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7. Effaclar Duo: Project 10 Pan!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

This product has been highly raved about in the beauty community. Although there are probably thousands of reviews about this product on YouTube, I haven’t seen many posts about it here in the blogosphere. So here we have it, as part of my project 10 pan, I have for you a review on the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (now named effaclar duo+).

La Roche-Posay is a french brand that has become popular in the beauty community over the past year or so. It’s most famous product is this, the Effaclar Duo! It is a corrective/unclogging, anti-imperfection care, the formula is more like a serum than a moisturiser (see image below). This product has been highly have raved about for the simple fact; it actually does what it says on the bottle.

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What La Roche-Posay claim:

Possibly the last anti-blemish cream you will ever try, La Roche-Posay are so confident that Effaclar Duo+ will give you clearer looking skin, that they’ll give your money back if it doesn’t.

 

La Roche-Posay’s ‘money back guarantee’ definitely does instill the hype that this is a brilliant product & guess what? IT IS! When I purchased this the hype was no-where near as big as it is now, so I didn’t know what to expect. But I can confidently say I was pleasantly surprised & still am!

Effaclar Duo has definitely given me clearer looking skin. It has been specifically made to target oily/blemish prone skin, hallelujah!! La Roche-Posay claims that it is “clinically tested to correct the appearance of blemishes, unclog pores and refine skin texture.” , this little tube of magic really does do all of that & it is suitable for sensitive skin!! Obviously you have to use it regularly (can be used morning and/or night) to see a difference, after a week or so I started to notice differences. You may notice more of a change in your skin if you use it morning & night, but I only apply it on a night after my moisturiser!

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Application

How to use – apply to a freshly cleansed face (I also apply moisturiser underneath) like you would any other face product, I also like to massage it in to the jaw-line as I feel this works it into the skin best & helps to eliminate those annoying under-the-skin blemishes!

It applies onto the skin like any other moisturiser/serum, however, it does leave the face feeling quite tight. To combat this I like to apply my night moisturiser of choice (for an evening skincare routine click here) before applying the effaclar duo, I wait for my moisturiser to sink into my skin before applying this product. This hasn’t hindered the power of the effaclar duo, it seems to work exactly the same as when I didn’t use a moisturiser with it (my face just felt dry, haha!!).

Thank you all for reading number 7 of my project 10 pan reviews. I hope you’re enjoying these reviews & if you’d like to know more about this product then please comment below or contact me through any of my social media websites (links below). xo

Lots of Love Natasha ❤

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5. L’Oreal True Match Foundation: Project 10 Pan!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

Finally, it’s time for the very anticipated review on the L’Oreal True Match Foundation. I have been using this foundation for a year or so now, even though this is probably only my second bottle (yes, it really does last a long time!!). So it’s safe to say I’ll be able to give you an honest & well-tested opinion of this foundation. I hope you find this review interesting or at least helpful! Lets begin…

What L’Oreal claim:

The silky texture of True Match blends seamlessly with the skin. It automatically adjusts to the texture of the skin to create a flawless finish. Oil-free and non-comedogenic.

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Do I agree with L’Oreal’s claim? Yes, I definitely would agree. This foundation does have a silky texture as it is liquidy in consistency when pumped onto the back of the hand, I think this helps with the brilliant blendability as it does blend seamlessly & effortlessly into the skin!I don’t know whether it ‘adjusts’ to the skin, but the colour I use (N1) is a perfect match for me, so just make sure you choose the shade best for you! I agree that the foundation is oil-free & non-comedogenic (doesn’t cause blocked pores) as it lasts all day, with no need to touch up, even on my oily skin, it never feels cakey & doesn’t break me out 🙂

L’Oreal have created an amazing range of ’20 true to skin’ shades, these include warm, cool & neutral tones. How amazing are L’Oreal? For a high-street/drugstore brand it is a pleasant surprise, finally an affordable brand caters for ALL skin colours & tones 🙂

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Application

To apply this foundation I use my Real Techniques Buffing Brush (click here for review) or my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, iI find both of these to apply the foundation like a dream. I use a stippling motion (with the brush or sponge) to blend in the foundation as this gives the most flawless finish. If I’m using the buffing brush I will then use small circular motions to buff out the edges of my foundation around my hairline, under the chin & down the neck. This foundation, being a very lightweight consistency, is applied effortlessly & to be honest, you could probably apply it without a mirror & still look flawless!!

