Hello Make-up lovers! I’m back! I’ve finished university and I now have the time to get back to blogging. It’s been crazy the last 6 months and I’m so proud I passed my degree with 2:1 honours. My graduation is next week so I’m sure I will upload a post about what look I am going for….definitely sophistication.
Now a couple of months ago I was directed to a website that stocked makeup goodies and decided I wanted to try out this new brand and see for myself if they worth the upmarket prices. Well, they are! The company is called Amway but the makeup line is called Artistry Makeup. The company prides itself by making a cosmetic range that is scientifically tested to make sure it’s good for your skin, so like a skin care range and makeup line in one!
I got sent two different foundations and an illuminating powder set. I was impressed just by the packaging, it looks upmarket, sleek, simple and elegant, and that was before I opened the box. One foundation was called Ideal Balancing Foundation and retails at around £20 for UK buyers and $24 for overseas. It is a liquid foundation with built in SPF 20 protection.
The first thing I have to say about this foundation is how good it feels on my skin! It feels so light, almost like I’m wearing nothing at all. It has great coverage, which can be built up for a heavier night look, however I just used a small amount and still saw great results.
I got it in Ivory which matched perfectly to my skin tone. Another great point about this foundation is that it’s so easy to work with, it’s not sticky and heavy, so you don’t have to use lots of it. I think for the price it is definitely worth it, and I would recommend it for all skin types. It doesn’t have a matte finish, but that can be easily altered with a sheer powder.
The other product I got from the artistry range was an Illuminating Powder which you can use to help sculpt your face by highlighting and contouring key areas.
I have to say I really love this product, it’s a soft pink shimmer so isn’t too obvious which is great as some liquid highlighters are just too much. It’s great for a subtle look during the daytime. I think it retails around the $15-20 range, and although there are cheaper products available in the market I do think this is worth the small investment.
The last product I’m going to review was from Amway again but from another cosmetic range called Beautycycle.
This product was an oil free liquid foundation with built in SPF 15 UVB/UVA protection.
I will start off with the good points….it has GREAT coverage, and is perfect for going out as you get more for less. Again this product retails for around £20, $24. It doesn’t feel oily, as it says its oil free, so is suitable for oily skin types which is great! However, there are some negatives that I found. I don’t think it’s easily workable, and I had to use more than I usually would to cover my face as it absorbs so quickly, reminds me of the same consistency as Estée Lauder’s double wear foundation, and also I got it in medium 20, which is slightly too dark for my skin tone (but that’s my own fault!). I have seen many reviews that disagree and love this product so it just depends on the person. It does look great but I personally think it feels quite heavy, however I would use it going out as the coverage is fantastic.
All in all I would definitely recommend these products, I feel I have come across a nice little find! The prices are good for the quality of the product, and I would say the Artistry products are packaged nicer than the more expensive MAC cosmetics I love to use. The only snag with these is that they are only available from the Amway online store, but I’m sure tester products should be available.
If you would like to have a gander the shop can be found at Amway just locate the beauty and makeup section and anything can be ordered and delivered in and out of the UK through a sales representative, as they are only available exclusively online so please contact Ben Warnock on his email :email@example.com to order or to gain some more information.