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The Best Vegan Beauty Christmas Crackers Around

Hey Lovelies!

You may have read my article on the best beauty Christmas crackers. I decided to devote an entirely separate piece on the best vegan beauty crackers to buy. This is due to the fact that this year, beauty brands have gone to lengths to provide a wealth of gorgeous clean, vegan crackers. After narrowing down the many reviewed, here are 4 vegan beauty crackers that are well worth the splurge.

1.Fruits of The Earth Christmas Cracker Face Mask Gift, £13.50, www.wearthlondon.com

wearth fruit of the nut tree face mask cracker christmas gift
Credit: Wearth London

This Christmas beauty cracker truly gets my vote. Handmade in the UK and combining organic ingredients to create your own mask, the natural treat is an incredible idea. Including pre-measured Camu Camu powder, coconut and oatmeal oil, together with some simple instructions, this vegan mask gift will give your skin some serious TLC. Furthermore, creating your own mask with family members, without the faff of preparation on Christmas day would be another fun activity. Particularly after a glass of vino!

Additionally, you can personalise the cracker with a special message too. Full marks on this guys!

2.Sara Miller Beauty Cracker Gift Set, £12, www.johnlewis.com

Sara Miller beauty cracker
Credit: John Lewis

Inside this incredible vegan cracker, you can expect to find a beautiful explosion of passionflower and green tea in the form of a lip gloss. Additionally, sweet mango and coconut oil are on the case, creating truly pampering hand creams. Outstanding nourishment and oh-so-soft hands and lips, yes please!

3.Evolve Let It Glow Christmas Cracker, £16 (Was £20), www.contentbeautywellbeing.com

Evolve let it glow christmas cracker
Credit: Content Beauty Wellbeing

Evolve’s superior vegan Christmas cracker would make an awesome gift for all clean-living beauty fans out there. Pull the cracker and be quick to grab the contents because you won’t want to let them go. Inside you will find Evolve’s Radiant Glow Mask, guaranteed to hydrate and revitalise, transforming your skin to a complexion of utter radiance. Also included is their new Lip Shine with festive gold shimmer. Hooray!

4.Kat Von D Limited Edition ‘Love Big Or Go Home’ Makeup Cracker Gift Set, £18 (Was £20), www.debenhams.com

Kat Von D limited edition love big or go home beauty cracker
Credit: Debenhams

Treat your vegan friend this Christmas to this awesome limited-edition cracker by Kat Von D. Included is her much sought-after hero mascara and a highly pigmented mini ‘Everlasting’ lipstick in neutral. This lippy offers serious staying powers. It doesn’t matter how much mistletoe is involved – once it’s on, it’s going nowhere!

Kat Von D is a true hero when it comes to cruelty-free and vegan products. Earlier this year she collaborated with one of my fave bands, Green Day, launching a vegan product to raise money for farm animals. Now I love her even more.

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. Have a stellar weekend. xx

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Beauty Christmas Crackers Every Beauty Obsessive Wants

Hey Lovelies!

Christmas just gets better and better every year – especially for those beauty-obsessives (like me). Not only do we get to count down the days with incredible beauty calendars, but each year the beauty Christmas crackers get more innovative and special. It’s almost as if they have been especially made for me!

Ensure you get to enjoy skincare products (whether or not they are wrapped). Simply order some Christmas crackers by one of your fave brands. Hooray!

1.Caudalie Vinosource Hydration Mini Cracker, £10, www.lookfantastic.com

Caudalie vinosource hydrating christmas cracker
Credit: Look Fantastic

Caudalie knew what they were doing when they launched the Hydration Mini Crackers for the festive season. Whether your skin ends up dehydrated from running around after everyone, or from the back-to-back partying, these crackers will be a much-welcomed sight by lunchtime.

2.Birchbox Beauty Crackers, £20, www.birchbox.co.uk

Birchbox beauty cracker
Credit: Birchbox

This is the first year Birchbox has released a Christmas beauty cracker selection – and boy, am I glad they did! Included is an array of products. Not any old tat you might consider to be beauty equivalent to the usual found in a cracker. Oh no, you will be wowed as you discover your favourite brands such Caudalie, This Works and Nuxe hidden inside. That beats an unusable miniature manicure set ay day of the week.

