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Benefit – Bold is Beautiful Brow Project

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When it comes to getting my eyebrows done, I always visit my nearest Benefit Brow Bar to get a wax and tint. I love how quick and easy they make it for me to achieve the perfect look.

This month I was pleasantly surprised to find that Benefit were giving 100% of their profits from their Brow Treatments to the charities Look Good Feel Better and Refuge.

It was great to see such a well known brand supporting a good cause. Along with giving the full price of the treatment to these charities, they also offered all customers a free gimme brow mini as an incentive to purchase the treatments.

After having my brows done, my brow technician also explained to me that they were also taking additional donations for the charity. With every donation they were giving away Benefit Popcorn and a sample of their new foundation, The POREfessional – Pore Minimising Foundation.

I took up the opportunity to help out the charities and in turn was gifted with some cute items. Not only did I enjoy munching on the popcorn, but the sample of the foundation worked wonders on my skin. I feel that it will definitely be a product to watch.

As always I left feeling very pleased with my brows, along with the customer service and acknowledgment I received. It’s always great to see brands helping out charities and I would definitely recommend you check out their Brow Bar.

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My look after having a wax and tint from the Benefit Brow Bar in Debenhams Bristol.

 

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Flawless Foundations

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If there’s one beauty product you need to get right, it’s definitely investing in a good foundation. Foundation is the base of your makeup look and I feel that by having a flawless foundation, it is easier to create a sleek and perfected look.

Over the years I have tried and tested so many great, and unfortunately not so great foundations. I decided to write a post of my four favourite foundations. These are all high end make up brands, but for the quality of the product I definitely think that they are worth every  penny.

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet – 20 Beige

This foundation is very light on the skin, leaving you with a fresh, matte full coverage finish. I love to use this foundation in the summer as it allows you to have full coverage, but will still leave your skin feeling fresh and breathable.

Too Faced Born This Way – Warm Nude

This is a new favourite of mine. After reading mixed reviews of the product I was keen to try it out for myself. I was pleased to find that this foundation leaves you with a glowing full coverage complexion. I tend to apply this foundation with a beauty blender as it leaves your with an airbrushed look.

Giorgio Armarni Luminous Silk Foundation – Shade 4

I love to use this foundation when I am in need of a long lasting look. This foundation is very buildable which allows you to create a texture suited to your choice. I love how dewy this foundation leaves my skin, giving off the perfect glow suitable for both day and night.

Urban Decay All Nighter – Shade 4.0

As the name states, this foundation is great if you’re looking for something that will last all night. This product definitely provides you with full coverage. The only thing I would say is that the texture of this product is very thick, which can leave your skin feeling  heavy.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my review of these flawless foundations.
It would be great to hear which foundations you love!
xox

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Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation

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 Winter has arrived and my skin is slowly adjusting to this freezing cold weather.

Last week I decided that I needed to fix up my skincare and makeup routine in order to stop my skin turning into a dry and flaky mess.

Usually I love using thick and full coverage foundations such as Double Wear, but the truth is, a lot of the full coverage foundations I try can be VERY drying. I feel like no matter what I am wearing underneath my foundation, the moisture will always be sucked out and my skin is often left feeling deflated.
Obviously I’m not writing this post to slate Double Wear in any way because it’s usually my go-to foundation, but in the winter I just need something more suited to my skin.

So this is where Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet steps in. As I was passing through House of Fraser last week, I decided to try out some of the foundations Chanel had to offer. I explained to the lovely lady at the counter that my skin had become very dry lately, but that I still wanted a full coverage foundation. She advised me to try out Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet as it has more of a velvety texture (hence the name), rather than a thick, sticky texture.

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 I was matched to the shade Beige 20, and after using it for a week, I can honestly say it’s one of the best foundations I have ever tried. Not only does it last all day, but it feels so lightweight on my skin and covers almost every blemish!

I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t tried this foundation before. It’s amazing how different my skin feels after using it. I finally have moisture back in my skin, even on the coldest of days. The texture of the foundation is so soft and easy to work with which I love.

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If you’re looking to switch up your foundation for Christmas then I would definitely recommend this one – it’s amazing!

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My favourite makeup products this month!

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This month I have purchased several items which I have fallen in love with and I thought I would share them with you!

I am always on the look out for new make-up products to try out and reading reviews on them help me decide on what to buy, so I am hoping this post may  help some of you.

This month I was lucky enough to take a trip to Paris with my boyfriend. Whilst I was there I was amazed to find that we were staying five minutes away from Sephora. So of course I had to stock up on a few new items and this palette was one of the items I purchased.

The palette is called The Delicate and features some amazing nude, bronze and golden eye shadows which I absolutely adore. I feel that the colours are perfect for this season and they’re so pigmented and long lasting – if you’re looking for a small eye shadow palette to add to your collection, I would definitely recommend you check this one out!

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The second product I am loving this month is the Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation. Before trying this product I heard mixed reviews about it, but I decided give it a go anyway. This foundation gives full coverage, which is perfect for a night out or a long day at work. Unlike many other full coverage foundations I’ve tried, it’s not too thick and it still lets my skin breathe which is amazing. I’ve actually started to mix this foundation with my Double Wear and it’s become one of my new favourites.

When shopping at the Urban Decay counter I also decided to pick up the Afterglow Highlighter in the shade Sin. This highlighter promotes itself as lasting 8 hours and I can honestly say it does the trick! I usually wear this highlighter every day to work and it’s been staying on my face without me having to use any setting spray which is amazing. I probably wouldn’t use the product for a night out because it’s still quite subtle, but it’s brilliant for everyday use.

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The last product I recommend you try out is a NYX Intense Butter-Gloss. I love this range and have tried out many shades, but the one I am loving at the minute is the shade Chocolate Crepe. This shade is a dark brown shade, with hints of red and is perfect for this season. I would wear this product both day and night, as it goes with almost any outfit. This gloss also lasts all day which is always a bonus.

So there you have my favourite makeup products of the month. There are so many items I am loving at the moment and I am always on the hunt for more – let me know what products you recommend I try this season!

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Review on Benefit Foundation

After spending years trying to find the right foundation, I have finally found one which does my face justice.

For a while now I have been thinking about trying out a new foundation but I was either too stingy or just too unsure on what product to try out. I must admit that I have always loved Boujois makeup and for a long time I used their foundation, it’s good for coverage and a reasonable price but I felt that I might as well try something better if it meant that it would last longer and do a much better job.

So after receiving my student loan, I found myself in Boots ready to do a routine makeup haul. But this time I decided to talk to one of the women at the Benefit counter. I am normally very hesitant with things like this because I always feel that I am going to get judged for having bad skin or not looking like a model, but she made me feel really comfortable and applied the right shade for me in order to help me choose the perfect foundation. I feel like I am writing to promote Benefit workers but I honestly couldn’t say a bad word about this woman, the conversation I had with her was genuine and it didn’t feel like she was just trying to sell me a product.

None the less I did buy the Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow liquid AND powder foundation, just because it made my skin look so soft and bright (hence it being called brightening makeup). I’ve used it every day so far and it doesn’t even look like it has been touched so I am hoping that it will last me a while because I really am pleased with this purchase. I could have easily went crazy and tried out all of the other products on offer with how happy I was, but knowing how bad I am at saying no I decided to take my products and leave.

If anyone is conscious with the way their skin looks, I think that this is definitely worth a try. Even after using both the liquid and powder, it’s pleasantly surprising how light it feels on your skin. It also lasts all day without wearing off and is such a good product to use in preparation for a night out!

As you can tell I am really happy that I decided to buy these products and I think that you should all go and treat yourself too, you won’t be disappointed!

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