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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 ยฃ14.

 

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 ยฃ21 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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Product Review: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Powder

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I have fallen in love with Estee Lauder products. I tried the Double Wear Foundation some months ago, and I fell completely in love with the product. It is the best foundation I have ever used, and I have used loads. So when my Mary Kay powder finally finished, I decided to try the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Powder and I am glad I did.

Here is the product description:

8-hour staying power. Flawless all day. This worry-free powder makeup stays fresh, looks natural and won’t change colour, even through nonstop activity. Glides on silky smooth, stays on comfortably, without feeling dry. For a continuously flawless look, without touch-ups.

 

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I went for the rich cocoa shade, same shade as my foundation. Here are my thoughts:

 

PROS

  1. It is long-lasting. It stayed on all day. I didn’t have to touch-up.
  2. It gives great coverage and natural finish.
  3. I love the compact package.
  4. It is readily available in various stores and in various shades, which is great.
  5. A little goes a long way.

CONS

None. Some may see it as pricey at ยฃ33 but I see it as value for money.

 

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I apply my powder with a powder brush as you can see and the flawless matte finish is second to none. I am loving this Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Powder SO MUCH! Estee Lauder is gradually becoming the makeup brand to beat at the moment. I think the brand is slowly knocking MAC off the no 1 spot. Do you agree? It is a more expensive brand but many are happy to cough out that bit extra for quality. I know I am.

What are your thoughts on this review? Have you tried the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Powder or Foundation before? Do sound off in the comment section below.

Have a fabulous weekend.

Win A Mac Lipstick & Lipgloss Of Your Choice

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Happy new month peeps. Welcome to November, one of my favourite months. I have another giveaway for you this sweet month of November. I am giving away a MAC Lipstick and Lip gloss to 1 lucky winner. The winner gets to pick the preferred MAC lipstick and lip gloss as well.

To take part, please follow the instructions below –

  1. Follow me on Twitter.
  2. Retweet this post.
  3. Follow me on Instagram.
  4. Leave me a comment with your Twitter and Instagram name, and the name of the MAC lipstick and lip gloss you want.

This giveaway is open to UK residents only. It will run for a week – ends 12th November at 10pm. The winner will be picked at random, and will be contacted on Twitter, so keep your eyes peeled.

I have a couple more giveaways for the rest of the year so keep reading.

Good luck everyone.