Monday, 24 April 2017

Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Powder

Makeup Revolution Luxury Powder Banana - £5

For years I'd often hear beauty gurus and bloggers alike raving about the Ben Nye Banana powder. I had always been curious to try it but was never sure whether to believe the hype - it's also not the easiest product to get your hands on!

Earlier this year, Makeup Revolution launched their very own Luxury Banana Powder, developed to give warmth to the face, colour correct pigmentation and to give a bright, mattified complexion. I have been using this everyday to set my make up by using the 'baking' technique, under the eyes between my brows and on my chin. The powder is finely milled and is extremely light weight on the skin and doesn't give a cakey appearance. I have been impressed with the results so far and have found the powder to be surprisingly durable. At just a fiver, this is definitely worth giving a try for a quick and easy, flawless finish to your everyday base.

Tamara x

Monday, 3 April 2017

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara - £17.50

It's been a while since I've tried a new mascara. It has always been the one cosmetic that I love to experiment with, whether I'm searching for length or added drama. Recently I got my hands on the new Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening mascara which claims to transform lashes with bodacious volume. With intense pigmentation, it has the formula to create definition with a subtle flutter.

On first impressions I was expecting a thicker applicator, needless to say I love that it is oversized and the small bristles comb through each lash. The consistency is quite thick, I wouldn't recommend using this mascara for the lower lashes as it is prone to clumping which does make application a little tedious. Overall, I would rate this mascara 6/10, it's practical for every day wear but it hasn't outperformed my favourites.

Tamara x

Saturday, 4 March 2017

So Eco Make Up Brushes

*PR sample

When it comes to make up application, I'm very particular with the brushes I use but I'm always keeping my eye out for new innovative ways to 'put my face on'. For the past month I have been using two new base brushes from the sustainable beauty brand So Eco, who have successfully developed a range of eco-friendly cosmetic brushes made from 100% ethically resourced materials.

The brush handles are made from bamboo and the bristles are formed from cruelty-free Taklon, even the product packaging is biodegradable! I had the pleasure of testing out the flat foundation brush and the stippling brush, which I have been using daily. I prefer to use the stippling brush to blend my foundation all over the face, buffing to evenly apply product. I like to use the foundation brush to pat concealer and powder on the under eye as it gives more precision and I especially love how the colour of the bristles have been chosen to help show you how much make up is on the brush head.

So Eco is available in store at selected UK supermarkets and online at amazon.com

Tamara x