Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the lovely weather we had this weekend, I can't believe how nice it was! Unfortunately it's back to work today, but I'm on countdown as I have 2 weeks holiday starting this Friday! So excited!
Anyway, most of you probably aren't aware that in September I will be starting a course to become a makeup artist. The course won't just cover beauty makeup, it also includes camouflage and period makeup, fashion makeup, basic hair, period wigs, period makeup and hair, facial hair, body painting and airbrushing, casualty, character, prosthetics and bald caps, haircutting and barbering and hollywood hair. I am so excited and can't wait to get stuck in, but in the meantime I've slowly started buying a few bits for my makeup kit. We get given quite a lot of kit so I haven't gone too mad, just bought a few bits that I will most likely start using before the course begins.
I've heard a lot of good things about Dermablend products and as my course includes camouflage makeup, I thought this Fluid Corrective Foundation would be a good investment. It can be used as a normal foundation, but obviously has quite a high coverage so unless that's something you like I wouldn't recommend using it daily. Vichy produce this range in 5 shades. I chose to go for shades 1, 2 and 4 (15, 25 and 45 respectively). I would be the lightest shade and then possibly number 2 during and after summer. I also bought 4 so that it would allow me to practice makeup on people with a darker skin tone. And for anyone in between, I can mix the shades together (see swatches below).
I also decided to buy their Translucent Fixing Powder. I've always been a fan of coloured powder that gives a bit of extra coverage but this is perfect for those days where you just want to set your makeup and minimise shine without adding any extra coverage. I've used this quite a few times already as I've had these products for at least a month now, and I really like it. It's definitely going to be very useful over summer and I chose this over a coloured powder because you can use it on any skin tone.
I haven't used the foundation very much so this isn't really a review but if you would like me to review these products in more detail when I've used them a bit more then let me know! From my first impressions I'm very impressed with Vichy and the quality of their products. These products are affordable and are quite often on offer. I bought the foundations for around £11 each and the setting powder for about £10.
Have you used Vichy products? What do you think of them? Or can you recommend any other brands or items I should invest in for my kit?