Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation Golden Beige Review

Wet N Wild Photo Focus 
Foundation Golden Beige 

Hello beautiful Divas!

I have been wanting to do a review on the Wet N Wild Photo Focus foundation for quite a while now. Unfortunately life got in the way and I didn't have the time to do it. I finally have a day free to write this overdue blog post. I have been using the foundation for more than a month now and am almost done with it. There have been many rave reviews of this foundation all over YouTube. Beauty fanatics have even compared it to the higher end Estee Lauder foundation. I have never used the latter product but the fact that they said it was comparable to it, made my heart leap for joy. If I can find a foundation that is a fraction of the price yet similar to a trusty higher end brand, then I am definitely there like a bear to try it out.  Finding my shade proved to be a very difficult task at first as the range available is very small in South Africa. There are only about 6 shades sold on the shelf. Using a shade finder website, it matched my skin tone to Golden Beige the best. It took some time to get my hands on it as most of the time my shade was sold out. When I finally saw it one fine day, I immediately grabbed it and ran to the till.

The Foundation claims to be a high performance base which adjust to different light conditions. It contains light diffusing particles that provides a filter for the face and prevents flash back. The main elements of the product are for your face to look flawless in person as well as on camera. We live in a highly social media age, where filters on selfies are constantly used for flawless skin. Wet n Wild wants to give you that perfection in a bottle. It also claims to be your skin but better foundation. It is packaged in a standard 30 ml glass bottle and a black plastic cap. The most surprising aspect of the packaging is the weird plastic spatula attached to the cap. You are supposed to scoop the product out and apply it directly to your face. This can be a little unhygienic as you are transferring bacteria from your face back into the bottle. The spatula application can get very messy too as product tends to build up around the bottle neck area. I personally prefer a pump which is much cleaner and hygienic.

I applied the foundation both with a sponge and a brush. I found that the product blended much better with a wet sponge than a brush. The sponge presses the product into the skin, whereas the brush tends to move the product around a lot. The foundation takes some time to dry down, therefore I felt that the brush kept moving the foundation around causing streaks. Hence it takes longer to blend the foundation out with a brush than a sponge. Once dried down the foundation is super matte. You do have some trouble blending another layer of foundation on the dried surface. I suggest blending another layer together with the first layer before it completely dries down. This gives a medium coverage. It looks quite natural on the skin. You can build it up slightly but you won't get a full cover effect. I love that it looks like second skin and does not look unnatural or overdone.

I have combination skin and get oily in my t-zone especially during the summer time. The foundation wears well throughout the day. I like that it does not transfer or cake up on my face. I would wear this foundation on a daily basis to work and the mall. I find that by late afternoon, some of the coverage would sometimes wear off around my nose area. On hot days I would have to blot excess oil from my chin and forehead. I wear SPF moisturiser every day, but if my skin was particularly dry for a certain time, the foundation would look dry around my mouth. This foundation definitely gets affected by your skin type and skin care. It worked best when I moisturised well. This is a good foundation and is actually high quality compared to other lower end foundations. The price is excellent as well. When it comes to the photo claims the foundation lives up to the hype. It looks flawless on pictures and there is no flashback in photos. Your skin looks great on and off camera.  The foundation is good but it is not a holy grail for me. I think it performs well on good skin days. If you are looking for an affordable good quality base then be sure to give this a go. The shade range available is very limited which is disappointing considering I live in a multi-racial country where women are all shades of the rainbow. Nevertheless, if you can find your shade it is a lovely drug store option.

Hope you find this review helpful.
Divalicious Kisses

Eucerin Dermato CLEAN Clarifying Toner Review

Eucerin Dermato CLEAN Clarifying Toner

Hi Divas

This week I shall be doing a skin care review. In the spot light today is the Eucerin Clarifying Toner. I bought this on sale during the festive season. I ran out of my beloved Etude House Wonder Pore toner and was on the hunt for an affordable toner that would be kind and effective to my skin. What drew me most to this specific one was the great price and the fact that it does not contain alcohol. A lot of toners on the market which are kind to the wallet contain ingredients that are pretty harsh for the skin. Toners with too much alcohol content burn and dry out my face. This one is described as a toner that is perfect for all skin types including sensitive skin. I am not familiar with Eucerin products therefore I was super excited to test this product out.

The toner is packaged in a clear plastic bottle and contains 200 ml of product. That is a lot of product for the price you are paying therefore it is a huge plus for me. It comes with a flat top which I personally do not like. I prefer a raised top as this makes the liquid ease out of the bottle easier. Flat tops tend to mess everywhere if you do not angle the bottle properly when it comes to liquid textures. On the back of the bottle, the toner is described as an extra mild cleanser that tones and refreshes the face. It clears and makes the face breathable thus ready for moisturisation. It does not contain fragrance, alcohol, colours or parabens. This alone makes this particular product an excellent choice. I always check the ingredient list before purchasing skin care. It is very important to know what you are putting onto your body as certain harmful chemicals soak into your skin and enter your blood stream. Making wise choices about your skin care will benefit you and your body in years to come

You can use the toner in the morning and evening to prepare your skin for the last step which is applying your cream. I only use my toners at night therefore removing any last bit of makeup and cleansing my face is very important for me. I like to use a cotton pad and tap a little product on it. I then proceed to wipe my face, cleansing my skin and pores. I am thoroughly impressed with this toner. It cleanses my face perfectly, removing any traces of foundation especially around my forehead line. It works great around my eyes too as it does not irritate the sensitive area. It removes mascara and any eyeliner left after foam cleansing. The toner does not leave any residue or unwanted film on the face. My skin feels refreshed and looks radiant after use and does not have a tight or dry feeling. A little product goes a long way hence the bottle will last a really long time. I am genuinely impressed by the toner and will definitely be purchasing another bottle when this one is finished. I recommend it to anyone looking for an inexpensive product that is great for all skin types and works efficiently. Have you tried this product or any Eucerin products? Let me know below.

