Saturday, 29 December 2012

Model Paloma Faith's unique look in your everyday life!



2012 drew a whole new generation of pop icons and Paloma Faith was one of them. With her amazing voice she has won herself hundreds of fans and has become known worldwide.

Follow the easy step by step tutorial to find out how she creates her look and inject a bit of stardom into your life!

To emulate her unique look you'll need the following staple items:
  • Max Factor Facefinity foundation
  • Rimmel ScandalEyes mascara
  • 17 Matte powder
  • MyFace Slinky eyeliner
  • Rimmel Glam Eyes Quad eyeshadow in Black Cab
  • Rimmel Professional Eyebrow pencil in Hazel
  • YSL lipstick in Rouge Volupte
  • Foundation brush
  • Powder brush
  • Blusher brush
  • MyFace blusher in Paradisio Pink 


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Create a smokey gold eyeshadow look, perfect for the new year

Create a amazing twist on the original smokey eye with this smokey gold tutorial.

What do you think? Post your views or what style you'd like to emulate!
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Friday, 28 December 2012

Make your hair stand out with a fab snake braid tutorial

With the new year coming up we all want a new look that marks us out from the crowd. So how about a snake plait?

Follow the video for step by step instructions

Just to recap:
  • Braid your hair like normal with two plaits on each side of your head by the ear
  • Take the middle section of the plait in one hand and the two ends in your other hand
  • Pull the two ends tight so they form a snake like form
  • Voila off you go!
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Look like Jessie J in under ten minutes

Jessie J is one of the biggest stars in the popsphere and who wouldn't want to be her?

Well I can't let you take over her life for a day, but I can show you how to create her makeup look.

Your essential kit includes:


  • Max Factor face finity foundation
  • Elizabeth Arden bronzer
  • Barbara Daly peaches and cream blusher
  • Bourjois highlighter
  • Benefit They're Real mascara
  • New Cid Cosmetics I-Line Kohl pencil
  • Miss sporty Quad eyeshadow in brown eyes
  • Avon Range of Rose lipgloss
  • Foundation brush
  • Blusher brush

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Friday, 21 December 2012

Welcome to a interview with Beautyfulfilled.com

  Welcome to chapter 2 of my interviews with some of the top beauty bloggers. In this chapter you'll find out more about the editor of Beauty Fulfilled, her thoughts on blogging and what really makes her happy.


What inspired you to start your blog? My other half pushed me to start a blog & I'm so glad that he did! I've always been obsessed with beauty products, cosmetics, skincare - you name it! And my blog allows me to share my thoughts & finds with everyone else. They say, sharing is caring ;)

What is your favourite aspect of blogging? Blogging is almost like therapy, I love it! It lets me share my favourite products not only with my family & friends, but with everyone that wants to read it. I think blogging has opened my eyes into all the great brands out there. Before I used to buy a lot of high end makeup but over the years of blogging I've realised that there are so many drugstore/high street brands out there which are a fraction of the price.

Where do you see yourself in ten years? In 10 years I would like to see myself happy - that's all I want in life. I'd like to think that I'd be married with kids :)

How would you suggest newbies build up their blog in order to receive press samples/invites? For those starting out a blog, I wouldn't recommend blogging to get samples - I get press releases sent to me every day but unless a product really stands out for me, then I'll review it. However, the best advice I could probably give you is to blog for yourself & because you enjoy it - people will see it in your writing :)

What is your favourite post? Oooh, this is a difficult one! I think one of my favourite blog posts will have to be my review of the YSL Touche Eclat Foundation - it has been one of my favourite finds & I'm so glad I got to share it on my blog!

Tell me in 50 words your ultimate blog moment? My ultimate blog moment has to be when I got shortlisted for a Cosmo Blog Award 2012! Till this day, I still can't believe it!

Do you prefer to write articles or review products? I prefer a mixture. Sometimes I will do a FOTD & sometimes I will review products. It all depends on how I'm feeling on that day.

