Showing posts with label rimmel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rimmel. Show all posts

Monday, July 24, 2017

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation

Hey everyone! Just stopping by today with a quick review on my new go-to foundation at the moment: an oldie but a goodie, the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation.

I won't ramble on too long about this product because I definitely could, so here is what I've noticed with it in the time I've been using it so far:

  • Coverage is medium but definitely buildable.
  • Finish is natural, almost dewy but not quite. 
  • You need to set it with a powder because it will stay tacky to the touch even after a while. 
  • It has a light, fresh scent that goes away very quickly after applying it. 
  • Didn't cause me to break out or any irritation to my sensitive skin. 
  • It felt very hydrating and comfortable; GREAT for dry skin types 
  • Definitely lives up to the long wearing claim; lasts well through heat, humidity, sweat, etc. 
  • Very light feeling on the skin, you don't even notice you're wearing foundation. 
  • Bonus: FINALLY a drugstore foundation with a shade light enough for my non-tanned skintone (very fair skinned girls will understand what I mean!) 
The Bottom Line

I love this foundation! While I wish I didn't have to set it with powder which can feel drying on my skin, it's otherwise super comfortable and everything I look for in a foundation! Plus it's drugstore, so you can feel good about the price. Definitely a must try for dry skin types looking for an affordable foundation. I'm not sure how well it would last on oily skin (let me know in the comments if you've tried it and have oily skin!!) but I think this is a great product. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

June Favourites!

 Another month has come to an end, which means it's time for my monthly favourites! I have  smaller bunch of products this month, but I love them all so much. Some of them are new to me and others are rediscovered old favourites.
 First, I've really been loving my Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in the shade 'Donut'. It's the most perfect bright pink colour that looks so pretty in the summertime. I've really been reaching for this one a lot, especially since I've been keeping my eye looks a bit more neutral.

I've also gotten a lot of use out of my Annabelle BB Compact Makeup, as I'm sure you can tell by the generous amount of pan I've hit on it. I use this powder to set my makeup. It adds an extra little bit of coverage, and darkens my foundation a little bit, which is good since the foundation I'm using right now is my winter shade, so a little too light.
 Of course, I've been roped in by the hype surrounding the L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara. I really do believe it deserves the hype it gets. It's for sure a dupe for my beloved Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara, and at a fraction of the price, I'm on board 100%.
 I've really been enjoying the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hour foundation this month. It offers great medium buildable coverage, is super long lasting, and leaves a very flawless finish on the skin. I'm not too sure what "Comfort Serum" is, but considering my skin has been dry to the point of discomfort this month, I will agree that this foundation has been comfortable to wear.

Finally, I started using my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette on a near daily basis again, and I've fallen in love with it all over.

I still firmly believe that this is a must have in any persons makeup collection, whether you're a beginner or a makeup junkie.

It's the perfect collection of wearable neutrals that never get boring.

That's all for my monthly favourites for June! This month just flew by, it's so crazy. Can't wait to see what July has in store... (Hopefully a bit more sun and heat... the weather in Canada hasn't been too "summery" yet, unfortunately!)

Have a wonderful July everybody!


Thursday, January 19, 2017


It's time for another empties roundup! I haven't used up too many products in the past little while, so I may start doing these posts on a quarterly basis, however I do have a TON of samples I need to test out, so let me know if you'd like to see me do a big review of samples I try!

Lets get into it!

Rimmel 'Stay Matte' Pressed Powder: It took me ages to get through this powder, but I can honestly say its one of the best I've ever used. It's super afforable and keeps your makeup matte and in place all day.

Too Faced 'Better Than Sex' Mascara: It seems I always have one of these in my empties posts, likely because it's my holy grail mascara. I've done a full review on this mascara in the past, you can read that here, but in brief, it lengthens, volumizes, and makes my lashes look unlike anything any other mascara can do.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara: I have a full review of this mascara on my blog as well, which you can read here, but once again, this mascara is one of the better ones at the drugstore. If you want long, voluminous lashes, this will definitely do the trick.

Arbonne RE9 Advanced Line (samples): I was sent samples of the full Arbonne RE9 Advanced Line to review (which you can read here), and I was pretty pleased overall! They each did something specific for my skin and I did notice a difference after using them.

