Benefit say Hello Happy with new foundation

The first thing I thought when I saw the new Benefit Hello Happy foundation was how non-Benefit it looked! The shape of the bottle reminds me of Clinique's packaging on some of their bases, although it's a little less rounded. And obviously there isn't a cute happy face on the Clinique bottles! The new base is a Soft Blur Foundation, with light to medium coverage and an SPF15 PA+++. The idea, Benefit say, is that it looks like skin and … [Read more...]

MAC Studio Waterweight Concealer and Powder

MAC launched their Studio Waterweight Foundation in 2015. I have to admit that I have never tried it. I've been a bit off the MAC radar in the last few years, to be honest, but three years after that launch, MAC are adding to the Waterweight collection with some new products. The Studio Waterweight Concealer (£18.50) and Studio Waterweight Powder/Pressed (£28) both launched at the start of this year, along with a new brush, the 106 Triangular … [Read more...]

Get your Glow on with Clinique

Clinique launched a new base this month - the Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup SPF15 - perfect for oily and combination skin. As the name suggests, the idea behind this foundation is to make your skin glow. It's a lightweight formula, moisturising, and buildable. It's fine for all skin types, but best for combination and oily. It contains a highly active derivation of Vitamin C which helps brighten, increase clarity and visibly redcue … [Read more...]

NEW Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-LOngwear Foundation

Laura Mercier is the latest brand to launch a new foundation - the Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation. Apparently you can get 15 hours of wear out of this one, and it's full coverage, but weightless. I have tried it - the shade I had wasn't the right shade for my skintone, so I didn't wear it out, so I can't comment on the 15 hours (would I need 15 hours from it?) but it is a smooth, matte finish, and it does feel weightless. I did … [Read more...]

NEW bareMinerals Bare Pro Foundation

Bare Minerals launched a new foundation last week - the BAREPRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation SPF20. I've had quite a few new foundations to try of late, and I've been using this one for around a month. I like it. But it's maybe just a little bit too full coverage for me. It has a natural matte finish, which I do like, as opposed to anything overly dewy. bareMinerals suggest you will look and feel like you are wearing nothing on your … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder NEW Double Wear Nude foundation

I love a new foundation (although I have found a beauty in Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow), and I have three to try out over the next few weeks. First up is from Estee Lauder. The NEW Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup SPF30 landed on my desk last week, and it's actually perfect for my holiday, because the shade is 2N1 Desert Beige, which is a little darker than my normal shades. There are 33 shades to choose from, for all … [Read more...]

Benefit’s Porefessional pore minimizing makeup

Benefit launch the latest product in the Porefessional line this month - pore minimizing makeup. It's essentially a foundation, or let's call it a base, with corrective powers, namely pore minimizing of course! I adore the packaging - it's what Benefit do best, turning a simple beauty product into something fun. You twist off the top, then pull the sponge applicator out of the bottom of the bottle, and use to apply the product  that comes … [Read more...]

Clinique’s BIY Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops

Clinique have aced it again in terms of innovation, and, again, IT'S SO SIMPLE! All hail the just-launched BIY Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops. I LOVE this innovative product. It's a teeny-weeny bottle of pigment that you add to your favourite moisturiser for your preferred makeup finish. if you want sheer, add one drop, medium coverage, a couple, full coverage, a wee bit more. So. Simple. Bespoke beauty at its very best. The pigments are … [Read more...]

NEW Boots No7 Airbrush Away Sheer Foundation and Powder

Boots No7 has added two new products to their Airbrush Away collection - which I have to admit I didn't even know existed! But welcome, Airbrush Away Sheer Finish Foundation and Translucent Finishing Powder. The No7 Airbrush Away Sheer Finish Foundation (£16.50) is a sort of hybrid between primer and foundation. It gives just a light veil of colour, for a fresh, natural finish. It's very soft, easily blendable, and very light. So not for you if … [Read more...]

40 Shades of Foundation, from Lancome

To celebrate 20 years on the market, Lancome has relaunched their Teinte Idole foundation in an incredible 40 shades - accompanied by a fantastic 'My Shade, My Power' campaign. Teninte Idole Ultra 24h is now Teinte Idole Ultra Wear, in a new bottle, with the same high coverage formula. The foundation is full coverage, but feels velvety smooth, and never cakes or streaks. I really like it. The campaign features 40 women, and their shade, … [Read more...]