How did your blog become so popular? This may sound really funny but I don't think my blog is popular?! Lol! I read lots of beauty blogs that have been around for years. I think the key to blogging is to do it because you love it & go from there :) If I had 1000 readers I would blog & on the other hand, if I had 10 readers, I would still blog :)

Check out Chapter 1: A interview with The Nailasaurus here

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17 blusher in first flush review





17 blusher in first flush is a small circular pot in a vibrant hot pink shade.

As there's no brushes included I used my own brush to apply sweeping it in the powder.

I only applied the product once and immediately my cheeks were flushed with a very bright pink. I did feel that there was probably too much colour and I had to work hard to rub it into my cheek. A rosey look is nice but looking like you've run three miles around the block isn't really such a good look.

You can buy this blusher for under fiver as part of the 17 range which adds good value for money

The 17 blusher is a reasonable pot of blush but is quite difficult to get a minimal look.



I'll give it a 3/5

Advantages
•Good value for money
•Gives quite a intense flushed look
•A little really does go a long way !

Disadvantages
•The resulting look may be a little over the top for some people who prefer their makeup more natural

What do you think? Be the first to comment!


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L'Oreal powder blusher review




L'Oreal powder blush in 120 is a delightful little pot of rosey warmth.

Inside the blush hides a small compartment with a blusher brush and mirror. This is a great little touch for applying on the go saving money and space.





When applying to the brush just the right amount of powder is transferred which makes for a pretty shimmery glow.

All in all a lovely little package with everything you need from shimmer to a mirror and a brush.




I'll give it a 4/5

Advantages
•Comes with a brush and a mirror allowing for easy application on the go
•Gives a lovely shimmery glow
•The blusher isn't too heavy and lasts all day

Disadvantages
•Can't think of anything

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Sunday, 16 December 2012

An interview with the editor of Nailasaurus.com


I wanted to bring you, my dedicated readers a series of interviews from the top beauty bloggers on the Internet. 

Inspired by their originality, witty words or interesting style I wanted to find out more and now I'm sharing it with you. Here's episode 1: An Interview with The Nailasaurus



What inspired you to start your blog? 
I stumbled across nail blogs in late 2009 and I couldn't get enough of them. I was reading all the blogs I could every day but I still wanted more. I wanted to see a blog that posted nail art every day but there was only one I knew of at the time - http://www.thedailynailblog.com/ - so I figured if I wanted to see more, there must be other people out there who did too. So after a few months practising nail art, I finally started The Nailasaurus in April 2012 where I posted nail art every single day and I guess someone thought I was worth a read!

What is your favourite aspect of blogging?
I think the best part about blogging is being involved in an online community of people that share a lot of your passions. So far I haven't spoken to anyone in the community that I didn't have more than nail art in common with. Whether it's food and shopping habits or movies and music - we always have something to chat about!

Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Wow, I haven't really thought about it! If you asked me three years ago where I would be today I would never have guessed I'd be a 'nail blogger'! At the moment I'm just taking things a day at a time and waiting to see where they lead me!

How would you suggest newbies build up their blog in order to receive press samples/invites?
Don't assume it's your right as a blogger to receive freebies. You have to have something to offer the other party (i.e. a dedicated readership) so focus on making your blog the best it can be and building your online audience. If you have a good blog, those opportunities will find you. It's important to be original and, though it sounds corny, be yourself! It's obvious when someone is in it for the freebies and normally those blogs fizzle out in less than a year.

What is your favourite post?
That is such a hard question! Probably my gradient nails tutorial. I still get lovely emails and tweets all the time from people who have managed to 'nail' the technique after picking up some tips from that post. It's just great to know that people are finding my words and pictures helpful.

Tell me in 50 words your ultimate blog moment?
I think it was when my Studded Manicure which was inspired by a Michael Kors dress was featured on the designer's official Facebook and Twitter pages. That was definitely a good day!

Do you prefer to write articles or review products?
Neither! I've never been much of a writer so I rely on my pictures a lot on my blog. Most of my posts are a bit of chat with 3 or 4 pictures of my nails and that's how I blog!

