Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (Deep 35) – Review

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I’m a make-up snob…or at least I used to be.

This is the first drugstore base make-up that I have ever purchased. I never used to shop at the drugstore because they simply didn’t cater to darker skin tones, especially with yellow/golden undertones. However in the last few years I have been seeing more and more colour ranges popping up for women of colour.

I was in the market for a new daily concealer. I had been using the Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener for a few years but always felt it wasn’t pigmented enough on it’s own. I wanted something that felt light on the skin but also covered up my panda eyes. There has been a lot of hype about the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer as it is supposed to be a dupe for the Nars Creamy Concealer so I decided to give it a try.

I opted for the colour Deep, number 35 and bought it from Boots for £5.99. I feel that this colour is a good match for me, it has a pink-beige undertone which counteracts blue under my eyes but I wish it had a little bit more yellow in it, I’m an NC44 in MAC for reference.

The concealer comes with a doe-foot applicator which makes it very convenient to use. The consistency is creamy, highly pigmented and blends easily. This is best blended with a fluffy concealer brush.

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L-R: Without concealer, application, after blending.

I actually find that this concealer is way more pigmented than my Bobbi Brown one and it lasts much longer during the day. If I wear just one layer of this there is no creasing but if I wear two layers there is a bit of creasing by the end of the day.

This is a great little concealer and for £5.99 I can’t complain.  Yes I am now a drugstore convert. If you could recommend some more concealers for my skintone comment below!

Jay x

YesStyle Haul

Yesstyle is a website where you can find the latest fashion, beauty and home products from all over Asia. I discovered this website a few months ago and I am HOOKED. The clothes on there are so so pretty, affordable and original, I also buy all my skin care products from Yesstyle too.

Now on to the actual website. Let me tell you, the amount of things you can buy on this website is HUGE, it literally takes me around a week to search through it because there is just so much choice, plus there are new items being added every week. International free standard delivery takes from 7-14 days with a £20 minimum spend. Express shipping is free over £90 and delivers within 3-5 days.

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My package arrived ^_^

The first items I got were a plain white slouchy t-shirt (http://www.yesstyle.co.uk/en/info.html/pid.1035913657) made of distressed material and some silver rings (http://www.yesstyle.co.uk/en/info.html/pid.1035145978), nothing special, so I didn’t take a picture. The next t-shirt I bought has this adorable mickey mouse print on it, the material is so soft and it is really well made. Think I’ll pair this with some boyfriend jeans and a maxi cardigan for a casual, relaxed look.

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http://www.yesstyle.co.uk/en/info.html/pid.1035866128  

Next I bought this navy mini dress with the lace arms. It’s really nice for the summer, but comes up extremely short, and I’m only 5’1″ !

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 Next I bought 5 Dark Circle Intensive Care Eye Masks from My Beauty Diaries. They are meant to treat dark under-eye circles. I think I’ll do a product review on these soon.

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I got a pack of 5 Skin Note! Deep Moisturizing Hydrogel Masks from Etude House. I used this whilst I was in Korea and they are so hydrating and cooling on the skin. Again, I’ll review these soon.

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 I needed a deep cleansing mask, so I bought this Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask from Innis Free. Review coming soon!

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And finally, can we take a minute just to observe the sexiness of these shoes….

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http://www.yesstyle.co.uk/en/info.html/pid.1035971827

I’m usually a UK size 3, I bought a 35 which was apparently meant to fit, but they come up a tiny bit small at the back. Doesn’t matter I’ma still rock them. The quality of these shoes aren’t great, the heel is made of a foamy material and the upper material isn’t very sturdy, but it is very comfortable and should survive at least one season.

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Overall, I’m so delighted with the service from Yesstyle, I’ve already got a shopping cart full of stuff I want to buy on Payday. Many of the products on the website are already in stock, however some of them have to be ordered by Yesstyle from the different suppliers. This means that it can take around 7-14 days for your items to come into stock and on rare occasions they won’t be able to get your item, in which case you are given  a full refund. The customer service is impeccable, I get constant email updates if my item hasn’t been stocked and when my order is going to be shipped. There is also a loyalty rewards system that allows you to get discount on future purchases.

If you are planning to buy from this website, please make sure you read the product description with regards to size. I do find that the clothes are made for more shorter and petite frames. Also make sure you really observe the pictures to see the quality of the item before you buy it, it is easy to get carried away with all the cute clothes, bags and shoes without paying attention to details.

http://www.yesstyle.co.uk    http://www.yesstyle.com

Happy shopping loves!

Jay x

Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener (Dark Peach) – Review

Now it is no secret that I’m a Bobbi Brown girl, I met this brand when I was 18 and I have loved it ever since. It is also no secret that I have awful dark circles under my eyes that make me look like I’ve been in the ring with Mike Tyson!

I’m not a fan of heavy make-up during the daytime so I wanted to try a light under eye concealer that would survive my 12 hour day without settling into my fine lines, but would also brighten the under eye area.

Cue, Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener.

My foundation match for Bobbi Brown is Honey or Medium to Dark and for MAC it is NC44. I was matched to Dark Peach for the Tinted Eye Brightener.

The packaging is a 6ml clear plastic tube, which is great as you can see how much product you have left. The doe-foot applicator make application of the product smooth and precise.

Clear tube packaging and doe-foot applicator
Clear tube packaging and doe-foot applicator

The lady at the Bobbi Brown counter explained that this concealer can be used under the eyes as well as on the eye lid. The consistency is a light, blendable cream and it has a buildable coverage. I apply this product by dotting it under my eyes and blending out with a concealer brush, you can also use your ring finger. I then pat the product in with my ring finger. If necessary I will put another layer of product on for more coverage.

From left to right: Without concealer, application of concealer, blended concealer
From left to right: Without concealer, application of concealer, one layer blended concealer

This product is great for someone who finds that concealers always cake and settle under their eyes after a long day. I use this product every day when I go to work and a single tube lasts me around 4 months and costs around £20.

I will say that this product isn’t that pigmented or thick and would probably be better for highlighting purposes than concealing dark circles.

http://www.bobbibrown.co.uk/product/2335/24765/Makeup/Face/Correctors-Concealers/Tinted-Eye-Brightener/index.tmpl

Are you a fan of this product? Comment below and let me know your thoughts.

Jay x