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Collection V Makeup Revolution

Hi All,

So I’ve been inactive for a while, doing a lot of stuff in my personal life but expect plenty of reviews, food posts, current faves, current routines in the next few months.

Today I am here to talk about 2 very hyped concealers, Collection Lasting Perfection concealer has had a cult following for years and for good reason the coverage is amazing, but the colour selection had a lot to be desired, their previously pales shade 1 Fair was still that little bit too dark for me, I am albino so I’m very pale, but I did then mix that shade with their lilac colour corrector and this worked really well for me and kept the coverage high. They have recently released 2 more shades, the one I got for my skin tone was the ultra Fair shade, this is a hell of a lot better, I can just about wear this without foundation without it being too noticeable, which is a miracle for my skin.IMG_20180311_160433_084

I will be kind of comparing it with the newer Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define concealer, I bought this as soon as it came out and have been trying it so much my tube has run out so you know i’ll have a good idea on this one too.

Collection Lasting Perfection:

So this concealer is one of my favourites, it has been for years, I have redness in the centre of my face and I am prone to break outs and dark circles, this is made more noticeable by my very pale skin…and this concealer covers it all! This lasts all day as well once I set it which I find doesn’t always happens on my skin with a lot of concealers. A tube of this lasts me quite a while as well considering how much I use it, a little goes a long way. The finish on this is quite matte but I definitely set it.

Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define:

So this one comes in 18 shades so you know that wins out on that side of things, the colour range could still be expanded but they have done an amazing job or such an affordable brand! The current palest shade C1 is a little too dark on me, it appears in swatches to be paler then the collection concealer but it doesn’t go on and set paler. It is important to note Makeup Revolution are bringing out more shades in this soon. The coverage on this is no doubt very good but I’d call it a high medium coverage as apposed to full coverage of collection. I do really like this concealer but it doesn’t last as long on the skin and I definitely run out of product quicker then collection even considering the quantity difference I do use more of this to get the same coverage, so something to consider when purchasing. This also has a matte finish and I set this one as well, I do think its a little more matte then collection which I quite like for concealer.

Collection Lasting Perfection

Price – €5.79. Quantity – 6.5ml.

Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define

Price – €4.98. Quantity 3.4ml.

See below: First pic, top to bottom is Makeup Revolution C1, Collection 0 Extra Fair, 1 Fair… Second pic is about 10 mins later, you can see the all oxidise slightly, and you can see the coverage of the lasting perfection is better here also.

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Final Results:

I actually really like both of these for different reasons, If I need the coverage I’d reach for Collection and if I’m not wearing foundation I’d do the same, but can see myself reaching for Makeup Revolution as well, sometimes I don’t like that full coverage, especially with a more glowy look which I think I lean towards a bit more then I used to and the shade range is a winner for me, as someone with albinism who finds shade matching extremely hard and still hasn’t found anything that is 100% there, I understand how frustrating it is to want to buy something but not have a colour to match, so I’m loving the inclusive mind set they are in. But I do think Collection just edges it for me,, more product and I use less and its still affordable… but If i was of deeper skin I’d be raging with brands like this who don’t have near enough shades.

 

As always questions are very welcome. I hope this has helped a few of you, I know there has been plenty of debate on these two already so thought I’d throw my thoughts in the mix.

Back soon with exctiing things….

Sinead xxx

Flawless Makeup for Pale Skin

20170213_172420Welcome All,

So I am as pale as pale can be, I literally don’t have any pigment so I truly am very fair.

As a teenager I found it so hard to find make up, in particular foundation, concealer and bronzer that I could use without looking like m face was totally different to my body… which believe me did happen and I cringe at the thought. But over the years I’ve tried out a lot of different products and got so many tips online and had a good root around boots and pharmacies and found some really great products.

Primer

I have been using the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Protect Broad Spectrum SPF 30/PA+++ It is a white primer cream and is quite moisturising going on the skin, I have tried so many face creams and moisturisers with a good SPF and I find this the best, I am very fussy about the texture but this is so smooth and doesn’t feel like it is clogging up my pores. I have combination skin and find it works well for me and does keep my make up on longer for a long day or night. My favourite thing about this is the SPF, I take my skin health and protection quite seriously as I am so fair and it is so important for us all to have a good SPF on every day of the year.

Base

Once your primer is on your base is the most important part to a good make up look, I love the formula of MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid Foundation, I get this in NC15, which is slightly dark for my skin, but I like to have one foundation for if I decide to have tan on it works well with both, I only ever go very light on tan. So to lighten this up, I use the L’Oreal Paris Lumi Magique Primer along with the foundation, I do 2 pumps of each and mix them on my hand or a palette, this does dilute the coverage slightly of the foundation but the Lumi primer is amazing to give you such a good glow and makes you look so healthy and natural. I always use my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to blend foundation into the skin. I do put on some Translucent powder to lock in my base and prevent oil in the T-zone but still has a healthy glow to the base.

