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New L’Oreal Highlighters, a first impressions

I’ve been really impressed with a lot of new drugstore launches recently, both L’Oreal and Maybelline have brought out some fab new products for a very reasonable price tag.

I was very interested to see what the new liquid and powder highlighters from L’Oreal were like, as I bought their holographic glow kit a while ago and was very pleasantly surprised by how good it was! So when I saw they were launching two new Glow kits plus liquid highlighter I was excited.

I got the La Vie En Glow Palette in the Cool shade, the palette contains four shades ranging from a pearly white to pale bronze. I like to use multiple shades layered to give a more dimensional glow, my favourite shades for the cheekbones are Oh My Gold first, with just a touch of Moonlight on the high points of the cheekbones. Pink Pearl is nice down the centre of the nose, it’s a more subtle shade than the first two. The last shade Bronze Glaze, is slightly deeper so for me, this would be more of a background highlighter, used before the brighter shades.

These are beautiful highlighters, I love that they are not glittery and give a proper sheenand glow to the skin. You would never know that they’re not from a premium beauty brand!

I also got the Glow Mon Amour Highlighting Drops in the shade Sparkling Love. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with liquid and cream highlighters, mostly because I always use full coverage foundation so it’s pointless applying a liquid highlighter product first as it just disappears under the foundation, and if I apply them on top they either make the foundation go all patchy and fragmented or the disappear once I apply powder to set everything. I applied the drops with a damp beauty blender, on top of my foundation and powder, and they worked perfectly! It’s odd because if I do this method with my Marc Jacobs Dew You Highlighter, it always moves my foundation. I just lightly tapped the beauty blender on to my cheekbones and it left the most fabulous glow! I really can’t get over how good these products are, they are fantastic and whether you’re a highlighter obsessive like me or just someone looking for a great glow, you need them!

I like to layer these products with the drops first then the powders for optimum glow!

The La Vie En Glow Palette is available in 2 shades, and costs £12.99, the Glow Mon Amour Highlighting Drops also comes in 2 shades and costs £9.99. I bought mine from Superdrug.

Thanks for reading, Mo x

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March Review, a Month in Makeup

By now I’m normally in full spring mode, but this snowy March weather has me unable to embrace any thoughts of springtime makeup! Usually I’m in getting ready for summer with my favourite coral hues, but I just haven’t seen enough sunshine, I find my mood is very impacted by the weather. So on to my makeup of the month, a fair bit of drugstore again this month, I think a lot of more affordable brands are really upping their game and bringing out some really exciting products!

BASE

No new Primers or Foundations this month (I know, I’m shocked too!), but there was some excitement in the concealer department when EX1 launched their new Delete Fluide Concealer. It’s everything you’d expect from this celebrity endorsed brand, gives excellent coverage, doesn’t cake, long lasting, doesn’t emphasise fine lines and feels comfortable. In fact my only bug bear with it is the pump, I much prefer a wand, but I love the product so it won’t stop me using it!

HIGHLIGHTER & CONTOUR

Lots of new glow this month, first up, a highlighter I have been trying to lay my hands on for some time. Doll Beauty is primarily a lash brand but has become famous for their stunning highlighters, there are just two shades presently, but finding them in stock anywhere is something of a challenge! They have been opening small counters in branches of Topshop, as well as selling on Beautybay and of course their own website. However the highlighters are almost always out of stock, I managed to get one purely by luck, they tend to announce on their instastories when they have the Doll Light Highlighters back on the website, so I had quickly gone into their site and was fortunate enough to get the shade Like a Diamond. I can confirm it lives up to the hype, it’s a super shiny, pale champagne/ivory glow, it’s not glittery it’s more of a sheen and it’s beautiful! The amazing thing is, it costs just £15 and it’s a decent size 12g. Perfect for those (like myself) who want a highlighter that’s visible from Mars!

Another highly sought after but difficult to find product is the L’Oréal Crushed Foil Metallic Highlighter, this again comes in two shades, and as far as I can tell is only stocked in Superdrug, I first got the shade Gilded Gold, which is stunning but very Gold. I also recently managed to get the shade Rose Quartz too, which is more up my street as it’s a gorgeous rose gold shade. I absolutely love this highlighter, you’d never know it was from the drugstore!

I have been a big fan of MUA Cosmetics Highlighters for a long time, they cost just £3 each and give fantastic glow. They launched three new shades Silver Wonder, Hollywood Rose and Twinkling Violet. Silver Wonder is a warm silver, so you don’t end up looking like the tin man, it has an almost pale taupe tone to it so it’s actually very wearable.

