I am not one to usually try a new foundation unless there’s a massive hype about it, a have a back up of one I love in my makeup bag just in case I hate it and if it doesn’t cost too much money.
I have my favourite high street and high end foundations and I’m happy with them, I’m just too scared to go out and try new ones. I don’t like wasting money. But when I got the chance to try out the Joan Collins First Base Foundation* £25 I was intrigued.
I’ve tried some things from the Joan Collins range before mainly the skincare kind of things with her body scrub and liked them so I was interested to see how the makeup side of the collection was especially since this foundation has Anti-ageing ingredients. Now I’m not going to lie when I say for £25 I wouldn’t of bought this myself since I’ve seen barely any reviews on it and haven’t heard much about the brand.
But that could just be to do with the fact as I said before I’m really fussy with foundations and I’m actually pretty cheap, like I hate spending even a tenner for a foundation.
I actually love the packaging that this comes in and the fact it has a pump. I got the shade Warm Medium which is a little bit too dark for me, I’d say it’s just one shade darker from the perfect shade but with a little bit of powder on top it looks fine, it’s not completely noticeable. Another thing that I have noticed is that there isn’t really a wide shade range with there only being 8 shades and the darkest not being very dark.
The foundation itself is very wet, I can understand that with the fact it’s a liquid foundation but you can actually feel the wetness on your face which I’m not much of a fan of. It gives I would say a medium – light coverage, it does say online that it is easily build-able but I don’t think that’s the case since the more I applied the cake-ier it felt and it was very wet.
After applying a clear powder on top of the Joan Collins foundation it felt fine on my face and I actually really do like the finish, I’ve been wearing it all day and surprisingly it doesn’t feel heavy or caked on like it seemed like it would do. I think the powder was the thing that I needed.
It is quite a natural looking foundation and one that I will be reaching for now it’s getting warmer, hopefully I’ll get a little bit of a tan so this can be the perfect match for me, but I don’t think I would actually purchase this again for the price tag.
My favourite part of my makeup routine has to be applying my highlighter, I know there’s loads of people that says you can easily go over the top with it and look awful, but not me.
Give me all the highlighter, make me shine and sparkle like a disco ball that you’ll be able to see from space. With my love for highlighters it means I’m constantly buying and trying new ones to find one that makes me shimmer.
This Makeup Revolution Strobe highlighter in Flash is amazing especially for the fact it’s only £3 it’s a right ole bargain.
Flash highlighter is basically a white pearl shade which has a bit of a holographic effect I think when used which I think is the mixture of the strobing and highlighter effect.
The texture of this is completely soft to the touch and on the skin and it’s silky and easy to apply. When applied it looks so much more expensive than it actually is, it actually reminds me quite a lot of my Becca highlighter that I have which is £30 more expensive than this one by Makeup Revolution.
Fair enough the packaging of this is pretty basic and bog standard with the black and clear plastic with the logo printed on the case but it doesn’t need to be anything fancy or anything because lets face it for £3 you can’t expect to get high end packaging.
I absolutely love this highlighter for the price of it and think it gives off a amazing highlight, like I’m actually shocked at the price because of how much I love it and makes me shine bright like a diamond.
Is it bad for me to admit that I’ve never been the biggest fan of setting sprays? I’m not sure why, I think it might have something to do with the fact that I hate having water on my face or anything wet so thinking of spraying a wet spray directly on my face creeps me out a little bit.
I like the NYX cosmetics one that I used to use a lot but I wanted to try something new, especially the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray since I saw loads of people raving about it and oh boy it didn’t disappoint.
I got the mini travel sized version because I didn’t fancy spending a lot of money on the full sized product just in case I didn’t like it, there’s nothing worse than when you buy something, especially if it costs quite a bit of money and then you find out that you don’t like the product so you’re just stuck with it knowing it’s going to go to waste.
I really like the packaging of this precept because it’s so clean and neat to look at, plus the travel size is actually really handy to keep in your handbag, which I know is kind of the point of the travel size. the only downsize of it is that it gets really dirty and mucky quite easily.
The actual all nighter setting spray is actually really good and I’m really surprised with how much I loved it! It’s my go to thing now, my makeup routine isn’t complete unless I have used this. It actually keeps all of my makeup in place and it doesn’t smudge or anything, plus the main thing that I love about it is the fact it doesn’t feel that wet. If anything it doesn’t feel wet at all!
Overall I absolutely love this and I’m going to keep purchasing it every time I run out, I’ll even be purchasing it in the full size!U
I am so fussy when it comes to scents, I’m either a fan of everything girly so I smell like a walking, talking vanilla pod or flower or I want to walk past someone and all they smell is a strong musky smell and think that a really nice smelling guy just walked past them. Well maybe not that bad, a musky scent with a hint of floral lets say.
One of my all time favourite perfumes for years now has to be the Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh £65, I’ve been a firm lover of this for probably around 5 years now and I know it’s going to be my go to scent years in the future. I’m a massive fan of all of the Marc Jacob scents but the reason this one is my favourite is because of the fruity, sweet, floral scent it has. It really is a girly scent.
Something that I can say about Daisy Eau So Fresh is that I am in love with the bottle, I feel like this perfume could be the worst smelling thing in the world but I would still love it because of the bottle itself. With the white, yellow and pale pink flowers on the cap and the pale pink bottle it really is beautiful and perfect for Spring.
I would say that this scent is perfect for Spring and Summer but as I said before to me it is an all year round scent. This scent is definitely one for your girlfriend, your mother, her mother, your nan, the lady down the street that occasionally says hi to you . . . Basically this is a perfume for any lady in your life.
I’m so bad that when it comes to makeup I actually hardly use primer, probably the reason why my skin is awful and my makeup looks horrible after a while.
But I’m trying to be better and trying to get into primers again and with the whole L’Oreal Paris Infallible hype going round I decided to test out their Mattifying Base Primer £8.99.
It comes in the same packaging as the foundation does but it’s just filled with the clear primer (obviously.) It’s a pretty thick primer with that weird primer texture, do you know what I mean? Like it has a weird texture that I get with all primers, basically it feels like all the others.
I’ve used this for a while now with the foundation and I love it, it keeps my foundation in place all day and it creates a lot less creasing than I normally would get.
I would like to point out that when I was badly sunburnt I used this for that little protection layer with my foundation and to ya know try and make sure you couldn’t see my bubbling, crusty skin through it. Seriously I looked like a old mans saggy, crusty ballsack.
It was disgusting.
But this primer saved it a little, like I still looked bad but I didn’t look anywhere near as bad as I did without the foundation on.
Overall fave primer at the minute!