Friday, 27 July 2012

Budget Friendly Perfume Dupes

Zara Textures 50ml - £10

I initially went to check out the Zara perfumes as I’d heard that Zara Women was a fantastic dupe for Chanel Chance and as I’d ran out of Chance this was the perfect solution. I was quite disappointed when I couldn’t find the Zara Women perfume but I was pleasantly surprised with the other perfumes on offer. This perfume Zara Textures Water Lily caught my attention staright away, not only is the packaging super cute but it’s a lovely light, feminine and slightly musky scent (sorry I’m rubbish at describing smells) It initially reminded me of the Chanel Chance Eau Tendre (the pink one) but I have since seen that a lot of people say it’s an exact dupe for Miss Dior. Miss Dior according to the website  “glides from the sharp charm of a fresh, fruity, citrus prelude into blossoming floral notes, then on to the noble elegance of patchouli, before finally concluding with musk” I would agree to this for the Zara perfume. Either way I absolutely love this and this is now my pick of the bunch! I find the Zara perfume/eau de toilette last surprisingly well for the price, I’d say they last the same as any high end eau de toilette I’ve tried.

Zara Rose 50ml - £10

This is actually my Mam’s perfume that Elaine and I bought it for her when we were shopping for the perfumes above, as she instantly identified it as a dupe for one of her favourite perfumes For Her by Narciso Rodriguez. This is an amazing dupe and smells identical for only a fraction of the price! For Her is described as “Floral-fruity, amber and woody notes with musk at the heart” and thats exactly how this Zara perfume smells.

Zara Evening Collection 30ml - £5

This is another Zara perfume that caught my eye, and it was in the sale too. This is a much heavier evening scent than the Textures perfume so its aptly named. I can’t think of another perfume that this is a dupe of, but it’s well worth a look if they still have it in a store near you. Personally I think if you like Chanel Chance you’re going to like this one.

Lidli Suddenly 50ml - £3.99

I first heard about this perfume on MakeUpSavy a favourite blog of mine. This perfume has become extremely famous and constantly blogged about due to the fact is smells almost identical to Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle. I've never personally had Coco Mademoiselle before as I am an avid Chanel Chance fan, I've always liked it however at a whopping £65 for the perfume I've never bought it, so off to Lidl I went. This Lidl version initially smelt quite strong/ cheap and I was quite disappointed however whilst walking around the store I noticed on my skin it settled down and smelt amazing, it’s unbelievably similar to Coco Mademoiselle. Personally I would say the Lidl version is lighter and doesn’t last as long (I’d say for me only about 3 hours) but for £3.99 this doesn’t bother me, I simply keep another bottle in my bag/at work to touch up through the day.

Parfums Love You & Me 15ml - £3.99

My friend Gemma was wearing this and I happened to commented that I didn't think she wore Ralph by  Ralph Laurent , and she told me it was actually a cheapy perfume from Boots for only £3.99! I had to have it straight away, I am pretty obsessed with Ralph by Ralph Laurent so I was thrilled to find a dupe. The scent is a bit sweeter than Ralph but other than that it's exactly the same, you can find it on the Boots website here - Elaine 

Do you know of any other perfume dupes out there?


Wednesday, 25 July 2012

NOTD: Cosmopolitan Freebies Missguided Misstify & Misslead

(L-R) Misstify and Misslead

Misstify and Misslead are the two of three nail varnishes that Cosmopolitan are offering as freebies on this months issue, I bought these colours as I really wanted some neon nail varnish. Missguided have partnered with Cosmo before and I have always been impressed with the colours however they do tend to stain your nails, but I am really underwhelmed by these colours.
When I applied the 'neon' pink nail varnish (Misstify) I was disappointed by the darker pink finish, I definitely wouldn't call this a neon pink which it appears to be in the bottle, the finished colour isn't one that I would reach for, so I can see this lying at the bottom of my nail varnish collection or I will give it away.
When I got the yellow nail varnish (Misslead) home I was unimpressed to find that it actually had a shimmer to it... which wasn't isn't for me personally and it definitely didn't look too good when I had applied it, I felt it looked quite cheap and Rachel agreed, it was removed straight away. The application was tricky too as it was quite streaky, this took 4 coats to get the coverage shown in the picture!

I was disappointed with these nail varnishes, but I have learnt a lesson to look at the colour of freebie nail varnishes a bit more closely!

