Award-Winning Beauty For Every Adult’s Christmas List

This Christmas, most people will have a skincare or makeup product or two on their radar. There is nothing like an award-winning beauty product to make your loved one’s Christmas list complete. A great product that actually delivers on its promises literally can turnaround a blah mood into a day of feeling amazing! With this in mind, check out these award-winning beauty products, guaranteed to this Christmas list the best yet.

1.Weleda Skin Food Light, £7.95 (30ml), www.weleda.co.uk

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Weleda’s moisturiser goes to show you don’t need to spend a fortune for quality products. Particularly effective on dry skin, the multi-award-winning light-as-air moisturiser is immediately absorbed where it sets about replacing the parched look for one of utter radiance. Included in the formula Chamomile, calendula and wild pansy team up to provide super nourishing and soothing qualities, whilst simultaneously strengthening the skin’s barrier. This is an all-round outstanding moisturiser that achieves amazing results!

2.Liz Earle Circa Skin Restore Paste, £24.65 (50ml), www.uk.lizearle.com

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Liz Earle is well-known for bringing us award-winning and natural skincare, but she really surpassed expectations when this one was created. The mask treatment hybrid works incredibly well, diminishing imperfections and providing a massive burst of hydration. The creamy (and other-worldly) formula contains the herb Centella Asiatica (CCICA)This is due to its long-standing ability to greatly rejuvenate and restore the skin to one of utmost health. Paired with this is bilberry and wild plum that greatly nourishes and soothe skin. Simply apply and leave on overnight, then awaken to be truly baffled at its beautifying powers!

3.Clinique ID Dramatically Different Moisturising BB-Gel, £36, (125ml), www.asos.com

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The award-winning BB-gel comes with an Active Cartridge Concentrate for lines and wrinkles. Simply insert the cartridge into the hydration base and use just as if it were a moisturiser.  The reason it’s award-winning is it instantly (and dramatically) improves the look of your skin whilst also packing a hydration punch that diminishes the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The formula complements fair to medium skin tones. It achieves a veil of camouflage to match your natural skin tone. Expect an even and flawless complexion you will love!

4.Chanel Chance Perfume Crayons, £49.99 (4 x 1.2g), www.amazon.co.uk

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Now, these are crayons I can get on board with. The crayon sweeps over your skin with ease, providing you with an exquisitely irresistible scent to last all day long. Chic, classy and highly sought-after? The hard part is gifting them for someone else’s Christmas list goals (I’m thinking, nah).

For more reading inspo try: “The best beauty Christmas crackers for that added festive sparkle.”

The Best Cruelty-Free Foundations That Can Withstand The Face Mask

Seven months into the pandemic and I’ve had it with my face mask enjoying more coverage than my face! With this in mind, the game was on to find some outstanding cruelty-free foundations that can withstand regular removal of the pesky face mask. Here are the best:

1.Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint, £20, www.glossier.com

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Glossier has made quite a name for itself for being a brand that rocks. If you don’t want full-on foundation face, but still yearn for the coverage, this is a little gem for you. I love a dewy finish to counteract my dry skin, and this cruelty-free, vegan formula works like a dream. Providing a breathable and super-thin tint, it evens and smoothens the skin’s appearance like no other. Included is Diamond Powder, which achieves a soft-focus effect, blurring out imperfections with picture-perfect results. Expect a flawlessly radiant finish that doesn’t come off with your mask. Hooray! Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint is available in 12 shades too.

2.PUR 4-in-1 Love Your Selfie Longwear Foundation and Concealer, £25.60, 30ml (Was £32), www.lookfantastic.com

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Another A-MAZING cruelty-free and vegan product I am totally smitten with is the PUR 4-in-1 foundation and concealer duo. Featuring the anti-aging powers of Ceratin Complex along with an ‘Energy Complex’ that are bursting with antioxidants, you can consider this to be an outrageously good skincare product. Your skin will also benefit from the combined unique blend of ginseng, green tea and vitamin B. These ingredients work together as an awesome team, delivering remarkable revitalising and rejuvenating nourishment.

This product offers really good coverage that ensures your complexion looks instantly flawless – and it stays put too! The bottled perfection is available in – GET THIS – 100 vegan-friendly shades, so you will be hard-pressed to find one that doesn’t match your skin tone. Love, love, LOVE!

