Mini S&G Haul/Review

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Lets talk Soap And Glory.
Soap and Glory have had my undying support ever since I jumped on the S&G shower/bath products bandwagon. I now keep at least one miniature 'clean girls' in my shower, needless to say I've never looked back. However even though I fell head over heels in love with all their shower gels and body lotions, soap and glory make up was unknown territory for me…until a few weeks ago.
After reading countless reviews on a lot of Soap and Glorys makeup products, I decided it was about time I got my hands on some of their things. As you can see I picked up the 'Supercat' eyeliner and the notoriously famous 'Kick Ass Concealer'.
Kick Ass Concealer- I suffer from really bad under eye circles, so I love to try different concealers to find which ones work best for me. The 'kick ass concealer' comes with two shades of concealer, and an under eye setting powder. So far, i've found that they work really well. The formula of them is very creamy, and I've found that they don't go cakey. I use the salmon shade under my eyes to counteract the blue, and the more yellow shade for any blemishes I have. The setting powder is white so it also brightens the under eye area as well as setting the concealer. It sets the concealer really well and on me it lasts all day.
Supercat eyeliner- I'm still very new to eyeliner and it's going to be a while until I master the Alexa Chung cat eye, so I need an eyeliner that is easy to use and a formula that doesn't fade or smudge throughout the day. This eyeliner meets those demands and more. It is a 'felt tip' like eyeliner, which I find is so much easier as you don't have to mess around with different brushes. It is really opaque and lasts all day without fading, which can't be said for other eyeliners I've tried. It's super easy to use and so perfect for all eyeliner newbies.
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Botanics BB Cream

Now that summer is officially upon us, it's time to make the transition from foundation to BB creams. I am a huge fan of BB creams, especially because I only really use light coverage foundations anyway. I can't say that I've tried many different BB creams, the list contains only two: Maybellines Dream Fresh BB Cream which I enjoyed for a while until I found this one from Boots' own range, 'Botanics'. 
I've had this BB cream for around a year now, and I use it most days and really enjoy using it. It is a light to medium coverage, however it can easily be built up if you prefer a heavier coverage.
Like I said, I've owned this BB for around a year now and it hasn't caused any massive breakouts and my skin seems to respond really well to it. I like to use the Real Techniques Buffing Brush to blend it into my skin as I've found that it applies much more evenly when blended with a brush instead of my fingers. It doesn't emphasise any dry patches I have and leaves a dewy finish which is perfect for summer!
Another thing that makes it perfect for the sunny months is that it has an spf of 30, which means it will really protect your skin from the sun.
I have it in the shade 'light' and it matches my complexion perfectly. The only downside is that they don't have a very wide shade range, I think there are only three shades, light, medium and dark, which means it may be hard to find a colour match. 

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Summer suited lipstick choices

Left to right: Ohh La La, Brighton Rock

Topshop lipsticks and I have a love hate relationship. Sometimes, I absolutely adore them and can't stop using them, and other times they find themselves right at the back of my lipstick collection. 
Topshop lipsticks are semi matte, which is why I think I go through phases with them, as matte lipsticks really aren't my cup of tea mainly because they feel like they are drying my lips out. Give me a really moisturising lipstick that's more on the glossy side and I'll snap it up, whereas with matte lipsticks it's a whole different story. However I've found that the formula of these lipsticks isn't whatsoever drying, and as they aren't completely matte I really like using them
Ohh La La is a peachy shade, with an almost neon tone to it. I'm not really in to wearing really bold lipsticks so I like to apply a little bit and then blend out with my fingers for a much more toned down look. 
Brighton Rock is a very bold fuchsia pink, which similar to Ohh La La, I only apply a little bit of, which leaves a really pretty pink on my lips, without going too far out of my comfort zone.
Topshop seem to have expanded their shade range, so if neither of these really suit your fancy, I can guarantee you will be able to find one you like in the shop. 
I think these are perfect for spring/summer when you want to put away all the dark purples and reds and crack open the bright, fun colours for the sunny seasons. 
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