L.A. Girl Pro-Conceal HD High Definition Concealer – Review

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Gone are the days when I used to turn my nose up at drug-store or high street concealers. This concealer is something I’ve seen pop up quite a few times around the internet but being in the UK I never thought to investigate into the product. I did however do some research recently and decided to purchase this online from an Ebay seller for just £4.99. My package arrived within 2 working days and in brand new packaging.

Pro-conceal from L.A. Girl is a medium and buildable coverage concealer that is supposed to camouflage imperfections and minimise the appearance of fine lines. There are a massive 24 colours to choose from so it covers a wide range of skin tones, I opted for Medium Beige as this is what other women of my colouring (NC44) recommended. You get 8g of product which by comparison is more than my Maybelline Fit Me concealer.

The packaging of this concealer isn’t my favourite, I prefer doe-foot applicators for concealers, this one however comes with a squeezy tube and a brush tip. Application is smooth and creamy, I like to blend this in with my ring finger. I am really impressed with the coverage of this concealer, it actually managed to mask my dark circles pretty well, almost as well as my MAC Pro-Longwear concealer. I also found that it didn’t crease into my expression lines and photographs beautifully which is a big plus. The colouring is perfect for my skin tone, it isn’t too pink and just the right amount of orange to counteract darkness under the eyes.

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Over the course of the day this concealer held up really well, it faded a tiny bit and I did find that it clinged to dry patches so it is important to wear a hydrating cream underneath it. For such a cheap product this is really, really impressive, so impressive that I’m looking to purchase some other colours for highlighting/contouring purposes. Bravo L.A. Girl, bravo!

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Me wearing the L.A. Girl Pro-conceal, looking rather pleased with myself haha!

Jay x

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Gel Eyeliner (Black) Vs. Inglot AMC Matte Eyeliner Gel (77)

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Gel Eyeliner (Black) Vs. Inglot AMC Matte Eyeliner Gel (77)

I’ve been seeing a lot of hype about these two liners all over the interwebs so I’ve decided to put them to the test and see who wins the battle of the gel eyeliners!

Price and availability:

I bought the Rimmel eyeliner from Boots on sale for £4.99 and it comes with a little brush. I don’t find this brush very useful so I won’t be using it for the purpose of this test, either way it’s a nice thing to have. As far as I know there are no stores that stock Inglot in England so you have to order online. This eyeliner costs £10.00 and it doesn’t come with a brush. Rimmel comes with 2.4g of product and Inglot with 5.5g.

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Application:

Both these eyeliners are extremely creamy. I found that the Rimmel eyeliner applied more smoothly. The Inglot eyeliner dried quicker.

Left Inglot, Right Rimmel
Left Inglot, Right Rimmel

Appearance:

Both of these liners have a matte finish. I think what makes the Inglot gel liner so popular is probably the appearance once it is applied. It is the deepest, darkest black colour I have ever seen. The Rimmel eyeliner is also very black, just not as black as the Inglot liner.

Left Inglot, Right Rimmel
Left Inglot, Right Rimmel

Waterproof:

Both eyeliners are equally water proof but come off easily with facial wash.

Smudge proof:

I have oily lids so this part of the test if very important to me. The Rimmel eyeliner lasted nearly five hours before smudging. The Inglot eyeliner was incredibly smudgy. After just two hours it had smudged on my eyelid and the inner and outer corner of my eyes- not good 😦

Overall verdict

Overall I’m going to have to give this one to the Rimmel Scandaleyes gel liner. It applies better and last longer. I really wish the Inglot liner was smudge proof because it really is the perfect black colour.

Do you have a favourite gel eyeliner? Comment below and let me know!

Jay x

 

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm (245 Audacious) – Review

I’ve been seeing a lot of reviews about this lipstick on the interwebs recently so I decided to buy myself one. 

I purchased this from Boots for £7.99 and decided on a nice orange coral colour. When I swatched this in the shop it came out really nicely on the back of my hand. 

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The lipstick has a waxy texture which dries matte on the lips. It also has a mint fragrance.

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I’m not sure if you can tell from the picture but the finish on this product is horrible. It applies very unevenly, forms “clumps” on the lips and settles into lines. Furthermore, I found it to be very drying and uncomfortable.

I’ve tried this on bare lips, on top of balm and after they’ve been scrubbed within an inch of their life and I’ve had the same result. I tried it with a Bobbi Brown lip gloss and that seemed to improve the appearance a bit.

Overall I’m really unimpressed with this product and will not be purchasing it again, I really wanted to like it because it has a beautiful colour range. I’m not sure why this has had so many good reviews because I’ve had the exact opposite experience with it, maybe it’s because my lips have quite a few lines in them. Has anyone else had the same experience or is this just me?

Jay x

Elf Shimmering Facial Whip (Golden Peach) Review

I’ve been on the hunt for a cream highlight with a gold undertone which doesn’t look tacky on the skin.

Shimmering facial whip from Elf Cosmetics is a multipurpose, on-the-go whipped colourant with vitamin B, C and E packed to instantly brighten and soothe skin with no greasy after-feel. It can be used on the eyes as a cream eyeshadow, the lips or as a highlight.

I purchased the Golden Peach colour for just £1.99 !!! Outrageous.

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The cream is quite thick and has a light fragrance. You literally need to use the smallest amount on your cheekbones and down the centre of your nose to highlight the area. Also it blends out really well on top of powder and cream foundation. Golden peach has a yellow-gold undertone which will suit any medium olive tan to deep dark brown complexion. There is also a clear colour (spotlight), light pink (lilac petal) and dark pink (pink lemonade) version if you are fair skinned or have pink undertones in your skin. The shimmer particles in this product are very fine so it has a very expensive finish. It’s extremely difficult to capture the highlight with my camera but trust me when I say this is a beautiful highlighter so stock up now!

http://eyeslipsface.co.uk/en/restofworld/shimmering-facial-whip/invt/1200#dontShow

Jay x