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21.5.17

Bourjois Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue Concealer

Hi everyone,

As you may have seen if you saw last week's 'Everyday Makeup Look' post, the Boujois Radiance Reveal concealer is a favourite of mine for hiding those pesky under eye circles. However, I think everyone must have the same opinion and I have sure read my fair share of rave reviews of this product, but unfortunately that means it can be so difficult to get hold of! Shade one seems to be the most popular and I have tried to track it down in multiple Boots and Superdrug stores as well as online, but it's always sold out. Last time I was in Boots and surprise surprise there were no shade one Radiance Reveal concealers to be seen, so I decided to try something different and reached for the Boujois Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue concealer. Both concealers are from the same brand so how do they compare?

The packaging is very similar to the Radiance Reveal concealer and comes with a doe foot applicator. I'm not that fond of these when it comes to concealers for covering blemishes but this is very much a concealer with a brightening effect so I would only use it for under my eyes. 

The concealer itself contains vitamins C, E and B5 which are there to help reduce the signs of fatigue and brighten the skin. I chose shade 51 Light which is the lightest shade as I really wanted to achieve that bright eyed look and I can certainly say that I was happy with the results. The darkness under my eyes was significantly reduced and the concealer provided a healthy glow without being too OTT. 

The texture of the concealer is lovely and creamy and provides decent coverage without feeling heavy or caked on. I also like that it blends in seamlessly and just seems to sink into the skin, although I did find it clung a little to some dry patches that I had just under my eyes. 

There is also a slight fruity sent which I wasn't overly keen on and I would have preferred the concealer to be scent free but this isn't something that would stop me from using it and it does fade away quickly.

Overall, the Bourjois Healthy Mix concealer is a winner with me and I would happy switch between this and the Radiance Reveal concealer depending on which was available.

Have you tried the Bourjois Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue concealer? What are your thoughts on it?

Thanks for reading,

Hannah xx


14.5.17

Every Day Makeup Routine For Work

Hi everyone,

It's quite a while since posted about my every day makeup look and it has changed quite a lot over the last few months. I now use a lot fewer products in my daily routine and this has not only saved me time and money, but I think it gives me a lot fresher and more natural look.

I usually start by using Benefit Porefessional primer which I just apply using my fingers to blend it in. Having oily skin means that it is essential for me to use a primer, otherwise I find my makeup halfway down my face by lunch time. Porefessional isn't one of the cheaper options but I don't mind investing in it and it's one I always go back to as it really works and helps my makeup apply much better. Once I have my face primed and ready to go I apply my concealer. I have been using Bourjois Radiance Reveal under my eyes and Estee Lauder Double Wear to cover any redness and blemishes.  


I apply my concealer before my foundation because at the moment I am using BareMinerals Bare Pro foundation. This is a big change for me as I always used to use a liquid foundation such as Estee Lauder Double Wear or Nars Sheer Glow. At first I really didn't like BareMinerals and thought that it would never be able to provide enough coverage and I wasn't used to such a powdery texture. I like is so much more now I have got used to it and it's great for a more natural and light weight every day look. As it is a powder, I have found it best to apply my concealer first and then use my foundation over the top so that it can act as a two in one to set the concealer in place as I would have done with a finishing powder before.

Once I have my base, I then apply my blusher and highlighter. Recently, I have been using a rediscovery which is MAC in Springsheen and then the Topshop highlighter in Sunbeam for a lovley golden glow which is really nice now we are heading into the warmer months. 


For eye makeup I like to keep things really simple when I am in a rush to get ready for work in the morning. I literally use the Bourjois Kohl and Contour eyeliner along my bottom lash line and smudge it out using the Sigma E05 eyeliner brush. For mascara, I am using Benefit Roller Lash at the moment but I often swap between this and They're Real or Lancome Hypnose Drama.


 Finally, I finish the look off by filling in my brows. Gimme Brow has been a long time favourite of mine but I find that they do dry out quite quickly and at £18.50 each they aren't cheap. That's why I have gone back to using Brow Zings and I have to say I have been really enjoying using it and think I can get a much more defined and natural brow. Sorry Gimme Brow but I don't think I will be going coming back to you anytime soon!

Which products do you use in your every day makeup routine? Do you like to go for a minimal, natural look or something more put together?

Thanks for reading,

Hannah xx

PS Just a quick note to say I am on holiday for the next two weeks and although there will still be new posts each Sunday, I may be a little slow to reply to comments or emails. I will catch up as soon as I am back :) 

7.5.17

NOTD OPI My Chihuahua Bites

Hi everyone,

So I can't lie, the thing that first drew me to this gel polish was the name! I wouldn't recommend this approach for choosing all your nail polishes or gels but it just made me chuckle and I think it suits the shade well.

Apart from the name, the actual gel is a really nice, bright red / orange colour. I wanted something a bit brighter as the weather is getting warmer and it is staying light in the evenings and as summer approaches I am so over the darker wintery shades. My Chihuahua Bites is the perfect feel good colour and I surprisingly didn't have one too similar in my collection :) 


What do you think of this shade? Is it one that you would wear?

Thanks for reading,

Hannah xx
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