Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The Favourites: Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer

Following on from Bobbi Brown's corrector is a concealer at the opposite end of the price range, it's the amazing Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. At only £4.19 it really is a bargain. As you can see from my photo this has been used a lot.

I don't use this product near the eye area as I find it too drying  and it settles into creases. But as a spot or redness concealer it's brilliant. Lasting Perfection is an opaque, full coverage concealer with a creamy consistency that sets relatively quickly, and lasts well throughout the day. This product gets a lot of stick for being cakey but if you build it up slowly and pat it out it conceals perfectly without caking. But if you have dry skin I'd make sure the area(s) you're concealing is well moisturised before application.

I use the lightest shade, fair, which rather handily matches my foundation. Unfortunately the colour selection isn't brilliant, there's only 4 shades send that's not nearly enough.

What do you think of this concealer? What's YOUR favourite concealer?


Monday, 14 July 2014

The Favourites: Bobbi Brown Corrector

Bobbi Brown's corrector is first in the instalment of holy grail or hero products, or more appropriately products I've repurchased or have loads of. Please feel free to add yours in the comments or if you've blogged or are going to blog about them please link me, I'd love to read yours!

I have Bobbi Brown's corrector in light bisque which is a peachy salmon-y shade. It's the perfect colour for countering my dark circles. Despite the pot being tiny this had lasted me absolute ages. The tiniest amount spreads and covers well. The best way to apply this is by heating a small amount up on your fingers then smoothing and patting gently. This is great for eyes with some wrinkles as it doesn't crease or settle, and it lasts well throughout the day, especially if set with some powder. You're really supposed to follow the corrector with concealer but I find that this can be enough, cakiness under the eyes is not a good look. 

The colour selection of this is pretty good and should suit most skin tones. This is a definite repurchase for me. What do you think about it? Or have you got something even better?


Friday, 11 July 2014

Flowers and Disability

Hello, something a wee bit different from me today. I just wanted to share this photo I took of some flowers I picked from my garden and arranged in Ikea bottles. I love having my own garden and I wish I was able to do more with it. We make it as user-friendly as possible which means there's things in pots at eye level so I don't have to bend down and I have a very good husband who doesn't mind being my extended hands and doing the things I can't do (which is mostly everything).