3.Cloud Nine Magical Christmas Cracker, £20, www.cloudninehair.com

Cloud Nine magical christmas cracker
Credit: Cloud Nine

If you haven’t yet tried Cloud Nine’s amazing fast drying formula, this cracker needs to be at the top of your to-buy list. Christmas is busy and time doesn’t wait for you to look your perfect self. However, with this cracker you don’t need time. Inside you will find their much-loved Quick Drying Potion. Your locks will look luscious and you won’t miss out on any of the fun.

4.Look Fantastic Christmas Cracker, £30 (Worth Over £60), www.lookfantastic.com

Look fantastic beauty Christmas cracker box
Credit: Look Fantastic

Look Fantastic are on the case to ensure your skin stays nourished and totally pampered throughout the festive period. Included in the beautiful case are 6 gorgeous crackers containing cult, much-loved brands. Should you be a fan of outstanding brands like Elemis, Illamasqua and don’t Emma Hardie, don’t miss out on these spectacular crackers.

5.Too Faced Limited Edition Beauty Cracker, £15, www.selfridges.com

Too Faced Limited edition beauty cracker
Credit: Selfridges

Oh My God, this brand rocks. Too Faced has launched a limited-edition cracker featuring their best-selling mascara (Better Than Sex) and a gorgeous highly pigmented lipstick you will love. Forget your makeup bag. Just grab your Christmas cracker and you’re good to go!

6.Liberty London Beauty Cracker, £7 (Was £12), www.libertylondon.com

Liberty London beauty cracker
Credit: Liberty London

Should Christmas get a little stressful – hang, on, who am I kidding? Isn’t that a given? In which case, this beauty cracker boasting globally adored brands such as Omorovicza and Suzanne Kaufmann will bring a little calming aromatherapy to restore you to a place of balance once more. Can it get better? Yes it can, as it is now on offer at £7!

The Best Luxury Beauty Gift Sets Around

Hey Lovelies!

If you are wondering what to buy for your bezzie, girlfriend, mum or sister this Christmas, read on. Beauty gifts never fail to impress. I have reviewed and rounded up the best beauty gift sets around. These are certain to make her feel utterly loved and special. Furthermore, your gift will be noted as the BEST this year!

1.For Mum Choose: Estee Lauder Ready To Glow Gift Set, £90, www.selfridges.com

estee lauder get ready to glow gift set
Credit: Selfridges

Youthful luminosity is the name of the game with Estee Lauder’s remarkable gift set. Included in this chic bag is:

Advanced Night Repair Serum

Advanced Night Microcleansing Foam

Micro Essence

Revitalizing Serum + Crème

Revitalizing Supreme + Global Anti-Aging Refinishing Facial

Eye Supercharged Complex

This kit is priced at £90, but its results are completely priceless. Expect hydration, nourishment, repair and radiance. The collection contains miraculous products that look after your skin in the day, whilst the night serum tackles signs of aging as you sleep. Tired-looking eyes are no longer a problem. In fact, the only issue will be fighting off the compliments. All-in-all, not a bad problem to have!

2 For Your Girlfriend/Wife Choose: Dior J’Adore Eau De Parfum Jewel Box, £121 (100ml), www.selfridges.com

J'adore jewel eau de parfume gift set
Credit: Selfridges

Fellas listen up: Nothing says ‘I am crazy about you’ better than a perfume jewel box such as this one (unless you want to spend more and happen to have a Bugatti parked up ready for Christmas morning). When it comes to perfume, Dior is one of my favourite brands. They just get it spot on, every time. Gift it to me in a jewel box and I’m literally going to need peeling off the ceiling. For anyone who isn’t familiar with this scent, it brings forth a delicate explosion of ylang-ylang, Damascus rose, Indian jasmine and Indian tuberose. All who breathe in this hypnotic aroma become intoxicated with its beauty. A definite winner.

