Every so often I seem to acquire a lot of new make up in a short period of time and it takes me a good while to work my way through it. This time around I thought I’d slap it all on my face and give you a end-of-the-day review for each product because I’m nice like that! *angel face emoji*
Kiko Universal Fit Hydrating Foundation in the shade warm beige 15
I have a feeling a YouTuber raved about this at some point or another (Lily Pebbz, perhaps?) and I’m always keen to try a new base in a tube packaging because I’m forever packing overnight or weekend bags and shake my fist at the god of Nars every time for plopping Sheer Glow into a glass bottle.
The colour match for me was perfect and the consistency was creamy enough to apply with my fingers, but the key issue here is in the title – hydrating. For me, this proved to be anything but. After half an hour or so it seemed to cling on to every dry patch and appeared uneven. Double thumbs down.
Kiko Free Spirit Lips & Cheeks Crayon in the shade 04
I’m always sceptical of these multi-use products but I stand corrected here. It looks like a jumbo pencil (for which I definitely don’t have a big enough sharpener, thinking about it) but the consistency is surprisingly creamy. I used the flat side of the nib to do a couple of light sweeps on each cheek and then blended with my middle finger for a natural flush. The creamy texture transfers to the lips too, feeling almost like a balm with good colour pay off – recommend.
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara in the shade excessive black
Impressive stuff – lengthening, curling, perhaps not so much volumising, but the brush does all the work. A good product for those in a rush in the morning!
Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer in the shade light
This is one of those cool little contraptions where you pull it open and then you pull a different part open and it all starts to feel a little like a science project. The compact comes with a lighter and darker shade cream concealer and a translucent setting powder. This would work really well for dry skinned gals as it’s really creamy and buildable without looking packed on – I have combination skin and felt it slipped a little throughout the day. Not a bad product, but there’s better.
Sephora Smoothing Primer
Not much to say about this other than I adore the silky texture and it made my skin appear so illuminated before I even slapped anything else on. I tried this with other bases to test how well it made my make up last and I like it, predominantly for the added unadvertised glow it provides.
L’Oreal Color Riche L’Ombre Pure Eyeshadow in the shade Pin Up Pink
Recently I’ve seen a lot of brown eyed, brunette bloggers incorporating pinky tones into their eye make up and it’s not something I’ve ever experimented with – I’m strictly a goldy/browny tone kinda gal. I picked up this single eyeshadow as I liked the salmon tone and hint of gold in the pan and it didn’t seem too intimidating. I found this required a lot of packing on to achieve much colour pay off but the longevity was notable when used on top of my trusty Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer. Pretty, but not amazing.
What new products have you been testing recently?