What I think of L’Oreal True Match

This product retails at £9.99, it is definitely a steal at this price. L’Oreal True Match is a FAB foundation, especially considering it’s from the high-street. It lasts amazingly on the skin, I don’t feel the need to powder throughout the day (even with oily skin), it doesn’t cake up; even if you build it up (it can be as sheer or as opaque as you want it to be), & it is super easy to work with!

This would be a great foundation for anyone, whether you are starting out with makeup or you’re more experienced with makeup, it really is that good!

 To me, it is pretty fragrance free, I cannot detect a strong scent & I hate scented face makeup. Its an all round winner!!

Overall, I would definitely rate this product 5/5. It has everything I look for in a foundation; perfect shade, lasts all day & is natural looking. It is pretty much a universal foundation, whats not to love about that? 🙂

Have you tried this foundation? If yes, let me know what you think of it below, I always love to hear what my beauties think ❤

Thank you all for reading number 5 of my project 10 pan reviews. I hope you’re enjoying these reviews & if you’d like to know more about this product then please comment below or contact me through any of my social media websites (links below). xo

Lots of Love Natasha ♥

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3. MaxFactor 3in1 Foundation: Project 10 Pan!♥

Hi beauties.

Sorry about my lack of posts this past week or so, but my twin sister has been home from university so I’ve been busy out & about with her (as well as work!).

Anyway, today I  have another Project 10 Pan Review for you. Todays product is MaxFactor’s All Day Flawless 3in1 Foundation. I have literally just used this foundation up & thought it’d be a perfect product to review since there doesn’t seem to be much about it in the beauty community.

 

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What MaxFactor claim;

Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 foundation holds like a primer, corrects like a concealer with the long lasting finish of a liquid foundation with SPF 20.

  • Lasts all day, giving a flawless finish
  • Primer gives a smooth base for hold
  • Concealer corrects for a flawless look

Do I agree with these claims?

Yes, I would say I agreed with MaxFactor’s claims. The first claim that this foundation ‘holds like a primer’  is true as it does last a long time on the skin (even my combination/oily skin). However, the foundation does not act like a primer in the way that it fills in large pores, it will cover small pores but I did notice that if i didn’t put an additional pore primer underneath it did settle into larger pores (but what can we expect? nothing works a miracle!!).

MaxFactor’s second claim that this foundation ‘corrects like a concealer’ is 100% true, in my case anyway! Whilst using this foundation I found that I used less concealer, as when I chose to wear this foundation I would only conceal my undereyes. I found that this foundation covered up my redness/any discolouration I had on the skin perfectly (I don’t have bad acne or anything; just redness & scars from past blemishes!)

I would also agree with the third claim that this foundation is a ‘long lasting finish of a liquid foundation with SPF 20′, obviously we cannot, ourselves, test for SPF in a foundation but we just trust that it does. But the ‘flawless finish’ claim is definitely true in my opinion as this foundation NEVER cakes up, even when powdered & other face products are applied on-top. It doesn’t even look cakey if you have to touch it up during the day.

 

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Application

My favourite way to apply this foundation is with either the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge or theReal Techniques Buffing Brush. To me the combination of this foundation with either of these application methods is a dream, the application of this foundation is so effortless. While it is a liquid, it isn’t so liquid-y that it drips all over the place, this is especially good for me as I like to do a pump & a half of this foundation (this amount is enough for my whole face) on the back of my hand. I then use either the Real Techniques sponge or brush to evenly distribute the product all over my face before using a stippling motion to blend the foundation into my skin.