Hollywood Rose is a beautiful colour, it’s a pinky peach with a gold shimmer to it. Perfect for a summer highlight if you love corals and pinks, and perfect on sun kissed skin.

Twinkling Violet is my favourite, I think the key to using these kind of shades is to use it as an accent highlighter, so just on the very highest points of the cheekbones on top of a gold or champagne shimmer. I think these kind of highlighters are more wearable in the summer, not just for festivals but because people are so much more experimental with colour in the summer months.

These are available from the MUA Cosmetics website and also Superdrug.

NYX Professional Makeup launched their new Cream Contour and Highlight Pro Palette this month, the powder version has been a blogger fave for a long time so it’s nice to see the cream version has hit our shores. The palette consists of four contour shades, and four highlight shades-a shimmer, two colour correcting shades (peach and banana) and a concealer shade. These are all very soft, smooth and blendable, sometimes cream palettes are too stuff in their texture and difficult to apply and blend out, this consistency of the shades in this palette are super creamy, they blend like a dream! Available from Boots and the NYX Professional Makeup website, £18.

When the Mac x Nico Panda Collection popped up on my insta feed, I was smitten! In particular with the Colour Me Nico Gleamer Face Powder, the stunning packaging of this compact is a must for anyone who collects makeup. I am a big fan of MAC limited edition highlighters and I try to ‘invest’ in them as much as I can, so for me this little panda compact is for more collection than to actually use. Don’t judge me, people collect all sorts of weird and wonderful things, mine just happens to be highlighters!

EYES

I’ve been waiting for this palette to launch in the UK for what feels like ages! The NYX Professional Makeup I Love You So Mochi Palettes have finally touched down and they are incredible! I decided on the warm toned Sleek and Chic shade, it’s full of the most amazing glittery, shimmery shades! The coral shade in the centre is sensational, it’s bright and very pigmented as are all of the shades. The muted gold in the top right corner is almost pure sparkle, it’s beautiful, I find this and some of the other intensely sparkly shades apply better using your finger than a brush, you get a more dense sweep this way. The only matte shade in the palette is the pale cream in the top left corner, which I’ve been using as an all over base shade. There are two variations of this palette Sleek & Chic, and Electric Pastels, £18 each.

Another NYX Professional Makeup product launched this month was the Strictly Vinyl Eyeliners, these liquid liners are great creating a more colourful wing, if you are fond of the Vivid Brights Liquid Liners you’ll love these. I have the shade Hazy, which is a kind of russet colour. These are very easy to apply and have a shiny ‘vinyl’ finish. Available in 5 shades, £6 each.

LIPS

More NYX Professional Makeup products in the lip department! Firstly a simply stunning Duo Chromatic Shimmer Lip Gloss in the shade Crushin’ It! These glosses are fabulous and perfect for summer! They’re very comfortable to wear, not sticky or gloopy (don’t think that’s an actual word but you know what I mean!).

They also launched a new type of glossy lip product, Strictly Vinyl, I have the shade Baby Doll. These are very shiny non-shimmery shades, they give a very intense sweep of colour, I found it worked best if I did my whole lip in one of the suede matte lip liners first, so I used Soft Spoken Liner with the Vinyl on top. Available in 8 shades, £6 each.

SETTING SPRAYS

I’m never sure whether setting sprays should be with ‘base’ products or if they should be at the end because they’re the last thing you use, but anyway, I bought the new Too Faced Festival Refresh Mystical Effects Setting & Refreshing Spray. This stuff is so pretty, it has a sheer holographic shimmer to it, it is quite subtle so don’t worry, you won’t end up looking like you’ve fallen in a pit of highlighter! £22 Cult Beauty.

So concludes this month in Makeup, I think that’s probably the shortest monthly review I’ve ever done!

Thanks for reading, Mo x

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Lottie Liner Stamp Liner, a First Impressions

I saw this Lottie London Stamp Liner in Superdrug, and although I was cynical as to how effective it would be, I decided to buy one. There are various types of Stamp shapes, hearts, stars, moons but I have the ‘wings made easy’ one.

This Liner has a felt tip at one end and a sort of kite shaped Stamp at the other. I had a little practice on my hand so I could see how sharp the edges of the wing would be and I was fairly impressed, it gave well defined edges and was very black.

