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Lash Control - Mascaras

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Are you tired of dealing with globs of mascara every time you pull the brush out of the container? Or even worse, having clumps of mascara on your eyelashes? Here at The Amazing Blog, we have found a way to prevent these annoying episodes, with these two mascaras from Lash Control. These mascaras are from the USA, under the name U. Control Packaging, LLC, well-known for its line of unique mascara and brow-fix formulas. Their formulas are sold under the niche brand name LASHCONTROL®, a unique, patented and award-winning collection of mascara tubes. With tubes that allow you to control how much mascara is on your brush, simply squeeze as you pull the brush out, and excess formula stays in the tube.

We were sent two products from the Lash Control range, the first being the ClearCoat Mascara and Brow-Fix This is the first ever mascara/brow-fix with a “built-in non-clumping squeezable wiper sleeve”. It enables the user to control the amount of formula being used, depending on how hard they squeeze it. It is loaded with botanicals, namely a hydrating beeswax base, Gingko Biloba, Chamomile Flower Extract, and Ginseng Root Extracts. It can also be used as a top coat over the Volumizing and Conditioning Mascara, to add some extra shine whilst separating the lashes. Alongside lashes, it can be used as a brow gel, taming “fly a ways” to create a fresh grooming look.

The second product sent to us by Lash Control was the Volumizing and Conditioning Mascara. This is basically the other one’s twin, but with added colour. Its volumizing brush is zig-zag shaped, enabling the user to apply the product effortlessly.  It contains the same ingredients as the ClearCoat Mascara, and as such, you won’t be wasting time wiping the wand on a tissue or scraping it along the edge of the tube. The squeezable wiper sleeve will once again leave you with a precise and full looking result

These mascaras promote healthy and natural looking lashes with the use of organic ingredients. Trust us; you won’t regret buying these two products. So get the ClearCoat Mascara and Brow-Fix here and Volumizing and Conditioning Mascara here available via Amazon or Paypal for $18.00 each.

 

 

 

Mark. Epic Lipstick by AVON

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We love to wear brightly coloured lipsticks in the summer and find that just a pop of colour to the lips can not only make us feel good but really makes us stand out amongst the crowd. At The Amazing Blog we have very high standards when it comes to finding lipsticks that we trust. Lipstick must be long-lasting, moisturising, easy to apply and have a smooth airbrushed finish. On that note, we are happy to share that mark. Epic Lipstick by AVON has certainly fulfilled some of our requirements!

Besides their bold colours, these mark. Epic lipsticks stand out to us for a variety of reasons. The first being that they have a built-in primer. This built-in primer offers three main benefits: Long-lasting colour, an airbrushed finish, and moisturised lips. In fact, with just one quick application these lipsticks lock in 36% more moisturise than by having bare lips. Instead of leaving lips feeling cakey, these lipsticks left our lips with a soft and balm-like feel. Their ‘precision tip bullet’ gave a simple clean application to the lips, and the  SPF 15 protection is for us a real bonus.

We were sent six different shades to try, although these mark. Epic Lipsticks are also available in 22 different shades. So no matter what kind of look you are going for, be it casual or for a night out, there is a shade for every occasion. All the classic reds and pinks are available but there are also some more unique colours such as blue, turquoise, grey and purple.  We fell for the shade ‘blue suede’ which is this bold slate blue shade (not for the faint-hearted) perfect with denim or just for taking selfies on Instagram. You can check out the 22 different shades of mark. Epic Lipstick by AVON online, including their two online exclusive lipsticks; ‘Wave Runner’ and ‘Grey Matters’ here each selling for £8.00.

LOLA Make Up by Perse

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Here at The Amazing Blog, we are always looking to expand our make-up bag with the latest and greatest products. Recently, we have been loving LOLA, Makeup by Perse. We previously raved about LOLA's Matte Long-Lasing Lipstick in the past hereso we were thrilled to get the opportunity to try out some more of their productsAll of their professional quality products are affordable, cruelty-free, designed by make-up artists and beauty experts. In addition to their wide array of makeup products, LOLA also offers nail polish and makeup accessories online on their website.

