Back To School- Make-up Bag




I carry round a little make-up bag in all my bags, which contains necessities. From a concealer to plasters, I've always got to make sure I'm prepared. 
Whilst most people can feel comfortable not taking anything with them, I'm the sort of person who likes to be prepared. It will be the day I don't bring it that my shoes will give me blisters or a huge spot has taken residence on my face.

So I've collected a few products that are handy to carry around with you.

Deodorant - especially on those days where physical activity is on the agenda, whilst you don't get the opportunity to properly clean yourself, a quick swipe of deodorant can stop you feeling self conscious.
Dry shampoo - same thing applies, sweaty hair = not very pleasant.

Plasters - Not really essential, most schools give out plasters if you need one. But I know some people can't use fabric plasters, it's good to have some with you.

Paracetamol - headaches, that time of the month, you catch my drift.

Concealer & Lipbalm - touch ups through out the day, tinted lip balms are a good way to add colour without breaking any make-up rules in school.

Blotting tissues - I broke almost every powder that came with me to school. Blotting tissues take a way shine with no fear of crumbling in your bag and they're much more compact than lugging powders and brushes with you. 

Bobby pins & A spare hair bobble - just in case.

Hand sanitiser - school is basically one giant germ, best to make sure your hands are clean before eating lunch etc. 

Not very exciting, but they don't take up too much space and they are all very useful to have with you!

Good luck for the new school, college or uni year!

Liv | Deliciously-Floral



The Best Drugstore Nail Polish



Whenever I'm on the hunt for a new nail polish colour, I always end up by the BarryM stand. They've pretty much got every colour, formula and texture going.

Nothing quite compares to a high shine glossy mani, so my favourite range by them is definitely the Gelly High-shine Nail Paint. They're a £1 more expensive then their standard range but the formula is 10x's better!

I much prefer them over my Essie shades (except Fiji, nothing compares to Fiji). They claim to be resistant against chips however I find they're only fully chip proof when paired with a good quality top coat, then again that's the same with most polishes. 

Out all of all the drugstore ranges, they're the best for the money!

Shades I own:

Almond - A nude with a hint of lilac to it, looks so classic and chic on the nails.
Huckleberry - a light pastel blue hue that I wore religiously throughout spring.
Blueberry - A slightly darker blue that's just off pastel. This colour is so unique and is like nothing else I own.
Blue grape - A true electric blue and is probably the most incredible shade of nail polish I own. 
Satsuma - A bright orange toned red and the perfect summer shade.
Papaya - A pastel orange shade.

All you need is two coats of these polishes and you're good to go. They dry fairly quickly and as previously mentioned, extremely glossy!

Liv | Deliciously-Floral

August Favourites 2014










We've reached that time of year where we say good bye to summer and hello to my favourite time of the year - Autumn. Bring on the berry lips, pumpkin spiced lattes and woolly jumpers.
But before all that, I thought I'd round up all the things I've been absolutely loving this summer. 

Lets start with beauty. First up is the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in the shade Nude-ist. It feels like forever since I bought this although it was only at the beginning of the month. I bought it purely for my Kylie Jenner Tutorial and ended up falling in love with it. It's a beautiful matte mauve shade that lasts all day. I have a feeling that this will be gracing my lips throughout autumn, in between the berry lips of course. 

This month has also seen my love, for the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation, return. It's full coverage without being cakey and it has a incredible finish that's neither matte or dewy. It's perfect for every day wear as it contains SPF 15. I found this looks best when applied with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. 

If I had to pick a favourite favourite it would have to be my Urban Decay Naked Palette. Words cannot describe how much I love this beauty, I've used it every single day since I bought it and I am completely obsessed. I have a review of it here but to basically sum it up - it's the bomb.com and everyone should own it. 

Moving on to skincare favourites and this month there are two. My skin has decided to go a bit cray and break out especially round my chin, jaw line and cheeks. Oh the joys of teenage skin. I have no idea where it's come from but with the help of the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+ and Soap and Glory Peaches and Clean Cleanser they have cleared up a treat. The cleanser gets every last ounce of make-up off my skin (and it smells heavenly) and the Effaclar Duo+  treats the area that's breaking out to soothe the blemishes and prevent any more from showing up. Although some scaring remains, all the blemishes have gone. 