Hope you found this review helpful.
Divalicious Kisses!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid Review

Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid Review

Hi Divas

This is going to be a long post, so grab your popcorn and coke and hold on to your seats! In this post I am featuring Urban Decay's Color Correcting Fluids. There are 6 shades in the range and I have four of them. These correcting fluids are described as a light weight formula that instantly conceals flaws, blurs imperfections while leaving an illuminated and bright skin. They are infused with Vitamin C and E which brightens and repairs skin from sun damage. At first glance colour correcting products can seem a little daunting to use. It literally looks like something that belongs in a 5 year old colouring box. Yet, just as a child learns how complimentary colours work in art class, so do we learn how to correct our flaws with colours in makeup! Colour correcting is an innovative makeup technique that has been used by makeup artist worldwide. They create flawless looks on all the A-list celebrities you see walking the red carpet. Now you can have this magical technique right in your own makeup bag and look flawless too.

The Urban Decay Color Correctors come in 5ml of product and sleek tube plastic packaging similar to their concealers. In each tube the colours are visible which make it easy to identify when using the products especially in a hurry or on the go. Each colour targets specific problems on your face. The Yellow corrects dullness and instantly removes darkness on the face. The Lavender shade illuminates and brightens any sallowness (unhealthy yellow or brown tint on the skin). The Peach corrects any under eye dark circles and dark spots. Lastly the Green shade covers redness and fresh blemishes. Each colour cancels out any unwanted pigmentation or blemish colours on your face. For example, green cancels out redness and peach cancels out darkness on the skin. Once blended you create an even canvas to apply your foundation. Your skin will appear smooth and blemish free with no pigmentation problems. We use this makeup technique as a temporary solution to your problem. Great skin care will eliminate the problem all together but makeup helps us to conceal and hide it in a jiffy. It's like magic I tell you!

The Urban Decay correctors have a pastel tone to them but they are highly pigmented. A little goes a long way when using them. The formula is light weight and glides like a dream on the skin. The liquid texture covers all the specific areas well and blend out effortlessly. I like to use my fingers to press the product into my skin. I only blend it out half way, as too much blending may remove the product altogether which defeats the purpose in the first place. The key to using these products is to spot conceal and not apply these with a heavy hand all over your face. Stand in a mirror and observe your skin. Do you have under eye dark circles? Are there any red patches on your skin? Does your face look dull and need an extra boost of radiance? If the answer is yes to any of these questions you can use a tiny amount of the colour correctors to hide and conceal. As you can see below, I used the peach shade under my eyes to conceal my dark circles. The yellow tint I placed on the bridge of my nose and eye lid area to brighten and highlight. I too placed the lavender colour on my forehead, cupids bow, chin and top of my cheek bones to highlight and illuminate the area. I had some blemishes on my cheek and forehead therefore I used the green to spot conceal and cover redness on the sides of my nose and mouth.

Welcome to  my SEXY face...

You have to apply colour correctors before you blend out your foundation. It is important to note that you do not have to use all the colour correctors at once. Only use those that are needed for specific problems at the time. The Urban Decay correctors sit comfortably on the skin. It dries down to a semi matte finish, hence once you apply your foundation it does not feel like you are tugging over the extra product on your face. It works well with applying any foundation and wears pleasantly under any base. It does not move around or break down on the face throughout the day either. The Results are astounding. Look at my skin before I applied foundation and now look at my skin after foundation below. My face looks completely flawless! I am blemish free and it looks like I have an Instagram filter on my face. These colour correctors are amazing and do an excellent job in concealing and blurring unwanted pigmentation problems. They really are great products to have in your makeup kit. I even applied these on my mom and sisters face and they were just as surprised as I was. My sister has dry skin, where as I have combination skin and it worked perfectly on both our skin types.

 I look normal again.... Well Almost! ;-)

These correctors really do give a full coverage makeup look. I love that it is not heavy on the skin but looks perfect. It blurs yet illuminates my face. It does not drag it down or look cakey. I prefer to use these products on special occasions as it covers up all my deepest darkest secrets. On an everyday basis I prefer a more natural makeup look. My face does not look this flawless on an average day therefore I prefer to use these as an extra ''va va voom'' step when I really want to look glamorous and pristine. If you suffer from serious pigmentation issues, using these everyday will be effortless, as they are very user friendly and do an amazing job. The only two cons I have with these products are that they do not have enough shades for all women of colour. These shades on offer are very pastel and may look grey on deeper skin tones and not cover anything in fact. The second con is the price for the amount of product you are getting. It is quite steep even though it works like magic. Despite these cons, I definitely recommend these to anyone looking for an excellent high-end colour corrector. They will not disappoint.

Thank you so much for reading.
Lots of love.
Divalicious Kisses!