3.INIKA Certified Organic Liquid Mineral Foundation, £33, www.naturismo.com

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This cruelty-free and vegan foundation has to be my favourite (although it’s very close indeed). Although it is only available in 6 shades, it combines so many ingredients that greatly improves my skin. Included are components such as argan and rosehip oil, hyaluronic acid, and magnitude of antioxidants and minerals to guarantee nothing less than incredible results.

My dry/dull complexion quickly looks like I’ve had an hour with a skincare specialist and makeup artist. Seriously. The foundation does not smear off with my mask (which is such a relief). Once applied, I do not have to think about checking my makeup for hours, whilst my skin feels nourished and radiant. YESS!

Have you tried any of these foundations and what are your thoughts?

Have a happy Friday and stay safe. xx

Favourite Beauty Products Of The Week

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Here is my selection of favourite beauty products of the week. From new launches to long-lasting and timeless classics, the following products emit off-the-radar awesomeness!

1. Beauty Product For All: Bioderma ABC Derm Hydratant Moisturising Milk for Face & Body, £10.90 (200ml), www.cocooncenter.co.uk

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This product (although aimed for babies) offers outstanding hydrating and moisturising qualities for all the family. It is one of those essential items to go in your travel bag. It is ideal for those with extremely sensitive skin and perfect for calming, hydrating and nourishing dryness. Apply to all the family before your day on the beach and repeat. Hypo-allergenic and fragrance-free, this hydrating milk is the go-to product for summer. N.B: Do not apply to damaged/seeping areas. This should not be used in place of an SPF.

   2. Beauty Find For You: MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, £19.50 (9 ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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When it comes to providing a good concealer, MAC will always have you covered (a-hem, bad pun, I know). I have tried most of the concealers around, and this one is awesome. The only downside is there isn’t much for the price.

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This concealer is available in 16 shades, making it almost impossible not to find one to match. Camouflaging all manner of pesky imperfections, the formula offers a gorgeous flawless and matte finish. It states that it stays in place for up to 15 hours. I have only kept the concealer on for 10 hours at most. However, I was surprised at how well it stayed put, without causing or enhancing any creases as is the case with many other camouflaging concealers. This is quite a feat, given that during this time I’ve had to apply and remove makeup and skin-destroying face masks throughout the duration. The skin feels soft and looks incredible ALL-DAY LONG!

3. Beauty Product To Keep Hidden From Everyone Else: Sarah Chapman Skin Insurance SPF 50+, £59 (30ml), www.harrods.com

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We all love an award-winning brand, and this is where Sarah Chapman’s products come up trumps. With another heatwave about to be bestowed upon the UK (thank you summer), our demands are simple. We need the coverage – but we want it to be lightweight, and without a streak in sight. Also, we need some serious protection.

Moving up a gear from the Skin Insurance SPF 30, Sarah Chapman’s new launch, Skin Insurance SPF 50+ provides everything your skin could wish for. So incredibly lightweight, the vegan formula ensures full protection from UVA, UVB, thermal and infrared radiation.

When applying to the skin, it melts in (as if it’s coming home), enhancing your complexion like nothing else. It looks as if you aren’t wearing any product but just have an amazing natural luminosity. Combining an array of antioxidants and skin-repairing components, you can rest in the knowledge that your skin not only looks beautifully healthy but is simultaneously being repaired, too! #Skingoals.

Have you tried any of these items and what do you think? Leave me a message in the comments below and have a stellar Sunday evening. xx

5 Irresistible Beauty Products Too Good To Miss

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Fed up of coming home with a bag just full of groceries and nothing that looks remotely irresistible? If you are sick of seeing receipts for potatoes, it’s time to jazz up things. Check out some awesome tried and tested beauty products that are way too good to miss. The following game-changing beauty buys are worth every last penny – and will guarantee you feel amazing!

1.Beauty Item For Fast And Flawless Coverage: Bobbi Brown Instant Full Coverage Concealer, £23, www.lookfantastic.com

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Every makeup fan must have a good concealer to complete their arsenal, and Bobbi Brown’s Full Cover Concealer is one of the best. Slightly thick and matt in texture, but somehow it feels weightless. This highly pigmented formula achieves exactly what it professes to do. You get immediate and full cover – and the upper hand over any imperfections you wish to conceal. There is no creasing or settling (the most crucial point, other than the right colour of course).

My skin suits the beige shade perfectly (there are 13 shades available). Although you may think this concealer is pricey, it is well worth the cost. A little goes a long way and when you finally find the right one (it’s like reaching nirvana). At last, the search is over! Phew.

