Monday, 21 July 2014

Review: Benefit Boi-ing Concealer

I recently bought this concealer as I wanted to try something that was slightly more high-end but was still not too expensive. I was very impressed overall, and I think that it will last me a long time, as I have been using it regularly for about a month now and I have not even made a dent in it! The packaging is great too, as the lid screws on meaning that it is secure and there is less of a chance of it falling off, and the concealer getting everywhere.

I got it in the lightest shade, which was perfect for my skin tone. There are 5 shades in total, which is unfortunately not the biggest range. However, they have a very creamy consistency, which makes them easy to blend out and into your skin to give a natural look.  Once blended they look like your skin is naturally clear, which is a bonus. I use this concealer on spots and under my eyes, as well as around my nose and any other areas that I want to brighten. It does crease slightly under the eyes, but if you powder afterwards and/or prime before hand, it is usually fine.

The staying power of this concealer is really good, and it will last a whole day even in the heat when powdered. I normally wear it without a foundation, but it looks really good with one too, and makes your skin look extra perfect! I would highly recommend this product, as although it is more expensive than most products on the high street, it is also of a higher quality and will last you for a very long time. 

If you're still not sure, you can go to a Benefit counter in your local Boots or anywhere else where Benefit is sold, and either ask for them to try it on you or ask for a sample. It costs £17.50, and I think it is worth the price.

You can get it HERE from Benefits website!

- L x

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Summer Style - Co-ordinates

Missguided - Co-ords

This season, one of the biggest trends is 'co-ordinates', where the top and bottom part of an outfit match. I personally love this trend as I think that the matching items look very chic when put together, but they can also be paired with other items, creating a lot of different outfits.

I have found that the best place to get these matching sets is Missguided, as they are inexpensive but are still fashionable. When worn together, the items create a 'put-together' feel, and it looks as if you spent a lot of time on your outfit.

Overall, I think this trend is for everyone, as it can look cute or professional, depending on the co-ords you choose, and there are many different shapes, so there is something for every body type. Below are links to all of the sets shown above, all of which are from Missguided.

1~ Top - £14.99, Bottom - £14.99

2~ Top - £19.99, Bottom - £19.99

3~ Top - £19.99, Bottom - £19.99

4~ Top - £14.99, Bottom - £7.49

5~ Top - £19.99, Bottom - £19.99

6~ Top - £14.99, Bottom - £17.99

7~ Top - £14.99, Bottom - £17.99

8~ Top - £14.99, Bottom - £14.99

These are just some of the co-ordinates available on Missguided, and other websites such as Boohoo sell many of them as well, so be sure to check there if you don't see anything you like!

- L x