I have been obsessing over the Seche Vite top coat since I bought it. I'm literally the most impatient person ever when it comes to waiting for my nails to dry and I usually chip them within the first hour so this product is a life saver. At £9 it's more of an investment although it's worth every single penny, I have a full review here.

My clothes favourites are shirts. I bought a white one from H&M in July and I've literally worn it to death so I went back and bought a blue one and I love it just as much, especially when paired with jeans they're literally the most comfortable thing ever.

September usually brings new starts and new beginnings, so good luck to anyone starting a new year at school, starting college or university! 

Liv | Deliciously-Floral 

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Back To School - Fresh Minimal Make-up





When I first started Year 7, I would wear some of the strangest make-up choices e.g. Electric blue mascara, turquoise liner on the water line and the best was Friday make-up which consisted of half neon pink and half neon green (yes, green) across my lids. I have absolutely no idea what I was thinking, it wasn't until a year later when I discovered YouTube that I decided that that was completely ridiculous, especially for school.

If only I had become obsessed with beauty tutorials a year earlier, I could have saved myself from a lot of cringy memories! Although I didn't get told off once for it, I know that's not the case for a lot of schools so I've created a minimal look that's fresh and pretty without being in your face.





I always found lack of confidence and insecurites resulted in a lot of people caking on the foundation to conceal the curse of puberty - acne. Unfortunately, that's a never ending cycle and it's best to find a light foundation/BB cream/ Tinted Moisturiser and then use a full coverage concealer such as the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. Pin Point concealing is your new best friend (if you don't know what I mean check out Lisa Eldridge' video here) it means the converage is exactly where you need it without compromising areas on your face that are blemish free, or are already corrected by your base. It is a little more time consuming than slapping a heavy duty foundation on with a paint brush but trust me your skin will thank you for it.
Follow up by setting with a face powder, again go sparingly and just apply where you need it avoid caking it on!

A common trend that I saw at my school last year were big, drawn on, scouse brows. Of course everyone has their own taste, however I would recommend just keeping things natural such as just combing a tinted brow gel through them. This gives a hint of colour as well as setting them in place and it saves a huge amount of time. I used the Benefit Gimmie Brow but Rimmel have just released a similar product for a fraction of the price.

As for eyes, a swipe of a champagne shade across the lid is a perfect way to give the eyes something extra without being too obvious. If you're allowed a little more make-up then I ran a black liquid liner close to my lash line and winged it out very slightly to make my lashes appear a little more full. Then I applied about 2 coats of mascara. Save the false lashes for parties etc.

I tend to avoid wearing lots of cheek products if my acne is around that area as it draws attention too it. Because our base was light it means your natural flush with show through instead. If you're lucky enough not to have blemishes on your cheeks then opt for a cream-powder light pink blush to the apples, this keeps it looking natural.

Finally, for lips I would recommend a tinted lip balm. The maybelline baby lips in cherry is a good option and Rimmel have  released a new range of tinted lip balms as well.



Products used:
- Natural Collection Tinted Moisuriser - Fair
- Benefit industrial strength concealer - 01
- Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - 001 Transparent
- Benefit Gimmie Brow - Light
- Mac All That Glitters
- L'oreal Super Liner- black
- Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara- black
- Bourjois Cream Blush - 03
-Maybelline Baby Lips - Cherry


Check out my previous post in the Back To School Series where I showed you three easy hairstyles to save you extra time in bed.

Liv | Deliciously-Floral







Urban Decay Naked Palette





I know, I know, I'm like 3000 years behind everyone else at hopping on this bandwagon.
I spent way too much time hunting around for dupes and purchasing every single one out there and hating each and every one of them. However I was really struggling with parting with £37 for a palette so that's why I'm so behind on this hype. But never the less, I am here, fully aboard and in love!

I'm just going to start by saying this palette is worth every single hard earned penny you spend on it. You can buy the MUA alternative for a mere £4 and whilst you get similar colours you simply don't get the quality (or the brush, primers or fab packaging)

There are 12 warm toned neutral shadows ranging from dark to light, with hints of pinks, blues and golds, all wrapped up in velvet packaging that contains a duel ended brush and a mirror. I haven't even touched any of my other shadows since purchasing this, seriously nothing compares not even my Mac shades.