Today, I’ve used it on my eyes and it looks amazing, I have perfect wings with minimal effort! Even lining them up is fairly easy, I was expecting one side to be higher up or at more of an angle, but they were fine. If you do make a mistake, it’s easy to remove of tidy up with a bit of concealer or eye makeup remover on a pointy cotton bud. I then used the felt tip tip edge to extend the wing across my lash line. The felt tip is quite thick but goes to a fine point. It’s quite firm which I think makes it easier to use, if the tip is to soft the line will splay every where. I got a lovely sharp edge with it, and again it’s a good dense black.

I think this is a pretty good liner, it gave a nice sharp wing. It’s a good price too, they’re £5.49, and there are other shapes to try if you fancy stars ala Kat Von D! Available from Superdrug.

Thanks for reading, Mo x

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February Review, A Month in Makeup

I’ve been very erratic with my blog posts recently, I realised I haven’t done my February review which, as it’s almost the end of March I was wondering whether I should still bother doing, but I figure March’s review would be very long and meandering if I combined them, so here’s a belated ‘February Review’!

BASE

No new Primers this month, nothing caught my eye. I have a couple of new foundations though, although they’re not new launches, both have been around for some time. Firstly, I finally tried Revlon Colorstay Foundation, I bought the shade Sand Beige, then Revlon very kindly sent me to shades to try as part of their #LiveBoldly campaign. This particular foundation comes in two varieties, Combination/Oily and Normal/Dry, now my skin varies from day to day, I get a very oily nose but the rest of my face is mostly normal but can sometimes feel a bit on the dry side. So I have the shades Sand Beige 180 and Golden Beige 300 in the combo/oily foundation and Natural Beige 220 in the normal/dry one. Shade wise my favourite is Golden Beige, although the other two are fine as well, generally if a foundation is a bit on the fair side, I just Bronze it up a bit. The odd thing is that both formulas work really well on my skin, I can’t honestly say I prefer one or the other. The foundation gives really good coverage, and wears well, even without touch ups. I find pretty much any foundation will eventually break up on my nose if I don’t maintain it throughout the day, regardless of how expensive it is. Colorstay has become one of my staple makeup bag foundations, I can see why so many people swear by it. The combination option has a 22 shade range but I believe the normal/dry version only has 12, which is a bit weird but maybe the formula isn’t quite as popular, £12.99 for 30ml, both contain SPF. Available from Boots and Superdrug, and usually on offer.

Next up is a repurchase, Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation is another blogger fave, and indeed, I used to be a bit obsessed with it myself. I originally bought it because I saw it being used by so many YouTubers, and it always looked amazing. I still think it gives a beautiful finish, my only issue with it is that it doesn’t survive my oily nose very well, but is fine if maintained throughout the day. I think if you have normal or dry skin this would be a perfect foundation, like Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk, it’s better suited to people who are not so prone to oiliness. This foundation comes in a whopping 40 shades, and is available from the Debenhams website, £30 for 30ml.

I also bought one of the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Stick Foundations to try, this has been on my wish list for some time. The stick is quite chunky compared to some, so it feels like you only need a few sweeps for a decent amount of coverage. The thing I like most about these Stick Foundations is the speed of which they can be used, it only takes a moment to do your whole face, and obviously they are a lot less messy than using a liquid so they are great for traveling or to keep in your makeup bag if you do your makeup on the go! I do feel that there is a lot of competition from the drugstore with some excellent new Stick Foundations being launched recently. Again this is a product which does not sit on oily skin too well, it gives a dewy finish anyway, so I find I need to give a good powdering to stay on effectively. I probably wouldn’t repurchase this product as I find the Makeup Revolution Stick worked a little better on my skin, I will still use it though as it’s a decent enough product and I see no reason to waste it. On a side note, I do think it has a slightly odd smell, which I haven’t noticed with other sticks. Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation Sticks are available from Debenhams website, there 20 shades to choose from, £30 for 45g.

Having been a huge fan of the EX1 Invisiwear Foundation, I bought the new Delete Fluide Concealer as soon as it was launched, I have previously done a blog post about my first impressions of this product so I won’t say too much more except that I’m still loving it, I’ve used it most days since getting it and it’s a great concealer. I’m still not a fan of the pump though! I got mine from the Look Fantastic website, I have shade 1.0, there are 10 shades to choose from, £10.50 for 8ml.

