Monday, 13 March 2017

Back, again.

I swear I'm back for good this time around. I think what happens when you deal with makeup day in and out is you tend to get bored. It's all I see. Be it Instagram and the 1000's of 'makeup gurus' or YouTube with it's product pushers! I just needed to take a step back, re-evaluate, and come back.
So let me just jump in with my current favorite base products.

Two Faced Hangover RX Primer
If you have oily skin by nature, I'd suggest you stay far away from this product. This primer isn't much of what a traditional primer is, in my opinion. It feels mostly like skincare that preps your skin to look more dewy and awake. I love it on days when my skin looks dull and lifeless (which seems to be pretty often as I grow older... yikes). It has a coconut scent which may put some people off, but I love anything coconut related, so I'm rather fond of it on. The scent does disappear after sometime I've noticed, which is something worth mentioning.
In terms of longevity, it doesn't increase or decrease the wear of the products you use on top. On my face longevity depends entirely on if I powder my face or not. And as far as minimising pores and such, once again, this does nothing. Why is it a favorite, then, you ask? The aforementioned dry and lifeless skin or even normal skin that would like an added boost of moisture or glow, this is your friend.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop
I'm going to start with this, I don't particularly care for Jaclyn Hill, who created Champagne Pop in pressed form. And I think it was rather unprofessional of her to throw Becca under the bus regarding her palette. But having said that, I love Becca as a brand.
To me Becca, like Laura Mercier scream dewy, perfected sun kissed skin. All their products are top notch, if not a little fragile. (Try travelling with your Skin perfector pressed)
Champagne Pop in liquid form is a lot less intense then it's powder version, making it perfect for someone with visible texture (oh acne, I shall forever thank you for that). The shimmer is almost invisible on the skin, but it does 'highlight' the area like it is meant to do.
On some evenings, if I'm feeling particularly rebellious, or in the mood to freak my husband out with my shiney cheekbones, I like adding the Pressed Powder over the Liquid and generally blind everyone within a two foot distance. But it does look pretty.
The subtle peachy golden liquid can be used under foundation, over or mixed with. I love wearing it over foundation and patting it down with a beauty blender. It's also incredible flattering on warm, tan skintones. It highlights without being stark, like Becca's Opal.

Have you tried either of these products? What are your thoughts?


  1. I bought the full size Rx primer having loved the sample. I have oily skin, and prefer using this alone when I want a lil something than moisturiser. As for champagne pop,I prever MUFE golden highlighter more :) welcome back girl!

    1. You do? I'm so glad it works for you! My friends with oily skin absolutely hate it! It's amazing how things work differently for different people. Does it prolong your makeup at all? I found it doesn't do anything of that nature with me. Heh.

      MUFE Golden, is it similar to ABH So Hollywood?
      And thank you! <3

    2. I don't use a base over the RX primer. Makes my face oily in 2 hours. I love the product just by itself and not really as primer. I don't own So Hollywood....but yes, I guess, both have the same golden undertone. Have you seen the new Nicole Guerrero highlighters? I love the colors, but how many highlighters do a makeup lover need and hence, I am in two minds whether to purchase or not.

    3. Hahha I have! I'm not a fan of the ABH formula, I love their eyeshadows, but their highlighters have visible glitter, I feel. Like it looks like you have particles of shimmer on your face! I love the colours too! But the formula and reviews saying it has visible glitter are keeping me faaar faaar away from it!