It also came with 4 x 7 day samples of their primers which is very generous and I'm already a huge fan of the original primer potion so I'm excited to try the others.

Bottom - Top: Sin, Virgin, Naked, Side Car, Buck, Half Baked, Smog

Bottom - Top:  Half Baked, Smog, Dark Horse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal



Colours

As I said before the colours are incredibly pigmented and buttery in formula, they're an absolute dream to blend.

Virgin - A pale shimmery pink, perfect for an inner corner or brow bone highlight.
Sin - A darker, more shimmery version of Virgin. This looks stunning washed across the lid for a minimal look.
Naked - A matte light brown. This is my favourite crease shade, it looks so natural. It's a slightly warmer version of Mac Omega.
Side Car - A shimmery taupe.
Buck - A warm toned brown, it's much warmer than Naked and can be paired with cooler toned make up look to warm them up. 
Half Baked - An absolutely stunning gold. This is probably my favourtie shade from the palette, I cannot get over how gorgeous it looks washed across the lid. It looks just as beautiful placed in the centre of the lid over the top of a deep smokey eye to bring a bit a hint of light.
Smog - A dark warm toned brown with a gold shimmer running through it. It's very comparable to Mac Woodwinked, only slightly darker. 
Dark Horse - A very dark brown with a slight shimmer.
Toasted - A light minky shade, looks beautiful paired with Half Baked.
Hustle - A true shimmery minky shade, a few shades darker than Toasted.
Creep- A black with blue glitters running through it.
Gunmetal - A blue toned gun metal grey.


One of my favourite everyday looks with this palette was created by a beautiful Youtuber called Kayla Hagey, you can watch it here

This palette is perfect for weddings, proms and every day looks. If you're like me and have pondered about getting this palette then seriously bite the bullet and go for it, I promise you will not regret it (your bank balance might hate you but hey, no pain no gain right?).



Liv | Deliciously-Floral

A Top Coat For The Impatient




Due to work on Sundays and Wednesdays, I paint my nails about twice a week. To be fair about a day is probably the maximum I can actually wear nail polish before it's begins to chip.

I've been eyeing up the Seche Vite topcoat for ages but was never really ready to fork out the £9 on it, but it's basically a product made for me. It promises to dry your fresh manicure in a matter of seconds, perfect for people who are super impatient. It also promises to extend the length of your nail varnish and prevent it from chipping.

The application is a little unconventional, instead of wiping the excess of on the side of the bottle, the instructions say to keep a good amount on the brush. I was worried that it would pick up the wet nail varnish and mess up my manicure, but it glided over it like a dream. It did pretty much dry within seconds but the finish is so 'wet look' that I was too scared to test it the first time through fear of leaving a finger print mark in my mani. 

It has also stopped my manicure from chipping which is a massive bonus. As previously mentioned, I can't keep my nails chip free for longer than a day but even after 4 days it's still completely chip free! The only minor problem is that the varnish is wearing slightly at the end of the nail but it's pretty much invisible unless you look really closely.

 Mani after 4 days


The bottle is pretty huge, so you feel like you're getting your moneys worth as well.
You can buy it here.

Liv | Deliciously-floral

Maybelline Colour Elixir








If you'd asked me what I thought about lip gloss this time last year I would probably just describe it as sticky and yucky. But brands have been working hard on creating formulas that not only are they stick free, they also can be worn alone due to the levels of pigmentation. I have truely converted in to a lip gloss addict and with good timing comes the launch of the Maybelline Colour Elixirs.

The packaging has been made to look as if its a lipstick however, inside the petite packaging contains one of the best lip gloss formulas I've ever tried.  Non-sticky, long lasting (for a gloss) and a gorgeous scent that isn't too sickly sweet. 

I Picked up the shade 500- Mandarine Rupture, which is a burnt orange shade. I wish these had been launched at the beginning of summer as I can only describe it as the perfect summer shade. Orange lips were also a major trend this season, this gloss allows those, who aren't that daring when it comes to lip shades, a chance to access the trend without stepping too far from their comfort zones. 

I don't think they're actually out yet, but the lady in superdrug kindly allowed me to buy one and I cannot wait to get my hands on the rest!



