Archive | January 2014

L’oreal Nude Magique – Eau de Teint Foundation

Hey everyone, sorry I haven’t posted as much as I’d like to have done on here lately, I’ve had a lot on, not least being kept busy trying to organise my daughter to prepare for her Leaving Cert exams as well as College applications.  It’s all very stressful – more for me than her, that’s not right is it?!

Anyway, I thought I’d start reviewing more foundations for you, since I have a ton of them in my kit and I know what a pain it can be to find the right one!  Up for scrutiny today is L’oreal’s Nude Magique – Eau de Teint Foundation.

L'oreal Eau de Teint

L’oreal Eau de Teint

 

It comes in a small bottle and you just pour out the required amount and apply with your fingers.  It’s quite liquidy and runny as you can see from the pic below.  You have to give the bottle a good shake before you pour it out too.

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However, it does provide amazingly good coverage for such a lightweight liquid product, I applied  a second layer to my skin though which I’d advise if you want to build up more coverage.  It dries to a powdery finish and doesn’t appear super shiny like I expected it to!

Left: Before Right:After

Left: Before Right:After

If you like the natural look and feel of a tinted moisturiser but need a smidgen more coverage, then this is a great foundation for you.  It lasted well and I would use this if I was in a hurry or had to run out to the shops or go exercising or something and didn’t want to bother with the whole palaver of applying a thicker foundation, concealer, powder etc.  You can also use it as a base for powder foundations, it would work very well for that actually and give it something to “cling” to.

The only thing I disliked about this was the bottle.  There’s no pump on it!  What the hell L’oreal??  One false move and this is going EVERYWHERE! Also, you really have to be careful pouring it onto your hand (which I’d recommend as opposed to your fingers so you can work in more product) cos it kind of… dribbles down if you don’t scoop it up quickly! Using a sponge is not great either since it’s so liquidy that the sponge just soaks all the product up.

This is available from all large pharmacies and supermarkets and is around €13 so good value.  I’d definitely recommend this for your light “no makeup” days or for someone with good skin who just wants to even out their skintone.

Have you tried this?  What did you think?

Madison Brush Set Review

Creator of Madison Makeup and owner of the Cosmetic Outlet Paul, had been telling me about this fab brush set he was bringing out for a while so I was delighted when I finally got my hands on a set just before Christmas.  I tested them out all over the festive season and was impressed with the quality I have to say.

Madison

There are 7 brushes, made with natural & synthetic hair, which come in a handy leather case so they are easy to store and carry with you for travelling.

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The brushes included are:

1. Large Powder Brush – This is my fave brush, it’s so soft and applies powder perfectly to set your makeup without irritating your skin.

Powder Brush

2. Flat Foundation Brush – This one applies foundation  well and gives a nice even coverage.

Foundation

3. Duo Fiber Buffing Brush – This brush is comparable to the MAC 188 brush as it is made of natural and synthetic fiber which helps to really buff foundation into the skin and give an airbrushed finish.  I also love this for applying cream or powder blush.  You can even use it to set your makeup with powder.  I love this fantastic multi-functional brush and think it’s an absolute must-have.

Duo Fibre

4. Large Eye Shader Brush – This applies a wash of powder shadow all over the lid and is an essential brush for applying eye makeup.

Large Shader

5. Small Eye Shader Brush – This one gives a more precise application of shadow and helps concentrate and build up the colour on one part of the eyelid.

Small Shader

6. Angle Eyeshadow Brush – This brush is used for applying colour in the outer part of the eye and into the crease.  It does a good job of placing the colour but since it’s angled, it can’t really blend it too much, you would need a more rounded fluffy brush but it’s still a good one to have.

Angled Brush

7. Lip Brush – This is a nice firm brush that applies lipstick or lipgloss well.

Lip Brush

Overall Verdict:

I really like this brush set and think it would be great for someone starting out using makeup.  The price of this set is a very reasonable €29.99 which is well worth it for a 7 piece brush set.  I would definitely add some of these brushes to my own kit and I really like how slick they look with the plain black colour 🙂

Also, if you’re stuck for a gift idea, these would make a great present.

You can buy the Madison Brush Set at The Cosmetic Outlet in Dublin (check out their Facebook Page here for details)

Will you be picking up a set?

Competition – Win a fantastic Boudoir Photoshoot with myself and LucyTakesPhotos

Boudior Comp

 

***COMPETITION TIME***
Here’s a chance for 2 lucky people to win a fantastic Valentine’s Makeover & VIP Boudoir Photoshoot with VIP Boudior by LucyTakesPhotos and me. All you have to do is:

1) Like BOTH Kandigloss Makeup and VIP Boudoir By Lucy’s Facebook pages   ( click for link )

2) Like, Share and Comment on the photo, tagging as many friends as possible in your comment to get them to do the same.

And you could be in with a chance to win this brilliant prize!
T & C’s apply.

Winners will be announced on Monday 20th January
Good luck!

 

 

COMPETITION TIME!

I’m currently running this brilliant competition with Lucy Takes Photo’s, check out details here!

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***COMPETITION TIME***


Here’s a chance for 2 lucky people to win a fantastic Valentine’s Makeover & VIP Boudoir Photoshoot with Kandigloss Makeup and me. All you have to do is:

1) Like BOTH Kandigloss Makeup and VIP Boudoir By Lucy’s Facebook pages   ( click for link )

2) Like, Share and Comment on the photo, tagging as many friends as possible in your comment to get them to do the same.

And you could be in with a chance to win this brilliant prize!
T & C’s apply.

Winners will be announced on Monday 20th January
Good luck!

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