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10 Full-Coverage Foundations For Oily/Combination Skin That Makes Skin Look Naturally Flawless

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Finding the perfect full-coverage foundation that’s great for oily/combination skin which you can also wear on those days when you’re looking for a natural look be it going to work or just going for dressed drown days.

I have tried quiet a few foundations, starting with ​M.A.C. Studio Fix Fluid Foundation and then moving on  Kat Von D Lock It Foundation my most used foundation ever. I struggled quiet  a lot to find the perfect shades when I first started, even having to buy two shades; one lighter and a much darker one and then having to mix them together to get my perfect shade. Here are 10 full-coverage foundations that I have tried and test which works really well even in oily/combination skin that makes your skin look naturally flawless.

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KAT VON D LOCK IT FOUNDATION

This foundation has become my favourite foundation since I decided to use it last year.

This foundation is very buildable and can cover everything from those annoying pimples to hyper-pigmentation. It will mask any imperfections and you can wear this for up to 24 hours and it is waterproof as well so you can definitely wear this to the beach on your summer holiday or when you need a refreshing dip in the pool.

I also have a video on my YouTube channel with an in dept review of this foundation. I was super excited to have found it and couldn’t wait to share my thoughts with you.

Check out the video here!!

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Longwear Foundation

This foundation was the buzz of the year. It caused some much excited in the beauty world. Offering over 40 shades of pure goodness. Rihanna really did her research and waned to make sure everyone would be able to find their one true shade.

Got my hands on this beauty a little while ago because I couldn’t get my feet to the counter with all the buzz around it whenever I went to Harvey Nichols and I didn’t want to buy y shade online and then having the misfortune of getting the wrong shade.

Watch my latest video here and watch me get crazy happy applying it on my face.

Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation

This is the latest addition to the foundation collection. After trying this in the store. I decided to buy it and I am loving it. It is buildable and it lasts for ages. Its a foundation that tends to keep up with your hyper-activities throughout the day. And it is waterproof and has oil absorbing options. I pair this up with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray which is the dream team.

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

This might be one of the most pigmented foundation I have ever used. A little goes a long way – you can cover all your imperfections with just a less makeup. If you’re into your makeup looking really high coverage then this might be a very good contender. I haven’t tried using it to cover tattoos or any body art. It is the bomb to use for a full face no pores visible foundation. I have seen a few people using this as a concealer and they’ve said that it works well as a concealer as well. I use this foundation with Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer and setting it with the Kat Von D Setting Powder.

Too Faced – ‘Peach Perfect’ Comfort Matte Liquid Foundation

This is a great foundation for the summer. It is not cakey at all. I loved how naturally it can also look when I applied it sometimes – just a little less than my usual medium/full coverage. I love how matte it looks after applying it on my face. I use this with the Too Faced ‘Peach Perfect’ Mattfying Loose Setting Powder. A very comfortable all day wear foundation.

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Diorskin Forever Perfect Foundation

You will love how dreamy it is working with this foundation. It is very creamy and covers your face in cushiony softness. It covers all my imperfections and its just as absolute dream to use.

This foundation is a little bit expensive so I tend to wear this on special occasions. I was quiet surprised that I was able to find my shade using just one bottle.

L’Oreal Infallible Total Coverage Foundation

This is the most inexpensive foundation of the lot. It covers most of . It doesn’t budge the entire time I wear it. I tend to use this with the Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Powder.

This foundation is very buildable which means that on the days when I need natural looking foundation, I can use it to create a much natural flawless foundation.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation

I first came across this foundation watching a favourite YouTuber. I decided to buy because she was always raving about how great it was to use. I must admit that she was right. The Tarte Amazonian Foundation is a matte high coverage long-wear foundation Although there aren’t that many dark skin shades, was able to find one that is the perfect shade for me by watching lots of YouTube videos and guessing the shade I was. Its oil free as well so great for those oily/combination skin. It is also buildable at least for me I find that i can build it up to the coverage I am feeling. It covers up all those imperfections you want covered up and its lasts for ages, doesn’t look cakey on me either.