Did you get this months Cosmo's freebies? What did you think?


Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Review

You would need to be hiding under a pretty large rock if you haven't heard the buzz from beauty bloggers raving about Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable balm stains, so I was really excited when they were launched in the UK and even happier to hear that both Boots and Superdrug were offering them at an introductory price of £5.99 (normally £7.99), so I had to try them out.

(I wasn't overwhelmed by the shade choices to be honest, but I have heard that more shade options are available in America, so maybe they will be released here at a later date...)

I picked up Honey first as I wanted a berry colour to wear everyday as an alternative to pinky/nude lip shades and this matched what I was after quite well. I hadn't planned on buying another one as they hadn't wowed me as much as I thought they would, but I thought I may as well take advantage of the introductory offer so I picked up Rendezvous, I did already have my eye on this but I was worried it would be too similar to my Tutti Frutti Lip Butter but I found that it had more of an orange tone compared to Tutti Frutti, although this does oxidise to a darker shade.

  • The Just Bitten stain does leave your lips feeling softer and smoother, however personally I find that I still need to use a lip balm before applying but I have quite dry lips.
  • The packaging is really great and I like the retractable crayon design, I know the design/product is very similar to Clinque's Chubby Sticks but I have never used a Chubby Stick so I couldn't compare.
  • They are great everyday lip products, I have been wearing Rendezvous and Honey to work everyday, they are very wearable shades that are still highly pigmented.
  • They contain a nice minty scent, which I quite like, it isn't strong so it's not irritating or overpowering, although I know Rachel wasn't keen on this.

  • They tend to only last on your lips for 2 hours max, and even then it's the brighter more highly pigmented colours (Rendezvous) that have that longevity, which isn't what I expect for a product that claims to be a stain (I know Revlon say it is a lightweight stain... but it is still a stain), especially when Revlon claim it will last 'hour after hour'.
  • I found that after application both Honey and Rendezvous oxidised to a slightly darker shade, I didn't mind the darker colour, but sometimes the swatch doesn't always match the shade when it is applied.
  • The balmy feeling on your lips doesn't last long, I would say about 20 mins, so if you like to have that moisturising feeling on your lips you would need to keep reapplying.

Will I repurchase?
Maybe... I do like the Just Bitten stains as they are great everyday/easy to wear lipsticks and I'm happy with the colours that I have, but they really haven't wowed me, maybe I was expecting a wonder product from all of the hype. I would only purchase them again if they had a shade that I was looking for at that time and even then I wouldn't go out of my way to buy that shade in this product in particular.
Rachel has swatched the Just Bitten stains and she was quite underwhelmed too but she did say she would be tempted to try Romantic or Crush which are darker shades in the Autumn.

Have you tried the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable lip stains yet?


Sunday, 22 July 2012

Just Been Paid - Haul

Whats the best thing to do when you have just been paid? Get your hair cut and go shopping! So that's exactly what I did...

I went and got my hair cut at Savannah's salon in Newcastle, which also sells Aveda products so I thought I would treat myself to Aveda's Phomollient a styling foam that I swear by to add body to my hair, it costs £14 for 200ml which is more than I normally pay for my hair products but you only need to use a small amount so it lasts a long time. As I bought a product from the Pure Abundance range I also got a free 30ml sample of Aveda's pure abundance style prep spray, I can't wait to try this and will do a review soon!

French Connection have a great sale on a the minute, there are soo many dresses in the sale for £39 or less!
French Connection Lori Dress
This dress was in the sale at only £15, an absolute bargain for such a perfect summer dress, the only downside with this dress is that it's a bit see through... so I will maybe try to wear it with nude undies or more likely with leggings.

I also got a lot of hayfever tablets and packs of tissues (very boring), is anyone else suffering as much as me?


Saturday, 21 July 2012

NOTD: Barry M Coral

I love my new nail varnish from Barry M, it's a really vibrant red/orange colour for summer,which is great as the sun has finally come out!! I wouldn't say that this was really a coral colour... but I still love it, is it just me but when it gets near summer it seems that any red/orange/pink colour suddenly is called coral.

I have applied two coats with no top coat in this picture. I have been wearing this for the past couple of days and I was really impressed with how it has lasted, it has worn a bit on the tips after 3 days but I think that is pretty good considering I didn't use a top coat. 

This is a bit random but I applied this to my toes and I don't think the colour worked, I'm not really sure why but Rachel agreed... I would put a photo up but I don't think anyone wants to see my feet!


