Monday, 25 May 2020

Too Faced Primed & Poreless+ Face Primer & Face Powder Review

Too Faced have brought out quite a few new releases lately, and two newbies have been added to their Primed + Poreless collection, the Too Faced Primed & Poreless+ Pore-Banishing Blurring Face Primer and the Too Faced Primed & Poreless+ Pore-Blurring & Mattifying Face Powder. For someone who has quite enlarged pores, I couldn't wait to give these a whirl.
The Too Faced Primed & Poreless+ Pore-Banishing & Blurring Face Primer is an improved remake of their iconic, nourishing primer. The scientifically advanced formula is infused with hyaluronic acid, a gentle form of retinol, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. It instantly reduces shine, blurs imperfections, smooths the skin's texture and banishes pores, creating a flawless canvas for makeup application. You can of course wear it on its own to smooth out the skin or underneath makeup to give a nice even texture and keep your foundation looking fresh without any budging or smudging. The Primer comes in a pretty light pink and gold tube and you receive 30ml, which is the average size for primer and there is even a little heart-shaped hole where the product comes out of - Too Faced think of everything! The product itself is a pale peach colour which doesn't alter your skin tone once it is massaged into the skin and the texture turns into velvet as soon as you apply it to the skin. There is no oiliness or greasy residue left behind and it is by far one of the smoothest primers I have tried to date. The difference it makes is incredible and you can visibly see a difference and of course feel a difference in your skin.
The Too Faced Primed & Poreless+ Pore-Blurring & Mattifying Face Powder has also been reinvented. Their do-it-all blurring and mattifying powder virtually banishes pores instantly for a soft-focus finish, while mattifying your complexion and perfectly prepping the skin for a flawless foundation application. The translucent powder refines the skin for a nearly texture-free finish and is perfect for on-the-go touch-ups and controlling shine. You can of course wear it on its own to mattify the skin, or wear it on top of foundation. The Primed & Poreless+ Face Powder comes in a baby pink and gold compact, which opens up to reveal a mirror on the inside of the lid, and the heart-embossed powder below. The Powder pan also lifts up to reveal a love-heart shaped sponge applicator which is super handy for touching up your makeup when you are out and about. This Powder is only available in the shade Translucent, which means that it is going to work for all skin tones and types. The texture of the powder is silky soft and it feels very finely milled so it doesn't clump on the skin, nor does it dry out the skin, so you just get a lovely, smooth, poreless finish every time.
At the time of writing this, both products were sold out everywhere and so I could not get a link or a price. However, Too Faced is available online at Boots here and Debenhams here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

Friday, 22 May 2020

Feeling Fresh With Impulse Body Fragrance

I was born in the 80s, and so Impulse Body Fragrances were very much a part of my childhood at school. There would always be a large cloud of fragrance in the PE changing rooms and girls bathrooms - does anyone remember the Spice Girls edition? As many beauty products come and go, it is amazing to see that Impulse is still around and with so many lovely scents to choose from too.
Impulse Body Fragrances are still priced at just £1.99, and I often see offers in stores making them just £1.00 or less, so they are a very affordable product to have. I often have one at work, one in my handbag and one on my beauty desk, as we all like a freshen up and they are much cheaper to continuously use compared to perfume.

I was very kindly sent four fragrances to try - Instant Crush, Into Glamour, Very Pink and Be Surprised. Instant Crush is a fun, girly fragrance with a delicate combination of green and lilac mixes with a fruity blend of violets and raspberry. The fragrance also contains blossoming flowers along with woods, musks and vanilla to give it a sheer creaminess.
Into Glamour has a bright and sparkling opening of tangerine and pink pepper, surrounded by the cool and crispy notes of the guavatini accord, and is full of floral reminiscences of violet, lily, magnolia and rose. It also contains sweet notes of vanilla and amber nuances combined with shades of sandalwood to give an indulgent oriental scent.
Very Pink opens with sparkling and fresh citrus notes of mandarin, bergamot, orange juice and pink grapefruit. This is then mixed with touches of pineapple and has a lively top that slowly transforms itself into a feminine floral heart of lily of the valley, pink orchid, rose and lotus blossom. Very Pink has a soft and romantic heart, an oriental sweet base of vanilla cream which then merges with woody and musky accords.
Be Surprised is a fragrance of femininity, sophistication and delight. It combines explosive delightful raspberry notes with an irresistible floral heart of refined Turkish rose and plainness peony together with the sensual vanilla and warm cedarwood. Be Surprised contains an exotic mix of violets and red fruits to make it an oriental inspired scent.
You can find Impulse Body Fragrances in-store and online at Superdrug here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

