24 April 2014

MeMeMe Seventh Heaven Moisturising Face Base

MeMeMe Seventh Heaven Moisturising Face Base
MeMeMe Seventh Heaven Moisturising Face Base
MeMeMe Seventh Heaven Moisturising Face Base
MeMeMe Seventh Heaven Moisturising Face Base

The MeMeMe Seventh Heaven Moisturising Face Base is enriched with Shea Butter, Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene to prep and prime the skin, rejuvenate, nourish and hydrate the skin. It also contains active nutrients and extracts which work to brighten, smooth and even out the skin tone to create the perfect base for makeup application. The MeMeMe Seventh Heaven Moisturising Face Base £15* is packaged within a frosted plastic jar, and has the appearance of a moisturiser. It contains 30ml of product and is said to be scented with the zest of lemon, lime, orange and mandarin. The jar is quite lightweight due to its plastic container.

The MeMeMe Seventh Heaven Moisturising Face Base is the most expensive product on the MeMeMe website, but the cream is so incredibly rich that only the smallest amount is needed with each application. The cream has such a lovely, zesty scent which is really invigorating especially in the morning.. it reminds me of lemon icing, and melts into the skin like icing too. I only have to lightly dab my fingertip onto the cream and that's enough cream for nearly half of my face, it's just so rich. I really love that it has such a rich formula, but is really lightweight and I can apply my makeup straight after without waiting for it to absorb. It doesn't make my primer of foundation slip and slide either, like some rich face creams have the tendency to do.

Whenever I apply the MeMeMe Seventh Heaven Moisturising Face Base I can really feel it nourishing my skin, like a nourishing moisturiser would. It doesn't contain any silicone so I personally don't find that it improves the texture and appearance of my skin, so I like to apply a little of Benefit's POREfessional just over my pores on my cheeks and nose to help blur them a little. If you don't have noticeable pores, then you could get away with just applying this Seventh Heaven Face Base as your primer. I can confirm that my makeup is definitely prolonged whenever I apply this, which is exactly what I look for in a primer. Due to how lightweight the cream is, I imagine it being suitable for all skin types although there is no mention on the box nor website of the skin types Seventh Heaven is best suited for.

I really do love this face base, however I would have liked to see a visible improvement to my skin and imperfections considering its price. But when used with another skin enhancing primer, the results are really impressive and it smells heavenly which is quite appropriate considering its name.

23 April 2014

Makeup Revolution Haul

Makeup Revolution Haul

The brand new budget makeup brand Makeup Revolution is causing quite a storm with their amazing range of affordable makeup products. They've already received an huge amount of positive reviews from beauty bloggers on their products since their launch last month, so I couldn't wait to try the brand for myself. Makeup Revolution have over 300 products already to choose from, starting from £1 and pride themselves on delivering performance and quality in every product at 'revolutionary' prices. What's more, they delivery internationally so anyone can get their hands on Makeup Revolution products. 

Delivery within the UK is £2.95 or free on orders over £30, and they have sometimes have free delivery promotions too. Plus, Makeup Revolution do not test on animals which is fantastic news. I was very kindly sent a selection of their products to try for myself, which I'm so excited about, so I wanted to show you which products I received and I will review everything here on my blog in due course. 

Makeup Revolution Haul
Makeup Revolution Haul

The Makeup Revolution products which are creating the biggest buzz right now have to be their extensive range of eyeshadow palettes. There are ten different palettes containing twelve shadows each costing just £4, with some being VERY similar to some pretty 'iconic' palettes. There are Iconic 1, Iconic 2 and Iconic 3 palette which are undoubtedly visual dupes of the three Urban Decay Naked Palettes, but until I've tried them, I won't know if they compare shade-wise. I have two of the Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Palettes; The Acid Brights Palette and The Iconic 3 Palette.  

After I uploaded a photo of my haul on Instagram (@missmakeupmagpie), I've been asked a number of times to do a comparison post of the Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Palette and the Urban Decay 3 Palette, which I didn't actually own. So this week I actually bought the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette so I can do a detailed comparison post between the two which I'm really excited about doing.

Makeup Revolution Haul

Next up I was sent one of the Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Blushes in the shade Loved Me The Best which is only £2.50. Plus two of their Salvation Intense Lip Lacquers £3 in the shades No Ordinary Love and More Than I Could Give.

Makeup Revolution Haul

The next products I received was the Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter £3 in Golden Lights, Makeup Revolution The One Foundation £4 in shade 8 (there are 16 shades available), and two of the Makeup Revolution Foil Finish Awesome Metals £4 in Pure Platinum and Emerald Goddess

As you can see I got an amazingly diverse selection of their products to try, and I am so excite and eager to use them. From what I can see and how thy feel, the products don't feel and look cheap like the likes of MUA and e.l.f. do, so I'm definitely impressed with what I've seen so far. As I've already said, I will be reviewing everything for you, but if there is something/s you'd particularly like to see first, please comment below and let me know and I'll make sure I prioritise getting those reviewed first. 

Have you tried anything from Makeup Revolution yet?