Monday, 18 May 2015

L'oreal Infallible 24-hour Matte Foundation vs Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation


After hearing so much hype over the new L'oreal Infaillable matte foundation, I decided to jump on the bandwagon. Having oily skin, this foundation promises to be long-wearing and matte, which is the perfection combination for my skin.

I applied the L'oreal foundation using my Sigma F80 brush and I have to say, it blended like a dream, more so than the Estee Lauder double wear. I would say it gave a medium coverage, and is quite buildable. It left a matte finish on my face and wasn't sticky at all, compared to other foundations. Saying that, it didn't make my face look flat at all. In terms of its staying power, it did start to fade and get shiny after about 4/5 hours, although it didn't make my skin super greasy, it just left a nice glow. 

I have owned the Estee Lauder double wear foundation for a few months now, and its safe to say that it is my current favourite. It is significantly more expensive than the L'oreal foundation (Estee Lauder retails for £30 and L'oreal is £7.99). However, I believe that it is worth the extra cost.

The Estee Lauder has a wider range of colours, and the packaging is more premium (although it's not travel-friendly!). In terms of staying power, I think that the Estee Lauder is much more suited to those with more oily skin as I find that it stays matte for up to 7/8 hours without the need to powder. I also think that the coverage and finish of the Estee Lauder is better than L'oreal.

Saying that, I think that the L'oreal infallible foundation is definitely worth the money, especially when there is a 3 for 2 offer on! It would be great for taking away on holiday as it is plastic packaging (as opposed to glass like Estee Lauder).

I'd love to know what anyone else thinks of these foundations or any others that they would recommend!

Bethany xo

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Homemade Facemask- @raychlovesbeauty

Hey guys!

I've finally finished my exams (and my degree) so I can get into regular blogging!

I recently set up a beauty instagram account (@bethanybeautyblogger), and came accross another blogger (@raychlovesbeauty) who made face masks. I was drawn to them because of their natural ingredients, and I love anything home-made! I was very kindly sent a face mask to try out, and I couldn't be happier! It came in a plastic container, and has enough in to make about 7 face masks depending on how much you want to use.

After following the instructions and adding water to the mix, i applied it onto my face and left it for around 10 minutes. It has such a refreshing and cooling effect on the skin, and I lovee the smell! It smells like camomile- kind of like freshly cut grass. After the time was up, i rinsed a flannel in warm water and wiped away the face mask. It left my skin feeling soo soft and refreshed. I have oily skin and it didn't dry out, nor make my skin any more oily, which was perfect.

It was super easy to make, apply and rinse off. I couldn't recommend this face mask enough!

Thank you Raych for sending me this product, I would be more than happy to purchase more when I run out! Make sure you check out her instagram, youtube and blog!