3.For Your Bezzie Choose: Neom Time For Real Luxury Set, £35 (Worth £39), www.lookfantastic.com

Neom luxury scented candle, bat oil and hand balm
Credit: Loo Fantastic

Should you have a bf that is stressed out to the nines, this luxury gift set will feel like a dream. Included in the Scent To Destress range is a natural scent specifically formulated with 24 essential oils, that deliver unrivalled calming properties for the body and mind. In this luxury set you will find:

Nourish, Breathe & Calm Hand Balm (50ml)

Real Luxury Scented Candle (75g)

Real Luxury Bath & Shower Oil (10ml)

Light the candle and your friend will go from stress-head to totally zen before your very eyes!

4.For Your Sister Choose: Too Faced Limited-Edition Christmas Cookie House Party Makeup Collection, $58, www.toofaced.com

Too Faced Christmas Cookie house party makeup collection
Credit: Too Faced

Included in this fabulous brand’s Christmas Cookie House Party Makeup Collection is everything your sister would possibly need to get ready for the party season. The set combines:

20 Multi-Finish Eye Shadows

Medium Palette Of 6 Glitter And Matte Eye Shadows

Small Palette Of 3 Face Products

Travel-Sized Better than Sex Mascara

Travel-Sized Melted-Matte Gingerbread Man

Travel-Sized Shadow Insurance 24-hour Eye Shadow Primer

Have you tried any of these gorgeous products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below and have a happy Sunday people. xx

Discover What Is Behind The Doors Of Look Fantastic’s Beauty Advent Calendar

Hey Lovelies!

I hope you enjoyed the weekend (despite the rain). Today I am reviewing the incredible beauty products hidden behind Look Fantastic Beauty Advent Calendar doors, #4-8.You can read my review of the products behind doors #1-3 here. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at what other treasures they have bestowed upon us. Hooray.

4.Luxie 121 &141 Eye Makeup Brushes, Retail: £24 (4 Piece Set), www.lookfantastic.com

Luxie makeup brushes
Credit: Tiger Room

Want to astound people with your eye makeup abilities? Luxie’s ergonomically designed brushes enable flawless application that is so precise you will look like a pro. I adore these brushes due to the fact that they not only do an amazing job, but they feel unbelievably soft. Happy pamper days. Thank you Look Fantastic and Luxie for your sheer genius.

5.Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF50 (30ml), Retail: £85 (50ml), www.lookfantastic.com

Elemis pro-collagen marine cream
Credit: Tiger Room

Elemis has been on the scene for some time – and boy, they have accomplished a lot. their Pro-Collagen formulations are loaded with marine and plant actives that specifically target and treat fine lines and wrinkles. This day cream provides a significant improvement to the texture of skin. The result is a complexion that is more plump, smooth and younger-looking. However, maintaining the result requires constant application. Beauty does come at a cost – unless, of course, you have the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar. Yay!

6.Illamasqua Nude Collection Lip Liner – Raw, Retail: £16, www.lookfantastic.com

Illamasqua lip liner raw
Credit: Tiger Room

Illamasqua is a brand to look out for – they are fast-becoming a global sensation for creating amazing products. This liner is so creamy and easy to blend. I love to use it as a liner, then apply it directly to my entire lips. It is so good, that often, I do not need to follow with a lipstick. If you haven’t tried out Illamasqua yet, I recommend you put it on your to-do list. You won’t regret.

7.Rituals Ritual of Ayurveda Natural Dry Oil For Hair & Body (50ml), Retail: £19.50 (100ml), www.lookfantastic.com

Rituals ritual of ayurveda oil
Credit: Tiger Room

Inside this gorgeously designed bottle is a potion that works so well you would be forgiven for wondering if it is indeed magical! Should you be searching for something that boasts superior hydrating and softening powers – duh, yeah – then this 100% natural and vegan-friendly oil is where it’s at!

Remarkably, it hasn’t been sourced from some witch’s coven. However, its creation has been drawn from ancient Ayurvedic traditions, and wow! Combining a perfect blend of sweet almond oil and basil, the treatment nourishes and softens the hair and skin with equal efficacy. Expect, pampered, rejuvenated skin and shiny, silky locks. Better yet, the rituals formula literally smells like Christmas! Gorgeous.

