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It’s April Favourites time for 2017. This year is going too damn fast! But, the weather is getting a little bit better and it’s a bit brighter out. So, I can complain (of course), but I won’t 🙂

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My April Favourites for this year consist of mostly makeup, of course. But there is a hair care tool and a new tech gadget, that myself and John splurged on. We had a busy month, so it was a bit of a treat for getting through it.

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  • L’Oréal Infallible 24 Matte. Review here.
  • L’Oréal True Match Foundation. Review here.
  • Mac Sheertone Shimmer Blush in ‘Springsheen’. Available from Brown Thomas here.
  • Maybelline Color Show Pencil in 520. Swatched here.
  • Maybelline Brow Precise Micro Brow Pencil in ‘Soft Brown’. Available from the Boots website here.
  • Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 13. This is a new colour and I cannot find it online. But the older shades are available from Debenhams here.
  • Paese Artist Silky Matt Liquid Lipstick in 707. I have swatches of it here.
  • Canon G7X Mark ii. I researched this camera to within in a inch of my life :). I already have a DSLR, so I am hoping this will help me up my photo game on social media. And then maybe myself and himself can experiment with vlogging too. I bought mine from Conns Cameras on Claredon Street here in Dublin. They were super nice and helpful. It is on their website here, if you want to check out the specs and all that good stuff.
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You can as always click on the video and to watch or click here to watch it directly on my YouTube channel.

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And that is my April Favourites for 2017 in a nutshell. Roll on May 🙂

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Thanks so much for watching and reading, as always.

Gemma

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The well known Maybelline Dream Satin Foundations have been reformulated this year. I picked up both the Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid and the Velvet to give a whirl.

 

The texture of the Velvet just doesn’t float my boat which is kind of ironic because this one is made more for my skin type as it has more of a matte finish. I feel it sits on the skin and leaves behind a tacky residue which I am not a fan of.

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The Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid however, does float my boat 🙂

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As the name would suggest, this is the liquid version.

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It has a pretty thin consistency , but it doesn’t run if you put it on the back of your hand or a brush…if that makes sense?. I’ve used kabuki brushes, duo fibre brushes and sponges to apply it and for me it applies well with all of them. It doesn’t seem to discriminate 🙂

It feels light on the skin but it has a medium build-able coverage.

Here’s my skin before application.

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And then here it is with maybe one and half pumps of the Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid foundation applied with a kabuki brush.

irish beauty blog siteHere it is with the the rest of my makeup on and powdered into place.

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The L’Oreal Dream Satin Liquid Foundation smells quite nice too, which is always a plus 🙂 I think calling it satin liquid is a good description for the finish it gives on the skin when blended in. It’s not matte, but yet it’s not shiny or dewy. For me, that’s the perfect finish.

On my oily skin (with powder) it lasts pretty well on me. My skin depends on powder, but I will say I don’t find myself reaching for the compact to get rid of the shiny nose too often throughout the day. By probably the 4th or 5th hour I will have to powder down, but I am excessively oily so I can live with that.

I haven’t experienced it oxidise on my skin at all since wearing it personally and the Ivory shade is a good colour match for my Mac NC20 skin.

Overall, I really like the reformulated Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid. I remember using the old one years back too and liking that also.

You can pick it up in store from Boots or from their website here. It will set you back €11.99 for a 30ml bottle. Not the cheapest out there I know.

Let me know what you think. Have you tried it?

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