Non Sponsored Product Reviews

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As a makeup artist I need to ensure that the products I use actually work Рso I spend a lot of time looking at product variations according to a number of parameters. In reality not all of us can afford to spend thousands on our makeup products every month, so I like to look for the great products that dont cost a fortune. There are tons of reasonably priced makeup products, but then again there are also tons of fabulous products that cost a bit more, but make a huge difference.

I will be sharing my opinion on the products that I have used and worked with, and have selected a few of my favorites to get started, I hope this helps and if you have any questions or comments please free to contact me :)


MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow

Copperluxe - I am so in love with this palette - it is really versatile and if you are looking for that really glamourous golden sparkle this is a fabulous product for you. You can create a stunning smokey eye with a fantastic glam chic update with this sparkly and gorgeous colour pallete. Thanks MAC!

Essence All about nudes

This product range is available at Clicks and is very affordable. The colours in this nude palette are fabulously on trend and an absolute MUST for your makeup bag - especially this season. The texture is lovely and the prduct applies really smoothly. The only downside to this product is that is contains the fabled ingredieant Carmine. While regarded as non toxic, it is still one of those chemicals not everyone agrees on.

MAC Mineralize Blush

Love Thing - I love the texture and the smooth application of this blush! It has a gorgeous iridescent glow and a high colour intensity - this product will last you for years you need to apply such a small amount of product and it blends out beautifully. A great colour for darker skin tones as well :)

Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam

Mascara and Thick & Thin Eyeliner pen. The mascara in this range is just wonderful! I love the shape of the wand and it gives the lashes great volume and is buildable, so you can allow it to dry partially and then re-coat. The liner pen is great for creating the lines and cat eyes and really any look you want, but the colour intensity and consistency of colour flow is not so great.

Finishing Sprays

Hannon moisture seal - I was sold this product on the basis of its makeup sealing properties, and was disappointed with the results for that objective. This product does however act as a fantastic moisture spray if you are feeling dry or to get a bit more of a radience boost on the skin. MAC prep and prime - This product is amazing - it works wonderfully to blend the entire makeup look together and bring it all in as ine element. It also keeps your makeup on for much longer and the finishing effect is beautiful. Kryolan Ultra setting spray - This product is also fantastic and I really love it. I find its sealing properties to be the best of all 3 products in this particular review. I still love the finish of the MAC beter than his seting spray.

Makeup Primers

Almay Smartshade - This product is available at Clicks and the likes. It contains a helix like spiral of green and lilac, green for combatting redness and lilac to even out the skin tone . I like to use this product on clients who have a dry skin as well as I find it makes for a gorgeously supple base. Kryolan HD micro primer - This is one of those really great products that I simply cannot do without in my kit and in my own makeup bag. It contains reall silk proteins and leaves the skin feeling super soft and smooth as silk. It also helps to keep your makeup lasting longer. Dermalogica skin perfect primer - I received this sample in a goodie bag at a ladies charity breakfast, and honestly, I haven't stopped hearing about how fab it is from all the ladies. I tried it and I was impressed - it has a slight tint to it, so even if you dont feel like applying foundation, this product can be worn alone. I love the SPF 30 and I am even more in love with the fact that it contains pearl powder so you can imagine the flawless and velvety texture.
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