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L’Oreal skin perfection primer vs Maybelline baby skin primer

ImageHello my lovelies,
Today I bring you my comparison between two primers, duh duh duuuhh….
The two I have chosen are both drug store brands.
They are:
– Maybelline New york Baby skin, instant pore eraser.
– L’Oreal Paris, Skin Perfection.

Maybelline New york- Baby skin, Instant pore eraser.

My first thoughts on this product is that I like the packaging it looks really cute, and bold which is good to catch the eye. I was a bit skeptical of this primer as a few people said it was a dupe for Porefessional but then these claims were being disproved, however I needed a primer and thought I would give it a go.

The primer does make my skin feel smooth, and it does have a silicone texture to it.  When I first tried this primer it went on my skin smoothly and filled my pores, however it does feel greasy and it did not stop my skin from becoming shiny through the day.  I would suggest this as a primer for people who have dryer skin and just need the skin softer for makeup.

L’Oreal Paris, Skin Perfection.

I was originally looking for the miracle blur primer which I have seen used by makeup Guru’s on Youtube however I cannot seem to get it in England and cannot find it on Amazon either, so when I saw this in Wilkinson I thought I would give it a go as it claimed to do exactly the same thing.

The packaging is not as nice as it could be especially coming for L’Oreal, however the pink does catch your eye.  I was dissapointed at first when I saw how small the tube was when I took it out of the box at home, after all I paid £8 and was expecting a bigger tube for a drug store brand.

However this primer works really well and I do not know why I stopped using it.
It has a very thick consistency so it is a little hard to apply to the face however, this primer smooths the skin makes imperfections look reduced, and my pores are instantly invisible (BONUS).  And the best thing about this primer is that my skin stayed matte for about 6 hours, and that was really good considering I was working on placement as a student nurse which is hard work.

In conclusion, I would recommend the Baby skin to those of you on a smaller budget who have dry skin as it would be perfect for you and it does make your skin feel like a baby 🙂
However the primer that stands out to me would have to be the L’Oreal Skin perfection as it did everything I needed it to do, and like I said before the only downside was that this primer was a little more expensive than the Baby skin and a lot smaller.

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Comparison between Smashbox + Rimmel London bronzer’s


Hello Ladies thought I would bring you a comparison between two bronzers that I have tried.  One is a high end product and the other a drug store product.  Keep reading to find out the results, and what I would recommend for you all to buy.

The two brands are Smashbox and Rimmel London.  I have been using the Rimmel London one for many years which is why you can hardly read what the case said on the front, the Smashbox bronzer I purchased early this year, so I have been able to compare these for a while.

The Smashbox bronzer cost : £23 (High end).

The Rimmel London bronzer cost: £5 (Drug store).

There are no swatches for these as they are not so easy to see on my arm or hand unfortunately.

Smashbox Bronze lights in Sunkissed Matte….

I bought this bronzer early this year as I wanted to try this new brand available in stores and was told it would be a perfect bronzer to use as Kim Kardashian uses this bronzer to achieve her makeup look, I thought it would be good to give it a go as Kim Kardashian is known to have amazing makeup to achieve her contours and highlights which she is renowned for.

Unfortunately I would have to say this was disappointing when I tried it at home! I had such high aspirations for this matte powder however, I found I had to keep building the bronzer up to achieve a small glow to my areas of contour.  At the time I had a very pale skin tone due to it being winter so there was no reason to why this would not show up well.  However after building up the matte powder it does give you a lovely look but like I said it does take a while to do,  I think this may be due to the powder being so compact and does not loosen easily and I had to really press to get some on my brush.  From the photo you can tell I have not used it that much due to it not being as dark as I was lead to believe.

Rimmel London Natural Bronzer in Sun Glow 025…….

I did buy this bronzer a number of years ago when I first started wearing makeup and I have to tell you I don’t know why I stopped using it, I LOVE IT!

You do not need much at all on a brush, just a small amount will do perfectly, and it is so  easy and nice to apply, it gives you a lovely glow and will give you a really lovely and defined contour.

There is a small shimmer to this bronzer however it is not an in your face shimmer it gives you a more glowing complection and gives you that perfect sun kissed look, hence the name sun glow.  And what is better this bronzer is cheap and available nearly everywhere. During the day this bronzer lasts really well and does not wear off, I have never had to touch up my bronzer once I have applied this.

I would definitely recommend this to those of you who are starting with makeup.

In comparison……

 Comparing the two it is probably obvious to you all which bronzer I prefer, and that is the Rimmel London Sun Glow, with outstanding results.  I have nothing against Smashbox if you have read my other posts but there bronzer did not stand up to what my expectations were of it and in this case Rimmel London took 1st place.  From the packaging you are able to tell the high end from the drug store brand as the Smashbox bronzer does look more appealing with the screw top lid, rather than the Rimmel London where the lid does fall off a lot.  However for those of you starting off definitely go for the Rimmel London.
The colours I have used may work for me but may not work for all of you reading so I would definitely suggest that you try to try the bronzers on in store, especially before you pay a lot of money for a brand that may not work for you like I did, (Learn from the mistakes).

I hope I have been able to help you choose which you would like to try, if you have any comments or reviews of your own please leave them below so others can read about your experience.

Look forward to writing you another blog post,

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Hannah xoxox