HIGHLIGHT & CONTOUR

I bought the Revlon Sculpt and Highlight Contour Kit having heard some good reviews about it. Drugstore contour palettes are very hit and miss so I was intrigued to see how this one faired. The contour shades are really nice, evenly pigmented so you don’t get any patchiness, and they blend very well. The shades themselves are just right, not too muddy or grey. The matte highlighter is a lemony/Banana shade, good for setting concealer. The only shade I was a bit ‘meh’ about is the shimmer, it doesn’t really do a lot, but the rest of the kit is fine. Available from Superdrug and Boots, there are 2 shades to choose from, £14.99

For someone who buys a lot of liquid highlighters I very seldom seem to use them, but Urban Decays Liquid Aura Illuminating Mixing Medium has changed all that. This beautiful holographic liquid can be used under, mixed with, or on top of foundation, it gives a very pretty luminosity. £24 Urban Decay website.

This also brings me neatly to my current favourite liquid highlighter, Makeup Forever’s Ultra HD Soft Light. I use it on top of my foundation, I apply two drops and blend it out with a sponge, it is stunning! I like to layer mine with powder highlighter on top! There are 4 shades, £22.50 for 12ml.

Another Makeup Forever purchase was the Pro Light Fusion Undetectable Luminizer, this is a gorgeous highlighter, I layer it on top of the Soft Light and it looks incredible! I have taken to applying powder highlighter with a damp beauty blender, I saw it on a Jaclyn Hill video, and it works so much better on my skin than applying it with a brush, I find the brushes seem to emphasise imperfections on my skin tone whereas with a sponge they’re blurred out! There are 2 shades in this highlighter, £27.50.

Makeup Revolution launched three new Inglot Highlighters, I have the shade Platinum, a pearly/ivory highlighter. There are two other shades Rose Gold and Gold, all of look gorgeous and are just £4 each.

Lastly, a highlighter I have been obsessed with, the Anastasia BeverlyHills collaboration with Amrezy must surely have been one of the most eagerly awaited launches of the year! Obviously as someone who bloody loves a good highlighter I needed it for my collection (yes that’s right, collection, don’t judge me!). It doesn’t disappoint, it’s incredibly gorgeous and gives a champagne/gold light beam across your cheekbones! Everything about it feels glamorous and as polished as Amrezy herself! Yes you do need it in your life! £29 from Cult Beauty.

BRONZER

Only one new Bronzer this month, another Makeup Forever product, I probably should’ve done a Makeup Forever haul blog post! The Pro Bronze Fusion Bronzer is another new favourite, I find it difficult to get a good shade in Bronzer for my skin tone, my go to Bronzer was a Michael Kors one, which has sadly been discontinued. This is a gorgeous Bronzer, it blends beautifully and gives a pretty, sunkissed glow, although I really only use it to add a little warmth to my contour. There are 6 shades to choose from, £28.50 for 11g.

EYES

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette was always going to be a must have for me, its just perfect! It has everything you need for truly glamorous eyes! I have previously reviewed it in a separate blog post if you’d like to hear my thoughts on it. Available from Cult Beauty £43, but worth every penny!!

Ardell Beauty Matte Pro Eyeshadow Palette was a bit of an impulse purchase, I saw the stand at Pro Beauty and wanted to try some of their new beauty products. I thought I’d try the matte palette because I have a lot of shimmery eyeshadows, so I thought it might be quite useful. The shadows themselves are ok, they’re decent but not outstanding, the pigment are fairly average as is the longevity. There are a few shades in the palette that are a bit random, the green will probably never get used but overall it has lots of good base and transition shades. £12 from Beauty Bay.

Whilst we are on the subject of Ardell, I have long been a fan of their lashes-my favourites are the Demi-Wispies. So I ithought I’d try the Magnetic version, purely because although I love the look of false lashes, my eyes do not enjoy the glue, so these magnetic lashes seemed like they might be a good alternative. Firstly, they are incredibly fiddly to apply, as you place one strip on top of your own lashes, and another underneath, then they should magnetise together. It’s really difficult to get them to the base of your own lashes, when you have them in place, I honestly felt that a strong breeze would have blown them away! If you just lightly touch them they will immediately come out of place. They felt like the magnets were not strong enough but I guess if they were too strong they would also be difficult to apply and remove. If anyone has any tips of how they made these work then let me know because mine are just sat in the box!

On a positive note, I bought another set of the Ardell Faux Minks, oh my gosh, now these are fabulous lashes! Fluffy and high impact, they are amazing, they’re comfortable to wear and I think they’ll replace my Demi-Wispies!!!

