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Review: The Ordinary Serum Foundation

Review: The Ordinary Serum Foundation

The Ordinary Serum Foundation (£5.70 for 30 mL) is a lightweight foundation with medium coverage which is available in 21 shades! I love that the foundation is available in so many shades even though it is relatively new on the marked. I can only imagine that they might come out with some more shades as I think they need some more medium and dark toned ones.

On their website they state that the foundation
got a lightweight medium-coverage formula
offer a natural look with a lightweight feel
 offer a semi-matte finish
are compatible with most primers and are designed to work exceptionally well with the primers from The Ordinary
is alcohol-free, oil-free, nut-free, gluten-free, soy-free, cruelty-free, and vegan

I really enjoy a good natural looking foundation and think I found a perfect match with this Serum Foundation. They got a shade range so wide that I had no problem finding a perfect match. I think they got a lot of lighter shades – which I think is great! – but I think they need some more medium and dark toned shades as said before. I actually didn’t expect the coverage of the foundation to be this good because of its thin consistency. But the foundation got medium-coverage as they promised and feels lightweight on the skin. Because the formula got a semi-matte finish I feel like it looks even more natural. Three of the shades (1.0NS, 1.2YG, and 2.0YG) offers a silver (S) or gold (G) highlight which I think would look so good on the skin and is definitely something I will try when I need a restock of this foundation. Even though the foundation looks great on its own I will say it looks even better when using The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer (read my review of the primer here), as I feel the eventual creasing I get during the day is minimised.

I can’t tell you enough good things about this foundation! The product it self is incredible and the price is so low! I can’t believe you’re able to get such a good product for no money! I definitely recommend trying this product which is why I award it 5 out of 5 possible hearts!

I can’t praise this product enough and still can’t believe it is only £5.70! I also think that the foundation is fit for every skin type no matter if you got dry, oily, or normal. Have you tried the Serum Foundation from The Ordinary? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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Swatches from The Ordinary’s own website.

Review: BH Cosmetics x Ashley Tisdale Enhancing Lip Gloss

Review: BH Cosmetics x Ashley Tisdale Enhancing Lip Gloss

The bh Cosmetics x Ashley Tisdale Enhancing Lip Gloss (£5.70 for 3 g / 3.2 mL) is a lip gloss which will enhance the size of our lips. The lip gloss are available in six shades: Bonfire (hot pink), Aloha (bright pink), Hibiscus (blushed mauve), Coral Reef (muted coral), Skinny Dipping (dark nude), and Tan Lines (nude pink).

On their website they state that the lip gloss
 perfects your pout and makes your mouth the center of attention
got a luscious, full-coverage formula
contains anti-aging and hydrating benefits and plumps lips for decadent va-va-voom volume

I got some of the more decent shades (Coral Reef, Skinny Dipping, and Tan Lines) as I chose some shades I knew I would get wear out of as well. I enjoy the formula of the lip glosses as they don’t feel sticky on the lips. I don’t think the formula is a 100% full-coverage. If you want full coverage from the lip glosses then you need a proper amount of product. Another way to get full-coverage is to use a matching lip liner. They also state that the lip gloss is lip enhancing as they contain lip plumping ingredients. When I use a lip plumping lip gloss I normally get a tickling feeling in the lips but not when I use these, so I don’t know how plumping they are.

Because I don’t think the lip gloss is full-coverage unless you build it up and dosen’t plump your lips as they state, I will only award the lip gloss 4 hearts out of 5.

Even though I don’t award it 5 hearts I still think this is a great product! But if you are looking for a lip plumping lip gloss then I would not recommend this one. If you are looking for a full-coverage lip gloss at first coat then I would not recommend this one. But the formula is nice and the coverage of the lip gloss is build-able. Have you tried the bh Cosmetics x Ashley Tisdale Enhancing Lip Gloss? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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Review: The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer

Review: The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer

The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer (£5.50 for 30 mL) is a lightweight spreadability enhancing primer for the face which contains high-flexibility silicones.

On their website they state that the primer
 have a lightweight serum-like formula
 increases the spreadability of subsequent complexion makeup to help avoid the unnatural and uneven accumulation of pigments
– acts as a light, non-oily surface hydrator for a natural dewy look
– is water-free, alcohol-free, oil-free, nut-free, cruelty-free, and vegan

First and foremost, I really like the dropper the primer comes in as I think it is very different from other primers and really shows how thin and lightweight the primer is. I also think you get a good amount of product as a little goes a long way. I think you need to be careful not to use too much as it will look crumbly when applying foundation and other products on top. I like to apply two drops directly to my face and then massage it in. I normally have a bit of creasing in my smile lines and between my brows even though I set everything with powder. But when using this primer the creasing is minimized! The primer helps giving my face a more natural look and makes it so soft! I think the primer is use-able for every skin type as I feel like it keeps the oils at bay but won’t dry out your face.

