9 July 2015

FOTD (+ Mini Reviews)

Today I decided to give something different a go. I have a collection of various makeup samples sitting in a drawer so I dug them out and did a FOTD using entirely free samples.

 I wish I had a sample of some sort of brow product because I think my face looks unfinished without them being filled in but other than that I think it turned out alright.

The products I used were:

  • Mac Skin Base Visage Primer
 I liked this, it made my skin feel very soft and its slightly shimmer when you look at the product but its unnoticeable  on your face so I think it might have a similar but possibly more subtle effect as Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. I can't say anything about if it makes foundation last any better than usual because I didn't keep my makeup on for very long and I wasn't wearing my usual foundation anyway.I'd definitely like to buy a full size of this since I've been looking for a new primer to change to for a little while and this felt lovely on my skin.
  • Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue in Vanilla 02
The coverage of this was far too sheer for my liking, I didn't feel like it evened out my complexion at all which is what I was hoping it would do. I prefer a medium to full coverage foundation because I have some redness which I don't like. The colour of this was a really good match for me though which I was surprised by since free samples of foundation rarely match my skin (looking at you Mac). I definitely wouldn't buy a full size of this but I might look at their other foundations since the colour was really good for me and I've never even considered them before.
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin
I already know that I like Urban Decays original Primer Potion so this is fairly similar. I expected it to be a lot more shimmery on my lid than it was but once it was blended in it wasn't very noticeable. It works fine for stopping eyeshadow creasing but I didn't notice any difference to the intensity of my eyeshadows shimmer. I wouldn't bother buying the full size of this because I already have a full sized tube of the original which I expect will last me ages. 
  • Shiro Cosmetics Eyeshadow in You Can Mclean On Me
I liked the colour of this eyeshadow and it was decently pigmented but I cant get past it being a loose powder. I really don't like loose powders because I find them such a hassle. I wouldn't buy the full sized version of this but they are really cheap so I understand why people do and I don't want to put anyone off if they're someone who doesn't mind working with loose eyehadow.
  • No7 Stay Perfect Liquid Eyeliner in Mermaid
I love the colour of this eyeliner, it's beautiful and not something I would usually go for. I wish it was a bit more pigmented and opaque because it was very patchy when I applied it and I really had to build up the colour. The staying power off this eyeliner though, is incredible. I literally had to soak my eyelids with coconut oil for a little while to take it off because nothing else would shift it. The brush is a bit thick for my taste but from looking at pictures I think that the brush on a real one is much thinner so that might only be a problem with the sample. I hate when companies do things like that though, why is it not completely the same, I want to know about everything including the applicator before I buy! I wouldn't buy a full sized version of it though because I can't see myself using a huge amount of that colour. I know they do sell other colours but when I've swatched them in the past I haven't seen nearly the same amount of saying power.
  • Mac False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara
I wanted to like this because I usually love big dense brushes but this one might have been too big and dense. I thought it ended up getting a bit messy because the brush was accidentally touching my skin and it was definitely too big too use on my lower lashes. It might be less annoyingly big if the wand was longer like in a full version though. I don't think I would buy this because I didn't think it was good enough for the price tag.
  • Benefit Lollitint
I liked this, it's kind of pinky purple and I like a purple blush. I have a hard time applying these though because I don't like to dot it straight on my cheek because sometimes it ends up not blending well enough and leaving me with darker dots where i applied it. I ended up applying it by wiping some onto my finger and blending it onto my cheek like that instead which worked quite well. I might consider buying a full version of this if I actually finished the sample version of it but I don't think I'll be using it a lot so I'm not sure.
  • Lancome Lipstick (I'm not sure what it is exactly)
I don't know what this is but I hate it. I didn't like the colour too much or the texture and the smell gave me a headache, it was so perfumey. I wouldn't buy this, not that I even know exactly what it is, and I threw out the sample because it was horrible.

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