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Friday, 8 September 2017

Rosie for Autograph Lipstick in Silk Rose

Hey All

I've been eyeing up the Rosie for Autograph range in the Marks and Spencer beauty hall for a while now,  Rosie Huntington Whiteley is absolutely gorgeous and always has flawless makeup and the range always looked amazing!


Rosie for Autograph lipstick in Silk Rose


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Monday, 3 July 2017

Make Up Revolution Renaissance Lipsticks - Part 2


Hey all!

I recently wrote a post on the Make Up Revolution Renaissance lipsticks, and there were so many pictures I had to split it! So you can find Part 1 by clicking here, and you can find Part 2 below:


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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Nyx Liquid Suede and Lip Lingerie

Hey All

I've been meaning to share these on the blog for ages and it's one of those things I've not gotten around to. When NYX arrived in Cardiff it was a happy day, a cruelty free brand that everyone raved about. I couldn't wait to try it. On my first visit I picked up two of the Nyx Lip Lingeries, after swatching on my hand I was sold they had such a soft mouse like texture that I had to have them.

Nyx Liquid Suede and Lip Lingerie review and swatches

Since then I've gotten another and a few of the Liquid Suede. I've got the liquid suedes in seductive socialite and soft spoken and the lip lingeries in ruffle trim, push up and bedtime flirt (courtesy of L as she didn't get on with the shade!). These have lived in my handbag since I picked them up, with the exception of seductive socialite, I love this shade but it's not an everyday colour. When I wore it to work a colleague talked to me, stared at my lips and said your lipstick if very purple!

Nyx Liquid Suede and Lip Lingerie review and swatches

The liquid suede shades are so soft on the lips, they apply well (the applicator on nyx liquid lipsticks is a bit longer than a normal doe foot applicator so takes a bit of getting used to at first!) and last pretty well. These are some of the most comfortable liquid lipsticks and don't leave you with that dreaded lipliner look as these wear off.

The lip lingeries dry slightly more matte then the suedes but are still super comfortable these also really last!! These last on me all day. One thing to be wear of with these are the shades are very similar and the colour of your natural lips effects this. Bedtime flirt looks totally different on L and me.


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Subversive Socialite

Subversive socialite is a rich blue toned purple, this is one of the liquid suedes so dries semi matte. I do find it needs two coats but it wears well and is easy to reapply, it doesn't go cakey when layered up.

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Soft spoken

Is another liquid suede, this shade is super popular and I can see why. On me it's a rose toned nude brown. It's so easy and comfortable to wear and really finishes off most looks. 

Ruffle trim swatch

Ruffle trim

Is the first of the lip lingeries and slightly more orange toned than it's showing here. I love this as it's not the tone of nude I normally go for. I've been wearing it loads though and the lasting power is amazing.

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Push up

Is the lightest nude I can get away with without being washed out. Anything too pale doesn't suit me as my lips are naturally quite dark. I surprised myself with how much I like this colour!

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Bedtime flirt swatch

Bedtime flirt

 You can see the difference in colour on L and I here. On L it's definitely more brown toned than on me. I originally had this in my hand when I bought the first two but decided against it. On me it's more pink than the other lip lingeries I have but still nude.

Next on my hit list is exotic. I love the slight red tone to it. These formulations are my favourite of all the liquid lipstick trends as they are matte without being uncomfortable!

Have you got any lip lingeries or liquid suedes? 

Love M

xxx

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Saturday, 13 February 2016

Urban Decay Revolution Sheer Lipstick in Liar


Morning all!

I have a lovely quiet weekend planned, as a single girl Valentine's Day isn't high on my priorities so I will be spending my weekend catching up with everything I need to. I have so much to do and am really looking forward to doing everything I want to, and probably continuing pancake day well into the weekend too!

Without further ado, let's get onto the main reason for the post: Urban Decay Revolution Sheer Lipstick in Liar.

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I tried this lipstick after receiving a tester sachet when repurchasing my favourite liquid liner from UD. I think these testers are awesome, they give you such a great opportunity to try new colours and see if you like them or not.
On this occasion I have only tried the one so far but it's having a 100% success rate - I've bought it!

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The Revolution Lipsticks are defined by UD as 'Creamy, Badass Luxury' and I would have to agree. The packaging is badass and the range of colours are too, the lipstick is super luxurious and leaves your lips covered with pigment and hydrated.
Their Pigment Infusion System helps to deliver the super colours they have available, and in this range there are 20 - I want (NEED) them all!

The composition of the lipsticks includes jojoba oil, avocado oil, cocoa butter and shea butter and it shows, they barely touch your lips and the colour is there without any effort. This also stops your lips from drying out and the colour lasts so much longer.

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So what colour is Liar? It's a pinky-brown nude, its very warm in colour and has a creamy and luminous finish.

