Sleek blushes


Sleek blush: left, Rose Gold; right, Coral

Today I want to talk about blush, possibly the most underrated of make-up products. For the longest time I didn’t really use it, or I just used a bit of bronzer instead (my faithful NARS Laguna). I have a naturally pink complexion and that combined with years of being a shy, blushing child made me reluctant to voluntarily make my cheeks pink!
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Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer

L-r: Apocaliptic, Aurora, Celestial

L-r: Apocaliptic, Aurora, Celestial

Anyone who frequents Boots or Superdrug on a regular basis will have seen these adorning the shelves of the Rimmel counter for months and months. They are the Apocalips Lip Lacquers and they are brilliant.
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Review | Soap & Glory Glow All Out

Hurrah! My favourite brand in Boots is making make up and I’ve finally got round to purchasing some! Up til now, I’d only really tried the Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss, you know, that lip gloss that plumps your lips up and you feel like Leslie ‘Trout Pout’ Ash. Absolutely horrible stuff! I really hated it when I tried it! So I’ve steered clear of the lip products, although for future reference, I’ve only really heard rave reviews about the Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Sticks (mainly courtesy of Fleur De Force!). Anywho, I went for the one of the pressed powders, namely Glow All Out, the luminizing radiance powder in the range.

IMG_0822222So let’s get to it, is this beautiful powder any good? Well, yes. It is. It’s excellent in fact!

The colour of the powder is a gorgeous pink with the slightest hint of peach. Its not too pale either which means it blends well into the skin rather than overtly standing out. With that, the powder isn’t the most pigmented product ever – but I think this is a blessing in disguise. When lightly swept over the cheeks it give a gorgeous, almost candlelit effect which I think looks stunning.

A highlighter this is not; there is no shimmer or sparkle in this product, it just has a delicate sheen which when applied gives a very elegant finish. I would compare Glow All Out more to Dandelion by Benefit rather than a highlighter. Whereas Dandelion leans on the side of blush, Glow All Out leans more to illuminating the face and is a slightly brighter powder.

At £11 this is definitely not cheap, especially for the high street but the quality is there and I would say, well worth the money. Considering Dandelion is £23.50 and the quality of the two is very similar, Glow All Out is an absolute bargain! Plus there are often offers in Boots, 3 for 2 especially, which brings the price down a touch.

Overall, this is a truly lovely product which lifts the face, brightens you make up and leaves a beautiful, healthy glow on the skin. I love it!

Have you tried Soap & Glory products? What did you think of them? Leave links and comments below so I can have a read!