I like using individual lashes when I have time. They fill in the gaps between your lashes. These particular ones are great as they don’t have the thick bulb to hold them together so they blend in with your lashes. I use lash glue for strip lashes as you can peel them off at the end of the night so you’re not committed with the regular maintenance as they fall out. They are also buildable so you can add as many as you like for extra thickness and volume. Please make sure that the glue is tacky before applying otherwise they end up all over the place.
I’ve been using this forever. Absolutely love how clean it makes my skin feel. It comes in powder form you just add a few drops of water for it to lather up and then the magic starts. As it’s not grainy as most exfoliators it’s gentle enough to use everyday, plus it has great ingredients that work effectively to clean your skin. Indeed labs at boots do a similar one that works just as well for half the price for when you’re on a budget but need the best. 😉
I don’t understand why benefit felt the need to put spf in there foundation. I found that my skin looked super shiny after applying it, the coverage it supposed to be buildable but seriously I’m not applying spf on top of spf = shiny. Plus what can I say about taking pictures, it looked worse with the flash on, my face looked greasy & dull. I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone with acne skin as it just makes it look worse with zero coverage. I absolutely love some of the other benefit products this has to be the worst I’ve tried.
I was introduced to illamasqua by a friend at the time my skin was really bad, I had active acne and felt quite insecure. The coverage is amazing and it gave me the super heavy coverage I needed at the time, what I would call masked on. Anyway after my skin cleared up this didn’t work for me as I didn’t need as much coverage and looked like I had painted my face, especially in pictures. This is definitely an evening foundation, a little goes a long way otherwise it will look caked on. It did oxidise after a while but I’m still looking for a foundation that doesn’t.
Having suffered from acne for a long time, I’ve had to have a lot of strong chemical peels to finally balance out my skin. I use this product as a spot treatment when I get a breakout. I apply it at night and when I wake up it’s reduced by 50%. Salycilic acid works by unblocking pores under the skin. You can use in the daytime but you will need to use and spf which makes it less effective. I use it all over my face once a week to keep my skin spot free, you may get a tiny bit of peeling with it so don’t panic. It comes in a handy dropper bottle that way you’re not contaminating the product.
This is my daytime foundation, the coverage is amazing although you do need to top it up after a few hours. The only negative about this is the colour range, most of them seem to be on the pink side, I prefer more yellow based foundations. The colour closest to my skin tone is sand so I mix it with a Nyx medium beige to balance out the pink and yellow which works perfectly for me. It’s great when your on a budget and don’t want to use your expensive foundations for the daytime.
Great for medium to dark skin tone and smokey eyes
Finally a primer that matches my olive skin tone. This primer makes your eyeshadow pop without having to apply tons of it. I found with the original my eyeshadow always looked a bit grey/dull. I use this alone just to even out my dark eye lids if I don’t have time to apply shadow. It does last a good 6 hours and then starts to crease. My friend whose Caucasian uses this to create smokey eyes and it looks amazing. Definitely worth investing as it’s lasts a good 6 months or so.
I have a love/hate with this foundation. I love the coverage and how smoothly it glides on, it is buildable which is great for my skin, as I always need a bit extra where I have acne scars. What I hate about it is that you have to apply it with your fingers so it heats up! I personally find applying makeup with fingers a bit yuck and not practical especially if your in a rush to get ready, so your touching your hair, other product and then applying foundation on your face! It just isnt for me. It does oxidise but nothing a bit of powder can’t fix. Looks great on camera without any filters.
What can I say about this fragrance, not only does it smell good it makes you feel like a million dollars, it immediately makes you feel happy. The bottle is pretty & quite compact. I’m not a huge fan of bulky bottles. This has to be my ultimate evening fragrance. Apart from getting lots of compliments from females, I have lots of men asking what it is so they can buy for there other half. It lasts all night so no need to carry it around with you. I’m in love with this so much that I have extra supplies of it. You definitely get your money’s worth with this one.
I bought sandman which is a deep red. It lasts all day without having to top up. It does glide on but then dries matte without drying out your lips. It is quite difficult to take off though so you will need an oil based makeup remover. It is very budget friendly and good quality for the price. The only issue I had was that it broke so I have to be careful when opening the lid as it’s sometimes stuck on the inside of it.