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No7 City Light Tinted Moisturiser

As much as I love wearing my favourite Kat Von D or NYX foundations for a fuller coverage, their are some days when I just want a light makeup look, especially through the summer when even the most long lasting foundation can just slip away by the time I get home. I never wear a full face of makeup when I’m at home or away on holiday, so that’s where I find a tinted moisturiser can be just the thing I need.

I have tried quite a few tinted moisturisers from different brands over the years, they’ve either been completely the wrong shade or way too heavy I may as well have stuck with my normal foundation. I have a few days away by the sea coming up, so I’ve been testing out the Boots No7 Tinted Moisturiser and I must say I was pretty impressed!

First of all the price, it cost £13 for 50ml so it’s not on the cheaper end of the market but it not super expensive either.

When I first tested the tinted moisturiser in store the shade medium looked way too dark, I’m usually a warm ivory in my foundation, but the assistant tried some on my face and it was the perfect colour for my skin tone. There are only three shades to choose from, light, medium and medium/dark, so not a great selection and not really any good if you have darker skin.

It has SPF 15 which is great, I always use a daily moisturiser with an SPF as part of my daily skincare routine anyway, even so it’s still good to have a little extra protection in a tinted moisturiser. The UVA also helps protect the skin against ageing from the sun, yay I like this stuff already!

It aims to “Achieve sheer skin protecting colour with this tinted moisturiser, which diffuses light for enhanced radiance and a naturally flawless complection.”

The No7 City Lights Tinted Moisturiser has quite a thick consistency, I just applied a small amount using my finger tips and it smoothed over the whole of my face really well, especially over any drier patches. I definitely didn’t need to use a sponge or a brush as it blended in really well using my fingers. I wouldn’t say it gives a flawless finish, however it did even out my skin tone, giving a light coverage and generally making me look a bit more healthy.

I still had to use a concealer under my eyes and on any blemishes, which is ok if you have pretty good skin or want something with a lighter coverage, but if you’re prone to spots or have lots of blemishes then this probably isn’t the best product for you. Apart from a small amount of concealer and sweeping some bronzer across my cheeks, I didn’t use any other face products. It lasted ok and I’m sure if I had set it with a little powder then it would last a bit longer.

It’s suitable for sensitive skin, it hasn’t irritated my skin, I have tried so many products which have caused a bad reaction and luckily this one didn’t give me any problems at all.

Overall, I am so happy that I’ve found a lightweight tinted moisturiser that will even out my skin tone and make me look healthier than I do without any makeup at all. Perfect for a day at the beach!

What’s your must have makeup product for the summer months?

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Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette

Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette
I thought it was high time I got a new blusher as this is one thing I don’t seem to have enough of, so while I was in town a few weeks ago I popped into Superdrug to check out what they’d got. I’m already a fan of Makeup Revolution as I have a few of their eyeshadow palettes, which I absolutely love, and I’d been wanting to try a few more of their products for a while so of course I was immediately drawn to the Makeup Revelution section first. I’d decided on getting a powder palette and I’m not particularly a fan of cream blushers, or maybe I just need more practice! I was expecting to purchase one or two single blushers but this stunning Sugar and Spice colour palette caught my eye immediately as I think the pretty pink tones seem to suit my skin tone and hair colouring.

First of all I must say about the price, it was only £6 so an absolute bargain considering how many shades you get. I also love the shiny black packaging which I think looks quite chic and a lot more expensive than it actually is. It also has a large mirror which is great for travelling if you can’t be bothered to pack a separate one.
There are 8 gorgeous colours to choose from all in one palette with a mix of powder blushers. highlighters and contour colours. It has 2 neutral shades which are perfect for contouring, a pinky nude and a peachy pink which are both great for an everyday look, 2 brighter pink shades for something a little bolder plus 2 shimmery pink shades which I found were wonderful for highlighting. You also get a decent amount of product for each colour option too. There really is something for every makeup look I’d want to do.
Each colour was incredibly pigmented so I only needed to use a small amount on a brush and for the highlighter shades I found it best to use a fan brush. The colours gave a lovely creamy, satin finish and blended in really nicely. The colour lasted well and still looked good at the end of the day, which I was so happy about especially as we are going into summer and warmer weather.
So far I’ve been using more of the pinky nude colours and lighter one of the highlighters for a natural glowy look for everyday and I can’t wait to use the raspberry pink blusher again for an evening party makeup look or even just for something a bit bolder during the day.
This blusher palette really is adorable, I think it’s the best one I’ve ever owned (is it wrong to get this excited about a product?) and at this price I may well go back and get the cream blusher palette next month!

Have you got a favourite blusher palette?

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