Showing posts with label Lipgloss. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lipgloss. Show all posts

Monday, 14 July 2014

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains

I finally managed to get my hands on a few more colours of the new Moisture Stain lip glosses from Revlon. I got my first one (Barcelona Nights) when I was in New York a few weeks back and instantly fell in love with it. These have a really unique gel texture that is unlike any other lip product I've come across before. Think Maybelline Elixir glosses mixed with YSL Glossy Stains - That's exactly how I would describe these.
The packaging is sleek and feels nice considering these are a high street product. They have a wide doe-foot applicator which I also really like. When you first apply them they go on a little gloopy. It's hard to describe, but it almost looks like a waterproof substance trying to mix with water. Persevere and really work this into your lips. Add a second coat and you're left with a gorgeous shiny finish...

Monday, 19 May 2014

'My Pink'

Last week I discovered a new product from Clarins that I became instantly obsessed with. It's their new Colour & Comfort Lip Balm crayon in 'My Pink'. This really took me by surprise, as I'm honestly totally bored of the lip crayon trend. There are great ones out there, but whenever I see any new launches, I tend to roll my eyes... just a little.

And that's what I did when a couple of these landed on my doorstep last week...

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Deconstructed Rose

I recently picked up my first ever product from lip-specialist brand BITE Beauty. I've heard lots of good things from other people online, so I made a beeline for the display in Sephora when I was in Texas a few weeks ago.

BITE is based around the use of natural ingredients that are literally 'good enough to eat' (which makes sense, considering women are estimated to eat as much as seven pounds of lipstick in their lifetime!) The products are free from parabens, sulphates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMO's and Triclosan, yet still offer high pigmentation and high performance formulas.

I ended up leaving with the 'Deconstructed Rose' Library...

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Currently Obsessed: Topshop's Gloss Ink

Every now and then, I try out a new product and get that WOW factor. That "OMG I need this in every colour and to tell all my friends about it right NOW" factor.

Well... that's what Topshop's new Gloss Ink has. I tried this out for the first time and the weekend and was instantly in love with it.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Bright Young Things

I'm not normally one to step out of my comfort zone and add a little outlandish colour to my everyday makeup... but this week NARS have asked me to do just that to help them promote their competition searching for the UK's brightest young makeup talent!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

NEW Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks: Review & Swatches

One of my favourite high street brands, Rimmel, have reformulated their Moisture Renew lipsticks and have extended the range to include 10 new shades. I got the chance to try them out ahead of their national launch on October 2nd, so here are my thoughts...
The 10 new shades are a good mixture of neutrals and brights. As you can see they have also changed the packaging. I like the new clear purple casing but have to admit, it reminded me a lot of Maybelline's signature lipstick packaging. It definitely feels a bit cheaper then some of my other Rimmel lipsticks but that doesn't really bother me. It's what's inside that counts...

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Urban Decay Oz Palettes - Swatches & Review

It's taken me forever to get this blog post up, as I somehow managed to lose the memory card that these pictures were stored on... but better late than never right?! Well I think so when it comes to these palettes!
You may remember this time last year, when Urban Decay released their 'Build Your Own' palettes? I gave them a bit of a bashing for their extortionate price tag (which, for the record, is still extortionate!)
Well, for the release of Oz The Great and Powerful, UD have created these two limited edition palettes in the same packaging as their custom palettes... but better!
In these, not only do you get an awesome limited edition palette (I personally love the designs!) but you get 6 full size eyeshadows (of which two are actually double shadows, so you get 8 colours, a mini-size 24/7 eye pencil AND a Super-Saturated lip gloss pencil... for £35
Glinda Palette: 

Theodora Palette: 
The two palettes are designed to re-create the looks of Glinda and Theodora from the film, but you can use them however you like (although they do come with a convenient face chart showing you how to apply the makeup in the style of each character). I'm not entirely sure why Rachel Weisz's character didn't get a palette, but there you go...
The quality and pigmentation of the products is as you would expect from Urban Decay... blummin' brilliant! Both palettes are actually pretty wearable too, depending on your colouring and taste, but they definitely aren't as bright as some of Urban Decay's other palettes.

