Monday, 19 January 2015

Makeup Forever | HD Primer

So it's official Makeup Forever is coming to the UK this year and are yet to announce a date. The brand will be available at Debenhams. I literally cannot wait, as this brand is seriously amazing and I've only ever got my hands on it when I'm on holiday. Can't wait to get colour matched for their most known product; HD Foundation.

As you do when in Paris, I purchased their HD Primer which is a Micro-perfecting primer. It's a lightweight, oil-free, complexion correct which preps the skin for an even, long-lasting and seamless makeup finish. There are 7 variations of the primer, from what I can remember there is: neutral, green, pink, lilac, caramel, apricot and blue. I have the neutral and lilac primer. The neutral one is an all-rounder, whereas the lilac one is to even the skin tone. 

I love Makeup Forever's HD complexion range, as it really gives you HD looking skin! Skin that looks good enough in real life and on camera is a winner for me. As with every primer, it minimises the appearance of fine lines, pores and deeply moisturises the skin. I wear the neutral primer everyday, and the lilac one for when I'm going out as I know my foundation will especially look good on camera.

Pricey? Yes. The primer costs around £29 when converted to GBP. However, it's a 30ml bottle and one pump everyday is more than enough. It's been a month and a half now, and I still have more than half in my bottle. A strong 8 outta 10 from me!

Sabi x

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Sephora | Rouge Lip Infusion

Freshly applied.
After an hour in sunlight.
Everyone's gone lip crazy all of a sudden and whether you like her not it's because of Kylie Jenner! So it's been announced Marsala is the Pantone colour of 2015 and honestly it's quite unusual for this kind of burgundy colour to be Pantone colour of the year, as previous years the colours have been much brighter and bolder. 

I personally like the colour, and funny enough for Asian's it's quite a mummy/aunty colour. All the older women in our culture tend to go for these burgundy/nudey colours when it comes to lipstick. While I was in Paris, I picked up the Sephora Rouge Infusion Lip Stain in 02 Rosewood. I'm in absolute love with this colour! The texture is so comfortable and lightweight to wear, and it has a glossy finish but isn't sticky! Hard to picture right? It reminds me of Apocalips but much more comfortable and the colour intensity is much stronger.

Check out the range here: Sephora Rouge Infusion each priced at $14.

Have you tried any other Sephora branded products? Leave your recommendations below!

Sabi x

Monday, 12 January 2015

Sleek Contour Palette | Must Have!

There's nothing more satisfying than buying a palette for just under £10, especially one that's almost a dupe for the Nars palette. I purchased the Sleek Makeup - Contour Kit in Light from Superdrug for £9.99. Sleek is amazingly affordable but also produces good quality makeup in particular their shadows, blush, and powder products as I've not explored their lip/face/nail range. 

I got the light palette purely, because there was no other shades available. However when I went to the big Superdrug in Marble arch, I found the other shades fair, medium, etc and found Light was the perfect one for my skin tone and I think it's quite a universal shade just like the Nars Laguna Bronzer.

The palette contains a contour, highlight and blush. The blush really reminds me of the Nars blush in Orgasm and come to think of it, the palette in general is very similar to the Nars Contour palette.

Powder contour is simply the best for a natural contoured look for everyday, and for those who are a little intimidated by liquid contouring. The sleek palette is perfectly pigmented, it's not too much and it's not too little. I personally love that the contour is a proper matte one and doesn't have shimmer. I've recently become in love with highlighter purely because of the one in the palette.

Definitely worth the hype, the price and gets a 10/10 from me.

Sabi x

Friday, 9 January 2015

Bio Derma | My Holy Grail

Ever since Bio Derma came onto the scene (well in the UK) I've been dying to try it out as it's one of those products which is constantly raved about by all the top beauty bloggers/vloggers. I purchased mine when I was in Paris last month from a pharmacy and it was so much cheaper than it is here in the UK. I purchased the 500ml duo pack which was around 16 euros for TWO! Yes I was amazed as when I had a look online here in the UK just 1 was around £13-£15. I gave one to my friend and I took the other.

Bio Derma is a micellar makeup remover. Micellar is basically a cleansing water. Micellar makeup removers have been very popular on the market recently however it's no new thing. Micellar was originally created in the 90s for Parisian women to help their skin and deal with the region's harsh water. There's no way you can not trust a french skin product as their stuff is amazing.

With the Bio Derma remover and all micellar makeup removers, you don't need to use water. You simply apply some on a cotton pad, and wipe. It's really that simple. No more excuses for reaching for them makeup wipes girls. You don't even have to finish with rinsing. Yep. The perfect lazy girl remover lol. But in all seriousness, this product is amazing! I've noticed a difference after a month, my skin feels clean, toned and slightly clearer. I have dry/normal skin but has been sensitive lately, and I've had no problems at all. I've actually finished my 500ml bottle already, but luckily I have a friend who's off to Paris in 2 weeks eek!

Have you tried Bio Derma / what's your thoughts on micellar removers?

Sabi x

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Urban Decay | Oops I Did it Again | Naked 2 Palette

If you follow me on Twitter you've probably heard me rant and moan about the time I dropped my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. Yes I dropped it, and even until this day it's a sensitive subject. So I finally got my hands on a new one *hallelujah* and I've been super super careful with this ever since. Now I really love the Naked palettes, however out of all of them I have to say the Naked 2 palette is by far the best. All shades suit my skin tone, they are all pigmented and there's a shade for everything from the matte black to the perfect highlight and crease shade.

I have swatched all the shades in an old post which you can read here: Swatches & Full Review HERE. Literally this is the best eye shadow palette I have ever used and I highly recommend you invest if you haven't done so already!

Which is your fave Naked palette? 1, 2, 3 or the basics?

Sabi x