How did your blog become so popular?
I honestly couldn't tell you. I like to think it's a case of 'you reap what you sow'. I work really hard hard on my blog and it's something I enjoy doing so in return, I gets a great response from my audience.

Finally, any other tips?
Nope :)
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Does Nip Fab Dark Circle Fix live up to the promise?



It's a problem that strikes many of us through fatigue and late nights or for those lucky ones (or unlucky) family inheritance. The dreaded dark circles curse many, but how do we get rid of them?

There are many creams, lotions and potions on the market which are targeted at dark circles but do they really work?

Nip and Fab Dark Circle cream is a triple action formula that aims to reduce the appearance of puffiness and helps reduce premature ageing.

Included are significant ingredients such as:
  • Red algae to target dark circles
  • Tetra peptite reduces the look of puffiness
  • Shea butter to hydrate and soften
The product comes in quite a small bottle with a easy to use push squirt nozzle. There is detailed information on the back and the product itself is almost gel like with small white bits inside.

Now I bought this product because of a review I read on another blog so I was expecting something good to happen. Despite using this product for over a month religiously applying every night I saw no change in my eye area.

I've always had quite sensitive skin but puffiness was never a problem so I was testing it more for the dark circles kill factor. I'm sad to see that it didn't live up to my expectations and that I'll have to apply concealer for another Christmas!

I'll give it a 0/5!












Advantages
  • Easy to use
Disadvantages
  • I didn't feel the product lived up to its ultimate promise
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Friday, 14 December 2012

Beauty UK Posh Polish in Intergalactic: The ultimate festival nail polish



It's Sparkle all the way with Beauty UK's new range of Posh Polishes.

Posh Polish is a rich combination of red green and yellow glitter which really envokes the colours of the festive season.

I applied the polish literally and it was quite thin on the first coat but had more coverage on the second application. It will probably look better as a overcoat on another colour such as pink or red.

The polish did unfortunately start peeling a day or so in and i'm left with a few nails with only half the polish remaining.

At just over £3 this is a fantastic bargain product that you can pick up in most high street stores. It's a fantastic imitation of a rather more expensive Nails Inc glitter polish and will look great on top of another colour.

I'll give it a 3.5/5



Advantages
  • Great festive colour
  • Cheaper imitation of more expensive Nails Inc varnish
  • The glittery polish will look fantastic on top of another colour
Disadvantages
  • Bit too thin to be used as a standalone polish
  • Chipped quite easily
So what do you think of this article? Be the first to comment!
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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Win a amazing Lancome Hypnose gift set



Lancome Hypnose mascara is reknown for its excellence as a mascara and now you can test its magic in this fantastic competition.

Rated five stars by many you won't want to miss this competition.

The mascara is accompanied by Le Crayon Kohl eyeliner and a mini sized Bi-Facil instant cleanser.

To enter just follow the rafflecopter instructions. Good luck :O)

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Win a gorgeous Nivea Pearl shine set!

So the long cold nights are drawing in and what more do you want on a night like that but a boiling hot bath.



So with a Nivea beauty set up for grabs you'll be lounging in luxury in no time with silky moisturising goodness.

The set includes a Nivea Pearl and beauty cream oil, Nivea Pearl and Beauty 48h underarm anti perspirant and a Nivea Pearly shine lip balm - perfect to revive and add a shine to those chapped lips.

To win just follow the steps on the Rafflecopter :) Good luck

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Monday, 10 December 2012

L'Oreal Paris Color Infallible Sahara Treasure review





 As Christmas is coming we all want to look our sexiest and what better way to do it then with L'Oreal Paris Color Infallible eyeshadw in Sahara Treasure.

Set in a small pot with simple packaging this dusky gold brown comes in a powder that can be easily spread onto the eyelid. The powder feels velety smooth and my finger really sinks into the powder with no resistance. There's no brush included but I'd recommend using your fingers as the eyeshadow loses most pigmentation when applied with a bruish. As the shadow is so sheer you can increase the depth of the colour by wetting your eyelid beforehand or just take it as it comes.



