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LUSH Slap Stick Foundation Review & Swatches

LUSH Slap Stick Foundation Review & Swatches

LUSH Slap Stick Solid Foundation Review

 

Lush Foundation

 

 

As a hardcore fan of anything from Lush Cosmetics, it is safe to say I was a little over excited when I heard they were releasing a foundation. As always with Lush, the format of this foundation was never going to be stereotypical – it is literally an egg. Strange, but totally justified. As there is no packaging to this foundation (other than the cardboard recyclable box) there is no wastage or plastic involved. That being said it is still super easy to use as it has a peel-able wax holder.

Lush Foundation

“Each solid Slap Stick formula is partially dipped in peelable wax for your convenience, and will arrive in a handy recycled and recyclable cardboard box to ensure it’s in tip-top condition. By popping your foundation in a reusable container you’ll keep your product fresh – and do your bit for the planet too.

Plus, you can rest assured that your new foundation is 100% vegan and none of the beautiful ingredients inside have been tested on animals – just a squad of dedicated makeup lovers, passionate about skincare.”

 

Lush Foundation

 

So! On to the fun part! There are 40 shades available – yes 40 – and all are further categorised into undertones. This is genius! While 40 shades may seem a little overwhelming, Lush have made it super simple to match yourself. They have a “No Hassle Guide” to help break it all down, and if you are an Instagram user then you can literally hold your phone up to your face and match yourself. Amazing right!? Just open the Undertone story and get cracking!

 

 

 

“So you want a breathable foundation with buildable coverage and a natural neutral undertone – a foundation that looks incredible, feels invisible and does amazing things for your skin. But what you normally get is heavy foundation that clogs, cakes or doesn’t quite give you the coverage you want or the ingredients your skin would really appreciate. Until now.”

 

“Say hello to post-facial radiance – skin so dewy you could have just hit the spa and ingredients so luxurious they hydrate, soften and rejuvenate with every application. With 40 shades available (also with warm and cool undertones) to cater for every complexion, your skin’s never had it this good before.

Each Lush Slap Stick is an enriching, highly buildable blend of coveted artisan ingredients and pigment, packed with softening nut oils to make your complexion glow. This medium-coverage foundation, composed of 14% pigment and 45% Indonesian coconut oil, makes mask-like foundations a thing of the past, keeping your complexion looking fresh all day long at no compromise to your preferred level of coverage.”

 

And is it as incredible as it seems to be?

Lush FoundationIn my opinion, yes. It is definitely not a typical foundation in any shape or form. It definitely has a waxy texture to it that is not really comparable to typical liquid or cream foundations. However, it… is…. beautiful. It took me a while to figure out the best way to apply and blend this, but applying directly onto the skin and then blending with a damp beauty blender gave the most glorious finish. The result is so natural looking, but is pretty buildable if you are into a more fuller coverage. It warms onto the skin and blends beautifully. It definitely gives a radiant dewy finish, but is not greasy (which surprised me as looking at the ingredients it contains a lot of oils!). It lasts well and when it does start to wear down it fades and stays blended rather than breaking up or going patchy. Would I wear this for an evening event or night out? Probably not – for those I do prefer a more flawless and matte finish. But, for daily use, day time events (it screams festivals!) or any less intense looks this is so perfect.

 

Lush Foundation

 

At £16.95 it isn’t the cheapest foundation going, but I do think because of its format this will last for such a long time. I love the idea behind the packaging (or lack of), and when it comes down to the actual product – although applying it can feel very odd to start with – it blends beautifully, gives a stunning finish, works fabulously with other makeup products on top and has pretty good staying power. Another Lush Cosmetics win!!!

 

 

 

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Lush Foundation

 

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Obsession Makeup Customise Review

Obsession Makeup Customise Review

Obsession Makeup “Customise” Review

 

Obsession Swatches

 

 

So I actually need a cup of tea to write this one. The Obsession Palettes and Refills seemed a convenient and cheap way to get some potential daily products, but they are SO much more than that! I mean yes they are ridiculously affordable (£1-£2 each – and even cheaper in sales) but they are definitely not just cheap back ups. To be honest I don’t really know where to start – but let’s give it a go!

 

Obsession

“Shades that fit. Looks that stand out.”



Obsession Swatches



Eyeshadows

Obsession Swatches

 

It really is quite difficult not to get over excited when looking at the range of shades! The pigmentation is bang on and they blend like an absolute dream. These make it super easy to create every day natual looks but the brighter options look so stunning for a more “full on” look. I can’t quite put into words how in love with these I am!

 

 

Obsession Swatches

Obsession Swatches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Face

Obsession Swatches

 

So these were the last additions to my rapidly growing collection, and they are just as awesome as the rest. Not as much of a range as with the eyeshadows which would be expected but the pigmentation and blendability (not sure that’s a word) are just stunning. They have such a natural finish but are so buildable and just look fabulous.

 

Obsession Swatches

 

 

 


Palettes

Obsession Swatches

 

 

The palettes are almost as exciting as the shades themselves! There are quite a few colour options to choose from and various sizes. Again super affordable (£2-£8) and actually look rather chic! The shadows (bought as singles) “pop out” of their original packaging and easily “pop in” to the palette. A really handy feature is that the backs of the palettes are open, so you can still read the colour names.