2.Beauty Product For Precise Coverage: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer, £30 (7.7g), www.lookfantastic.com

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Another incredible camouflaging product is this one, courtesy of Laura Mercier. Well-known amongst beauty editors and make-up artists for its concealing abilities, the 98% pigmented formula enable complete coverage with professional accuracy. The reason being, it combines 2 shades for you to blend and create that perfect shade for your skin. Want a non-cakey and a long-lasting coverage that looks just like your skin? You just found it.

3.The Most Fun Beauty Item: Sally Hanson I Love Nail Art Pen, £4.99, www.amazon.co.uk

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I have tried several nail art pens in recent months, but sadly none of them really cut the mustard. Until I tried this one. Available in 5 shades: black, orange, pink, silver, and white. I have a silver pen and I am 100% smitten. If you are new to nail art pens, the idea is to apply your base and/or polish, then grab your pen and get creative (once your polish is dry, obvs.).

I painted some gorgeous little love heart designs on red polish, and they looked awesome. One of the best things is that if you make an error, you can just wipe it away. This is a good thing, particularly if you are attempting creativity the morning after the night before! I highly recommend this pen. Great fun, easy to use, and fab results.

4.Irresistible Beauty Buy: SkinCeuticals Retinol Night Cream 1%, £69.99 (30ml), www.cosmedic-clinic.co.uk

Are you fed up with looking at your reflection and seeing more pesky age-related skin issues, that quite frankly, just do your head in? Well, I have a product that may just help. Okay, so if you’ve seen my posts, you may already be aware of this product. That is because, yes, I’m totally obsessing over it – it’s THAT good. Usually priced far higher (around the £110 mark), this retinol cream is available at £69.99 from Cosmedic-Clinic. Yes, it’s too good to miss!

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The night formula is great for those who are accustomed to using retinol. It is not an overnight magic wand and you must remember to apply at least a few times a week. After a month you will begin to see a significant improvement to skin concerns. Pesky lines and wrinkles appear reduced, skin looks and feels firmer and generally a hell of a lot better! All you have to do is keep putting it on and it works as you sleep. Now, that’s my kind of product.

5.Tan-Luxe Instant Hero Skin Perfector, £22 (150ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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If you are sick of having legs that reveal bruises and imperfections and self-tanners don’t seem to create the flawless look you are after, read on. This instant self-tan works like body makeup. The wash-off full-coverage formula includes light-reflecting nanoparticles and micro-pigments to achieve that much sought-after Insta-worthy finish. The self-tan is ideal for when we have the opportunity to go out for date night and we are pushed for time (dreams). Failing that, if you are simply lazy (like me) and don’t think about how your legs look until you throw on your dress to do your daily exercise – also an unmissable beauty buy!

Featuring vitamins: A, B, C & E, as well as aloe and caffeine, your skin will be a beaming light of radiance and your face will be nothing but smiles.

Have you tried any of these gorgeous products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below and have a stellar bank holiday people. Xx

 

5 Amazing Products That Significantly Diminish Dark Under-Eye Circles

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My recent article reveals key skincare ingredients that significantly diminish dark under-eye circles (read here). Although the issue cannot completely disappear, certain products will certainly help the matter. The following amazing products will provide a noticeable improvement to this common skin concern.

1.CeraVe Eye Repair Cream, £8.25 (14ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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When it comes to the right ingredients, this emollient cream ticks all the boxes. Combining ceramides, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, these components work as a super-effective team to ensure your eye area reaps the ultimate benefit. You will love the results this cost-effective cream can deliver. Hello again, beautiful eyes!

2.OLE HENRIKSEN Banana Bright Eye Cream, £30 (15ml), www.boots.com

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On discovering the internet hysteria over this eye cream’s apparent hero capabilities, it became a matter of extreme emergency in trying it out. The fact that its formula includes a ‘secret pigment’ made my 9-year-old self, relish in the concept of magic once more.

We do know that the cream combines vitamin C; a component that is proven to thwart hyperpigmentation and encourage luminosity. As for the secret ingredient – I will hazard a guess that bananas may be at play here. But does it work? I will concur with the thousands of other satisfied customers. The sallow grey shades (that are as stubborn as the Jimi Hendrix painting on my old bedroom wall) is actually diminished. Expect to fall madly in love.

3.Trinny London BFF Eye Serum / Concealer, £26 , www.trinnylondon.com

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This has to be up there with the all-time greats. A concealer that blends so seamlessly it looks like your actual skin (without the discolouration), cleverly formulated with specific eye-circle correcting ingredients. Combining crucial components such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and a Duo-peptide Complex, the serum brightens, hydrates and rejuvenates the delicate under-eye area, unveiling a complexion that will have you jumping for joy.

