/pixi-glow-tonic.html#clktrack&type=product&list=brand&rk=2

http://www.boots.com/en/Palmers-skin-therapy-oil-for-face-3_1711539/#GwWow9icK3YrbkI0.99

Skincare Items That I’m Trying Out For My Acne And Combination Skin 


My skin type is combination, which means I have both oily and dry skin. My t-zone is oily and the rest of my face tends to be dry. But I have noticed in between my eyebrows I have dry skin. 

The products that I have been using are: 

Yes to Tomatoes Moisturiser- this product gives me nice hydrated face but not too hydrated that my face looks like an oil slick. The tomatoes fight against my acne. 

Elf Daily Moisturiser- this product gives my face hydration, I apply this on my forehead and cheeks for extra hydration. 

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil for Face 30ml- this helps with fine lines, dark spots, uneven skin and ageing skin. I squeeze out 2 drops and massaged it into my face. 

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion- I apply this product on my blemishes and current spots. I only apply the smallest amount as the product really drys out the spot. 

Where to find these products: 

http://beautybay.com/skincare/yesto/tomatoesdailyrepairtreatment/

http://mobile.eyeslipsface.co.uk/face/face-skincare/daily-hydration-moisturizer

Palmers Skin Therapy oil- http://m.boots.com/h5/cat_hub?path=%2Fen%2FPalmers-skin-therapy-oil-for-face-3_1711539%2F&unCountry=uk

http://beautybay.com/skincare/mariobadescu/dryinglotion/

Next up is Top 5 Mascara’s 

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First Impression- Jeffree Star Cosmetics 

Who is Jeffree Star? 

I’ve been following Jeffree Star on Instagram for a while now, and if you haven’t heard of him, he’s a self made makeup artist, musician, singer, model, fashion designer. As soon as I Beauty Bay was going to stock his cosmetics line. I quickly got my hands on some products before they went out of stock. 

The Skin Frost Highlight 
 I got the shade King Tut. Which is a gold shade. 

The pan holds a whopping 15 grams of product. Let’s compare the size and price to the other biggest highlighters out there right now.

Becca’s Champagne Pop is £32 for 8 grams

Mac Cosmetics Soft and Gentle is £24 for 10 grams 

This highlight is so pigmented, you only need the smallest amount. The highlight is very creamy and pigmented. 

Velour Liquid Lipstick 

I got the shades Androgyny and Posh Spice. 

The product is lightweight and long lasting. 

But they seem to cling on to my dry skin on my lips. 

Velour Lipstick 

I got the shade Celebrity Skin. This lipstick is creamy and very moisturising.  


Swatches Left to Right: 

King Tut, Celebrity Skin, Posh Spice and Androgyny.  

Where to buy Jeffree Star Products: 

http://www.beautybay.com/jeffreestarcosmetics/

Review On The Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation 


Matte + Poreless is a beauty bargain for normal to oily or combination skin. The thin liquid formula spreads seamlessly across skin with a weightless feel. The balanced matte finish isn’t overly drying and does a decent job of keeping oily shine at bay (at least for a few hours), adding up to another winning foundation from Maybelline. 

Pros:

Balanced matte finish ideal for normal to oily or combination skin.

Natural looking light to medium coverage.

Several skin-flattering tones to choose from for light to deep skin tones.

Blurs over pores instead of settling into them.

Fragrance-free.

Love the packaging as it is in a tube, so you can squeeze out the product 

A bargain- £7.99 

Cons: 

The availability of the product in store 

The availability of shades in store 

The other type of packaging where I have to pour it out, is a huge con as it leads me to waste product 

Where is it available:

https://m.boots.com/h5/cat_hub?path=%2Fen%2FMaybelline-Fit-Me-Matte-Poreless-Foundation_1838584%2F&colId=Ivory&unCountry=uk: For light skin tones 

http://m.boots.com/h5/cat_hub?path=%2Fen%2FMaybelline-Fit-Me-Matte-Poreless-Foundation_1886626%2F&unCountry=uk:For medium/dark skin tones 

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The Ride or Die Tag 

This blog post is inspired by the YouTuber Jaclyn Hill. This is basically saying what you’re one and only favourite product from each category is and why is it your favourite, for example foundation, concealer, eyeshadow palette and eyeliner.

I will start with Primer, and that is the Benefit Porefessional Primer: This primer works best for me as it  fills in pores and it makes my foundation last longer.

Foundation: Ex1 Cosmetics in F400: This is my favourite foundation because it is made specifically for olive skin tones and it gives me a full coverage look without it making me look cakey. Also  the price is amazing it’s 12.50.

Concealer: Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer: This concealer works for as it has a range of shades, it makes my under-eyes look hydrated and it conceals my dark circles.

Powder: Mac Mineralize Skin Finish:This is my favourite powder because it does not make my skin look dry and it gives my skin a healthy glow.

Loose Powder: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder: This powder is finely milled meaning, when I set my under-eyes is does not look dry or cakey.

Contour: Makeup Geek Contour Powder in Half-Hearted: Is the perfect contour shade for my skin tone, as it does not look muddy on me. Also it blends really well. 

Highlight: Becca Highlight in Opal: This highlight gives me a nice glowy look without being too over-powering. It also doesn’t look like glitter on my face. 

Blush: Ex1 Cosmetics Blush in Natural Flush: This gives me a natural look and the product blends really well. 

Eyeshadow Base: NYX eyeshadow base: this gives me an even skin tone on my eyelids and eyeshadows blend really well on top of it. 

Eyeshadow Palette: My Z Palette with my Makeup Geek Eyeshadows: I put this palette together by purchasing different Makeup Geek eyeshadows. My palette contains, brown, red, nude shades. I bought the the eyeshadows individually and created a palette that I like. 

Eyeliner: Maybelline Matte Liquid Black Eyeliner: This has the perfect applicator to create a wing. Also I don’t like the like glossy look of black eyeliner, so a matte eyeliner is perfect for me. 

Mascara: Maybelline Lash Sensational: This is by far my favourite mascara that I’ve tried a few but they make my eyelashes look clumpy. This product gives my eyelashes a fluttery look which I love. 

Eyebrow Pencil: ABH Brow Definer in Ebony: This brand gives me the perfect brown tone for my eyebrows and the definer lets me fill in my eyebrows quickly. 

Eyebrow Gel: L’Oreal Brow Stylist in Medium/Dark: This sets my brow hairs all day, it’s like super glue. 

Lip liner: Kylie Cosmetics Brown Sugar Lip liner: I apply the lip liner before applying the liquid lipstick, I do this so that the liquid lipstick lasts longer on my lips. 

Liquid Lipstick: Kylie Cosmetics Brown Sugar: The formula of this is hydrating and it does not dry out my lips. The colour of the liquid lipstick is perfect for my skin tone. 

Lipstick: Mac Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Stone: This is the perfect cool tone lipstick for my skin tone and the formula does not dry out my lips. 

Setting Spray: Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray: This setting spray is my favourite because, it locks my makeup in place all day. 

Perfume: Calvin Klein Forbidden Euphoria: This has been my favourite perfume for years, it has such a unique scent. 

Where My Ride or Die Products are Available:

Benefit Primer

Ex1 Foundation
Urban Decay Concealer
Mac Cosmetics Powder
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
Makeup Geek Contour Powder
Becca Highlight
Ex1 Blush
NYX Eyeshadow Base
Makeup Geek Eyeshadows
Z Palette
Maybelline Matte Black Eyeliner
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
ABH Brow Definer
L’Oréal Brow Gel
Kylie Cosmetics Brown Sugar Lip Kit
Mac Cosmetics Matte Lipstick
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Calvin Klein Perfume
Link to Jaclyn Hill’s Video: https://youtu.be/6C08upOMKak

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Is It Worth It? Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation 


The Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation is a new foundation from Urban Decay. The foundation claims to be full coverage, matte, oil free and long wearing. And all of these criteria’s are true. 

The packaging is a sleek gun metal packaging. It has a pump which makes you use the right amount of product. The product contains 30ml. The only thing bad about the packaging is that finger prints get all over the packaging. 

Formula wise, the foundation has a thick liquid consistency. When using the foundation, I recommend only using one pump of the product. To blend out the product, I would recommend blending out the product by using a damp beauty blender or beauty sponge.

However, if you have dry skin this foundation is not for you. It will emphasis the dryness on your face. 

When I wear the foundation, the product works well for the my skin type, which is combination meaning I have both oily and dry skin.

This foundation oxidises meaning once the foundation is on it goes slightly darker. So I would recommend a shade lighter or the right shade, I would go to the shop and test the foundation and see what shade works for me. 

The lasting power of this foundation is not the best, sometimes it settles into my smile lines and it emphasised the texture on my chin and cheek, where I have acne. 

The best primer that works best for me is the Benefit Porefessional primer. 

