Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder | Review

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Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder | Review

Product Description

Removes excess oil and shine without disturbing makeup. 
Leaves a matte look to skin. 
Leaves skin feeling and looking comfortable and fresh. 
Leaves skin feeling silky and hides any imperfections 

How To Use

Apply with sponge all over face, or just on oily spots

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For my birthday I got a gift card for Boots. In the last year I have gotten into Clinique products, So I wanted to spend my gift card on some beauty products from there. I have tried some of their skincare products out and wanted to see what their beauty products were like.

I always love going into Clinique as the sales assistants are always so lovely and helpful.
I asked the lady who was working at the Clinique counter that I wanted to get a powder which was light on my skin, light to medium coverage and was wearable every day.

I also told her I do not usually wear a full face of makeup so wanted a powder I could wear every day that can cover my imperfections while not clogging up my pores and that can also give me natural looking even skin.

She showed me this compact powder which was light weight and light to medium coverage. She matched my skin colour to the powder perfectly. She then kindly applied the product to my skin and let me try it out before I decided if it was right for me.

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First of all,  as you can see the packaging is gorgeous!
It is this lovely mint green colour with a marble effect. The quality of this product is also amazing. I love the little details on this product and how fancy it looks.

Even the box it comes in is lovely.
It comes with a mirror inside so you can touch your powder up on the go. I like pressed powders that come with a mirror as they can be applied whenever you want. I find the added mirror handy. It also comes with a sponge applicator, but I do not like using sponges I prefer applying my powder with a makeup brush.

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Review

This pressed powder helps to get rid of shine while evening out your skin all while keeping your makeup looking natural. Because it is a light powder, It does not go cakey on your skin. This means even if you layer it on it still looks natural.

When using it over your foundation it helps keep everything in place all day. It is also a matte finish. Or if you prefer not to wear much makeup, you can use this powder on its own over concealer.

My favourite thing about this powder is that it is not orange! What I mean by this is that it is a natural colour and when applied onto my skin it does not go that orange colour that some powders go. I love this because most powders look nice and natural but do not come out that colour and goes a different colour and looks unnatural.

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Overall

Overall I really like this powder more then my drug store ones. It does everything I need it to do while looking natural and does not clog my pores up.

The packing is gorgeous and it drew me into buying the product more, It is lovely and expensive looking and I love having it on display.

Even though it is expensive i have been using it every day for over 2 months and has not yet hit the pan. The quality of the product is defiantly worth the money.

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Natural Looking Make Up.
Face;
Clinique Stay – Matte Sheer Pressed Powder on top of Clinique – Air Brushed Concealer.
Mascara;
No7 – Lash Impact Mascara
Eyebrows;
Billion Dollar Brows – 60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows Kit

This Clinique Stay – Matte Sheer Pressed Powder is £23.50
You can find it in Boots or Clinique stores or online here.

Have you tried out this Clinique face powder?
What is your favourite high end or drug store powder?

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Mitchum Deodorant | Review

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Mitchum Deodorant | Review

For a while I have been using the Sure Women Maximum Protection Deodorant, I was a huge fan of this deodorant but then I started to dislike this product for some reason and wanted to try out a different brand of deodorant. Here in the UK we have had really warm weather, so a good deodorant is a must!

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While doing my weekly shop I came across Mitchum, I have never heard or seen this brand before and because it was on offer I decided to give it a go. I have been using it for around 3 months now and it has replaced my Sure deodorant and has become my new favourite.

First I picked up the spray deodorant and then a week after I picked up the roll on and love both of these products.

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Mitchum Advanced Women – 48hr Protection Shower Fresh Anti-Perspirant Spray.

Mitchum Advanced Women 48hr Protection Shower Fresh Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant, our most advanced formula ever.

Ultra powerful sweat + odour control

Maximum wetness protection with the highest level of active ingredient, keeps you feeling dry and comfortable for 48 hours.

Minimises white marks.

This spray on deodorant does the job and ticks off all the boxes in what is aims to do.
It also contains aloe and vitamin E to help soothe and condition the skin which is amazing as sometimes deodorants can do the opposite and actually irate your skin.

This spray deodorant has a nice scent to it that is not over powering and throughout the day the smell stays which is nice.

I would not say at lasts for 48 hours as I like to re apply deodorants twice a day any way to make sure it keeps doing the job. It also does not leave white marks on your clothing as many deodorants I have bought tend to leave white marks on clothing and it is a pain.

This product is £2.99 but it is currently on sale in Boots for £2.00

Mitchum have a range of different scents for this spray on deodorant.

You can find this product in most shops or you can find it online here.

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Mitchum Advanced Women – 48HR Protection Pure Fresh Anti-Perspirant Roll on.

