Saturday, 24 March 2018

Successfully Attempting No Makeup, Makeup With L'Oreal

Successfully Attempting No Makeup, Makeup With L'Oreal
I'm on a journey to find the best no makeup, makeup. Don't get me wrong, I love full coverage foundation, falsies and a bold lip but sometimes it's nice to just let my skin breathe, especially in the warmer months. I'm aiming to nail this by the time I go America in July  which I know is a few months away but after my recent purchase from Glossier not being entirely as successful as I'd hoped, I decided I needed to continue my search. After the ever-fabulous Lydia Millen posted this photo on Instagram, I knew my next stop was L'Oreal. 

Now I'm a huge fan of L'Oreal when it comes to haircare and skincare but their base makeup  products haven't *always* worked so well with my skin. However since Lydia's skin looked so incredible and with my no makeup search still in full swing, I couldn't wait to give it a go. Their latest campaign is about finding great no makeup makeup - My goal exactly.

The first product into my basket was the Bonjour Nudista Skin Tint. Seeing the words 'Skin Tint' sent shivers down my spine after my experience with Glossier - my skin is still quite dry so I really didn't want this to have the same effect as the Glossier Skin Tint. Thankfully it didn't, this product  is so much creamier and worked a lot better for me.

I found that a little bit goes a long way and the best way to apply it is actually with a sponge. I did try and blend it out with my fingers but because it's a little thicker, I was leaving streaks and finger marks everywhere. When the product first goes onto my skin it's very noticeable which isn't what you'd expect but after a couple of minutes it sinks into the skin and leaves the nicest dewy glow. As the formula is a little thicker as I mentioned, I do feel the need to add a light dusting of powder or a setting spray over top but other than that, it works perfectly. It's a great contender for my holiday makeup bag. 

Next was a toss up between the Glow Mon Amour Highlighting Drops in Champagne and the La Vie En Glow Palette in Warm Glow. In the end, I went for the highlighting drops as currently, I don't have any in my collection. Also I figured they could be extremely versatile and I was right. They have the most gorgeous pearlescent glow without being glittery which is brilliant. They work lovely as a highlight over the skin tint and also mixed in before application. I do find the formula to be a bit oily so for me, one drop is enough. I also tried this over my current favourite foundation, Maybeline Superstay 24hr and it looked lovely and as with the tint, I also mixed it in before application and had no problems. I like the idea of using them on a bare face however my skin is quite red at the moment so I fear it may look a little odd.

Last into my basket and the biggest win of them all was the Life's A Peach blush. Not only does this blush smell like peaches but it's the most beautiful shade for spring and summer. It has a slight luminescence but it's not overpowering. It's super pigmented yet still buildable and blendable. Honestly, I can't see there being a makeup look that doesn't work with this blush - I think it's giving my Benefit Dandelion a run for it's money! The packaging also comes with a mirror and brush underneath so it would be great for touch ups on the go. 

Overall, these picks from L'Oreal are absolutely great. I've found a way to use them that works best for me and if you pick them up, I urge you to try them a few different ways and see how they work for you. Not everyone's experience will be the same.

What do you think of the No Makeup Makeup collection? Will you be picking anything up if you haven't already? I'd love to know your thoughts and experiences!



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