Seonaid R.'s (seonaid) Beauty Product Reviews
Sheer wash of colour that is buildable
This is a lovely colour and a nice blush - although it doesn't seem like you get a huge amount of product. The packaging is nice and compact. This blush (perhaps just this colour) I found to be very sheer on application. You can build the colour but it would be very difficult to go overboard. It's just a gentle rose flush that would work on fairer skinned girls, but I'm not sure how well it would show on darker complexions. It's still a lovely blush and I like the formula, but if you are looking for bold colour then this isn't for you.
Best thing for my coloured, dry ends
I started using Moroccan Oil after my hair dresser used it on my hair and I loved it. I run a little through the ends of my hair when damp, and some more again if I need to when it's dry. My hair has been very damaged over the years through colouring it over and over (including bleach) and I currently have blonde ombre tips so this really helps to smooth them and add shine.
A little goes a long way - you really don't need a lot or your hair can be weighed down with product. When I am travelling in a hot country I will often take this instead of conditioner as I find it the lighter alternative and it weighs my hair down less in the heat.
BRILLIANT, ESPECIALLY FOR THE PRICE
This primer is as good, if not better, than it's high-end counterparts. It smells nice, applies evenly and makes your skin smooth and I found it even brightens my complexion. A little also goes a long way - you don't need to use a ton to cover our whole face. It also makes my foundation more long-lasting in my opinion.
It's also great in terms of price - since not a lot of drugstore brands offer alternatives. And the tube packaging is a plus as you can cut it open to scoop out the rest instead of just throwing it away.
ONE OF THE BEST, NOT PERFECT
This is a great foundation in that it applies smoothly and lasts for a really long time. It also really matches my skin tone (at least in winter) - and it has quite a range of shades, although not as impressive as other companies.
I do find that where my skin is dry this foundation highlights that and goes flaky, such as around my nose or on the centre of my forehead, so I know just avoid applying it there and use concealer if I need to. This foundation does photograph well also - I wouldn't call it overly full coverage but medium-full is more accurate for me.
DRYING, BUT CHEAP
This is one of the cheaper gel/cream eyeliners on the market, but the packaging makes that clear. The little brush that comes with the eyeliner is useless. The one thing I do like about these eyeliners is that there is a lot of choice when it come to colour. They eyeliner applies well and doesn't drag but I found that it dried out on me after a couple of hours and started to flake away. The actual product itself has started to dry out too. So, despite the low price tag this is one product I won't be repurchasing.
This is a very classic, matte red from Chanel. The packaging is a click-case which makes it feel very sleek and sophisticated.
This particular shade 'La Fascinante' is a gorgeous bright red, with cool undertones. It's a very classic 'pin up' shade, and is the one the model wears in the promotional pictures. The finish of this is very velvety - matte but with a luminous quality.
The lipstick is quite dry - it certainly does not moisturise the lips, but with exfoliated lips I tend to find it lasts well. It may start to crumble after about 6 or 7 hours, but for such a gorgeous colour I don't mind.
This lipstick is amazing for the price. A true matte finish, and very pigmented, yet it's not drying like other matte lipsticks I've tried. It isn't incredibly long lasting (that's why it didn't get the full five stars) but I don't mind re-applying in this case.
The shade 'Mauve It Over' is great too - a peach nude, warm and with an orange lean. The attached photo shows it pretty well. One of my favourite lipsticks, for sure.