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REVIEW:MAX FACTOR CREME PUFF IN DEEP BEIGE

Published October 10, 2012 by sweetashoney

This post has been a long time coming.  I had typed this up on Friday and somehow the post just disappeared!!! Neddless to say I was most irritated that my efforts had been wasted.

I bought this powder a month or two ago and totally forgot about doing a review!!

This is what Max Factor says about this product:

Glamorous skin is simple to achieve with the luxurious finish of this high coverage powder make-up compact. It’s perfect for all skin types and gives a flawless matt finish with a soft, subtle glow thanks to millions of miracle light reflecting particles. Choose your look by using it alone over moisturiser for a fresher base, on top of your foundation for a red carpet result or even as an all in one make-up for a groomed, glamorous glow.

The product is packaged in a small, round  black case with the name and shade engraved onto the top in gold.

It is enclosed with

image courtesy of http://www.maxfactor.co.uk

a puff.  The website boasts 9 shades but Clicks only had 6.

My shade is no 42 – deep beige.

Deep Beige

Pros of Maxfactor Creme Puff Deep Beige:

  • Covrage can be built up.
  • Nice natural finish, imparts a subtle glow.
  • not drying
  • Flawless finish
  • Inexpensive
  • Does not Look cakey
  • Travel friendly

Cons of Maxfactor Creme Puff Deep Beige

  • Needs to be touched up every 2 hours, so not that long lasting
  • No mirror included. 😦
  • Puff is hard and tacky.
  • Has Parabens
  • perfumey scent

Give it a try!

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Review: Nars Orgasm

Published September 10, 2012 by sweetashoney

from the nars website

A couple of months back I purchased the nars orgasm beauty set from a website called Hq Hair. The set included orgasm lip gloss, blush and an illuminator.
The subject of today’s review is the blush.  It is beautifully packaged in matte plastic casing with a nice sized mirror.
The shade when applied is said to emulate the post orgasm glow! I don’t know about that – that said the colour is a stunning peachy pinky colour with embedded gold shimmer!
The shimmer is not chunky rather its very finely milled and on you skin it emanates a subtle glow!!!

Ingredients:The main ingredient in NARS Orgasm is talc. alc, Polyethylene, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Tricaprylin, Capric/Caprylic Stearic Triglyceride, Cera Alba (Beeswax) (Beeswax), PEG 150 Distearate, Lanolin, Laureth 4, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), May Contain (+/-): Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carmine (CI 75470) (CI 75740), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163) (CI 77163), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Orange 5 (CI 45370), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090) (CI 42090)

Pro’s of Nars Orgasm
Colour is very pretty .
Its very sheer and buildable.  On my skin tone (mac nc40) I have to apply quite a bit for the pigment to show through.
Blush stays on up to 5-6 hours.
The blush will last along time

Con’s of Nars orgasm
Its very expensive, needs to be ordered online and then there’s customs duty!
Not available in South Africa.

All in all :  Orgasm is a gorgeous shade and it is worth the hype definitely,  if you have the budget for it! I really love this blush and find myself reaching for it almost all the time.
Darker skin tones will need to test before purchase because the pigment might not show up so nicely.

Have you tried this blush?

What are your thoughts?

Review: Rimmel Vinyl Max Lip Gloss Desire

Published July 11, 2012 by sweetashoney

Image courtesy of Rimmellondon.com

 

What Rimmel says about Vinyl Max Gloss
“IIntroducing Rimmel London Vinyl Max Lip Gloss. Full c
overage, high gloss-shine.

For louder, bigger, bolder and braver pouts, you’ve come to the right place. Discover a gloss that keeps lips soft and smooth, whilst magnifying and intensifying volume and colour. And for once, you don’t have to compromise on comfort. The innovative, voluptuous wand allows easy application. Just one effortless glide gives full coverage for maximum impact and ultimate shine. With a hot new formula that smoothes and plumps out lips, you can experience a luxurious feel in six incredible shades, ready for today, tonight and tomorrow in one fabulous instant.

It’s time to pump up the volume – go big, or go home.”

Some gorgeous colours to choose from including; Passion, Addictive, Desire, Muse, Excess and Dare..

My chosen one is DESIRE

I love the super sized applicator that makes applying gloss easier (no really, it does). One swipe is all you need. The slightly tapered flattered tip makes application much easier and precise as well.

The gloss has a soft vanilla scent . though it doesn’t have any taste once applied on the lips

The formula is very soft, smooth and not too thick..

The gloss doesn’t stay on too long maybe for an hour or two maximum. It doesn’t dry out my lips or leave a residue behind

Desire is a deep brownish reddish colour gloss, slightly darker than my lips I love this because it looks natural and quite beautiful once worn. My lips look full and pouty!!

Pro’s:

The price is right.

The packaging is sleek and simple.

The applicator is huge with a tapered tip for precise and quick application.

Super shiny.

Full coverage.

Soft, subtle scent.

Con’s

Only stays on for 1-2 hours maximum, so you have to reapply often.

Limited shades available especially for us women with pigmented lips.

Would I Repurchase: Most definitely yes.!!!!

I bought this in the shade called Desire!
Swatched here:

image from Sarahhassanslog.com