My favourite make up combo this week was Day 1. Here’s why:
Although I loved my make up, so far I am not seeing the hype around the Angel Veil primer by Nyx. For me this primer did not give me results that I haven’t had with other primers. Yes it evened out my skin texture and provided a nice base for the foundation, but having worn the Shiseido foundation before without primer, I wouldn’t say the Angel Veil provided longevity to the foundation. I will keep experimenting with it, but for now it’s nice for a skin prepping base only.
This Shiseido foundation is their top of the range foundation. It claims to have anti-ageing properties that restore and revitalise the skin. It is non-comedogenic and Dermatologist-tested. Ingredients include brightening ingredient 4MSK, SkingenecellEnmei , Hokkaido Angelica Root Extract, Uji Green Tea Extract, and Oshima Sakura Leaf Extract. This foundation is by far the most expensive I’ve ever purchased (approximately $120 AUD), but it is definitely worth it. I can’t comment on the benefits as I haven’t been using it long enough, but applying it and wearing it all day sure does feel fab! The finish is almost a slight powdery soft matte, yet comfortable and long lasting (it basically looked the same at 6pm as it did at 8am)! The coverage is medium to full, and I didn’t notice it clung to dry patches or caked at all. The cons? Obviously the price, and the smell! For a high end brand/product that claims to do wonderful things for the skin, I think the fragrance is it’s downfall.
The Innisfree SPF 50+ sunscreen is nice and I feel well protected when wearing it. It can show a grey/white cast when applying but after a few minutes it for the most part sinks into the skin nicely. I do like to use this when my foundation is a shade too dark, as when mixed the sunscreen slightly lightens my foundation. It isn’t greasy or uncomfortable at all.
This illuminating palette is versatile, with different shades to choose from. I use these shades mostly as blushes as they give a really nice sheen to the cheeks. I got this 50% from Sportsgirl for $13 and I can see I’ll get a lot of use from it.
Not much to say about Butter Glosses other than yummy smell, great glossy texture, perfect amount of colour, and great price!
I am loving this Very Vegan mascara; it is comparable to the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara, only with a thicker wand than the Tarte (and a nicer price tag)! Doesn’t transfer, buildable, and lasts all day.
The Savvy clear brow gel is a staple, does the job and lasts all day. Very inexpensive too.
Overall I loved this combo as the foundation transforms the skin into something special (it would want to for that price)! It was a shame to wash my face at the end of the day, but the great thing about make up…..you can reapply the next day 🙂