Tuesday, 17 July 2012

YSL Le Teint Touche Eclait Foundation Review

As i'm sure you know YSL were offering a free colour match and 7 day sample of the well hyped new foundation. This also meant they get your details so that the counter can ring you when the foundation is available to buy so you don't miss out (it's out now). So we couldn't resist a chance to try out this much anticipated foundation.

Elaine was colour matched to BR30
Rachel was colour matched to BR30, B40, B30,B10 & BD20 (so just goes to show sometimes you need to trust your own judgement with foundation colours!)

"Twenty years after the launch of the iconic Touche Éclat, Yves Saint Laurent adopts a leading edge technology that transposes the magic of this legendary highlighter into a foundation to achieve the same illuminating result for the entire face. Yves Saint Laurent introduces LE TEINT TOUCHE ÉCLAT.A bold, unique formula to target shadowy areas and define contours. A magic light infused within a weightless fluid. A texture that has no mask-like effect. A formula free of opaque powders that evens the complexion and erases imperfections, enhancing the face’s natural features."

(L-R) BR30, B10, B30, B40, BD20
  • The foundation feels lovely and lightweight on your skin but still provides a medium/slightly light coverage.
  • The packaging is perfect, not only is the glass bottle very well designed it also has a pump, it looks clean and stylish, Rachel would buy it just to put on her dressing table.
  • The finished look does diffuse the look of imperfections and pores, we compared this to other foundations we had and there was a clear difference in the quality of the finish, pores were noticably less visible with the YSL foundation.
  • It had good lasting power if you have dry skin, however I found on my oily skin it slipped quickly.
  • It was easy to apply and blended really well.
  • The shade range is impressive, there are 22 shades in 3 different colour categories, I really love that it has a range catering for people with pinky skin, as I find some foundations can be quite yellow for me.
  • This made my skin very shiny after a couple of hours, which was very disappointing, as having to add powder so early on in the day wasn't great.
  • I don't think this foundation matches up to the hype of the Touche Eclait highlighter, I can't say that YSL brought the light to this foundation, it is a nice foundation that gives a natural glow but as illuminating as we hoped.
  • The price, £28 is the norm/relatively cheap for high end foundations but I don't think I could justify paying that much for a foundation that doesn't knock my socks off! Rachel however is on the fence as to whether this foundation is worth the price.

Will I purchase?
Elaine - I won't be buying this foundation, I was disappointed with how quickly it made my skin shiny, and it was very shiny! I do like this foundation and will be using my samples up but it isn't the perfect foundation for me so I couldn't justify buying it.
Rachel - I am very much on the fence about this, I didn't blow me away, I thought after reading other bloggers reviews it sounded perfect for me and all I want from a foundation (light/medium coverage, dewy glow & good for dry skin) but it hasn't met my high expectations. I'm going to keep trying out the samples and will definitely be looking into this foundation again when I need to buy a new foundation.

I bet you have all tried the samples of this foundation, what do you think?

Elaine & Rachel

Monday, 16 July 2012

Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic Face Mask Review

What Lush say - Irish moss gel will soften the skin, whilst almond oil will moisturise and leave it supple. Fresh blueberries are full of vitamins and minerals and are anitoxidant. Rose absolute and chamomile essential oil will reduce redness and irritation. Calamine and talc will deep clean and soothe the skin at the same time.
Combined together they provide your skin with a good deep cleanse without causing puffiness – leaving the face cool, clear and calm. This is a deep cleansing mask that it designed for regular maintenance to keep the skin clean and clear. Regular deep cleaning can avoid spots occurring and keep skin in top condition.

I was luckily enough to get this for my Birthday – I’d had my eye on Lush face masks for awhile and as I’d heard great things about them and as my skin went a bit awol I decided Catastrophe Cosmetic was on the one for me.

  • I love keeping this in the fridge as its cooling and refreshing on the skin – perfect to calm nasty red spots. Because I keep it in the fridge and as it only lasts a month this means I was more likely to use it than other masks I have lying around the house. A perfect incentive for pampering.
  • I really like drying hard clay like masks – this was lovely and easy to put on. It dried hard to give that deep cleansed oil free feeling – be warmed it will flake off all over your jeans!
  •  I think it really did help to calm and soothe my break outs, it was nice to treat my skin with a cooling mask and spot redness did seem to reduce after using it.
  •  I LOVE that its natural and handmade – it might be more of a placebo effect but it does make you feel lovely.
  • It may look like a tiny pot, but you only need a small amount to cover your face so you get plenty of uses out of it within the month.