Mitchum Advanced Women 48HR Protection Pure Fresh Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant with new oxygen odour control technology.

Maximum wetness protection with the highest level of active ingredient, keeping you feeling dry and comfortable for 48 hours.

It Contains Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to soothe and condition skin, whilst its long lasting fragrance keeps you feeling shower fresh.

Alcohol free and Dermatologist tested.

Goes on clear.

What I like about this deodorant compared to the Sure roll on is that it does not have a strong scent to it. Throughout the day it smells fresh but is not overwhelming. The sure one has an overwhelming scent which after a while I did not like and slowly began to dislike it.

It does not leave white marks on your clothing but can on dark clothing but it does not claim to be invisible, but having white marks on clothing 9/10 is not bad considering some deodorants can leave white marks on most clothing. The product does not go flaky. It helps you stay fresh throughout the day.

I do not feel like I need to reapply throughout the day with this deodorant, I feel like roll on deodorants last longer then the sprays.

This product is £3.2o but is on offer in Boots for £2.00.

Mitchum also have a range of different roll on deodorants.

You can find this product in most shops or you can find it online here.

What is your favourite deodorant to use?

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Clinique Superbalanced Foundation | Review

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‘Provides comfortable moderate coverage, imparting a natural finish. Absorbs oil where needed. Minimises the appearance of fine lines. Stays true to colour.Contains anti-oxidants and anti-irritants. Streak proof, perspiration proof. Non-acnegenic, oil free and Ophthalmologist tested.’

I have been after a new foundation for a while and I decided to try out some from Clinique. I always go into the Boots in manchester when buying from Clinique, I love the sales assistants who work there as they are always so helpful and kind.

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 I told one of the ladies I was after a new foundation and I wanted a dewy finish that was a light coverage which is build buildable. She recommended me the Superbalenced foundation and found my colour match and applied it to my face so I could see whether or not I liked it. I wore it for the rest of the day while shopping and I liked how subtle it was on my skin and how fresh and even it made my skin look. It did not go cakey which sold it to me as I hate when foundation looks cakey on the skin.

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With this foundation, a little goes a long way. I apply dots of it onto my face then I take my Real Techniques Stippling brush and work it into my skin until it is blended. Then I apply concealer if needed and then set it all with some powder. It stays on my face throughout the day without needed any touch ups.

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 I have been using this foundation for around 4 months now and it has not broke out my skin or dried it up. If I am wearing foundation I like to use a heavy moisturiser so this foundation sits on the skin without drying it.

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As you can see the foundation blends into my skin without it being noticeable. The colour match is the perfect match for me and if you are interested it trying this foundation out you can always go to your nearest Clinique store and ask if you can try it on throughout the day to see if you like it.

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This foundation is perfect for anyone who likes minimal looking makeup and does not wear foundation a lot. It blends nicely into your skin and looks natural. I love using this foundation on days where I want a bit more coverage and want my skin looking more even.

This foundation is on the more high end price at £22.50 but I think it is worth the price. You can find it at Clinique online or in store and also in Boots.
Clinique Superbalanced Foundation 

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Life With MCM | Blog & Makeup Haul

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Life With MCM | Blog

Megan McCoig’s blog is a Beauty/Lifestyle blog. Her blog is full of helpful, detailed blog posts of reviews on high end but also drug store beauty products. The layout of her blog is so simple and easy to read. I am a recent follower of her blog and now it is one of my favourites to read. When you read her blog posts, you can see how much effort goes into them. Her pictures always give me photo envy as they look so professional! She also does blog posts on Travel and Inspiration.

I’m Megan McCoig a 20 year old student studying Media and Cultural Studies at the University of the Arts London. My blog is here to share my lifestyle interests, such as travel, beauty, inspiration and personal thoughts. 

From reading blogs across many categories I was recently inspired to start writing about my passions and what I enjoy in life. 

Here’s a brief insight into what you’ll see across each category:
Beauty – I thoroughlyenjoy trying and sharing products from both high end and high street brands. I will be sharing reviews, tips and tutorials to share which beauty products I use and how I use them.
Travel – One of my desires is to travel, and being a student it can be hard to do so. So, when I do get the time and money this is what I do. When I travel I love to document with photos and videos, which I will be sharing along with what I did and enjoyed.
Inspiration – These photos will focus on my personal thoughts and views on many different topics. I will post inspiration that I have written or documented myself, or some stuff that inspires me. This could be anything from a feature I have written to things (objects, people, spaces etc.) that have inspired me to write about and share.

I hope you enjoy what I share with you – feel free to comment and share

Go give her blog a visit and like her social media so you don’t miss out on a blog post!
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Makeup Haul

Before Christmas, I entered Megan McCoig giveaway. I woke up to a message on twitter that I had won it and I was over the moon!. I was a recent reader of her blog and her giveaway contained make up I wanted to try and an eye shadow palette I wanted to buy but was never in the shop when I went to get it.

