Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Revlon Photo Ready Eye primer and Brightener


In the hype of the new Harvey Nichols beauty bazaar opening just around the corner from my flat, I jumped at the chance to buy from the new BEAUTY MART. I picked up this Revlon photo-ready eye primer and brightener for around a tenner, putting my trust in Beauty Mart that they picked it because it's amazing.  I was a little disappointed. I was expecting this powerful pinky brightener with particles of light..... oh how I was wrong. All I got was the pinky bit....

It's an easy applicator, just twist the top of the pen and voila, the liquid comes through the brush at the bottom. I apply over my eyes, under my eyes and highlight my cheek bones and nose with it. But, every time I've used it, I see no different at all? It feels soft and it does keep my eyeshadow on, but no longer than any other eye primer I have such as urban Decay Eye Potent! It was around £10 so it didn't break the bank, but I won't be purchasing again guys. Have you tried it? What did you think?

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation


 Liverpool has now welcomed the new NARS counter into the heart of the city, Liverpool One. Situated in the new Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar, it's in the perfect place to show itself off.
Having never come across a NARS counter, I knew I had to dive into the deep end and get stuck in with testing the products that you all rave about through the blogging community!

I picked up the Sheer Glow liquid foundation that is meant to give you a healthy glowy/dewy look as well as hydrate the skin. Its a high-end product and may burn a little hole in your pocket, however this product goes a long way and will last you a long time! The packing is simple and plain and it comes in a glass bottle. It doesn't come with a pump so beware that if you need one, you can purchase one from a NARS counter for £1.50. If not, you can tip a little out into the lid and use it as a palette. 

Since using, I have received many compliments about my glow-y look and I am super pleased that it's had such an effect! There are 20 shades to choose from and being pale myself, I grabbed 'Mont Blanc' which is the second lightest shade! There is  much variety and you can get matched up at the counter by the lovely staff! 

It also contains turmeric extract to improve skin's radiance and tone which has a luminous effect and it leaves the skin feeling hydrated with a sheer finish! Coverage is up to you, you can build it up to suit you without it looking cake-like and thick!
For those of you looking for a matte-face-look, they have the same shades in a matte foundation!

TIP #1 : It doubles up as a concealer for little blemishes or dark circles under eyes.

TIP #2: Apply with hands and leave the brush aside. Using your hands means it warms the foundation and is more likely to match with your skin tone and texture! You can build up certain areas more easily with your hands I find!


Thursday, 8 November 2012

Harvey Nichol's Beauty Bazaar

 So yesterday saw the grand opening of Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar in Liverpool One. 
Well, what can I say, it's truly beautiful. It's a one-stop beauty store designed to fulfill every beauty need including makeup, skincare, nail bar, hair styling, perfumes, treatment rooms and surgical treatments. Oh not to forget the bar where you can relax with a little alcohol to perhaps loosen your nerves about spending!

 The beautiful Olivia Palermo opened the store yesterday alongside other celebrities such as Danielle Llyod and Liz McClarnon. I was eagerly awaiting in the queue and grabbed a free tote bag from Harvey Nichols and also grabbed two free goodies from the ESPA spa including radiance mask and a radiance moisturiser! I was incredibly happy! I also spotted a few famous magazine women- Paula Reed ( style director at Grazia ) and Jo Elvin ( Glamour Editor )....no biggies then?! I felt in awe that they were were stood next to me! I also spotted Lily Pebbles, one of the beauty blogger queens!

The store consists of the famous makeup and skincare counters such as; Chanel, YSL and Estée Lauder,Tom Ford Beauty, NARS, Crème de la Mer, Shu Uemura, M.A.C, Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone, Sisley, Laura Mercier, Shiseido, Dermalogica, Bliss and Escentric Molecules.You can have spray tans, your hair done at the Electric lounge, your teeth whitening and surgical treatments to contour shape!

I love it, it's beautiful, and I could spend many hours and many of my pennies in there! I'm so pleased they have a NARS counter, the first one on Liverpool! They also have a 'Beauty mart' which is the best selling beauty products over 100 product names! AMAZING....

Here are some more pictures, I hope it entices you to come to Liverpool, it's a must-see for beauty bloggers!

What do you think??? Want to go? Tempted? I've already spent a small fortune!