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I already reviewed the L’Oreal Infallible 24HR Matte Foundation last year. After using it for a while I thought it was good but nothing really special.

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I have since deleted that post, because I have been using it a lot over the past few months and I have properly fallen in love with it. It has converted me and I am not too proud to admit it 🙂

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I have a few foundations in rotation, but I think out of them all, I have been reaching for the L’Oreal Infallible 24HR Matte Foundation the most.

I know I say it in probably every post, but I have oily skin, so this type of foundation should really tick all of the boxes for me. L’Oreal say it has a medium texture, high coverage and shine control. I don’t know about shine control because I always powder my foundation. It does set to a matte finish though and the other two I can somewhat agree with. I have seen the L’Oreal Infallible 24HR Matte Foundation being compared to the Estee Lauder Doublewear online, and I can kind of get it. Although, I think it has a lighter consistency than Doublewear and it has a lighter finish on the skin. Sure, I let you have a look for yourself 🙂 I use the shade 11 Vanilla and it’s a pretty good match for my  Mac NC20 skin tone.

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Here is my skin with just primer on it.

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Then, here is one layer of the L’Oreal Infallible 24HR Foundation, buffed in with a Real Techniques Buffing Brush brush. I apply it with the nozzle of the tube onto my face.

irish beauty bloggertop irish beauty blogOn my skin, one layer gives medium coverage. It covers any light imperfections and somewhat blurs pores.

I like to add another light layer to my problem areas though…which is kind of all over, not gonna lie. 🙂

top irish beauty bloggerirish makeup and beauty blogThe L’Oreal Infallible 24HR Mattifying Foundation, is actually really easy to layer. It doesn’t cake up on my skin, or look too dry or heavy. Although it has really good coverage and covers what I want it to cover, it doesn’t mask my skin either. I think this is a very rare thing for a matte, good coverage foundation.

It doesn’t oxidize or separate throughout the day. I will get shiny and have to powder my t zone, but nothing major, and the shine won’t kick in until about the 4th or so hour of wear. For me, that’s pretty good so I’m not complaining.

If you have normal skin or even a little combination (how lucky are you) and enjoy a more matte finish to your foundation without adding powder, I think the LOreal Infallible 24 HR Mattifying Foundation could work for you too.

In the words of Baby’s father to Johnny Castle, ‘When I’m wrong, I say I’m wrong’, this is definitely one of those instances for me 🙂

You can pick up the L’Oreal Infallible 24HR Mattifying Foundation instore from Boots or online here. It will set you back 12.29.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you follow me on social media, you’ll know I went traipsing into Debenhams last week to pick up one of the new Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighters.

 

There are three colours to choose from in the new Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighters:irish beauty blogSin, which was the one I ended up getting, Aura which is a cool toned pink and Fireball a cool iridescent orange shade.

I managed to swatch all three on my arm here.

urban decay afterglow highlightersThe Urban Decay counter in Debenhams, Henry Street is always absolutely manic, it can be really hard to get and look properly at the products. I heard that this is one of the busiest Urban Decay counters in the world, I can well believe that 🙂

I really loved all three shades and if money was no issue, all three would have made it out the door with me, but alas I had to be sensible. And I was also sensible with my choice as I went with Sin in my opinion the most wearable of the three.

When you bring a product home, you have more time to inspect it and analyse it under normal lighting conditions and without distraction, so I thought I would do this in the form of a first impressions video.

Here I am swatching the product in my own environment for the first time and also testing it out on my face. I love watching these types of videos myself. Actually as I’m writing this I have the lovely ViviannaDoesMakeup on in as she applies some new beauty products in her collection 🙂

So just click on the play button on my mush to see how I got on with the Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter in Sin.

It will set you back €28 and you can buy it from Debenhams here or House of Fraser also have an Urban Decay Counter.

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When I saw these Makeup Revolution Rose Gold Lipsticks, I knew at first glance they had to be mine. I am a sucker for anything rose gold…it’s an illness really.

