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Loreal True Match Vs. Lumi Magique (NC25-NC35)

Loreal True Match W4 and Lumi Magique W3

Loreal True Match W4 and Lumi Magique W3

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! 🙂



The Cheeky Cheek Trio You Must Try!

sleek flamingo vody shop honey bronzer natrual collection

sleek the bodyshop natrual collection IMG_1558 (1)Hey Beauties!

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… 🙂

What I’ve Been Loving This Month ..

magnitone lucid mac studio fix fluid nc35 sleek brow kit dark

magnitone sleek brow kit nip and fab cleansing pads mac studio fix

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….


Conceal And Contour On A Budget

conceal and contour on a budget

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_ 🙂