Sunday, November 7, 2010

Make-up Additions

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Hi girls,

Here's a post which has been a long time coming. Way back in September, I mentioned that I bought some new make-up and would be writing about it shortly. Hmm, well about six weeks later, here is that post, finally.

In September I was using L'Oreal Matte Morphose foundation and, although I really liked it, I sometimes felt I could do with more coverage. I was also worried that it was a shade too dark for me.

After browsing in Boots, I came out with Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying Powder (£3.99), Rimmel Stay Matte Mousse Foundation (£6.99), Revlon Photo Ready Foundation (£12.99), 17 Even Tone Corrector Stick (£3.49) and Rimmel Match Perfection Skine Tone Adapting Concealer (£5.99). Yes, that was an expensive browse.

So now that I've had these products for over a month, what do I think of them?

I already reviewed 17 Even Tone Corrector Stick, and my review at the time wasn't that favourable, but I actually like this product a lot more now than I did originally.

As for Rimmel's Match Perfection Skin Tone Adapting Concealer, I think this is a pretty good product although it is more for banishing signs of fatigue and illuminating the eye area rather than a general concealer. Removing the lid reveals a brush and you simply squeeze the tube to get the product on the brush. I think this makes using the product slightly more fun, but it does mean it can be difficult to get the right amount of product on the brush. Overall, a nice product which does what it's supposed to and isn't prone to caking.

Rimmel's Clear Complexion Clarifying Powder, on the other hand, is not really something I would recommend. Claiming to give a pure and shine free finish for up to 5 hours, clarify and mattify skin and control shine, the results this product gives are nothing special.
On to the foundations now, here's what I had been using:
And here's a comparison of it (on the left) and Rimmel Stay Matte Mousse Foundation (on the right):


The texture and consistency of these two products differs greatly. I'm not sure if you can see clearly, but the Rimmel version is much more watery. It also smells awful. To be honest, I've used the Rimmel one only once or twice. I'm going to give it another go this week and will come back with a fuller review later on, if you're interested. I don't have high hopes for it though.

The same applies to Revlon Photo Ready Foundation. I do believe this is the most expensive make-up product I've ever purchased and it hurts that I don't love it. Revlon claim this gives perfected, airbrushed skin in any light but I'm certainly not photo ready when I wear it. I've worn this more than the Rimmel foundation but I still don't feel I can say anything concrete about it, except for the fact it has a lot of shimmer in it. I'll come back a fuller review on this product later.
Have you tried any of these items? If so, what do you think about them? I'd love to know.
Bye for now,


  1. Ooh this was interesting. I really liked Revlon photo ready at first when I applied it at night but it does annoy me with the shimmer. Especially when I'm in a brightly lit shop and Pak goes oh you're really sparkly :D. Lately I've just been applying a lot less in hope it's not too full on glittery. It's going to last ages.

  2. I find the revlon one works really well for me, I guess it's all down to skin types etc though x

  3. Thanks for your opinions, ladies. I'm not giving up on my Rimmel and Revlon products yet but I doubt they'll be repurchased.

  4. sorry the revlon photo ready didn't really work out well. :( but i guess it's really different for everyone.

    have a great week!

    <3, Mimi


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