Liv | Deliciously-floral

MAC Swiss Chocolate









You can never have too many neutral eye shadows. end of story.
I've wanted a matte brown shadow since forever and every time I wander into Mac I'm distracted by all the lovely unique shades and forget exactly what I went in there for. Swiss chocolate has been raved about by a few different people. It's a matte, red based brown thats perfect in the crease, washed over the lid or applied to the lash line as a liner. 

Left- Right - All that glitters, omega, swiss chocolate, woodwinked
I feel so content now my quad is complete.
Mac eye shadows will always be my favourite for formula and complete colour choice. Whatever colour you need, no matter how unique chances are they'll have exactly what you're looking for. 

Liv | Deliciously-Floral

Back To School - 3 Quick and Easy Hairstyles

Welcome to the first post in my Back To School Series. Whilst I am fortunate to have finally finished school, I know some of you aren't that lucky, so I've created a mini series to help make the process go that little bit smoother.

Getting up early, after 6 weeks of late nights and sleeping in to the early afternoon, can be a bit of a struggle so to save that precious sleeping time I've created 3 quick and easy hairstyles for you to re-create when getting ready for school.

1. The Voluminous Ponytail
This is my go-to hairstyle of the moment and it takes literally 30 seconds to do.
You will need:
- A hair bobble
- Salt Spray
- Straighteners or curlers



Start by grabbing the hair into a mid- ponytail and then secure that with a hair bobble. Then pull out two sections at the front to frame the face and make it look less polished for that 'I woke up like this' vibe. The key for the volume is to then start pulling the hair at the crown and then tightening the ponytail again. Repeating this process leaves you with volume at the crown and it moves the ponytail slightly up your head that the same time.

finish by spritzing some salt spray onto the hair in the ponytail for a beachy texture. As for the front sections, I tend to curl them but you can straighten them if you prefer.
Also, I have just embraced the natural texture of my hair, so if you have natural curls don't try and tame them!

2. Half up, Half down
I feel like Ariana Grande with this look (without the killer vocals, obz) 

You will Need:
- Curlers
- A plastic hair bobble



Start by curling your hair, this can be done the night before to save time (I have just left my hair natural, but I sometimes go the extra mile and properly wave it). Then gather the front section into a pony tail, then secure it with the hair band a little lower than you normally would. Then pull the pony tail to your head and this leaves you with a bit of volume at the front. I then like to pull the front sections down, to frame my face.

3. The Milkmaid
You've probably seen this hair style all over blogs but that's because it's the perfect hair style to disguise any greasiness and it's so quick to do.

You Will Need:
- Bobby Pins
- Plastic hair bobble


split your hair down the center and then braid both sections, then secure with the hair bobbles. Then take one braid and place it over the top of your head, securing it with bobby pins. Then repeat on the opposite side. Once complete start pulling and tugging to give it a more undone feel. 


Liv | Deliciously-Floral

Kate Bosworth Tutorial









If you follow me on instagram, I recently posted an appreciation picture for Kate Bosworth in the September issue of InStyle. I was absolutely obsessed with the make-up worn and have been dying to re-create it. 

There isn't a lot of close up pictures of the make-up in colour, so I'm having to do a bit of improvising when it comes to the eye make-up colours. However the main focus is the gorgeous precise red lip that appears to have a metallic shimmer running through it at first glance. However after further inspection, the lip colour is matte red with a slight glossy texture. But that's boring so I'm sticking with the first idea, so push my comfort zone a little.

I started by perfecting the skin using the Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation, then concealed any imperfections using the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. For my brows I used the MUA Pro Brow Kit - using the dark brown shade and the wax from the kit.

For eye shadow base I used my trusty Mac Painterly Paint Pot. Kate's eye make-up was very winged out so to achieve a precise line I used thin sticky note things from Muji. I then went in with the same powder as I used for my brows and went to town with defining the outer corner and winging it out. To deepen it further I used the Black eye shadow from the Sleek Oh So Special Palette. All of the depth and the colour was on the outer corner, so for the front I used Mac All That Glitters Eye shadow.
I then applied a L'oreal Super liner to my outer corner and only brought it along the upper lash line about half way, I also winged it out. I then applied Covergirl lash blast mascara.

Back to skin, Kate has fabulous bone structure, something I was unfortunately not blessed with, so I had to cheat it a little using my favourite cream contour - Illamasqua Cream Pigment In Hollow.

