Thursday, 28 March 2013

Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm


I'm not really one for Beauty Balms as for me I don't see much point in them as they don't give the coverage I aim for.
But I got given the new Urban Decay Naked Skin one to try, and it seemed to have a lot more qualities than other BB creams.
It claims to be a BB cream with INSANE benefits, urban decay words itself.
It states that it has DNA Repair, Optical Blurring and its Oil Free.
The difference with this BB cream is that it isn't made for coverage and colour, what it does is it dries down to a demi matte finish leaving your skin looking naked but with a little help of the optical blurring giving you the flawless even effect.
It is supposed to even out the skin the more you use it, and it takes down redness and any open pores you may have.
If you look on the Urban Decay website, it claims to do a hell of a lot for a BB Cream.
So here is my view on it.
I was already sceptical about using it as I didn't believe it could make a difference for me.
But after doing a few make overs on the urban decay counter and using it on customers I noticed it gave a really natural glowing look.
However for me, I don't feel that it does that, once applied to my skin it doesn't look as if I have anything on, unless I apply loads of it.
The colour is supposed to suit most skin tones which I kind of believe seeing as it is invisible.
I would never wear it alone as I don't feel I could pull off just a BB cream so I applied my foundation over the top and I thought it made a slight difference to the finish but nothing major.
If your skin is already quite flawless then I would give it a go, its probably better if you were on holiday or going to the gym, defiantly not for a night out.
Oh and it smells a LOT different to any other BB cream Ive tried before, so go smell it!!!

Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning

I got this product on my allocation while working for Clarins but it mostly just sat in my draw for a while, until recently I discovered it.
I usually fake tan my body but never normally my face as I don't find it goes on flawless enough and it just ends up coming off at the end of the day after cleansing. 
So I thought I would try this out, its like the Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch primer which I am in love with anyway.
Its a nice creamy brown colour in the pot and when applied to the skin it glides on really well leaving your skin feeling really smooth and looking flawless, you don't need to apply too much, as it gradually gets darker over time.
If you want a darker colour however, then apply more, but make sure you wash your hands after, you don't want that orange finger look going on.
The good thing about this product is that you could wear it in the day time, personally I wouldn't as at first it is a little sticky when applied.
Before applying- Make sure you use a gentle exfoliater so that you remove any dead skin, as you tan will stick to the dead skin and make it look uneven.
I tend to apply mine just before I go to sleep and Ill probably do this twice or three times a week depending on the colour i want to achieve.
Overall it leaves a really nice bronzed look and makes you look like you've just come back from a holiday. I defiantly noticed looking healthier after applying my Estee Lauder Double Wear.
If you want a natural tan quick and easy go buy. I think its about £21

New Gorgeous Products Up For Review.

So I havent really done any reviews on any of the new products that ive brought recently, which just so happen to be a lot.
When you work in a beauty hall the temptation is far too much, as some of you would know haha!!
So below is a view of some of the new products ive brought and been using that I will be reviewing over the next couple of weeks hopefully :)

If there are any products you want me to review, especially urban decay and benefit, then let me know

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