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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

FOTD: 5 Product Face

I decided to do my makeup using just 5 products and this is how it went...

I used:
BENEFIT Total Moisture moisturiser
BENEFIT Porefessional primer
MAC Pro Longwear foundation
CHANEL Pink Explosion blush
MAC Pervette lipstick

What items would you choose for a 5 product face?


I do love a highlight. A little subtle glow to the cheek bones that just shows when the light catches. Benefit Watt's Up is a good one for a champagne glow.

Benefit: Our soft focus highlighter turns on “watt” ya got with a delicate champagne glow that’s gorgeous. With a cream-to-powder finish... it’s a switch on “wow” for all complexions. You’ll adore the smooth applicator and luminous sheen.

There a lots of types of highlight, Benefit High Beam, Moon Beam and Sun Beam and all liquid form and then you have powder highlights such as MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes. Watt's Up is a cream to powder in stick form which you can use with a brush or place it straight onto the face and then use the buffer on the other end or your finger to blend it out.

The nicest thing about Watt's Up for me is the colour, it's a subtle champagne and looks pretty on all skintones. It's a sheen on the cheeks that looks pretty when the light hits it.

What's your favourite highlight?

LEE STAFFORD: Argan Oil Miracle Heat Defence Spray

Lee Stafford: Argan Oil Heat Defence Spray is a light-weight with Argan™ complex, for peace of mind when using heated styling appliances. Protecting from the heat of hairdryers and other heated styling appliances, as well as helping straightening irons glide through your hair when styling. Argan Oil is a rich, nourishing oil, native to Morocco. It contains many of the ingredients associated with repairing hair and the creation of luxurious healthy hair. The Berber women of Morocco have used Argan Oil as part of their daily beauty regime for hundreds of years and consider it to have many benefits, including preventing moisture loss in their unforgiving desert surroundings. Now these ancient beauty secrets, proven for centuries, are spreading worldwide. With Moringa Seed Extract, otherwise known as Miracle Tree, a multi tasking ingredient that helps keep hair squeaky clean, whilst encouraging natural shine to truly glow.

I like to use a heat defence on my hair as I always use a hairdryer and straighteners and chose this one as it contained Argan Oil I though it would have even more benefits for my hair. The main problem with it is the smell. I really dislike it. I'm not sure what it is about it, but it is just very strong and over powering. I also find that it makes my hair a bit static when brushing as well and I can get fly-a-ways. I do think it's a good product, but it definitely has a couple downfalls.

What heat defence do you recommend?

BENEFIT: Stay Don't Stray Shadow Primer

Benefit: This dual-action power primer works 360 degrees around the eyes to make concealers AND eyeshadows STAY PUT. Concealers don't crease, eyeshadows stay vibrant and true. Sodium hyaluronate hydrates while Vitamins C and E help fight signs of aging.

I always have to use some sort of primer on my lids when I'm using shadow and I like this one, it is quite thick compared with Urban Decay's Primer Potion, for example, but it doesn't make it hard to work with at all. You can use it just on the eye lid or use it under as well to enhance the longevity of your concealer. I have also before mixed it in with my liquid foundation, if it is a bit on the dark side, and it gives the foundation better staying power as well as lightening it slightly.

Stay Don't Stray works with any Benefit concealers including; Erase Paste, Boi-ing and Fake Up.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

BENEFIT: Total Moisture Facial Cream

Benefit: Say good-bye to dry skin and hello to "total moisture." This facial cream provides concentrated immediate & long-term hydration for a radiantly refreshed complexion. Our exclusive tri-radiance complex helps develop the skin's reserves of water & reinforce skin's moisture barrier. Contains mango butter, a natural plant-based emollient known to provide moisture. For normal to dry skin. In consumer testing, 100% of people tested felt that their skin was immediately and intensely quenched.

I suffer from dry skin and I like to use a more luxurious moisturiser to try a fight the dryness.This moisturiser is a nice thick cream, which can be used as a night cream for everyone, but I like to use it in the day too. It definitely works to keep me hydrated during the day and throughout the night. I love the smell of it, it is naturally fragranced and has a fresh cucumber scent. And, as usual with Benefit products, the packaging is really pretty and it looks great on display in the bathroom.

Total Moisture retails at £27.50 in the UK for 48g.

What moisturiser is your pick?