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8.20.2015

Maybelline Better Skin Concealer - Review | KMC Beauty



I am already a huge fan of so many of Maybelline's concealers, the Age Rewind and the Master Conceal are already on my top 5 list. Last month I picked up the Better Skin when I placed an Ulta order (find out how i do that here) and I have had that many concealers on the go I haven't had chance to try it until this month.
As with most other concealers it has a twisty cap with a handy dofus applicator to allow you to accurately place it where you need it.
I got mine in the shade Light 20 which I thought I may get away with using under my eyes as a bit of brightener but this shade actually matches my foundation pretty accurately so I don't use it as a highlight. To be fair this concealer only states to be a 'corrector' not an under eye brightener. I personally think that if you have some patchiness, uneven skin tone or dark under eye circles that your foundation doesn't quite cover then you could use this concealer in places to even things out, it's fairly lightweight and doesn't provide that much coverage so I wouldn't use it on any prominent blemishes or spots. Or even if your going for a "no make-up, make-up" kind of day this would be perfect! It's not going to look cakey instead it will look quite natural on the skin.
Has this concealer landed itself in my top 5? Sadly not, it doesn't do anything for my skin that my other concealers can't do, I don't get very many spots fortunately and my skin tone is pretty even so I am not sure how I could fit this product into my daily routine.
It's definitely worth trying if you are in the market for a lightweight concealer to provide an added bit of coverage in places you feel you may need it, it's just not something I need right now.

This concealer is available in the UK here but instead of being a twist cap dofus applicator it's a squeezy tube, whats that about Maybelline? It's also pretty inexpensive as it is drugstore.


8.13.2015

L'Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation - Review | KMC Beauty


For a while now I have been searching for a new foundation, I have been trying out the L'Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation for around three months, I kept using it for a while then stopping and using something else but I always ended up reverting back to this one.

Firstly this is a full coverage foundation, it's quite thick but I don't put this on par with Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation, cause that stuff is thick! After a while that started to go patchy on me, this foundation doesn't do that. My shade is 11 Vanilla which is a perfect match with my skin tone, if you are a fair skinned person who doesn't get a lot of sunlight like me then this shade would probably suit you quite nicely, it doesn't look orange on the skin either.

As I am oily the bold claim of a 24-hour matte foundation is unfortunately not the case, however I didn't expect it to be. I have never worn this foundation for a full 24 hours firstly, 10 hours has been my maximum. I can honestly say as time goes on this foundation doesn't break up or go patchy, with most other foundations after about 8 hours my t-zone is looking like a greasy mess but 10 hours later and the L'Oreal Infallible Matte just looks 'dewy'. I definitely think there is a difference between your skin looking moderately hydrated with a slight shine to looking straight up oily.
I allowed myself three months to try this foundation so my skin could really get used to it and this product lets the least amount of oil come to the surface of my skin and for that reason I already know I will repurchase.


My one niggle, I have to clean my foundation brush at least every three days because I get all this build up of dried up product in my brush that falls out when I use it and if it gets on your white jeans when your getting ready, your knackered, take it from me. I know you should clean your brushes regularly to prevent bacteria from giving you break outs and all that stuff but I am lazy, I don't find brush cleaning enjoyable as I am sure most people. Every three days! This is far too much effort and that is the only thing that lets this foundation down. I have never had a foundation do this before so I find it rather strange but I will persevere as the positives outweigh the negatives.

Find it here at Boots


8.01.2015

July Beauty Favourites 2015 | KMC Beauty


For July I have rounded up some of my current favourite beauty products to share with you all, I don't  do monthly favourites religiously only when I find products that are really worth taking about.

Bleach Silver Shampoo
As it stands I currently have very dark roots and blonde ends but my blonde just never seems to shake off that brassiness, I have tried the Provoke Touch Of Silver Shampoo and that didn't seem to lift away any of the brassiness I am trying to shift even when I left it on for great lengths of time. I was reading reviews on the Bleach London Silver Shampoo and everybody had great things to say about it and how it worked wonders so I ordered some for myself. I feel like every time I use this shampoo I notice a change in my hair colour, I am step by step getting closer to banishing my brassiness for good and this shampoo is my saviour. The directions do not state that you should leave this in your hair for any length of time but i'm impatient and I have been known to leave this in for 45 minutes on one occasion and my hair managed not to go purple. I don't use this product everyday but mostly when I have the time to leave it on otherwise I think it's a bit pointless to just use like any other shampoo. If you have brassy hair and you have the time in your day to leave this shampoo on for a little while I strongly recommend it, it's gearing my hair up nicely for a fast approaching colour change coming soon.
Find it here at Boots.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
It's the concealer with the worlds longest name but worth typing over and over because it's so damn good, for me the formula is just where I want it to be it's not too watery that it doesn't provide enough coverage and it's not too thick that it looks cakey and creases. It's the perfect consistency of being a lightweight concealer as the name 'Weightless' would suggest but definitely giving me the under eye coverage I need. The down side is the colour selection, it's not the best and the names of each colour are very confusing if you are ordering online, if you have a nearby counter I would definitely suggest going there to try it out first to determine your shade, unfortunately I have no counters near where I live, as with most high end make-up brands but I made a guess and chose 'Light Warm' which I think is a good fit. I am fairly pale at the moment but I do like my under eyes to be a tad brighter than my foundation and this shade does just that.
Find here at Debenhams.

Rimmel London Professional Eye Brow Pencil
As much as I love by ABH Dipbrow Pomade lately I have been going for a more natural brow look and you just can't get a natural brow with the Dipbrow, or at least I can't. So I just like to use my Rimmel Eye Brow Pencil to give my brows a little more shape at the front of the brow so they are more squared off and a tiny bit on the tail and fill in any other sparse areas, mine is in the shade Dark Brown. I literally use the lightest hand when applying to achieve the most natural look possible and i'm really loving the results. I'm also saving a lot of time doing it this way. This pencil does come with brush on the lid (not shown in the picture) but I personally do not use it, I find it too hard I just revert back to my ABH Brow Wiz spoolie if I need to use it.
This pencil is also super affordable find it here.

Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturizer
A product I have previously mentioned on my blog but I don't think I have ever featured it in a favourites post before, if I have then sorry.. But it's only this month I have been grabbing for this moisturiser again since my skin has been freaking out. I'm oily, i've been oily for a couple of years now but suddenly my face is developing these dry patches particularly below my cheeks, obviously the warmer months could be a factor but dry skin isn't normally something I have to deal with. I like to put this moisturiser on before bed time and sleep with it on. In the morning I wake up and wash my skin and it just feels rejuvenated, the dry patches don't disappear but they do improve, I think I need to be more consistent with a moisturising regime to really see a difference.

What beauty products have you been loving this month?