Top: True Match (W4) Bottom: Lumi Magique (W3)
So when it comes to bases I like to think I have you covered, I’m always on the lookout for the perfect shade and texture for my skin tone. Which by the way is a Nc30 – 35 for reference.
Lumi Magique was my first choice, sometime last year. They don’t actually have shade W4 in this range and after comparing shades I went for W3. From the swatches you can actually see that W3 is a lot more peach compared to True Match which is a lot more yellow. (perfect for NC25-NC35 skintones.) I actually have a whole blog post on the Lumi Magique range including the foundation if you’re interested – click here. Half a year later, I think it is a nice foundation but I only use it to mix in with my True Match during summer.
So a few years ago my sister had brought the Georgio Armani Silk Foundation (and yes I used it once or twice, sorry sis!) I thought it was drying, but when people said that Loreal True Match was a complete dupe I was intrigued. Recently my skin is normal so I can try semi matte foundations and I really love the True Match, its a perfect yellow, semi matte finish. It doesn’t patch up or go drying and it stays perfect all day!
If you are looking for a Georgio Armani Foundation dupe, think everyone is right! Although I think True Match is more moisturising, which is perfect. To all the girls with my skin tone, I would totally say buy True Match over Lumi Magique (just because the shades a bit to peach) and tell me what you think of it too! 🙂
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Hello my beautiful ladies!
So today I wanted to talk to you guys about eye shadow. I wear it all the time, even if I’m going for the natural look I always wear one of these three! So I’m going to start talking about the three that do it for me…
Sleek Face Form Contouring and Blush Palette £10.99 – You’ve probably seen me blog about this on many occasions but I really love both the shimmery colours just as a light base with lots of lashings of mascara. The good thing about the colour on the right is it you blend it with a Mac 217 into the crease you’ll find it gives you an automatic crease colour, amazing right?
Collection Little Mix All About The Eyes Palette £3.19 – I love this palette because it is so soft and buttery and the colours are really pigmented. They have some really nice natural colours and some darker ones that you can transition from a day to night look. It’s easily became one of my faves to use.
Mac Swiss Chocolate £10.00 – I’ve had this for a really long time, but I haven’t stopped loving it, since I brought it. You can use it as just a solo colour on the lids and smudged underneath for a casual look, or you can use it as a crease colour.
So they’re my favourite, which ones do you like using on an every day basis? I’d love to know 🙂 x
So I’m back today with a new post about summer ready blushes, I really love using blush and bronzer to add a bit of shape to my face which can sometimes look a bit like a blank canvas with just foundation!
Firstly I love using bronzer and this particular time The Body Shop Honey Bronzer – £13.00 comes in handy! It’s perfect because its got some warm orange tones which just gives you a really nice bronzed look. I have the darkest shade but as you can see from the swatch its not to dark. The great thing is that they have 5 shades so going from fair to dark. I love using mine with the Real Techniques Multi Task Brush which is just what I use for any blush or bronzer.
There’s no doubt about it, but the Sleek Blush in Flamingo – £4.49 is one of those blushes you can wear at any time be it summer or winter! It’s one of those blushes that just instantly brightens up a often dull looking face. It’s really pigmented and that’s one of the reasons why I know its going to be a long lasting blush. It’s also easily accessible and is one of my favourite blushes to use. So if you haven’t already, pick it up!
Finally a blush that I picked up a few months ago its the Natural Collection Sugar Plum Blush – £1.99 I initially brought this for the winter time because I thought it was quite mauvey. How wrong was I? its the prettiest natural pink blush which also just brightens up the face. It’s matte as are all the products I’ve mentioned but it adds the perfect glow somehow and looks gorgeous on any skin tone.
So will you be picking up any of these any time soon? Or better yet tell me what blushes you are saving up for the summer! I’d love to know… 🙂
It’s that time of the month again, where it’s monthly favourites! I’ve generally stuck to the same things and there’s a few things that I have mentioned once at least in my blog! So without further ado let’s go…
So a few weeks ago I got the Magnitone Lucid £49.99 when my skin was going through a very tough patch (lol third world problems) Anyways the Magnitone promised to reveal clearer, radiant skin within one week. They were right, within three day’s of using it I really noticed a radiance to my skin. I continued using it morning and night and have fallen head over heels with it. If you haven’t already, I would really go for something like this it’s amazing.
At the same time I got the Magnitone, I brought the Nip and Fab Dragons Blood Cleansing Pads £4.96 , it has hyaluronic acid in it and I think that’s what it all comes down too. It’s a really nice cleansing pad which if used once a day leaves your skin all plump and youthful. It’s actually on offer for less than half price in Superdrug so a really good deal!
Last year I brought my sister the Sleek Brow Kit in Dark £8.49, but it wasn’t to her liking! So seeing as I had ran out of a brow product aka my benefit gimme brow:(. However I’ve been using the powder which has really been working to give me that fullness to my brow, I’m not so keen on the wax as it’s just too much!
When my foundation finished, I brought the Mac Studio Fix Fluid £21.50 which is a really nice medium coverage foundation giving a really flawless coverage. I got the shade NC35 in case anyone wanted to know. I really am enjoying using it, but I will report back once it’s been a few more weeks!
Finally, I have been loving the Mac Prep and Prime Highlighting Pen in Light Boost £18.50, I love highlighting my under eyes, forehead, chin, nose basically anywhere I can get my hands on! The highlighter is really nice and less is more with this, otherwise it can be a bit hard to blend in. I would get the shade bright forecast as well, as it’s like a peach corrector.