It's really wearable and is perfect for work, weekends and anything in between. I've been wearing it a lot and it seems to work for every occasion. You can see it on me in the images below:

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I really like the finish, it's polished and has a good sheen but it looks natural. I feel like it warms my face up too and is so easy to slick on it and lasts so well that I find myself using it often.

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So what do you think? Have you seen Liar, have you tried it?

What do you think of Urban Decay;s Revolution lipsticks?

I've been really impressed with the colour range, the pigmentation and the lasting power. You can pick up one of these lipsticks for £15.50, which is a pretty good deal I think!


L xxx


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Monday, 7 October 2013

Korres Lip Butters in Jasmine and Mango

Tonight's post is going up much later than I planned. I've ended up spending the night in my kitchen cooking meals for the week. I much prefer cooking big meals all in one night so I can then reach into my fridge/freezer and have a healthy proper lunch or dinner at my convenience.

Anyway on to today's post. I recently picked up a product I had heard so much about from beauty gurus. I wonder if it could be that good. Every time a product gets hyped up I'm put off buying it as I think it won't live up to my expectations. 

Finally I caved and treated myself to two of the Korres lip butters. I got the shades Mango and Jasmine. For a while I wondered if they were worth it and wondered what category they fitted into. 

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They remind me of a more moisturising version of a Sleek Pout Polish (reviewed here). The Korres lip butters have a thick glossy texture which apply to the lips smoothly.

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They aren't my favourite type of pot as I'm not a fan of something I have to stick my finger in but I do like the simplicity of the design and the fact the lids are colour coded to the product.

Here is the colour of my natural lips so you can see the difference in colour.

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Jasmine is a soft nude. With I nude lip I tend to favour a glossy lip. I find otherwise they look a bit weird on me. The only non glossy nude lip I seem to be wearing lately is this Revlon one. Jasmine has quite a sweet smell to it and on me makes my lips appear slighty paler and glossier. I tend to wear this if I am wearing a heavy eye look for every day.

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Mango is an orange red and I picked it up as I thought it would be a great introduction to orange for me as it's a sheerer softer way to wear it. I love orange on other people but haven't found my shade yet. The scent on this is slightly sickly falsely sweet mango which is a bit annoying but when on the lips it doesn't make a difference. I love the colour of this on. It just makes my lips look like a glossier orange version of what they are naturally.

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I really love the texture and the feel of the Korres lip butters. I do feel the scents are slightly artificial for my taste but that being said you don't notice when they are on. As they are more of a glossy lipbalm they don't have great staying power but I love that they are non sticky and don't dry out the lips.

I really want to try the wild roses one as it looks a gorgeous colour. Have you tried the Korres Lip butters? They vary in price I've found but are only £6.40 at the moment on Look Fantastic which also offers free delivery (must resist ordering the rose one as I'm skint!!) Have any of you tried the stick versions? Are they are pigmented?

Love M

xxx



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Monday, 26 August 2013

Revlon Mauve it Over Matte Lipstick

Hope you've all had a great bank holiday weekend! L and I have had a great one and were suffering yesterday so forgot to write a post.

Today is my newest lipstick to add to my now ridiculously large collection *cough* over 50 *cough*. In boots a few weeks ago they had some of the Revlon line on 2 for £10 including the new lash potion mascara which retails for £9.99. As I hadn't tried it before I decided to pick up a new lipstick as well.  

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I've been wanting a more matte nude lipstick for a while. I love my Mac Fanfare lipstick (review here) but sometimes find it is too shiny for some looks. I remember seeing good things about the Revlon matte range on YouTube so decided to give it a go.
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After swatching all the matte shades in Boots I settled on Mauve it over. It looked like a great neutral lipstick and felt soft on the hand.

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The packaging is simple and classic in black and gold but what I really like it that the top of the lid is see through so you can easily tell the colour. This works great for me for the way I store my lipsticks.

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On the hand the lipstick looks slightly more orange toned than it does on the lips. I find it to be very similar to my natural lip shade. It is a almost rose toned lipstick.

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Even though it has yellow tones I don't find it makes my teeth look yellow which is always a good thing. I find blue toned neutral shades just look strange on my skin tone. I love the way the lipstick applies. It glides onto the lips and is opaque in one swipe. I find it doesn't really dry my lips out either which is always a bonus.

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I love how natural the colour is and find this so easy to wear for everyday and going out. I wore it when I was a bridesmaid a few weeks ago. I love it for a night out as I find it just completes the look without taking anything away from a dramatic eye look. This lipstick has stayed in my handbag since I got it as I find it just easy to wear.

I'm loving this formulation and now want more of the shades.

It's still on offer for 2 for £10 in boots so technically free if you want to try the new Lash Potion. A great choice if you want a new everyday lip colour.

