My current beauty favourites are inspired by my recent updates in the base make up category. Yes, I'm officially one of those people who gets to choose which foundation to wear in the morning depending on mood/occasion/how bad my skin is and the like. I'm still only choosing between two (and I think I might have one mouldy third option in a drawer somewhere) but still, what a luxury! The brand of the moment is L'Oreal, and like everyone else I have jumped on 'dat sculpting hype', so that is what the majority of this post is about. Because along with a new foundation comes a whole host of other base products, purely because of effective marketing, thrifty discounts and my weak will...
I'll be honest, it was only the alluring 3 for 2 offer on L'Oreal products that tempted me into buying a new foundation, but it turned out to be a useful purchase! The L'Oreal Infallible 24H-Matte foundation is all of the things it says on the tube: it has a matte finish, it's long lasting, and it has medium-full coverage that does make your skin look infallible. I normally steer clear of anything above light coverage because I'm so pale, but for a night out I can get away with this fuller coverage, and it helps me out by not budging for the entire night! It's particularly long lasting when I set it with the L'Oreal True Match Powder, which happens to be a slightly lighter shade (Golden Ivory) so it balances out the heaviness of the foundation quite nicely. It presses on so smoothly with my Real Techniques Powder Brush as well!
I'm nervous about putting anything on my face that involves darker shades; I don't think I've ever used bronzer in my life, and I use my Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar contouring palette so sparingly for the fear that I will look tangoed. So, the L'Oreal Infallible Sculpt Contouring Palette was a bold move on my part. But I must say, if I can use this sculpting palette effectively then anyone can. It helps that it comes with its own guide of where to apply the creamy contour and highlighter based on which face shape you have. Then all you have to do is blend blend blend for the desired 'these are just my cheekbones' effect. I can imagine that for seasoned sculptors the final effect might be a little too subtle (though it can be layered for more definition). But if you're nervous about breaking into the sculpting routine, then definitely give this L'Oreal palette a try.
I mentioned in my post about empty beauty products that I was keen to try the Max Factor Creme Puff Blush purely because of how stunning the marbled two-tone powder looks. So well done Max Factor on your product design - it worked! Luckily for me, this blusher is also the perfect colour (Lovely Pink) to add some life to my face, and you don't need to apply too much to get a healthy pinky glow. The gold flecks really do add warmth as well, which is perfect as summer approaches. I apply it with my Real Techniques Blush Brush.
Have you used any of these products? What do you think of them?
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