We understand that a good primer can make or break any makeup look. With the help of a good primer, you can ensure that your make-up will last for hours at a time.  The Illuminating Base primer by LOLA has certainly not disappointed, this Illuminating Base is made out of diamond core powder and micro mineral pearls. These ingredients help to create a more even looking skin tone that will bring out your skin’s natural glow. The Illuminating Base is also oil-free, which helps to leave your face feeling light and smooth. You will find that the appearance of your pores and fine lines will be reduced when you apply the product under your foundation. The product is also incredibly easy to use. You simply apply a pea-sized amount of the product to the entire face using your fingers or a brush.


Another great LOLA product that we've been using is their Concealer Pen. This product helps you to flawlessly hide under eye dark circles and any other imperfections you may want to cover up. This liquid concealer comes with a convenient built-in brush to assist with the blending of the product onto the skin. The application is so simple you can apply it on the go if need be. The concealer contains pearl-coated pigments that make your skin radiate light and help you to appear more awake. The pen comes in three different shades so you can find one that matches your skin tone. 

Finally, another one of our other favourite LOLA products is their Ultra High Shine Gloss. This is the perfect lip gloss to finish off and perfect your make-up look. The gloss is available in 10 different shades, so you can test out different shades to find your favourite. Each gloss has a hyaluronic acid filling that adds volume to your lips after just one use. In addition, there is an active vitamin complex that ensures that your lips stay moisturised and soft. The glosses can be used on their own or with any LOLA lipstick, ensuring that your lips get a shiny finish. We tried out the clear gloss (010) and our lips were glistening all night long. 

You can purchase the Illuminating Base here for £13.95, the Concealer Pen here for £15.95 and the Ultra High Shine Gloss here for £5.95.

Light Touch Complexion by ZAO

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We at The Amazing Blog are delighted to talk about the ZAO Light Touch Complexion. This is a must-have beauty product if you want a radiant and youthful look. ZAO is a beauty brand that creates organic cosmetics with 100% natural ingredients and formulas. All their products contain bamboo both for their casing and formulations. Bamboo is well known for its high level of silica, an essential element that enhances skin elasticity. You can say goodbye to tired complexions as this miracle product will have you instantly looking refreshed and more awake.

The Light Touch Complexion illuminates skin to give you a healthy glow and a revitalised appearance. Like every ZAO product, the Light Complexion Touch is free from parabens. Instead, the brand uses micronised silver powder which is a natural preservative and antiseptic. The product is made from 100% natural ingredients and organic farming ingredients. These include organic bamboo oil and sweet almond oil, which is well known for its nourishing and moisturising properties.

We honestly can't live without the Light Touch Complexion. When applied on the cheekbones it gives a rejuvenated look. It can also be used in the corner of the eyes and on the lip's contour for a luminous appearance. It leaves a velvety touch on the skin and stays in place all day. It is cruelty-free and has a vegan and gluten-free certification as well as being ECOCERT certified. This is a real treasure that will become a firm favourite in your makeup bag. 

Purchase this lovely product here for £16.50.

Antimatter Lipstick - Illamasqua

Here at The Amazing Blog, we’re working hard all day, and that’s why we need a lipstick that can last us through the day. Thanks to Illamasqua’s Antimatter Lipstick line that’s entirely possible. We were happy to receive three of their colours, but the stand out for us is definitely the colour Binary, a warm-toned coral, which is perfect as summer is rolling in.

Illamasqua’s Antimatter Lipsticks comes in 18 vibrant colours, from deep reds to bright purples to hot pinks. They even sell a pure white, so you can get as creative as you want; dare to wear opaque white, create an artistic ombre, or lighten up any lipstick colour you have. The ethos of Illamasqua is rooted in creativity and self-expression, and with this wide array of colours to choose from everyone can express themselves. The lipstick can be applied opaquely for intense pay-off, or lightly for a more subtle lip stain. Not only is this lipstick long-lasting, but it is comfortable and leaves a nice semi-matte, semi-satin finish. The finish of these lipsticks is long-wearing while still being kind to your lips. We can't be the only ones who are excited to see a comfortable, yet statement, lip product amidst this drying liquid-lipstick trend.

Not only do we love Illamasqua's makeup, but we admire them as a brand. Illamasqua promotes self-expression and celebrating who you are as a person, and they have partnered with The Sophie Lancaster Foundation which works to rid society of intolerance and discrimination. If you'd like to support this worthwhile cause, you can purchase some S.O.P.H.I.E products, including t-shirts, an eye pencil and a blusher here, where £1 of every purchase goes directly to the foundation.

Purchase the Antimatter Lipstick range here for £20.00 each, with free UK delivery on all orders.