Monday, 21 October 2013

Beauty Haul Part 1 / Complexion Goodies + First Impressions


Beauty Haul MUFE and Rimmel

Beauty Haul MUFE and Rimmel

rimmel wake me up foundation

Make Up For Ever HD Foundation and Full Cover Concealer

Hello cupcakes! I really hope you had a lovely weekend! I had two wonderful days involving massive amounts of homemade apple pie (I used this yummy recipe), hanging out with the girls and catching up on some of my favorite blogs. Now that I’m nicely refreshed I need to sit down and finish my essay that’s been tormenting me for the past two weeks. Exciting huh? On a brighter note though – I went shopping recently and picked up some lovely products that I wanted to share with you. I bought a few fall-appropriate bits, which I will talk about next week. As for today’s post, I wanted to show you some gems that I picked up in the hopes of achieving the perfect, flawless complexion. :) Hope you’ll enjoy!

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation ($42)

Naturally, the first place I went to was Sephora. This time, however, I knew exactly what I was looking for and didn’t go much overboard. Yay! I will talk about this in-depth in an upcoming post but to make a long story short – I was in a desperate need of a new full-coverage foundation. It turned out that my beloved Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation (even saying its name makes me sick now) is breaking me out like crazy and by the time I realized it was because of it, my skin got SO bad I definitely needed some heavy-duty stuff. After two-day research I decided to go with the MUFE HD foundation, which is a full coverage foundation that is supposed to look ‘invisible’ on the skin. I am still trying it out so I can’t say anything final but so far I really do like it. It gives amazing coverage and covers most imperfections I have, which is exactly what I was hoping for. Now, I wouldn’t say it looks very ‘invisible’ on the skin and I’m still able to see that I’m wearing some foundation. It looks natural enough though so it’s fine by me. The HD foundation has a nice finish, which is somewhere between matte and dewy but I feel like it leans more toward the matte side. I am yet to decide if I like that look on me or not but if you are not crazy about the whole ‘dewy finish’ thing I am sure you’ll love this. I got the shade N115, which is a perfect match for me (I am MAC NW 20 for reference). A little warning though – if you have dry skin do not get this foundation, it would probably look awful on you. This stuff accentuates dry patches like crazy and thank God I don’t have many, otherwise it would’ve been absolutely impossible to use! I will do a proper review of the MUFE HD foundation as soon as I form a final opinion about it, so keep your eyes peeled if you’re interested. :)

MAKE UP FOR EVER Full Cover Concealer ($32)

One more thing I was interested in buying at Sephora was the MUFE Full CoverConcealer. As I mentioned, my skin was in terrible condition and I wasn’t sure if the HD foundation would be enough to cover everything that was going on on my face. After a long consideration of whether this product is worth the ridiculously high price tag, I figured that if it would help me feel a bit more confident then I should get it. And let me tell you – it was the best decision I’ve made beauty wise. This gem covers absolutely everything! And when I say everything, I mean everything! Any breakouts, scars or redness are long gone with this concealer and I am overly impressed! It doesn’t look flaky, cakey or heavy in the slightest and it is also waterproof! I also wanted to see how the product would perform as an under eye concealer and it does a great job at covering, but I feel like it is a bit dry for my skin so I’ll probably stick to wearing it over imperfections. You only need the tiniest amount of product and I think this tube will last me absolute ages, so it’s worth every penny! I got shade number 3 and it matches the MUFE foundation rather well. The combination of the two MUFE goodies gives me a beautiful flawless base and I am so pleased about that. <3

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation (£8.99)

I am probably the last beauty blogger alive who tried the Rimmel Wake Me UpFoundation. I cannot believe I hadn’t considered buying it until now because I love trying out different foundations, especially drugstore ones. What drew my attention to this babe though was actually me best friend who said it’s the best foundation she has ever tried. Her skin always looks flawless, so I figured I need to finally give it a whirl. The Wake Me Up Foundation is branded as  ‘anti-fatigue’, awakening foundation that gives beautiful healthy glow to the skin while covering any blemishes and imperfections. It is safe to say that it does exactly this to my skin and it looks absolutely lovely on. The foundation has some very finely milled shimmer particles in it, which definitely don’t make me look like a disco ball and just add nice luminosity and dewiness to my face. I suppose that if you have oily skin you’ll hate that but it is perfectly okay for my normal to dry skin. What I adore about Wake Me Up is that if feels really moisturizing on the skin and doesn’t accentuate dry patches, which at the moment is my biggest concern. Also, I was so surprised to discover that this foundation actually looks like second layer of skin; it is really natural and almost undetectable. I would say that this product has medium coverage but it could be build up or down, which is always great. I like to apply Wake Me Up with my Real Techniques Stippling brush and it gives a flawless, airbrushed finish. I got the shade Ivory, which is a nice match for my skin so if you are NW20 in MAC this is your best bet shade wise. :)

Overall, I am really happy with all three purchases. For me, having flawless base is the most important thing in my makeup routine and I am happy to say that these gems really do make this happen for me. So far I really love them all and I will be reviewing and swatching them some time next month so be sure to check back if you’re interested. I really hope you enjoyed this ‘first impressions’ + haul post! Have a fantastic week loves! <3

Have you tried any of these products before? How do you like them? Which is your all time favorite foundation?

