Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Lush Cosmetic Warrior Face Mask

Firstly, I'd like to apologise for not blogging in so long! I have been extremely busy with uni work recently but I'm going to make it my New Year's resolution to be more organised so I have time for blogging and uni work. Anyway, I better get cracking with today's review...

Introducing you to Cosmetic Warrior from Lush. This is the first time I've bought this face mask (and to be honest I meant to pick up Catastrophe Cosmetic - the similar names confused me!) and I'm really enjoying it. The face mask contains tea tree, which is an ingredient that has always worked well on my face, garlic, grapes, eggs, and honey. This product cools my skin and tightens it - thanks to the grapes and eggs. I suffer from quite oily skin but after wearing this face mask for 10 minutes my skin feels drier (without being unbearably dry) and cleaner. If I have spots, I find that they heal quicker after using this face mask than when I don't use it at all, however, it's not a miracle overnight worker. Also, if my skin is really bad, I can use this product on consecutive days without it being too harsh for my skin and my face won't become too dry. The only downside to this face mask is the smell - it's probably due to the garlic but I really dislike the smell of it. Although, you might like the smell of this face mask; it's just not my cup of tea!

In the future I think I'll stick to Catastrophe Cosmetic because it has a similar effect on my skin as this face mask does (but with a nicer smell!). Have you tried any of the Lush face masks? If so, which one is your favourite?

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Mascara

Ever since Cara Delevingne started the eyebrow craze there has been an increase in the sales of brow products as people try to recreate her famous eyebrows. I've spent a small fortune on eyebrow products too over the last year, trying to find the best one to improve my brows. Recently, I've been loving the Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Mascara. This is the first brow mascara I've used because I normally stick to brow pencils - and, I LOVE IT!

This product is easy to apply because it combs through all of the hairs and shapes them without leaving marks around the brows or clumping. The Maybelline Brow Drama defines my brows but it doesn't make them look too heavy, which I sometimes get if I draw my brows on too thick with a pencil! One swipe of the mascara wand across my brows is enough to achieve my desired look, however, if you want to fill in your brows more, then I assume that applying more layers of mascara will do the trick. The formula of this product ensures that my brows don't budge until I take it off, which is great because then I don't have to worry about a hair being out of place! This product comes in four shades so there should be a shade that matches your brows (I use dark brown) - one of the shades is transparent which will be good if you want to shape your brows but don't want them to be anymore defined.

Overall, the Maybelline Brow Drama makes your natural brows stand out more - think "you but better". This is my favourite brow product that I've come across. Let me know if you've tried the Maybelline Brow Drama before and what your favourite brow product is.