Monday, 15 July 2019

Tom Ford Emotionproof Mascara Review - Worth The Money?

Whilst watching one of my favourite You Tuber's Tati Westbrook's eyelashes magically transform right in front of me, after using the Tom Ford Emotionproof Mascara, I knew I had to try it! My lashes are very below par, with them being fair, fine, straight and short and so anything that can make them look much better is a must-have for me.
When I looked online the Tom Ford Emotionproof Mascara wasn't available in the UK, and so I ordered it from America, and forwarded it to my US shipping company. Yes, I really was that desperate to try it. Over here, it is now available and costs £38.00, which even in my book is pretty darn expensive for a mascara and so I was hoping for some great results.
The Tom Ford Emotionproof Mascara forms part of a whole new Emotionproof collection, and as much as I would love to try other things from the range, I couldn't afford to and so this was the one thing I chose. Tom Ford describe it as a lengthening, long-wearing, waterproof mascara which creates intense lashes in a creamy, waterproof formula that lasts throughout the day. It is said to contain a combination of deepest black carbon and lash-filling powders that work to transform the lashes.
As with the majority of the Tom Ford makeup collection, the packaging is quite plain and simple, yet also classy at the same time, with a deep, dark brown and gold accents. The brush itself is quite long, with traditional brush-like bristles and it is hard to see at first why this mascara is any different to much cheaper alternatives.
After applying one coat, this mascara definitely lengthens the lashes, without causing any build-up on the lashes, but due to the applicator itself being so large, it can be quite difficult to use without getting it on the eyelids. I went in with a second coat which then added more volume to my lashes and I was happy with the result for sure. However, this doesn't give a false lash effect, which of course it doesn't mention that, but considering the price and the promises, I would have expected that. It kind of gives a my lashes but better effect and for £38.00, I would want a little more and I don't think I would repurchase it as I think I can get something very similar for a small fraction of the price. That being said, I loved the effect it had on my lower lashes which really opened up my eyes and I think if you have naturally lovely lashes, this would definitely be a great option for you.

As mentioned, the Tom Ford Emotionproof Mascara costs £38.00 and you can find it online at Tom Ford here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Be3 Couture Sun Protection For Sensitive Skin Review

Couture sun protection? Yes, you read that correctly. Cult Italian beauty brand Be3 has recently released Incremental SPF, patented, buildable sunscreen technology that allows you to layer up your SPF to increase protection. Welcome, the Be3 Sensitive Skin Sun Protection.

This means, that there is no need for separate sunscreens to suit different skin needs, climates and preferences - with just one can of Be3 Sun Protection Progressive Spray you can up your SPF just by reapplying. Gotta love that! The bespoke dry oil formulas, for normal and sensitive skin, keeps the skin moisturised and soothed and takes minutes to apply.
Using Be3 Sun Protection Progressive Spray for Sensitive Skin, you can achieve SPF50 with one layer, with a second layer doubling that protection, and a third layer increasing protection by 90%. Reapplication must be made within 10 minute intervals to achieve the increased protection, so just bare that in mind when you are applying this sunscreen. 

The Sensitive Skin formula has been tested for water resistance at SPF50, so if you like to spend your time in the pool, you can rest assured that your sunscreen will protect you up to that SPF50 rating. The dry oil formula contains avocado and jojoba oil to lock in moisture, with vitamin E helping to reduce free radical damage from sun exposure to help defend against photoageing. 
Due to its sensitive formula, the Be3 Sun Protection for Sensitive Skin can also be used on babies and even has a baby powder scent to it. The Normal Skin formula has a light vanilla and coconut fragrance too. With the canisters being 90ml in size, they are also perfect for taking on board a flight with you if you are only taking hand luggage.

