Saturday, 6 April 2013

Real Techniques Brush Review

I have a few of these brushes in collection and I am totally IN LOVE with them.  (Quick note, the two middle brushes are my blusher brush from Claires, and my highlighter brush from e.l.f.  And the brush role is homemade, comment if you would like me to do a post on that, its very simple and easy to do!)

Oh, and please excuse my dirty brushes.  I am in Spain at the moment and haven't cleaned my brushes in a few days.  

I have had my stippling brush for quite a while now and have loved using it for my foundation, which has been Revlon Colorstay and Bourjois healthy mix foundation.  It blended them in so well and I have not gone back to using my hands for foundation ever since, I find I just don't get the same finish.  

And recently, I have purchased the expert face brush and the blush brush.  I have wanted the blush brush for so long because so many bloggers and youtubers have been raving about it but I always managed to talk myself out of it.  But when boots had their 3 for 2 I just simple could not resist! And I am so glad that I didn't!  I have used this brush for my powder and for my bronzer,  and its perfect for both.  Its so soft and the tapered that its perfect for contouring your cheeks.  

Then because it was 3 for 2 I picked up the expert face brush and Revlon's Nearly Naked foundation.  I had looked up prior to my visit to boots what others thought the best real techniques brushes were, and this was high on most peoples list, so I decided to give it a whirl.  I love how dense this brush is and it is perfect for blending in the revlon foundation. 

Overall, I love these brushes and I am so glad I picked them up.  My base makeup to me is the most important part of my makeup regime and so having good brushes for that is the most important thing! Have any of you tried the eye brushes?  If so, are they worth me spending my money on them or not? 

Have a great day, Annabel 

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation | Review

Long time no speak...

I haven't posted in a long time, and there are a few reasons for this.  Mostly, because I simply didn't enjoy writing any more, and so I didn't want to feel like I had to force myself to sit down and write a post.  So I took a break.

But, I am now back, and I am going to try and post as often as I can.

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation:
Price: £8.99 (in Boots)
Coverage: Light/Medium. Buildable.
Description: Makeup up so refreshingly light, it melts right in, creating a fresh, even look. So the only one that knows you are wearing makeup is you.  Blends seamlessly, buildable coverage.

I picked this foundation up a couple of days ago, and I have worn it for a couple of days now and I am really starting to like it.  So I thought I would do a little review for you all.

Before the foundation

I have a few blemishes and redness around my nose, cheeks and chin.  Before I applied the foundation I didn't apply anything apart from Simple's Light Moisturiser.  

I used my Real Techniques Stippling Brush to apply the foundation.  I worked it in circular motions and buffed in the foundation to make sure there were no streaks.

I noticed that it took me quite a while to work all the foundation in because it is quite liquidy that I needed to blend and buff for a while.

After, I really loved the coverage as it covered up my blemishes almost completely, and covered up the redness so that it looked like a natural flush in my cheeks.  

Overall, I liked the foundation and as the day went on, it stayed well and seemed to look even more natural as it gradually sunk into my skin.  

Price: Very good considering the brand of Revlon
Packaging: I like the glass bottle because it makes me think that it is expensive.  However, the screw of the top of the bottle feels unstable and not very well made.  
Lasting Power: Felt better on my skin the longer it was on.  Stayed for the whole day, while I was travelling too.  
Finish on the skin:  Dewy looking, however because I have oily skin I applied a mattifying powder.  It felt very lightweight on my skin and didn't cake up, except a tiny bit on my eyebrows and right in between them.  
Overall: Love this foundation! Price is great and finish and coverage is excellent!