For the lips I outlined and filled my lips in using Mac Lip Liner In Cherry. However this is not as dark as I wanted it to be so I went around the outer corners in a sort of ombre effect using Kate Moss For Rimmel Lipstick - 07.  To add that metallic shimmer I patted Mac Tan Pigment over the top.

Liv | Deliciously-Floral





My Top 5 Foundations






A good base is the foundation for every make-up look (see what I did there...). Whether it be a tinted moisturiser or an all singing, all dancing, full coverage foundation- I simply can't leave the house without it. Until my skin is a lot better and I start getting 8 hours of sleep a night, I'll never have the confidence to go without. I've been through my fair share of foundations and I've narrowed down my top 5 to share with you.





1. Nars Sheer Glow Foundation
If you're a regular reader then this will come as no surprise to you. I flipping love this foundation! It's medium-full coverage, offers a gorgeous glowy finish and photographs well even with flash. The only downside is that it's on the pricier side yet it still doesn't come with a pump which means lots of precious product is wasted round the rim of the bottle.



2. Mac Face and Body Foundation
This is definitely more on the sheerer side of bases, but it still offers some coverage especially when built up. It's a foundation that can be found in just about every make-up artists kit. It's a water based formula, giving a beautiful fresh glowy finish but it also contains no SPF what so ever so it photographs like an absolute dream. 


3. Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum
This is my favourite drugstore foundation. It offers good coverage, a fresh finish that's semi-matte and it smells gorgeous. The only problem is the selection of shades in this range is pretty poor, I wish Bourjois would extend it.



4. Natural Collection Tinted Moisturiser
I love this product purely for how simple it is. It's just a bog standard tinted moisturiser, it doesn't claim to have incredible skin care benefits so it doesn't flare up my skin. I find this is perfect for days when I really cannot be bothered. I throw it on using my fingers and I'm good to go. 


5. Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation
This does exactly what it says on the tin, it's a full coverage foundation with a kind of mousse texture. I find this is best applied with a sponge such as the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge, as it sheers it out and stops it from becoming quite cakey. I wish I'd bought the next shade up instead (damn the poor lighting in Sephora) and I wish it was a brand that's easier to purchase in the UK. I'm really not a fan of purchasing make-up I've never swatched from the internet especially seeing as it's not the cheapest of brands. 

Liv | Deliciously-Floral

FOTD - Soft Copper eyes and pink lips








The Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Bronze had been in my collection for a while but I'd hadn't really had a chance to play around with it, so after re-organising my stash and watching a few of Lauren Curtis' videos, I felt the need to play up my blue eyes by using coppery shades. 

Products used
- Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation
- Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
- Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
-Mac Warm Soul
- Soap & Glory Brow Archery
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil - Bronze
- Maybeline Brown Eyeliner
- Covergirl Lash Blast Waterproof
- Mac Creme Cup
- Tanya Burr Lipgloss - Afternoon tea

Liv | Deliciously-Floral



Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet





If you haven't heard about the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets then you need to climb out of that rock you've been hiding under and hop on this bandwagon at once!

I own three of the eight shades available and I can safely say it wont be long before the rest of them fall into my make-up stash.

03 Hot Pepper - A true, vibrant orangey red shade. 
05 Ole Flamingo!- A warm toned pink that looks amazing when paired with tanned skin.
07 Nude-Ist - A mauve/ slightly darker than your lips (but better) shade. 

The formula of these is somewhat between a lip stain and a liquid lipstick. I'll be honest, the first time I applied this to my lips I wasn't really sure if I liked it or not. It's like nothing I've ever tried before and I'm almost certain there's nothing quite like it on the market (Bonus innotive thinking points for Bourjois). However, after testing it out a few times and become used to the strange consistensy, I fell in love.

They last all day without fail. I wore Hot Pepper on a day trip to Alton Towers and when I checked my make-up in the car on the way home everything else seemed to have either migrated or melted off but my lip colour was still on point.

But of course, like anything, there are always a few negatives. I've found that one layer is enough, any more and the lasting power is suddenly non-existant and after a short while you'll find yourself rocking that not- so-stunning lip liner look. Also, ensure that your lips are well prepped, all matte lipsticks cling to dry lips like crazy, so a quick wiz round with a lip scrub followed by a hydrating lip balm should do the trick.

