Sunday, 15 May 2016

Revlon Haul

Hello and welcome back to my blog! I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine. So today I decided to do a quick post on a few makeup bits I picked up yesterday in Boots. 

These are the products I picked up, I bought three products from Revlon as I needed a new foundation and it also happened to be on 3 for 2! Revlon is one of the brands that I had never really tried before. I would say its more on the pricey end of the drugstore but I've heard great things about them so I thought it was finally time to give them a go. 

So the foundation I bought is the Revlon ColorStay for Combination/Oily Skin in the shade 110 Ivory. I've heard so many good things about this foundation and so many people recommend it (including Tanya Burr) so I was interested to see what it was like especially because they do individual formulations for each skin type which is hard to find in a drugstore foundation. Last week I actually tested it on my hand but I wanted to give it a few hours to see how it felt on my skin as so many foundations I've tried dry really orange or patchy on me. This for me felt really lightweight but gave a good coverage and it didn't dry my skin out at all which I find happens with a lot of the foundations designed for oily skin types, so I decided to go back and get it! They have a good colour range and I was able to find a shade that was the perfect match for me, as I always find that the lightest shade is too light for me and the next shade up is too dark, but this was just right for me. I haven't worn this for a full day yet so I don't know whether it lives up to its claim of lasting for up to 24 hours, but it certainly looks promising. In terms of packaging it comes in a glass bottle with a plastic cap and a pump. The price of this foundation is £12.99 and you can find it at the drugstore or online.

I decided to take advantage of the 3 for 2 and so I picked up this Revlon Matte Balm in the shade 205 Elusive and as you can see from the swatch its a gorgeous deep pink colour. I've already tried this on my lips and although the colour is a lot brighter than I would normally go for, its perfect for the Summer months. I also love the formulation as it glides on like a lip balm and dries to a matte finish that is comfortable and not at all drying on the lips. As well as this is smells like mint and when you first apply it you get a slight tingling sensation which I actually quite like. There is a range of different colours available and the packaging is matte and corresponds with each lip colour. The product itself comes in the sort of crayon form and is fully retractable. The price of this is £7.99. If you want to see what it looks like then check out my new video over on my YouTube channel ( as its what I'm wearing on my lips.

The last thing I picked up was this Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in the shade 460 Blushing Mauve which is one of their Pearl finishes. Lipstick is my biggest weakness, I can never have too many and I wanted to add this stunning colour to my collection. Its a similar colour to Matte balm but more of a rosy pink with a pearlescent shine to it. I haven't tried this on my lips yet but it looks like it will be really moisturising and comfortable to wear. This was also £7.99.

So that was everything I bought I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know in the comments what products you love from Revlon and would recommend. Speak to you soon. JustClare :) x

All photos and opinions are my own 

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz - Review

Hello welcome back to my blog! Today I'm reviewing another product; the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Skinny Brow Pencil. I decided to buy this as I heard a lot of talk about it and I have a constant struggle with my brows so anything that's going to make that easier and my brows look semi decent is something I'm willing to try. If you want to find a bit more about the product and what I thought about it then carry on reading :)

This is what the product looks like alongside the box it came in. The Brow Wiz is made by the company Anastasia Beverly Hills which is a cruelty free brand. Personally I've never tried anything from them before but I've heard a lot of good things about them. The packaging itself is really good quality which is what you would expect for something higher-end. The product has two ends, with the brow pencil on one end to fill in the brows and a spoolie on the other to brush them out. It retails for about £15.50 so is quite pricey for what it is but the quality of it and the effect it gives justifies the price tag. 

This is the actual brow pencil and as you can see it is very slim making it really easy to mimic brow hairs which results in very neat and natural brows. The tip is retractable but you have to twist to retract it so it doesn't push back in when applying pressure, which I find quite annoying with other products I've tried. 

This is it swatched and mines in the shade Medium Brown. I find that I don't need to apply much pressure at all to get a good amount of payoff and the colour itself is the best match I've ever found for my brows. They also have the best colour range I've seen so hopefully there's a shade for everyone. It has a waxy formula that is very long-lasting and does not budge on me at all. Its such a convenient product to have as its very quick and easy to use and its slim design makes it perfect for keeping in my makeup bag and taking travelling.

This is the spoolie which is really good quality and does a great job of tidying up my eyebrows and also blending away any excess product leaving a really clean and natural finish but yet still defined. With just a few small strokes of the pencil and a brush through with the spoolie my brows look so much more put together. It's a product I would definitely recommend. 

Thank you for reading I hope you enjoyed. Also let me know in the comments what products you would recommend and would like to see me do a review of. Speak to you soon. JustClare :) x

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