Makeup and Beauty Product Reviews and Swatches

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I swear I have been to Covent Garden a million times but it was not until my recent trip back to London that I discovered this hidden gem, B.

B, which is short for B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful, is a sister company to Lush. It started back in 2003 and prides itself in its vegan, cruelty-free beauty products. What makes B stand out from other brands is definitely their Indian and Moroccan inspired bohemian packaging along with the layout of the store. Walking into that store literally felt like walking into an Aladdin cave – I was mesmerized! They also carry a wide variety of products including makeup, fragrances, skincare, shower and bath products. Prices range from £4 for a bath cube to £50 for a 45g perfume.

Thanks to the drier fall weather, 8-hour plane rides and my hectic schedule, my dehydrated combination skin has been acting up more than ever! Not only did it get super dry and dull, I also developed a small flaky patch close to the jawline on the left side of my face – gross I know! Lucky the folks at Vichy came to my rescue and sent me two awesome products from their Aqualia Thermal line.

NARS has finally added an eyelash curler to its line of makeup!

Like all NARS products, the eyelash curler comes in a sleek signature black matte finish. The curve is slightly flatter than my Shiseido and Shu Uemura curlers but it fits perfectly on my eye and gives my straight Asian lashes an instant boost. It is super easy to use, never pinches my skin and it weighs a lot less than the Shiseido and Shu Uemura curlers too! I have been using this every day and I love it!

The NARS Eyelash Curler is available at NARS Cosmetics for $20.

During my most recent trip to Boots, I can’t help but have my eye on the new Bourjois Imperfection Concealer ($15). With a cute leopard print packaging and a built-in mirror on the cap for easy touch-ups, how can you not?! But other than the cute packaging, this concealer is a very average product.

Yes the “melt-on-the-skin formula” gives it a creamy, blendable texture but the coverage is far from enough to eradicate my undereye circles. The color selection also sucked. There are only two shades available – a pink-based beige and a golden-based beige both in light shades – so if you do not fall under those two shades, you will not be able to find a match.

Save your money for something else! There are definitely better products out there at this price.