Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Laura Mercier Mineral Powder- LOVE LOVE LOVE

Totally love this product......Laura Mercier Mineral Powder SPF15 (I use it in Natural Beige)

I wear this everyday- it gives a very natural finish to my skin. You can wear this on its own and apply with a kabuki brush for more coverage. I use it over my Nars Sheer Glow foundation or the Laura Mercier Oil Free Liquid Foundation- I switch between the two products!

This mineral powder is by far the best powder I have used. It buffs away my big pores and doesn't leave a chalky finish to the face like some powders do.It takes away the shine but it also doesn't make your face look totally matte so it gives a really nice glow.

I have never tried i.d BareMinerals before and I heard it was very good but I am so happy with LM Mineral Powder that I am hesitant to try another brand! If anyone has tried both- please let me know what you think.

I will be purchasing the Laura Mercier Finishing Powder too- I love all her face products so far!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Beauty Experiments....

My first Chanel purchase- I was never really into the Chanel range...a bit boring and a tad too expensive for me. But I thought I would give their foundations a go this week. I bought the Pro Lumiere (for my shiny face) but it was recommended you go for the Vita Lumiere if you have dry skin.

Anyway I found it to be...OK only. I guess I am comparing it to Nars Sheer Glow and Laura Mercier Oil Free Hydrating Foundation- which are my favourites! Pro Lumiere is good but for the price I will still prefer the Nars or LM foundations. I wouldn't repurchase again.

I also bought a lipgloss/lipstick from Chanel (Rouge Allure Laquer no. 72) which is a really beautiful red colour. It is so bright red but it makes my teeth look super white! Even when it fades it gives a nice natural red stain at the end of the day. I like the wand applicator so it's very easy to apply straight onto the lips. The texture is very hydrating but not sticky. BEWARE- it still smudges so be extra careful of red teeth!

Lately my skin has been problematic- lumps, bumps and dry, flaky skin. Very annoying. Decided to try this sample pack -SKINFOOD's Black Sugar Mask. It smells like lemons and looks like brown sugar mixed with honey or something strange. Very course and I feel like it's going to irritate my skin even more and my skin felt tight. I had to apply a super moisturising cream afterwards. Rodium Glam Balm is my saviour! I recommend this to anyone- it's much better than the Egyptian Magic Cream.

Finally- I managed to dye my hair! My roots were so horrible. I tried Schwarzkopf Coloriste Hair Dye in Chocolate Brown. It ended up being more like a Jet Black! Pair it with my pale white skin- I kinda look like Morticia from the Adams Family! haha

Stay tuned for more beauty experiments..........