Sunday, 4 July 2010

Revlon Photo Ready Foundation

I purchased this item after reading some reviews online and watching a few video reviews on youtube.

Price - I believe this product retails for around £10, i got mine from boots for £7.99 (i had a £2 voucher).

Shade Range - I got the shade 002 Vanilla which was the lightest shade they had. There are 7 other shades available from boots. Not a huge range of colours but enough to suit almost anyone.

Amount of Product - 30ml

Packaging - The product comes in a pretty looking glass bottle with a pump to dispense the foundation. The lid is black plastic.

The Product - The foundation promises poreless, airbrushed skin in any light with complete coverage. Its oil free and fragrance free. It is quite a shimmery foundation. Some of the reviews i read before purchasing claimed that the foundation contained a large amount of glitter but i only notice a light shimmer on the skin. It leave skin with a nice glow without being oily. The only time the shimmer is noticable is in direct sunlight

Ease of use - I found this foundation easy to apply, a little goes a long way. The pump can be pressed lightly for a small amount or all the way down for more of the product. I have tried applying the foundation with my fingers, stippling brush and a foundation brush but find a damp cosmetic sponge works the best and doesnt leave streaks. I round with the brushes it looked quite cakey and thick.

Coverage - Although it claims full coverage, it didnt quite cover all my blemishes/scars but i think this foundation could be quite buildable so another layer may cover more. It did cover the redness on my cheeks and chin very well though.

Overall - this is a great summer foundation, in my opinion it photographs a lot better (as it should) and leaves skin looking fresh and glowing. I prefer this over the colorstay which is probably better for winter. The foundation lasts all day with a primer underneath. I have oily skin so do need to reapply powder during the day but not as often as with some other foundations. 9/10 for this.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Nice and Easy Perfect 10 Hair Colour

I purchased this from Asda for around £6-£7 pounds, it promises hihg gloss colour and healthy looking hair in just 10 minutes, GUARANTEED. In the past my hair has been dyed a plum colour from Loreal but fancied a change so i picked up N0.4 dark brown. It comes with the colorant gel and developer liquid and also a six week conditioner (which smells like coconut). You have the option to apply with the nozzle as usual or a screw on comb.

I applied to my roots with the nozzle, then attempted to comb through with the comb but in my opinion the comb is absolutely useless, it makes such a mess. I eventually applied the old fashioned way with the nozzle. Left for 10 minutes, rinsed then applied the conditioner which needs to be left in for 2 minutes, rinsed again and done!!

I would definitely use this again without bothering with the comb, the 10 minutes flew by and the colour is nice and rich, its more close to black than dark brown at the moment but have been told after a couple of washes it will fade the colour slightly. So all in all great product 9/10 because of the comb.