Love M

xxx



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Monday, 3 June 2013

Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipsticks

As I mentioned yesterday I was lucky enough to win a big Boujois competition and got lots of make up. When the Rouge Edition lipsticks came out I was on the spending ban so didn't look at them as lipstick is my weakness and didn't want to cave. Since then I'd forgotten about them as I keep forgetting about Bourjois. Since winning I definitely won't be!!

I got the shades 07 Fuchsia Graffiti, 15 Rouge Podium and 02 Beige Trench. I would have picked the first two myself but probably not the third.

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The packaging of these make it really easy to see the colour of the lipstick. I like the it has the section at the bottom showing it. The pink and the red writing stand out against the black backgroud and is a simple design I like

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The lipsticks have the number of them on the bottom. I don't like that boots uses the name yet the number is on the lipsticks. The name is only on the barcode sticker which I'd normally remove.

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The bullet is typical shape. All the colours are very pigmented and glide easily onto the lips and have great wear time.

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Fuchsia Graffiti 07 is a bright blue toned pink. Perfect for spring/summer and really adds a pop of colour. The bright pink shade is really flattering on my current pale skin but would also look great with a tan. The blue tone too it also helps teeth appear whiter. It leaves a nicer almost glossy finish and isn't drying.

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Rouge Podium 15 is a great red for people who aren't so confident with a red lip. This is a true red colour but applies sheerer than the pink. It makes it great for day wear as can be used to give the lip a soft red tint or built up for a stronger red shade. Glides on to the lip easily and feels soft on the lip.

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Lastly is Beige Trench 02. This is a blue toned true nude. It's very pigmented. I find this doesn't suit my skin tone but I'm sure on other it would look great. It's got brilliant pigmentation for a high street nude shade and lasting power. I just find it's too blue toned on my skin tone. Maybe when I have a tan it'll work or with a gloss.

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There are some other gorgeous shades in the collection I can't wait to try out. 14,18 and 12 look amazing. The next time they are on 3 for 2 I think I'll be purchasing.

I really love the formulation of these. They are really pigmented, last well and aren't drying. Have you tried they Rouge Edition lipsticks?

Love M

xxx


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Monday, 5 November 2012

Review: Kate Moss for Rimmel Matte Lipstick Collection with Swatches

When I saw the advert for these lipsticks I knew straight away I had to have shade 107  a gorgeous plum shade perfect for Autumn winter. I loved the shades of her previous collection so when I went to pick it up I picked up the nude shade 113. Somehow I have no will power and recently picked up the other 3 too. 

They are all gorgeous shades and I love the bright red packaging with the black accents on. These lipsticks are all matte. They apply well with very strong pigmentation.


The whole collection provides a colour for everyone. From nudes to reds to plums. They are a little drying but with a matte lipstick I don't expect much else. They last well, look amazing on the lips and are very reasonably priced. Both Superdrug and Boots have these on offer at the moment on 3 for 2 or buy one get on half price. Here's the link for boots.


Shade 101 is a gorgeous baby pink. It is a soft shade that doesn't look to pale or to barbie on the lips. This is a very wearable day shade. I find myself reaching for this a lot as it's so easy to wear with any look. It reminds me of an affordable matte version of Mac Angel (you can see my review here)


As soon as I saw this shade 113 I wanted it. It's a toffee nude shade that is perfect for pairing with a smokey eye. When I saw it I was instantly reminded of my current girl crush Mila Kunis (eye inspired look here) I do find sometimes it reminds me a little of a concealer lip so I've been reaching for lip gloss to put over the top. Lately I'm loving a bit of lip gloss which I never though I would. It does annoy me when my hair blows in it though. Any tips on how to cope with gloss I'd love. The other day a fly actually got stuck to my lip. Not a good look!


Shade 110 was one L picked up before me. I wasn't sure if it would be too orangey on me but I actually really like it. It's a coral red orange shade. It's quite bright but does look really nice on. The red tone to it makes it much more wearable on my skin tone.


Shade 111 randomly is named one mine. I'm not sure why this one is and the others aren't. This is a true piller box red. Excuse my messy application. This is a lipstick that could do with a lip liner prior to application. I think this will replace my current red favourite Diva Red by Rimmel. I love a red lip. When I wear it through the day I feel like a power women. I love it.


Last but by no means least shade 107. A beautiful deep plum shade. This is perfect winter berry shade. I love wearing dark colours through the colder months. Even though I'm pale I personally think they look ok on. I try to wear a subtle eye though so it's not to much.

I really like all the shade in this collection and think they will all be worn a lot. Have you picked up any of them yet? Do you mind a matte lip? For a gorgeous colour I'm more than happy to put on a little lip balm. 

Love M

xxx



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