Category Archives: Day make up

Maybelline BB Cream Review

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Recently I bought the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream. I bought it from the local Tesco after seeing the great reviews online and also the very persuasive advert! So here is my review of this bb cream and what I think about it after a one week trial.

Consistency
The consistency is very strange, it feels quite dry yet you only need a small amount to cover the whole face so it spreads very well.

Skin type
The bb cream is more like a tinted moisturiser rather than a bb cream and whilst it gives a lovely glow, if you have a dry skin you would definitely need to apply a moisturiser. I have oily skin and only needed to use this all day and I didn’t need to re-apply. I tried it on my sister and she found it too dry and so the next day tried it with her usual moisturiser and it worked much better.

Sun protection
The sun protection is great for everyday as it is SPF 30 and so no need for the extra step of a sun cream or moisturiser if you have oily to normal skin.

Compliments skin tone
I have very pale skin without fake tan and chose the light colour although the lady in Tesco told me to get universal glow which was orange!The colour matched my skin perfectly and after a couple of minutes the colour settled and looked just like my skin only better.

Hydrates all day
As stated before I have oily skin and this worked great for me, my sister has dry skin and when using it the first day on its own she had to moisturise again by dinner time.

Blurs imperfections
I have a large amount of redness in my skin around my nose and on my cheeks which it really blurred. For every day I haven’t been using concealer but if I am going shopping I have to put a bit on.

Feels fresh
With this you feel like you have nothing on at all. It is the most comfortable moisturiser I have worn.

Price
£7.99 and one I will definitely purchase again. This is the most satisfied I have been with any drugstore product.

Amanda Seyfried Make-Up Look

Get That Amanda Seyfried Look. After watching Amanda Seyfired last night on the Jonathon Ross show it struck me what a natural beauty she is. She wears very little make up and is always so relaxed looking, I thought this would be a great idea for day make up.

Get the look:

Face: To get Amanda’s healthy look but with a little more coverage use a foundation like Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum with a buffing or stippling brush to apply little product. Next conceal any red blotchy areas or blemishes with a concealer such as Mac Studio Finish concealer.

Cheeks: Use a pinky/peach such as Mac Something Special for a healthy glow. A cream blush creates the appearance of really healthy skin.

Eyes: First fill in your eyebrows lightly with your usual shade. Next use a lilac eyeshadow around the eyes with a slight shimmer, something like Mac Digit. Apply mascara such as Dior Show or if you are on a budget something like Maxfactor Masterpiece mascara. For this look the eyelashes should be the main focal point so make sure each lash is coated well without any clumps.

Lips: A lip balm is enough to finish the look, make sure its tinted pink to create a moisturised healthy look. For this a great lip balm is Burt’s Bees Pink Blossom Tinted Lip Balm.

To finish the look we must talk hair. If your hair is mid length to long this will be easier for you. If your hair is short just style your hair as usual but give it a bit more body at the root.

Firstly center part your hair. Make sure your hair is dry and choose sections around an inch and a half thick. Straighten these sections to get them warm and apply large velcro rollers rolling your hair away from your face and securing about mid way up the hair. Keep doing this till you get to the middle parting at the back of your head and then repeat on the other side.

Wait until your rollers are completely cool then remove them. Your hair should have a gorgeous silky wave that rolls backwards that will look more natural than if you do it with a curling iron.

Give it a try and let me know how you get on!