Liv | Deliciously-Floral

Kylie Jenner Make-up Tutorial













I am probably one of the millions of people obsessed with Kylie Jenners' make-up. From the full pouty mauve lips to the perfectly defined eye, I am hooked. 

Of course not all of us are blessed with being born into an incredibly famous family, with make-up artists on hand, as well as being as drop dead gorgeous as the Jenner/Kardashian clan, which is why I've spent a fair amount of time watching tutorials, analysing pictures just to see if I could in any way re-create it.

This look is definitely not your everyday 'natural' look and a lot of products are used. 

I start off with a flawless base. To achieve this I applied my Nars Sheer Glow foundation in the shade Mont Blanc (how predictable?), then went in with the concealer Palette that I purchased from ebay and went to town with the classic Kardashian contour and highlight methods and then blended that out using the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. 

Moving on to brows, Kylies brows are strong and defined so using the Soap and Glory Brow archery I filled in my brows a little darker than I normally would then outlined them with concealer so that they appeared more defined. 

For the eyes,I firstly used Mac Painterly Paint Pot and then I used a face powder to act as my base and to absorb any oils because I only used matte eyeshadows and they're a lot easier to blend on a matte base. The first shade I used was the warm toned light brown/amber shade from the Sleek Oh So Special Palette, all over the lid and into the crease. This is also acting as my transition shade. I then went in with the darker brown next to it and placed that directly into the crease, then blended well. In most of the pictures, it appears as if Kylie is wearing a inner corner highlight, so I used the Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk and then blended that out with the Beige shade from the Palette. I also ran the darker brown underneith my eyes. Kylies winged eye liner looks as if its done using a gel liner, but seeing as I don't get on with them at all I just used my L'oreal Superliner and winged it out.
It's also pretty evident that she uses false lashes, so I applied the Eyelure 116 after applying a couple layers of my trusty Natural Collection Water Guard Mascara. 

I then set my face make-up using the Bourjois Java Rice Powder. In the picture I took the main inspiration from, it didn't appear as if Kylie was wearing any blush and seeing as I'm not a big blush fan, I skipped it all together. But I did apply a small amount of the Topshop Glow Pot to the tops of the cheekbones.

For the Lips I used Rimmel Lipliner in Spice to slightly over draw my lips and then went in with the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in the shade 07 Nude-Ist. I spent ages trying to find a good drugstore Mauve lipstick with the right formula. This is very matte and lasts all day so does the job just nicely. 

Liv | Deliciously-Floral

Real Techniques Duo Fiber Face Brush Dupe?









The answer is no, no I haven't found a Real Techniques Duo Fiber Face brush.

If you've taken a trip to Wilkos recently you would have noticed that they have revamped their entire beauty range. Along with a tonne of cool patterned brushes, nails and hair brushes, they've also introduced a range of affordable make-up brushes. They initially caught my eye from the orange handle, similar to the shades of the Real Technique brushes. Of course, me being me, I couldn't leave without trying one out so I picked the one that I liked the most - the duo fiber foundation brush.

I already owned the duo fiber brushes from Real Techniques, so my next task was to compare. It's advertised as a foundation brush, but I can 100% confirm that it does not live up to its name. I tried it with 3 foundations - A tinted moisturiser, Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum and my beloved Nars Sheer Glow and it left all three looking very streaky on my face. It's liquid blending capabilities are not definitely not up to standard, unlike the RT version, which I find does an amazing job at offering a sheer coverage of foundation and blends it to perfection. As well as not blending very well, the Wilkos brush also shredded a lot which I wasn't to impressed about.
Also they both have very different shapes, the Wilkos brush is a flat top whereas the RT alternative is domed and tapered.

However it's not all bad news for this brush. I gave up the idea of using this for liquid products and instead tried it with face powder and bronzer and it does an amazing job at not picking up to much product and offering a sheer wash of colour/powder. I would completely recommended it to be used on the more pigmented of products, to avoid the bronzer looking too muddy or the powder looking too cakey.

It's a good powder brush but it's not anything spectacular but then again I wasn't expecting much from a £4 brush. It definitely doesn't compare to the quality of the Real Technique brushes, I'm still yet to find something as good as them on the high street.

Liv | Deliciously-Floral