Sunday, 19 January 2014

Soap and glory "Solar Power"

I envy people who can contour. I just can't do it, well, I couldn't. I decided to read a few online reviews on which bronzers were good for contouring and came across "Solar Power". The product comes with half a pan of a dark bronze shade and half a pan of a gold highlighter. The S&G sign has a slight shimmer across it which disappears upon first stroke.

The product is very creamy, odd to say about a powder, and it glides on leaving no clear lines. It blends easily and doesn't look chalky upon the skin. I use the dark shade below my cheeks to define my cheek bones and the highlighter above for colour contrast. The product blends so seamlessly into your skin it looks like you were born with perfect cheekbones. Even an amateur like me could create a contoured look!

This is one of the best bronzers i've come into contact with and it doesn't come with a hefty price tag. Massive thumbs up from me. The product is available for £11 (here).


Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Covergirl "Hot passion" Lipstick

Let's just start off by saying i'm a massive Taylor Swift fan. I've heard every song, watched every interview, read every magazine special on her, you get the drift. So, when i heard about her favourite go to red lipstick I had to buy it.

The product comes off brighter than it appeared it would from the bullet and has a bit of a blue undertone. The formula is extremely pigmented so only needed to be applied very lightly. The product is so moisturising it almost melts on your lips and i've found that stay time lasts between 2-3 hours without reapplication.

I'm a big fan of this product and have no issue with it but if I had to pick a flaw out it would have to be that the product stains your lips almost immediately. I don't know about you but I know when i'm choosing which lipstick to wear I try them all on and then wipe them off, when i wiped this off i was left with a faded red lip. If you do choose to wear this is can be seen as a bonus as it makes fading less obvious.

I picked mine up in the states from (here) for $7.99.
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