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6.22.2015

Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer - Mattifying Primer | KMC Beauty



If i'm honest i've never really liked primers, i've tried a few in the past and they never did anything for me, everyone had good things to say about the new Make Up For Ever primer range and when the brand landed at Debenhams immediately I was drawn to the 'Mattifying' Primer as I have oily skin.
Due to my previous experiences with primers I didn't have any high expectations before trying this one however I was pleasantly surprised when I did.

Unlike your typical primers this one doesn't feel siliconey at all, it feels like more of a gel but it's not overly thick.
I was disappointed when I received the tube in the post and saw how small it was, I thought to myself, if i'm using this on my t-zone every single day then this won't last me five minutes but a little really does go a long way, as long as you act fast! This stuff drys really quickly, which if you work it into the areas you want it quickly it's fine, this is definitely a plus for me as i'm always in a rush getting ready in the morning and I don't have time for those primers you have to wait for so they can 'sink into the skin' or whatever they supposedly do.
This Mattifying Primer definitely drys completely matte and my foundation glides over the top of it, it doesn't cling to the places I have applied it.
Without primer my oil starts to appear in my t-zone around dinner time on a typical working day, but with the primer it still starts to appear at the same time of day but I don't look as oily, so although it doesn't prolong my oil it definitely reduces the amount that comes to the surface of my skin.

Now I wouldn't say I have been converted onto primers however I was really impressed with this one, it definitely lives up to the hype and wipes the floor with any I have tried previously (including the Porefessional *GASP*)

Find the MUFE Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer at Debenhams - here
Have you tried any of the MUFE new primers?

6.15.2015

Urban Decay Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer - Review | KMC Beauty



If you read my June Wishlist (here) you will have seen the new Urban Decay concealer on there, I was in the market for a new concealer and after hearing a lot of good things I decided this was the one I wanted to try out next. At the time of purchasing Debenhams was having their usual 10% off all beauty which they do quite frequently so I decided this was the best time to pick it up.

It comes in this warm bronze packaging and inside contains the 5ml tube that is see through so you can see your product and how much you have left and also has a twist off cap with a dofus applicator.
I will say that this concealer is a lot more watery than other concealers I have tried in the past but it provides really good coverage and a little goes a long way, when I first tried it out I created a triangle of concealer under my eyes like I always did however this was far too much product and I had trouble blending it out, I now find that two lines under each eye as seen in the below photo is the perfect amount to provide me with the under eye coverage I need.
Excuse my bare face, I wanted to show how much coverage the concealer provides alone instead of on top of my foundation, it doesn't give that 'stark white' effect, thats not for me but it does even out my skin tone and also hides any veining I have on my eyelids.

Urban Decay Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer - Light Warm
I have tried both Beauty Blender and my finger to blend out the concealer and both work perfectly, I couldn't tell much difference between the two, when blending out with either method the concealer was easy to work with.
Where I live I don't have a nearby counter where I could go and swatch all of the shades to find out which one I wanted so online it was a bit of a guessing game, I ended up picking up the shade 'Light Warm' as I wanted a colour that was a shade lighter than my foundation to brighten up my under eye, like I mentioned I didn't want a colour that would look stark white on the face as I am fairly pale to begin with, I think I made the right decision in choosing Light Warm it works perfectly and brightens under my eyes just the way I like.

Now when it comes to hydrating my skin, i'm not the best! I try and moisturise my skin but to be honest it's only when I remember to, under my eyes I do have some lines where this concealer does settle, if you moisturise under your eyes on a regular basis (like I should) then this may not be a problem for you, I am trying to remember to put on my eye cream every night now to see if it will make a difference in the future.

All in all I am definitely impressed with this concealer and I would repurchase it again when I run out, it has taken the place of my Maybelline Age Rewind concealer and it's definitely above the MAC Pro Longwear as I find that a bit cakey!

Find online at Debenhams here - Full price £17.50 but if you can hold out I would wait till they have 10% off as they regularly do!