Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Beauty Tryouts #2

Beauty tryouts
I mentioned in my last post that I was going to start writing more blog posts on beauty products that I am currently trialing out. One of my NY's Resolutions was to use up my products and spend less on new ones - this has been the first time I have bought new makeup since last year, can I get a round of applause or something?! I picked up a couple of beauty products I've been meaning to try and decided to write about how I got on or if they live up to expectations.

Boot's Tea Tree Witch Hazel Face Mask | I picked up Boot's own face mask due to the fact I kept pinching my mam's, so I figured it was about time I got my own. This helps calm my skin right down, allows it to look a lot more awake and refreshed as well as hydrated. It does reduce the redness of any imperfections a little bit but, not a drastic amount. I love the smell of the tea tree it really wakes you up and overall it's a very cheap and cheerful mask that I'd repurchase.

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Yes. I am the last person in the whole entire world who hasn't tried this face powder out. Even growing up I never thought to give it a try as I've always been a firm, dedicated MAC customer. But I figured after using MACs MSF for a solid 8 years it was about time to try something else. I picked up the translucent shade just to be on the safe side and I've been trying this for the past 2 weeks. To be honest I don't get the hype I mean, it's a great powder and sets my makeup off but, after 5 hours or so I could see it starting to disappear. I will happily use this for those short days out but, for long shifts at work or nice occasions I will still be returning to MAC.

Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer | After seeing this hyped up everywhere for covering dark circles I decided to give it a whirl. I absolutely love everything about this concealer, from the sponge application to the actual results it is incredible. I picked up the lightest shade which is a little bit dark but it's perfect for covering dark circles. I like to draw out a triangle and blend it in with my Real Technique's Sponge as it's too liquid-y for a brush blend. It instantly wakes my eyes up and covers up those hideous dark circles. Nobody needs to know I only had 5 hours sleep.

What products have you been trying out recently??
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  1. The concealer sounds great, I prefer a more liquid version, the thicker ones never blend well on my skin. Nice review, also tempted by the face mask... But I have so many too, just about to try a Cauadlie glycolic peel mask

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    1. I love peel masks I think they're so fun!

      Katie ♥

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  2. Thanks for sharing these products.

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  3. I've heard a lot of amazing things about the boots tea tree and witch hazel range, it's interesting to hear it didn't have ridiculously outstanding results.

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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    1. It is a good pamper treatment mind and I love the smell of it

      Katie ♥

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  4. I've been on a beauty spending ban this month, but wow I can't believe you managed over two! I've heard awesome things about the under eye concealer too, I really want to try it out!

    Steph - http://nourishmeclean.blogspot.com

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    1. It was hard work believe me! I stopped taking my bank card out at one point! You should definitely try it as I can see the fuss!

      Katie ♥

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  5. I think the entire beauty blogging community has been on a spending ban, including myself! That's one of my fave powders, but i agree doesn't last long days and i always need a touch up half way through a night out! xx

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    1. It's hard to stop buying makeup but it was so worth it too as I used a lot of old stuff! Yeah it's very cheap and cheerful!

      Katie ♥

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  6. The Rimmel Kate Moss powder I think is a love or hate thing. I have quite dry skin and it really does help settle my foundation, but totally agree, it won't for sure keep your foundation on for all day, it does need touching up! I love the maybelline concealer, it's so hydrating, I need to replace my one that's finished! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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    1. So glad to hear others agree as it seems so overly loved! I agree I cannot leave the house without it now! - it runs out fast though.

      Katie ♥

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  7. I agree the Boots mask is great for its cheap price. I'm going to have to give the maybelline concealer another go, i wasn't a massive fan of it, but i'm so many good things! xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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    1. It definitely is an amazing concealer for dark circles, my only error is the product runs out quite quickly

      Katie ♥

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  8. I must be the only person who's never tried the rimmel powder! It looks amazing though
    Paula | www.namelessgap.blogspot.com

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    1. I thought I was! It's good but not as amazing as everyone says it is

      Katie ♥

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  9. The powder from rimmel is the best, I love it! But I think the 25hs by rimmel too is way better. And the maybelline concealer I like it better for blemishes. Great post!

    www.blossomikebana.com

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    1. I might give that one a go! And it's just an amazing concealer!

      Katie ♥

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  10. i love the maybelline concealer! like you said the lightest shade is a bit darker than I would want it to be too, it's pretty much the same colour as my skin which is good for covering dark circles up but I like a concealer thats a few shades lighter and highlights my under eyes! i still love it so much though!
    m0llylouise.com

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    1. Yeah it is a little off putting but I think if you are only using it for dark circles it's not too bad

      Katie ♥

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  11. Lovely post ! I love Rimmel's Stay Matte Powder, I have been using it for years.

    Lubna

    themisslubna.com

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    1. Thank you :) It seems to be in a lot of beauty bloggers makeup stash so it must be a popular one!

      Katie ♥

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  12. Everyone and their grandma is raving about the Maybelline Concealer. I´m just starting to run out of my beloved Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer so I take that as a sign to try out a new one. I also really loves the Stay Matte Powder but then again, I have rather short days out, so I don´t wear it for more than 5 hours most days.
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

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    1. hahaha so so true! I can totally see why though. You should definitely give it a try it is so so so good!

      Katie ♥

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  13. I do love the maybelline concealer!

    www.thewonderlanders.com

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    1. It's a good'un to have in your makeup!

      Katie ♥

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  14. I still haven't tried that concealer either. Need to get on it!!

    Kate | kate emma loves.

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    1. You should it definitely lives up to the hype!

      Katie ♥

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  15. I have tried all these products and love them all, great inexpensive finds. I wouldn't be without my Maybelline concealer or Stay Matte powder. There is always so much makeup out there to try!

    Kiran | www.alittlekiran.co.uk

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    1. Oh so glad you liked them all! And I know me either, that concealer has made such a difference on my eyes

      Katie ♥

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  16. I didn't really get the hype with the Rimmel Powder either... I completely agree with you!
    I love the Maybelline Concealer for blemishes as I feel like it's a bit too heavy for me under the eyes but it's still amazing in my opinion :)x

    Anu♡ | Based On | bloglovin

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    1. So glad you agree! I thought I was the only one. A few people have said its good for blemishes I may try it out

      Katie ♥

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  17. The tea tree face mask sounds amazing!
    I have just found your blog and I love it!!

    CharlotteSamantha // www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you and oh it really is a lovely cheap and cheerful one!

      Katie ♥

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