As with lots of brands, Clarins have their own take on the cult beauty product made popular by YSL's Touche Eclat - a brush-on skin highlight and perfector. I haven't actually tried many other versions of the product but I've recently been using this Clarins one and it's made me really appreciate how handy and great this product is!
The product comes in four shades and I have it in 00 Light Beige. This is the lightest colour and I purposefully chose a colour lighter than my skin tone as I wanted to use this product as a highlight which it works brilliant as. I love how multi-purpose this product is as you can literally put it wherever you want on your face where you feel like you need some brightening and/or some covering. I have been using it on top of my cheek bones and through the brown bone, down the nose and in the cupid's bow just for a bit of subtle and natural glow and illuminating. It does provide some coverage, but not a full coverage so if you need more coverage I would suggest using a high coverage concealer and then going back and using this over the top. The product also contains Oat Sugars to tighten the skin and to reduce signs of fatigue which is a great plus, it's great and compact enough to carry around with you whenever your skin needs a boost!
The Perfector is available here for £19.60 (the cheapest I've found it), this is quite expensive but I have had mine for a good while already and it is showing no signs of running out! I'd love to know if you guys could recommend similar products to this? I'm always keen to find dupes!
I've been trying out Lancome's new Teint Visionnaire for a little while now and thought now was the time to share my thoughts on it with you! The foundation offers a 2 in 1 product by including both a flawless foundation and a corrector to go with it too. I absolutely love this idea and it is so handy to have a concealer to go along with your foundation, it makes it very compact and handbag friendly - a great one to have on the go.
The foundation comes in a fantastic colour range and I found a shade just right for me (03), the shades are really diverse and cater for lots of skin tones which is a real bonus. This also means that it blends beautifully into the skin, the other thing I love about this foundation is that it really evens out complexion and balances colour and imperfections, this is particularly aided by the corrector which has more pigment to hide any dark circles, redness and blemishes. However, having said this the foundation's overall finish is very natural and perhaps might not provide as much coverage as some of you like. For me personally, this is a foundation I will be reaching for more in the Summer when I want a youthful look that isn't too overdone, it's also great for Summer because it contains SPF 20 so will actively protect the skin too. The concealer is good for day to day wear and does cover any minor blemishes on my face and darkness under my eyes, however if you have anything that needs a bit more tending to then I suggest you go for a higher coverage concealer, but for everyday use this does the trick.
Have any of you guys tried it since its release last month?
I'm always on the look out for effective volumising products, and it's twice as good if the product doesn't weigh down the hair either. This style prep product from Aveda does exactly that and it really works and lasts. It contains passion fruit, rice bran, acai oil and aloe to keep the hair feeling natural and untampered and gives body that lasts all day. The great thing about this product is that you can use when your hair is wet and dry and style it as normal for extra volume, or you can use it as a refresher between washes or whenever your hair feels like it needs a boost - great for using before a night out I think.
It has the most gorgeous smell which I guess is down to its ingredients, so you feel like you're putting something nice in your hair! And most importantly, it doesn't make your hair feel uncomfortable or weighed down. Instead it just plumps up the hair and keeps it conditioned and soft. If put in to dry hair as a bost between washes then you can feel the product slightly in the roots but to me that is just a sign that it is working more!
I really love serums that give radiance and glow to the face. There are lots of highlighter products on the market but I have recently been using this lovely one from Lancome. It gives a really gorgeous amount of glow with just a slight bit of shimmer that isn't too overbearing or unnatural.
As you can see from the pictures below, it comes out as a really bright white liquid, that is actually quite thin in consistency. Once blended it gives the most pretty glow and iridescence to the skin. I haven't blended it fully in the picture just so you can get more of an idea of how it looks on the skin. It is so pretty to wear on its own if your skin needs that extra boost, I would do this when my skin is a bit more tanned in the summer but it is also fantastic to mix with your foundation to make it looks extra dewy and radiant. It also makes a fantastic base for make-up and helps make-up to last all day!
I haven't really used much Lancome so this has been a welcomed change to my make-up routine. Have any of you tried this product or similar? You can get it from Boots here for £21.00.
I recently did a post on the Illamasqua Complement which I love and this week I'm back with the equally as lovely Lipstick palette!
All the colours are bright pinks and matte so if you like pink and you like matte then this palette will be right up your street! The four shades are all really colourful and pretty and I love how they are all bright yet still really wearable and diverse. At the top left is Fable which is the most neutral of the four, this is a gorgeous peachy pink which is great for everyday wear. To the right of it is Plunge a bright Barbie pink, I think this is a great shade just to throw on with some mascara for a quick and simple but girly look. On the bottom left is Over, I absolutely love this bright coral shade - it will be perfect for Summer and to the right of Over is Corrupt, this is the deepest shade in the palette and it would look lovely for an evening look paired with shimmery gold eyes!
As always with Illmasqua lipsticks the colours are really fun and they never fail on pigment and colour, as well as this I always find their lipsticks to wear really well so you can depend on the colour to last and they are also lovely and comfortable to wear, keeping my lips hydrated and moisturised.
I totally think this palette has Summer lips covered in four lovely shades and I'm sure it will be one that I keep going back to once Spring finally decides to spring!