Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation in Soft Beige and Stay Matte Primer

When it comes to foundations, "matte" is my buzzword. Any indication that a foundation is matte has me running to the nearest store to swatch and smother all over my oily-skinned face . The Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation ($5.99) is one of those products. In addition to its mattifying claims, it's also supposed to be oil-free and ultra-light weight (hence being called a "mousse"). 

Also a new release from the Rimmel Stay Matte range is the Stay Matte Primer. Since I'm quite oil prone, I opted to pair the primer and foundation together in the hopes of aiding my complexion in staying matte for longer. 

 Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation in 091 Light Ivory, 100 Ivory, 200 Soft Beige, and Primer

The Stay Matte Foundation comes in 8 shades - Light Porcelain, Ivory, Light Ivory, True Ivory, Soft Beige, Classic Beige, True Beige, and Sand. I received 091 Light Ivory, 100 Ivory, 200 Soft Beige to test out. Obviously, Light Ivory and Ivory were way too light for me, but Soft Beige (5th from the lightest) has proven to be a good match. 

GUEST POST: Best Blush Brushes with Beyond Blush

Hello readers of Fun Size Beauty, I'm Laura from Beyond Blush, and I'll be guest posting here today as a part of the Canadian Beauty Bloggers group! Today I'll be sharing with you my favourite blush brushes. I absolutely love blush, and I change up my brushes depending on the blush formula that I'm using. All of the brushes I use are synthetic. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Rimmel BB Cream Matte in 001 Light

I am a firm hater of BB creams. From Garnier and Physicians Formula to Lioele, I haven't tried a single BB cream that I can bear to wear on my face. Asian BB creams are thick and grey-toned, while their North American counterparts are like tinted moisturizers - ultra sheer and too dewy for those with oily skin. The Rimmel BB Cream Matte in 001 Light ($6.99) falls somewhere in between - matte, medium-coverage but still lightweight. 

The Rimmel BB Cream Matte is available in two shades (light and medium). It claims to be a 9-in-1 "perfecting super makeup with a natural matte finish". Yep, that's a ton of promises to be made by a single, drugstore product. As I wore this product for a week, I kept those 9 claims in the back of my mind.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

BEAUTY DEAL: The Body Shop Wishlist and $15 for $30 from Buytopia

Terribly awkward collages aside, only crazy ladies don't love a good deal. If you're a fan of the Body Shop (as I), I urge you to jump on this right now - Buytopia is offering $15 for $30 of product, (basically 50% off everything) and the icing on the cake is that the first 200 people to redeem the voucher get a surprise gift! The coupon is valid at Dufferin Mall (Toronto) and the Bayshore Shopping Centre (Ottawa). 

Yes, the Body Shop often offers 50% off of its goodies, but it's not off everything (that deal is typically reserved for Boxing Day sales). CHECK OUT THE DEAL HERE!

Lush Easter Goodies! - Immaculate Eggception, Bunch of Carrots, Bunny Bubble Bar, and Carrot Soap

T-minus three days till Good Friday! The tax deadline at work is April 30th, so I may or may not be working during the long weekend. Even though my weekend may be a bit rough, what better way to relax and rejoice at the fact that it's Easter by taking a yummy, natural bath. Lush always has the most adorable goodies to celebrate! Here's four from the limited edition collection of 6 - Lush Immaculate Eggception Bath Bomb (Pink) ($12.95), Bunch of Carrots Bubble Bar ($12.95), Carrot Soap ($6.95), and Bunny Bubble Bar ($6.95). 

Not going to lie, I haven't tried all of these products, but Easter is coming and I thought I should share what's out there before it's gone! I can only take so many baths in a span of two weeks. However, I have indeed smelled them to the fullest! Since most Lush products come without packaging, they've been sitting in my room the smell of Lush has engulfed my room with delight.