Posted in Beauty, Makeup, review

Holy Grail Foundation | The Aimee Effect

There are hundreds of foundations on the market for us makeup junkies and everybody has their own personal preference. I have many foundations that I use but my go to has got to be the Estée Lauder Double Wear.

This foundation claims to be long-wearing, keeps makeup looking fresh and natural through heat humidity and activity, a lightweight comfortable foundation, doesn’t change colour or smudge and come off on your clothes.

All of the above I do agree with, the only point I feel a little differently on is the foundation coming off on clothing, maybe it’s because I don’t tend to set my whole face with powder but it does transfer onto my clothes ever so slightly.

The coverage of this foundation is one of the best, it’s a medium to full coverage and gives a flawless finish, the foundation is the only makeup product I use from Estée Lauder however I would like to try the matching concealer at some point also.

For 30ml of this product it will cost you £33.50 which I know for some people can be pricey, I do think it is an expensive foundation but it is 100% worth it for me and my skin.

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Posted in Beauty, Skincare

No Miracles, Just Results

When it comes to skincare, I absolutely LOVE trying out different brands and seeing what works well with my skin. I have a combination skin-type, but it is mainly oily, and it can be such a struggle trying to control the oiliness, especially when I’m wearing a full face of makeup.

It is so important that you take care of your skin, your skin is naturally acidic, and therefore you should ideally be cleansing with a cleanser that is more acidic rather than an alkali. Many people use standard bars of soap such as dove to wash their face, this is so harsh on your skin as it is alkali based. When searching for cleansers always do your research!!!

I recently visited the Clarins counter in my local Debenhams as I was after some new skincare to try out. I have used Clarins products in the past however I was a lot younger. The women behind the counter was sooo lovely and helped me select the products most suitable for my skin. She also gave me a few samples to try out which I have fallen in love with and am going to 100% purchase. 

Gentle foaming cleanser with cottonseed – Normal / Combination skin-types

As it says on the tin this cleanser is so gentle on the skin yet so powerful at removing all the dirt and grime that is left after I have done my superficial cleanse. A little bit goes a long way and it really does make your face feel squeaky clean. The cleanser retails at £20.00 and definitely one for the collection

Toning lotion with chamomile – Dry / Normal skin-types

Now, with this toner stating it’s suitable for dry skin types I was very apprehensive about trying it especially with my skin being so oily, but as the cleanser did dry out my skin a little, the toner worked wonders and didn’t make my skin feel to greasy which I loved! The toner retails at £21 – £28 and It comes in a standard and luxury size

Lotus face treatment oil – Oily / Combination skin-types

One word, AMAZING. I have never used an oil on my skin due to my excessive oil. However, I have been using a tiny bit of this oil in my hands and patting all over my face including my oily areas before I go to sleep and in the morning I wake up and my skin looks unreal, I never thought an oil would be a good match for me but this stuff is made from the gods on skincare I swear, definitely recommend to anybody! For 30ml of product it would cost you £34

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Love – Aimee X

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