Five New Things Verdict: February


How is it the end of February already? I mean I know it's a shorter month and everything, but still. It's flown by. And as such, it's time to give my verdict of those five new products I've been focusing on trying this month. It's been a bit of a mixed bag, and if I'm totally honest there are still a couple of pieces I'm not 100% sure on. But, let's take a look...

THE LOVES 

Sleek Makeup Blush in Flushed
I didn't know what to expect with this, as I've tried it before years and years ago in a different shade and wasn't keen. However, on this shade it's utterly beautiful and I'm completely besotted with it. This shade is right up my street, I'm not s massive coral type fan, but give me a rose pink any day and I'm in love. Not only that, but it's so long lasting, it's great value for money. I'm. It sure I'll be getting any more as the other colours werent really my thing, but I do love this baby.

Mac Liptensity Lipstick in Marsala
Okay so, I've split the two lipsticks out as I have different feelings for each colour. Marsala is gorgeous, the perfect winter berry shade and it suits my colouring down to a T. The formula is very comfortable, it's long lasting and the pigmentation is really, really good. I also really like the packaging as you can see what colour you're going for, as opposed to the other Mac lippies where you need to look at the bottom of twenty odd lipsticks before you find the right one...

THE LIKES

Mac Liptensity Lipstick in ClaretCast
Now, Claretcast is in the likes, as I do like the colour, but I'm not in love with it. I've definitely been reaching for Marsala more. I also feel like Marsala lasts longer than this shade, not sure why there's a difference but there definitely is for me. The feel of the formula is very much the same, which I do like, but this colour just isn't rocking my boat as much as Marsala. But - it's still in the likes. I think I'll pick this up a lot more in the Spring than I am at the moment.

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Peach Glow
Ultimately, I do like this. It's a really good setting powder and does exactly what you want a powder to do. And although it has a slight colour to it, you really can't tell. It helps keep make up in place for a long time, and it finishes everything off nicely. Now, the reason it's a like as opposed to a love, is simply because I keep going back to my Hourglass powder. And I think if I loved it, I wouldn't keep doing that. I do think it's very similar, I just don't quite get the glow I do with Hourglass, and it doesn't last as long. There is a huge price difference, so that's probably why. However, if I hadn't of used the Hourglass one, I probably would have loved it. It is a very very nice powder, and I do love the colour of this particular shade.

THE DISLIKES

Disclaimer here - this should probably be renamed the "not-sures", as it's not that I dislike them, it's just that I'm a bit meh about them.

Rimmel Match Perfection Illuminating Concealer
I think for me I had such high hopes for this, maybe it was always going to disappoint. But really, I just feel it didn't do too much. Yes, it did brighten under the eyes, but it didn't give great coverage and it just didn't last very long. So for me, it just didn't do the job I needed it to do. Plus, I'm not a fan of the squishy tube, I feel like I waste a lot of product this way, whereas other products I've used like this has had a click method, or doe foot work much better.

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+ Unifant Light
Okay, so... I just don't know with this one. I usually really like what Effaclar Duo+ does, and ultimiately it has helped to clear up my skin. My blemishes have faced and ultimately they've stayed gone. But - it's just so drying for me, especially at this time of year. So where I think this is designed so it could be used as a base, it's just a big thumbs down for me. I tried it a couple times over weekends and my skin was so dry by the end of it I just couldn't deal. So I've been having to use this, and then a moisturiser and a serum to make my skin tolerable. Which is a lot of who ha for me. So for me, it's just a big no no. Which is such a shame as I usually love this brand.

So there you have it! My thoughts on these five products. I'd love to know if you you've used these and had similar or difference experiences so let me know!

Much love, Lisa May

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