Thursday, 7 February 2013

Chanel Perfection Lumiere

I really do seem to start every bloody review with "I HAD HIGH HOPES FOR THIS FOUNDATION"... but I really really do! This was the new offering from Chanel last year, after they discontinued Pro Lumiere, which was supposed to be really good, but I never got to try it personally! I'd read quite a few raves about this foundation, and so I bought it when passing through Heathrow last year when I had a massive Chanel binge.  To be honest, I was disappointed with 3 out of the 5 products I bought, and it has made me think that maybe, Chanel is over-rated. Blasphemy I know, and I love the bronzer and the lipliner... but the other 3... they were shite if I'm honest!

Back to the review. I was so disappointed by this foundation. I picked it up in 40 Beige, which was the shade I'd wear when fake-tanned. Initially, I really liked it, its one of those foundations that tricks you in the beginning and looks amazing, but after a few hours of wear basically makes you look like a hot mess!

I have combo skin, for reference, I just found it to be patchy and made me look so blotchy! I would go as far as to say that its one of the worst foundations I've ever used! Steep claim I know, but it was just rubbish! It slid off my face and just looked so bad on me, was just patchy and awful! Staying power was horrendous and I was just thoroughly disappointed!

Hopefully this is the most negative review I'll ever have to write, as who likes to read such a whiny post, but I had to be honest! Saying that though, I really want to pick up Vitalumiere Aqua as I tried a sample and loved it! So I'll keep you updated!

Have you tried the foundation? What did you think?

Monday, 4 February 2013

Lancôme Teint Miracle

I love love LOVE this foundation. I'd been looking for a dewy foundation for a while, and I think I hit the jackpot with this one! (excuse the cliche!). It is a lovely finish, and as I generally only work 8 hour days and live 5 minutes from where I work, I don't need one that is seriously long-wearing, and this fits the part.

I was matched to the shade 01, which I was really hesitant about at first because I generally like to use a medium-tan coloured foundation, and this was a lot lighter in colour and finish than I was used to, but I surprised myself in that I really liked it. I generally wear a heavier coverage foundation, and I'd say this is medium at the maximum, but it gives such a lovely finish that I don't mind.

It is natural, and my dad even said to me the other day "You've toned your make up down have you? It looks a lot better" - which is ridiculous as he never notices things like that, so it must be good! My boyfriend prefers it too, and although I normally scoff at their opinion (they're men, men NEVER get it), they might be right this time!

100% recommend this foundation, its not my "HG", but for a work day one its brilliant! I know I will be repurchasing time after time!

Friday, 1 February 2013

Clinique Chubby Stick - Grandest Grape

I had seen these all over the shop but they never really appealed to me, I'm not sure why. I think I just saw it as a massive crayon that would be useless to be honest, and just another fad! I think the price put me off too, I thought £16 for a massive crayon was a bit too much for my current budget!

I have no idea why I thought this, as I'll happily pay £34 ish for a foundation but not £16 for a lipstick?? Anyway onto my thoughts!

I had this is a present from my boyfriend's mother for my birthday. She LOVES them as has 4 or 5 but i'd never really been tempted as i'm more of a MAC lipstick girl! Upon application, I found that it was surprisingly moisturising, and lasted well on my lips, despite my low expectations!

I am really impressed with this, and I would repurchase myself in a different shade for those days when I just want to chuck on a moisturising balm and can't be bothered with a lipstick!

Have you tried these? Any other recommendations?