Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation // Review

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This post is going to be a review of the new Urban Decay All Nighter foundation.  As most of you know, I’m ghostly pale which means finding foundations that go pale enough for me is a mission in itself.  I wanted to try this foundation ever since it came out and finally got around to trying a sample (and then purchasing it for myself).  For reference, I’m shade Shell in Estee Lauder Double Wear and I wear 0.5 in UD.

The foundation itself is FULL coverage and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone wanting a natural finish to their look.  It reminds me of the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation without the cakey-ness and flash back that comes with it (as UD All Nighter contains no SPF).

I found the best way to apply the foundation was with a flat topped kabuki brush to apply most of the product and then perfect the look with a damp beauty blender.  I love the finish of this foundation and I find that it sits really nicely on my skin.  Due to it being full coverage I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone who is suffering from dry skin – especially if it’s odd patches as it will cling to it without perfect moisturisation.

To conclude I have fallen in love with this foundation and it is my new go to!  What foundations have you tried recently (especially if you’re pale like me!)

img_0888Here’s my face in its full HD glory to show how perfect this foundation sits on my skin!

Lots of love

Rhia xo

Limecrime and Zoeva // Cult Product Haul

Hi Guys,

Sorry for the gap of a week, I’ve got three assignments due in all at the same time and it’s getting pretty intense!  This post is a mini haul of two products – not really a haul but still!

I purchased both these products from Love Makeup this Monday and they arrived yesterday – super speedy even with basic postage!

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Lime Crime Diamond Crushers – Choke

This is such a beautiful lipstick, technically a lip topper.  I’ve had my eye on this product since they were first sneaked by Lime Crime and I had to pick up the shade Choke first (I’m totally going to get more though!).  It’s a white glitter with a pink and blue shift which looks totally stunning on its own on the lips or on the top of another product.  This can also be used as a highlight, on the eyelids or to completely cover your face in! watch out work Christmas party ^.^  The packaging is stunning and feels sturdy as its got some weight to it.  It’s hard to get a picture of the shade so I recommend looking at the Lime Crime website to watch the videos on each of the shades before purchasing just so you can see the different shade shifts.

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Zoeva En Taupe Palette.

This palette I picked up on a whim as it was in my recommended, retailing at a tiny £18 I thought I’d give it a go! The shadows shimmer shadows are creamy and pigmented and the matte shadows are lovely but a tiny bit chalky.  The colours are perfect for me and I can see this becoming a staple in my collection.

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Sorry for the short post, I’ll be back at normal blogging speed next Wednesday after my submission date I promise.

Love

Rhia xo

img-20161129-wa0006.jpgHere’s a picture of Hektor giving me the side eye because I’m writing a blog post instead of doing my work!

 

Makeup of the Day – Work Style!

Hi Guys

So todays MOTD is a look that is usually my go-to look for work, some may call it my no makeup-makeup look! 

For this look I used two new products from my drug store haul the other day with amazing results.  Firstly the MUA baked highlighter, this highlighter is off the scale, its amazing, so cheap £3!  The next product was the MUA brow mascara in mid brown, this gave me a really full but natural brow look which is still on 12 hours later at 6pm.

   
Sorry for the bathroom shot, my husband was still asleep when I took this! 

Products Used

  • Foundation – Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
  • Concealer – Mac Pro Longwear Concealer
  • Powder – Mac Prep and Prime Translucent Setting Powder
  • Blush – Benefit Dandelion
  • Bronzer – Benefit Hoola
  • Eyeshadow – Naked 2 Palette
  • Brows – MUA Brow Mascara
  • Mascara – Benefit They’re Real 
  • Lips – Mac Whirl Lipliner and Mac Twig Lipstick
  • Highligher – MUA Baked Highlighter

Brushes used are the Real Techniques brushes, the NARS Ita brush, and the Beauty Blender ❤

  
This is the product shot (Minus the Benefit Bronzer/Blush)! The only difference is that I changed the highlighter to the MUA one as the Revolution on wasn’t very pigmented.

Can we just take a minute to adore this highlight… £3 really.

  

 

Heres an out-take from yesterdays eyelash tutorial which includes lovely Apollo trying to eat the eyelashes! ❤ 

 

What’re your beauty essentials for a work day? 

Rhia xo