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Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in Makeup | 8 comments

An instant Instagram filter for your face?

An instant Instagram filter for your face?

New Magic Minerals* minerals powder by Jerome Alexander has been dubbed an ‘instant Instagram filter for the face’. It’s a pressed powder that acts as a foundation, concealer and colour corrector all in one, and I was interested to see if it really lived up to the claims as I really like using a powder foundation and this sounded like something that I hadn’t come across before. A natural mineral make-up with SPF, the pressed powder contains four different coloured powder ‘blobs’ within it, each shade intended to cover or hide a different issue, for example the Mint green shade aims to tone down red complexions. Magic Minerals powder comes in a dark grey mirror compact with a soft stubby brush for applying the powder and a blending sponge. I would say that the packaging isn’t particularly attractive but the cardboard holder does explain the product in detail, including the benefits and the ingredients. I found it quite difficult to get the products out of the packaging though, they’re sealed...

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Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Makeup | 2 comments

Does Vichy Dermablend cover all flaws?

Does Vichy Dermablend cover all flaws?

As a beauty blogger one of the things that I get asked most is ‘can you recommend a good foundation?’. Women want lots of benefits from a foundation, but the main requirement is that it evens out the skin tone and covers any marks or blemishes. Some people are lucky enough to have fairly clear skin, and can make do with a tinted moisturiser or light foundation, whereas others have blemishes, acne, birthmarks, scars and other marks that need more coverage. Vichy Dermablend is a range of base make-up developed to cover all complexion flaws. I have been testing out the Fluid Corrective Foundation 16hr* and the Corrective Stick 14hr*, both in the palest Opal shade to see if they live up to Vichy’s claims. I have combination skin that is prone to a lot of blemishes, plus I have a few pale acne scars and uneven skintone on my cheeks from when I was a teenager, and some darker pigmentation marks around my eyes. None of these issues...

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