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DermaFix BB Cream

A little while ago Fi sent me samples of this BB cream to test. I am however not a BB cream lover at all because they sometimes claim to be something that they aren’t. So most of the times I try a BB cream once and feel so disappointed that I end up going back to using my trusty foundation daily.

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I actually loved the product in the sample so much that I ended up purchasing myself the full size product. Here are my reasons for loving this product so much:

  1. It applies like a dream and for some reason I don’t need to apply a primer when I use this product.
  2. It gives maximum coverage, and this is the first time that I have come across a BB cream that gives me the desired coverage I want.
  3. It sits nice and tight on my skin, yet my skin is able to breathe.
  4. It lasts. My skin looks radiant and flawless the whole day.
  5. It has a SPF25. Great for me as I have now eliminated 2 steps in my morning beauty routine. No need for primer or SPF.
  6. The pump dispenser works like a dream.
  7. It does not smell of anything and does not irritate my skin in any way.

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“The DermaFix Corrective Coverage range is formulated to provide 4-in-1 benefits to variety of skin care concerns and skin tones, these benefits include;

  1. Treat the skin with high levels of active skin care ingredients.
  2. Moisturise and smooth dehydrated skin.
  3. Prime and perfect the skin’s surface.
  4. Camouflage and colour correct the skin’s tone.”

It contains active ingredients like Vitamin E, Soy Peptides, Powerful Antioxidants. They come in 3 shades, Light, Medium and Dark. My skin tone is very milky and most of the time I struggle to just find a product that matches my porcelain complection, and I was surprised to see that the light colour was a perfect match for me.

They come in a 32ml pump bottle and they retail for R250, and you can purchase them from Beautyworx online shop, and I just want to give a shout out to Beautyworx for their amazing customer service!

Seems like Dermafix has restored my faith in BB creams!

Chat soon again

Leandra x

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Essence Soft Touch Mousse Makeup

When it comes to using and loving foundations, I tend to be overly critical. I basically have one type that I love to use, and very seldom try something new or switch it up.

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So when these little pots came along, my excitement levels did not rise as it usually would. But then I decided that to be totally fair, I would have to give it a try and see what happens.

It is housed in a small glass pot, with a coloured screw on lid that indicates the shade of the product inside. Upon opening it, it looks divine. So lovely, that I did not want to ruin the lovely inside by using it. The product itself is odourless and the consistency is a mousse, gel like whipped cream. It has a lovely texture.

It is easy to apply and blend. The coverage of this product is quite good and you need only to apply and blend once, because it is matte, whipped and sheer it might look caked if you apply more than one coat.

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Longevity of this product is also a surprise. I did not expect it to last as long, but it does. And when I use a primer, it stays perfectly put the whole day. Another added benefit is the fact that it is matte. My skin looks velvety and shine free the whole day. No more shiny patches halfway through the day.

I am happy to report that I have substituted my regular heavy foundation with this one daily. It’s lightness, the matte finish and the fact that it has not clogged my pores once is what won me over. My first tub of this is almost empty, and I have already purchased another one. And for only R63-50 and the quality you are receiving for that price, I am converted.

Love,

Leandra

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Makeup and Make Better

Oxygenetix has been a buzzword in my life lately, telling all of my makeup clients, HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THIS FOUNDATION?

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Now, I am asking you, reading this, have you heard about this foundation? I was introduced to this foundation immediately after having my first ever chemical peel. They applied it to my face and VOILA, slight redness POOF – hidden… Fast forward to having my second peel done and I got my paws on an entire bottle of Oxygenetix in ‘Pearl’, because my skin art paler than any vampire you have come across!  I’ve been using it almost everyday since. Its not just for post-surgical/peel use, however it is endorsed by a number of physicians for this, you can use it everyday to improve your skin tone. The magic lies in that it is a gel-based oxygenating foundation formulation which was made exclusively for physicians and professionals alike.

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Application is simple, use clean fingers – 1 pump is enough for a light coverage, 2 pumps for a heavier coverage. It blends easily into the skin. There is not really a scent to it but it does initially give you a dewy glow upon being applied to the face. Its awesome because its makeup but its a skin treatment in making your skin better in the long run, unlike a lot of different cosmetics which prohibit the skin to ‘breathe’ as it would without being caked in product, the Oxygenetix helps the skin to ‘breathe’ and anything that is breathing lives longer than things that are not.

I am absolutely in love with this foundation.

The foundation retails for R800 and for information on a stockist near you, please contact Conquest.

x flea143

Disclaimer: This product was given to me for review purposes and has in no way altered my view of the product in anyway.

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Ralo’s Newly Launched : BB Cream

The darlings over at Ralo were kind enough to send me their new collection of BB creams to try out.

Firstly, Sandylashxx posted about BB cream and explained what is supposed to be over here and without copying what she said, Ralo have said that the benefits of their newly launched BB cream also include being a primer, concealer, foundation, moisturiser, to be light and non-greasy and to also protect from the sun with an added SPF. BB_Cream_Comp_01

There are 4 different tones of the Ralo BB Cream, namely light, medium, dark and deep. If one of these tones do not suit your skin tone, they suggest to blend two shades together for a perfet match. My skin tone is “light” because I’m as pale as a ghost (thank you British genes AND winter) and it is probably still ever so slightly too dark for my skin tone but if you brush a touch of bronzer on your cheeks no one notices. Just blend it into your neck/jawline well and no one knows! BB_Cream_Light

This product can be used on its own but I am a firm believer in always using a moisturiser first before applying any makeup-like product as BB cream can be described as both a cream/primer/foundation supplement – so just do it – because I said so! 😉

I have been using this product on its own over moisturiser and it easily covers blemishes and any red marks or imperfections, as most of the BB creams on the market do. I find that if i do not proceed to put a powder over the BB cream the pigment has the staying power on the face like a tinted moisturiser (it can have no pigment in an hour or so after application) which is ideal for sometimes but if you want more coverage apply a thin layer of setting powder of your choice on top and it lasts the whole day. It is not oily however with my oily skin I find it makes my skin feel oily about late afternoon (if applied early morning) and I require a powder touch up.

Using the product as a primer has not been my favourite go-to use as I feel the product provides a medium coverage and I’ve been loving light-to-medium coverage on my face recently due to good behaved skin! It does work however as a primer but I would suggest using a light-to-medium coverage foundation on top of the BB cream as the coverage will be quite heavy – suitable for a glam night time look. reverse-1252519743_top-model

All in all, this product is actually quite impressive given that it only costs R69.50 and is available from the 29 nation-wide Ralo branches or at the Ralo Online Shop.

Just on a side note, I did contact Ralo and asked them about their Cruelty Free Status and they are 100% cruelty free which gives them even more brownie points!

x flea143

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes. This did not alter my view of the product in anyway.

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Half Drag

Leland Bobbé, a New York based photographer has compiled a series of photographs in an on going project called “Half Drag… A Different Kind of Beauty

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“With this series my intention is to capture both the male and the alter ego female side of these subjects in one image in one image in order to explore the cross over between males and females and to break down the physical barriers that separate them.”

It makes you appreciate the true artists that these Drag Queen’s are. I know some senior makeup artists and I think the makeup skills would quite easily be rivalled of these talented individuals.

Visit Leland Bobbe’s website for more spectacular images!

x flea143

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