September 30, 2010

sigma brushes reviews

The lovely people at Sigma have sent me a few more brushes to review. The brushes that were sent to me a few months ago have all held up really well and still work just as good. Here is what I got sent..

Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki - F80
$16.00 (£10.11)

A lot of people describe this as their 'holy grail' foundation brush and to be honest they are right on the money. If you want a brush that you can use for liquid foundation, cream foundation and powders then this is perfect and extremely versatile. I find that it works flawlessly along with maybelline dream matte mousse and they are literally a match made in heaven. It works equally as well with liquid foundation and blends it into the skin perfectly. The only issue that I have with the brush is that it is difficult to clean as it is so dense, it takes forever to get all the product out of the bristles and to dry off. However, if you aren't willing to pay for lots of different brushes for your different foundations then this brush is ideal for you.

Tapered Highlighter - F35
$16.00 (£10.11)

I use this brush for contouring, and I swear, it is amazing. I am far from a pro when it comes to complicated things like contouring and for years I have been trying to perfect the skill, but as soon as I got this brush I have been getting my contouring on my cheeks just right every time. Used with a light hand and the correct bronzer colour (sleek contour palette) it is as easy as pie. It also works just as well with highlighter and applies just the right amount.

Blending - E25
$9.00 (£5.69)

Yet again, a perfect brush. It does the job of blending out eyeshadow to create a smokey eye or to smudge eyeliner brilliantly. It is slightly dense so is really easy to work with and takes half the time to blend eyeshadow compared to a normal blending brush. I've been using this every day since it arrived to smudge my eyeliner and I can't fault it.

Buffer - F45
$19.00 (£12.01)

I have been forever wanting to splurge on a Mac kabuki brush but never quite managed to go through with the purchase as they cost £31.50 each! So the sigma buffer brush seemed like the best option. I also use this everyday to apply my Mac face powder and it does the job well. It's very soft and buffs the powder into my skin really well. The only downside is that, as you can see, it has slightly lost it's shape.

I would seriously recommend you to make an order with Sigma, if you are a complete beginner to make up or fairly experienced. You really can't go wrong by ordering some of their brushes as they are most definitely the best option on the market, both for price and quality. They deliver to the UK and shipping is quick, so go for it!

September 27, 2010

neal's yard pumice foot scrub

Neal's Yard very kindly sent me a few products not long ago to try out, and the Pumice Foot Scrub was one of them. I don't tend to struggle with hard skin on my feet but obviously I do want them to be as smooth as possible. I usually use a pumice stone on them every now and then when I do myself a pedicure which usually works well but isn't very satisfying. I absolutely love Neal's Yard and most of the products that I have tried by them, and this is no exception. It feels really invigorating on application and is really simple to use, you just rub it in with circular motions. My feet instantly felt soft and smooth afterwards and I continue to use it every week or so. It also looks gorgeous on my bathroom shelf with all the other Neal's Yard products in blue glass jars.

''Exfoliating peach seed and pumice combined with softening mallow and cleansing ginger mint to freshen and smooth.''

It's priced at £13.70 which is a decent price considering you only need to use a little amount each time and you can find it on the Neal's Yard website, here.

September 24, 2010

current make-up #2

a mix of revlon colourstay and clinique even better foundation. benefit erase paste concealer. sleek contour kit in medium to contour and highlight. lancome hypnose drama, pixi voluptuous lashes, and bourjois clubbing mascara, layered. mac carbon eyeshadow used as a smokey eyeliner. bobbi brown natural brow shaper in rich brown. a mix of snob and myth by mac on the lips.

September 01, 2010

current make-up #1

I look like a bit of a weirdo in these pics but whatever trevor. I recently bought 'snob' lipstick and oh my god why have I never owned it before now?! Its the most gorgeous muted pink colour and noticeable on the lips without being too bright. It seems to suit my skin tone really well which is always a plus. I've also been wearing Revlon Colourstay foundation constantly for the past few months and I find the coverage perfect and can't fault it really. Finally, I've been rocking smudged eyeliner lately, as I find that a harsh line looks really stupid on me. These pictures were taken a few days after I got my hair cut, I'm loving how my hairdresser cut my frindge!