8.Philip Kingsley Elasticizer (40ml). Retail: £67 (500ml), www.lookfantastic.com

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer
Credit: Tiger Room

If your hair is new to the incredible experience of Philip Kingsley, this is a great opportunity to enjoy some seriously glorious locks and then add the 500ml bottle to the top of your Christmas list. The treatment is ideal for dry and damaged hair that is need of some serious TLC, as well as aiding the vitality of coloured hair.

The Elasticizer supercharges strands and cuticles with a surge of hydration and nourishment and is noticeable after just one application. I absolutely love the transformation. From hair that looks like I’ve pulled some straw from a hay bale and fashioned a wig, to tresses that exude bounce, health and shine – Philip Kingsley’s Elasticizer is a true hero product.

Have you tried any of these beautiful products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. xx

Look Fantastic’s Beauty Advent Calendar 2019 Is On Sale Now (Screams)

Hey Lovelies!

When it comes to beauty, this has to be my favourite time of year. The Look Fantastic’s Beauty Advent Calendar 2019 is on sale now (screams). Following a long-anticipated wait, the day arrived and this Calendar arrived on my doorstep. Not that I was happy – but seriously, at that moment I could have married the postie. Their calendar does not disappoint. Brimming with gorgeous beauty gems, the Look Fantastic’s Beauty Advent Calendar is priced at £79 and worth a total of £420! How can you go wrong?

If there is one splurge to make this year, I would highly recommend buying the calendar. Look Fantastic have clearly given this calendar much thought, providing all the brands on our must-buy wish list! Check out my review of all the beauty items contained in this incredible Godsend. In order to give each product the attention they deserve, I have split the review into 8 pieces. This article looks at the beauty gifts from #1-3. Okay, get ready to fall in love! You can buy the Beauty Advent Calendar here.

1.Morphe 9A Always Golden Eye Shadow Palette, Retail: £12, www.lookfantastic.com
morphe 9a always golden eye shadow
Credit: Tiger Room 

If there is one look that never fails on a date, it’s the smoky eye. One reason Morphe is a hero makeup brand is their stand-out eye shadow palettes. They always get it right on the mark. For daytime usage, I turn to neutrals. Mixing them up, I can create the necessary alert, yet subtly appealing image that works. In the evening this palette’s sexy, smoky eye colour effects are just the ticket. Morphe’s highly-pigmented and silky soft eye shadow palette combine both matte and delicate shimmery hues, that are too good to miss. Look fantastic’s choices are Amazing.

2.Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment (30ml). Retail price: £9 (60ml), www.lookfantastic.com
living proof perfect ahir 5-in-1 hair stying treatment
Credit: Tiger Room

Created by world-renowned experts and bio-tech scientists (not quite sure what the job of a biotech scientist entails, but it sounds like these people would know their stuff). Basically, the components of their magical potion come from a biotech and medical angle – and in my opinion they are sheer genius. I can only go on the effect a product has on my hair and whether it delivers good results. The Living Proof has to be one of my top 3 haircare brands. If you are looking for an awesome multi-tasker – this has to be at the top of the list. A little of this product offers a targeted treatment by lovingly conditioning and strengthening your locks. I say ‘lovingly’ as when you apply the treatment you will feel so pampered, it’s as if Living Proof literally cares for your hair! This haircare treatment styles your hair like no other. If it were a fella, it would be ‘the ONE’. Polished and smooth? I think so!

3.Caudalie Vinopure Clear Skin Purifying Toner (50ml) Retail: £18 (200ml) www.lookfantastic.com
Caudalie vinopure clear skin toner
Credit: Tiger Room

Door #3 of Look Fantastic’s calendar reveals the go-to toner for those with combination skin. Caudalie is a must-have brand for anyone’s bathroom cabinet. Their toner feels practically weightless and combines organic essential oils that effectively remove all impurities from the skin. Moreover, salicylic acid is included to further dissolve any debris within the pores, ensuring acne and spots are kept at bay, and even aids in smoothing the skin!  For optimal results use both morning and night. This is yet another product I seriously could not be without!

Check out my review of Look Fantastic’s priceless gems hidden behind doors 4-8 tomorrow.

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message below. Have a happy weekend. Xx

My Favourite Beauty Finds Of The Week: 6 Amazing Buys!

Hey Lovelies!