Lots of love,

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29 comments

  1. Thank you for the review! I'm a bit disappointed in the Makeup Forever foundation since 'd read such wonderful things about it, but since I tend to get dehydrated skin it doesn't sound like this would work well for me. The Rimmel is very nice as well, but I'll stick to my YSL for now :o). Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Чакам с нетърпение ревюто ти на ФДТ на MUFE. Хвърлила съм му поглед и се чудя дали да си взема пак Double Wear (EL) или да пробвам него.

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  3. Great post, I love your pictures and your informative reviews. Looking forward to you reviewing the rest of your purchases!

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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  4. I haven't tried the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation because when I saw it has shimmer in it, I was totally put off by it. Maybe I should give it a go since I have normal/dry skin.

    Nhi | Sincerely Blushaholic

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  5. I really want to try the makeup forever foundations, they sound so nice! :)

    gigglesandmakeup.blogspot.com

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  6. You have completely sold me on the MUFE concealer I have been contemplating getting it for so long!

    www.makingmeblushblog.wordpress.com

    xx

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  7. Thanks for the reviews :) I need to get my hands on this concealer x

    www.anacelinelabod.blogspot.com

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  8. Great post and haul! I own the MUFE HD foundation and i love it too but i am taking a break from it because my skin has been so dry lately and like you said, it clings onto all the dry patches!
    I really want to try the full cover concealer, will definitely check that out next time i'm at a MUFE counter c:

    à la foliee

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  9. Lovely pickups! The MUFE foundation is an all-time favourite of mine :)

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  10. I recently purchased the MUFE foundation on my trip to the US and was lucky enough that there was a MUFE shop/consultant who colour matched me etc.

    Victoria

    FlorenceandMary.com

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  11. I haven't tried the Wake Me Up foundation yet but it looks really beautiful and I may have to give it a go! x


    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  12. It's such a shame that I tend to have rather oily skin because I do own the Wake Me Up and love the way it applies, but it just doesn't work in the long run with my skin type. :-/

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  13. Youre not alone I haven't tried the wake me up foundation either lol xD But I heard it so good and the concealer as well! Great review and thank about the Makeup forever foundation I was about to purchase but you said its horrible for dry skin I got scared to purchase bc i have bad dry skin lol . Great reviews lovely! :)
    xx Janice

    UnwrittenDetails.blogspot.com

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  14. I recently gave MUFE HD foundation a second try and I am really loving it.

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  15. I don't use foundation,unless on stage or for photoshoots, but I remember getting a sample of the Rimmel one and being very impressed.

    x Joanna @ The Treasure Chest

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  16. I am the last beauty blogger alive who hasn't tried the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation! :D

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  17. Oooh I want to try the Makeup Forever foundation so bad! xxx
    Life of Verity

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  18. I've wanted to try those ones by makeup forever for ages. must do so very soon. thanks for sharing your haul and first impressions! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

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  19. Looking forward to your full MUFE HD review x

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  20. great haull :)

    http://lifeslikearoadwetravelon.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  21. I can't believe you have only just tried Wake Me Up. I think it is the only foundation that i have re purchased more an once.

    P.xx
    greywalls94.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. That MUFE concealer sounds amazing! My skin has been acting up as well. I'll have to give it a try :)

    http://yourbeautyfixreviews.blogspot.com/

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  23. We need a Sephora in the UK. Those MUFE bases look and sound amazing.

    Salli
    xxx
    www.embracingtheenchanted.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Lovely haul!
    I think I need to purchase that Wake Me Up foundation sometime soon.
    My favourite foundations are the Healthy Mix Serum and MAC's mineralize skin finish natural.
    TarteTanya

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  25. Sounds good! I already told you, I would have loved to try the Wake Me Up foundation but they have no shade that matches me, it's a shame :((
    But it's a real pity the Laura Mercier one doesn't work for you anymore, you were so excited about it! Hopefully the MUFE one will serve you better and longer!

    xx

    www.kazetime.blogspot.com

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  26. The MUFE and the Wake Me Up Foundation are two foundations that I have been wanting to try for a while. I really like your amazing blog!

    allthingsglitterandbeauty

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