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Product Review: Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil

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I went in search of a concealer pencil some weeks ago, and I came across this Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil. The whole idea of having a concealer pencil is to enable me apply my concealer quickly and on the go if needed. I got this beauty at Debenhams, and I have used it quite a lot now.

Here is what Urban Decay has to say about this product:

Hide dark circles and blemishes with our creamy formula that dries matte and stays put. Because it’s a pencil, it’s easy to apply with precision. A concealer in pencil form equals precise application, and less mess-no brush, no dipping your finger into a pot, or squeezing a dollop onto a sponge. Dot on tiny blemishes, or shade in large problem areas (like redness around the nose and chin). The creamy formula blends easily, then dries down to a smudge-free matte finish.

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Here are my thoughts on this concealer:

PROS

  1. I love the shade. I got mine in shade ATF, and it suits my skin perfectly.
  2. It is so easy to apply, with a lot less mess than when I do use a liquid concealer.
  3. It is super affordable and accessible at £14 at Debenhams, House of Fraser, Boots, and many other stores.
  4. It blends in quickly and leaves a matte finish which I love.
  5. It is long-lasting. It stays on all day.
  6. It is perfect for highlighting, and great for under eyes.
  7. I love the light and creamy texture.
  8. It has good full coverage. It covers all blemishes, spots and other skin imperfections.
  9. It is a vegan, cruelty free product.
  10. I love the packaging. I think it is so pretty.

 

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CONS

  1. Be careful not to apply too much pressure when using the pencil so the tip does not break.

Overall, I really like the Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil, and I will definitely be buying it again.

Have you tried this concealer? Which is your current favourite concealer?

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Product Review: Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover*

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This year, I made a vow to myself to try more beauty products. There were some brands I have heard only good things about, Urban Decay being one of them, so I was eager to try out some of their products. I got this Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover some months ago, from the local Debenhams for £18, while holidaying in Essex, and I am proud to say this is my very first Urban Decay product. I have never tried any product from the brand, so I was happy to try this, to see what the hype is about.

Here is the product description:

You love our longest-lasting products, but how do you take them off?! This nourishing formula will ensure that makeup removal doesn’t throw you into fits.You love Urban Decay’s longest-lasting products, but how do you take them off?! This formula will ensure that makeup removal doesn’t throw you into fits.

Sometimes you need a makeup remover that’s as mighty as the most powerful products in your beauty arsenal, which is why Urban Decay created Meltdown! This stuff can take down Urban Decay’s longest-lasting products.
This creamy gel is non-greasy, so you don’t have to wash off any residue after you use it, and the light fragrance is uplifting but never obtrusive.

Fill Weight: 73.9ml
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Here are my thoughts on this product:
PROS
1. It is very convenient to use. No need to use water. All you need is some cotton wool or tissue.
2. It feels so good on the skin. Non-greasy and non-sticky.
3. I like the light fragrance.
4. It is quite affordable at £18 for a 73.9ml tube.
5. I love the packaging, so pretty.
6. It is easily accessible. You can grab 1 in most department stores.
7. It has not been tested on animals.
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CONS
1. I had to use quite a bit to get all traces of makeup off my face, but then again, I had on heavy makeup on the few times I used this.
2. The product stings when you have on too much.
This product is OK. I think I prefer face washes/cleansers, when it comes to removing makeup, so I may be biased in thinking this Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover did not live up to its hype. I won’t be buying this again, but I recommend it to anyone who puts on light makeup. This product will get it all off in seconds.
Have you tried the Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover? What are your thoughts on the product? Drop me a comment, lets talk.
Thanks for reading.

Autumn Lipstick Swatches & Reviews

Makeup

It should come as no surprise that all the lipsticks featured in this post are MAC. I think most of their products are great, and my makeup bag is a living proof of that. I will be test the waters and try other popular beauty brands I have not had the privilege of trying like Urban Decay, Charlotte Tilbury, NARS and the rest.

With the weather getting colder, and the nights getting longer, this is a perfect time to introduce some dark tones to your makeup. I use a change in season as an excuse to shop who doesn’t, so I have gone all out to update my makeup bag and its contents. Here are the MAC lipsticks in my collection for Autumn:

Ruby Woo

Ruby Woo Swatch

This is one of my favourite lipstick shades. It is a perfect shade of red, great for a night out or day time, and it looks amazing on me, and every other lip I have seen wearing it. It shines beautifully in pictures, so you will usually catch me photographed, wearing this amazing lipstick. It is also long-lasting, stays on for hours, I can’t fault this lipstick.

Ruby Woo

I think every woman should have a Ruby Woo lipstick. It is not the best-selling lipstick for no reason.

Pink Nouveau

MAC Pink Nouveau

This bright Barbie pink lipstick is the least favourite of all my MAC lipsticks. I don’t like the shade on me, not sure what I was thinking when I bought it. It has a satin finish, and it is too young, too girly.

Pink Nouveau

All I will say is, try this lipstick or any other lipstick on your lips BEFORE you buy. The swatches do not give you a good idea of how it would look like on your lips. Your lips and your skin are very different, trust me, I learnt the hard way.  I wish I could return it, but since I can’t, it will just remain one of those lipsticks that hardly get used.

MAC Film Noir

Film Noir

This Film Noir lipstick is another case of me not knowing what I was thinking when I bought it.  I wanted a dark/chocolate shade for the autumn/winter months, and I thought this would look good on my lips but I was so wrong. It looked amazing when I swatched it on my arm, by when I tried it on at home, I knew I had made a big fat mistake.

MAC Film Noir

This satin Film Noir is way too dark (another satin lipstick I don’t like, think I am a matte kind of girl), it doesn’t stay on well, even after using a lip primer and after blotting. I also found it quite patchy, not sure what I would do with this, the search of the perfect dark lipstick continues…….

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus

Viva Glam Swatch

This Viva Glam Miley Cyrus shade is my favourite lipstick at the moment. At first, I wasn’t too sure about it, but the more I used it, the deeper I fell in love with it. It has a matter finish but looks glossy, which I love, I also the hot pink colour, perfect for day and night, and it is so long-lasting.

Viva Glam 1

I get loads of compliments when I wear this lipstick .I love it.

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I have realised I prefer lipsticks with a matte finish so I will be getting more of these type of lipsticks.

Have you tried any of these lipsticks before? What are your thoughts? Drop me a comment, let’s chat.

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