Monday, 13 November 2017

Sephora Collection Smoothing Primer

I've been into trying and testing new makeup again, and today I wanted to talk about a new primer that I have reaching for the past few weeks....

The Sephora Collection Smoothing Primer (€12.00/15ml) is a product I bought whilst I was in Paris at the start of September, and I have been addicted to wearing it ever since. 
My skin type is predominantly oily which means I have noticable pores on my face. In a primer, I like products that are slightly more silicone based, as I find that they smooth over my pores nicely.

This primer is exactly that, sillicone based and, like the name suggests, smooths over the face so easily. I love the feeling of my skin after I have used this product, just because it feels baby smooth! I find that a small amount of this product goes a long way, so even though it's 15 ml's it isn't running out as quickly as I thought it would have been!

I find that my makeup is holding up throughout the day. The top layer of my skin is still oily, unfortunately that will never change, however once I've blotted the oil away, my makeup itself hasn't moved or worn off. Little things like my blush is still vibrant and the coverage on my skin is still there too. 

The packing of the product is something that initially caught my eye. I love the little frosted glass case, it's so nice to hold! I also love the fact that this has a pump, it's so hygienic and just a pleasure to crack out and use. I have total control on how much product is released so nothing is wasted too. Also, even though at times this product may be at the bottom of my makeup stash, weirdly it has never looked grubby! I can't say the same for other products in my bag...

I wasn't expecting to love this product as much as I have, however when I've just had a look online, it's not really widely sold on the American or British Sephora website so earlier I linked the Australian website which is the actual product I have, and here is the next closest thing to what I have described above! 

This product is also quite similiar to LancĂ´me La Base Pro Primer (£28.50/25ml), so if you were a fan of that, you might also like this product too! If you would like to see a round up of all of the primers that I have tried and tested click here! 

I would love to know your thoughts about this product or if you have tried anything similar! Let me know down below and be sure to follow me on Bloglovin to stay up to date with my posts!

Monday, 23 October 2017

Kiko Milano Highlighting Effect Fluid Concealer

I've been quiet on here for the past month however what I really wanted to talk to you all about was a new addition into my make-up routine that I have been in love with.
Kiko Milano is one of my favourite drugstore brands just because you get such good quality items for such an affordable price. Two months ago I popped into their store in Paris and found a gem that I can't wait to talk to you about...

The Kiko Milano Highlighting Effect Fluid Concealer (£7.90/2ml) is a product I think most people need in their life. This product is brilliant to use under the eyes, to help lift and brighten, however can also be used on other areas of the face. The consistency is super light, so I find that it blends in easily without looking too heavy. I like that it adds a bit of coverage, rather than being too pigmented and really noticeable on the skin. I think people who like makeup that enhances their complexion would really like this product.
I try to focus this product more on the inner corner of my eye, as I find that this makes my eyes look more brighter and awake. I either pat this on with my fingers or use a brush to blend...

I am in love with the packaging of this product, it's encased in a black pen-like structure which feels weighty, and just looks and feels more expensive than it is. There is a button on the end to pump more product out, and it has a brush to apply the product. I'm really careful not to pump out too much product since that would make the whole contraption super messy!
I love this brush on this concealer as it's so easy to be precise when applying the product. The product itself would be amazing to travel with, just because it's easy to slot into a purse or a pocket.

I use the shade 05 Caramel, and there are 8 shades within the collection, which I think is a decent range. I like that the shade of this colour is more yellow toned, and so really does help to cancel out any blue tones on the skin and so aids with the brightening effect.

This product is a product which I reach for daily, and has just become such a staple for me. So if you are on the lookout for a new lightweight concealer, this may just be the one for you!

I would love to know your thoughts about this product or if you have tried anything similar! Let me know down below and be sure to follow me on Bloglovin to stay up to date with my posts!