Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Product review | Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser

Hello lovelies!

Im back today with a product review! 
Recently I was so graciously sent some Bioré products from their new charcoal range! (not from Bioré themselves)
I hadn't heard too much about the new range so I was excited to give them a try.

Today I will be letting you all know what I thought about using their Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser.

Lets get straight into it!

Product claims

- Draws out and traps 2x more dirt & impurities than a basic cleanser
- Purifies pores
- Pores are twice as clean after one use
- Natural charcoal
- Oil-free

My skin type for the last year or two has become much more oilier than it use to be. Im not sure if this is a hormonal change or just something that has come about from the products I have used over the years. I would say it is combination/normal. Its not overly sensitive. I have slightly enlarged pores on my nose and they do hold a bit of oil/dirt. I get the occasional breakout along my jawline which is definitely stress/hormone related. Isn't being a girl fun!

For the last 5 years I have been using cleansers strictly from beauty salons (I am a qualified beauty therapist). They have all been top quality and have worked really well for my skin. Im all about trying new products, but I do believe that if you know products work for your skin to stick to them.

I was surprised when I first used this product with the way to made my skin feel. It had a very intense cooling effect. I didn't really like it and I wasn't expecting it. It doesn't state anywhere on the packaging about this, but in the ingredients list it does have menthol in it. However its not one of the main ingredients. You definitely need to keep this away from your eyes as its very strong, or at least I found it was.

I used this cleanser for about a month, and I wasn't impressed with it. I've never really suffered from blackheads on my face. My nose does hold a bit of oil but other than thats its always been pretty good. Once I started using this clearer my face freaked out! I started to get all these little bumps on my cheeks and forehead and actual blackheads on my cheeks. To be honest, I was going through a very stressful time with uni and relationship issues and that definitely plays a role in how your skin looks and feels. However now that I have stopped using it my skin has slowly started to go back to normal. 

I also didn't really like the texture of the product. Its quite a thick cleanser and lathers a lot when you add water. I prefer a thinner consistency cleanser. But thats just personal preference. 

I think I would like to test this out again and see if I can get past the bad state and see if it starts to clear. I just wasn't happy with how my skin was looking and needed to go back to my usual routine. you can see what products I currently use on my instagram! _thebeautyscoop. The post was about 17 weeks ago. 

Everyones skin is different, so don't think that just because this is how I feel about that you will have the same experience! This is just my personal opinion. 

Have you ever tried this cleanser? I would love to know what you thought! 
If you think you have the same skint type as me, let me know what products you have been loving down below.

xx Lucy

Monday, 7 December 2015

Leaked nudes | my nude lipstick collection

Hello lovelies!

Lately I have been loving wearing a nude lip, and I realised I have a little bit of a collection now so I thought it would share it with you all!

Every nude is different, some are really brown based and others have a hint of pink to them. No matter the shade, I will always try and pull them off. Some work better than others, but thats the fun of make up!

I have out together swatches of what they look like on, so lets get into it!
Please don't mind my dry lips, I was so motivated to do this I just had to go with it.

Australis velour lips matte lip cream - PA-REE

 I really love this colour I think its a very classic nude lipstick colour. They can be drying on the lips, but it's nothing a bit of lip balm can't fix!

Wet N Wild Megalast Lip Colour - Bare It All

This is a warmer toned nude, and one that I reach for a lot. You can pick this up from Crush Cosmetics  for around $5-$6, and they are amazing quality!

Chi Chi Viva La Diva - O.M.Nude!!

This was one of my first lipsticks to own, and its one of my favourites. They are super nourishing and really pigmented! amazing quality for 'drugstore' lipstick. I would consider this to be a dupe for Mac Velvet Teddy! 

look at the similarities! And for a fraction of the price, its definitely worth picking up!

Mac - Velvet Teddy

The ever so talked about, Velvet Teddy! Even though there are others out there that are extremely similar, there's nothing like owning the real thing. I jumped on this band wagon the second I heard people raving about it. Plus, Im a sucker for Mac lipsticks. 
It is one of the deeper nudes I own, it goes perfectly with a bold eye. 

Shanghai Suzy - Miss Leah Baby Cocoa

This is a really unique nude, I find it almost have a mauve undertone. This particular formula is super nourishing! I got this from the Shanghai Suzy website but they don't seem to stock it anymore!

NYX soft matte lip cream - Zurich

A beautiful warm toned nude. These lip creams are really soft on the lips, and super pigmented! This was the first one I got and at first I didn't really like it and now I'm obsessed! I sometimes layer it with the Australis velour lips and they go really nicely together.

SAVVY by DB - Iris

Similar to a few other colours in my little collection, but it came with a lipstick kit I picked up from Priceline a few weeks ago. You can find all the swatches of the kit here!

SAVVY by DB - Lily

I really love these super light nude colours, Im not sure if I can really pull them off but I give it a go anyway! I usually pair them with a simple eye look 

Rimmel Lasting Finish By Kate - 38

My mum actually bought this for herself but didn't like they way it looked on her so she gave it to me! Its a really pretty pink toned nude. I don't reach for it a lot but its still a nice colour

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick - Notting Hill Nude

Some people say this is also a dupe for Velvet Teddy, however it is a bit lighter and the formula is super nourishing! Its one of the creamiest lipsticks I own! 

So there it is, a whole lot of nude. I feel like I should stop now and start reaching for different colours but I just can't help myself. 

Have you found any amazing nudes you think I should add to my collection?
Comment down below!

xx Lucy