Sunday, 30 June 2013

Laura Mercier-silk cream foundation

I got a sample of this foundation from a Laura Mercier counter as its £33 and no way was i paying that much unless I loved it, which I don't :/ my trouble with this product is the texture, it's very thick and hard to work with and definitely isn't for anyone with dry skin, as it just exaggerates dry patches. However if its blended well and not applied too heavily it can look gorgeous as it isn't matte so will look more natural. The main problem with this foundation is that throughout the day it settles into fine lines really badly. I only have lines under my eyes but this product makes them really noticeable. Overall I didn't like this foundation and I think there are better full coverage foundations out there.     Though for someone with combination/oily skin this product may work well but no doubt the finish to this foundation is beautiful.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

M.A.C 217 brush dupe!!!!

No doubt that M.A.C's 217 blending brush is popular for a reason. It's my favourite brush for blending powder eye shadow but can also be used for creams as long as it is cleaned thoroughly. It's made from selective goat hair and is incredibly soft but dense enough to do its job. However with a price tag of £17 it is expensive despite its high quality. BUT WAIT. No7 eyeshadow blend and contour brush is an exact dupe. It's also made of natural hair and is exactly the same shape. It is slightly less dense than the 217 but works just as we'll and for only £7.99 you can't go wrong. I have both brushes and really can't tell the difference other than the length of the handle which is considerably shorter on the No7 brush which makes it perfect for travel. This is the closest dupe I've found for the 217, I hope this has helped :)                                                                                          No7 eyeshadow blend and contour brush: Boots-£7.99                                                                                 217 blending brush: M.A.C-£17


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