I also got a Makeup Forever Palette, although I’ve swatched it, I haven’t really used it yet, so I will review this at a later date.

This month saw the launch of NYX Professional Makeup’s Worth The Hype Mascara, this is an alrounder, lengthens, volumises and contains Jojoba to help nourish those lashes! I love that it has a ‘traditional’ style brush, I still think these are best, they capture and cost every lash! £9 from Boots.

I got Maybelline’s Brow Tint free on an offer, but I was really nervous to use it as I had seen YouTube videos where this product had left people with very red toned brows! After some reassurance from fellow instagrammers that this actually works really well, I finally tried it. Now, I will say at this point that the longest I have left it on for is 30 minutes, and it only gave me a very subtle tint (no redness though), I will try leaving it for longer and let you know how it goes, but so far so good.

LIPS

Oddly I have only one new lip product for February and it’s a cracker! NYX Professional Makeup’s Powder Puff Lippies have been all over social media, so I was really excited to finally try one. I got the shade Squad Goals, which is a very pretty dusky pink kind of colour. These lipsticks are super easy to apply with the sponge on the end of the tube, the formula goes on really smoothly and has a matte finish, however it does not dry down like a liquid lipstick, nor does it emphasise the texture of your lips, it stays very smooth and feels comfortable. It has good staying power but will need to be reapplied after eating. Available from Boots, £8 each and there are 8 shades to choose from.

So that’s February done with, now to start writing March! Thanks for reading, Mo x

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7 Days 7 Facemasks Glamglow Review!

I always wanted to own some Glamglow products, but man, they’re expensive and we’re always a bit out of my reach. I did buy one of the limited edition Sonic the Hedgehog Gravity Muds, as they were £15 and a good way of trying the brand! This fuelled my obsession with owning more of them as I loved it, and I was ecstatic when I received a Glamglow set for Christmas! The set came with a full size Supermud, plus trial size Thirsty Mud, Gravity Mud and Youth Mud. I also bought one of the new Bubble Sheetmasks and was given a sample of the Glittermask.

The Super Mud is a proper mud mask, it’s grey and dries down, it really tingles when first applied and my skin was quite pinky when I washed it off! As it dries, it kind of sinks into your pores-if that makes sense, so it looks like they’re being properly purged of anything horrible!

I like to follow this mask with Thirsty Mud, which isn’t so much of a mud but more of a intensely hydrating gel. This mask is good for all skin types and delivers extreme hydration, it contains super-hydrator Hyaluronic Acid and ‘Hydrapack’ which leaves the skin feeling supple and silky. It also contains ‘GreenEnergy’ which helps to energise the skin and give a glowing complexion! I like to leave this on for about 30 minutes but it can also be used as a sleep mask. It gives amazing results, particularly on my frown lines, which pretty much disappear when I’ve used this mask! It does not contain Parabens, Pthalates or Sulfates.

The Bubble Sheet Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask removes excess oil, dirt andakeup build-up, it also provides a solution for dullness and pores.

It’s a black bamboo charcoal cloth, that once placed on the face starts to bubble, the cloth is infused with a Micro-bubbling cleanser which contains green tea and an Amino Acid, it has a citrus scent. The bubbling effect is quite intense, I literally had inch deep of white foam all over my face! It works in just 3 minutes, I then massaged the foam onto my skin and then rinsed.

It did leave my skin thoroughly cleansed, almost a bit too cleansed as my skin felt quite tight after using it, I used to love that feeling but I think as some areas of my face can feel quite dry, I’m not as fond of the tight skin sensation as I used to be.

Finally I tried out the sample of the Glitter mask, this is a new version of the original Gravity Mud, a black gel mask with glitter and stars mixed into it. It contains Liquorice and Marshmallow Leaf, to help tone, define and firm. This mask dries down and can then be peeled off. This mask also really helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and gives skin a healthy glow. I have the original Gravity Mud, and personally I prefer the original, it’s one of my favourite face masks, I like the metallic effect, which first drew me to the brand. Having said that, all those sparkles look pretty cool, they’ve just launched the My Little Pony versions, so I’m sure glitter masks are here to stay.

GlamGlow is available from Boots, the Bubble Sheets are £7 each, Supermud is £42 for 50g, Thirsty Mud starts at £16 for 15g and the #Glittermask Gravity Mud is £44 for 50g.