To be honest I will finish this foundation but I probably will not re-purchase it. This foundation is for really oily skin. The foundation costs £27. 

Where to buy the product: 

http://m.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_123932068099_-1

http://m.feelunique.com/p/Urban-Decay-All-Nighter-Foundation-30ml 

Next up will be the Ride Or Die Tag. 

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Twitter- 95Ritu 

Review on the Morphe 35O Palette 

What is the Morphe 350 Palette?

This is an eye shadow palette that contains 35 colours. This palette contains warm, and neutral tones. I saw this palette on YouTube, which made me purchase the product. This palette has a variety of matte eye shadows and shimmery eye shadows.

The pros of this palette:

The formula of the eye shadows are so nice and creamy, meaning that the eye shadows are super blend able

The eye shadows are very pigmented

The price point is amazing, it is £21

There are so many times that you could use to create so many different looks

Eye shadows last all day, it is really handy if you wear makeup all day

The cons of this palette:

The packaging is not the greatest, it looks cheap

The palette does not include a mirror, which you would find in most eye shadow palettes

Some of the shimmery eye shadows have fall out

Overall, I would definitely recommend this palette if you like warm and neutral tones. It is one of most affordable palettes that I own that give a lot of colour pay off and it is so versatile. These eye shadows last all day and does not crease. This is definitely one of my go to palettes during the autumn and winter.

Where you can purchase the Morphe 350 Palette:

https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/morphe-brushes-nature-glow-eye-shadow-palette-35o.html – Currently Out of Stock

http://www.beautybay.com/cosmetics/morphebrushes/35o35colornatureglowpalette/- Currently Out Of Stock

 

My Current Lazy Day Makeup Routine

lazy-day-makeup-routine

  1. Firstly, in my Makeup Routine, I moisturise with my Yes To Tomatoes Daily Balance Moisturiser. This product helps with balancing the amount of oils that come through the face. And I also moisturise with my Nip + Fab Bee Sting Deluxe Cream. This product includes Bee venom helps plump + firm, Wheat proteins tighten + smooth and Glycofilm provides anti-ageing shield. I then let all of the product to set in to my skin for 10 minutes.
  2. For my under eye area, I use the Nip + Fab No Needle Fix Serum. I use half a pump, I then tap this in my under eyes and brow bone.
  3. For my base, I use the L’Oreal Paris Lumi Cushion Foundation, I am in the shade Golden Amber (No. 11). This foundation is a very lightweight foundation, meaning the foundation does not feel heavy and it does not look cakey. I apply the foundation, with a Beauty Blender.
  4. For concealer, I use the Urban Decay Naked Weightless Concealer, in the shade Medium Dark Neutral. I apply my concealer under my eyes and on any blemishes. I use my Beauty Blender to blend out the concealer.
  5. I then use a liquid highlight; I use the Cover FX highlight drops. I apply this on the tops of my cheekbones. I also apply this with my Beauty Blender.
  6. To set my face, I use my Mac Cosmetics Mineralize Skin Finish in Dark Tan. To set my under eyes, I use a Zoeva 132 Luxe Powder Finish Brush. To set my face, I use the Real Techniques Powder Brush.
  7. For my eyebrows, I use the L’Oreal Paris Perfection Brow Artist Plumper in medium to dark. I brush this through my eyebrows, to give my eyebrows a fuller look.
  8. For my eyelashes, I use the L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara X5 in Extra Black. I coat my top lashes and my bottom lashes once.

Where to find the products that I use:

Yes to Tomatoes Moisturiser

Nip+Fab No Needle Fix Serum

Nip+Fab Bee Sting Fix Cream

L’oreal Lumi Cushion Foundation

Urban Decay Concealer

Cover FX Liquid Highlight Drops

Mac Mineralize SkinFinish

L’Oreal Mascara

L’Oreal Brow Plumper

My Current Makeup Routine

current-makeup-routine

  1. First of all, I moisturise before applying my makeup, I am currently using the Yes to Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturiser. This moisturiser hydrates and balances combination, oily and acne prone complexions. I then leave my moisturiser to sink in for ten minutes.
  2. Then I use a primer, I am currently using the NYX Angel Veil Primer. Using a primer makes my makeup last longer and it does not settle into my fine lines and pores. I apply this in my t-zone and massage it in. I then leave the product to sink in for five minutes.
  3. While I am waiting I fill in my eyebrows. To fill in my eyebrows, I am currently using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in the shade Ebony. This shade is perfect for people with dark hair, dark brown to black hair. I fill in the arch of my eyebrow and the end of eyebrow, to give my eyebrows more of a full look. Then I set my eyebrows with the L’Oréal Paris Perfection Brow Artist Plumper in medium to dark.
  4. I then apply my foundation, the EX1 cosmetics Foundation in F400. I use one pump on the back of my hand and I dot it all over my face. I then blend it in using my Black Beauty Blender. Then I use my Urban Decay Oil Control Setting Spray, and spray it on, the I use my Beauty Blender to push in the product. This method makes my foundation last the whole day when I am wearing it.
  5. Concealer is the next step; the concealer I use is the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in the shade Medium Dark Neutral. I apply this under my eyes and on any blemishes. I then apply the Maybelline Fit Me concealer in the shade number 35 in places where I want to highlight. The place where I highlight is under my eyes, middle of my forehead, bridge of my nose, cupids bow and my chin. I then blend this out with the Black Beauty Blender.
  6. I then set my face with my Mac Mineralise Skin Finish in Dark Tan using my Real Techniques Powder brush. I then set the under eyes using my Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in translucent. I set the under eyes with my beauty blender. This method is called baking; this prevents my concealer from creasing. I usually leave the baking on for five minutes then dust it away with my powder brush.
  7. I then bronze my face with the Too Faced Dark Chocolate Bronzer using a Morphe Brush M527. I bronze my face, where the sun naturally hits it. So, my forehead, and my cheeks.
  8. After this step, I contour my face. I contour the hollows of cheeks and my jawline. The product I use to contour is Makeup Geek Contour Pan in the shade Half Hearted. I use a Morphe Brush M530 to contour. In order to contour, you should use a darker shade than your skin tone. Contouring makes your face look slimmer.
  9. I then highlight, using my Becca Shimmering Perfector Pressed in Opal. The reason I highlight is to give my face a natural glow. I highlight the tops of my cheekbones, my brow bone and my cupids bow. To apply my highlight, I use a Real Techniques Setting Brush.
  10. I then move onto my eyes. To prime my eyelids, I use the NYX Eyeshadow Base in the Skin Tone shade. I then set this with my Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in translucent, this method allows my eyeshadows to blend really well. On my eyes I use a Tanya Burr Cosmetics Hollywood Eye Palette. I use the shade Bookworm in my crease and on my eyelid. To apply my eye shadow, I use the Real Techniques Shading Brush.
  11. The next step on my eyes is winged eyeliner. To do this I use Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in the colour Demolition, which is a brown eyeliner. After, I let the eyeliner dry, then I apply mascara, I currently use L’oreal Paris False Lash Sculpt Mascara in Black.
  12. I then use a setting spray to ensure that my makeup lasts all day and does not crease. The product I use is the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.
  13. On my lips, first of all I line my lips with the Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Lipliner. Then I apply the Urban Decay Matte Lipstick in the shade 1993.

 

Where to buy the products that I use:

Yes to Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturiser: Yes To Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturiser

NYX Angel Veil Primer: NYX Primer

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer: Brow Definer

L’Oréal Paris Perfection Brow Artist Plumper: Brow Plumper

EX1 cosmetics Foundation: EX1 Foundation

Urban Decay Oil Control Setting Spray: Setting Spray- Oil Control

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer: Urban Decay Concealer

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer: Fit Me Concealer

Mac Mineralise Skin Finish: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish

Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder:Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder

Too Faced Dark Chocolate Bronzer: Too Faced Dark Chocolate Bronzer

Makeup Geek Contour Pan: Contour Powder

Becca Shimmering Perfector Pressed: Becca Highlight

NYX Eyeshadow Base:NYX Eyeshadow Base

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Hollywood Eye Palette:Eye Shadow Palette

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner: Urban Decay Liquid Eyeliner

L’oreal Paris False Lash Sculpt Mascara: L’Oreal Mascara

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray: Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Kylie Cosmestic Lipliner: Kylie Cosmetics

Urban Decay Matte Lipstick: Urban Decay Matte Lipstick

Tools I use:

Black Pro Beauty Blender: Black Pro Beauty Blender

Real Techniques Powder brush: Powder Brush

Morphe Brush M527: Morphe M527

Morphe Brush M530:Morphe M530 Currently Out of Stock

Another that I recommend is: Morphe M437

Real Techniques Setting Brush:  Real Techniques Setting Brush

Real Techniques Shading Brush: Eyeshadow Brush