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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Primer Concoction For Oily + Porous Skin¦ Benefit PoreFessional + Becca Ever Matte

I love when I discover new concoctions that work for my oily and problematic skin. If you haven't guessed by now, I have acne prone and oily skin, so I am always drawn towards primers which are mattifying and blur my pores.

I have always used the the Benefit PoreFessional primer as it does an amazing job of blurring pores and filling them in. It is a silicone texture so quite slippery but it does not move my make up during the day and helps to prolong the wear of my make up.

The Becca Ever Matte primer is what I apply first and then the benefit primer. The Becca primer is a mattifying and smoothing primer and when used in conjuction, they truly give the illusion of perfected non porous skin haha! My dream skin! When I need my make up to really last all day, I dust the smallest amount of the RCMA Colourless Powder and I am not kidding you, my make up is BUDGE PROOF!!

I used this technique today at work where it was hot and busy and I didn't even blot my skin AT ALL! This is actually a rare occasion because I blot at least twice a day, so to not touch my make up all is amazing!

If  you have oily skin you need to try this combination! Let me know if you have tried any of these primers!


Monday, 14 November 2016

RCMA No Colour Powder v. Laura Mercier Translucent Powder!

To all my oily skinned girls out there! Are you not SICK to death of just getting oilier, oilier and OILIER as the hours go on? Working in retail where there are harsh lights throughout the store and constant peoples flooding the floors, one may be partial to the sweat glands to produce an extra dose of perspiration and oil to the face!

It is because of this I am always on the hunt to improve my base make up. I feel that I have a foundation and concealer that works but my powder does not control my oils as well as it should. I use the coveted Laura Mercier 'Transluent' Powder which has a beige shade and is slightly heavier in texture compared to my new favourite RCMA No Colour Powder!

This powder is truly so fine and soft, way softer than LM and holds my oils wayyy better than the LM powder. I don't even need to top up with this powder. And the best thing about this powder is it is THREE TIMES CHEAPER THAN THE LM POWDER! The RCMA powder is £9.99 and has 85g of product compared to the LM which only has 29g of product and I have gone through three of these powders.

I can safely say the RCMA powder is better, in terms of price, texture and the amount of product you get. On the skin it does not look cakey whatsoever and does not add any colour to the skin which is what I prefer for day to day shenanigans!

SO what do you think and what powders do you use?


Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Amouage Dia Most Used Perfume- A perfume for any occasion

It's strange how I never would wear fragrance to now wearing one every single day, even when I am at home.

My favourite scents are light, musky oud scents but nothing overwhelming. This is exactly what I have found in Amouage Dia's fragrance. Amouage was founded in Oman and is a beautifully crafted and irresistible brand; all fragrances from this brand are stunning and my favourite is Dia. This scent is soft, feminine and slightly sweet with a beautiful musk note which I personally love.

The top notes include Fig, Bergamot and Sage. Mid notes include Blush, peony and orange and base notes include Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Vanilla and White Musk, all my favourites!

This set includes a body lotion which I apply before spraying the perfume to really grab onto the scent. This scent is very long lasting and I always receive compliments when wearing this. This fragrance is a tad expensive but a nice treat if your feeling spendy.

To purchase click here :)

What is your favourite perfume?
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