Tuesday, 18 February 2014

MAC Studio Fix Concealer || Review

I love having a flawless base to work with and having the right concealer makes a huge difference. I've been wanting the MAC Studio Fix Concealer for a long time now and I've heard a mix of reviews over it so I thought I'd give it a try for myself. I bought this with some Christmas gift cards as well so it was a bargain, usually priced at £15.00!

I have this in the shade NW15, which I think is the lightest shade in the collection. The girl at the MAC stand picked this out for me and I have to say it is the perfect shade for my skin. The consistency of the concealer is quite quite thick but slightly creamy. At first, I wasn't to keen on the thickness of the product but as I got used to wearing it I found that it worked quite well on particular areas of my skin. I would use this mainly on blemishes or any specific redness I have around my face, mainly around my nose. I find that it can be quite heavy for an under eye concealer and I prefer to use my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, which is a liquid form. However, the colour of this is great for brightening my under eye circles and it does give good coverage, but I have found that it doesn't last as long as my Collection concealer and can tend to crease slightly, which is a no no!

Have you tried MAC Studio Fix Concealer? What's your favourite concealer?

Charlotte xxx


Sunday, 16 February 2014

Maybelline Brow Drama || Review

I have a confession. When it comes to my eyebrows, I don't really do much to them. My eyebrows are already quite thick and dark so I feel that if I fill them in anymore they'll look like slugs glued to my face, and nobody likes that look. To keep them in shape, I get them waxed once every three or so weeks because I can't handle having stray hairs. I usually use a clear brow gel to keep the hairs into place and that's it. But then I discovered Maybelline's brow drama...

This product not only tames my brows but adds a slight bit of colour and dimension to them, creating a fuller brow but not too overdone. I chose the colour medium brown as I thought this was a similar colour to my natural brows but not too dark to make them look overpowering. The applicator is perfect for creating a natural brow shape which is great and I don't have to worry about taking extra brushes when I'm travelling. It is much easier than filling them in and helps particularly when in a rush! It leaves a slight crispiness to your brows which I don't really like but not as much as other brow gels I've used in the past.

It only costs £4.99 which I think is an absolute bargain! You can buy it at any drugstore and for those who are girls like me and don't really fancy filling in their eyebrows then this is your baby!

Charlotte xxx

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Sunday, 9 February 2014

Revlon Lip Butters in Wild Watermelon and Strawberry Shortcake || Review

The Revlon Lip Butters are one of my favourite lip products from the drugstore. I began my 'lip butter collection' back in the summer of 2013, with my first being 'Juicy Papaya'. In fact, this was my first ever product that I had bought from Revlon so you know, I thought I'd buy some more. I had a mini make up haul back at the beginning of January and saw that there was an offer on in Boots which was two for £10 on Revlon Lip Butters so I thought, oh go on Charlotte, you need more...

I bought two: Wild Watermelon and Strawberry Shortcake. Wild Watermelon is a bright red, perfect for summer and Strawberry Shortcake is a neutral baby pink, great for adding a hint of colour. I apply these on to the lips and sometimes dab them in to create a more subtle and natural effect. They are very pigmented, which is surprising for a lip butter, however still maintain a nice sheen. The products are moisturising and very easy to apply as they have a very creamy consistency and actually feel like they're doing good for my lips.

I've been wearing Strawberry Shortcake a lot recently as it's the perfect colour to finish of a natural look. I love wearing Wild Watermelon for a splash of colour if I don't feel like doing much on my eyes. They're priced at £7.99 from Boots or Superdrug and I would highly recommend buying them. I definitely need more for my collection.

Charlotte xxx


Sunday, 2 February 2014

What's In My Bag || Winter

Hello Everyone!

I've been meaning to do a post like this for ages now and so I thought why not spend my night writing my own for you all to read. The 'what's in my bag' tag has always been a favourite read of mine - probably because I'm nosey but shhh, no one needs to know that!

My bag is from Marks and Spencer and cost £35, however I still had gift cards left over from Christmas and so in the end only had to pay a tenner! Bargain! I normally use this bag for weekends, if I'm going shopping let's say, rather than for sixth form because it would just get wrecked from all my books. I usually keep the same items in my bag and just throw stuff in when I need to. I hate having an unorganised bag so I try and keep it as neat as possible but, like every girl, it just never happens.

  • Iphone 5C - White - My one and only.
  • Purse - Cath Kidston - Full of receipts.
  • Diary - Paperchase - I like to be organised.
  • Pen - Paperchase - An essential!
  • Notebook - TK Maxx - Incase I need to jot down some blog ideas or make a few lists.
  • Make Up Bag - Urban Outfitters - I'm a girl, this is a must:
    - MAC Studio Fix Concealer
    - Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
    - Maybelline Falsies Mascara
    - Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick 'Let's Get Naked'
    - Real Techniques Powder Brush
    - Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush (Concealer)
  • Hat and Gloves - Accessorize - Well, it is winter.
  • Mirror - Cath Kidston - To check that face of yours.
  • Emergency Kit - Cath Kidston - A life saver, something always happens when I'm out and I stress that I need something:
    - Plasters
    - Paracetamol
    - Travel Sickness Tablets
    - Tissues
    - Hand Sanitizer
    - Hand Cream
    - Lip Balm
    - Soothers
  • Deodrant/Spray - Just incase you start to get a bit smelly.
Charlotte xxx

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