Once applied the colour doesn't seem as strong as in the pot and has more of a gold apperance. I felt this was a nice eyeshadow but lacked the intensity I believed the new range would have.

I'll give it 3/5



Advantages
  • Has a nice dusky brown gold colour
  • Can be used as it comes or on wet skin to create a more intense colour
  • Easy to apply
Disadvantages
  • I didn't think the colour was as intense as it should've been
  • The powder broke up very easily
What do you think of the new range?
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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

L'Oreal Million Lashes Diamond (Diamantissime) Mascara Review: Does it sparkle like a diamond?



L'Oreal Volume Million lashes claims to extend and add volume whilst adding shine to your eyelashes.

The mascara comes in a attractive tube with a mixture of black and gold colouring and sparkly labelling.



The plastic brush is slightly longer then most mascaras and can cover all of your lashes in one stroke. I felt there was a minimal uplift but the coverage was good and there was no clumping. My bottom lashes looked a lot more defined and I feel the mascara worked really well in that aspect.

On examining the brush I couldn't see much in the way of sparkle and very little glitz was apparant on my top lashes. On the bottom however the glitter came out slightly better.

Overall a reasonable mascara that has some benefits and some downfalls. I'll give it a 3/5


















Advantages
  • Nice packaging
  • Really does define the bottom lashes
  • Large brush means easy coverage
Disadvantages
  • I didn't feel much glitter was added despite its claim
  • My top lashes were defined but there wasn't as much volume as I was expecting there to be
You can find L'Oreal Million Lashes Diamantissime as part of a gift if you spend £15 on L'Oreal in Boots stores. Get shopping now !
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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Exclusive *An interview with top indian celebrity blogger Miss Malini! * Exclusive

Today I have a treat for you! 
A interview with India's hottest celebrity blogger Miss Malini. If you've ever wondered what her hot makeup tips are or whether she thinks cheap makeup is just as good as expensive brands then read on!

What's your best beauty tip?
My best beauty tip is a quick fix for tired eyes. I find that putting on some kajal, mascara and lip gloss can brighten up my look instantly, just be sure to find a nice smudge proof kajal (so far I like Lakm√©'s new Eyeconic Kajal and Curling Mascara to do the trick.) When I want to create a dramatic winged eye liner effect I use the L'Oreal Paris Instant Impact Felt Liner so I have greater control on the shape of the liner. I love that look for a night out! For my lips I like Mac's Spice lipliner to fill in my whole lip and top up with an Ample Pink gloss. Also ALWAYS remember to moisturize before applying makeup, and to take off your makeup at night... no matter how tired you are! 
Do you think cheap makeup is just as good as expensive brands?
I think it depends on the product, some less expensive brands have great products but I would advise testing them on your skin first to see if they suit you. When it comes to skin primers and concealer I find the more expensive ones to be more effective. I love Esteé Lauder's concealer because it blends so brilliantly.
What is your favourite make up piece of all time?
My favorite piece of makeup has always been my kajal pencil. On days when I don't have time to put on any other makeup, or when I want to give my skin a break, all I do is swipe on a little kajal and I feel better looking in the mirror. I never leave home without it!

Where do you get your inspiration for your look?
My look has changed over the years from dark lips to a more girly, glossy one. It's something I became fond of from all the times I've had my makeup done professionally, and tips I've picked up along the way. I've learned a lot about what suits my skin, and since mine tends to be oily I generally avoid heavy foundation. Often I'll experiment with hot colors of the season, but I've always liked a bold eye with lots of kajal and mascara. I guess that comes from growing up seeing my mom always wear kajal when she went out :)
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Stop your makeup smudging wth Collection 2000 Fix Me Up Long lasting makeup fixer



So you've spent hours on your makeup and you're all ready to hit the town. Hours in your makeups all smudged and you've lost your post outing inner glow. So what do you do? Do you try those makeup fixer products that are now available.