4.The Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream, £54 (15ml), www.spacenk.com

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There is no messing about when it comes to this formula. Containing 5 different types of vitamin C (to ensure optimal delivery and efficacy) together with 8 peptides, your skin will receive the ultimate brightening, circulation boosting and de-puffing action around. Apply before you go to sleep and awaken feeling and actually looking refreshed!

5.The Ordinary Caffeine + EGCG, £6.99 (30ml), www.amazon.co.uk

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I cannot rate this brand highly enough. It literally gives us the exact ingredients to do the job – without the hefty price tag attached. This formula contains caffeine to constrict blood vessels and reduce swelling. Furthermore, the Korean-adored component, EGCG offers massive anti-inflammatory and antioxidant value needed to breathe life back into weathered skin cells and transform that consistently exhausted look into one of sheer radiance.

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below and have a stellar Sunday people xx

The Best New Beauty Products To Make 2020 Even Better!

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2020 is set to be awesome and here are some of the best new beauty products to make the year even better. Check these out:

1.Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Liquid Concealer, £32, www.harveynichols.com

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This is one product I can really get on-board with. If you’ve tried any of the Hourglass concealers (of which there are many), you will undoubtedly have similar high hopes for this one. Spoiler alert: It IS that good!

Winter can totally wreck our makeup look, particularly when the skin is dehydrated, and you want to wear a little more coverage. The result can be that once you’ve applied setting spray, within a few hours you may realise your worst fears; the much-feared creased face appearance. No one wants that. Behold this incredible full coverage concealer.  All 22 shades blend effortlessly and finding no unsightly creases by the time I peered in the bathroom mirror, I announce it is worth its weight in gold. Rejoice in the fact that your complexion will remain flawless for hours (even if you are stood in what feels like  the storm of Jupiter’s Red Spot for hours). A total Godsend! The ONLY place you can currently buy this in the UK, is Harvey Nichols.

2. Ouai Volume Spray, £26, www.theouai.com

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The iconic Volume Spray has just had a re-vamp. For those like me who have fine hair and look longingly at the beautiful hair adverts with a heavy heart, this is a product you shouldn’t ignore. During 2019, this product was sold out pretty much everywhere. Now it is back with an even better formula (if you can imagine such a possibility). The awesome priming spray contains added panthenol to further boost shine. Simultaneously, it does an amazing job of transforming fine, limp hair into the enviable appearance of locks that boast volumous joy! Yay!

3.Living Proof, No Frizz Intense Moisture Mask, $38, http://www.livingproof.com

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During the harsh weather months hair frizz is just one of those things you can’t avoid. Living Proof haircare products always offer significant improvement to the condition and look of my hair. Their Intense Moisture Mask is every bit as good as their 5-in-1 Styling Treatment. Providing hydrating, nourishing and anti-frizz properties, slap on this mask and your hair will be good enough to audition for a hair commercial. Living Proof, I marvel at your brilliance!

A Note About Urban Decay All Nighter Longwear Foundation Grip, $37

Should you suffer from dry and dehydrated skin (alas, most of us do at this time of year), this is NOT the product to choose. I was super excited to try a primer that would lock in my makeup. Unfortunately, after a couple of hours (on my dry skin) this causes creases to appear around the eye area and a general cakey look. I am certain it would suit those with oily skin types.

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message and have a happy Friday all xx

4 Of The Best Vegan Concealers Around

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One product I consistently review is the concealer. A key product in anyone’s makeup arsenal; therefore, having a good one is of paramount importance. Now, with cruelty-free and vegan products in high demand, the selection is growing. This means no more do we need to settle for lesser quality or pay higher prices. I’ve tested many and the following are 5 of the best concealers around:

For EVERYTHING Concealer

1.Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Scultpting Concealer, £24, www.lookfantastic.com

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Too Faced Super Coverage Concealer is my #1 product. This little gem ticks all the boxes: cruelty-free, vegan, free from parabens. Better yet, it is the lazy girl’s go-to product. The multi-tasker makes light work of its mission to conceal, contour, correct and highlight. Whatever your skin need, this liquid concealer delivers flawless results – AND IS NOT REMOTELY CAKEY!! Available in 16 shades, there is bound to be a shade to suit your skin tone. Too Faced, I love you!