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I went to the couple of Superdrug‘s in Dublin and neither had them instore which was a pain, but I eventually ordered them last week with their new ‘Fortune Favours The Brave’ Palette, which I have swatched here, if you’re interested 🙂

There’s Five in the Makeup Revolution Rose Gold lipstick range and I managed to get my mitts on all of them, which I was quite happy about as the nude shade had been sold out when I had looked on their website before.

Let’s start with how cute the lipstick bullets are.

makeup revolution irish beauty blogNow I know they look quite similar to Mac lippies, they are lighter in weight though (which I don’t personally mind) and they have the colour of the lipstick on the bottom, which I personally love 🙂 Saves you having to open every one of them to find the shade you are looking for.

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The five shades are:

‘Chauffeur’

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This is the nude of the bunch.

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Girl’s Best Friend’

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This a hot pink.

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‘Red Carpert’

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Which is of course a classic blue toned red.

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‘Diamond Life’

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A more cherry red shade.

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And finally, ‘Private Member’s Club’

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A dark berry shade.

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All of the Makeup Revolution Rose Gold Lipsticks have a shiny finish to them. As you can see the pigment on the lips varies from shade to shade. The nude, pink and red seem to have a richer colour pay off then the two darker shades. I can’t really give you any indication of longevity or anything as I have yet to wear any of them for a long period of time. I can say they are comfortable to wear on the lips though.

 

You can pick up the Makeup Revolution Rose Gold Lipsticks from their website here and they will set you back £3, which is not bad at all, right?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makeup Revolution have teamed up with Jane Cunningham aka BritishBeautyBlogger to bring us their ‘Fortune Favours The Brave Eyeshadow Palette.

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Jane description of it on her website:

‘So, at last – the project that I’ve been working on with Makeup Revolution is finally ready for scrutiny. It’s a 30 pan palette, with hopefully something for everyone. At the back of my mind though has always been to create a palette that uncovers a grown-up play element of makeup no matter what your age or tone – an ‘every woman’ palette. If you thought you couldn’t do a smoky eye at fifty or whatever age, yes you can, because if I can, anyone can.’

The palette itself contains a good mixture of satins, shimmers and mattes. There is 30 eyeshadows in the Fortune Favours The Brave palette in total, which I think is a pretty damn good amount considering the price point.

makeup revolution irelandA silly little thing perhaps, but something that I think is important is the shades are all named. For me, this just makes things handier if I am describing what I am using or what shadows are my favourite etc.

irish beauty blogThe palette does come with a double ended brush.

irish beauty websiteNot the worst tool I have ever received in a palette, but If I am being honest, this is probably going to get thrown in the bin.

So, onto the swatching 🙂

The top 15:

irish beauty bloggerOn the first line we have, Glimmer, Buffer, Peachy, Hope, Fortune, Skylight, Transformer, Midnight Rainbow.

top irish beauty blogThe second row is Ice Cloud, Golden Coins, Cashmere, Tip Top, Yes Please, Green Machine, Smoothie.

top irish beauty bloggerThe bottom 15:

irish makeup and beauty blogOn the top line we have, Caffeine Fix, Latte, Pink Diamond, Creme, Drama Queen, Lonely Planet, Blacqua.

irish makeup and beauty bloggerThen, the last line is Soft, New World, Favour, Sunset Hour, Super Gold, Winning, Brave, The Revolution.

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The Makeup Revolution ‘Fortune Favours The Brave Palette’ has alot going on and I love it for that! It gives you so many colour options and combinations. Overall, the eyeshadows are soft and pigmented, there are a few that don’t pack as much of a punch but I think that  happens alot in a palette with so many different finishes.

With the influx of eyeshadow palettes on the market at the minute, I say well done to Makeup Revolution and of course to Jane for making something interesting and for the masses. I think there’s a shade in here for everyone. I love forward to applying it on my eyes now rather then my arm 🙂

You can pick up the Makeup Revolution ‘Fortune Favours The Brave’ Eyeshadow Palette directly from the Makeup Revolution website here. It will set you back £9.99 (GBP).

Let me know what you think?

