Can I live without Note Cosmetics?

Hey guys, most of you who follow me on Instagram and Facebook will be aware that I am OBSESSED with Note Cosmetics and in particular their Detox & Protect foundation.

So I thought I would give you the low down on my thoughts regarding their foundations in particular.

I first used the foundation around Christmas time and I didn’t fall in love with it immediately.  As I have very oily skin I first tried the Mattifying Extreme foundation.


I found it very heavy on my skin and too drying. After a day or two of giving me time to work with it I really didn’t like it. At this stage I considered giving up but thankfully I didn’t.


I headed back to the Medial Hall in Newry and purchased the Detox & Protect foundation. This has been one of the best decisions I have made in years. This foundation is full coverage, easy to blend, long lasting, yellow toned and complete magic on the skin! I honestly cannot recommend this foundation enough for oily skin.

I have a number of different shades that I mix on different days depending on whether I have tan on or not. I use shade 05 when I have a full tan on, 03 when my tan is wearing off and I mix 05 and 01 on days when I have no tan on (which isn’t very often). I don’t like the lighter shades on their own without mixing a darker shade with them as they just seem really chalky on the skin, so be aware of that.

I would compare this to the Urban Decay All Nighter foundation which is pretty much £20 more.

Detox & Protect foundation retails for approximately £10.95


So what about all you Dry skin folks? Well Note have you covered! There are very few lucky people out there who are generally considered ‘Normal skin’. The majority have a level of dehydration so the above foundations are going to make you look very dry and can lead to dry patches on your face as they are oil free. Everything you should be using should generally have the terms ‘hydrating’ or  ‘luminous’. This brings me to the next foundation.


The luminous foundation is absolutely stunning on dry/dehydrated skin. I would highly recommend that you give this a try and see if it works for you. The formula is full coverage and gives you a healthy, radiant, dewy complexion.  The ingredients are very nourishing which your skin will love.

As I have oily skin I don’t use this foundation but I found some swatches for you so you can compare shades.


Luminous Moisturizing foundation retails for approximately £7.95

I could talk all night about this company as there are so many products that I absolutely love. But that’s enough for now as I need to go and clean my makeup brushes.

Just as a side note, (no pun intended) all opinions are of course my own and everyone’s skin reacts differently to makeup.

Have a lovely day.

Love, Sarah

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