Saturday, 23 May 2009

Clinique Perfectly Real Make Up: A Review

So last week I purchased this foundation on a bit of a whim, it wasn't a planned purchase I just randomly picked it up whilst out shopping.
I have used several products by Clinique in the past including various foundations, and have only truly liked one or two products in the history of buying Clinique products.

Now i have to tell you I keep trying to like Clinique Products but to be honest, they just don't do it for me.

Here is what Clinique say about the Perfectly Real Make Up:
"Uses micro-pigment technology, so it blends with skins varying undertones, neutralizes imperfections. Looks real yet flawless."

First and foremost upon asking the Make Up Artist to colour match me she used a very strong yellow undertoned colour which was absolutely no where near my skin colour. I immediately told her this and she proceeded to put a more pink based tone on me (Shade 28).
I also originally didn't want Perfectly Real foundation, i wanted to try the Super Balance, but as you all know Make Up Artists seem to have this way of talking you into buying a certain product, even though you didn't want that one in the first place.

I applied this product to go to the Girls Aloud Concert last week and I have to admit on first application the foundation looked wonderful, it provided great coverage and hid almost all of my blemishes.
However within a couple of hours the foundation literally seemed to have disappeared.
Even taking into consideration that i have oily skin, this foundation is oil free so should not have literally melted off of my face.

I thought i should give the foundation another chance and wore it out on my first night in London when Arlene (DressJunkie) and I went out for a meal. I applied my make up before i went out and was only out for a few hours tops. When i returned to the hotel and removed my make up with a wipe there was very little foundation on the wipe, proving what i first thought, the longevity of this foundation is abysmal.
I am once again left feeling very disappointed after spending nearly £20 on a foundation for it to not do what it says it should do. This seems to be the case with several of the Clinique Skin Care Products and Cosmetics Range that i have tried. The only exceptions have been the Illuminating Concealer and a Blush, which i really like and would repurchase.

I will be selling this foundation and not be repurchasing from Clinique, i have become disheartened with the brand and I'm no longer willing to take the continual poor advice from the various counters i have been to.

I know a lot of people love Clinique but personally, they do very little for me.

What has been your experience with Clinique Foundations?



Thursday, 21 May 2009

Barry M Mint Green Nail Paint Review

OK so i only got this nail polish yesterday and already i have to say this is now my favourite nail polish. As you all already know I'm a huge fan of Barry M Nail Paints and have blogged about them before. The colour and longevity of these polishes are second to none and the prices are fantastic.
Mint Green is no exception.

The colour is a beautiful pastel green and after 2 coats the colour is just fabulous. Excellent for both Summer and Winter and a really nice change from the pinks and corals i normally wear.
If you don't already have this nail polish you must go and get it, I promise you will not be disappointed :)

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Im Back!!

So sorry ive been away for so long! But now ive moved house and university is over for the summer im back in full force!
Expect lots of blogposts this week!!
Kelly xoxo
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