Thanks for reading, Mo x

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Ex1 Delete Fluide Concealer, First Impressions

I’m always excited for a new concealer to be launched, and to be fair I’ve tried a lot of them! YouTuber holy grails, blogger faves-I’ve had most of them, and I have a number of favourites, which I like to alternate. I was really excited to see that Ex1 Cosmetics had released a liquid concealer, I have their Dark Circle corrector which I use sporadically but I don’t think they actually had a proper concealer before now.

I ordered it from Look Fantastic, it was free delivery and came pretty quickly. I ordered shade 1.0, I use shade 3 in the Invisiwear Foundation but I like my concealer to be very brightening and highlighting, I have done a shade swatch comparison below. The actual product itself is very creamy and smooth. The concealer gives full coverage and I didn’t find that it sunk into any fine lines, nor did it look cakey. It has a pump dispenser, so I used a small brush to apply strokes of the concealer then blended it out with a damp Beauty Blender, which worked very well. The shade was good, not too yellow or pink, and brightened my under eye area well. On the Look Fantastic website, it says to blend with fingertips so I might try that but as I use a Beauty Blender with all my other concealers, that’s how I’m using it. It also says a little goes a long way, which is true, you don’t need to use masses of product to get a flawless finish. In fact, the only thing I’m not particularly fond of is the pump, I understand that it’s much more hygienic than a wand which gets dipped in and out of the product, but I always end up dispensing too much, I actually stopped using MAC’s Prolongwear Concealer because I hated the pump. From a makeup artist point of view, this will be easier to have in your kit because it’s not a ‘dip in’, and as we know, the Ex1 Invisiwear Foundation is used by many celebrities makeup artists, so maybe that’s why they decided on a pump.

So to summarise, this is a lovely concealer, gives great coverage, feels light and non-cakey, doesn’t exaggerate fine lines or pores and has good longevity. I love it, it’s become my new favourite (I can live with the pump as it’s an amazing product!).

So on to the details, Delete Fluide costs £10.50 for 8ml if product. It comes in 13 shades, and there is a shade finder on the EX1 website. It’s oil and fragrance free, paraben free and is non-comedogenic. Ex1 Cosmetics are a cruelty free brand. Although the Invisiwear Foundation is available in Boots, the rest of the range can only be purchased online via Look Fantastic.

Thanks for reading, Mo x

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Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation

I’ve never been a huge a fan of foundation sticks, mainly because they make my skin feel really oily. However as L’Oréal launched their shaping sticks I thought I’d give them another try. I actually quite like the L’Oréal one, so I got a Makeup Forever HD Foundation Stick, then more recently, the much hyped Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick. So this post will be more of a comparison, than a first impressions.

APPLICATION

All three products feel very similar when applied, they all glide on easily, and are very creamy. I felt that the MUR Stick gave the most coverage out of the three, with the MUFE and L’Oréal being pretty equal. They were all easy to blend with a brush or sponge, I was amazed how at how quickly I could apply them versus liquid foundation. The MUFE Stick felt a little tackier to touch when applied, but I had to powder all of them, they gave quite a dewy finish. Swatches are below, please excuse my badly fake tanned hand!

WEAR

Throughout the day I decided not to touch up my makeup to see how well they lasted. The only area which was problematic was my super oily nose, it literally shone like a glowing beacon with the MUFE and L’Oréal sticks, the MUR one held up much better as I feel the consistency is less oily and more creamy, I also think that because this foundation has more pigment so it didn’t break up quite so easily.

VERDICT

I my honest opinion the MUR stick is best of the three, I was really impressed with the coverage, blendability (not sure that’s a word!), longevity and the general feel of the product. However, the MUFE and L’Oréal ones are good for layering, I like to layer them under liquid foundation (avoiding my nose) as it gives a really flawless base, I also use the L’Oréal sticks for contouring, as they’re very smooth and don’t go patchy when blended. I will definitely get contour shades of the MUR Stick to try out.

THE DEETS

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation is available from Tam Beauty and Superdrug websites, it comes in 18 shades, £5 for 6.2g. Cruelty free and vegan.

Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation Stick is available from Debenhams website, comes in 20 shades and costs £30 for 12.5g.

L’Oréal Infallible Longwear Shaping Sticks are available from Boots and Superdrug, comes in 12 shades, £8.99 for 9g.

To summarise, if you fancy trying out a stick foundation, I’d go for the Makeup Revolution one, it’s the least expensive, is a good product, and has by far the most chic packaging of the three!

Thanks for reading, Mo x