  • It was a bit messy and difficult to remove – but that’s all the fun of a face mask eh!
  •  It didn’t really smell very nice and the colour was more green sludge like with bits of blueberry than the beautiful blue it looks in the picture.
  •  This isn’t a con for me as I liked using it up quickly but it’s worth noting it does only last a month.
  • Although I found it was cooling for my spots I do think it’s more of a relaxing treat than something that’s going to work wonders on my skin.

Will I repurchase?
Hmmmm I enjoyed it but I’m not in a rush to buy another lush face mask, however I would buy it if my skin flares up again. I would probably try the Lush Brazened Honey mask next but at the minute I’ve got my eye on a few other face masks.  I’m dying to try out the Ren Invisible Pores Detox Mask and the Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask, have you tried either of these?


Batiste New Dry Shampoo - Lace - Review

After Rachel's TRESeme dry shampoo review we thought we would review Batiste's new scent Lace*.
Batiste say - the scent offers base notes of white musk, cedarwood and sandalwood which are complimented by top notes of citrus fruits, nutmeg and pink pepper. The heart of the fragrance contains stylish floral tones of rose, orchid and iris with jasmine and ylang-ylang.
Lace is for ladies that love the vintage look. Oozing pure elegance and style, and with an oh-so-sophisticated scent, a few quick sprays instantly leaves locks feeling clean, fresh and as lush as lace itself.

  • Elaine really likes the packaging and I can see that this would look great on loads of girls dressing tables, its bold, girly yet grown up, or 'seductive & elegant' as they put it - not sure I'd go that far tho!. However to be honest I'm not a girly girl so probably wouldn't have picked this up as the packaging would have put me off, so I'm glad I've tried it.
  • I LOVE the smell of this. The scent is lovely, feminine & floral and not quite as overpowering as the other Batiste scents. I feel when I have this in my hair its not obvious that I've used dry shampoo, it just smells like a lovely shampoo or perfume. I find with some of the other well known Batsite scents the smell can be quite obvious and makes it clear that I've used dry shampoo - do you find this or am I just paranoid?
  • This might sound weird but I find the Lace version feels lighter in my hair, I'm not sure if the formula is different or the scent just makes it feel lighter.
  • Batiste dry shampoo is still my favourite on the market (and apparently it's yours too - Batiste is leading the way with 80% market share) I find its quick, easy to use and the bottle lasts awhile - great value for money. 
  • Most importantly its fantastic at refreshing my hair and adding volume, it does exactly what it says on the tin!
  • The only con for me is that like all other Batiste dry shampoos it does leave a slight white tinge to my hair, I have very dark brown almost black hair and therefore this does take quite a bit of rubbing in. I don't find this is a huge problem as it's what I expect from a dry shampoo. I don't find this Lace version any easier or harder to rub in and works just as well as all the other scents.
Will I repurchase?
Elaine - Definitely, I have had a few comments on the nice scent of my hair, and it's nice to have an alternative to my usual Batiste Tropical scent.
Rachel - Yes this will be my new go to Batiste scent, I never thought I'd see the day when I ditch the tropical scent!

Which is your favourite Batiste scent? ......I think I'm going to try out the XXL Volume next so I will let you know how it goes. PS. How cute is the Cherry packaging!

Elaine & Rachel 

*PR sample

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Carmex Lip Balm... up to the hype?

I have heard a lot of bloggers raving about Carmex lip balm as an everyday essential, so I had always wanted to give it a go but I have been pretty obsessed with my Figs and Rouge lip balm recently, so when I was out shopping in town and urgently needed lip balm, I nipped into Boots to get this.

I got the original Carmex lip balm, which has a minty/menthol scent, although I don't think this was stated on the cardboard packaging (I have thrown this away so I could be wrong).

I like the Carmex design, although the white tub does make it look a bit clinical and more like an antiseptic cream or something.
The price, £2.69 for an iconic lip balm is pretty reasonable.

I didn't like the minty scent at all, it left my lips with a minty tingle which isn't great when I have sore lips, although it did only last a few seconds.
I found that the lip balm didn't sink in well and seemed to just sit on my lips, I know people rave about how brilliant this lip balm is and I do have a similar issue with other lip balms so maybe it's just me.
It didn't leave my lips feeling that moisturised at all and I felt that I needed to keep reapplying, maybe that due to the balm not sinking in well on my lips.

