A Couple of Disappointing High End Products…

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I’m forever browsing reviews of beauty products and so it’s rare that I purchase a complete dud. How and ever, there are plenty of ‘whatevs’ in my current collection. Most of which weren’t Penny’s Five Euro either. These are by no means dire creations, more like products I won’t bother repurchasing.

Starting with Chanel’s Perfection Lumiere Foundation… Because every cailin needs some Chanel in her life, (if only in cosmetics form). I picked this up in Dublin Airport a few months ago when passing though.


It’s…. grand. I originally wanted the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua due to Fleur De Force’s constant repetition of it’s greatness. But of course at the counter I panicked and foolishly listened to the Sales Rep, who assured me this version was all around amazingness, PLUS it  had the added additions of higher coverage and longer lasting. Winning! Or not, it’s decidedly so-so.

My skin is pretty normal, if a tad dehydrated, but I’m lucky in that pretty much outgrown the random spots genre (probz just jinxed myself), and I’m twentyseven (fml) so not quite a wrinkled prune just yet. And so, you’d think I’d be loving this foundation in that it doesn’t have too many issues to deminish…

But it just does nothing for my skin. It’s fine, it even outs my skin tone, and gives a matt finish. But it’s no better than a drugstore alternative – in fact I’m currently using this as my day time foundation, saving less expensive foundations for nights out. Which is ridic, and obviously not what I intended! I’ll obviously continue to use it up (just to get the bang from my buck), but a miracle foundation it ain’t.

On the topic of foundations, which do you recommend? I’m thinking of splashing out on some Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder, thoughts?!


Next we have the Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette. This is only a recent purchase, and so maybe I’m being a smidge unfair as I haven’t  played around with it TOO much as of yet. Also there’s the whole not liking brightly coloured shadows. Hmmm…


I’ve no idea why I actually purchased this. I wanted a new eyeshadow palette, and felt the need to live a little and push the boundries on the colour front as I’m very much a Naked2 and Naked3 kinda gal. And so this palette whispered out to me, to try new things and go a lil cray cray. What was I thinking? SRSLY?!

How and ever, my current procrastination method of choice is watching youtube videos of  amazeball MUAs – MUA’s using crazy shadow colours such as these… One of these days I’ll whack out an aubergine eye with a side of citrus orange. ( Just don’t hold your breath.) What really disappointed me with this palette, is the creasing factor of the powder – It’s crease central. That, and the eyeshadows are trés chalky with a whole lotta fall out. Nothing high-end about these bad boys at all – I’m all about a buttery eyeshadow and these aren’t even low-low. In saying that, I’m sure a bitta primer, plenty of blending, and applying the shadows pre-foundation (to avoid the fall out conundrum) will do wonders. But that’s a whole lot of effort that my trusty Urban Decays don’t enforce. Also the shadow brush that is included in the palette is PAINFUL. It’s scratchy, synthetic and, what’s the word – shit.


 And so, on to my Shu Uemera Cleansing Oil Shampoo. I bought this last year, for the hashtag feeling spendy total of fifty euro. On a shampoo. Sure what did I expect? The shampoo is graaaaaand. Nothing major, no biggie. I expected it to be a must-have item from thereonin, akin to face cleansing oils (obsessed!). But there’s simply nothing to report. It cleanses my hair. I’m sure it’s ‘good’ for my hair, in that it’s silicone free, paraben free and so on and so forth. But so are shampoos that cost a tenner. It’s so not worth the splurge. I could have bought a dress in Zara for that…

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