TVC BEAUTY: The MUFE Product I Can't Live Without

In commemoration/celebration/appretiation of Make Up For Ever launching (finally) in the UK via Debenhams, I thought I would share my favourite MUFE product. 

Enter the MUFE HD High Definition Powder. I used to buy this for a ridiculously inflated amount on Amazon. So it launching in the UK for £22.00 was very warmly welcomed indeed. 

What it says it does: 

The MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Complexion products use formulas to create a new generation of makeup which is both invisible on HD cameras and to the naked eye. The HD Powder is an extremely fine powder available in one universal shade to make the skin absolutely radiant. It sets the foundation and matifies the skin without changing its natural contours. Consisting of mineral silica powder, its talc-free formula is non-drying. Its universal translucent shade matches all skin tones. The HD Powder can be worn alone or applied over foundation.

I couldn't put that any better myself. I first heard about this product when I was googling Meghan Markle's on set makeup for the TV show, Suits. I came across her lifestyle site, The Tig, and I became hooked.

So I ordered it and gave it a go. And not a day goes by that I don't fall deeper in love with it. There is no white sheen left on your face as it it totally transparent. It is completely matifying and unbelievably undetectable. I layer it on top of my foundation and it lasts the full day. No touch-ups required.

While it is a microfinish loose powder. This does mean that it it not the tidiest of makeup products. It does tend to get a little messy. Which is fine, it doesn't bother me all too much. However if this is something that would send you screaming in the opposite direction, it does now come in a pressed powder formulation. All that matte goodness in a compact design. Genius!

Get it here at Debenhams for £22.00...much cheaper than the £50 odd I used to get it for previously. Debenhams? You are my saviour!

And that is all for today! 


TVC BEAUTY: Spotlight on Scent

I have a fickle sense of smell. Fact. So much so that the right (or in this case, wrong) scent can really make me feel pretty darn sick. (Don't even come near me if you are wearing a Thierry Mugler perfume - I guarantee you I will be pretty ill. Soz) 

It has been quite hard for me to pick a scent and stay with it. I tend to end up like a pregnant woman at the end of the day, trying to scrub of a perfume in the shower due to fragrance forever changing and offensive base notes rearing their ugly heads. 

Which reminds me - don't you just hate it when perfume promoters just voluntarily spray you? 

Anyway here's a few perfumes that haven't offended my melodramatic nose;

Jo Malone - Pomegranate Noir: I sort of have a love hate relationship with this. I LOVE it in the winter due to it being a perfect cosy scent, but I feel its too heavy for summer. But it gets points due to the fact that every time I wear it, my boyfriend will always say I smell good. 
Pro Point: It lasts a reeeeaaaly long time. I mean all day long.
Con Point: It really doesnt work all year round.

Jo Malone - Wild Bluebell: Now this one I can't get enough of. I seriously love it. I came across it after reading the fantastic Meghan Markle's amazing site, The Tig (note: totally obsessed), who most of you will know of her from the leading (and my personal favourite) show, Suits. So if it was good enough for her to rave about, then I just had to find out what the fuss was. And I was not disappointed! Light enough to be classy, but floral enough to be different. In a good floral way, not in a perfume that smells like your Grandmother way, which I wouldn't mind anyway as my Granny always smelled amazing! 
Pro Point: Light, fresh, unique but non-offensive.
Con Point: Doesn't last as long due to it being so light. But I don't mind that at all.

Hilfiger - Pear Blossom: This for me is a nostalgic scent as I wore this nearly everyday in my mid to late teens. And I still reach for it now. To me it reminds me of my teens and I have no other words to describe it. It's young and fruity, but with a 'grown-up' edge. Nothing like the typical fragrances of a 17 year old.
Pro Point: Fruity and delicious.
Con Point: Hard to find.

Flora by Gucci - Glamorous Magnolia: This was never a perfume that I thought I would like. My boyfriend bought this for me for my 21st and I have loved it since then. He really tends to get me perfumes that I wouldn't normally go for, so this was a well loved treat! It's very much in the same vein as the previous perfume due to the fruity and floral youthful smell, with a more mature edge. Its my 'playful' scent.
Pro Point: I mean its Gucci...what's not to love?
Con Point: Nothing really unique about it, not a 'signature scent'.

Chanel - Chance Eau Fraîche: This was always going to be a classic. It really is the perfume I gravitate to most often with its clean, garden-like scent. Its an all round winner. Nuff said.
Pro Point: Clean, fresh and classy
Con Poin: Pricey £££

Chanel - Chance Hair Mist: Yes okay, its the ultimate Princess product. Its unnecessary. Its pricey. But I really enjoy using it. There is something so luxurious about a perfume for your hair that it just makes sense to have it. I've had mine since February, use it every day and I am no where near the halfway point yet. 
Pro Point: If this doesn't make you feel like the Duchess of Cambridge then nothing will!
Con Point: Totally unnecessary.

And that is all for today!