Will I repurchase 
No, it just isn't for me, I wont finish this and I will end up giving this to Rachel or my Mam.
I will definitely be sticking to my Figs and Rouge lip balm, you can see my review here.

What do you think of Carmex lip balms? 


Friday, 6 July 2012

August Magazine Freebies! Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Red, Elle & Glamour

Magazines really seem to be spoiling us with freebies these past few months, and this month is no exception! This month there are some great freebie bargains available on great magazines, all of the August issues are out NOW!


Cosmo have continued their partnership with for some nail polishes freebies, which is great as I have loved the missguided nail polishes in the past. The are 3 polishes available Missmatch (Orange), Misslead (Yellow) and Misstify (Pink), there is also a 10% discount code for on the back of the nail polish, which is an extra bonus! The nail polishes are normally worth £5 each.
I have the yellow and pink nail polishes so I will do NOTD's soon! I have just finished putting on the pink polish and I have to say I'm a little bit disappointed it's not more of a neon colour.

Marie Claire

I am really excited about this freebie, I have been dying to try an Avon mascara for ages as I always hear great things but don't know an Avon lady and really hate paying delivery for small items! Marie Claire are offering 3 Avon mascara's to choose from, Super Extend Extreme for lengthening, Super Curlacious for curling and Super Shock Max for volumising. The mascara's are normally worth up to £10, you can see the mascara's on AVON's website here.
I have bought the magazine with the Super Shock Max mascara as I have heard great things about this mascara from the Pixiwoo sisters, so I get a review up as quickly as I can.


Glamour are offering a range of Balance Me products, there are 4 available  Balancing Face Moisturiser, Wonder Eye Cream, Pure Skin Face Wash and Rose Otto Intensive Lip Balm, they are normally worth around £11 each, you can see the products on Balance Me's website here


Elle are offering St Tropez Self Tan in 2 shades, I think it's great that they are offering more than  one shade, so I would get this freebie early if you want to get the shade most suitable for you.
 I am very tempted by this, as I'm not going on holiday this year and I don't know what has happened to our British summer so I might need a bit of self tan before I can show my legs!


Red are offering a REN skin care set normally worth £16, which contains Vetiver v7 Hand and Body Cream 15ml, Hydra-Calm Global Protection Day Cream 15ml and Active 7 Radiant Eye Gel 3ml. I think this is such a great freebie and I could be tempted to get this too, I normally don't rush to buy magazines with skin care freebies, but I know Rachel is pretty excited about Glamour and Red's freebies so I will get her to update the post if she gets them.

Are you tempted by any of this month's freebies?


Thursday, 5 July 2012

No7 Beautiful Skin Eye Make-up Remover Review

I bought this eye make-up remover when I had a No7 £5 voucher, I’d never used it before and I tend to just use my cleanser to remover eye make-up but as it was so cheap with the voucher I thought I’d give it a whirl.

Pros –
  • It claims to be hypo-allergenic and suitable for all skin types and It didn’t sting my eyes
  • Hmmmm well I guess it does take your eye makeup off quickly, but my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish does this just as well too (I don’t wear waterproof mascara).
  • I like the blue colour... ha can you tell I’m struggling to find pro’s here.

Cons – 
  • It’s incredibly oily and It leaves a horrible greasy residue which is really unpleasant.
  • I find the packaging quite annoying as a LOT of product comes out at once as it doesn’t have a pump or a small dispensing hole.
  • Price, even with the £5 voucher I don’t think this is worth £2.25 or £7.25.

Will I repurchase –
Definitely NOT even with the voucher, I’ve got better things to spend my money on.

I’ve read a lot of reviews on the boots website and it appears the formula of  this has changed, a lot of people rave about the original formula and hate the new version which I’ve tried, it will be interesting to see if Boots listen and revert back to the old one.


