Some time ago I got the chance to try some products. Some of them are from the brand Freedom, some are from B. (that stands for Beautiful) and one is from Superdrug.
- Strobe Cream (you can get it here for £8.00). Here’s how it’s described:
“Freedom Pro Studio Strobe Cream provides the most subtle and natural illumination and highlighting for the skin. Wear in targeted areas to bring the strobe highlighting effect, or all over for an illuminating base. Can be worn underneath makeup or on top for extra highlighting”.
The cream has a gorgeous consistency. It feels very light and provides a subtle luminous look. I like to wear it as a primer when i use a lightweight foundation. The skin doesn’t feel oily or greasy and the luminous effect is, I repeat, very natural.
I’ve heard someone compare this to the MAC Strobe Cream, but I find the two quite different honestly. MAC’s is much more luminous, pinker and has a slightly “greasy” ( effect on the face that i like for some looks). The Freedom is much more pearly, natural and absorbs quite rapidly. I like them both, but differently.
As you can see, the skin is left slightly more uniform, brighter and dry (not in a bad way).
This kit is composed by two shades, a lighter one and a darker one. The finish is on the semi matte/satin side and the undertone is not that cold. I have to say that i don’t love this kind of finish or undertone for the face sculpt, because I think that powder contouring turns out very well when done with matte and colder shades. I don’t mind it anyway, because I found a way to make it word for me and the price is incredible. I combine this with my bronzer, after contouring, and looks lovely.
- Pro Melts Lipgloss (you can get it here for £3.58). It may be a lipgloss, but it’s described as a lip lacquer on the website. I tested quite some times and it’s definitely more on the liquid lipsick side, except for the fact that it doesn’t dry out completely. The pigmentation is outta this world and the colour it’s almost neon. The only problem is that it tends to separate and transfer on the upper or lower lip too easily when i wear it alone. I usually dab it on a nude lipstick to make it pinker and does the job.
- Micellar Water (you can get it here for
£4.99now on sale for £2.45)
This is part of the Pure line and is designed for the sensible skin types. I have to say that I’m not a great fan of micellar waters, but this one is gentle, cheap and easily removes makeup. Approved!
- Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes (you can get them here for £1.00). I don’t know if this happens to you too, but most of the makeup remover wipes tends to be quite aggressive on my skin and i always end up with it turning red and feeling a very unpleasant burning sensation. This doesn’t happen with these ones. I think that is because of the fact that that is infused with micellar water. And the price? Unbeatable.
- Cotton Cosmetics Buds (you can get them here for £1.39 each)
I always wanted to try the cosmetic cotton buds! They’re extremely useful while doing makeup on me or on someone else. The flat tip is great to clean the eyeshadow, the eyeliner, the contour or to perfect the nail lacquer application. The pointed tip is great for correcting imprecisions made with the lipstick or mascara.
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