So that’s about it really, what have you girls/guys been enjoying? I’d love to know….
Its been a well overdue post, and this time I thought I should talk to you about my favourite thing ever and that’s skincare.
I’ve been using the Cetaphil Cleanser and Ren Exfoliater, alongside with my Magnitone Lucid Brush. The cleaner is just a fuss free cleanser, it’s really gentle and ideal for the mornings. The Ren Exfoliater is really gritty and smell’s of peppermint. I’ve recently got this and I just really enjoy using it for everyday as my skin can take it but you can also use it as and when you want. Something I just recently got was the Nip and Fab Dragons Fix Cleansing Pads, they’re not gritty but really moisturising and ideally I like to use this in the night time after I washed my face it kind of acts as a moisturiser and toner all in one. It has hydralonic acid to moisturise and salicylic acid in order to get rid of spots. I really enjoy using this and will keep you guys updated on how it looks after my skin in the long term.
I also use the Garnier Start Afresh Toner, its ideal for dry skins as it has Moringa Extracts and Lotus Flowers inside. I don’t really think much of this, I mean it moisturises but I haven’t found the HG toner. For moisturiser I use the Superdrug Radiant Moisturiser, it has SPF 15 inside which is great and is just fuss free and moisturises. It also is quite cheap but effective, which is why I’ve been through two pots. For eye cream I use the Kiehls Eye Cream, it has avocado in it and is really thick but it just blends beautifully and is well worth the price tag. Finally something I’ve mentioned before and you can check it here. The Lucas Paw Paw Balm, it’s just a clear balm that I really enjoy using, it’s really thin but really effective.
Finally these are just a few things I like to use when my skin needs a perk me up. First my favourite, even though I’ve only used it once its the Palmers Purifying Mask, I really love this because it has almond oil in it to moisturise but is like a thick mask, I used it and by the morning my pores were smaller and skin felt better. I recently got this Nuxe Detox Mask in my Look Fantastic Box, I don’t understand this concept but it’s just a nice cream and leaves my skin kind of silky but it is really heavily fragranced. Finally I use the Simple Roll On for Spots, it has lots of ingredients to help with spots, although I’ve got to say it works best on spots that are nearly gone or small spots.
Many of these things are new, however I will report back to you guys once I try these products a few more.
Have you been buying any skincare recently? I’d love to know….
So lately, I’ve really been getting into contouring and highlighting my concealer. I always thought that having a narrow face shape, contouring would only make me appear worse of. I was completely wrong, so I’m going to talk to you guys about what I use to contour and coincidently they’re all affordable products.
I like to use a correcter every time I do my make-up, it just mean I don’t have to use to much concealer to highlight afterwards and hides my dark bags. The one I use is the Super Cover Concealer in the shade number 25. Now this is professional make-up so I don’t think its sold separately. However some alternatives to this are the Bobbi Brown Corrector, which I have tried once or twice before but love this Super Cover one.
Next up I use the LA Girls Pro Concealer, I actually prefer this to Mac Pro Long Wear. I use the shade Creamy Beige, its really affordable at $2.49. It just conceals under eyes and blends out so seamlessly.
Finally a new step that I have recently been doing since watching my sister Zeenat do it, is the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer £7.99, I use the shade Nude. Its not a great concealer, but it works great to highlight the under eyes.
For contour, I use the Sleek Face Contour Kit – Medium £9.99. I’ve spoke about this many times, its a really good value product and its the only thing I use for contouring. I use this with a straight contour brush which just gives me a really chiseled look.
So that’s it, I use these products all the time on my photo’s, you can check them out on my Instagram: @heenajaved_ 🙂
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Today I thought I would do a little haul on products that I’ve brought recently. Many of them are high street products with one or two high end products.
- During summer I saw Amelia Liana talk about the all about eyes palette from Collection – £3.19, it looked right up my street with perfect shimmery warm toned shadows. The colours are really nicely pigmented and are all shimmers, except the black. The palette itself is really compact and is comparable to the Urban Decay Naked 1 palette.
- As I had ran out of my mascara, I brought the LO’real Miss Punky Mascara – £8.99. It was advertised to provide clumpy lashes, not something many people like ad in fact try to avoid. But any one who knows me, knows I love clumpy lashes. This has a really weird applicator but it really works and is what I have on my eyes all the time.
- Something I brought well before I brought my new mascara was the Mac Prep and Prime Lash Base – £13.00, I really love this product, it helps my lashes to feel soft and gives my mascara something to hold on too. It’s really a HG status product for me. Without it I can get very emotional as Zeenat and Samara know! They also have blogs and are amazing, check them out!
- I recently ran out of my Benefit Gimme Brow, I brought a cheaper alternative from MUA. It’s called the Brow This Way Brow Gel, I think it was around £3. (can’t find link:(‘) At first I really liked this product as it didn’t leave my brows crispy but the amount of product coming out made them look very full on and not natural at all. I wouldn’t recommend this, my sister was not impressed by the look of her face when she saw my brows!
- Now everyone has been going on about the hype of Mac Cosmetics Soar Lip Liner – £12.50. Believe the hype, it is a lovely lip liner with hints of brown/pink, mainly being pink. I like to wear it alone, but have yet to try it with my other lipsticks.
- Finally something I brought at the start of December, was the Mac Cosmetics Please Me Lipstick – £15.50. This is a blue toned pink, but its darker than Angel and Creme Cup. It really suits any skin tone, but I found its my perfect pink, it just really brightens up my face. (Currently a Mac Nc30 skin tone.)
So that’s it really, what have you been eyeing up or buying? I’d love to know 🙂 x