MAC: New Matchmaster Concealer

 

20140830_190732Until recently, I had a tendency to steer clear of stick concealers. I love a good concealer – and am always on the lookout for the next amazing product – but I just found liquid concealers easier to apply over foundation. The consistency was more moveable and always worked well once it was applied before my foundation was completely set.

However (there’s always a ‘however’) I may have found a stick concealer that ‘s not only easy to apply with foundation, but gives great coverage and wears well throughout the day too.

MAC’s new Matchmaster Concealers features the same shade-intelligence technology that lies behind their Matchmaster Foundation line. If you haven’t tried this particular line, like me, it basically uses innovative pigment technology in the make-up which is designed to create a personalised and subtle satin finish to your skin. The concealer (and the foundation) contains Vitamin E which conditions the skin as the concealer works to reduce the appearance of under-eye circles, dark spots, discolourations, fine lines and wrinkles. Because of this, it makes it an ideal product for any age-group to wear.

Plus, it comes packaged in a convenient, portable stick, meaning it’s easy to throw in your handbag and top up your make up throughout the day.

The brand new concealer is available in 12 different shades and will be available from September. Priced at €22.20140830_190654  

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New: Precious Peach Oil

I have quite fine hair that can get greasy quickly if I use products that are too heavy, so I normally shy away from oils for my hair and elixirs. But I wanted to give Bielenda’s Precious Peach Oil a chance and an honest review, so went against the grain on this occasion.

The Precious Peach Oil 3in1 is a multi-purpose product for your body, face and hair. What it says on the tin is that its nourishing ingredients visibly revitalise and regenerates your skin and improves its elasticity and hydration while it also restores and brightens the condition of hair as well as your body. Because I knew oils don’t always bode well with my hair, I stuck with applying it just to the ends, which need the most conditioning, and left it in all night, before washing it out the next morning. I have to say my hair felt really soft and sleek after washing it, and it didn’t get greasy the next day as I had expected it to.

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I also used it a number of times in recent weeks on my face after cleansing and the following morning, again after leaving it on over night, I could really feel the softness in my skin. What I will say is that there is a good bit of residue from this product, as not all of it soaks into the skin. But this happens with almost any facial oil I have tried so I wasn’t surprised. It is an oil after all. If you have oily skin, this product would be ideal. But if, like me, you have normal skin most of the time, I would recommend using it only a couple of times a week. I was afraid the excess oil would cause my skin to break out, but I’m happy to say I had no issues with that at all.

Finally, you can also use the Precious Peach Oil on your body, so I used it on areas of my skin that need the most moisturising – namely my elbows, knees and the backs of my arms. Again, it took a while for the oil to soak in, so I made sure I applied it before going to bed so I could benefit from it the whole night through.

What I loved about this product was that it was multi-functional and you can benefit from it in more ways than one, unlike a lot of oils you can buy, which focus on specific areas. I also loved its smell, I’m a huge fan of peach as a flavour and fragrance – and for anyone who grew up in the nineties, it might remind you of a fizzy cola lolly – no lie!

Best of all, it’s priced at €6.90, so even if you’re tempted into trying it yourself, it won’t break the bank!  www.primaverabeauty.ie