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The Balm Even Steven Foundation

It takes a lot to impress me when it comes to foundations. I like a foundation to be long wearing, medium/full coverage and I want it to make my skin look as flawless as possible. In fact, if it could make me look 15 years younger, that would be an even bigger bonus!! You could say I have fairly high expectations from foundations. The latest release from The Balm, is the Even Steven whipped foundation. It is said to have a light airy texture. I am not going to lie, when I heard the word whipped, I had flashbacks of the horrific Maybelline Moose I wore while in college!! However, I…

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Hit, Miss and Maybe : Foundations

The hunt for the holy grail foundation is an on going battle for many women. With so many different foundations on the market it is hard knowing what will and won’t suit your skin. More so than with any other beauty product, what foundation works for one person, might be a nightmare for another. Which makes the hunt even harder, as recommendations don’t always work out! With that in mind, I think it is important to say that the misses that I have included in this post, while I really didn’t like them, they may be holy grail for others and vice versa for my hits.  I personally have combination…

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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!…

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YSL Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation Review

I am a recent convert to the world of cushion foundations, but to say I am a fan would be an understatement. Yes there are down sides to these new methods of dispensing foundation, with the amount of product you receive being the biggest issue, however, the finish they give the skin, is enough to make any beauty lovers heart skip a beat. Over then past few weeks, when I wear the YSL cushion foundation on snapchat (@thebeauttruth) I got a good few messages from readers asking what is on my skin, as it looks flawless! So I thought it was about time I sat down a wrote a review…

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Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion foundation & Blush Subtil

  Don’t you just love when the beauty overlords shake things up and come out with new technology that sets our hearts all aflutter. Over the past few months, cushion foundations have begun to make an appearance on the makeup scene, with Lancome’s Teint Idole Ultra Cushion foundation the latest to hit the shelves. The Teint Idole Ultra Cushion foundation isn’t like any other cushion foundations, as Lancome have developed their own cushion polar technology. This is the next generation of technology for cushion foundations and it is completely unique to Lancome. What makes this foundation so different, is that it gives us exactly what so many want from a foundation . High…

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Paese Long cover fluid foundation

What has become of me? Those of you following the blog for a while will know that I am a foundation junkie. All you have to do is go back through my foundation reviews to know that a serious amount of my money has been spent trying out the latest must have foundations. Yet, when you look back through my reviews, you will see that my foundation love is usually reserved for those foundations that are a little more taxing on the bank balance. However, over the past few months, more and more I have found myself reaching for the more budget friendly foundations!! I have finally come to terms with…

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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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Mac must haves

Have you ever gone into a Mac store and wanted to make a purchase but been completely overwhelmed by all the products? With so many products to pick from, it is hard to know exactly what is worth parting with your cash for. To help you treat yourself to something special, I have picked out my top 5 products. I didn’t include any lipsticks or eyeshadows, as to be honest, they deserve a whole post to themselves, there are just so many good ones. I promise to get one of those up soon!! Mac Fix + As you can see from my almost empty bottle, Mac Fix + is a…

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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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Make Up For Ever Ultra HD foundation stick

Long time readers of the blog will know that I am a massive Make Up For Ever fan. All you have to do it take a peak at some of my posts, to know that I have serious love for this brand and would be inclined to say that it is my favourite brand!! The Ultra HD stick is a firm favourite of many beauty lovers and Nikkie Tutorials sings serious praise for it, so when it arrived through the door to try out, I was only too delighted!!! Shade Range: While there are 40 shades to choose from in the Ultra HD Liquid foundation, there are only 15 to pick…

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Bellapierre Derma Renew BB cream

I was recently sent out the Bellapierre Derma Renew BB cream to try out. There has been a lot of great reviews of this BB cream knocking about, so I was dying to get my hands on it. Before I talk about how I got on with this BB cream, I think it is important to note that I have never actually tried a BB cream before, so I really have nothing to compare it to other than my foundation. In saying that, I do know this is not a foundation as such and I have kept that in mind when writing the review. The Bellapiere Derma renew BB cream…

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Make Up Forever Ultra HD foundation

Considering I have had this foundation since last July, it has taken me a long time to get around to writing a review. The reason for this being I couldn’t make my mind up on it. When I initially got a few samples in Sephora I absolutely adored it. Then when I bought the full bottle, I just couldn’t seem to get on with it. I found it patchy and not very long wearing. Now thankfully because I finally had the good sense to try it with a primer, I have been able to do a full and detailed analysis of how I really feel about the Make Up For…

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Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation review

There has been a lot of talk surrounding the new Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation. Many are hailing it as the new must have foundation, while for others it has fallen a little flat. It has taken me a while to write this review, not for any other reason except I couldn’t make my mind up as to how I really felt about the foundation. You see the problem was the samples I tried we incredible on my skin, but when I bought the full bottle I felt it just wasn’t applying the same way!!!  Shade Range: There is a really good shade range available in this foundation. With 12 shades to…

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L’Oreal True Match Foundation Review