What I Think of MaxFactor All Day Flawless 3in1 Foundation

Although when I first bought this foundation I had no idea what it was like, as at the time there wasn’t many reviews online or hype about it, I thought ‘what the heck’ and took the plunge in buying it! After the first use of this foundation I fell in love, it has amazing coverage, doesn’t look/feel cake-y on the skin, lasts all day, has SPF 20 (who doesn’t love the fact it’s protecting you?) and lets face it, has 3 products in 1. The only down side to this foundation (which most brands fall down at this hurdle) is the fact it only has 6 shades. MaxFactor you need to make more shades!!!

So for all of you that have been debating whether to buy this foundation or not, I suggest you go check it out. It really is a brilliant drugstore/highstreet foundation, which you can’t really go wrong with, I give it a rating of 5/5 😀

**I am now lead to believe that this is the same as the Covergirl foundation everyone hyped about, so for any of you in the U.S or anywhere else that sells Covergirl, this is the same as that foundation.**

I hope you all liked this post, if you have any other questions about this product please feel free to comment below 🙂

Also, if you’ve tried this foundation I’d love to know your thoughts! xo

Lots of Love, Natasha ♥

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2. Urban Decay De-Slick: Project 10 Pan!♥

Hi beauties.

So the other morning I realised I’d used up my Urban Decay De-slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray so as promised here’s my review on it!

What Urban Decay claim the product will do for you;

De-Slick mists on weightlessly to control oil, deflect surface shine and keep skin looking beautifully matte. High-tech ingredients help keep foundation, shadow and blush from smudging, sliding or fading – so you hardly ever need to touch up.

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Do I agree with Urban Decay’s claims? Yes, I would say I do. This setting spray is most definitely weightless, deflects shine and keeps skin matte. Once sprayed onto the skin it feels a bit weird as your face is obviously wet, but wait a few minutes and it’ll have sunk into your skin leaving you with a matte finish! After I’ve applied this over the top of my makeup it seems to make the makeup look more natural as it prevents you from looking cake-y.

Also, if you were to apply this product as a base to your makeup (which I sometimes do) you will be left with mattified skin, which for us with oily skin can only be a positive. This makes for a PERFECT base for face makeup!!

So, by now you’re probably wondering if this setting spray does actually prolong the wear makeup? My answer to this would be YES. For me, when I use this spray (as claimed) I don’t need to touch up throughout the day. If I were to apply my makeup in the morning, go out and about during the day & return home my makeup will be as if I’d just applied it. However, if I’m going out on the night I’d probably feel the need to at least powder my t-zone, but not re-do my makeup altogether! So the claim “you hardly ever need to touch up” is true in my opinion as for me I only really need to powder once (maybe twice at the most if the weather’s warmer).

I hope this post has been helpful, if you have any more questions feel free to ask them in the comments below 🙂

Lots of Love, Natasha ♥

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Project 10 Pan!♥

After seeing GretaLinBeauty‘s post about starting her project 10 pan I thought it’d be a good idea to join her in this, she has welcomed all and tagged whoever would like to do this, so feel free to join! 🙂

Project 10 pan is quite self explanatory, the rules are;

1. I can’t purchase new products until I hit pan or use up 10 products from my makeup collection.

2. Every time I hit pan on a product, I will do an in-depth review.

3. I can only purchase a new product on one condition: I run out of that product and I have no backups.

Also, project pan means there will be lots more posts from me, as I am going to do a few products I have already hit pan on. This is very exciting for me as it means I will get to use up old products to be able to replace them with new ones, & who doesn’t like makeup shopping? 🙂

If you would like to join myself & GretaLinBeauty in this then feel free, EVERYONE’S welcome.. the more the merrier.

Good Luck Everyone! 😀

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