When I was asked if I would like to review some makeup from House of Fraser I just couldn’t say no. I had just had a baby, little sleep and I just wanted to look a little more human. I visited the website and had a good look around to choose a couple of products. Their range is quite impressive, I didn’t even realise House of Fraser sold makeup and the brands are all good quality and well known ones.
I finally decided on what I would like, the first product was Clinique Beyond Perfecting foundation and concealer in one and I colour I chose was Fair (5). It is for dry combination to combination oily skin. It is allergy tested, 100% fragrance free, ophthalmologist tested, giving moderate to full coverage and a natural matte finish.
It came in a 30ml glass bottle and upon opening it I discovered that it was not a pump action bottle like most foundations I have tried, it was like a giant lip gloss applicator. I had not seen this before with a foundation.
I couldn’t wait to try it out and see if it was as good as others I had tried. I found it much easier to apply as the applicator only holds a small amount of foundation at a time, meaning I could dot it around my face meaning I got the perfect amount out, rather than too much. I used a blending bud and found that it blended really quickly and gave flawless results. It does not feel heavy on the skin either.
This foundation is promoted as a full coverage foundation and I can state that it is indeed full coverage it covered any little flaws I had perfectly.
It may be a little more expensive than my regular foundation but it gives much better results and having the applicator rather than pump action it means less waste so it will last longer. I am very impressed with it and will definitely be switching my regular one to this one now.
The second item I chose was Urban Decay Gwen Steffani lipstick in the colour Firebird. I have never had an expensive top quality brand of lipstick before and so many people rave about Urban Decay and the fact it is a limited edition and Gwen Steffani collaborated with it made it an even better reason to try it.
This is what it said on the box;
Gwen knows how to rock a bold lip. Luckily, she was game to get down and dirty with us to mix her perfect shades and ideal textures. She’s tried every lip colour imaginable, and these are her must haves.
The first thing that stands out is the case, it is black and gold striped pattern with Urban Decay’s logo and Gwen Steffani written on it. Taking the lipstick from the cover, if you look very closely you will see Urban Decay written on it, but it is black on black. UD is even stamped on to the lipstick itself.
This is a matt lipstick and the colours are absolutely gorgeous, Firebird is a fuchsia colour a deep pinky/purple. I adore colours like this and wear lots of deep colours which are usually pinks or purples.
I found when I applied this that is very smooth, it is creamy and one coat is enough for your lips to look properly covered. It is definitely a lipstick I will wear very often.
It is around the same price as other top quality branded lipsticks and I would definitely recommend my friends to try it. It looks amazing and stays put for a long while.
Disclaimer: I received these makeup products in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.