For Discoloration and Longwear

2.Barry M All Night Long Concealer, £4.49, www.superdrug.com

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Should your concern be predominantly discoloration and the need for long-lasting coverage, this is the perfect vegan concealer. Expect an even skin tone, soft-focus effect and a burst of luminosity. This concealer is so easy to blend, providing seamless results that stay put. For an added boost it combines moisturising and skin repairing vitamin E.

I would say a little of this concealer goes a long way. I found it best to just lightly apply to problematic areas rather than liberally splash on. The concealer certainly is long-lasting – I’m not sure about all night long, but it definitely stayed put until 3am!

This incredible vegan and cruelty-free liquid concealer is a game-changer for those with discoloration concerns.

For Dry Skin and Travel-Friendly

3.bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick (SPF25), £29, www.bareminerals.co.uk

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Check out the first vegan water-based foundation stick. This product is composed of 30% enhanced mineral water, thus offering exceptional skin-loving support. For those with dry / dehydrated skin, this non-cakey stick will feel like a dream. Whether you wish to use this as a concealer, foundation or creamy contour, the vegan stick blends in seamlessly, providing truly flawless yet natural-looking results. Furthermore, this travel-friendly stick fits perfectly in your clutch, has an SPF25 and is available in an incredible 20 shades.

For Uneven Skin / Longwear

4.Smashbox Studio Skin Flawless, £20, www.lookfantastic.com

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Should you have blemishes and uneven skin, Smashbox’s Studio Skin Flawless is awesomeness in a bottle. The lightweight vegan formula effortlessly conceals, evens the appearance of skin tone, contours and highlights. Dark circles and hyperpigmentation vanish before your very eyes – and unlike Cinderella’s midnight dilemma – this product will keep you looking radiant until at least 3 am (this is the time I collapsed at home).  However, Smashbox state the product stays put for 24 hours and given the seamless results many hours later, I am inclined to agree! Better yet, it is oil free and available in an amazing 30 shades!

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. Xx

 

 

Discover The Best Camouflage Makeup Around: Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Maximum Cover

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I was recently given Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup for Face and Body to try. This concealer makeup provides the ultimate coverage. Literally transforming the look of my skin, it allows me to wear pretty much whatever summer clothes I choose without feeling self-conscious at all (well, to a point anyway). Discover why Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Maximum Cover is the best camouflage makeup around.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup for Face and Body SPF15, £33.50 (30ml), www.esteelauder.com

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Okay, here’s the deal: should you have acne scars, age spots, blemishes, bruises, pigmentation, sun spots, varicose veins, or basically any imperfection (let’ face it, who the HELL doesn’t?) that you wish to conceal, this is a must-have product. Gone are the days where you opt for tights or trousers and a day that is too el scorchio for words, for fear of displaying those imperfections. Thank you, Estee Lauder – you are a true hero brand!

For Body:

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This liquid formula works incredibly well on the body. Making fast work of hiding away all imperfections, the product can even be used post-surgery. It offers a natural-looking matte finish that is both water-proof and will last all day without the worry of streaking. One point I should make is DO NOT apply this without a blender / blending brush. For this I chose my fave blending tool ever – Iconic London’s Blender. Do not make the mistake of thinking it will be fine without one – a blending tool is vital!

For Face:

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Available in 14 different shades, this makeup is a true colour matching gem. I opted for the shade, Dawn. The liquid cover blends in seamlessly and achieves flawless results you will love. My skin is quite dry, and I have enlarged pores. Should anyone else suffer a similar fate, my advice is to thoroughly moisturise with a hydrating formula pre-application, also adding a primer. Additionally, you should be applying the product to your face with your blender too. Failure to follow those steps will result in a shabby-looking finish that looks worse (i.e cakey or exaggerated pores) rather than better. Also, you may not notice this until you step outside (and happen to have a pocket mirror with you)!

Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Maximum Cover contains aloe leaf to nourish and sooth, soybean oil (to neutralise free radicals) and vitamin E to further protect.

In summary, Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Maximum Cover is awesome!

Has anyone else tried this amazing product and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. Have a great week people!

Wave Goodbye To Filters With 4 Of The Best Vegan Concealers

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Should you be (like me) a lover of all things vegan, things have never looked better. The vegan makeup and skincare range are growing day by day. Check out 6 of the best vegan concealers that will guarantee no need for Instagram filters. I am certain you will fall in love with at least one of these awesome products!

1.100% Pure Long-Lasting Concealer, £25, www.revolve.com

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Okay, I understand this is a little more than we generally like to pay for our concealer – but this will last you far longer than a concealer pen, so it works out to be quite a reasonable buy. When I tried this product, I was totally smitten. Unlike many other concealers this formula feels so soft, blends perfectly into the skin and does NOT cause that dreaded cakey appearance that emphasises lines. For me, this is priceless.

