September 2015 - LC's Beauty

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

My Brow Routine

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My Brow Routine
Hello loves,

Not too long ago I ordered the Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil online, now I already have the Anastasia Dipbrow but I have seen tons of people rave about the brow wiz so naturally being the make-up addict that I am I had to get it. 
I figured the brow wiz would be great to apply to the front of my brow as it applies light and doesn't make my brows look too caked.

The dipbrow is a tinted, cream pomade which lasts all day! As I want the tip of my brow to be more defined I use the dip brow with an angled brush. I have to be super careful when applying the dipbrow as it can be a little tricky.

I generally start off with the tip of my brow, taking a tiny bit of the dipbrow on a angled brush I sclupt out the tip of my brow and work my way around the arch and underneath, I then fill in the centre with small light strokes, stopping about half way. This is where the brow wiz comes in, I use that to shape the front of my brow and fill in the rest of it.
I know this seems like a lot of work but in my opinion you can never be too high maintenance when it comes to your eyebrows.

They both last all day which is what we all want in brow products. I would recommend setting the dipbrow with a brow gel though as it can sometimes transfer.

I have both products in the color Ebony.
You can purchase them from the Anastasia Website or from Beauty Bay

 Louise, xo

Friday, 18 September 2015

First Impression | Clinique Dramatically Different Gel

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First Impression | Clinique Dramatically Different Gel
Hello beauties,

Today I'm doing a first impressions of The Clinique Dramatically Different Gel, I picked this up at the Clinique counter in Brown Thomas, I was talking to the woman there because recently my skin has went from dry to oily around my t-zone and I have been breaking out in surface bumps. I didn't want to continue using the moisturiser that I have been using as that is more so directed to dry skin. The lovely lady at the counter recommend this gel as it is targeted towards people with oily skin.

When I got home I washed my face with Clinique's 7 Day Scrub and then applied a pea sized amount of the gel to my face. It glided on so well but let me tell you a little goes a LONG way. I applied it mostly to my oily areas and the rubbed the excess over the rest of my face.

I didn't notice a dramatic difference right away (I wasn't expecting to) but I did notice when I woke in the morning my skin was quite a bit smoother. I applied my make-up as normal that day, throughout the day I noticed that my foundation wasn't moving around my nose and forehead as much as it usually did.

As far as my breakouts, I haven't seen a huge difference, they seem to have faded a little bit but I don't quite know if that's time or the gel doing it's magic.
I'll write an updated post once I have finished the gel fully and let you know what I think!

Price: €24.00
Rating: 6/10
Purchased from: Brown Thomas

Saturday, 5 September 2015

L'Oreal Is Love | Review

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L'Oreal Is Love | Review
Hey Beauties,

I'm just going to put this out there.... I've fallen in love!!!

This beauty right here is L'Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation and on my goodness, it's my new baby!
I cannot rave enough about this product. I love everything about it, the texture, the end result, everything!

L'Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation

As you can tell my the title this is a matte foundation that applies in a liquid form and then dries matte. I've worn this to work on 8 hour shifts and I didn't see one spec of oil!! Generally I get oily around my t-zone after about two hours of wearing make-up but with this I went an entire day without any oil production. 
I didn't find it made my skin look chalky which most matte foundation normally do so I tend to veer away from them.

This also lasts all day, i didn't find it transferring onto my clothes or my hands which is rare to find in foundations. 
I didn't apply any powder overtop of this, just my bronzer and highlight which sat really nicely on the skin also.

It feels super lightweight on the skin which is great for a day at work or just going for lunch with the girls. I wouldn't wear this on a night out as it isn't full coverage enough. 

L'Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation

As you can tell I'm super obsessed with this product. I will 110% be repurchasing it once I have used this one up. 
I have yet to try the non matte Infallible, if it is anything as good as this one I'm sure I will love it!

Price: €12.29
Rating: 10/10
Purchased from: Boots

Let me know your thoughts on this product! Do you love it or loath it?