So when I found out I had won it, I was so happy and excited. I thought I would do a post on what I got with a little review of each product. A few days later I received it and I was excited to try out the makeup products.

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Revolution | Flawless Matte
I have had my eye on this palette for a while now and it was always out of stock when I went to buy it. It is full of every day eyeshadows. They are so pigmented and easily bendable.

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Elf | Blush Peach Keen
I have never owned or used any Elf products, so I was excited to try them out as I have heard a lot about them. This blush is a gorgeous colour.

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Rimmel | Glam Eyes Black Eyeliner
If you read me my blog, you know I am a huge lover of eyeliners that are thin at the end. They are so much easy to do winged liner and you always get a nice thin line.

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Eyeko -Black Magic Mascara
Again with Eyeko, I love their eyeliner so I was excited to try out their mascara. This has now made it into my every day make up bag! It lengths, curls and thickens the look of my lashes. I also love the packaging.

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Two Faced | Nude Melted Liquified Lipstick
Two faced is another product I have heard about but never used or owned. I love the packaging of this product also, the colour is lovely nude shade and looks lovely on!

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Rimmel | Kate Lipstick
I love this shade of red! It is perfect for when you are wearing minimal makeup. This lipstick is also so moisturising and I am happy Megan put this in as a surprise as its a lovely lipstick.

If you would like a more detailed review on any of these products just comment below!
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Lee Stafford – My Big Fat Healthy Hair Shampoo | Review

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Lee Stafford – My Big Fat Healthy Hair

So this is another Lee Stafford review as lately I am loving his Hair Growth product range and decided to try some of his other hair products out. I have tried his Hair Growth range and you can see the review on the Hair Growth: Shampoo and Hair Mask here or the Hair Growth: Leave In Treatment here.

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Review

‘With PRO-VOLUME™ Complex for bigger, fuller fatter hair. Lee Stafford My Big Fat Healthy Hair shampoo boosts hair’s body and texture, enhances gloss and shine, and banishes dulling deposits that make hair go lank and limp. The PRO-VOLUME™ Complex is a combination of hair conditioning agents to add volume.’

You use this like normal shampoo, you massage it into your hair from roots to tip. Then rinse, repeat and use your conditioner.

I love this smell of this product and it does linger on the hair but not for a long time.
The one thing I do not like about this product is that it lathers a little too much, so you do not need much of the product. This may not sound like a bad thing for a shampoo, but it lathers that much I spend more time rinsing it out to make sure it all out of my hair.

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The thing that drew me into buying this shampoo was the ‘Pro Volume for Fatter Hair’.
My hair is quite thin and can sometimes look very limp and I like to use products that add that bit of volume without weighing my hair down. So when I saw that it helps to keep hair looking thicker and fuller I had to pick it up and try it out.

It does not give my hair loads of volume but I can tell it looks less thin and limp. It does not dry my hair out or weigh it down which is a great as you don’t want your shampoo doing that. It makes my hair look and feel so much nicer and also helps it feel thicker.

It has not done wonders to my hair but overall it is a good shampoo but if your looking for a shampoo to make your hair appear thicker and fuller this might not do that.

Another point for people who dye their hair, It does not strip any colour out of your hair so do not worry about it stripping the colour out.

This shampoo is £5.99 and you can find it here.

Have you tried this product out or any of the Lee Stafford Products?

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Lee Stafford – Hair Growth: Leave In Treatment | Review

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Lee Stafford – Hair Growth: Leave in Treatment 

I am a huge fan of the Lee Stafford Hair Growth range. Last year around this time I bought the Lee Stafford Hair Growth shampoo and hair mask. Since then it has been one of my go to hair products as my hair was stuck at the awkward shoulder length and did not seem to grow or want to grow. I tried a lot of other things like cutting out using heat on my hair and stopped dying it before finding the Lee Stafford range. Since using this I have noticed that my hair is finally starting to grow a lot more and it a lot more healthy looking as well as feeling!
You can find my review on those products here.

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Lee Stafford Hair Growth – Shampoo & Mask Review

 

Lee Stafford – Leave In Treatment

After using the shampoo and hair mask for a year now, I noticed they had a leave in treatment hair spray from the same range. At first I did not want to use this as I thought it would weigh my hair down or make it look greasy. As I said in a previous blog post, I am not a huge fan of putting oils and products in my hair as sometimes they make my hair go greasy and do more bad then good in my eyes.

I decided to pick it up and give it a go. I was happy when I got back home and tried it out as it smells like the other products and I am a huge fan of the smell. It lingers for ages and smells so refreshing. I have only been using this for 2 weeks so I have not noticed a huge difference in my hair growth like I have with the two other Lee Stafford products. This product is light on your hair and after applying it and drying your hair it is not even noticeable and does not look like you have not put any products in your hair.

