Saturday, 11 June 2016

Review | Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer


One of the most talked about concealers in the beauty world has to be the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. So when I went to purchase my favourite concealer (the BareMinerals BareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer) but my shade was the only one out of stock, I thought I would try out the much raved about Nars HG concealer.
I've only heard a handful of disappointing reviews and as we all know, the only true way to know if it's going to work for you is to try it yourself. After looking at swatches online l finally decided on the shade Vanilla.


Pros
Great Coverage - The website describes it as medium to buildable full and I would completely agree with that. It's full enough to help hide those pesky dark circles and help brighten the under eye but not so full that it looks cakey.
Good Colour Range - Available in 10 shades, you're more than likely going to find a good colour match. Although I would say the easiest thing is probably to go to a counter and get colour matched, I fortunately got it right online but you don't want the hassle of having to return it.
Long Lasting - When I saw long lasting, I mean once it's set just like with any liquid product. But a light dusting of a setting powder and it was there all day which was the first product I've found that's managed to do that.

Cons
Price - One of the main turn offs for me is the price. Yes it's a good concealer but £22 is quite steep for 6.5ml of product.
Application - I don't know if this is down to the doe foot applicator or when it comes out the tube, the product gets scraped off but I find that I have to keep redipping the wand back into the tube to get more product out. I love the bareMinerals BareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer applicator which is similar but more flat so you don't lose too much product when you pull out the wand.

The pros far outweigh the cons so I will definitely be repurchasing this concealer again, I'll just be on the look out for discount codes!!

Have you tried this concealer? What are your thoughts?


Monday, 6 June 2016

Wishlist | NYX Cosmetics

As you've probably seen on Twitter and Instagram NYX Stands have been popping up in Boots stores all over the country and I am lucky enough to have one in my local Boots. I have already been in and purchased a few things but to be honest I was so overwhelmed with how big the counter was, I kinda just grabbed random things. After taking the time to look at the boots website, I came up with a little wishlist to share with you.

NYX High Definition Blush £5.50
I already own two of these blushers and absolutely love them. They are highly pigmented and being available in 24 different shades you're bound to find your perfect shade.

NYX Matte Bronzer £7.00
My current favourite bronzer is the NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny but unfortunately Superdrug have stopped selling NYC and I can't find it for a reasonable price on ebay/amazon so I'm on the lookout for a new bronzer. I've heard some good things about  NYXs bronzers so want to give this a go.

NYX Lip Lingerie Lipstick £6.50
If you haven't heard about the Lip Lingerie Lipsticks, where have you been? I've heard so many mixed reviews on these so the only way to get a true perspective is to try them myself! Available in 12 different shades now I just have to choose which ones to purchase.

NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Foundation £6.00
As much as I love the dewy look, my T-Zone is just too oily for it so I'm always on the look out for a good matte foundation. I love the L'Oreal Infallible 24H-Matte foundation (review here) but am always willing to try something new. The name of this excites me as it's exactly what I want my foundation to do be matte but not flat!

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick £6.50
These have officially become my new obsession especially the shade Sandstorm. They are the liquid lipstick of my dreams, dry down matte but don't dry out my lips and feel comfortable. Now I just need to pick up some other shades.

NYX Full Throttle Lipstick £5.50
Again I already own a couple of these but I love the formula so much that I want it in every colour. It's a waterproof matte formula with high pigmentation. Also the shape of the bullet makes lining the lips so easy.

NYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer £14.00
I'll be honest, this made it onto my list because I keep hearing KathleenLights talk about it on her youtube channel. It's a primer that neutralizes the appearance of discolouration and redness but also has light reflective gold flecks which create a luminous look. I'm not too sure about the luminous look because as I said my oily t-zone can't seem to pull it off but I'll give it a go.

NYX Sculpt and Highlight Face Duo £9.00
I'm not the best at contouring but I believe I have the basics nailed, so not I want to venture out with different products. I've mastered powder but now I want to try a cream/liquid formula and this looks like the perfect product to try it out with. Plus it won't break my bank balance if it doesn't work out.

Do you own any of these products? What's your favourite NYX product?

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