The Be3 Sun Protection Progressive Spray costs £20.00 for 90ml and is available at Selfridges here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

*This post contains an item which was gifted to me, but all opinions are my own

Barry M: What's New Summer 2019

Barry M have been killing it with new releases this Summer, and so I thought I would do a round-up of some of their brand new products, to see what works and what doesn't.
They released three new serum mists, including the Barry M Cooling Cucumber Serum Mist, the Calming Rose Serum Mist, and the one I have here, the Barry M Hydrating Coconut Serum Mist. I love anything coconut-scented and I do get dry skin, so this was my serum mist of choice. You get 50ml of product for £5.99, which I think is pretty good value and due to the size, they are also perfect for travelling with. The Hydrating Coconut Serum Mist has been infused with acacia collagen, hyaluronic acid and vitamin B, so this is going to keep the skin moisturised and plumped up. It has a really good applicator on it, and the mist doesn't come out clumpy, but nice and fine, covering the face with just a couple of spritzes and of course, it smells of Summer due to that inclusion of coconut.
Next up is the Barry M Staycation Bronzer Palette (£5.99), which comes in a good sized compact and includes half matte bronzer and half shimmer bronzer. There is just one shade in this palette, and I would say that it would mostly suit light to medium skin-tones. I adore the little palm tree illustration on the front of the compact, which keeps in theme with one of their other releases, the Island Hopper Eyeshadow Palette. You can use either side of the compact if you are wanting a contour shade, or a shimmer finish, or swirl them both together to create a third shade. I also think that the shimmer works gorgeously as an eyeshadow, so you can definitely get quite a lot of use from this little compact.
I love trying out new brow products and so I couldn't wait to pick up the Barry M Dual Ended Brow Wand (£5.99), which is available in Light, Medium and Dark, of which I went for Medium. On one end you have a slanted, tear-drop shaped crayon and on the other end, you have a tinted brow gel applicator. Due to the shape of the crayon, you can either create thicker strokes, or tiny, hair-like strokes, and it has really good staying power. I don't have naturally thick eyebrows, and so some brow wands can be a little too big for me, but the applicator on this one for the tinted brow gel is perfect as it is just the right size. I would 100% recommend this product if you are looking for something new for your brows, and at just £5.99, it is a steal!
There have been two recent eyeshadow palette additions, and so I will start with the smaller one, the Barry M Island Hopper Eyeshadow Palette, which contains ten matte and metallic shades for just £6.99. The packaging is gorgeous, with deep tropical blues, and palm trees inside and outside the palette, with a mirror on the inside of the lid too. 
There are no shade names, but you will find;
* Mate White
* Iridescent White/Lilac Shift
* Shimmer Orange
* Matte Cream
* Matte Turquoise
* Shimmer Coral
* Shimmer Icy Champagne
* Shimmer Turquoise
* Matte Warm Light Brown
* Matte Lilac
I do think this is a really lovely palette, with some everyday shades in there, but also the inclusion of summery colours too, and the pigment and blendability really impressed me. It is pretty lightweight too, so I think I may just have to take this on holiday with me.
When I saw the Barry M Tropical Twist Eyeshadow Palette online, I didn't feel as if I needed it, but when I saw it in person, I could really see how beautiful the shadows and pigments were, so of course I popped it in my basket. The Tropical Twist Eyeshadow Palette contains 18 good-sized pans featuring both matte and metallic baked eyeshadows. Both formulas work really well and I think for just £12.99, you really cannot go wrong. 
Again, no shade names so I will try and describe them...
* Metallic taupe
* Matte cream
* Matte ballet pink
* Metallic bronze
* Matte fuchsia pink
* Matte golden yellow
 * Iridescent lilac
* Matte red
* Metallic peach
* Metallic icy white
* Matte mauve
* Metallic rich red
* Iridescent mint green with gold sparkle
* Matte brown
* Matte bright blue
* Iridescent pale blue
* Matte light coral
* Matte khaki green
You can really create such a variety of looks with this palette, and it pretty much caters to every occasion. You get your matte base colours in there, some toppers, some brights and much more, plus you can also use them wet or dry to add some more intensity. 

You can find these beauties and more online at Barry M here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx