29th October 2014
Posted by: Bridget Okeeffe
Being beauty obsessed, it took me less than 2 seconds to sign up to buying this year’s Glamour Beauty Power List box when the option arrived in my inbox a few weeks ago. I thought that the price was reasonable at £15.99 and there were a few products in the box that intrigued me.
It was waiting for me when I got back from holiday. I felt like a child at Christmas ripping open the packaging to see what treats were waiting inside. Immediately I knew I would love almost everything. I sprayed, squeezed and sniffed everything and then set about using it all. The first product I instantly recognised was the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer. I am a big fan of the Radiance Primer but had not yet tried this one. It has firmly gone into the Sapphire Pink makeup kits. First and foremost it doesn’t have an SPF in it which is ideal if you are going to be photographed with a flash. Secondly, it works. My foundation stayed firmly on and also remained fresh for most of the day and lastly it feels like liquid silk!
Liz Earle’s Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is something that beauty gurus have been talking about for a while now. The muslin cloth that comes with it sparked a trend with other beauty houses. The thing that I really like about this product, and others that work in the same way, is that there is very little mess. You don’t have to deal with anything dripping down onto your clothes and all in all the process is also a quick one. This product smells delicious and awakens your skin. The final dried off finish is a soft and silky one. You can feel the cleanliness without the tightness that often goes hand in hand. Love this. If there is one thing I am forever telling my clients to not go near, it’s face wipes! They can clog pores and spread dirt rather than remove it so I was a little hesitant when it came to trying these. I absolutely maintain that I hate face wipes but… these are miraculous. They are small squares with enough product on to remove eye makeup without you having to pull the skin too much. I recommend these for travelling. There is nothing worse than being on a long haul flight with makeup on. These will solve the problem of having to use the teeny tiny sink in the loos in planes or dreaded face wipes! What many people don’t know is that Bourjois is owned by Chanel. Naturally this means that although you are paying high street prices, you are getting a little more bang for your buck. I think Bourjois is a massively underrated high street brand. This mascara does wonders for lengthening and separating.
I dont know enough about how exactly these heat protecting products work on your hair to be able to evaluate this fairly but what I can say is that it smells like a DREAM. I always protect my hair before putting any heat on it, now I will be adding a delicious smell to it too.
This was the product I was the most apprehensive about. The concept is that you are nourishing your skin with a mask while tanning it subtly at the same time. To me these two concepts don’t go hand in hand but I gave it a go with their recommended 2 hour ‘quick colour pick-me-up’. While the initial smell isn’t as nice as a normal mask the end result is a bronzed fairly odour free glow.
Although this particular nude that came in my box wasn’t a great colour match for my complexion I am sure that there would be others in the range that I would love. The consistency of the lipstick is smooth and moisturising. It’s not very long lasting but then again no hydrating lipstick is.
All in all I am so pleased with my Beauty Box and highly recommend it to anyone wanting to try these products before committing to buying the bigger sizes. You can get yours here. Not only is it great value for money but it’s also packed with wonderful products.