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Beauty speed review #3

Round three!

I’m really loving these speed reviews! Check out one and two also if you missed them.

Kerastase Elixir Ultime Beautifying Oil Cream

I picked this up in Pastels about two months ago after Anthony recommended it. Since then I have used it every single day. Isn’t that amazing? You can probably guess why… it’s absolutely sensational! Anthony explained to me that it’s basically like a daily moisturiser for your hair; it moisturises ends, smoothes flyway’s and adds incredible shine to the hair. Total and utter love for this. Available from Pastels in Dubai or online here.

Max Factor Colour Correcting CC Cream

Quite surprised by this product. The formula is very thin and it melts beautifully into the skin. Medium coverage with a gorgeous dewy finish and it lasts a decent amount of time. Who knew? Fair play Max Factor! One of my current favourite skin products. Available from most pharmacies in Dubai or online here.

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Infinite Mascara

The newest mascara from Estee Lauder promises to lengthen your lashes like never before and guess what? It actually does. I have had almost offensively long lashes since I started using it. The brush is very thin and the fibres catch literally every single lash attached to your eyelid. It’s very pigmented and lasts a bloody incredible amount of time without chipping. The only downside is that it’s a wet formula – so you know what that means; no blinking for at least a minute after application otherwise it will end up everywhere. Available in Dubai now at Estee Lauder counters and online here.

Max Factor Wild Mega Volume Mascara

I’m not sure about this mascara. The brush is really fat and stumpy with only the slightest curve so I feel like I’m going to cause myself an injury every time I use it. Saying that however, it’s quite a nice product. Not much in the way of thickening action but nicely separates and lifts the lashes. It doesn’t flake off either. Available in Dubai now at Max Factor stands in Boots, etc or online here.

Max Factor Whipped Cream Foundation

I literally couldn’t wait to smear this all over my face. The packaging is super cute and inside it’s even cuter; a bouncy little tub of creamy foundation. Medium coverage that’s pretty decent and it blends nicely on the skin however, the finish is a little bit flat so it works best with cream blush on top to help it pop a little. Doesn’t last that long and oxidises on the skin after a while. Available in Dubai now at Max Factor stands in Boots, etc or online here.

And there we are! Are you using any of these products?

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  • Reply sanali

    hey !! ….. Simone …. loved the post … was in two minds about getting the Max Factor Whipped Cream Foundation ….. now i definitely know what to expect ….. i saw u mentioned NARS coming to dubai ….. super excited (: ….. could u tell me more about it ….. love n light XOXO

    June 2, 2014 at 2:42 pm
    • Reply Simone

      Hello! They are launching in Dubai at the end of this month. I don’t know where yet exactly but I will find out next week. All the details will go up on the blog as soon as I have them! 🙂 Thanks for commenting xx

      June 5, 2014 at 1:07 pm
  • Reply Elisabeth

    What a lovely little selection! From reading this I have now concluded…

    1. I need that Kerastase Elixir Ultime Beautifying Oil Cream in my life, NOW!
    2. My eyelashes are not long enough, I must try that Estee Lauder mascara!

    Loving these speed reviews and your vlogs too 🙂

    Lis x

    June 2, 2014 at 3:41 pm
    • Reply Simone

      Aw thanks Lis! And thanks for watching my vids 🙂 You definitely do need the hair cream, it’s honestly life changing! xx

      June 5, 2014 at 1:06 pm
  • Reply fiona bradley

    Lovley little reviews as usual. Which would you rate higher though, the Bourjois CC Cream or this new Max Factor one? 🙂


    June 2, 2014 at 10:43 pm
    • Reply Simone

      The Bourjois one without a doubt! I looooooove it 🙂

      June 5, 2014 at 1:05 pm
  • Reply Maitha

    Completely agree – I love the Estee Lauder mascara! Not the prettiest of packaging compared to other top mascaras but it does an amazing job!

    Loving these quick overview posts, perfect for a sneaky mid-day read!

    Maitha x

    June 3, 2014 at 10:40 am
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