 



So overall there really aren’t enough good things I can say about this whole collection! Such beautiful quality for such an affordable price! Just a word of warning – these are addictive!

Obsession Swatches

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Revolution X Soph Full Collection Review & Swatches

Revolution X Soph Full Collection Review & Swatches

Revolution X Soph Full Collection Review & Swatches

 

Revolution X Soph

 

 

I’m not sure if its’ appropriate to be quite as excited as I was about this collection, but after I tried the first Revolution X Soph collaboration I could not wait to get my hands on the new products! When Soph announced on her YouTube channel that she had created more products with Revolution and that they were being released that day, I was literally a woman on a mission. And they are so ridiculously beautiful! So here they all are!!

 


Revolution X Soph Eyeshadow Palette

Makeup Revolution Soph XThis is just a stunning palette. Such an incredible range of shades, I have already done a full review of this palette (click here for Full Review) but shades that are worth bringing up again are Cuppa Tea, Peaches, Pumpkin and Pine Tree. And Petrol. Just all of them!

Makeup Revolution Soph X

 

 

 

 

Revolution X Soph Swatches

 


Revolution X Soph Highlighter Palette

Makeup Revolution Soph XIf you have watched Sophs’ YouTube vidoes you will know that a highlighter palette was a must, and she definitely didn’t hold back! Again I have already included this palette in another review (click here for Full Review). Literally every shade is gorgeous, and any shades that are too light/dark to use as highlighters for your skin tone work fabulously as eyeshadows too!

Makeup Revolution Soph X

Revolution X Soph Swatches


Revolution X Soph Extra Spice Palette

OK, so now onto the new stuff. This palette is so freaking pretty! The shades are in some way bolder than the previous palette but are still so wearable.

Revolution X Soph Extra Spice

 

 

This paired with the tones of the first palette make the absolute dream team. The shade Cookie Dough is by far my favourite transition/crease shade I think I have ever used! Lakes is a stunning khaki tone and combined with the rose gold shimmer called Dreams these instantly grabbed my attention, but literally all of the colours are just beautiful.

 

 

 

Revolution X Soph Extra Spice

 

I love the reversed colour scheme used for the packaging, with the rose gold lid and pale pink writing (opposite to the first palette) and this one as with the first includes a full mirror. As always with Revolution eyeshadows the pigmentation is incredible, and at just £10.00 it really is too good to miss!

 

Revolution X Soph Extra Spice

 

Revolution X Soph Extra Spice Swatches

 


Revolution X Soph Lipsticks

Revolution X Soph Lipstick

Soph plus lipsticks just has to equal nude shades right? Exactly right. There are 3 shades to this collection and i am in love with every single one! The packaging is as cute as you could imagine, with the frosted pink bullet and rose gold lid. Also, these are £4.00! It’s madness!

 

 

Revolution X Soph Lipstick

 

Syrup is the lightest shade of the three and is a stunning pale nude with a brown undertone that looks so natural and elegant.

Cake is more of a rosey nude, and fortunately is my perfect “my lips but better” shade!

Fudge is the darkest shade and is a gorgeous rich brown nude.

 

Revolution X Soph Lipstick Swatches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Overall, I think it is safe to say I am obsessed with this collection. Even though I do have a fair amount of other palettes I genuinely think that for a beginner these palettes together are everything you would need to create SO many looks. Combining these eyeshadows with the popping highlight shades and beautiful nude lipsticks this collaboration is just absolutely genius! Congratulations Soph – you nailed it!!

Click here to shop Revolution

 

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Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer Review & Swatches

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer Review & Swatches

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer Review & Swatches

 

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define

 

I have finally got my hands on the hyped up Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer! These concealers were a pretty big launch from Makeup Revolution, and some are describing this as a dupe for the infamous Tarte Shape Tape Concealer (which is considerably more expensive!). So! Let’s dive in!

 

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define

 

Makeup Revolution Claims:
The concealer for everyone. 25 shades ranging from fair to deep, in cool, neutral and warm undertones. Lightweight yet full coverage concealer to cover blemishes, even skin tone and counteract dark circles, with a matte finish that won’t settle or accentuate fine lines and pores. Long wearing intense pigment that can also be used to contour and add definition. Our large doe foot applicator allows for smooth application that won’t drag on the delicate skin under your eyes.

