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Product Review: MAC Prep + Prime Lip Base and Clarins Exfoliating Cleanser

I have used both the MAC Prep + Prime Lip Base and Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser with Orange Extract for some time now, and I think they are worth writing about.

 

 

MAC Prep + Prime Lip Base

I apply this MAC Prep + Prime Lip Base first before applying my lipstick. I have used it for years now, and I think it is one of the best lip primers at the moment.

Here is the product description –

A colour-free lipstick base that adds light moisture, smoothes and refines the lips. Improves the appearance of the applied lip products.

 

 

PROS

  1. My lips tend to get really dry, this moisturises my lips perfectly!
  2. My lipstick stays on all day without needing a top up, and without cracks, thanks to this fab lip base.
  3. It can be used alone as a lip balm.
  4. It has a lovely texture and smells good too.
  5. A little is all that is needed.
  6. I like the compact size, so easy to pop in a small bag.
  7. It is available to buy at many beauty shops for Β£14.

 

CONS

None.

I can’t fault this product at all. I recommended to anyone dealing with dry lips, or struggling to apply matte lipsticks. This MAC Prep + Prime Lip Base is all you need.

 

Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser with Orange Extract

I use this Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser once a week, and I have done so for a few weeks now.

Here is the product description –

The Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser with Orange Extract is a spa-fresh exfoliating facial cleanser that polishes-away make-up, embedded impurities and spent surface cells in one time-saving step to reveal the glowing skin beneath. The bi-phase scrub both cleanses and exfoliates, gently removing everything that makes the skin look dull, leaving the skin smooth, soft and luminous. Orange extract works to soften, refresh and revive. Moringa Seed extract, with anti-pollution benefits, purifies and refines the skin and helps to restore its natural radiance. Gentle Silica Microbeads tackle clogged pores, exfoliate and renew. The exfoliating scrub leaves skin comfortable and ultimately refreshed. Suitable for all skin types.

 

 

PROS

  1. I love the compact packaging.
  2. It smells amazing, I could sniff the orange scent all day.
  3. It is a great multi-tasking product – Cleansing and Exfoliating at the same time.
  4. It is great for all skin types.
  5. It is easily available to buy at many beauty shops for Β£21 for a 100ml.
  6. It leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth and clean.
  7. You only need a small amount, a little goes a long way.

 

CONS

  1. It stings the eyes if they come in contact, so do not apply around the eye area.

 

I love this Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser. I love how it makes my skin glow. I do recommend it and I can see myself using this product for many years to come.

 

Have you tried any of these products before? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.

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Beauty Muse – Michelle Keegan

The British stunning beauty – Michelle Keegan is more than a stunner; she is a Beauty Muse and she knows it!

 

 

I am not a fan of Coronation Street so I have never seen Michelle Keegan on TV, and I know nothing about her, except for the fact that she is married to Mark Wright, but I think she is a true beauty. I love her facial features. I think she has a natural beautiful face, and her hair always looks good.

Keegan was nice and generous enough to share some of her beauty tips in her interview with Cosmopolitan Magazine, and I have some of her beauty tips below:

 

Skipping Makeup

“I prefer wearing no makeup anyway, because I like the contrast when you go out at night and you look different. I actually feel more confident with less makeup than I do with makeup on. I don’t know if it’s because I was playing Tina (on Coronation Street) for 7 years and I didn’t wear makeup at work, that I just got used to it.”

 

Her Makeup Essentials

“My lashes are Ardells, I use the strip lashes. On my brows I use HD Brows products and get them threaded by them too. I like the Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser because that’s also got an SPF in it and foundation-wise I like NARS and Giorgio Armani for night.”

 

 

I agree with her tips, especially the skipping makeup bit. I only wear makeup when I absolutely HAVE to. I won’t want to go back to the days when I wore layers of makeup every single day. Looking back now, it felt like a chore, and my skin was all over the place.

 

 

What do you think of Michelle Keegan as a Beauty Muse? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Beauty Muse: Sade Adu

I grew up listening to her songs – Sweetest Taboo, Smooth Operator, King of Sorrow, By Your Side, and her other hits. She has a very sultry, lovely voice and a very beautiful face. Say hello to my Beauty MuseSade Adu also known as Helen Folasade Adu.

 

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They say beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Well I say everyone beholds this beauty. This Nigerian born, Essex raised stunner is the definition of timeless beauty. She is one woman who does not seem to age one bit. She is one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen. And she has an equally beautiful voice. I could fall asleep just listening to her.

I love her amazing golden skin, her beautiful eyes, black silky hair, her eyebrows, and everything else. No one can wear a red lip as pretty as Sade. Even at almost 60, she can still give 21 year olds, a run for their money. This woman is beauty goals.

 

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If I could be a fly on her wall, I would love to take a look into her bathroom cupboard, just to see what beauty products she swears by. I would also love to take a peep into her makeup bag as well. But since I can’t, I had to go digging for interviews online where she shared her beauty tips and secrets. And guess what? I found nothing.

Sade Adu is known for her privacy and zero interest in granting interviews so that could explain why I couldn’t find any beauty quote from her at all.

This is extremely rare for a successful singer, her career path is different but it worked and still works for her. And that is all that matters.

I will keep digging, maybe I will get lucky one day. But until then, we can only wonder.

 

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Are you a fan of Sade Adu? What do you think of her as a Beauty Muse?