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Thursday, 16 January 2020

Flower Beauty Review



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Now I'm sure you'll have noticed that my make-up collection has a distinct lack of drugstore products (aside from Touch in Sol). I'm a self confessed makeup snob. I've tried a lot of makeup over the years and 99% of the time, high end makeup works better for me. Especially when it comes to foundations as high street brands often don't go pale enough for me. However, I'm always open to trying new things and being proved
 wrong! Enter, Flower Beauty.

If you've not heard of Flower Beauty before, it's the brainchild of actress Drew Barrymore. She wanted to create cruelty free, high quality makeup that was accessible to everyone. I'm pleased to say, she's done exactly that! I've tried a few products from her range and have been really impressed with them all, especially the foundation and concealer. These products are available at Superdrug in the UK and at FlowerBeauty.com in the USA.

The Light Illusion Foundation comes in 15 shades. I'm shade Porcelain L1 which is the second palest. It's medium buildable coverage, with a super natural skin-like finish. It blends easily and leaves skin looking dewy. It gives enough coverage to hide blemishes and imperfections without looking or feeling cakey. I'm oily skinned and find it lasts really well on me. It's become one of my most used foundations and will be a definite repurchase. I've had so many comments about how nice my skin looks when wearing this foundation. The best part is that it only costs £12.99! That's about a third of what I'd usually pay for foundation.
Light Illusion Foundation - left, Light Illusion concealer - right.
The Light Illusion concealer is the perfect accompaniment to the foundation. Unfortunately it only comes in 6 shades which is a bit disappointing. I'm the palest shade, Fair L1-2. It definitely looks darker than the foundation but it still works for my skin tone, which surprised me. Just like the foundation, it's super light, easy to blend and is really hydrating. It's slightly illuminating so is great to cover dark circles. It covers blemishes well too. Another repurchase for me. This costs £8.99.

Next are the Miracle Matte Liquid Lipsticks which I've got in shades 
Bare Honey and Dark & Stormy. These cost £7.99 so again are really reasonable. I don't wear liquid matte lipsticks as often as I used to. I usually save them for nights out. These lipsticks are pigmented long and wearing. They dry down fully and feel very light on the lips. They don't flake or crack either. They're a great formula but I wouldn't buy them again, purely because I don't wear this type of lipstick enough. If you're a liquid matte lipstick fan, they're definitely worth a try. 

Bottom is Dark & Stormy, top is Bare Honey

Lastly are the Mix n Matte Lipstick duo, which cost £7.99 too. These are incredible value as you actually get two products in one! One end is a matte bullet lipstick and the other end is a pearl shimmer gloss. The matte lipstick is creamy and pigmented. It's not drying at all. I've found them to be long-wearing too. Now I'm not a huge gloss fan but I love the idea that you can apply this over the top of the matte lipstick to give a different look. The gloss is actually really pigmented and is the same shade as the normal lipstick, just with a pearl shimmer. Check out the swatches of them separately and together. It gives a lovely finish. 

Bottom 3 are Tickled Pink lipstick, gloss then both combined, top three are Honey Nude

All in all I've been pleasantly surprised by Flower Beauty. They're definitely a brand I want to try more from. I'm eyeing up the highlighters next. They're definitely great value, especially for the quality.

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