I really enjoy that the primer is free of stuff like alcohol as that would dry out your skin. I also think people with oily skin will find it beneficial that the primer is oil-free. People with nut allergies will also be able to use the primer as it is nut-free.

As you might already know from reading this review I really like this product! I use it everyday before every kind of foundation and I love it!! The only thing to remember is less is more. If you make sure to only apply the needed amount (even though applying more is so tempting as your face feels so soft when using the primer) your skin will look absolutely fabulous which is why I award this primer 5 hearts out of 5 possible!

The product works fantastic and is very affordable! What more do we need?! Have you tried the High-Spreadability Fluid Primer from The Ordinary? If you have, then tell me your opinion in the comments!

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Review: NYX Wonder Pencil

Review: NYX Wonder Pencil

The NYX Wonder Pencil (£4.50 for 1.2 g / 1.24 mL) is a multi-use product which can be used as a concealer, a eye liner for the water line, and a lip liner. I mainly bought it as a eyeliner but been loving it for it for other things as well!

On their website they state that the pencil
conceals flaws and blemishes with creamy precision
prevents lip products from bleeding and fading
are able to brighten your eyes along the water line

I actually like a handy little wonder product like this. As said before, I mainly bought it for the water line where it works wonders and are very pigmented and lasts a long time! I haven’t tried the product as an actual lip liner but I like to use it afterwards to clean up my lips which now is what it is used the most for as it makes it really easy to get a clean lip look. I don’t use it as a concealer as I feel it is a bit too light for me. Too light? Can anything be too light for me? In this case, yes. It might have been good for highlighting but I don’t feel like doing that with a pencil.. And since I don’t want to highlight my blemishes I haven’t used it as a concealer.

As you might be able to tell from this review, I really enjoy this product. The formula of it is very creamy, easy to blend, and pigmented. This product have become a holy gail of mine which is why I award it 4.5 hearts out of 5 possible!

The reason I don’t give it the full 5 starts is because there’s only three shades available (light, medium, and deep). I would have liked some more shades – not many, but just something like light-medium, medium-deep, deep-dark and dark. But overall I really enjoy this product! Have you tried the NYX Wonder Pencil? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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Review: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black

Review: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black

The Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner from Stila (£14 for 0.5 mL) is, as the name indicates, a waterproof eye liner which is the main reason why I bought it. I also really like eyeliners with felt tip applicators as I feel they’re very precise. Unfortunately, some liquid liners with felt tip applicators tend to dry out very quick. If you want to know if this dries out, then keep on reading!

On their website they state that the eye liner
is waterproof and easy to use
goes on smoothly without skipping, smudging, or pulling
lasts all day long

So what is my personal experience with the Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner? The first time I tried it out on my eyes the eye liner was bleeding all over the place and totally ruined my makeup. It kept doing it the first couple of times. Now the very tip of the applicator keeps drying out when ever I start to use it which makes it very hard to be precise and finish your eye liner with the same product. But the formula of the eye liner is very waterproof. It can be a bit hard to get of when removing your makeup which I think is a plus! Because it is so waterproof it works out great on the waterline! Some of the eye liner can get into your eye when you apply it which will feel a bit uncomfortable but when your eye got that cleared up and the liner is dry, it looks pretty good and stays put.

Overall, I am not that fond of this eye liner which is why I only give this product 2 hearts out of 5 possible.

I don’t like the way the applicator distribute the product as it the first couple of times let way too much product out and then after a few uses the tip dries out. It also annoyed me that it bleed which might be because of the amount of product the applicator let out as it doesn’t bleed now but dries out instead… The one thing I do really like is how waterproof the liner is. Have you tried the Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner from Stila? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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Review: The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Lightening Drops

Review: The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Lightening Drops

The Shade Adjusting Drops from The Body Shop (£10 for 15 ml) is drops for your foundation so you can make it a 100% match for your skin shade! I think this is so genius so of course I had to get the lightening drops as even the lightest foundations never matches me. I did not want to buy the darkening drops as I’ve never needed to darken my foundation. But if you are interested in a review of the darkening drops as well, then I would suggest watching this review from McKenzie Mann.

So in this review I will only be talking about the lightening drops. I have to say I love how they promote the product on their website: “You wouldn’t settle for Mr. “Almost right” so why do it with your foundation? Our Shade Adjusting Drops help turn an almost there shade into the perfect one.” Hahahah, I guess that is true!

