Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Products I'm Loving (or Hating) This Month

Thank god the sun came out (briefly) and I could take some product photos outside. I'm never gonna be a picture perfect Instagram flat lay kinda gal so this is as good as you are going to get, people!

I've had a few hits and misses with beauty lately yet have been fortunate to try out a wide range of products and brands. Out of the products I've chosen a couple that I LOVE and a couple that are a bit, meh or that I downright hate and will never use again. 

Hopefully by being perfectly honest I will save some of your hard earned cash on those products that  just aren't worth it (in my opinion) despite the hype. And if you love the products I would really love to know why, maybe I'm using them wrong! Always open to suggestions. 

So let's begin. First product up to bat is The Ordinary Coverage foundation.

Don't get me wrong, I love The Ordinary skincare range. It's fantastic value for the quality of the products but while this foundation was cheap as chips it just didn't do the job for me one bit. It calls itself a high coverage foundation and while it feels smooth and satiny to apply it just did't last on my skin at all. I would have dry skin and it just sunk into it and disappeared so I wasn't very happy with it to tell the truth. Now it is only €6.70 and some people might say you get what you pay for in terms of your foundation however I have used budget foundations many times and this just doesn't hold up to them at all. It's available on Cloud10 Beauty however if you want to have a look and are still interested in purchasing to give it a try.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow is a much loved product of mine - as you can see above I've unfortunately already hit pan on the bronzer side. This shade is so perfect I even double up the bronzer as a crease eye shadow colour and the highlighter as an eyelid shadow colour plus it gives such a gorgeous glow. I definitely will be repurchasing and I think it's worth the €65 price tag. You can check it out here.

Next up is the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette. I feel like this palette is like Marmite, you either love it or hate it. Or your like me and have no particular strong feelings either way. To be honest with you I really regret buying this palette. I thought I would love it with all of the warm shades and the fab glitters but I feel like me, maybe 3 year ago would have loved this more. My makeup style has changed, I no longer work on a beauty counter so tend to wear more natural looks and I just feel like this palette is kind of wasted on me. I also find the glitters really chunky and there is a lot of fall out. That being said this eye shadows have incredible colour pay off so if you are looking for good pigmented shadows check this out on online. This also retails at €65.

Speaking of budget foundations earlier...Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hr is a foundation I find myself always going back to. Its comfortable on my dry skin, it's perfect coverage, it isn't matte, it's long lasting, it's a great match for my skintone (I buy shade 200 soft beige) and it's a bargain!I bought this in Superdrug Liffey Valley for only €8.95 and I am so happy I did as I am loving it as I had before and not sure why I ever strayed away from it.

As I mentioned above, I love The Ordinary Skincare and I adore this high-adherence silicone primer so much I bought two just in case with my last order. It is such a great primer for the price. It creates a silky smooth canvas on your skin for your makeup to glide on and also improves the longevity of your foundation. It is fantastic value at only €4.90, my only gripe with it is the size of the tube.I go through them! Seriously, add this to your basket now. Available on Cloud10 Beauty here.

If there was one product I was to say absolutely DO NOT waste your money on it is this mascara above. I just found it absolutely useless.The wand was terrible - no volume whatsoever. I'm just glad I got this in the Meaghers beauty selection box at Christmas and didn't waste any money on it. I love mascara and switch mine up all the time, so I know what I like and what I don't like and this was a firm no. 

Last but definitely not least, I couldn't wait to try some of the Fenty Beauty range available at Harvey Nichols. I saw the mini lip and face set on another bloggers Instagram before(can't remember what blogger for the life of me or I would have tagged!) and I had to try it. I just think its a great idea to try a new brand and also good value. I got mine in-store in Harvey Nichols Dundrum for €24. 

I couldn't find the lipgloss for my product shot above but both the highlighter and lip gloss are FABBBBB. The gloss is just gorgeous, it's not sticky and fab over a lip liner or by itself and the highlighter is a beautiful rose gold. These are great little travel sizes or to use them on the go and well worth it.

That rounds up the seven products that I have either rated or hated this go pick your faves and treat yo'selves! 


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