 

 

 

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Swatches

 

Firstly, I think the shade range needs to be mentioned again…. 25 shades!? Absolutely incredible! I found my shades quite easily as I already have the Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation (Full Review Here) so that is a pretty accurate guide, but Makeup Revolution do have full shade descriptions :

C0 – pure white. For the fairest skin tones.
C0.5 – For fair skin tones with a pink undertone
C1 – For fair skin tones with neutral undertone
C2 – For fair skin tones with yellow undertone
C3 – For fair skin tones with neutral undertone
C4 – For light skin tones with pink undertone
C5 – For light skin tones with golden undertone
C6 – For light/medium skin tones with neutral undertone
C6.5 – For light/medium skin tones with a yellow undertone
C7 – For medium skin tones with peach undertone
C8 – For medium skin tones with a golden undertone
C8.5 – For medium skin tones with a yellow undertone
C9 – For medium skin tones with a peach undertone
C10 – For medium skin tones with a golden undertone
C10.5 – For medium skin tones with a yellow undertone
C11 – For medium/dark skin tones with a golden undertone
C12 – For medium/dark skin tones with a neutral undertone
C12.5 – For medium/dark skin tones with a golden undertone
 C13 – For dark skin tones with a warm undertone
C13.5 – For dark skin tones with a neutral undertone
C14 – For dark skin tones with a cool undertone
C15 – For dark skin tones with a neutral undertone
C16 – For dark skin tones with a warm undertone
C17 – For dark skin tones with a neutral undertone
C18 – For dark skin tones with a warm undertone

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define

 

So! Once you have found your shades the fun really begins! The first amazing thing about these beauties is the packaging. Slightly “fatter” than typical concealer packaging but I love it! Plus this allows for the mega doe foot applicator which is honestly epic (and for some reason ridiculously satisfying to look at….). This combined with the rose gold detailing I think the packaging in general is pretty perfect.

 

 

 

I have the shades C0, C2 & C6. While it may seem like quite a jump between C2 & C6 these are actually my perfect shades depending on whether I have fake tanned or not! And as with their foundation stick I just mix them together when I am somewhere in the middle. I also picked up the white mixer just in case and this is SO stunning! I tend to like my concealer to look as natural as possible on a day to day basis, but when I am doing more of a full face of makeup mixing C0 with C2 lightens everything up to cover and highlight under the eyes.

 

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Swatches
(Left to Right) C0, C2, C6

Of course it doesn’t really matter what the packaging is like (or shouldn’t anyway..) and it comes down to the actual product. Thankfully, this concealer is genuinely beautiful. The application is a dream (again, super satisfying using the giant doe foot!) and the consistency is so creamy. As far as coverage goes for me it is bang on. It is fairly full coverage, but doesn’t completely blank everything out. It blends out beautifully – I just use my finger – and doesn’t crease or break up throughout the day. If you are looking for a concealer that literally covers everything then this layers up brilliantly. I wouldn’t necessarily go with more than 2 layers of this as it may start to look a bit cakey, but it is really easy to build up. It does dry down fairly quickly so bare that in mind too.

 

 

Overall, I am obsessed. At £4.00 – yes, £4.00, the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer is absolutely genius. It is so easy to customize the coverage of this and the shades match perfectly. Even when building up the coverage it still looks natural! It really is just fabulous – more please!!!!

 

Click here to shop Conceal & Define

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define

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INIKA Liquid Foundation Review

INIKA Liquid Foundation Review

INIKA Liquid Foundation Review

 

INIKA Liquid Foundation

 

When it comes to Cruelty Free Foundations I have previously been a little set in my ways and haven’t branched out to try new products – until now! And starting with the INIKA Certified Organic Liquid Foundation, I love the finish am so relieved that this is a success! A beautiful foundation, it is right up my street!

INIKA Claims:

INIKA Certified Organic Liquid Foundation combines natural antioxidants, minerals and Certified Organic ingredients to hydrate and illuminate the skin.

 

INIKA Liquid Foundation - Swatches

INIKA’s description of their Liquid Foundation is short and sweet, but nicely rounds up what this foundation is all about. The finish is absolutely stunning, somewhere between matte and glowy – this gives the perfect balance of illuminating the skin without getting oily.

 

I would say this foundation has a medium coverage, but is so buildable. It looks SO natural and lasts amazingly well, and at the end of the day it wears down so naturally – no patchiness or separating in sight! Just perfect!! The consistency is fabulous as for me it is bang in the middle – not too runny to slide all over the place, but not too thick either keeping the natural finish. It gives the coverage without the cake!

 

 

INIKA Liquid Foundation - NudeThere are 8 shades in this foundation, all of which will suit any skin tone perfectly. While this isn’t a huge range of shades, the undertones in them are perfect. I have the shade “Nude”, and while there is a small amount of oxidisation, this was actually a great thing as the shade works beautifully with my pale yellow-toned skin. They have pretty detailed shade descriptions on the website so it is super easy to match yourself up!

 

INIKA Liquid Foundation

This packaging is so chic! It is almost a frosted matte black and the gold detailing gives an extra edge of class. The pump applicator makes it so easy to use and avoids any mess or product wastage. I use one good pump and this covers my entire face. At £33.00, it isn’t the cheapest foundation I have tried, but in my opinion is definitely worth the extra pennies – plus MeiKind have kindly given me a site wide 10% discount code for you below!

 

 

Due to its consistency a little goes a long way, and even though this a new foundation for me I already know I can depend on this when I need my skin to look good and last! The INIKA Liquid Foundation is a beautiful product from a beautiful brand – and going on the quality of this foundation I can’t wait to try out some more products from their collection!

 

Click here to shop INIKA

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INIKA Liquid Foundation

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