Sunday, February 27, 2011

Review: Rimmel Match Perfection

Rimmel Match Perfection 'Ivory'

So I will start with the colour range. It is definitely more steered to women with paler skin tones, saying this the palest colour 100 'Ivory' still was a tad to dark on me. If you are a girl with quite dark skin, this foundation is not for you. At my local counter they stocked all the colours. Not a good shade range, 6 in total. Wasn't too impressed.

Once I opened the lid I was hit with an alright smell. It dosen't promote any natural ingredients so I was expecting a nasty chemical smell but I was wrong. 

The foundation itself has a sturdy glass bottle but where I think Rimmel fell down is the lid. It's a very flimsy plastic lid which comes off quite easily so I would be wary of putting this in you handbag. 

This is what it claims to do:
"Smart tone technology adapts to the colour and texture of skin. Flawless natural finish. With an oxygen complex. lets your skin breathe"

When I pumped it out it had quite a thick consistency, so I wondered about the 'natural' finish but once applied it did look fairly natural. You really have to work with this foundation and blend it quite good to get it looking flawless. It dosen't feel very heavy in the skin but at the same time you would know you were wearing foundation. It dries to a matte finish. (Well it did on my normal/oily skin!). Throughout the day in school it faired well. I was impressed. I didn't feel the need to powder as I normally do. I would say it has a medium buildable coverage. It would be good for people with problematic skin. Also with them promoting the skin adapting technology I was wary of this. I felt it did adapt to my skin! Surprise!. It didn't look too pink or yellow as some foundations tend to do and it didn't sink into my pores.

Overall, I like this foundation and found it quite good for a drugstore brand. I give it a thumbs up!. 

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Style Saviour.

                                                                   Lauren Conrad 'Style' 

Recently for my birthday two of my lovely friends got me this book, and I love it! At first when I heard about it I was like Hmmm... bit of a pr stunt. Let me tell you I was wrong. It's jammed with pages upon pages of style advice, inspiration, face charts. I mean you name it, it's probably in there. Some of my favorite pages/chapters are the hair and makeup one's. There is alot of good ideas for simple, everyday hairstyles. 

She clearly worked hard on the book and it shows. A favorite page of mine is where Lauren tells you how to get those famous waves. I have tried the method personally and it seemed to work. I also have long, straight hard to curl hair. I feel that the book is sort of wrote in a slight personal manner. It's as if a very stylish friend was giving you advice. She's not telling you what to do but just heading you in the right direction. 

If you can get your mitts on this book I would say get it. It's a fantastic read and some really good pointer's in it. Definitely on my good book list. 
More posts coming during the week!