Thursday, 13 September 2012

Liz Earle Lash Definition Smudgeproof Mascara

Liz Earle are best known for their famous Cleanse and Polish but earlier this year they launched their Colour range. They have recently expanded that range which includes Foundations, Powders and the Lash Definition Mascara which I was sent to try.

I'm very picky about mascara, first sign of clump and it's going in the bin. Liz Earles Lash Definition is a great day to day mascara it doesn't go clumpy, but still manages to hold a curl.

The texture isn't too wet, but after a month of use it hasn't dried out either. Lash Definition doesn't make a list of ridiculous claims but it does make my lashes look longer, thicker and keeps them curled all day. It can be built up for a more dramatic finish, and I find about 2 coats perfect for me.

This doesn't smudge through the day and stays where you put it until you take it off. My main annoyance with long lasting mascara is that horrible crunchy feeling they can leave on my lashes, which will inevitable lead to me picking it off (yes really!) luckily this doesn't have that effect. You can tell it's there but it doesn't irritate at all.

I really reccommend this mascara, and I will be repurchasing it when this one runs out.

Liz Earle Lash Definition Mascara costs £14.50 and is available online here and at Liz Earle stores and selected John Lewis counters.


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

F.A.B Radiance Pads : Liquid Gold for Sensitive Souls?

I've been loving all things Glycolic Acid lately, the obsession started in similar way to most with Alpha H Liquid Gold. I love Liquid Gold but I won't use it more than once or twice a week at the most, as it make my skin kinda oily.

Liquid Gold contains alcohol, which is I believe is to stabilise the AHA's ( or something along those lines) which is fine apart from the face that anything with alcohol makes me horribly oily. I also don't think the Alpha H agrees with my skin when it's breaking out.

I use the F.A.B Radiance Pads every night in place of a traditional toner, the packaging states to use them in the morning as well, but personally the idea of using a chemical exfoliant before make up sounds a bit silly.

They are alcohol free but the Glycolic and Lactic acids give a good tingle on application and leaves the skin feeling really refreshed. Sometimes I use these with a moisturiser and sometimes I skip it, and let my skin breath, they don't make my skin feel tight or like I need to grab for a heavy night cream.

If you want a introduction to AHAs and the effect they an have on your skin the F.A.B Radiance Pads are a good place to start, they are a great way to incorporate some exfoliation into your daily routine.

Marks left from blemishes haven't been hanging around since I started using these and my skin looks a lot less dull and grey.

60 Pads ( a two month supply if used nightly ) costs £20 and is available from Boots or online at Feel Unique.