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Bare skin, Bare minerals, pure brightening serum foundation review. 

Spring has sprung, and I’ve tossed my full coverage foundations to the back of the drawer with gleeful abandonment. 

However, I’m not prepared to go bare faced just yet and I’m still to try CC or DD creams. 
I know, late to the party or what? 
So I looked in the depths of my make up station and shopped my stash and I rediscovered this bad boy. 
  
The premise behind this base product is that it melds the concept of a traditional foundation with the added benefit of anti-ageing properties. 
Now I hate to start with a negative but I do not feel this is as revolutionary as it claims to be as I do not feel that you could replace your serum with this product alone. 
The skin brightening claim is slightly misleading as yes it does brighten upon wearing it but I have not seen any long term effects from using the product (nor would I want to) 
So now I’ve got that that off my chest lets get onto the good news. 
This super light product is an extremely fluid foundation that feels almost greasy when applied to the back if your hand. This is not a horrible feeling but feels rather wet.
I would not describe this as watery in its consistency as it feels slightly more slippery and tacky to touch. 
  
However I am happy to disclose that this product contains no    
water, oil, silicone, parabens, or fragrance. 
It’s a very hard texture to describe and I think I’ve tried every adjective I know to attempt it. 
I will tell you that you will have to shake the bottle vigorously as the pigment does separate from the liquid. 
The product applies beautifully to the skin and upon application feels matte. This quickly dries into a beautiful dewy glow. The product completely unified colouration on my face but did not cover blemishes with one layer. 
In order to cover spots or blemishes, coverage will need to be built. Which is good news for us as this can easily be done. It starts with sheer coverage and with the use of a triangle foundation brush or stippling brush can be built to a medium coverage simply by adding more drops to the back of your hand. I’d recommend two drops for sheer, and up to four for medium. Any more and it can become cakey. 
Here’s how it looked on me when I applied it. From bare-faced, blended and full face on. 
  
The product blends easily on the skin and I hardly require a beauty blender to buff out the edges, however I do love using this product in conjunction with a darker foundation to achieve that Kimmy K look. 
You can watch that here
The colour range is amazing with twenty shades and at £26 it is not ridiculously expensive for the quality of the product. 
I wear bare porcelain which is the palest shade but there is a really good range of shades for women of colour. Finally! 
It has an SPF of 20 which is amazing at protecting your skins from those invisible rays as sun damage is the main cause of premature ageing. 
The overall finish feels like you’re wearing no makeup at all and leaves the most beautiful dewy finish. I particularly like this when my skin is dry as it does not settle and die in my dry patches. 
I personally don’t think those with oily skin will love this due to the slippery greasy feel on the skin. 
I understand there is a brush that is sold with it but after talking to friends who had purchased both they told me to save my money. They stated that the brush drank the foundation and that it was a wasteful purchase. 

        So a very good foundation for those who require a natural, light, no make up feel foundation with adequate SPF and shade range. 


      Let me know if you like this product in the comments. Do you agree that this is a great Spring foundation?


      Lots of love


      Clo


      Xx


      Fake tan tip- The Tanger. 

      So, this is going to be a really short post for me, which is unusual so savour this moment peeps! 


      So my Cocoa Brown fake tan review received such good feedback and it appears that you guys love sunshine in a bottle. 

      However so many people get put off by application. 
      Now I’m not going to go over how good the Cocoa brown tan was again as you can read that here
      So after hours of scouring the internet in order to find answers to some of your most common questions I came across the best invention since the creation of the wheel. 
      The Tanger!  

       

      So I’ve nicknamed it but I deffo did not discover it first but it actually works. 
      The tanger works as you can easily reach the hard to reach areas on your upper back and shoulder blades. 
      It extends your reach so you can get an even application. 
      You do so by placing your tanning mitt on the end of a triangle hanger. Pinch the bottom of the mitt with your thumb and forefinger. 
      This is important as otherwise it will fall off. 
      Place some tan on the mitt and apply as if it was your hand. 
      Now I have to be honest it is pretty fiddly and you’ll think oh em gee Clo, bore off! But stick with it and take your time and I guarantee that that sweet spot that normally your other half has to do is now within your grasps.
      Yay, this is a major development for us girls and boys who live alone but still want a golden glow. 
      I’m looking forward to your comments, 
      Happy tanning! 
      Lots of love 
      Clo
      Xx 

      Rimmel scandaleyes kate moss mascara review 

      Ooh, I’m back from my latest vlogging jaunt. Always feel like I’m being slightly unfaithful to words when I gallivant off into the Tube of You, surely I’m being ridiculous, no? 
      Mascara is a tricky one for me to review as I’m a bit of a spoilt brat when it comes to Lashes. I demand it all. 
      Now I have never repurchased a mascara I bought. How cray is that? I have never been wowed enough by a mascara to not be left wondering, is there better out there? 
      Enter stage left, Rimmel Scandaleyes  Kate Rockin’ Curves Mascara
      Now I have read a few neggy nelly reviews on line but for me this is my go to Mascara and I shall ‘splain why. 
      Okay, Packaging. Uh, its tres chic in its Gun metal grey with a red scrawl naming its endorser on the front. Now I’m not the biggest fashion follower (my beauty addiction costs far too much to add clothes in the equation) but I have to admit every Kate Moss product I’ve tried has left me impressed but having her face on it doesn’t inspire me to buy it straight away. 
        
      Also love the fact that the tube is huge and curvy making it feel comfortable in my hand. Yes I don’t think this was ergonomically tested and I also agree it takes up a lot of space in ones make up bag, but uh hello, its looks freakin’ tight! 
      The wand, ugh just like Hermoine loves her little twig I love my wand. 
      The wand, as you can see has this broken heart shaped head. Not just a gimmick peeps, full on design feature. 
      The head is designed to capture the harder to reach inner lashes whilst still giving it full billy bifta on your outer lashes. 
      I feel it does this impeccably, my mascara is evenly applied and it captures even the tiniest of lashes. 
        
      The formula is rather wet but it packs a punch. With its carbon black formula your lashes will be dark as your soul. It can be quite difficult due to its wetness, so if you are a bit hap hazard with your mascara than keep a baby wipe on hand. 
      For me with thin medium length eye lashes the combination of the wand and the formula leave me with lashes dramatically longer and with more volume.
      Here’s a shot of without, with one coat and with two coats. 
        

      I didn’t find this mascara at all clumpy but have heard conflicting reports. But this is my corner of the internet and I say no clumps,  so there! 

      It is reasonably easy to remove, but I will warn you that this is in no way waterproof. Like it is awful, do not wear this if you’re likely to get emoshe. 

      I watched Eastenders the other night (Abbie giving Dot, Jims hat FYI) and bawled like a baby. Wiped my face to see black smeared all over my hand, this was my face. 

        

      I also find that on oily eyelids it does transfer, but I don’t tend to have this problem which is why I love it. 

      I’m not going to stop searching for THE ONE but I have one for now and its pretty damn awesome. 

      At £7.49its a pretty awesome mascara, I’ve had some quadruple the price that didn’t hand a candle to this bad boy. 

      Hope this helps 

      Love 

      Clo

      Xx