The Hut Group Summer Picks

Monday, August 11, 2014
The Hut Group kindly sent me some summer beauty picks to test and review from the brands: Decleor, Stila, RMK and Redken. The Hut Group is the UK's leading multi-website online retailer, some of their websites include a couple of my favourites such as Lookfantastic, HQHair and Beauty Expert. 

*Decleor Daily Defence High Protection Tinted SPF (£29.50): I have been using this product as my foundation/tinted moisturiser for the past couple of weeks and I am kind of in love with it! It is basically a SPF 30 face cream that you use after your normal moisturiser and it is tinted so it provides light coverage. It says that it is non-greasy and matte but it definitely gives a moisturised sheen to the skin so even with my normal/dry skin, I have to apply a fixing powder. Even though it looks far too dark for my very pale skin, it blends perfectly and doesn't oxidise. The combination of this cream and the Essence Fixing Powder is my summer base dream team! I will be writing a full review on this product at the end of summer, it has already made it into my July favourites - here. I have to give this product the full five stars! ★★★★★, 5/5.

*RMK Nail Color (CL-14, £14): The only product I have tried from RMK is their cleansing balm which I love but I do hear the Pixiwoo sisters talking about RMK makeup occasionally. The shade in the bottle is a gorgeous vivid blood orange colour. It is a sheer polish but with three/four coats it has a good level of opacity although the more coats you apply the longer it takes to dry - it takes ages to dry with four coats! The polish is very quick and easy to apply, I love the brush and the packaging is gorgeous! ★★★★☆, 4/5.

*Redken Pillow Proof Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo (£11.85): I have the Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Spray which I adore so I was excited to try another product from the range. Sadly, my hair does not get along with ANY dry shampoo but this one works to an extent on my hair. It doesn't absorb that much oil but it does not leave a white/grey cast which is fantastic. ★★☆☆☆, 2/5 - it will probably work a lot better for others as my hair just hates dry shampoo!

Finally, I have the *Stila Stay All Day Foundation/Concealer/Brush Kit which is in the shade '04 Beige' which is far too dark for my very pale skin sadly so I cannot really review it but it looks interesting and it comes with a brush! 

Have you tried any of these products? Have you bought anything from The Hut Group or their websites? 


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