If you haven't heard of the #bbloggers chat on twitter, it takes place every Sunday and Wednesday at 8pm. It officially lasts for an hour, but often goes on longer and it's a time when bloggers come together to talk about all things blog related. Sunday's chats have a topic, which you can vote for here and Wednesdays chats are just designed for a general natter. It's a great way to meet new bloggers, find blogs to follow, perhaps gain some more followers and learn about products that you're interested in. I always come away from the chat with a whole host of new blogs to check out and a list of products I want to try. Here are some of the things I've bought recently on the recommendation of other bloggers during the chats:

The Body Shop Skin Primer in 02 Matte It £12
TBS Skin Primer also comes in a moisture version, but I picked up the mattifying one as I can be prone to oily skin. This product applies like a dream, you only need a pea-sized amount so the tube should last a while. I rub it in with my fingers and it instantly makes skin silky smooth. This creates a even base for my foundation and makes it last all day. I usually have to apply more foundation, or a little mattifying powder if I'm doing something in the evening, but for £12 this is a great product.

Rimmel Clear Complexion Transparent Powder £3.99
I initially went in to buy Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder (£3.99) which is a much hyped product in the blogging world,  but accidentally came out with the Clear Complexion version. Both are designed to mattify skin and set foundation but the Clear Complexion one is supposedly better for your skin. I haven't really given this product a fair whirl yet, but I'll let you know how I get on.

Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24 Hour Cream Gel in On and On Bronze £4.99
'On and On Bronze' is a lovely shimmery bronze, which can be pared down for daytime wear or built up and blended to create a one-shadow-smoky-eye. I also own 'Pomegranate', a beautiful light plum shade, and I'm on the hunt for 'Permanent Taupe' which always seems to be sold out whenever I go in store. These cream eyeshadows last all day without creasing or rubbing off, even without a primer. I'm not that impressed by the shade range; there are a few questionable brights, but worth the hype nonetheless.

Rimmel Salon Pro in 237 Soul Session £4.49
My first Salon Pro nail polish is a beautiful peachy nude and is one of the ten shades created by Kate Moss. It took two coats to get an opaque finish, and the wide brush makes application easy. The shade range is fantastic and they last for days without chipping. Thumbs up.

Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon £7.99
I bought this product a while back, and since have bought the shades 'Tutti Frutti' 'Juicy Papaya' and 'Candy Apple'. All of these feel lightweight like a balm, but leave a decent colour payoff and sheen, without being at all sticky. They are perfect for daytime wear as they are simple enough to reapply without a mirror. They come in so many different shades, but my only gripe with them is that lots of them are super shimmery.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 4 Deep £3.99
This is probably the most hyped out of all these products - but is it really worth it? I picked one up on my last trip to Boots and I love it. The shade is a perfect match for my skin, and it covers any blemishes or dark circles really well. I find it can be a little cakey, but this is easily solved by warming it on the back of your hand and applying with a concealer brush, or using an eye cream first. There are only four shades, and it would be nice if they made more but drugstore brands often do have limited shade range. For £3.99 it's a great basic to have to hand, you really can't go wrong with it and I'll be repurchasing this concealer without a doubt.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in 005 Crush £7.99
I've heard that these are dupes for Clinque's Chubby Sticks, which I've never tried due to the price. I'm not a massive fan of lip pencils, and these are a little too glossy for my liking, but would be great if you like a sheer and glossy finish without the stickiness of gloss. The colour payoff is good, and there are a few pretty shades in the range.

So have you tried any of these products? Does the #bbloggers chat always leave you with a long wishlist of products to try?

1 comment:

  1. I love that concealer, it's a definite staple in my little makeup bag.

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