Each week I am sent various beauty items to test and review. It’s seriously the best job ever! After arduously checking out many, the following 6 beauty finds offer star-like qualities and are a must-have for anyone who loves beauty and a bargain. #Happy!

1, Max Factor Pan Stick (In Cool Copper), £5.47, www.amazon.co.uk

max factor pan stick foundation
Credit: Amazon

This isn’t the first time I have tried (and loved) Max Factor’s foundation stick and it certainly won’t be the last! Having tested pretty much every concealer and foundation on the market, this one keeps a firm footing at the very top. Firstly, it doubles up as both a concealer and foundation. If you have tried this you will know how seamlessly it blends into the skin, creating an instantly flawless second skin result. Furthermore, the Pan Stick succeeds where others fail on the most important factor – it lasts longer than a couple of weeks. Love, love, love!

2. The Superstar 22 Inch by Easilocks, £44.99, www.cultbeauty.co.uk

easilocks hair piece
The Tiger Room

Oh…My…God. I think I have died and been reincarnated into a L’Oréal advert. This hair piece truly rocks. Made from non-human hair, yet these locks look unbelievably real. They would win in a Pepsi challenge against high price tag hair pieces any day of the week. The only point I should make is you must backcomb over the piece with your natural hair to achieve a blended-in and Insta-ready finish.

3.L’Oréal Infallible 24H Matte Liquid Foundation In Vanilla, £7.99 (30ml), www.boots.com

L'oreal infallible 24g matte foundation
Credit: Boots

Should you be searching for a foundation that offers full cover, doesn’t cake and is reasonably priced, check out this one by L’Oréal. The long-lasting foundation provides a beautiful matte finish that even works on dry and more mature skin types. Simply gorgeous. Want even more perks? Check out the price!

4.Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Volume 2 Mascara, £25, www.charlottetilbury.com

charlotte tilbury legendary lashes volume 2 mascara
Credit: Charlotte Tilbury

It takes a lot to push me out of my MAC mascara comfort zone. However, upon checking out the sassy box I couldn’t wait to give it a go. This mascara in Black Vinyl makes me want to cry tears of joy (and then be even happier as it does NOT smudge one bit). Combining lash lengthening and thickening ingredients, the best-selling mascara will actually increase your lash thickness by a whopping 50% after just one single application! Furthermore, Legendary Lashes Volume 2 does not clump (HUGE PLUS) and offers a luscious lash finish of which any celeb would be proud. Each time I checked my lashes in the mirror I was very happy to see it hadn’t smeared under the eyelid or budged at all. My eyes remained in perfect and fit-for-a-Princess condition for the entire day and evening. A total win. Hooray!

5.The Ordinary High-Endurance Silicone Primer, £3.90 (30ml), www.lookfantastic.com

the ordinary high endurance primer
Credit: Boots

Everyone needs a good primer, but no one needs to spend a fortune. Behold The Ordinary’s Primer. Totally affordable and works like a dream. Your makeup is in place in the morning and is in exactly the same spot when you return. The Ordinary, you are awesome! What more need I say?

6.Collection Incredibrow Semi-Permanent Brow Gel In Light/Medium, £3.99, www.superdrug.com

collection incredibrow semi permanent brow gel
Credit: Superdrug

Those of you who love gorgeous vegan beauty finds, you need to check out this semi-permanent eyebrow gel by Incredibrow. In the box you will find the gorgeous brow gel complete with eye applicator that achieves effortlessly flawless results. If you don’t enjoy waking up and scaring the hell out of your other half due to a distinct lack of brow, that makes you look – well, totally freaky and a bit scary, this is a must-have. If, however, frightening the crap out of him when he opens his weary hungover eyes is one of those long-term relationship amusements, maybe give this one a miss!

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below and happy Sunday xx

A/W 19 Beauty Trends So Good You’ll Be Glad Summer Is Over

Hey Lovelies!

 Hot and sunny days may be drawing to a close, leaving us a tad deflated.  Should you need some inspiration to revamp your look and revive your mood, fear not. Here are 5 gorgeous A/W19 beauty trends so good you’ll be glad the summer is over. In fact, they will keep you smiling until Christmas.