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DermaBlend Cover Creme

This is another foundation i discovered watching another YouTuber I follow who is American. I find that most of the American YouTubers get their hands on new products sooner than us in the UK especially, when it comes to new makeup release. Again I bought it because I wanted to cover up my hyper-pigmentation, due to me not taking very good care of my skin (having a very bad reaction to some makeup sample I had tried for the first time because I have very sensitive skin). Derma blend makeup I have heard are great for covering acne scares, vitilogo  and pigmentation issues. And I wasn’t disappointed when I use it. Its is fragrant free so great for those of us with very very sensitive skin. I love how beautiful it looks and feels on the face. It covers everything. And there are many shades

Lancôme Teint Idole Foundation

This was another discovery due to another YouTuber. This was the foundation a lot of YouTubers were raving about a while back. There are so many shades and it is very buildable. This is one of my go to foundations I tend to use on a daily basis. One of the reasons why I am love with it is that is stays put for hours and hours. And it works very well for oily/combination skin with a flawless finish if set right. It is just an all round great foundation that is buildable too.

Have you used any of these foundations I have recommended??

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Is it too good to be true?? NYX Foundation Test

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Hello and welcome to another beautiful day my lovelies.

Today I will be sharing with you a little find I stumbled upon in my quest to finding the perfect foundation for my oily/combination sensitive skin. Head over to my YouTube channel to discover more about this jewel from a well known brand.

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You’re Removing Your Makeup All Wrong!

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10 Tips to get your makeup off

Hello my lovelies!! I hope you’re having a fab week? Today I will be sharing with you some of my tips to get your makeup off easily and quickly. I feel that sometimes the skin tends to be ignored because we can always wear bucket loads of makeup to help cover our skin imperfections. It is so important to me to help us all improve our skin health. I’ve listed a few tips that I’ve incorporated into my daily routine what a good way to kick off our skin health than at the beginning of the year. Check out my tips below, hopefully, this will help you meet your perfect skin goals this year too:

  1. Do take as much time to take off you makeup as you did to put in on
  2. Do use a makeup wipe to take off most of your makeup
  3. Don’t pull your false lashed off, gently apply benefit they’re real makeup remover or simple skin eye makeup remover to loosen the lash glue before removing the lash.
  4. Do use wash your face with face with a face wash (i’d recommend using Garnier Skin Active Clean+ Shine Control Face Wash)
  5. Do use a face brush with a moisturizing face wash to exfoliate the skin and help get rid of any makeup residue left on your face (I’d recommend using this Magnitone Pixie Lott Brush)
  6. Do wash face with lukewarm water to get rid of the soapy face.
  7. Do rinse your face with cold water now to help close up those pores now
  8. Do Moisture your face with your nighttime moisturizer (I’d recommend using Nude Progenius Omega Treatment Milk with the Nude Omega Treatment Rescue Oil)
  9. Do Make sure not to touch your face now because touching your face throughout the day will get those bad bacteria onto your face and this doesn’t help with face health now.
  10. Do make sure to drink lots of water because this will your overall body hydration.

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A Limecrime Haul

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limecrime utopia bundleWhen it comes to buying makeup, I am still a newbie. I am yet to find my perfect face or my signature look. Limecrime has been one of those American sites I have been wanting to try some of their products for ages. Whenever I visit their site, I want to click and buy everything especially now that they have added the unicorn hair colours as part of their range. I was lucky enough to have extra money and i thought why not treat myself to some new makeup and hair products. As part of this order, I actually bought kawaii, bubblegum rose and anime, unicorn hair colours. as well as the Venus Palette Bundle and the Utopia Velvetines Bundle.

You know the hair I have rocked since July 2017, well I used the kawaii hair colour to dye it. Though I must admit, using their products has been a dream. I have not been disappointed at once, the hair colours I used to dye the hair smelled amazing, and it left the weave looking shiny, healthy and bouncy.

I am aware that Limecrime is sold at some UK companies however, because their products are in such demands, it tends to sell out really quickly. That’s actually some of the drawbacks about liking US brands, it’s very difficult to find most of their products in sock in the UK and if you do decide to order from the US, you have to pay customs charge.Although, I didn’t have to pay customs charge for my Limecrime order and the order came within 5 days. It was one of the fastest out of country order i have ever received. Because I had such an amazing experience with Limecrime, I will easily happilly go back and order from them again and again.  I cannot wait to get my hands on some more of their products 🙂

Some companies are really bad with shipping, I have recently had issues with a UK company. They took almost three months to send me an order I made back in June and I have only received this order last week. I will be doing a video review of the initial un-boxing and overall experience which should be up on my YouTube channel by next week.

