Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Makeup Primer

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Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Makeup Primer in 002

Usually I can’t use any primers with my Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation as it is a VERY fussy and nitpicky foundation- just smears and slides and looks awful!

I’m so so happy with this 🙌🏼 definitely recommend! Think I got it on Amazon UK for £5+ so it’s VERY affordable. I’ve tried Smashbox primers over the same Estee Lauder foundation and it didn’t work out either 😞 and this is literally 1/4 the price and works so much better!

It goes on so smoothly and does not leave any chalky residue like the W7 Prime Magic Face Primer did. I got the W7 primer on Amazon UK for £3 and it does leave your face feeling deliciously smooth and covers all your pores really well, as if it has been airbrushed, but any application of liquids makes it flake right off. Which is reaaally not ideal. I use it only if I can’t be ars*d having foundation on, but still want my skin to look smooth.

The W7 primer is very similar to the TONYMOLY Egg Pore silky smooth balm and The Body Shop all-in-one instablur, which I did a review of previously here.

It helps manage my oily skin too, which is a huge plus point. In fact, I had to go over with the Mario Badescu facial spray and skip a setting powder because it started looking a bit dry and I didn’t want it to end up cakey.

selfie with rimmel primer

yes my liquid lipstick smeared go easy on me hahah

PRODUCTS LIST

Primer: Rimmel Fix&Perfect makeup primer 002
Foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation in 2W0 Warm Vanilla + Maybelline FIT Me! Liquid Foundation in 120 Classic Ivory
Blusher: Albeit Cheek Stick in Nectar
Contour: Sleek Contouring and Blush palette
Mascara: Clio Salon de Cara Mascara (Volume x Curling) + Maybelline the Rocket Volum’Express
Lips: Sugar tinted lip balm in Rose under Kat von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita II
Brows: The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit (03)
Eyeshadow: TBS brow powder + Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher Concealer (03)
Spray: Mario Badescu facial spray with aloe, herbs and rosewater
Tools used: Real Techniques sponge + Real Techniques brushes core collection

E.L.F Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara

You’ll have to excuse me for the lack of pictures for the next few posts!

My family is on holiday and they’ve taken the DSLR, so…. no pictures. ;-;

Anyway, I’ll be reviewing the Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara from E.L.F today.

credits to beautybeaucoup.blogspot.com

I love the affordability of E.L.F products, and I use this everyday because it gives my lashes a subtle lift and length without coming off as overly fake- it looks like you just washed your face and the water stayed on your lashes!

I guess that’s the ‘wet look’ for you! Wonder if Gatsby’s hair gel works the same way? *thoughtful* Would be so much cheaper, wouldn’t it? *feels consistency of mascara* Hmmm… maybe I just hit upon some industrial trade secret!

Okay, jokes aside (I don’t want to be sued), if you are looking for something with heavy-duty lifting and curling, this mascara is not for you. In fact, I find that my lashes are less curled than before (my lashes naturally curl up at the ends)- I get longer, sweeping lashes. This would suit people who already have decent lashes, and are looking for something to brighten up their eyes without coming across as heavily made up.

This does not have very long lasting power and is not waterproof or smudgeproof, so a re-application is needed after 2-3 hours. You can also revive it with a careful swipe of water with a clean mascara wand or if you do not have one on hand, swipe your finger in an upwards movement (be very careful though). This is a trick I found out after fretting over clumping lashes- one too many re-applications will make your lashes clump.

The tube is a double-ended one, labeled ‘eyelash’ and ‘eyebrow’ on each end, but I just use both ends for my lashes. The wands are the same anyway. I really like the wands because they do a good job of separating the lashes, and there is this part at the top of the tube that gets rid of excess product so the brush won’t contain too much gel and make your lashes clump! One or two swipes of the wand should do the trick- this isn’t one of those ‘false lashes effect’ mascaras, and you want to avoid clumping.

Did I mention I really hate clumping lashes? …no? Well, I think it shows in my post.

Well, that’s all guys! Pictures to be added up soon (hopefully)!

Rating:

3 stars

Silkygirl Big Eye Collagen Waterproof Mascara

This product’s name is a definite misnomer.

 

 

To start with, it is not waterproof.

The website also claims that it is smudge-proof… 

…but I can assure you that it is not.


Evidence:

 


Hmmm yeah I used a photo editor to minimise the redness of the pimples you can faintly see there. So it doesn’t distract you from my pretty eyes~ 

This was done with cold water, so you can’t say that it was the warm water that did it.

I didn’t take a swatch for the smudge-proof claim, but I can assure you that it smudges. I had a hard time trying to cover up my mascara smudge in school.


But please don’t think that this product is a no-go– in fact, this is my favourite mascara yet because the bristles are so hard and fine, it creates wonderful natural-looking lashes.


I tried it in Guardian and fell in love with it!

I just HAD to get it right away… and I did!


This mascara layers really well.

One coat is good for really subtle lashes, like for school, two coats for a more obvious look, and three coats for a really dramatic pop! But usually my lashes start to clump by three coats and I have to use the brush to guide it downwards to ease out the clumping… then the mascara kinda loses its function of making my lashes go upwards.

 

 

Starts clumping after 3 coats~

 

See the difference in length!!



Actually, my lashes already curl up naturally so some mascaras are too heavy and end up drooping lower. Weird huh? And I have a thin extra layer of eyelashes on top of my main ones, like Elizabeth Taylor.

She was sooooo pretty~


Hopefully it’s not a sign that I have the same weird mutation as her that caused her heart problems too. I actually googled ‘double layer eyelashes’ and I think she’s the only one! How cool is that?

She lived such a sad life though… I don’t want my life to be like that! Pretty and desired by so many but no stable love in her life

Back to the point 

Anyway, I love this mascara because it is so easy to use!

Anyway, you don’t HAVE to have a waterproof or smudge-proof one, right?


I just wish the brush could be designed in a more curved shape for easier application, like the Maybelline one I’ll be reviewing later on ^^ I love that brush because it is a ‘cat-eyes brush’ and is extremely suitable for people with eyes like mine!


It’s just made for me, hahaha~


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Loves: Easy and clean application, doesn’t clump easily


Hates: Not waterproof or smudge-proof as claimed


Rating8.5/10…. I really love this mascara.


Price: 14.90 SGD at Watsons/ Guardian/ SASA/ hypermarts like Giant, before promotions