Last week I got two deliveries on my doorstep, The Ordinary coverage foundation and the Juvia’s Place, masquerade palette. I also declared recently the addition of Beauty to my blog, so it only seemed appropriate that I tell you all about my two new purchases. So let’s talk makeup…
The Ordinary- coverage foundation
The foundation is described by the brand as, ‘full-coverage’ and as having the texture of a ‘lightweight, non-oily cream’. It comes in a total of 21 shades and is the fuller coverage of the second foundation Ordinary provide, which is the serum. The shades vary from 1.0N to 3.3N, with various undertones of pink, yellow, red, silver and gold.
The shades which I purchased being 1.0N and 1.1N, from the lovely Nicole, found on Depop with the username @nicolewats0n. In the photos below I am using the 1.1N and I have a tan so 1.0N would match me in the winter months probably.
I found the product very blendable, buildable and certainly of medium/full coverage. (This is without concealer to demonstrate the foundation alone.)
- Matte yet silky finish
- Full coverage
- Lasting coverage
- CHEAP!!! – Just £5.90 from The Ordinary website and £6.00 from ASOS(limited colours)
- Fluid consistency/ runs
- No lid, however, does have a pump lock when twisted
Overall, I would highly recommend due to the perfect combination of the affordable price with the full coverage finish.
Juvia’s Place- Large Masquerade palette.
The palette was another Depop purchase this time from Alice, found on Depop @alicemartin27.
The palette can be bought new from BeautyBay at the price of £35.
- Highly pigmented
- Well packaged and ‘large’ as stated
- Variety of Matte and Shimmer shades
- A mix of bright and neutral shades
- Large packaging may be inconvenient for travel
- For lighter skin tones, a lighter transition shade is needed
I LOVE THIS PALETTE. Having used this before when at a friends house and fell in love with the creamy and high pigmented shadows. I am a sucker for pink, so it is also why I fell in love, the amazing shade on the final column of the palette. It can also be bought in a smaller size and I highly recommend the brand and the palette in both sizes.
Below you can see the first look I created with the palette and The Ordinary foundation of course.
A simple nude look, using the shade Cairo in the centre of the lid, in an attempt to create a subtle halo eye.
Eyeshadow shades used…
Inner corner- Giza
Halo/Centre shimmer- Cairo and Casablanca
Outer corner- Fulani Outer corner/ Crease- Ada
+ a light nude from a Makeup Revolution palette as a transition and to blend the Burkina shade out from my crease.
My overall thoughts…
I am in love.
For 3 reasons.
1) The value for money of the foundation is incredible for the quality.
2) The palette pigmentation is insane and has a mix of the neutral and bold shades.
3) They are both blendable and buildable, working well with other products.
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