Concealer

As I said the Mac foundation coverage is diluted from the Lumi primer I find a good concealer is a must but concealer is one of the hardest things to find as an extremely pale person. To conceal any imperfections I use the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in shade 1 Fair, this is brilliant at concealing blemishes and dark circles but it is not pale enough to create a highlight for me. During the day I do like to highlight a little with the Kat Von D Beauty Lock-It Concealer Creme in the colour White Out, this is a pure white concealer, during the day I only put a little under my eyes and at the high point of my cheek bones but for a more polished look Ill add a little to my cupids bow, centre of my forehead and chin and it is amazing and again I use my Real Techniques Sponge for a flawless finish.

Highlight and Contour

To bronze up the skin a little I use Rimmel Sun Shimmer Compact Powder in Light Matte, with a very light hand I add a little warmth to my face and neck which is enough for a subtle look. Then to contour my favourite has been the NYX Cosmetics matte blush in the shade Taupe, this is a cool toned brown which is perfect for creating shadows on the face, again I use a very light hand and a natural hair brush so I don’t pack on too much product but its build-able for night time as well. To highlight recently I have been using the Highlighter Kit by SOSU by Suzanne Jackson, there are 6 colours in this palette and although they seem kind of odd colours or a little dark for me, on the skin they look just perfect for day and night.

Hoping this has inspired some other pale skinned beauties out there and if you’re looking to purchase you can find all available online and in stores across Ireland and the UK.

Pearly xx

Flawless Makeup for Pale Skin

20170213_172420Welcome All,

So I am as pale as pale can be, I literally don’t have any pigment so I truly am very fair.

As a teenager I found it so hard to find make up, in particular foundation, concealer and bronzer that I could use without looking like m face was totally different to my body… which believe me did happen and I cringe at the thought. But over the years I’ve tried out a lot of different products and got so many tips online and had a good root around boots and pharmacies and found some really great products.

Primer

I have been using the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Protect Broad Spectrum SPF 30/PA+++ It is a white primer cream and is quite moisturising going on the skin, I have tried so many face creams and moisturisers with a good SPF and I find this the best, I am very fussy about the texture but this is so smooth and doesn’t feel like it is clogging up my pores. I have combination skin and find it works well for me and does keep my make up on longer for a long day or night. My favourite thing about this is the SPF, I take my skin health and protection quite seriously as I am so fair and it is so important for us all to have a good SPF on every day of the year.

Base

Once your primer is on your base is the most important part to a good make up look, I love the formula of MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid Foundation, I get this in NC15, which is slightly dark for my skin, but I like to have one foundation for if I decide to have tan on it works well with both, I only ever go very light on tan. So to lighten this up, I use the L’Oreal Paris Lumi Magique Primer along with the foundation, I do 2 pumps of each and mix them on my hand or a palette, this does dilute the coverage slightly of the foundation but the Lumi primer is amazing to give you such a good glow and makes you look so healthy and natural. I always use my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to blend foundation into the skin. I do put on some Translucent powder to lock in my base and prevent oil in the T-zone but still has a healthy glow to the base.

Concealer

As I said the Mac foundation coverage is diluted from the Lumi primer I find a good concealer is a must but concealer is one of the hardest things to find as an extremely pale person. To conceal any imperfections I use the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in shade 1 Fair, this is brilliant at concealing blemishes and dark circles but it is not pale enough to create a highlight for me. During the day I do like to highlight a little with the Kat Von D Beauty Lock-It Concealer Creme in the colour White Out, this is a pure white concealer, during the day I only put a little under my eyes and at the high point of my cheek bones but for a more polished look Ill add a little to my cupids bow, centre of my forehead and chin and it is amazing and again I use my Real Techniques Sponge for a flawless finish.

Highlight and Contour

To bronze up the skin a little I use Rimmel Sun Shimmer Compact Powder in Light Matte, with a very light hand I add a little warmth to my face and neck which is enough for a subtle look. Then to contour my favourite has been the NYX Cosmetics matte blush in the shade Taupe, this is a cool toned brown which is perfect for creating shadows on the face, again I use a very light hand and a natural hair brush so I don’t pack on too much product but its build-able for night time as well. To highlight recently I have been using the Highlighter Kit by SOSU by Suzanne Jackson, there are 6 colours in this palette and although they seem kind of odd colours or a little dark for me, on the skin they look just perfect for day and night.

Hoping this has inspired some other pale skinned beauties out there and if you’re looking to purchase you can find all available online and in stores across Ireland and the UK.

Pearly xx