Showing posts with label Make up. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Make up. Show all posts

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I have loved fashion since I was a pre-teen. My childhood best friend and I would save up our pocket money and go into the local town centre for a day of browsing, spending hours in the changing rooms trying on clothes we never going to afford, taking selfie’s and eating Gregg’s sausage rolls. As I’ve gotten older I’ve enjoyed following creators who post fashion content providing inspiration for outfit building. One of my favourite places to source out inspiration is Pinterest. 

Dreamwithjessie Drinks Outfit Inspiration Pinterest Board

Pinterest has a range of content on offer whether you’re into fashion, beauty, travel, interior design, food and fitness. I have only recently started making my own boards and pins to gather all my outfit ideas into one place. But I’ve been using it for years to help with finding the right style for me. 

DreamwithJessie Pinterest Spring Fashion 2021 Board

Dreamwithjessie Drinks Outfit Inspiration Pinterest Board

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A main focus of my blog is to create posts that I would enjoy reading, whilst focusing on products that are mostly neglected in the blogging world. Upon searching for a review of a MAC foundation, the results will come piling in, making it particularly easy to guess your shade and order online, due to the many swatches found online. Although I have tried many foundations since my teenage years, I have never found my perfect foundation. Until now.

Being a fairly pale gal, I find it extremely difficult to find a shade pale enough that doesn't have pink undertones. After a surprisingly lovely English summer and a couple of European city breaks, despite my fair skin, I had developed a golden tan. At the time, I was regularly using No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation (£14.50 - 30ml) in the shade Calico (the palest shade). For years, it had been a foundation that was the closet match (despite being a little pink) whilst providing full coverage and controlling my pesky oily skin.

NYX Matte foundation Shade 01 Ivory 02 Nude

Whilst browsing the Feel Unique website, I came across the NYX Matte foundation* (35ml) at a bargain price of £6. Although a little sceptical of the price, I went ahead ordering two shades 01 Ivory and 02 Nude (coming to a total of £10.80, £3.70 cheaper than my No7 foundation!). They worked perfectly together to match the rest of my body. However, as my tan has now faded, 01 has become my everyday foundation.

NYX Matte foundation

NYX Matte foundation Shade 01 Ivory 02 Nude
01 Ivory (left), 02 Nude (right)

Whilst I wouldn't say this is a full coverage foundation, it is perfectly buildable and has no trouble covering up spots and acne scars. One of my favourite aspects of the foundation is that it photographs surprisingly well, allowing me to wear it on a night out and not look like a ghost in those dreaded club photos.

For anybody looking for a cheap foundation, I would highly recommend giving it a go, especially due to the slightly larger than normal shade range (18 shades). Whilst not being entirely inclusive and needing a development in darker shades for those with deeper skin tones, it is definitely a step forward as many high street ranges hold a very poor choice of shades.

You can purchase the foundation in select Boots and Superdrug (those in which stock NYX) and online beauty retailers such as Feel Unique, Look Fantastic and Amazon.

Let me know what your favourite foundations are in the comments!
Only in the past year or so, I have fallen in love with highlighters. For years, I tried to give them a go, but for whatever reason, I had never really liked how they looked on my skin. Nothing pleases me more than a good old bargain (and free shipping of course!) so with 6 shades on offer at just £3 the MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighters are a complete steal. On top of this Superdrug also offers 10% discount (with the occasional 15-20%) for all student NUS cardholders making them just £2.70 each!

MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter | Iridescent Gold, Pearlescent Sheen & Peach Diamond

Whenever I pop into Superdrug for let's call it a "browse" I often notice that the full range of highlighters are not fully stocked, so after planning my outfits for an upcoming trip to V Festival I decided I would like some new colourful highlighters for the occasion. The Superdrug website provides free shipping for Superdrug members, this saves the trip into town to potentially be disappointed in the poor stock on offer in store, as the website provides all 6 shades within the range. After already owning Iridescent Gold (af), this is a dupe for the Nars Albatross highlighter (af) that retails at £27, for a year or so I decided to try Pearlescent Sheen (af) which I would describe as an ice blue shimmer and Peach Diamond (af) which is more of a pink shimmer rather than the suggested peach shade in the name.

MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter | Iridescent Gold, Pearlescent Sheen & Peach Diamond

 The highlighters come in a sturdy white case with a clear plastic lid. What I love about this product is that it fits nicely within my acrylic make up draws despite the packaging being quite thick plastic. The highlighter itself is designed with a swirly effect that almost looks too perfect to swirl my Nanshy Fan brush (af - use code HXXOBFC8Y8 for 10% off your order!) around. 

MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter | Iridescent Gold, Pearlescent Sheen & Peach Diamond

Left to right: Pearlescent Sheen, Peach Diamond, Iridescent Gold

A critique I have with this highlighter is it is very difficult to pick up, especially for the first few uses. As you can see from the image above, Iridescent Gold (far right) is a lot stronger in pigmentation as I have used it several times before. The highlighter itself is quite large weighing at 7.5g (again total bargain!) therefore, takes a while to really dig into the product which is where pigmentation is best picked up.

Personally, these highlighters are perfect for a night out/evening look as it something different to my everyday makeup. For a day look I often reach for the NYX highlighter in the shade Ice Queen from the highlight and contour pro palette as it is my personal favourite due to it being a lot more subtle.