If you cast your mind back to the Blogosphere Valentine’s Tea Party (here), you’ll have seen that one of the brands I met at the event were Glo & Ray, a brand to be honest I had never heard of.
Glo & Ray is a British company, drawing inspiration from the natural wonder of light. They look at harnessing each woman’s natural radiance to deliver a stunning collection designed to illuminate individual beauty.
The first primer I ever used was Mac’s Prep & Prime which I used for a year or two before wearing primer sort of slipped out of my routine, but in recent years, it has made a firm comeback. However, I have struggled to find one I feel I can just stick with that meets my needs on formula and price point… until now!
Before trying out the Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer, I was using Maybelline’s Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser which I probably would have continued with to be honest, because even though I don’t love it, it does do the job and is very affordable. I have also tried a primer from Smashbox (here) and Benefit’s Porefessional but this exceeds my price limit unfortunately.
Formula really has been key for me here in finding a good primer as although I don’t mind silicon based products, the cream based formula of Rimmel’s Lasting Finish Primer is what put it on my radar and had me eager to try it. I love that it feels like I am just adding an additional layer of moisturiser and to my knowledge, is what I remember enjoying about Mac’s Prep & Prime.
You need the smallest amount to sufficiently apply across your face –I concentrate on my t-zone and sometimes a little bit on my chin. Although it is creamy and I described it like a moisturiser, it does have a slighter thickness to it which I assume is what helps it both apply to my skin, and hold anything that goes on top of it (like makeup).
Overall, this product is very affordable, has a great formula and holds my makeup in place all day. What’s not to love?
Until next time x
How are we all? So life following the Christmas-New year (2 week) break has resumed its normality…kind of! With this in mind, I will be back to uploading three times a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday), maybe even 4 as I am considering a Friday round up type post but we’ll see how things go!
Anyway, cracking on as it’s Beauty Review Tuesday and I am sure you guys are eager to know my thoughts on this week’s product –right?
You’ll remember early in December I treated myself to the Glamour Party Edit Beauty Box (see that post here) and one of my early favourites from the selection of products that arrived is the Wild About Beauty eyeshadow in 08 Polly.
As you all know I pretty much stick full time to palettes, particularly the Naked palettes from Urban Decay and thus rarely use single pots anymore and to be honest this is unlikely to change. However, I really do love this eyeshadow and for that I am more than willing to make an exception.
First off, the packaging of the product is really pretty -it’s small and compact and I love the little mirror in the lid. It is of course too small to use but it’s the attention to detail I like and I think little mirrors finish packaging off nicely and allow it to ooze quality when they are included. The only slightly negative thing I would say on the packaging, and this really is being picky, but on the top of the lid there is text which you just cannot see clearly unless you hold the pan up to the light and even then it’s a struggle. Like I said it’s a picky point but why go to that effort to design something that can’t be seen? To finish on a positive though I love the embossing of a bee into the product, again it is that attention to detail that allows a product to stand out from the others.
See what I mean about the lid?
The eyeshadow itself is a goldy-brown colour with a slight shimmer to it which is beautiful and so easy to wear. The consistency of the product is well pigmented and blends well. I have worn it as an all over colour as well as just using it for the outer corners and blending with something lighter. The staying power is also excellent.
Overall, a really worthwhile little product to have that I will no doubt continue to use and enjoy.
Have any of you guys tried this product or something else from Wild About Beauty?
Until next time x