1.Extreme Cat Eye

Rimmel wonderwing eyeliner
Credit: Look Fantastic

We saw Louis Vuitton and Dior’s models sporting the cat eye ++ and huge black bottom lashes. This extreme look may take some practice and I recommend a liquid eyeliner for achieving success. One of my favourites is Rimmel’s Wonderwing Eyeliner in black, £5.99, www.lookfantastic.com

2.Deep Burgundy/ Bold Red Lips

chanel velvet matte red lip
Credit: Chanel

Chloe, Louis Vuitton and Tommy Hilfiger presented models looking incredible with either deep burgundy or bold crimson lips. (Both matte and silky featured on the runway). The rest of the complexion remained mainly minimal (as is a key trend again). This really sets your lips as one awesomely-powerful signature look.

I love Chanel’s Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme, £31, www.chanel.com

3.Oh-So Dewy Skin

Iconic london illuminator
Credit: Iconic London

Similarly to SS/19, the less-is-more complexion remains to be a much sought-after look; thus, models across the board rocked this look during Paris fashion week. As we see (and love) this minimal makeup concept, the need to support it with super-dewy skin must stay high on the agenda. For this, ensure you are using your facial oils and illuminator. I’m loving Iconic London’s illuminator, £30, www.iconiclondon.com. It literally transforms even partied-until-dawn skin into a complexion of utter dewy radiance. So good!

4.A Touch Of Neon

Huda Beauty Neon Pink Obsession eye shadow
Credit: Cult Beauty

Neon eyeshadows were a huge hit on the runways. Should you be feeling a little sassy and want to make a statement, splash some neon (light blues, pinks and purples were seen everywhere) on those lids. Make sure you keep the rest of your complexion as minimal as possible so as to avoid the clown! I’m obsessed with Huda Beauty’s Neon Pink Obsessions Palette,  £27, www.cultbeauty.co.uk

Combining 9 shadows brimming with richly-pigmented vibrancy and oozing sass, this is one palette you can’t be without.

5.Blushing

MAC Cosmetcis mineralize blusk
Credit: MAC Cosmetics

Going with the minimal makeup look, and applying a little blush works like a dream.On the runways we saw Chanel’s models demonstrate the sheer magnitude of jaw-dropping impact this delicate look can achieve. Fresh and simple, yet immensely beautiful. To achieve this look, opt for minimal makeup, a few drops of dewy illuminator and a sweep of pale pink blush. I love MAC’s Mineralize Blush, £23.50, www.maccosmetics.co.uk

Beauty Products I’m Loving This Week

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I had the opportunity to review some awesome beauty products last week. It was a tough process, but here is the narrowed down list of absolute faves, of which I am loving this week.

1.Paul Nasif Detox Pads / Complexion Perfecting Pads, $45, www.nassifmdskincare.com

dr paul nassif detox complexion pads
Credit: nassifskincare.com

So, I reviewed these pads some time ago and absolutely loved them. However, at the time I was also reviewing other anti-aging and glycolic treatments, so was not 100% certain that the results could be fully attributed to one product. Now I can. This is the only AHA/BHA treatment I have applied in the past few weeks and I am head-over-heels in love with them.

These pads are the lazy girl’s dream. They make light work of exfoliating, reducing the appearance of pores and smoothing the skin. Combining a retinol-like product, it is also a great item for those who react to retinol, but who want the anti-aging abilities.

The pads:

Contain both glycolic and salicylic acid that gently yet effectively cleanse and exfoliate.

 Combine antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antibacterial qualities

Offer anti-aging benefits

Is suitable for all ages

Vegan and cruelty-free.

Within a week of using the Detox Pads my skin looked clearer, healthier and luminous. And the best bit is the no-faff, no-fuss and no time to achieve this look fact! Yay.

2.False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara Mini MAC, £10, www.maccosmetics.com

mac cosmetics false lash mascara
Credit: Mac Cosmetics.

I am totally obsessed with MAC’s False Lash Mascara Mini. It does everything I want my mascara to do, without clumping or smudging. I love how my lashes boast volume and since first testing this product it has become my daily go-to. Furthermore, it even fits in my purse. Believe that’s a win, win and – yes – another fabulous win. Thank you, MAC, you creator of all things fabulous!

