I am subscribed to Birchbox and can you imagine how excited I was this month to receive a Beauty Blender with Blender Cleanser Solid (£26 RRP) as one of my products? I had been looking online for months at these and had been arguing with myself about whether a sponge was worth that much money! Everyone has raved on and on about how they are so amazing but I couldn’t justify the price.
I usually use the Benefit ‘Hello Flawless’ powder foundation and hadn’t ever found a liquid foundation (which is essential with the Beauty Blender) that I felt worked with my skin; mostly oily but with occasional dry patches, pink undertones and pale. When I received my Beauty Blender I took myself down to Boots and had myself colour-matched for the first time and it turns out I am the lightest shade – Calico – in their No.7 range. I wanted a medium to full coverage and the advisor recommended their Stay Perfect Foundation (£14.50) which is for all skin types. I had been wanting their Beautifully Matte Foundation (£13.50) which is specifically for oily skin and contains salicylic acid to combat blocked pores but on testing it I felt it was a little heavy for me.
So please check out my vlog below to see what I thought of the Beauty Blender and how it applied my foundation. The one thing I missed out in my video is that I would have preferred the black Beauty Blender because your foundation will stain, even after cleaning. It’s not a huge deal but I just wanted to add that as I hadn’t washed mine until after filming this so didn’t mention it in the review.
As the title suggests. I’ve been in a huge reading slump now for the past 3-ish weeks. I have no inspiration or motivation to read, despite a huge pile of books and a ton of e-books that I need to review. It’s not even like I have no books that interest me. Around three quarters of them are really exciting sounding but every time I think I’ll sit down with a book, I’m just like…’meh’.