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 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!
So some of you might now that Dior has pretty much over taken Harrods in London for a month from the 15th March - 14th April. I am yet to get down there but have seen lots of photos online and it looks amazing! I mean who could not be impressed by a Dior telephone box?! Dior at Harrods pays homage to the British influence on House of Dior, and to celebrate the event an exclusive range of limited edition of beauty products have been created!
I have the 'My Lady' face palette and I think it is so gorgeous. The palette is inspired by the Lady Dior bag (a tribute to Lady Diana) with the cane work motif on the powder. I love the pink and white pattern and it's so nice to have a classic and quintessentially Dior product - how pretty is it?! I like the weightiness of the silver packaging as to me it gives it extra sophistication, and I love having a nice looking powder in my make-up bag!
The product itself is really lovely, I've been sweeping it across my face with a big fluffy brush and it translucently powders the skin yet adds a bit of finely milled shimmer to really lift complexion and give it a soft and healthy glow. This is great for me as you don't want your powder to make you look completely matte - this product finds the perfect balance!
The product is available in Harrods but is online here for any of you who are not local but want a peek!
Sanctuary Spa have just released their Long-Lasting moisture range and I absolutely love a couple of pieces from it. The way they promote and offer their products always sells it to me and they definitely haven't disappointed with these two! The promise of long lasting moisture is just too much not to notice so I couldn't wait to give these a try.
The first product is the 4 day moisture oil scrub. I am a big fan of scrubs but when they have an oily element to them as well, then it's just extra great! The scrub is really lovely, it smells wonderful and has a great texture. The fine salt crystals exfoliate whilst the olive oil, shea butter and gold of pleasure keep the skin gorgeously soft and moisturised. Even after using it the first time my skin felt really soft and silky as soon as I got out of the shower. They say the moisture lasts for 4 days, I have only ever used this with the body oil but my skin has felt soft ever since so 4 days it is! You can get yours here for £9.99.
After using the scrub I have been following through with the 4 day moisture body oil spray. This product is right up my street because the idea of a spray moisturiser is just a dream as it does all the hard work for you - evenly spraying an ample amount of moisture in an instant with little need to rub it in much. I literally spray it on my body and lightly rub it in then I'm good to go. As well as smelling gorgeous, this product really does deliver a lot of moisture and just feels gorgeously soft on the skin without any excess residue which you might think it has. I love it! You can get that here for £6.99 and the spray nozzle means it will last you!
I'm so impressed with these couple of products from the range and it's now made me want to try some of the others too! Do you guys have any recommendations? I'd love to hear!
These shadows have been out for a month now so I know I am late to the bandwagon but better late than never I guess! I know they just look like simple shadows but I thought they were pretty cool because they can be used dry or wet and of course they come in the elegant Dior packaging embossed with the "logomania" motif. I'm a big fan of Dior shadows in general because the have such a finely milled formula which makes them so great to work with and they are also really pigmented too. Dior also have some really amazing shadow sets with wonderful colours in them so if you are on the hunt for a new shadow compact Dior is a good place to start hunting!
I have four shades of the shadows but there are many more gorgeous colours available. I particularly like the shimmery purple and matte beige nude that I have as I think they are both really wearable and flattering but still make for interesting shades. The pink and blue personally aren't my favourite shades but they can always come in handy! The idea is that you can wear them dry for a natural pop of colour but you can dampen an applicator and use them wet to really build up the colour and increase the pigment which is great!
Left to right: 826 Bikini, 240 Mariniere, 176 Lilas Mitzah, 726 Grege.