More to the point are they any good?

Collection 2000 Fix ME Up Long Lasting Makeup fixer comes in a small black bottle with headline pink labelling. After applying my makeup I placed the fixer around 3 inches from my face and sprayed from my forehead to my chin including my eyes (closed of course). Many people may worry about their makeup smudging but I didn't experience any running, even from my mascara.

As the purpose of this product is to fix your makeup I took another photo later on ni the evening to see how well my makeup had stayed on. The result was clear; my makeup had definitely faded and didn't have the strong colours of newly applied makeup. However my makeup hadn't run or gone south so ni that there is a small victory!

I'll give it a 3/5
 Straight after application                                                                           Evening version

















Advantages
  • Keeps your makeup in place
  • Doesn't smudge your makeup on application
  • Easy to use
 Disadvantages
  • Doesn't keep your makeup looking strong - it simply fixes it
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Friday, 23 November 2012

Get a fabulous new wardrobe with Jack Wills

Look fabulous this christmas with the new winter range from Jack Wills. Check out the fantastic spectacle in their feature video.

*This is a sponsored post*
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Florida has a whole theme of action for you!



Florida is a state well known for  its sunny climate, fresh oranges and most importantly its many theme park attractions.

With six theme parks in one place Disney World Florida is bound to keep you busy for weeks let alone days, so you better not have too much else planned! Magic Kingdom consist of classic attractions, beloved Disney characters, spectaular parades and fireworks in a place where dreams come true.



Why not experience the technology of the future at Epcot, a technologists paradise - surround yourself with technological innovation and culture and taste the cuisine of 11 different cultures. Blizzard Beach Water park is for the dare seeker in you with the worlds tallest and fastest waterslides. Dare you take the plunge on Summit Plummet, one of the fast free falling slides. Disneys Typhoon Lagoon is more family friendly where you can chill out on the pint sized raft rides or snorkel shark reef with REAL sharks!



If waters not your scene there's always a touch of Hollywood Glamour at the Disney Hollywood Studios. Get behind the scenes and see what went into making your favourite Disney film. You can even become the star under the American Idol experience.

With Disney World producing some of the biggest and most exciting parks you know they wouldn't leave anything out. Experience the Animal Kingdom park which is the world largest animal themed park. Go on a Wild Africa trek and really experience the 1,700 animals the park has to offer!



Another unmissable attractions is Universal Studios Florida. Experience the movies and jump right into the middle of your favourite films. Visit Et in ET Adventure, see how scary Terminator is in Terminator 2 3D, see what Shrek looks in 4D, get scared with Revenge of the Mummy and so much more!



If Universal Studios is too tame for you you can always get thrown around at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure. The jam packed park is inspired by the cartoon heros of the movie and you can find yourself flying in the Harry Potter Kingdom, getting propeled on the The Incredible Hulk Rollercoaster, mixing with spiderman in The Amazing Adventures of Spider Man and so many more rides and things to see and do.



If you love the sea and the many mystical characters that live within the waters do not miss Sea World Orlando. This amazing water haven has a immense numbers of rides and chances to interact with dolphins, penguins, whales, sea lions and so much more. The adventure never stops! You can even immerse yourself in the Manta rollercoaster a head first ride that sees you riding the waves like a giant Stingray

It's true that if you want adventure Florida has it all and more to offer you. If the golden beaches and lovely climate wasn't enough to tempt you the attractions certainly will!

Get cheap flights here








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Monday, 19 November 2012

Jemma Kidd Makeup School in Peachie eyeshadow



Jemma Kidd eyeshadow in Peachie is a shimmer sensation in a pot.

It comes in a little box with a illustrativedesigned front and insde s a handy information leaflet. If you ever wondered what the best way to apply your eyeshadow is, Jemma Kidd has included a little makeup tutorial for you.



There's no brush so you have to apply it wth your fingers or your own brush but it goes on really easily wth just the fingertips.

The eyeshadow is really durable and long lasting and by the evening the colour is still pretty strong.

