make-up reviews

Avon Magix primer

So far this is the best primer I have found. It makes a visible difference to your skin, it really does smooth the surface, reduce the appearance of pores significantly and helps even out skin tone making this primer the only one that does what it claims to do.


Avon make a foundation/primer combo version that I don’t rate at all but in my opinion this original formulation cannot be beaten.


It does have quite a strong smell but I like that. The consistency is also much thicker than other primers, its almost pasty but maybe that’s why it works.


make-up reviews

Mally Liquid Lipcolour

This lip-gloss is only sold in the UK on QVC, the tv shopping channel. Mally co-presents the shows and is a bit of a whirlwind. I love her, she's full of tips and is really funny. I'd recommend watching her if you get the chance even if you don't want to buy anything.

I got this as part of a five piece set so I'm not sure how much it is to buy singly, I'm guessing about 10 pounds. I have had it a while and used it quite a lot so there isn't a lot left in the pictures below. The colour is fantastic, especially if you have very pale skin because its a bluey pink it doesn't clash with any redness. The gloss does have sparkly stuff in but its not too much, you won't look like you're wearing a teen brand. The coverage is great, the consistency is more like a paste than a liquid, you twist the barrel to feed the colour into the brush so there's no mess or wastage. The clicks are really loud so not so subtle for on the run touch ups.

I might not buy this again because it has poor staying power, I find I'm reapplying all day but I love the colour so it's a tough choice.

Toiletry reviews

Max Factor Ageless Elixir

When I tried this on the back of my hand before buying I was impressed with the coverage, colour and staying power. I walked about with it on my hand for hours and it stayed put til I washed it off.


So how comes when I bought the full size version it wasn’t the same? I suspect the manufacturers make the samples and testers much better quality. 


The coverage wasn’t so good and it clogged my pores and sat in my lines making them both look worse. The colour was still good but the staying power wasn’t there either.


Another disappointment I’m afraid.

make-up reviews

Arbonne primer

I bought this from the bosses wife who is some sort of Arbonne agent. She raved about it and their products generally so I gave it a go. Its supposed to be a vitamin rich primer that diminishes the appearance of pores.

My previous primer was the Avon Magix which is really very good and I’m sorry to say this one, despite being twice the price comes no-where near. It doesn’t seem to do anything at all to improve the look of your skin without makeup, doesn’t make foundation or eyeshadow last any longer and doesn’t even have a particularly nice smell.