Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Perfect Girl Eyelashes Review (With Pictures)

Let me just start by saying that I love Perfect Girl eyelashes, so this is less of a review and more me gushing about how amazing they are! 
I can't remember when I got my first pair but it must have been over a year ago and they've been my favourites ever since. It's partly due to the amazingly low price which I find astounding for such great quality lashes. I buy them in Savers for £1.99 a pair but I've seen Superdrug stocking a select few styles for around £4 recently.

The three styles I have at the moment are called (top to bottom) Innocent, Curvy and...... Curvy. I don't know why, but the names on the boxes are the same even though they're obviously very different styles. I even went back in to the store just to double check that one of my pairs didn't come in the wrong box but they were all the same.

The lashes I'm wearing below are the pair in the middle of the above pictures, Curvy. They go from shorter near the inner corner of they eye and fan out nicely to a fluttery outer corner. If you prefer 'symmetrical' styles, there are plenty of those on offer too, but I personally like the ones that are longer on the outer corner.

When I try new eyelashes the first thing I notice is the flexibility of the band that they're attached to. If the band is not very bendy, they're really tricky to apply and you can never get the ends to stick down properly. These lashes all have a great flexy band which makes them easy as pie to apply and they can last all day without peeling off at the edges (which is the most annoying thing ever).

The Perfect Girl range has all kinds of styles, there are dramatic lashes that are perfect for dressing up or light, natural lashes perfect for wearing in the day. Of the styles I've tried, they've all been a dream to put on, they stick to the eyelid great and last all day. If you treat them nicely, they'll give you at least 5 wears and at £1.99, you won't find anything to compete with the quality of these. I recommend getting them from Savers where they're cheaper and there are more styles on offer than in Superdrug (proof). These are the only stores I've found that sell this brand but if you know anywhere else that sells them I'd love to know.

Have you tried these eyelashes? What is your favourite brand/style for falsies?

Sunday, 13 March 2011

My Foundation Routine

Despite the fact that I'm turning 20 in less than two weeks, I'm still cursed with teenager's skin. Most of the skin on my face is fine, good even, but it seems that I always have a spotty chin. 
Over the years I've experimented with dozens of foundations and concealers in an effort to cover up my spots but nothing seemed to work. In the past few months, as I've started reading more beauty blogs and extending my make-up know how, I've finally discovered a foundation routine which makes me feel confident about my skin.
You can click on the picture of any product to go to the product site.

1. Moisturise
I know this is basic stuff but it really is essential if you want even coverage on your face. I use Tesco's own Vitamin E moisturiser which is something silly like 78p a bottle. Cheap and effective.

2. Maybelline - Dream Creamy Foundation
I apply this all over my face using the sponge applicator provided. You can already see a reduction in the redness.

3. Vichy Dermablend - Corrective Foundation
I apply this just to problem patches using a brush I got in Primark for £1.50. It's the shape of a foundation brush but slightly smaller at one end and an angled brush at the other. This range is designed to cover any and all imperfections such as vitiligo, acne and scarring so it provides thick coverage. Because of it's heavy texture you only need the smallest amount which spreads a long way. You only need to use it on small areas where blemishes are most obvious. At this stage, most of the redness has disappeared.

3. Jerome Alexander - Italian Marble
This is a mineral foundation which I use all over my face with a medium kabuki for a matte finish. I absolutely love this product. It's long lasting and gives me even coverage. It's perfect for summer when you don't want to wear heavy make-up but still want a generous amount of coverage. When the weather heats up I'll probably just use this over the Vichy.

Do you have similar problems with your skin? What are your Holy Grail products when it comes to covering blemishes?

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Moody Eyes

I was having a bad weekend so on Sunday I really felt like wearing some moody make-up.
All I used to create this look was E.L.F's Cream Eyeliner in Black, Vaseline and a few Q-tips.

I know it doesn't look great close-up but I think the overall effect is moody and brooding, wouldn't you agree?

I applied a thick line of the eyeliner then smudged it over my eyelid using a Q-tip with a tiny amount of Vaseline on. Then I just kept adding more and smudging it around!