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L’Oreal Infallible 24hour Matte foundation review

The L’Oreal Infallible Matte 24 hour foundation has been on my radar for quite a while now and if I am honest. I actually avoided buying it. I think the fact that the word matte was in the name turned me off, as I was afraid it was going to be very drying on my skin. It was Lustre Lux 2016 favourites that gave me the kick to buy this foundation. Since buying it, each time I use it I fall more and more in love with it! Shade Range: The shade range from the Infallible Matte 24 hour foundation, is nothing short of dismal. There are 6 shades available in…

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2016 Budget favourites

2016 budget favourites

What a year 2016 was! For so many, 2016 will be chalked down as one to forget. It was the year that saw a multitude of celebrity deaths. World politics went a little of track and there seemed like there was a lot of personal heartache on my timeline.  However, for me, 2016 was one of the best yet. As 2016 was the year I became a mammy! I am sure you’ve heard it again and again, but there really is nothing that can prepare you for the love you feel for a tiny human. Even the sleepless nights are manageable, as you’re getting up to feed the tiny person you made and love!…

Budget buys Foundations

NYX Stay Matte but not Flat foundation

Every so often a foundation comes along and takes you by surprise and considering this offering from NYX costs €8.50, I was really surprised by the quality, longevity and over all appearance of the foundation. I don’t know what has happened to me lately, but I am using more and more budget products!!!! Shade Range: There are 10 shades available in the Stay Matte but not Flat foundation. I have the shade nude, but personally it is a little too dark for my NC 25 skin tone and I have to mix it with my Body Shop lightening drops to get it to match my skin tone a little better. The…

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Sleek Matte Me Lip Creams

When it comes to liquid lipsticks it seems there isn’t a brand out there that hasn’t tried it’s hand at creating the perfect product. From high end to budget brands, they all have their own range of liquid lipsticks, with varying levels of success. However, when it comes to liquid lipsticks, in my eyes the budget brands are winning hands down when it comes to quality, colour range, and everything else in between. The Sleek Matte Me lip creams are top of my list when it comes to liquid lipsticks. If you’re in the market for a lip product that glides onto the lips, dries matte and lasts for hours,…

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Affordable products for Flawless looking skin

When I asked readers what they would like to see more of on The Beautiful Truth, an overwhelming number of you wanted more budget product reviews. Well luckily enough over the past few months I have been trying and testing out a whole pile of products that will give you flawless looking skin without breaking the bank. Wet n Wild cover all primer Don’t you just love when you find a primer that not only works a treat but doesn’t break the bank? Well let me introduce you to the Wet n Wild cover All primer. Costing just €4.99, this primer works an absolute treat at keeping your makeup in…

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Summer Makeup essentials: Part 1, flawless looking skin

Don’t you just love a little bit of sunshine and heat on your bones. It isn’t often we bask in beautiful weather, so when we do, we want our makeup to look nice and light, fresh and summery, rather than a melting mess. To help you look summer ready, I have put together a post with my summer makeup essentials to give you flawless and long lasting skin. To help keep the costs as low as possible, I have included some high end and budget alternatives where I can. SPF While most skincare products contain SPF unfortunately this is not enough to protect our skin from the suns harmful rays.…

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Vichy Aqualia Thermal Light moisturiser

Yesterday morning my husband to be walked into the room and looked at me funny. This is not an unusual occurrence , as I am not one of those girls that sleep is kind to their appearance, so when I asked him what was wrong, I was taken by complete shock when he said ” Your skin looks amazing. It looks so fresh and clear”. As I  have only added in one new product into my skin care routine, I knew it had to be the Vichy Aqualia Thermal light moisturiser that was having this effect on my skin. In fact it must have been doing a better job than…

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Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick

If you are a lover of matte lipsticks, then listen up.You NEED these in your life. You need to get yourself down to your closest Bourjois stand and get your hands on as many of these as possible. They are just that good. I am a big fan of matte lipsticks, but often find that they can be too drying on my lips, and my lips end up looking flaky half way through the day/night.That is not the case with these.  The Bourjois Rouge Edition velvet lipstick is said to have a soft velvet finish that is non drying on the lips. Bourjois claim that this has 24 hour lasting…

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Thrifty Tuesday: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate, number 20

I know, I know another pink lipstick, but this one you really got to see, it is a real beauty. Perfect for a pop of colour on a summer night. I am a huge fan of Rimmel lipsticks, especially the Kate range. They have such a wide variety of colour ( even if I always buy pink) and they are budget friendly too.   Rimmel Long Lasting finish by Kate in number 20 is the most gorgeous Fuchsia pink lipstick. This lipstick is the coolest thing to Barbie pink I have ever tried and seriously, who doesn’t want Barbie pink lipstick? This bright pink lipstick, is such a gorgeous colour that…

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Wet N Wild MegaLast lipsticks

If you follow me on Facebook, you will already know of my love of these lipsticks and my hunt to find every single one in the collection.I have now managed to build my collection up to 4, not bad, but my quest for every colour is an on going one. Wet n Wild megalast lipsticks come in 26  shades in total, but only 13 shades are available to Ireland. These lipsticks are a semi matte cream formula, that promise to glide on easily, with no feathering, caking or bleeding.They are said to be long lasting, with up to 4 hours wear time without retouching. So are all of these claims made my…

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Thrifty Tuesday – Essence eyeliner pen

First up in our brand new feature ‘Thrifty Tuesday” , is a real favourite of mine, The Essence eyeliner pen. Who doesn’t love a perfectly applied winged liner? It can look so elegant, and stunning, especially when kept simple and themed with a simple red lip. I love winged liner, but unfortunately, I apply liner like a 5 year old that has snuck into their mothers makeup bag. Lately the Essence eyeliner pen has been my absolute saviour when it comes to perfecting the perfect winged look.   The Essence eyeliner pen, comes with a felt tip style nib. It has the perfect level of stiffness, so even when my…

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Wet’n’Wild Petal Pusher Palette Review

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few months, you will already know that the massively popular US brand Wet n Wild landed on Irish shores last January. If you haven’t already bought at least 1 item from this incredible brand, you seriously need to get yourself down to you nearest Dunnes and get something. Honestly the range is amazing. Already so many of their products have found their way into my favourites. One of my most used Wet n Wild products over the last few months, is the Petal Pusher Palette ( try saying that fast again and again). I adore the looks that this palette creates as…

Budget buys concealer makeup

Maybelline Instant age rewind Eraser concealer Review

For the last few months I have been on a bit of a concealer hunt. I have pretty bad dark circles and I have been finding it very hard to find a concealer that covers them. I’m gonna be honest, normally I run a million miles away from budget concealers.  However, a few months back I picked up the Maybelline Instant age rewind Eraser and I haven’t looked back. This concealer is absolutely brilliant. The Eraser concealer comes in a small plastic tube, with a spongy applicator at the top. You have to turn the bottom of the tube to release product out the top. It takes a while to…

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Top 10 under €10

I seem to have blogged about a lot of high end products recently, however some of my favourite products actually cost less than €10. Sometimes, the high street products can come out on top over the high end ones.                                                              Wet N Wild Petal pusher palette Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few weeks, you will already know that American brand Wet n Wild have launched in Ireland. Wet n Wild is being stocked in Dunnes…

Budget buys Hair

Revlon professional Nutri colour creme

I love the feeling when you just come out of the hairdressers with your tresses freshly coloured. Your hair shines like it has it’s own personal lighting studio and the colour just looks fresh and vibrant. Fast forward 3-4 weeks later, when the shine is gone and half the colour has washed down the drain. The last thing you want to be doing every 2 months is forking out €80+ to get your hair coloured. The Revlon colour creme or colour bomb/balls as it is also known, is perfect for giving your hair new life between hairdresser visits. This is not as such a home colouring product and it contains…