The concealer is formulated with fruit and vegetable pigments, and is also water, sweat and oil resistant. It provides exceptional coverage that lasts.

100% Pure’s Concealer is available in 5 shades (the only downside). It is vegan and cruelty-free.

2.Gabriel Color Concealer, £15.96, www.amazon.co.uk

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I tested out the Gabriel Dual Powder Foundation (from Gabriel Cosmetics) some time ago and was mega-impressed. The Color Concealer is pretty outstanding too. This extremely lightweight, water-based concealer achieves amazing coverage that looks totally natural. It literally blends in like a second skin. Additionally, being gluten-free and vegan is an immediate plus, too!

This concealer is available in 7 gorgeous shades.

3.Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Skin Concealer, £7.94 (MSRP: £20), www.skinstore.com

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Firstly, let me just say how cool this brand’s name is! The concealer is usually priced at £20 but is currently available at the SkinStore (part of the lookfantastic group) for just £7.94!

The formula is creamy, yet lightweight and boasts skin-nourishing ingredients such as aloe, cocoa extract and vitamin E. These components work together to further minimise the appearance of dark circles and any imperfections. The outcome is perfect coverage with an even and healthy-looking skin tone you will adore. I love this!

This concealer is only available in 4 shades (again the only downside I can find).

4.Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer, £9.75 (5ml) (RRP: £19.50), www.feelunique.com

 

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Probably my favourite vegan concealer of all is this one by Urban Decay. The all-singing, all-dancing concealer ticks every possible box and ensures you look incredible even on your worst day ever. Most importantly, under eye dark circles are diminished without bringing out fine lines for a spotlight dance. Urban Decay have combined Japanese green tea to aid in this process.

Their formula also combines Matrixyl 3000, Litchiderm (sourced from lychees) and sodium hyaluronate that work in unison to enhance an ultimately brighter and more radiant finish.  This concealer is available in 12 shades and is currently 50% off – so grab one now!

What are your thoughts on vegan concealers? Leave me a message below xx

 

4 Of The Best Concealers That Actually Deliver

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I don’t know about you but I’m so tired of getting excited about trying new concealers only to discover they just don’t stand up to the job. We want concealers to do what they promise – conceal. We want concealers that make our skin look better – not cakey, older or patchy (even when we’ve spent more than long enough blending). I quite like some Rimmel products, but I found their “Hide The Blemish” concealer to be a huge fail.

Check out the best concealers around (and the best prices) that actually deliver true coverage and will improve your appearance!

1.Max Factor Pan Stik, £7.18, www.amazon.co.uk

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This has to be one of my all-time favourite concealers. It instantly provides superior, yet natural coverage for pretty much every skin concern. The lightweight formula blends easily and lasts as long as your foundation (unlike the useless twist pen stick concealers), it is excellent value for money. I always come back to this concealer (for good reason). #happydays.

2.Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer, £20.40 (Was £24), www.debenhams.com

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Nars is an awesome brand and their Soft Matte Concealer offers exceptional results. Achieving a natural yet full coverage, this product is lightweight and blends seamlessly. Whether you need to cover up dark circles (who doesn’t?), acne, blemishes, pigmentation or redness – the concealer will be like a complexion’s super hero. With its light-diffusing capabilities to blur and combining an array of proven skin-nourishing ingredients, this formula ensures your complexion will be nothing short of radiant. Furthermore, it is available in almost every shade you can think of.

3.Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer, £9.75 (RRP £19.50), www.feelunique.com

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This is another concealer that ticks all the boxes. The Naked Skin Concealer provides coverage that is easily buildable, whilst guaranteeing a full and even coverage of which glides on seamlessly. Including incredible ingredients such as Japanese green tea (to diminish the appearance of lines), Matrixyl 3000 and Litchiderm (to enhance collagen production and protect), this concealer literally transforms the look of your skin. Yay!

4.MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, £18.50 (9ml), www.maccosmetics.co.uk

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You didn’t think I could discuss great makeup without mentioning MAC, did you? Of course not. I hate concealers that (even when you use a setting spray) seem to either disappear completely, or stubbornly remain in unattractive vague patches on your face. Behold MAC’s Pro Longwear Concealer. The lightweight product feels amazing, is lightweight whilst simultaneously achieving excellent coverage and has serious staying power. I love this!

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