*These items were gifted to me, but all opinions are my own

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Five Revolution Skincare Favourites - Spring 2020

If you are on the hunt for some new skincare products, then check out this post - I have included five of my favourite Revolution Skincare products, including a Tonic, Serums and Cleansing Powders.
First up is the Revolution Skincare Hyaluronic Tonic (£10.00 for 200ml). This is a moisturising milky tonic which is formulated with Colloidal Oatmeal Extract to soothe the skin, Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate the skin and Witch Hazel to condition the skin. This Tonic is suitable for all skin types, and is even fragrance free, which is great for more sensitive skin types. A Tonic like this is to be used after cleansing the skin, both morning and evening - simply apply onto a cotton pad and sweep across the face and neck for hydrated, soothed skin. Revolution Skincare do have other Tonics available, but I really like this one as it is great for locking moisture into the skin so that it is hydrated all day long. You can find it online at Revolution Beauty here.
I use serums both morning and night, every single day, and they really do make a difference to the skin, helping other products to work even better. The Revolution Skincare Turmeric Serum (£10.00 for 30ml) is a radiance serum that helps to refresh and illuminate the skin. It is suitable for all skin types, but I would recommend for skin that is dull and lacklustre, as this really helps to brighten the complexion. The formula includes Turmeric Root Extract which helps calm redness and reduce any oiliness on the skin and Grape Seed and Sunflower Oil to help soften and maintain the suppleness of the skin. It comes in a little glass bottle complete with glass dropper and so you can either apply it onto the face with the dropper or into your hands. Use after a toner and gently press into the skin both morning and evening before moisturising. You can find it online at Revolution Beauty here.
Another amazing serum from the range is the Revolution Skincare Snow Mushroom Serum (£10.00 for 30ml). Traditionally used in Chinese skincare, Snow Mushroom is an up and coming ingredient that is hailed for its hydrating properties and is often compared to Hyaluronic Acid for its moisture boosting abilities. The formula also contains Phytochemicals that can aid with skin moisturisation including Proteins, Phospholipids, Glucoside, Mannose, Xylose and Glucuronic Acid, along with Glycerin which helps to bind water in the skin and help keep skin moisturised for longer. This is a fragrance free serum, so if you have sensitive skin, this will be great for you, and it will also be useful for those with an uneven texture as it helps to smooth the skin's texture. You use it exactly the same as any other serum, after toning and before moisturising, both morning and evening every day. You can find it online at Revolution Beauty here.
A skincare product which I hadn't previously come across is Cleansing Rice! The Revolution Skincare Intense Cleansing Polish Conditioning Rice (£10.00 for 50g)is a cleansing powder that gently cleans the skin and exfoliates, ridding the skin of any dead skin cells, allowing for a smoother base. You simply shake a small amount into your hands, add a little bit of water and then rub together to create a foam and massage it into the skin to deeply cleanse the skin. This isn't a regular cleanser that you can use daily, twice a day, you can only use it one or two times a week, so it is more of a treatment than part of your everyday skincare routine. I find this is a really interesting and effective way to get my skin feeling more refined and looking more radiant and it makes my makeup apply much more easily. You can find it online at Revolution here.
If your skin is more on the oily side, I would recommend the Revolution Skincare Intense Cleansing Powder Purifying Charcoal (£10.00 for 50g). Charcoal is renowned for its purifying properties and so it is great for oily skin to work deep into the pores to clean them out and remove any debris. This Cleansing Powder works in exactly the same way as the Rice, so it is a cleansing powder that gently cleans the skin and exfoliates to leave it looking and feeling more refined. Again, you just shake a small amount into the hands, add water and rub your hands together until you get a foam and then gently massage into the skin and rinse off well with warm water. This product is only to be used one to two times a week but that will be enough to give you much more radiant and less oily skin. You can find it online at Revolution here.
You can find more Revolution Skincare online at Revolution here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

*These items have been gifted to me, but all opinions are my own