On their website they state that their lightening drops
– contains white and pink pigments that helps neutralise yellowness while lightening

They don’t say a lot about the product but what else need to be said when that is all we need? They also write that to lighten light to medium shades you just add one drop and that one drop is going to lighten the foundation with 1/2 a shade.

I think these lightening drops really makes it possible for me to wear any foundation! But I think it takes a lot of drops before the foundation finally get as light as I want, which might be good enough so it dosen’t get too light after one drop. I really enjoy the product itself but I think the dropper is so bad! It takes me so long to actually get something sucked up and when I finally do there is only one drop in. I found that it helps if you suck up the product reeeeeeeeally slowly then you will get one drop. I don’t know if it is just mine but the dropper is not something to cheer for…

To be honest, the dropper thing annoys me so much which is why I only give this 4 hearts out of 5 possible.

I love the product and it is already something I can’t live without! But The Body Shop… Please do something about that dropper! :’-( Have you tried any of the Shade Adjusting Drops? Let me know your opinion in the comments!

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Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – worth the hype?

Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – worth the hype?

The Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills (£41 for 14 x 0.7 g) have been on the marked for quite some time now. I have heard so many people say positive things about the eyeshadow palette so I finally got around buying the palette myself and finally received it! So, is this palette worth the hype?

They don’t say much about this palette on their website but they state that the palette
is able to create endless looks for daytime and evening
consists of highly pigmented, easy-to-blend eyeshadows

And lets be honest – what more do we need? The palette consists of 14 shadows (11 mattes and 3 shimmers) in the neutral and berry tones. I really love the colour theme of the palette and I really like that the majority of the shadows are matte. My absolutte favourite shadow from the palette is Buon Fresco – that shadow really screams my name! With the eyeshadow palette you also get a dual ended brush and a nice sized mirror. I don’t think the brush is anything special and prefer my own.

Many of the finger swatches of the shadows from above looks really great but others not so great. Luckily the shadows perform way better on the eyes with brushes than when you swatch them with your fingers. I find the shadows to be very pigmented on the eyes and are easy to build up to make them even more pigmented! I also find them very easy to blend. This palette really want me to try more shadows from Anastasia Beverly Hills! I also find that this palette will work for makeup looks for both day and night as they promise. I don’t see any fallout from any of the matte shadows but Venetian Red but of course from the shimmer shadows; Vermeer, Antique Bronze, & Primavera.

Even though this palette is new to my makeup collection I already know this is going to be a favourite of mine. This is also why I will give this palette 5 out of 5 possible hearts!

I really don’t have anything negative to say about this palette. I maybe would have liked if there was more product in the palette as there is not even a full gram in every pan. But other than that I don’t have anything else to point out. I really enjoy this palette and I think it is worth the money. Have you tried it? If you have then let me know your opinion in the comments! If you haven’t, then let me know if you want to!

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Review: L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation

Review: L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation

The L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation (£9.99 for 1 oz / 30 ml) is the foundation from L’Oreal Paris with the most shade options which might indicate the name of the foundation. The foundation is available in 23 shades (see bottom picture, found on pinterest) which I think is a big plus for everyone looking for the perfect match in foundation! I think there might be a pretty good shade match for most people.

On their website they state that the foundation
is superblendable
that their new formula contains 3 new shade enhancers for shade matching precision
gives a homogeneous finish because of skin perfecting pigments and the ultra gliding, creamy texture
have an even better colour matching
gives more luminous and radiant skin
even longer wear and better comfort (than the older formula I guess)

I have been using this foundation for a while now and I actually really enjoy it! I am the shade Rose Ivory – the lightest shade – and it matches me perfectly! I don’t even need to lighten it! I have not tried the old formula so I can’t tell you if the foundation have a better colour matching. The foundation is so easy to blend and really makes your skin look more luminous and radiant which I really like! It is easy to blend other products into it like contour, blush, and highlight. I can wear this foundation for hours! It will of course wear off in some places like my chin where I often have my hands but it is very comfortable to wear and have medium to full coverage and gives a nice, even finish.

I think this foundation really is worth the money! I have already repurchased it as I have almost gone through my first bottle! This is a foundation I like to use for my everyday makeup as it is so easy to work with and I don’t have to go through the trouble of lightening it as it already is a perfect match! Because the foundation keeps it’s promises and is a very good product I will give it 5 hearts out of 5 possible!

I can’t come up with anything I don’t like about this product! I really enjoy it! Another plus is that it matches so many skintones! I would definitely keep buying this product! Have you tried the L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation? If you have then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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