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‘Lee Stafford Hair Growth Leave In Treatment is a follicle fuel to increase root productivity ‘for hair that never grows past a certain length’. “If the earth’s not nourished, you’ll never grow beautiful flowers”

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Billion Dollar Brows – Review

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Billion Dollar Brows – First Impressions & Review

Billion Dollar Brows are a company I’ve only just recently heard of.  They have recently started selling their products in Boots. When I saw their brow kits I wanted to try them out as I have been trying to find brow products to create the perfect brow.

Both of these kits are handy and have all the products and tools you need to help create the perfect brow!

Eyebrows are one of the most important features of our faces – and yet they are often the most neglected.
We believe that beautiful brows are a right, not a privilege. Our products are priced fairly so that you don’t have to break the bank to have Billion Dollar Brows.

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Billion Dollar Brows – Best Seller Kit

The first brow kit contains all 5 brow products which help you create the perfect brow!

1) Universal Brow Pencil: Formulated to work beautifully with most skin tones and hair colors, this amazing eyebrow pencil goes on smooth and natural. It never needs sharpening and comes complete with a spoolie brush for effortless blending and a perfect finish.

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This brow duo is so easy to use and because its both on one applicator it makes it easier to switch from the pencil to the spoolie. The brow pencil matches my brows perfectly and helps you create the perfect brow and also helps you to create a thicker brow.

2) Brow Duo Pencil: Highlights your brow bone to add gorgeous definition and warmth while providing instant visual lift. The highlighter works with every skin tone. On the opposite end, is a universal consealer for on-the-go touchups.

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This brow duo pencil helps to highlight your brow bone and also the concealer is perfect to use under your eyes or to conceal around your eyebrows.

3) Brow Gel: Our clear brow gel locks in your look, giving your eyebrows a long-lasting, radiant glow while keeping them perfectly in place all day.

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I am not the biggest fan of Brow Gels and I have not used one in years, but when I tried this product out it helped hold my brows into place all day and did not make my eyebrows look wet or make my brows go hard.

4) Smudge Brush: This flat, synthetic brush is the ideal mate for applying creamy cosmetics like our Brow Duo Pencil.

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This smudge brush works perfect with the Duo Brow Pencil. It helps to blend everything into place. The brush is soft and not harsh on your skin.

All together this kit was easy to use and all the products helped to pull together the perfect brow in little time and effort.

I think this kit is perfect high end kit if you love doing your eyebrows and like Gels and Pencils, It would also make a great gift to someone who is starting out in makeup!

This set costs £49.50 and you can find it online here.

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Billion Dollar Brows – 60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows

Be fabulous in 60 seconds. Add a brilliant pop of color to your brows in just a minute. This essential kit includes two must-have brow products: 1 Brow Powder Taupe and 1 Brow Brush.

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The vegan friendly Taupe formula is made for most light and dark brunettes. For a quick touchup, dab the powder and glide along your brow line with our angled brush and blend with spoolie brush for beautiful brows.

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How To use:
For a quick touchup, dab the powder and glide along your brow line with our angled brush and blend with spoolie brush for beautiful brows

This Kit is so quick and easy to use!
I brush my brows out with the spoolie brush and then go in with the powder and the angled brow brush to fill in my brows. I then use the spoolie again to brush out my brows and to make sure everything is blended.

The brush is my favourite as you have the two applicators you need in one! The brush is the right size to help you fill in your brows and its so gentle on your skin.

The eyebrow powder is the perfect colour, at first I thought the powder would be too dark for me but it blends in with my hair colour and makes my brows look natural!

I have been using this every day for the past week and it has given me natural looking eyebrows that take less then 2 minutes to create! What I’ve loved the most is my friends and others complimenting my brows!
I think this kit would also make a good present for someone.

This fantastic Kit is £24.00 and you can find it online here.

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These are my brows filled in with the Taupe eyebrow powder, as you can see it helps to fill them it to make them appear thicker while still looking natural. I also set them with the Brow Gel.

I have had compliments off my friends on my brows and how natural they look. I have been using these products on rotation for around 1 week now and they have found a place in my every day makeup back. I was quite pleased with the quality with these products and how well they work.

For more information about these products and this brand visit their website www.billiondollarbrows.com to also see their other eyebrow products click this link . I have my eye on their Brow Boost as I have heard so many amazing reviews on them!

Out of the two, my favourite is the 60 seconds to beautiful brows. It is the perfect little kit for your eyebrows without any fuss. It’s worth the price and all the products are high quality.

Have you tried any of these products out? What is your favourite?

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*These products were kindly sent to me but all opinions are my own.