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E.L.F Review and Swatches

I feel like I havent posted in ages even though it’s only been a bit over a week! The reason is because I got a new job! It was my first week last week and I absolutely love it! I guess I’m going to have to find a routine so I can go to work, gym then blog as I seem to struggle doing all three at the moment!

Back to the blog 😛

E.L.F has finally come to the UK! I’m probably a little behind but as soon as I found out, I rushed out to my closest Superdrug and grabbed a few products. As you all know, I’m a huge fan of foundations so I only brought a foundation, primer and concealer.

 

The first product I picked up was the tone adjusting face primer. There was no tester on this and there were so many to choose from so I was literally going on my own instinct. When I got home to try it, I was pleasantly surprised with a gorgeous smoothing texture that makes my face feel so matte! This cost £9.00 which is roughly what I would pay and I have to say, you’re definitely getting your moneys worth!

Next Is the foundation and I went for the Foundation Serum. I wasn’t sure which to go with at first and had my heart set on this one even though it looked slightly too dark in the bottle (again no tester). This product cost £9 and I’m so happy I went ahead with it. I’t looked dark on the bottle, but it is the perfect shade for my skin tone. It feels very smoothing and like it says on the bottle, it’s a serum. I’d say it has light to medium coverage but could definitely be buildable!

Last up is the HD Lifting Concealer. I LOVE Concealers and I was really impressed with the formula of this one! The only thing I was disappointed with was the fact you had a choice of three shades which are fair, medium and dark and there were no testers. I went for fair and when I tried it on my skin at home it was slightly too dark, so I wouldn’t recommend it for building. It does make a great under eye concealer as it is slightly orange toned.

Overall I’m really pleased with my first E.L.F products and am definitely going back for more!

What’s your favourite E.L.F products and which would you recommend?

xoxoxoxox

 

 

Nivea For Men Shaving Balm… You’ll Never Guess What!

Guess what this product can be used as? Go on, guess!

You’ll never guess! I couldn’t until I was told that it could be used a makeup primer!!

I thought that this statement was so ridiculous that I decided to do the sensible thing (and probably what everyone else would do) and try it out for myself. I brought myself a bottle from my local Morrisons for £5 (Bargain!!) and tried it out as soon as I got home. It looked like a primer and felt like a primer, so far so good.

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I applied my make up as I usually do and it felt like it went on smoothly. I looked at the final outcome and my make up looked flawless! I decided to see how long it would last so I left it on until I went to bed and it still looked just as good then! I’ve been using this as a primer everyday!

If you haven’t tried it yet, I’d really recommend you do. Let me know what you think about this product! (make sure you keep an eye out for which one you buy as there is a normal version and sensitive version. The normal version can irritate your skin!)

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xoxox

Makeup for work days!

I don’t know about you guys but I’m never up early enough to do a full face of makeup for work, I just love my sleep way too much!. So now, I have come up with a routine that is quick and has me looking presentable.

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First off after my skincare routine (I always make time for that) I apply a primer. This will help keep my skin hydrated, keep my makeup looking good, help it last longer and help fill in my cavernous pores.

After my primer has dried (this is sped up by fanning my face frantically) I then apply my foundation. Depending on my skin and its current condition, I will choose anything from a tinted cream to a regular foundation.

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Next I’ll conceal my dark circles and any other horrific mark on my face. This is blended with a beauty blender. Please excuse the concealer palette, I’d clean it but it’ll only get messy again as I use it pretty much everyday!

I don’t usually bother with contouring when I go to work as I never have the time, so instead I’ll apply a bit of bronzer all over my face to give me a healthy glow and keep me from looking like something out of the Living Dead. After I’ll apply my favourite blush and finish off with a dab of highlighter under my eyes, cheekbones, forehead, bridge of my nose, Cupid’s bow and chin.

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Next up I’ll do my eyebrows. If I have time to spare, I’ll use a brow palette and a brow defining gel. If not then I’ll just use the brow defining gel.

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Mascara comes next. I’ll apply a few coats to boost the volume of my lashes and if I have enough time I’ll add some eyeliner. I never use false lashes for work as they take forever for me to put on!

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Lastly I’ll finish off with a soft shade of lipstick or a lip balm to brighten up my face.

If I really am running late then I’ll skip the bronzer, blush  and highlighter and do it when I’m at work as it only takes a few minutes 🙂

Xoxoxo

Valentine’s Day pink <3

Hello my lovelies!

Here I am bringing you my first makeup look! Now, I’ll apologise in advance for the quality of my pictures as my camera is currently out of action so I’m using my IPad, but if any of you would like to recreate this look, I’ll be more than happy to make you YouTube tutorial for it 🙂



It’s a subtle pink look and isn’t too heavy if you’re not into heavy eye makeup 🙂

I’ll be bringing out another look tomorrow so keep an eye out!

Much love

Carrie x

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