Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Review: Maybelline super stay 24h

This is my review of the Maybelline super stay 24h.  This foundation is available from Boots and Superdrug and costs £9.19

I really like this foundation, it is a medium to heavy coverage, it conceals smaller spots, but the coverage is not heavy enough to cover bigger spots therefore, you may also require concealer with this foundation.  

Maria x

Review: Boots, 17 Blusher

Hi this is my review of the 17 blusher, from Boots in the UK, it costs £2.99.
It is a nicely pigmented product, which is easily bendable  which leaves a lovely rosey pink colour, The one i have is in first kiss.

Overall nice product for everyday not to harsh, if you use a light hand.

Maria x

Review: Barry M Dazzle Dust

 Hi this is a review of the Barry M Dazzle Dust in number 44, which is an orange/gold colour.

I really like this Dazzle Dust, a small bit goes along way.  It is available from Boots and Superdrug.

I like this as a all over lid colour, for a pop of colour,  Nice shimmery texture, which looks lovely when it catches the light. 

Maria x 

Review: ELF professional total face brush

Hi this is my review of the ELF professional total face brush , which is available from

I got mine in the mineral starter kit, but you can get it in the regular range for £1.50.

I think that is a good brush, for applying mineral foundation.
And it washes well but it can shred abit.
Maria x

Review: Boots, 17 Photo Flawless Skin primer

Hi this is a review of the 17 Photo Flawless Skin primer , which is available from Boots in the UK for £4.99.

I quite liked this primer, it has a creamy gel like texture, which I liked, one thing I don't really like is that it doesn't come with a pump, which I pre-fare as you can know how much you need rather than guessing like with this tube.  I don't think that it made a great difference to the length of time my foundation lasted, but my foundation was still on at the end of the day.

I think that is a good product, at a good price, but i don't think that it is anything special.

Maria x

Nail of the day/Review: OPI Tropical Punch

Hi This is my review of OPI Tropical Punch nail lacquer.

This is a picture of it, on my nails.

This a lovely coral/pink/red colour, which will be a perfect colour for this summer, with a cream finish.

I bought this through and American seller through Ebay, so paid about £8 in total with shipping.

Hope that helped

Maria x

Review: ELF waterproof eyeliner pen

Hi this is my review of the ELF waterproof eyeliner pen, which can be purchased from

This was my first eye liner pen, I had mostly used pencil, as I wasn't very good at liquid.  I like this pen, as it is very forgiving, so if i go wrong you can go over it with another line if you don't make your lines too thick.
Also I like the price at £1.50 you can't go too far wrong, but I am now starting to feel it dry up a little, but definitely still usable but the line may not be as smooth.

Overall I really liked this product and I have gone onto try other eye liner pens :)

This picture shows a thinner line and thicker one.

Maria x

Tuesday, 5 April 2011


Welcome to Make up by Maria :)
This Blog will include, reviews nail of the day, and other make-up related posts- enjoy

Maria x