Well do we have a treat for you today! In conjunction with the amazing Urban Decay, we’re delighted to offer a free foundation match of the new “Naked Skin” foundation at your local Urban Decay counter. Myself and Rachelle popped down to our local at Debenhams Newbridge to test the service, and had a lovely consultation with Aoife who gave us a fab makeover absolutely free. We promise you won’t regret it, as Naked Skin foundation is a winner – providing weightless medium buildable coverage which feels and looks like your best skin day EVER. Why not bring mum along too for a Mother’s Day treat! Be sure to check out the limited edition Glinda and Theodora palettes while you’re at it, they’re stunning.
ON TOP of that, we have a Naked Basics eyeshadow palette to giveaway to one lucky reader! Check out Kat’s review of this very handy workhorse product here.
What’s the catch you say? Well you just need to like and share below! Read on »
I’ve said it before and at the risk of sounding like a Parrot I will say it again; the range of budget foundations on the market these days is pretty awesome. No matter your shade, budget or formulation preference there is something for everyone.
I was sent two such budget bases from trendy brand New York Colour. Read on »
We recently gave one of our fabulous readers a chance to put the new Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation through its paces. Colette from Waterford was our lovely volunteer and today she reports back! Take it away Colette! Read on »
Valentine’s has just passed, and I’m still feeling the love for a lot of things, just not my foundation brushes. I currently own a No. 7 Foundation Brush (synthetic, smallish head, stiff), a Sigma F80 (synthetic, medium flat head, very dense) and a Louise Young LY34 Super Foundation Brush (large, dome shaped head, neither stiff nor floppy). Even with these wonderful tools at my disposal, I still prefer my fingers. [And shush you dirt birds, I'll double your entendre!] Read on »
It has taken me literally weeks to write this review as I wasn’t sure if I loved or hated this foundation; and to be honest I’m still not really sure. I’ve since settled on a happy medium so thought I would share it with you: its not the best foundation I have ever used but by no means is it the worst. Read on »
Is Urban Decay De Slick Makeup Setting Spray better than water? At €233 per litre it would want to be...
My skin is definitely oily. For my makeup to last through the working day, I have to apply a primer, a longwear foundation, and a setting powder. Even still, usually by the time I get home, I have a shiny T-zone. So I certainly welcome anything which can help keep my makeup intact for 10 hours. Read on »
Here we go with our second installment of Dolly Rouge’s 2011 favourites. If you missed it, check out part 1.
La Roche-Posay Teint Mineral is a powder compact. It can be used on its own with a sponge for medium-full coverage (oily or combo-skinned ladies), dusted with a powder brush to set foundation, or provide more coverage over sheer foundations (combo-normal skins). It covers redness/imperfections, doesn’t look powdery, doesn’t oxidise, doesn’t budge when faced with oil, doesn’t clog pores and has SPF 25. Consider that all boxes ticked for me! Read on »
Dear bob, I can’t believe I’m writing this post already. It feels like I wrote my September favourites post last week, where I was lamenting the transition from summer to autumn. Well ladies, it’s winter now and the big C-word is just around the corner. Time has flown. *boggles*
This little packet of loveliness arrived into Dolly HQ a month ago. Being of the Casper skin coloring myself I knew the shade “Sandy Beige” would not be suitable for myself or Kat so I dished this product out to my 15yr old sister to put it through its paces. Read on »
My preferred foundation up until recently was either Revlon Colorstay, Estee Lauder Double Wear, or Prestige Mineral Foundation. The common denominator? Coverage, and lots of it.
Lately though, these foundations aren’t looking as good on my skin. Creeping ever nearer to 30 (I’m 27 next month, eep!) my skin is (finally) becoming less oily and fine lines are becoming apparent. Colorstay, Doublewear and Prestige Mineral are settling into my pores and causing fine lines to look like crevices. Not a good look. Read on »