Speed Review: Beauty Things Bringing Me Joy Right Now
Revlon Photo Ready Foundation
I’ve been trialling Revlon’s biggest launch of the year, Photo Ready Foundation, out in March. It’s USP is light adaptive pigments (based on optical lenses that change colour to adapt to light conditions) and hopefully this means an end to ‘dark morning makeup’ that looks positively scary by the time the sun comes up! I love the texture, but found I needed a very moisturised base to get the best coverage, although I will say that my skin is quite dry at the moment. Twitter pals tell me they don’t think there are enough shades in the range, particularly for black or ethnic skin tones. Anyway, the bottom line is that it’s a great, mistake proof daily foundation, but I’d edge to one with more ‘glow’ for evenings or glam looks.
Givenchy L’Interdit Fragrance
Oh my goodness, I can’t get enough of this gorgeous scent created back in the day by Hubert de Givenchy for Audrey Hepburn. If you don’t like sweet and floral scents, this one isn’t for you, but I am finding it completely irrisistible (clearly I have an inner Audrey). £55.
Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make Up Remover
Ever since I had my lash extensions, I’ve struggled to find a decent oil-free eye make up remover (oils cause the lash bond to deteriorate). However, on recommendation, I’m now using this one and cannot find fault with it. It lifts grime and excess make up perfectly with no irritation or residue. £2.99. (I tried to source an image of this via the Simple website but instead it showed me eye make up remover pads….not the same at all, so I hope this product isn’t discontinued.)
NB: An email from the eagle eyed press office tells me it isn’t discontinued.
Aromatherapy Associates Fine Line Face Oil: Instant love! I adore facial oils at the best of times but this one, although not new, has escaped my beady beauty eyes til now. It’s a gorgeous treat for skin and tackles fine lines. It contains African Plum, evening primrose and raspberry seed extracts, all known for their powerful moisturising and anti-oxidant effects as well as a whack of essential fatty acids. I haven’t used it long enough to see any difference in fine lines, but I’m truly loving that it makes my complexion look and feel soft and velvety – even in deepest mid-winter. £38.75.