Thursday 31 December 2015

Top Beauty Products of 2015

So here we are! We have reached the end of 2015, so that means that it is time to discuss what beauty products have impressed us the most this year.

As I did last year, I have compiled a list of products that I have throughout the year and have loved. They may not have been originally released this year, but they were tested and written about on the blog over the course of 2015.

It's been a difficult list to come up with as there are so many stand outs for me, but I've managed to whittle it down into a list of 9 products (including 1 Children's product) for your viewing pleasure.

Don't forget to get down to the end of the list to see what my ultimate top product of 2015 is and to let me know what your favourites are too!

So without any further delay, let's take a look at the list.

Sunday 20 December 2015

Have a fantastic Christmas everybody!

Hey guys!

Today's post is just a notifier to let you all know that I now won't be posting until after Christmas. I'll be back before the new year though with my Top Beauty Products of 2015 post, so keep your eyes peeled for that one!

For now though, I hope that you all have an incredible Christmas and thank you all once again for your continued support. It really means a lot to me to have such an amazing collection of readers from all over the world, and I look forward to bringing you more exciting posts after the holidays.

Make sure that you all have an amazing time over the festive period, and I will be back soon.

Much love,
Zoe. @Beautifinous

Thursday 17 December 2015

Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick review & swatches

In the lipstick world, MAC pretty much have it covered. Their matte lipsticks are rather amazing and provide a fantastically matte finish that a lot of other companies simply can’t reproduce, so for a company to boldly stand up and claim that their new lipstick is more matte than MAC deserves a bit of attention.

Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick

This is exactly what Avon are claiming with their brand new True Colour Perfectly Matte Lipstick. The whole advertising campaign appears to be based around being “more matte than MAC”, stating that they have ran tests and that the results are on their side. They are also only a fraction of the price, with MAC selling for £15-£15.50 and these will be starting off at £5.50 (and then increasing to £8).

Naturally then, I had to put this to the test. Today I have every shade from the new Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick collection to show you (there are 15 in all) and I also have a matte finish MAC Lipstick in the shade Sin for comparison purposes. Are these lipsticks really more matte than MAC? Let’s find out.

MAC Lipstick in Sin and Avon's Perfectly Matte Lipstick

Friday 11 December 2015

Skin & Co Sicilian Body Gel review

During the colder months, it can be nice sometimes to daydream about a holiday in some warmer climate. Instead though, you can always bring the essence of a beautiful Mediterranean country to your bathroom.

Skin & Co Sicilian Body Gel

The Sicilian Body Gel is a luxurious, natural body wash from the family-run business Skin & Co that are from Umbria, Italy. 

It contains organic olive extract to smooth and soften the skin as well as Sicilian orange extract that has antioxidant properties to restore balance to the skin and to promote youthful skin.

It is free of parabens, mineral oils, sulphates, propylene glycol and parrafins.

I received a small bottle of this Body Gel in my December Birchbox/bag (yep, second product from the bag that I'm reviewing this week! This month's is a good one, you should really check it out!), so the packaging isn't bang on the same, but there is only a slight difference. 

Monday 7 December 2015

ModelCo Party Proof Lipstick review and swatches

It's that time of year again - Christmas time! As well as the big day itself, there are usually a whole host of events happening in the run up and afterwards too, making it party season! Therefore, it's time to pull out your party proof makeup. Luckily, today I have an item to review that claims to be just that. It's the name of the product and everything!

Model Co Party Proof Lipstick

ModelCo's Party Proof Lipstick claims to be an ultra long-lasting lipstick that provides a super vibrant, semi-matte finish colour. It comes in a range of 17 shades that promise not only to be party proof, but drink proof and kiss proof (pucker up!).

Today I have the shade Smitten to show you, which arrived in my December Birchbag (sign up to Birchbox here! This months comes with a pretty, sparkly clutch bag!). It is a beautiful, dark, cranberry red shade.

This particular one that I have comes packaged in a sleek, black tube which is the limited edition packaging rather than the usual white, rectangular tube.

Friday 4 December 2015

Lord & Berry Magic Brow review

If you were only able to wear one makeup product at a time, what would it be? Usually I’d say concealer or foundation, but eyebrow pencil is actually a great answer. Even if you have nothing else on your face, filling in your eyebrows can make an instant change that makes you look more polished.

Lord and Berry Magic Brow eyebrow pencil

The Lord and Berry Magic Brow eyebrow pencil is a slightly different type of eyebrow pencil as it actually contains three colours to create a marbleised effect for a more natural colour. The trio of colours comes with a dark shade, a mid-shade and light shade. They’re a bit like those funky rainbow pencils that everyone had as kids for creating awesome rainbow lines, but without all the bright fun colours and more browns, blondes and blacks.

I have the shade Wonderful which contains white, mid-brown and very dark brown. It also comes in the shades Blondie and Brunette.

In addition, the pencil also has a brush at the end to tidy those brows up and help to blend the pencil at the end.