Saturday, 9 November 2013

Loreal Lumi Magique Primer - MAC Strobe Cream Dupe!

Happy Saturday ladies! Hope you've had a good week... the latter part of the week consisted of a horrid tummy bug for me :( But I'm feeling better today & I'm about to get ready for a trip to Costa with one of my close friends to try some goodies from their Christmas menu, yum!
Today I'm reviewing a recent purchase of mine, it's the Loreal Lumi Magique Primer. I bought it a couple of weeks ago after running out of my beloved Smashbox primer after seeing it in Boots. I liked the idea of this giving my skin more of a dewy finish. I'm admittedly a matte girl at heart as I have quite oily skin but a slight glow is always a good thing!

The packaging's sleek - white and rose gold with a pump. I prefer pumps as you can easily control how much product you use and therefore not waste any. I use one pump which covers my whole face.
After the first use, I loved it! It reminds me a lot of MAC's strobe cream. A white, pearlescent liquid.

As you can see, it creates the most beautiful sheen to the skin, it's not at all greasy or wet looking and once foundation's applied, my skin looks healthy and glowing, not shiny at all.
My foundation lasts a good few hours with this base, similar to my Smashbox primer and I think I've been converted to the dewy look rather than matte :) I love that this product acts almost as a moisturiser as well as a primer as it really feels like it's hydrating my skin. A winner in my book!
You can buy this from Boots - Link - £9.99

Monday, 4 November 2013

My Z Palette

A quick post today to share an exciting new product I recently bought :)
You've probably heard of the Z Palette range, they're basically eyeshadow palettes that you can customise to your own needs. A bit like MAC Pro palettes but in my opinion, much nicer!

I had a couple of MAC eyeshadows in pan form and I recently purchased some Makeup Geek shadows too (an in depth post coming on those!) so I needed a palette to store them in. I love the idea of having all my favourite eyeshadows together rather than having individual compacts, space saving and just much more convenient. I'd seen lots of Z Palette reviews so I bit the bullet and ordered a small one which fits 9 MAC or Makeup Geek eyeshadows. They have a great choice of colours including hot pink and zebra print, but I decided to keep things sleek and simple and chose black.
I love the leather case! The front flips up and closes with a magnetic fastening. It's so simple to use, you just pop your eyeshadow pans into the case and as long as they're in a metal pan they will attach to the magnet inside the case. Mine also came with some magnetic stickers for eyeshadows that may be in plastic pans etc. Such a brilliant invention and great for travelling because you can pop your favourite shades into the palette and off you go :)

I bought mine from Love Makeup for £8.99 and they also have larger versions.
I've just ordered 3 more Makeup Geek eyeshadows so as soon as they arrive I'll do a full review of all 9 shadows in the palette.
Let me know if you like the idea of the Z palette!