Friday, 24 January 2014

Morning Rush

Overslept? Running late for work?

Today, I came home from work (nothing on but BB cream) and realised I really needed put on some make up before I headed out. Yeah, I was looking pretty scary. But I only had 5-10 minutes, JUST a bit more time than this morning. So, I thought I'd see what I could pick up and do before I ran for the train.

It actually worked really well, my make up-less work mornings, when I snooze too much may finally be saved!

In order of use:

 1.  Missha M Perfect Cover B.B. Cream SPF 42 PA+++ 21 Light Beige, 1.69oz, 50ml - for face and neck
 2. Lancome Concealer Correcteur in Beige Clair 02 - under eyes and spots
 3.SHU UEMURA Shu Uemura Liquid Eye Liner Pen Black - eyes
 4. Lancome Powder Blusher Rose Sable 02 - cheeks
 5. Eye lash curler
 6.Maybelline New York The Falsies Volum' Express Washable Mascara, Blackest Black, 0.25 Fluid Ounce

I will admit I didn't reapply the BB cream as I already had it on when I dashed out the door this morning, so I went straight to the Lancome concealer. So from steps 2-6, it took me about 5 minutes, I promise!
I don't imagine applying BB cream with fingers will be that much longer and concealer, depending how much and where you're concealer will alter your time.

Despite the rush, I still had time to fix my eyeliner quickly before I dashed out the door. But, you will notice in the list, I didn't use any lip colour. I always have a lip balm in my bag and today it was Vaseline Lip Therapy in Cherry Flavour.

So I just picked up my bag and applied this on my way. Unfortunately this doesn't have any colour, but it does give a nice, soft finish to my lips - which I thought, was better than nothing in my rush!

But to complete this look, I'd recommend a lip stain, or a lip butter. I should probably make sure my bags all have a lip butter instead! This is also something you can grab and apply on your way out!

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Napoleon Perdis Eye Pencil vs Lancome Kohl Eye Crayon

So, I said a longggg time ago, I would review the Lacome Paris Rose Edition Complete Make up Palette. I thought I would review each product separately, rather than in one long post, particularly because it has been a long time since the release of this palette. So, it's probably good to review these items separately so you would know my thoughts of individual products which you could try/purchase as this palette as a whole is no longer available. Firstly I'm going to talk about Kohl eye pencil.

When I first started using eye liners, I used pencils and crayons. Water liner was too scary. But once I got the hang of it, I switched between the two of them and then, pencils were pretty much banished. Or, when I literally ran out of times in the mornings, I'd run into the supermarket before work/uni and buy a eyeliner (as that would be the only thing that was open), swear to myself I'd get a proper make up bag in my bag, and quickly put on eyeliner with the pencil liner. But otherwise, my go to's were liquid and gel liners. One of the reasons that it has taken me so long to do a review for the palette is using up everything!

The Kohl Eye Crayon in Black, being one of the barely used items as pencils just wasn't something I regularly used. It is quite easy to glide on and staying power is alight, BUT it does smudge very easily. I did find, a bit might come off near my eye and need to be wiped away, which then causes a nice smudge on my face.

Napoleon Perdis Eye Pencil in Black

So I saw this boxed item sticking out of my make up box - I impulse purchased it when the gel liner was completely sold out a while ago and never really got around to using it. I tried it and felt what the hell, it seems really good so why not?

So when I saw this sticking out today, I thought I'd try it out and compare it to the Lancome crayon. I thought it glided on easier with similar staying power. I don't think this smudges as easily or as much, as the Lancome either. So if I was to go back and use eye pencils, I think it'd be Napoleon Perdis. I do think I might continue to use this for my waterlines in the future now that I've just rediscovered it, but the smudginess of the Lancome Kohl crayon wasn't as attractive.

Napoleon Perdis Eye Pencil $28 AUD according to Napoleon Perdis

Have you tried either one of these? What are your thoughts?

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Missha M Perfect Cover B.B Cream

So I've reviewed a number of BB Creams and I've got to say, so far, this is probably one of my favourite. my Piera was starting to leak everywhere (as I didn't close the lid properly one day) and I had to throw it out. But I honestly think Missha trumps it. You all probably read how I raved about Piera's BB cream too.

This BB Cream has chamomile extract which it claims will soothe your skin and act as an inflammatory, rosemary extract acting to calm your skin and hydraulic acid which helps to keep your skin moist.

This BB Cream comes in five different shades and I use No. 23, which at first I thought did look a little white. Of course, as with BB creams, it is a light coverage but I think it's great for an everyday, casual look. It's great to pair with some concealer if you have a couple of blemishes and does last a long time.

Another thing I love about it is the SPF. It's 42!  That means it decreases the need to reapply the BB cream for SPF purposes. Because it is light coverage, you may need to reapply depending how long you're out for. I do find that it does come in handy to reapply to look fresher, however I'm not bothered with just freshening up powder and blush if I'm not doing anything too special.

And by that, I don't mean an occasion that will warrant the need for foundation. So to clarify, I wear foundation for night or parties and BB cream for outings and general everyday. So if I'm out and about with the same group of friends throughout the day I generally don't think there's a need to reapply the BB cream. But after a morning of work and having sweated a bit. I did think washing my face and reapplying made it look a lot better.

Likewise, if I was going for a day to night look, I'd probably get a make up wipe and take off/reapply BB cream because it probably would need freshening up.

Packaging is quite interesting as there is a pump, but the cream is in a squeeze tube. Honestly, I'm not too sure why that's the case or the necessity for that. But it does mean the cream is stored with the cream going down towards the pump - which, isn't there a tube inside anyway? I'll report back when I'm finished and take it apart.

Information regarding the ingredients of M Perfect Cover B.B cream from Missha Australia