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First off, doesn’t the name L’Oreal Infallible Mega Gloss Matte just confuse the bejesus out of you? It’s clever though because it made me buy a couple of them when I was browsing Boots a couple of weeks ago 🙂

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The L’Oreal Infallible Mega Gloss Matte do come in shiny gloss form too, so maybe that’s why they kept the name. They come in the same packaging as the ‘matte’ version, just in a whole host of other colours. There wasn’t as many colour choices for the mattes, so I only picked up two of the shades that I thought I would actually get use out of and wear.

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The texture of the L’Oreal Infallible Mega Gloss Matte, to me is neither a gloss or a matte. I think they have a satin finish. You can however blot off the shiny layer if you choose and are left with a more matte appearance. This kind of gives us the best of both worlds. They are really pigmented and have the familiar sweet smell that alot of the L’Oreal lippies have. They have a sponge applicator that is curved in the middle and tapered at the tip, which is surprisingly handy for application. It kind of sits on your lip and you can let the applicator do the work.

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The first shade I picked up is 405 ‘The Bigger The Better’.

top irish beauty bloggertop irish beauty blogIt’s a bright pink shade. Here it is swatched applied normally to the lips.

irish beauty blogAnd then blotted with tissue.

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The second shade I got is 407 ‘Smoke Me Up’.

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Here it is normally applied.

beauty blog irelandAnd then blotted down.

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Overall, I am digging the L’Oreal Infallible Mega Gloss Matte. As they are more of a creamy finish, they do move around. You will have transfer and you will have to reapply after eating or drinking if you want to keep the full effects of the colour. However, after wear they do leave behind a lovely coloured stain on the lips, so you’re not left without pigment completely. They feel soft and comfortable on the lips and not at all sticky.

You can pick them up in store in Boots or online here. It’s a bit annoying on the Boots website, because it seems they have the gloss and mattes in the one grouping, so make sure you know what shade you want before purchasing online. They will set you back €7.79 and are on 3 for 2 at the minute.

Be sure to let me know what you think 🙂

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Sleek Makeup products have donned my makeup collection before we could even get our mitts on them easily here in Ireland. I am a big fan so it’s great to see the brand in so many pharmacies around the country now.

I am predicting their newest Sleek Makeup iDivine eyeshadow palette called ‘A New Day’ is going to be a resounding hit if I base it on all of you lovely people asking about in on social media 🙂

irish beauty blogI have it in my possession less than a week and I committed a beauty blogging cardinal sin…I used it before taking pictures on my DSLR camera, the shame, oh the shame. I just couldn’t wait to dig in though, so will you forgive me? Ok now that confession is out of the way lets dig into the important bit, the swatching 🙂

As with all iDivine eyeshadow palettes from Sleek Makeup, there are 12 eyeshadows within.

sleek makeup irelandThere is a great mix of mattes, shimmers and satin finish shadows, which is really appreciated. It means you don’t have to go from palette to palette when you’re creating a look. Handy for travelling too. I always use an eyeshadow primer. I have oily lids so it’s a complete necessity for me. With a primer added though the Sleek Shadows tend to stay put on me really well.

I’ve swatched them left right:

‘Sun is Shining’.

irish beauty blogger‘Brightside’.

irishbeautyblog‘Daydreamer’.

irish makeup and beauty blog‘Let It Go’.

makeup and beauty blog ireland‘Don’t Worry’. (my personal fave 🙂 )

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top irish beauty blog‘Feelin’ Good’.

top beauty blog ireland‘Silver Lining’.

sleek makeup a new day palette‘Shine On’.

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irish makeup and beauty blog‘Believer’.

irish makeup blog‘H-A-P-P-Y’.

irish makeup bloggerHow cute are the names by the way? All positive connotations. Love it 🙂

The Sleek Makeup ‘A New Day’ palette will be available nationwide in stores from the 8th next Monday onwards. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, if you’re that way inclined 🙂 And of course you can buy Sleek online too here from Boots and Cloud10Beauty here

The Sleek iDivine Palettes usually cost €9.99 not a bad price point at all!

Will it be on your shopping list?

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