Thursday, 27 May 2010

Review: Revlon Photoready Foundation

This is not really going to be a review, more like thoughts on the foundation itself (my shade is 002 Vanilla, great match for my pale skin). It's just quite brief, I'm at work and I have some time to spare and nothing to do so I thought that I will do some very needed blogging. First of all, here's what Revlon claims:

"Revlon PhotoReady™ Makeup - For poreless, airbrushed skin in any light "

Do I agree? Certainly but I have a few doubts. It has a SPF15 filter so I don't understand how it's Photoready? Doesn't SPF make your face appear whiter (the higher the filter, the whiter you'll look)? No thanks, I don't want to look like a zombie in my photos. I have dry skin and this foundation accenturates the dry patches on my face. It's not nice, makes me look like a pastry (you know, pastries have layers and are flaky? haha, sorry just a random thought!). Also it doesn't cover all your imperfections so if there's anything major that needs full coverage - you will have to use a heavy duty concealer because i would say this is a light-medium coverage foundation. The consistency is quite runny, but no so it runs down your hand! Many people have mentioned 'The Cullen Effect'. Well frankly, it was really exaggerated, i like it because it gives my skin a glow that I don't normally have. The packaging is great, there is a pump so that makes it more hygienic and easier to use. Mess-free I would call it.The bottle is quite chunky and heavy so not really a make-up bag material. I'm quite uncertain about this foundation, I like it but I hate it because it makes my dry skin so much more visible - I'm yet to try it with a primer as I heard that it makes dry skin disappear and it looks lovely! So when I try it out with a primer I will let you ladies know! :)


*gives a glow
*sufficient coverage
*easy application
*nice, handy packaging


*accenturates dry skin
*re-touching after 4-6hrs
*SPF15(i know it's a good thing, but this is supposed to be a Photoready foundation)

Would I repurchase? probably not, I always try different foundations with my problem skin (dry & big pores)

Friday, 21 May 2010


Long time, no posts! :(
I got so caught up on schoolwork and exams that I literally had no time to blog over the past 2 weeks. I have also been ill which deteriorated my determination a lot. I must say that I feel much better now, but I'm still getting material for my next proper post e.g review/haul so for the time being I'm just going to do a FOTD :)


Revlon Photoready Foundation
Revlon Colourstay Under Eye Concealer
YSL Touche Eclat
MAC Blush in Style
Clinique Blended Face Powder


L'Oreal Superliner in Carbon Gloss
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero
Sleek 'Storm' Palette - Navy and Dusky/Grey Blue
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quad in Murano (review here)- Light/Silver Grey colour
Benefit Bad Gal Mascara (not that you can see!)


Rimmel Royal Gloss in Yummy (as a moisturing base)
Gosh Velvet Touch Lipstick in Darling
Natural Collection Lipgloss in Vanilla (see-through)

Hope you guys enjoyed and stay tuned for my next post (: It's bound to be something exciting!

Sunday, 9 May 2010

My Favourite Mascaras

I'm having a lazy time today, I'm ill :( I can barely speak and my head is killing me, but yet I decided to create this post about my favourite mascaras. It's going to be a relatively short post.

My lashes are really short and fine, i like a mascara to curl them up and give them some volume. I don't like it when a mascara gets clumpy, its just a mess. I also dislike spider-like lashes. It just looks cheap to me. For daywear, I prefer a mascara that lenghtens and gives a bit of volume to my lashes. Nothing too bold, because together with eyeliner it would be an overkill. When going out, I like statement lashes, that usually means false eyelashes to me or a few coats of mascara.

L-R : Estee Lauder Sumptuous Mascara, Max Factor's Masterpiece Max, Maybelline's Full 'n' Soft

Sumptuous- Long lasting, curls up my lashes and gives volume :) Brush is easy to use and it's not big nor small. However it does clump when you apply over 3 coats but seriously, does anyone actually bother?

Masterpiece Max - curls up lovely, it's quite a natural effect without clump. Makes my lashes look HUGE. Really lenghtening mascara without a lot volume but i love it for daywear.

Full 'n' Soft - This one's a bit different to the other 2, it still retains the skill of curling but it gives more volume. The brush is not the smallest I've seen, it's a bit larger than average. The price is a bonus also :)

Monday, 3 May 2010

Review: Chanel e/s Quads

I own two Chanel eyeshadow Quads. They were pricey but my love for Chanel has once more overcome me. The two palettes I have are called - Murano and Blue Célestes.

What I find when using these is that they crease after about 5 hours. Not good considering their price. I think that the colour pay-off is not as great as MAC for example, but I find that this happens with most designer eyeshadows - Dior, Chanel and YSL because they are selling their name and not quality.

Chanel e/s quad in Bleu Célestes. I do love this, I love the colours. It's a mixture of navy and silver. However, the colour payoff is not that great. Below are swatches using only 2 swipes of the e/s - it's builadble like any other e/s

L-R: I was working my way anti-clockwise starting from the darkest e/s
As you can see pigmentation is not great.

Now, my other Chanel e/s Quad in Murano. It is a mix of colours : black with emerald shimmer, medium pink, grey and silver.

After swiping on my fingers. Don't shoot me for not doing the same for Bleu Celestes, but I forgot!

Top -> Bottom : I worked my way anti-clockwise starting from the darkest colour.

N.B : I didn't use primer prior to swatching the eyeshadow.

I think that Murano offers better colour pay-off. They're not perfect but I do love them after all. You can create subltle looks with them. I'm yet to test them wet - perhaps that would help :D I'm not really fussed with reapplying eyeshadow every 5 hours, unless I'm going to a party, then I would wear something with staying on power.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Would I re-purchase? It would depend on the colour scheme