Once applied the colour is a lot more faint then it appears in the pot but it still mantains a rather glitzy shimmer. Perfect for the christmas seeason.

I'll give it a 4/5



Advantages
  • Nice shimmery colour
  • Comes with a information leaflet so you get makeup tips on how to apply
  • Durable and long lasting
  • Perfect for Christmas
Disadvantages
  • The colour isn't as strong as in the box
  • Doesn't come with a eyeshadow brush
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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Internactionale launch new winter catwalk look

Internactionale bring out a new video to announce their fantastic new catwalk looks. Check it out now and get ready to update your wardrobe!

*This is a sponsored video*

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Friday, 16 November 2012

Jemma Kidd Stain Flush Cream Blusher in Masquerade: Does it rule the roost in cream blushers?



Jemma Kidd is reknown for its quality in designer makeup. The Jemma Kidd stain and flush cream blusher comes in a gorgeous bright pink box with a little window to see through to the blusher.

The cream blush is a gel like format that applies quite thinly to my fingers so it took several applications to get any real colour on my cheeks.



I felt the result was really natural with a faint rosey glow that doesn't look as obvious as some powder blushers can.

I'll give it a 3/5














 You can buy Jemma Kidd blusher in Masquerade for £8.70 on Amazon

 Advantages
  • The cream format means there's no need for a brush
  • Easy to apply
  • Lovely girly packaging
  • Offers a natural rosy glow 
Disadvantages
  • The blush is quite thin so needs quite a few applications to be seen on the skin 
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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

New Look hit the catwalk with Flawless

New Look are the queens of British Fashion. Check out their latest video on a Baroque catwalk featuring Flawless *This is a sponsored video*
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Monday, 12 November 2012

It's time to get christmassy with Xmas Clementines cupcakes

Today I felt inspired to get in the Christmas mood and make some delightful christmas themed cakes. To add a Xmas feel the cakes were created with bite sized pieces of clementine mixed with flour, sugar and eggs. This adds a fruity zest to the cake that gives it a real kick and makes it extra juicy. With the remaining clementine juice I mixed it with icing sugar to create the icing I placed my Christmas motifs on.

Starting off with a Christmas tree I sprinkled edible gold stars onto the icing.






Next up is the ultimate reminder of Christmas, a snowman. Sadly I had run out of white icng so yellow had to do! (Very Simpsonfied)

Last but not least is my Santa Claus cupcakes. With no white icing I had to improvise on his beard with silver balls and a ball for his hat.






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Max Factor FaceFinity All Day Flawless is a whole new product that saves time AND money



When I heard about the three in one Max Factor foundation, primer and concealer I was very interested in trying it out.

The three in one product comes in eight different shades and has quite traditional packaging with a squirty top.

On first apperances the foundation-primer and concealler has the consistency of foundation and doesn't appear as thick as you'd imagine a 3 in 1 product to.



I applied two very small blobs to my hand and using a foundation brush spread it evenly over each part of my face. The liquid blended into my skin really easily with little resistance and it is immediatly obvious of the effect of the Facefinity with any discolouration camoflauged and a even glow in its place.

I was intially sceptical of whether there would really be a concealing element with Facefinity as often foundations are too thin to really add a concealing effect. I was very surprised to find that the product is a lot thicker then most foundations without masking the skin and any under eye circles I had were no longer visible.

Max Factor's FaceFinity is a amazing product with real potential and eliminates the need for any extra primer or concealer ensuring that your face will always be one shade. For its staying power and effectiveness I'll give it a 5/5









 Advantages
  • Max Factor Facefinity has three products in one, a foundation, primer and concealer, meaning you save money and time
  • Comes in 8 shades so there's a colour for everyone
  • Blends in really well and two blobs will cover the whole face
  • The product is a lot thicker then traditional foundations but doesn't mask the skin, and any blemishes will be completely covered
 Disadvantages
  • None that I can find !
You can buy Max Factor FaceFinity in Warm Almond (my shade) for £11.99 here

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