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Have you tried Limecrime product(s)? Did you enjoy using them? What other products would you recommend for a newbie makeup user?

Discover the July 2017 Glossybox

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Glossybox UK - July 2017 BoxGlossybox UK - July 2017 BoxHi there! Today, I am sharing my thoughts on the July 2017 Glossybox UK. I was very lucky to have received this month’s box. Because this box had three full-sized products. I felt that this month’s box was more expensive and it felt a bit spacey unlike last month’s box. Don’t get me wrong, I love receiving samples each month, for the extra £3 paid, I expected at least one more product. I guess it was this much because of the full-sized products. Anyhow enough ranting about money. Let’s get down to business.

I was more than excited to receive the Spectrum Collections Small Fan Brush.I have my own little Spectrum Collections Brushes. So when I saw this brush, I was more than happy to receive it. I have bought a fan brush from the high street which wasn’t very sturdy. Actually most of the small fan brushes I have seen are not very sturdy at all. This brush is very soft, feels totally amazing on the skin. And it’s very sturdy. I love using this to contour by cheeks and it is does the job perfectly.

The next product to grab my attention was the Belle Pierre Banana Powder. Now that the it’s summer time, keeping my makeup in place has been my number one priority. I have used this powder to set my under-eye concealer. It’s done the perfect job of holding my concealer in place. It smells lovely and it’s not as light yellowy as the Ben Nye Banana Powder. Which I feel, can suit every skin tone. I haven’t yet used it as a highlighter. As I am am unsure it will work as a highlighter.

Also in the box it the CuteBalms Macaroon Tinted Balm in Crushed Berry. When I first saw this balm, I thought it was an actual Macaroon. Disappointed I know. It smells like strawberries but did not taste like strawberries. It leaves a hint of pink when applied on the lips. Not as moisturising as I prefer but it’s alright.

MONUspa Soothing After Sun Lotion I am not one for using after-sun lotion. But this lotion is perfection. It smells really good. It is very nourishing on the skin. It leaves the skin feeling hydrated and cool after use.

Last but not least is the Papanga spiral hairbands. They sent me these lovely two bright colours. It is very secure when you use it. And I haven’t noticed any breakage when I use it on my natural hair which is great.

Overall, I was really happy with the contents in this month’s box. I know I paid a bit more to have it. But it is money well spent because it would have cost me a lot more to buy these full-sized products. I am actually a little excited to see what they include in next month’s box.

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My Little Box – California Dreaming

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This month’s box My Little Box is filled with trinkets to add colour and fun this summer.  This box one of my favourite boxes because it comes with cool and very useful item like this shopping bags. I am very happy with the contents in My Little Box.

The first item I was excited to see was this breezy balmy tote bag. Because we are now being charged for using carrier bags in the supermarkets, this bag comes in very handy when you go grocery shopping. And it’s very funky and bright.

Also in the box was the cotton-candy colours of the california sunset inspired charm bracelet. How beautiful is this bracelet? It’s super bright and cute to add fun to any outfit.

I don’t think I have ever tried a product from Burt’s Bees before. So receiving the deep cleansing cream was an ever so welcomed addition. From what I have seen so far from using this cream, I am very happy I was able to try a product of theirs.  This cream smells wonderful and feels great to apply and it leaves the skin moisturised. I can now go ahead and try out some of their other products. Can you recommend any more Burt’s Bees product that you can recommend to me?

Next up is the Coconut Oil from Palmers. Again this smells divine and it’s great to do on sensitive skin like mine. I haven’t used palmers products for a while and i cannot for the life of me remember why i stopped. But I am happy I get to test out this body lotion from them.

Body oils are becoming the new way to add extra gloss to the skin. This oil from My Little Beauty can be use on your skin if you want or use can use it a hair mask to add extra nourishment to dry, lifeless hair. It doesn’t smell as good as the other two but it helps heal split ends. It adds shine and satinlike smoothness to the skin once applied.

The last and final item included in the box is the LA-inspired stickers. Which you can use on your phone or like me add a bit of character to your laptop. Its so soft and cute. When i first saw it thought i had been sent sweeties. Silly me!! 🙂

Everything in this box, smells good enough to eat. And I cannot wait to see what I receive in next month’s box.

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