Royal Effem - SS14 collection.

22 March 2014

Hello lovelies, today I have for you all a make up brand I am new to and already have fell in love with them. It takes a lot for me to instantly fall in love with a brand, I usually like to try everything out from their collection but after wearing a few products I am hooked. It's not cheap but it's not that expensive either, think Mac prices, but this could take over my Mac obsession if I am honest and it's on my door step at Rachel Lamey's which is relevant, I don't need to keep umming and arring online thinking will this shade suit me? I can go into the salon try a few of the samples, get a make over and know what to get. Without further a do here are the products I have been trying.



They have the most gorgeous outer packaging, I was very kindly sent some PR* samples from Royal Effem as the salon told them I was blogging for them so I got some freebies luckily but I will definitely be purchasing some of the other products my self as I love everything. I got sent some samples of the foundation which I am already raving about to everyone, I will explain more below but I will be buying this! 

Royal Effem - Beautiful Highlighter in Arcobaleno 001. £21.60*






Please excuse my not done up face, I just wanted to show you the gorgeous effect it has. Can you see the illumination and glow to my skin? This is a wonder product, it is not only a highlighter it has a built in bronzer and blusher also! As you can see on the swatches above, the top two are what I use for the highlighter applied to the top of my cheek bones, my brow bones and cupids bow and the bottom two bronzer and blusher. If your minimalistic, or just don't have the biggest make up bag in the world you need this in your life. This would be a great product to take on a weekend away or out on the town as it has everything you need to touch up your cheeks. It is highly pigmented and lasts for hours, you literally only need the tiniest swipe of your make up brush on this product as a little goes a long way and because of the super pigmentation you could end up looking like an Umpa Lumpa if your heavy handed. Overall I just love it, it makes my skin look alive, refreshed and glowy. 

Royal Effem - Extreme lasting matte foundation in 803. £23.75*

Using the sample sachet above I instantly fell in love with this foundation, it has took over my Mac studio sculpt favorite already, sh** got real. I love a full coverage long lasting foundation and this ticks these boxes and more. After using this sachet I did find it was too dark for me so in the salon Rachel very kindly gave me samples to match my skin perfectly but I will show you what this looks on my skin using the 803, I am an 801 now and it matches gorgeously. 




Excuse my 'bare' face and it being a tad orange on my pale ass face but look how 'flawless' it looks, I know my skin is far from flawless with my imperfections and blemishes but it does give an air brushed finish. I love a matte finish and I know people with dry skin worry about that but don't with this, it feels silky and very hydrating on the skin and doesn't latch at all to my dry areas like previous foundations have in the past. It lasts all day and night still looking fresh after a day at work or a day running around with the little one. It is also water resistant so you could even go for a swim in it, or great for the warmer months as you wont have an icky sticky, sweaty face, not attractive. It has a very creamy consistency and even comes with a little spachelor applicator when you buy the full sized bottle, an inventive way I think, you don't waste any product that way and you only need the tiniest amount to cover all your face and imperfections so is well worth the money. Lastly it also contains vitamin A and E inside along with anti radical properties, has an SPF of 10 which you need in a foundation and lanolin & paraffin free. 

Royal Effem - Lipstick in ROSA 001 £16.95*






I love a pink lipstick for spring, this one is perfect. It can be sheer or full coverage after a few layers, a nude pink that looks great with any make up look and can be worn day or night. It is a very moisturising lipstick full of vitamins and minerals. As we eat almost 90% of our lipstick, I know gross right but true Royal Effem thought what would be better to infuse into a lipstick? Vitamins and minerals, you may as well if it's going inside of you, good idea. It is very glossy as you can see on the swatch above and lasts a good few hours through drinking and eating also. I love how they also have the colour at the bottom of the lipstick making it easier to choose quickly when stood against a collection of lipsticks. It has the same sweet vanilla smell as the Mac lipsticks which I love. I'm not overly excited or happy with the way Royal Effem package there products considering there prices but I'll let them off with the amazing formulas they have to offer, if only they packaged there products as gorgeous they do with outer packaging. I am loving the SS14 collection they have to offer at the moment and the lipstick colours are all stunning.

This is the finished look I did using the Royal Effem make up and some of my own at home.



For all my readers the salon I am working with will have there shop up and running soon and may have some offers for you, in the mean while you can ring the shop and they will sort out what you want and send it for a small p+p fee. - info@rachellamey.co.uk, 01889585073.

For my local readers, go in and have a look at the beautiful collection Royal Effem have to offer, everything is just gorgeous, Rachel will be more than happy to help you and even give you a mini make over.

Also keep a look out for more Royal Effem posts as I thought it would be a great idea to do some Celeb inspired make up looks using the Royal Effem make-up brand. If you want any more information about the brand or the salon I am working with to get you any products just leave your details in the comments below.

Have you tried Royal Effem? I would love to see some reviews below.


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