NOTD - Ciate Bon Bon Free with Marie Claire

I received this Ciate nail varnish free with last month’s Marie Claire. I initially wasn't going to buy it as I have loads of nail varnish and there were so many great magazine freebies last month...... however whilst on my way to work I was reading the Metro newspaper and noticed a voucher to buy the magazine for only £1 - so it would be rude not too (I’m definitely going to keep an eye out for more offers like this at the end of the month, as I saw one for Elle magazine too)

I've never tried this brand before but I’ve heard a lot about them so I was looking forward to trying it. This is the shade Bon Bon with two coats, it definitely needed two coats to stop it looking streaky but then I think all nail varnish needs two coats. It’s a lovely lilac colour with a hint of grey, I would say its slightly more purple than it shows in the images, however still lovely. Since wearing it I’ve had a lot of compliments – which is always nice.  The application went on easily but it took slightly longer than expected to dry, I then applied the Barry M top coat. The varnish wore relatively well 3 days without chipping however on the 4th day it peeled! I mean  it wasn’t a huge problem as it was ready to be removed but I haven’t had a nail varnish peel in a long time. Perhaps it didn’t work well the Barry M top coat, I’m not sure, has anyone else had this problem with Ciate nail Varnish?


Wednesday, 4 July 2012

NOTD: The ELLE Grey by Mavala

I got this nail varnish a couple of years ago as a freebie from Elle and I love the colour soo much, I think as the grey is quite light it's an all year round colour! The nail varnish had actually turned quite sticky which I was surpised about, I would have thought that a brand like Mavala would have a bit more longevity in the nail varnishes! I still love it even if it does show all the ridges in my nails... Has any one tried Essie's base coat that fills nail ridges? Is it any good?

And I think my cat Smudge loved it as much as me, I couldn't take a photo without her trying to get in the picture too!


Monday, 2 July 2012

Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint Review

Since the recent launch of Liz Earle's new makeup range we have been dying to try it out, so we  managed to get some samples of the Liz Earle Sheer Tint from John Lewis.
Liz Earle say - The perfect way to enhance your skin. Our rich, creamy formula leaves skin looking naturally dewy, even and radiant. With Mineral UV protection SPF15, plus our specially selected blend of botanicals. 

Elaine tried shade Bare 01
Rachel tried shade Bare 01 and Beige 02

  • It's long lasting, it lasted easily 8 hours. 
  • Decent coverage for a tinted moisturiser or whatever it is. I did ask the sales assistant if she would class this as a tinted moisturiser or a light foundation - she couldn't answer me. I would personally class this as a light coverage foundation as it feels much more like a foundation on the skin.
  • It does make skin look dewy, even and radiant, and didn't cling to any dry patches in the slightest.
  • The formula is lovely and easy to work with, you can easily build it up if you like a much heavier coverage.
  • As I would wear this in the daytime and mostly during Summer it's great it has SPF 15 in.
  • Elaine found that it made her skin look a bit too dewy on the T Zone, and we both found it did seem to slip from the T Zone by lunchtime. I have dry skin Elaine Oily.
  • It feels quite heavy on your skin compared to other tinted moisturisers / light foundations, you can definitely feel it on your skin.
  • The price for me isn't much of a issue, however when I worked it our per ml compared to my new favorite NARS tinted moisturiser I found it would only be 50p cheaper than NARS if it were 50ml too. As I'd put the price of NARS in as a con on that review, its only fair to put the price as a con on this review too.  For 40mls of Liz Earle at £21 this works out at 53p per ml compared with my new favorite NARS tinted moisturiser £27 which is 54p per ml.
  • 4 shades - really! Although it is blend-able I found the shade offering really didn't work for me.
  • Not so much of a con but I found it does dry slightly darker when applied and takes a little while to settle into your skin.

Elaine - I did really like how this product made my skin look and the lightest shade did match my skin tone well, but I wouldn't buy this again as it wasn't the best on my oily t zone and it felt quite heavy for a sheer tint, if it was cheaper I may have bought it to try during the winter when my skin was drier but I didn't love it enough to pay £21.

Rachel - I was 100% ready to buy this, I've heard great things about it and I really like light foundations, also the price doesn't really bother me. So I'd been to the counter a number of times and tried swatching the two lightest colours, the sales assistant assured me the shade 02 Beige was for me - luckily she gave me some sample sachets to try out (they have a really good colour matching scheme to avoid wastage). When trying them at home I found neither shade 01 or 02 works for me at all. 01 washed me out and 02 was far too dark (maybe if I'd actually seen some sun this Summer it wouldn't have been too bad) but even blended out neither of these worked for me. So unless they bring out more well needed shades to the range I won't be buying this, which is a shame because the formula is lovely and I really really wanted it!

Elaine & Rachel
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