New foundation & mini haul

As we are now approaching winter I have noticed that my normal foundation that I use L'oreal True Match in Ivory Rose was getting too dark for my skin tone. It is not really dark but I can tell it no longer matches my skin as well as it does during the summer.

I went to Boots today (16th Nov) to take advantage of their 3 for 2 offer while I was there I tested out a range of different foundations to see which would match my skin the best. I saw the new Rimmel foundation on adverts and this was my first choice of foundation to get this was before I tried it. The lightest shade matched my skin tone, however it does seem quite thick and cakey which the advert is saying to avoid. Anyway I decided not to get this foundation which was annoying as it was a very good price. I normally like to go for cheaper foundations as I have been unemployed since leaving university in July, however now I have a job which I am starting next week I will be able to spend a bit more money on things instead of always going for the cheaper option. I am not saying that some of the cheaper options are bad, most of the lipsticks that I now own are either Collection or Natural Collection and they are really good! It will just allow me to branch out and try different more high end high street products that before I never thought about trying.

So on this trip to Boots I decided to do this, I had a look at the Revlon foundation I decided to get the Revlon Colorstay Makeup in the lightest shade that they had which was actually slightly lighter than my normal L'oreal foundation. They have two different options in the Boots that I went to, normal/dry and combo/oily. Now normally I would go for the combo/oily because my t zone can sometimes be a little bit oily however lately I have noticed it has gotten loads better and my skin in some areas can actually be quite dry, it is probably just the cold air that is making it do this!

I still had a look at both of the bottles and tested out both onto my hand. I noticed that even though they were exactly the same apart from the face type, the combo/oily was actually a tiny bit darker than the normal/dry. I don't really understand why the one would be darker than the other if they are the same foundation but just for a different skin type? I decided to get the normal/dry foundation not only because it was lighter but also because of my skin type changing because of the cold.

The price of the foundation was £12.49 which is the most I have spent on foundation, I hope it looks good! I haven't tested this out yet but I do plan to use it tomorrow so I shall take some photos and upload them into this post.

I also brought three other things while I was at Boots, a birthday present for my aunt which I shall not post on here. I also brought some Lipcote at £3.69 (but actually I got it for free as it was the cheapest thing I brought). As I have been wearing a lot of lipstick lately I want to keep it on my lips and not have it rub off while eating, drinking etc. Most of all when I start work next week I want to be able to wear lipstick without having to worry about it! So I decided to buy this product as I had heard some good reviews about it.

I also brought Collection Shimmer Shades at £4.19 as I wanted a bronzer and highlight this comes with three types of bronzers and a highlight I guess? I did want to buy the Sleek Contouring Kit in light however the Boots that I went to didn't have any Sleek products. I do plan on getting the Sleek Contouring Kit as well as the Collection Shimmer Shades is very glittery, it is more of a going out kit rather than an everyday kit. I will try it out tomorrow but I do still want the Sleek kit as well as you get a lot more of the product for just a few pounds more.

I plan on getting the Sleek Contouring Kit on Thursday as there is an even bigger Boots by my work so it should hopefully (fingers crossed) sell it.

(images to be added)


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