Sunday, July 23, 2017

♡ Dermacol Film Studio Make Up Cover Foundation in 208.

Ever since I started wearing makeup waaaay back in 2007 I've been on the look out for the perfect foundation to suit my skin. I've tried so many different brands, different formulations, different wear lengths but I've still not found the perfect base for my face. Whilst browsing Facebook a little annoying sponsored post appeared advertising a foundation that claimed to be so good that it could cover up tattoos. It even showed the product in action and, i'm not gonna lie, I was sold on it from that. So I went online and managed to find said product for a reasonable price and I ordered it.

The product in question is this: The Dermacol FilmStudio Makeup Cover Foundation in the shade 208. This foundation claims to be the holy grail of all base makeup. It's apparently been used on actors for movies and models for photoshoots, but I don't quite buy into it. The Dermacol FilmStudio Makeup Cover Foundation (or SFMCF for short) is a hypoallergenic formulation so all the lovelies out their with sensitive skin could probably give this a whirl. It contains a must-have ingredient in the form of SPF 30. I hate applying too many products, so having a SPF already in it makes for less layers on my face! Annnnnd for a bonus's also waterproof. What's not to love?

When I first tried this foundation I was a little underwhelmed before I even began applying it. As you can see from the first photo the foundation comes in a medicinal type tube instead of the usual bottle and I found this to be a little bit weird. I'd not seen it done by any other brands anyway. When I went to squeeze the foundation out I found it really hard to get the product out of the tube. It came out eventually in a really thick dollop, I mean really thick, and this made it hard to determine how much would be needed. The foundation is supposed to be high coverage, so I was trying not to put too much on to see the result.

After a prod of the product with my beauty blender I went to work blending it out into my skin.. As you can see from the before pictures, I have a couple of spot scars, redness in my cheeks/nose area and a lovely little shadow from my hirsuitism (yay!). You can clearly see in the after photos with the foundation on that the redness is gone, the spot scars are barely visible and my 5 o'clock shadow is gone. PRAISE THE LORD.

Although the formula was a little too thick for my liking and you needed to use a fair bit of product for a full coverage, I really like this foundation. It covers what I like being covered and it sits nicely on the skin. It doesn't cake and it blends out without issues. I'm not sure on the waterproof aspect as I've not been out in the rain yet (British Summers, eh?) but it doesn't budge when a nice little SUL forms, which is fab! I don't think this tube will last me very long what with it being so small (30g) but I would definitely repurchase this foundation. (I paid £5.99 from eBay).

Have you tried this foundation?
Laura x 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

♡♡ Goggles4U - G4U Club Master Eyeglasses REVIEW*

A few weeks ago I was sent a pair of prescription glasses by the lovely people over at Goggles4U. If you haven't heard of Goggles4U before they are a company that offer budget friendly prescription glasses for men/women and children. They have been around for several years and offer a wide range of different styles of glasses to suit everyone. With over 3000 pairs there's definitely something for everyone! They even offer a selection of different lenses for you to choose from including tinted for UV protection, coated for people that play sports/use computers a lot and even the stylish mirror tinted lense for sunglasses. With the choice or distance, reading or bifocal lenses, there's something for everyone. They even have a 'virtual try-on' feature so you can see what you'd look like with the glasses on without even putting them into your basket. I know we all like to have a good play around to find our favourites so you an have a lot of fun with this trying on the different styles.

I have had three pairs of glasses from Goggles4U before and I have adored every pair. The ones I've tended to go for have all been on the cheaper side as I'm on a tight budget, so my first three pairs were all under a tenner (including postage and packaging). My first frames were all mad from plastic on the frame and a scratch-free plastic for the lens. They lasted me a long time but I had been wanting to get a new pair and luckily the lovely Danielle offered to send me one to review!

I wanted something completely different so when I browsed the Goggles4U website I decided to go for a frame that was made from a mixture of metal and acetate instead of just plastic so that they would be longer-lasting. After having a good browse and adding several to my 'shortlist' I decided on the G4U 3068 Club Master Eyeglasses 118363-C. 