Degree Motionsense Deodorant in 'Berry Cool': I normally don't mention deodorants in my empties, but I wanted to mention this one because I'm so in love with the scent. It's a super refreshing berry scent that I cannot get enough of!

Aveeno Eczema Care Hand Cream: If you've read my blog for a while, you know that I go through about a tube of this a month. It's my absolute favourite hand cream to soothe eczema.

Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel Cream: I finished this up early on last month. It's a great, lightweight moisturizer that I adore in the warmer months. I probably wont repurchase this until the Spring, but it's still amazing nonetheless.

Hope you're all having a wonderful day!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Foundation Review Friday: Rimmel 'Wake Me Up' Foundation

Do you remember a few years ago when everyone was talking about this foundation? This foundation was a favourite of mine back in high school when I was getting started in makeup and watching lots of beauty gurus YouTube. I honestly hadn't used it in years, but since decided to pick it up again and give it some love and see if it's as good as I remember it being!

The Claims

  • Gives skin a radiant glow
  • Prevents premature aging
  • Light, smooth texture
  • Poreless coverage
  • Natural, flawless finish

The Results

  • This foundation only comes in 5 different shades,which can be a bit frustrating for those with more fair or dark complexions. I use the lightest shade (Ivory), and I can only pull it off in the summer when I'm a bit darker than usual.
  • It has a really nice scent. Normally I'm not one to want scented face products but this scent is really fresh and mild. It doesn't linger at all once you apply it.
  • The so-called "radiant glow" comes from the fact that there is some shimmer to this foundation. Keep that in mind if shimmer isn't your thing. It isn't anything too crazy, but it is a bit noticeable when you're in the sun.
  • It feels very light and comfortable on the skin.
  • It doesn't cling to any texture or dry patches on the skin.
  • It lasts pretty well on the skin. I wore it out on hot days or at work and it still looked pretty good at the end of the day. 

The Verdict

I honestly forgot how much I really loved this foundation. It applies so well and lasts great too. If you're okay with the fact that you will sparkle a little bit under the sun, I highly recommend checking it out (hopefully there's a shade that matches you well!).

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Drugstore Haul!!!

Hey everyone! I did a bit of makeup shopping at the drugstore today and I thought it'd be fun to share my purchases with you all!

Firstly, there some truly amazing sales going on so I definitely encourage you to go check out your nearest drugstores and hopefully find some great deals like I did! Secondly, this may not be the most interesting haul in the world (1. I'm on a budget and 2. I mainly focused on eye and lip products) but I'm so excited with my new purchases!!!

What I got:
-Maybelline Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara
-Maybelline the Falsies Flared Mascara
-Marcelle Kohl Eyeliner in Black
-Annabelle Smudge Liner eyeliner in Wahine Blue
-Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipsick in Sugar Plum
-Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Wine With Everything (Pearl Finish)
-Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Violet Frenzy (Pearl Finish)
-Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Plum Velour (Shine finish)
-Nyx High Voltage Lipstick in Wine & Dine
-Nyx High Voltage Lipstick in Tiara

I'm so excited to give these a try. I purposefully chose a few lipsticks with a pearl finish because I have a feeling those are really going to be big this year. I love the pearl/metallic range Lime Crime has put out this season but I'm not a huge fan of the brand itself so I'm looking for similar products elsewhere! Hopefully these come out nice!

I will try all these out and report back if any of them are great! (or really really bad).
Hoping you're all having a great 2016!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Little Beauty Haul!

Hello there! Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I've been super busy doing all sorts of cool stuff, so look forward to seeing tons of blog posts about what I've been up to coming soon! :)

I've picked up some cool things over my past few shopping trips and I thought I'd share them!

  • Bath & Bodyworks Warm Vanilla Sugar body lotion 
  • MAC Amplified creme lipstick in Impassioned 
Just about the most gorgeous bright fuchsia! 

  • Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation
  • Lise Watier Eau Miscellaire 
  • L'Oreal "The One Sweep" sculpting blush duo
  • Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen 
  • Rimmel Moisture renew lipsticks in Coral Queen, Diva Red and Funtime Fuchsia 
From left to right: Coral Queen, Funtime Fuchsia, Diva Red.
I'm really looking forward to getting familiar with these products. I've tried a few of them and I'm quite impressed with my purchases! I'm also very intrigued with the Lise Watier miscellar water which contains no parabens, soap, alcohol, fragrance, dyes or oil. 

Let me know if you want me to review any of these!