Who knew makeup could be so controversial. I recently posted a picture of the L’oreal True Match foundation over on The Beautiful Truth Facebook page and to say there was a real split in people’s opinions would be an understatement. I couldn’t believe how strongly people would feel over a foundation!!! So many people not only didn’t like this foundation but absolutely hated it!! The complaints most people had was how it wore on the skin. Many found that it slid off their face throughout the day, or it went patchy. I have to say, I didn’t hold out much hope for this foundation, but ladies, I have to say,…

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Givenchy Teint Couture long wearing foundation

Givenchy is one of those brands that I knew about, but had never tried a single thing in their collection. I have always associated Givenchy with fashion rather than cosmetics and I had more or less ignored the cosmetics stand in Debenhams. For whatever reason, Givenchy cosmetics just doesn’t seem to get the love it deserves from beauty lover out there. However, I have a feeling that is all going to change, as  a few weeks ago I received a massive bag of Givenchy cosmetics to try out and Ladies, I have really been impressed by an awful lot of them. First up to go under the microscope is the…

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Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation review

There has been a lot of love for this foundation from bloggers over the past few weeks, so I decided that a review was in order. I have been wearing this for the past two weeks and have tried it with primers, powders, and different brushes to make sure that I could give a full and detailed review for you guys. Shade range: When it comes to shade range, Rimmel’s Match Perfection kicks most other budget foundations in the ass. With 12 shades to pick from, it means that even pale ladies can find a shade to suit them. It even caters for darker skin tones. It is great to finally…

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L’Oreal Lumi Magique Foundation

Foundation is the one product that most woman use every single day and trying to find the perfect foundation is an ongoing struggle.  Throw in the fact that some of our favourite high end foundations cost a small fortune and sometimes we find ourselves hunting for a more affordable alternative. To help you with this search, I have decided to start a budget foundation series on the The Beautiful Truth. Every week or so I will be reviewing a budget foundation, detailing the pros and cons of each. However, it is important to remember, that what suits my skin, might not always work out for you. So keep that in…

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Mac Pro Long Wear nourishing waterproof foundation

Sometimes there are products in your drawer that you want to write reviews for, but can’t because you opinion on the product changes so often. The Mac Pro long wear nourishing foundation is one of those products. I decided that, even though it is a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde review, it is about time that I gave my thoughts on Mac’s latest addition to their foundation range. I am a massive fan of the original Mac Pro Long wear foundation. I adore the finish that it gives, but sometimes, depending on how my skin is acting up, it can look a little chalky looking. When Mac announced that they…

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L’Oreal Nude Magique Eau de teint review

During the week I posted a picture on Facebook of the L’Oreal Nude Magique Eau de teint foundation, and a number of you asked for a review. Finding a good foundation is hard work, and finding a good budget foundation is even harder, but rest assured, I have a feeling that this might just be the foundation for a lot of you. Shade Range: As is the case for many “drugstore” foundations, the shade range for the Nude Magique is very limited. Sadly there are only 6 shades available in Ireland. I wear the second lightest shade, 110 warm Ivory, and thankfully this is the perfect shade for my skin tone.…

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Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hour Nude foundation

In a recent YouTube video, I asked the readers of The Beautiful Truth, to recommend a good budget foundation for me to try .Again and again, people kept recommending the Rimmel Lashing finish 25 hour foundation. Not to be rude, I of course had to try it and picked up the both the lasting finish 25 hour nude and the original red bottled Lasting finish 25 hour with comfort serum. Having given both a try, I have found that I have reached for the Lasting finish nude ( the white topped one) a lot more over the original, as I found it far more comfortable for my skin than the…

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Mac Pro Longwear Foundation review

We all have a product that we once loved, but due to new products coming into our lives, it finds it’s way into the back of the drawer, to be sadly forgotten. That product for me was Mac Pro Long wear foundation. For years and years I wore and loved Pro long wear, but due to many new foundations coming into my life, I forgot all about it. That was until I went on the hunt for a foundation that I could wear for my wedding and my love affair with Pro Longwear was ignited all over again. Shade Range: Like with all Mac foundations, pro longwear comes in a wide…

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Estée Lauder Perfectionist Youth infusing makeup

Over the last few years, Estee Lauder have gone from a brand that I hardly glanced at, to one I now actively lust over. Recently, the people over at Estée Lauder have upped their game considerably and keep coming out with amazing product after amazing product, especially in the foundation area. For the past month I have been wearing the Perfectionist foundation, and the beauty of this foundation really catches my breathe every time I wear it. Perfectionist is every thing I could want in a foundation and more. It is easy to apply, looks like velvet on the skin, lasts all day and makes your face look luminous. It’s also…

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Armani Maestro Foundation

I am a little late to the Armani foundation party. Armani are well known for having beautiful foundations and have a range of products to suit every skin type. Armani Maestro is a recent enough addition to the Armani foundation family and claims to be ” the thinnest foundation in the world”.  I have been wearing this non stop for over two weeks now, and I honestly can’t say enough good things about it. Shade Range: Maestro comes in 12 different shades. Ranging from very pale no 2 right up to a dark 12. With the half shades being a little more on the yellow side than the full shade. I wear 6.5,…