I chose these glasses because they reminded me of old news reporter glasses that you'd see in movies and I really liked that. They were a lot different to my old glasses which, if you follow me on Instagram, you'll see were a completely different style. These glasses have actual nose pads on them where as my others didn't. I've not worn glasses with this feature for a long time, so getting used to the feel of the nose pads was weird. The guys over at Goggles4U were kind enough to include some extra pads just in case mine break which, I know from past experiences, they tend to do a lot. The fit is pretty great compared to a previous frame I ordered. These ones sit so well on my big nose, they don't slide down it (even on a sweaty day) and they give me the perfect eye to len ratio so that I'm not looking up/down for more coverage. The arm length is amazing too. My last pair had quite long arms which poked out a little from my hair, but these ones sit perfectly behind my ears. Nothing to see here!

Besides the style of these, I love that they are very sturdy and feel like they are of good quality. They're definitely something that you'd find in your opticians. If I'd not told you you wouldn't know that they were from a discount site, which I love. Goggles4U are such a good site for everyone that wears prescription glasses. They enable you to show off your own unique style but without the extreme prices of high street sellers. The fact that these have the thick half rim make them look unique and the silver metal added to the arms is that perfect little detail that give these a special touch.

I've been wearing these for several weeks now and I love them! It took a few days for my eyes to adjust to the new size of lens that I chose, but after that I was in love. They gave me a whole new vibe and made my eyes a little more attractive...if I do say so myself. With the lens being bigger I can now make effort with my eye makeup, aha!

These glasses are by far my favourite pair from the site. Just look at them!! These glasses would have cost me £24.95 (P+P not included) which is a total steal for a pair of glasses that are going to last you for a long time, I think they are totally worth it.

Goggles4U offer a wide range of prices, the cheapest starting at just £6.95. If you're a wearer of prescription glasses I cannot recommend this site enough. It takes usually a week or so for them to arrive and the quality is amazing. Definitely give them a try if you're sick of paying an arm and a leg for glasses!

Monday, July 10, 2017

New Look's Super Matte Liquid Lipstick in STONE ♥ REVIEW

A few weeks ago I posted a clothing haul featuring bits that I'd picked up in a recent New Look sale (you can have a nosey here), amongst the items was a New Look's own liquid lipstick that I picked up and after testing it out for a few days, I'm here to blab on about it. 

These New Look Super Matte Liquid Lipsticks come in a range of seven shades ranging from a nude peach shade to a deep purple mauve shade. They retail at £5.99 each (currently on a BOGOF deal as of writing) but I managed to snag this one up in the sale for £3 *dances* The shades that are available are all quite similar to ones that I already own, so I decided to be bold and give something new a try. After having a browse I finally decided to pop the shade 'Stone' into my basket...along with a couple other items. It was a sale, leave me alone!

New Look do a couple of different types of lipsticks but I am such a sucker for a liquid lipstick that I couldn't wait to trying theirs out. Besides my love of liquid lipsticks, I was drawn to the fab packaging on these. I mean how darn cute is that? ^ (Not the messy wand...ignore that plz). The tube is a lovely frosted glass which goes so sweet with the pink gold screw top. The applicator is your typical doe-foot style which, if you're not used to using one, can make the application a little tricky at first especially when defining the cupid's bow, but the liquid lipstick went on in one layer fairly nicely so I wasn't messing about. The only iffy thing I can moan about is that with the tube being frosted the shade can be a bit hard to fully see and the shades can be a little misleading. I thought this one was going to be a warm light brown shade....

....and as you can see ON THE HAND the shade is a lovely chocolate-esque shade, which I didn't really mind, as I said I was wanting something a little different so that didn't bother me.....until....

...when it dries it's actually more of a grey toned brown than a warm tone. It's still a lovely shade, I mean it IS called Stone so that should've given me a clue... Like most liquid lipsticks this has a slight tackiness to it as it dries but once it's settled that goes away, so don't be put off by that when trying it. The staying power is pretty good on this. I had it on for around 4 hours, in that time I ate and drank and the lipstick was still on. It faded a little on the inner mouth, but all in all I'd say this is pretty lasting.

I'm not one for dark shades but I really love this one, despite being called an 'emo' by my dad....this liquid lipstick is now one of my faves. It'll definitely be my go to come A/W for sure!

Have you tried New Look's liquid lipsticks yet??
Laura ♡♡♡♡

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