October 09, 2015
Look Good Feel Better is the only international cancer support charity, which provides practical support for women and teenagers struggling with the visible side effects of cancer, which is an incredible cause and one very dear to my heart as my Mum has cancer. There are so many charities which do amazing work for cancer research and preventing future cancer cases, but Look Good Feel Better work with those that have been diagnosed with cancer, which is such a massively traumatising condition to be diagnosed with. Look Good Feel Better run free skincare and makeup workshops and masterclasses all over the UK for people undergoing any type of cancer. Their two hour sessions are led by trained beauty volunteers who share tips and techniques to help with eyebrow and eyelash loss, as well as changes to the skin.
This organisation really is incredible, and I think the work they do is fantastic. They have launched a range of makeup brushes and sets, and 12% of each sale of a brush or set will go to Look Good Feel Better, to help fund their admirable work and the brushes can all be purchased from the Feelunique website. I have two of their products; the Look Good Feel Better Foundation Brush £9.99 and their Flawless Complexion Sponge £7.49.
The Look Good Feel Better Foundation Brush’s bristles are hand cut, and are made from super soft taklon making them cruelty free, allergy free, environmentally friendly and they’re suitable for sensitive skin. The brush is actually really great quality, with quite a weighty wooden handle and slightly rose gold toned metal ferrule. The bristles really are amazingly soft, and the bristles are tapered into a slight point. I don’t generally like foundation brushes like this, as I don’t find that they do a very good job at applying foundation but this brush is perfect for concealer – it blends my concealer in well and I can use it to build up coverage where I need it. I think it’s a great brush, and I think the price point is very fair, especially with a 12% donation to their charity.
My favourite way to apply foundation is by using a sponge, so I was excited to try the Look Good Feel Better Flawless Complexion Sponge, especially as the shape is a little different to my Beauty Blender and Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. The sponge has almost an hourglass shape, with a rounded base and pointed tip with curved sides and the sponge is designed to be used damp, and it does increase in size and becomes softer once it’s damp. The pointed tip is for use around tricky places like the eyes and nose, and the base is for the rest of the face. I would say the sponge is just as good as my Real Techniques one, and it does a great job at applying my foundation evenly for a lovely, flawless finish and I think it’s such a great cause.
*This post contains a PR Sample or gifted item.
October 08, 2015
Recently, I tried my very first Kiehls product; the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate and I really was impressed and couldn’t wait to try something else from the highly coveted brand. The Kiehls Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate is clinically demonstrated to visibly decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles including brow, forehead marionette and lip lines, as well as improving skin firmness, texture and the appearance of pores. It also provides anti-oxidant protection and exfoliates skin to reveal healthier-looking skin, with an impressive ‘Healthy Skin Promise’ where Kiehls guarantee you’ll see healthier, more revitalised skin in 28 days or you’ll get your money back.
The Kiehls Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate is packaged within a brown plastic bottle, with a pump. I really like the pump on the bottle as it has great control, so you can dispense as much or as little as you want without unnecessary wastage which is essential with a product which costs £49. I find that I only need to dispense a grain of rice sized amount of the cream for each eye, as it’s incredibly rich and I find that a little goes a long way so I can only imagine that this 50ml bottle will last for a very long time. It takes a few minutes for the cream to fully absorb, but once it has, it doesn’t cause any issues for my concealer or foundation but I do prefer to use it as part of my evening skincare routine as it is so rich, but I like that I can use it during the day should I want to.
I don’t suffer with fine lines or wrinkles yet, but prevention is most definitely than cure so this cream is perfect as it’s so incredibly rich, and I definitely notice how plumping it it on the skin around my eyes especially which I imagine would work wonders on those with fine lines. The texture of the skin around my eyes is a little uneven and dry, but this cream has definitely improved the texture thanks to it containing 10.5% of pure vitamin C – my skin feels so much smoother, and refined which makes my concealer sit better around my eyes without creasing or settling into dry patches. I’ve been really impressed by this Concentrate, and love using it with my Midnight Recovery Concentrate as they’re both so nourishing and they will both be a godsend with the seasons changing, to keep my skin as hydrated and healthy as possible.
*This post contains a PR Sample or gifted item.