Rimmel || Priceline
This primer from Rimmel, is ok for a short function or event of some sort because of how long it lasts. If you tend to have oily skin like me, it doesn’t control and hold my skin for up to 8 hours as it claims it does. I’d say about 5 hours and you’ll have to powder down again.
It is a thin consistency which is nice, because it feels quite light on my face. Though unfortunately, I did not like how sticky it feels, which made the application of my bb cream a bit runnier. It does do a standard job of filling my pores though it isn’t a smooth cavas. Also for me, it does not “even [my] skin tone”. I wouldn’t recommend this, but if you do need one for the night, it won’t break your budget and like I said, it does a standard job.
Nude by Nature $19.95 || Priceline
This BB Cream is honestly the only BB cream I have used for the past 2-3 years, I have not tried out any other BB creams or foundations during this time. It’s because this cream I find fits perfectly for me, in terms of hydration, coverage, application and how light it feels. If you can suggest any other creams like this, please do! Though this cream doesn’t really control my oils, my face does get shiny after a good 6+ hour, it doesn’t slide off my face. So I don’t need to constantly re-apply. Also, it has added protected sunscreen! This bottle will definitely last you for a good 4-5 months and a little does go a long way.
Nivea $12.99 || Priceline
It’s currently on sale at Priceline, I’ve placed a link on ‘Priceline’, if you like to check it out. Let me tell you, the first time I used this it was heavenly! Seriously you can feel how refreshing it is on your skin. Packed with argon oil and aloe vera, it provides intensive moisture throughout the night. When you wake up, you can immediately see and feel the effects it has! Since it’s 95% natural, it was suitable for my combination, sensitive skin.
I also noticed that it added a bit of brightness the next day. I highly recommend this night cream, especially since it’s so affordable and actually does its job, it’s one of my top favourites!
Artiste Manicare $14 – bought from Priceline
This product is alright, it does it’s job quite well… though the only negative point about this brush cleaner is that it smells is heavily on the alcohol side. One sniff and I’m just disgusted by it. If you’re sensitive to smells like me, I think you’ll find it off-putting when you use it, and it does linger on your brushes.
I generally use this twice in a week, and so far this bottle is still loaded! It’s been more than 6 months, I think. It is oil-based and you just need two sprays on a cloth/tissue to wipe off the products on your brushes. It isn’t 100% accurate in removing the products, but after a few wipe downs you’ll find that it gets the job done. If you have natural and/or synthetic brushes, this is for you!
Maybelline $$17.25 || Priceline
Eyeliner pencils is a great way to tight-line your waterline, and I was using this for about 3 weeks and then I stopped. This pencil glides on smoothly, so you have no problem with the pigment. It’s not too bold which I like, and I did not have to constantly sharpen the pencil.
My only concern is the fact that it smudged off quite easily for me. It states that it is waterproof and smudge-proof… not really. When I drew along the inner and outer corners of my eyes, give it about 20 minutes and it smudged. So basically I looked like a panda haha not cute. I wouldn’t recommend this.
Maybelline Liquid Eyeliner $14.95 || Priceline
If you ever have no time to shop, or you’re in a tight budget and you’re looking for something that would do it’s job… this is the best eyeliner to have! Like seriously, when my wallet is running low and I had no time to search for another brand to try, Master Precise is my ‘go-to’. I always purchase it at Priceline because of its reduced price.
It’s not only affordable, but the thin tip is so easy to use that I make less mistakes, rather than the others I have tried. Smudge-proof and water-proof, are the main qualities why I keep this pen in my ‘go-to-products’.
I’ve been sceptical about using a sponge to apply my foundation, but I thought “hey, let’s do this!” if there’s people raving about it then there would probably be some truth behind it.
Real Techniques $12.79
By Real Techniques make-up applicator is really a ‘miracle’! For years I have been using my hands to apply my foundation, and usually I notice that I would miss some spots, edges and that my foundation would not properly blend out. With this sponge, every area of my face is smoothed out. The amazing aspects of it is that it’s not just an oval sponge, but has a flat edge (contours – eyes and nose), round sides (larger areas) and a tip (hard-to-reach areas) that focuses on blending different areas of the face.
A 3-in-1 beauty sponge is a total investment, if you’re like me who heavily depends on foundations. You can have it either damped or dry when applying your product.
Deemed as “No. 1 – UK Cleanser Brand“, this cleansing wipe by Simple is remarkable! I’ll tell you why…
Like most cleansing wipes I’ve been through, it doesn’t 100% remove all the make-up off my face, it just almost does. But that’s not the thing I’m raving about. I’m a happy customer because of the added mango extract! It genuinely helps brighten my skin after a wipe, as well as the added moisturisers makes this product perfect for sensitive skin types, like me.
Even when I didn’t apply any makeup on during the day, before I start my cleansing routine at night, I use one of the 25 wipes to remove dirt and excess oil. The result really makes me want to buy another, but I’m the type to buy another and see how it goes.
I will definitely keep this on my ‘top picks’ when I recommend products to others. Sorry guys, I forgot how much it was, but I think I bought it from Priceline.
$29.95 – I got it down to $20.83 because of Priceline’s awesome loyalty discounts!
I just love the Nude By Nature line, naturally made within Australia and is great for sensitive skin types. Mine tends to go onion-skin-like, when it’s scratched and when it gets too much direct heat it gets dry. This mattifying mineral, though I have just been using it for less than a week, has not caused me any break-outs and it’s translucent veil gives my foundation a natural cover.
Cased in a brown mesh-like cover, the powder is contained in a plastic case and a sponge is provided. The line goes by a brown theme, all various tones, that illustrates a natural vibe
It claims to be “long-lasting” but for me it’s semi, because I have oily skin! At the start it gives me a smooth and flawless base, but during the later half of the day it does not absorb my oil and “controls shine”. Maybe I need another powder that would be stronger, so I wouldn’t recommend this product for someone on the more oily side. It is beautifully light weight and has great ingredients like Vitamin E and Cehami extract.
I really don’t mind using this product, maybe I just need to top myself off with some powder again during the day after I blot my face down, because not only does it smell okay but I love the silk, light-weight feel and how it doesn’t cause me any break-outs.
All these late posts are finally going to be updated!
R/Tech Duo Fiber Collection $39.99 – Love the feel of these brushes, I was a bit sceptical at first with the white tips of the brush because I thought how it may not pick up enough powder. When I tried the brushes it held alright, but in my opinion did not hold enough coverage. The contour brush was a bit better, the thinness of the brush was perfect for the amount of bronzer I usually put on.
1. Duo-fiber face brush: For lightweight application + blending of face powder or pigments
2. Duo-fiber contour brush: For controlled contouring + sculpting
3. Duo-fiber eye brush: Add finishing touches to the eyes
R/Tech Blush Brush $18.39 – PERFECT! Good coverage and makes your cheeks look flawless.
Stay Matte Rimmel $12.95 – It’s long lasting (up to 5 hours) especially for my combination skin, and it has that silky finish. I got Silky Beige so it blends well with my uneven skin tone.