Good Evening Everyone!
How are you?
I have not blogged for a whole week! I have literally been super super busy at work everyday this week, and even working Saturdays recently. By the time I get home its too dark to take any decent pictures so I have had to wait until today to do this post, thank goodness the sun was shining most of the day! The new capsule collection for Topshop Make Up was released on October 1st, and there were two items that caught my eye - the Kohl Dust and the Lip Marker.
The Kohl Dust is really just what it says on the tin - and comes with a sponge type applicator in the lid. I have been using this as an eye liner for my top lid. Its a little bit tricky to apply as its powder, and is best for thicker line. Also I would suggest you use it before you even apply your foundation as every time I have used it, tiny sprinkles of the dust fall down to the top of my cheeks, and can't be removed that easily without leaving a line of black in their wake.
The Lip Marker appealed to me as its a gorgeous berry colour, and looked so easy to apply as it is like a felt tip marker (it also smells lovely). You definitely need to line your lips first, as the application is actually not as easy as I thought it would be. And its a stain - so you need to make sure you apply it correctly otherwise its hard to remove. It does last the day, but needs to be topped up 2/3 times especially after eating and drinking. I didn't find it drying either. It actually dries darker on your lips as well, so expect a darker colour that what you get when you first apply it! In my swatch below I have compared it to the Topshop Lipstick Daredevil.
There were a few lovely looking items that I didn't purchase as I am on a strict budget this month, you can see them in the photos below...
The other thing I bought last week was a recommendation from a friend, the Double Wear Foundation from Estee Lauder. I was told this gives great coverage, so of course me with my blemishes rushed off to House of Fraser first chance I got where the most lovely girl matched me up and gave me a little make over. She also gave me lots of tips on dealing with blemishes, including using rose water and a special type of seed. I have been using this foundation all week and enjoying it so far. It does give good coverage, one of the best I've found. I'm still not sure its perfect though. I also am slightly annoyed that it does not come with a pump, as you can see in the photo below, so when I am pouring it out I sometimes use too much, which winds me up as its expensive enough without wasting it! I think it was about £25 maybe less. She recommended I try Cover FX foundation next time I was looking for a new one, as this is designed specially for people with problem skin. In fact I purchased that foundation today, and will do a post ASAP once I have used it! Do you guys have any other foundation recommendations?