3.NYX Cosmetics Professional Setting Spray Dewy, £7, www.superdrug.com

nyx cosmetics professional setting spray dewy
Credit: Superdrug

Don’t ask me why, but I get a real buzz out of reviewing setting sprays. This is a key product particularly in the heart of summer, and so having a good setting spray is vital for me. NYX provide some pretty good products and so I had fairly high expectations when I first tried their setting spray. Disappointed I wasn’t!

Having fairly dry patches coupled with the fact that I often work late into the night (causing bags), means that a setting powder is not the best fit. They usually cake, amplify dryness and any bags or creases, making them a no-no. This professional setting spray’s dewy formula is ultra-lightweight and once dry, you cannot tell you have applied it at all! It is important to allow a few minutes for the spray to dry, but once it has dried your makeup will not budge. Seriously, you can dance til 3 am and your makeup will stay gorgeous. Better yet, it’s vegan. Love, love, love this!

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in he comments below. Have a stellar Wednesday all xx

4 Of The Best Vegan Concealers Around

Hey Lovelies!

One product I consistently review is the concealer. A key product in anyone’s makeup arsenal; therefore, having a good one is of paramount importance. Now, with cruelty-free and vegan products in high demand, the selection is growing. This means no more do we need to settle for lesser quality or pay higher prices. I’ve tested many and the following are 5 of the best concealers around:

For EVERYTHING Concealer

1.Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Scultpting Concealer, £24, www.lookfantastic.com

too faced born this way super coverage concealer
Credit: Look Fantastic

Too Faced Super Coverage Concealer is my #1 product. This little gem ticks all the boxes: cruelty-free, vegan, free from parabens. Better yet, it is the lazy girl’s go-to product. The multi-tasker makes light work of its mission to conceal, contour, correct and highlight. Whatever your skin need, this liquid concealer delivers flawless results – AND IS NOT REMOTELY CAKEY!! Available in 16 shades, there is bound to be a shade to suit your skin tone. Too Faced, I love you!

For Discoloration and Longwear

2.Barry M All Night Long Concealer, £4.49, www.superdrug.com

Barry M All Night Long COncealer
Credit: Superdrug

Should your concern be predominantly discoloration and the need for long-lasting coverage, this is the perfect vegan concealer. Expect an even skin tone, soft-focus effect and a burst of luminosity. This concealer is so easy to blend, providing seamless results that stay put. For an added boost it combines moisturising and skin repairing vitamin E.

I would say a little of this concealer goes a long way. I found it best to just lightly apply to problematic areas rather than liberally splash on. The concealer certainly is long-lasting – I’m not sure about all night long, but it definitely stayed put until 3am!

This incredible vegan and cruelty-free liquid concealer is a game-changer for those with discoloration concerns.

For Dry Skin and Travel-Friendly

3.bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick (SPF25), £29, www.bareminerals.co.uk

bareMinerals complexion rescue hydratin foundation stick
Credit: bareMinerals

Check out the first vegan water-based foundation stick. This product is composed of 30% enhanced mineral water, thus offering exceptional skin-loving support. For those with dry / dehydrated skin, this non-cakey stick will feel like a dream. Whether you wish to use this as a concealer, foundation or creamy contour, the vegan stick blends in seamlessly, providing truly flawless yet natural-looking results. Furthermore, this travel-friendly stick fits perfectly in your clutch, has an SPF25 and is available in an incredible 20 shades.

For Uneven Skin / Longwear

4.Smashbox Studio Skin Flawless, £20, www.lookfantastic.com

smashbox studio flawless skin concealer
Credit: Look Fantastic

Should you have blemishes and uneven skin, Smashbox’s Studio Skin Flawless is awesomeness in a bottle. The lightweight vegan formula effortlessly conceals, evens the appearance of skin tone, contours and highlights. Dark circles and hyperpigmentation vanish before your very eyes – and unlike Cinderella’s midnight dilemma – this product will keep you looking radiant until at least 3 am (this is the time I collapsed at home).  However, Smashbox state the product stays put for 24 hours and given the seamless results many hours later, I am inclined to agree! Better yet, it is oil free and available in an amazing 30 shades!

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. Xx

 

 

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