Glinda Palette:
Theodora Palette:

They still have these in stock over at Debenhams, so hurry if you want to get your hands on one!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

L'Oreal GlamShine Stain Splash Review (YSL Glossy Stain Dupes!)

I finally managed to get my hands on these new lip stains from L'Oreal. They have been hailed as dupes for my beloved YSL Glossy Stains, and I've been keeping a beady eye out for their arrival in the UK, as apparently they've been out in Europe for quite some time.
They've finally landed on UK shores and I picked up three of the shades in Superdrug last week (They are currently 3 for 2!) 
So first of all... The packaging. I love it. It's actually much nicer than the YSL packaging in my opinion, and looks much more expensive than their £7.99 price tag. 
The formulation of the products is almost identical to the YSL. It feels like a cooling creme on application, but after layering, it leaves a super thick, glossy finish that stays put for hours, even after eating. The only differences in the formulation that I noticed were the scent (the L'Oreal version has quite an artificial berry scent which isn't as nice as the YSL) and the number of coats needed to achieve opacity on the lips (with the YSL it takes 3, with L'Oreal it's 4-5.)
The only real downside to these is the shade range. Out of the shades available, these were by far the best, sitting amongst a few terracotta shades and some dodgy lilacs. From having a peruse online, it seems that there are a couple of magenta/pink shades that seemed to be missing from the display in my local Superdrug (There weren't even spaces for them, so I wonder if they stock different shades in different shops?) Either way, the shades I chose were the most wearable amongst the selection I saw.
As with the YSL, these do change in colour as they dry on to your lips, so it's worth layering them up on your hand in the shop to see the true colours before you buy. Juliet is the perfect example of this, as it looks really pink in the tube but is quite a true red on the lips.

Here are a couple of images of the YSL, to remind you of the packaging and finish.

YSL Glossy Stain in 14 Fuchsia Dore
Overall, these didn't disappoint, and while they are currently 3 for 2 it brings the price down to just over £5 each... almost 1/5 of the price of the YSL. Love them. You can pick them up in Boots & Superdrug in the UK now (RRP £7.99)

Have any of you tried these new lip glosses, or the YSL ones? What do you think?

Monday, 31 December 2012

Rimmel Apocalips: Review & Swatches

Sorry I've been silent on the blogging front for the past few weeks guys, I've had a lovely relaxing Christmas break and I hope you all have too!

I've had these lipglosses for quite a few weeks now, but I wanted to make sure I gave them a thorough road test before I reviewed them for you, as there have been a few mixed reviews in the blogosphere.

They are Rimmel's new Apocalips lip laquers. There are 8 colours in the range, from red to nude.
Left-Right: Apocaliptic, Big Bang, Nova, Stellar, Galaxy, Celestial, Luna, Nude Eclipse
On first impression, I thought the colour range was slightly off, but after wearing each of the shades, I think their choice of colours is pretty great for a drugstore brand. There's a nice variety of brights and nudes, and not any neons or garish shades. (While the peachy pastel orange looks awful in the tube, it's actually quite pretty on the lips!)
The Red (Big Bang) is the star of the collection in my opinion, and although I'm not really in to my nude lipsticks at the moment, the nude is a very good one (let's face it, there are some awful nudes out there!)

The consistency of these products is what impressed me the most. They are really creamy and opaque. The aplicator has a little well in the centre that collects product so you can apply it with only one or two dips.

The product has a satiny finish that actually dries quite matte, so it can get a little dry after a few hours, but I find that a quick top up solves this perfectly, and they don't dry my lips out at all. The staying power is fantastic. The bright colours especially, stay on my lips for hours and hours, even after eating!
Nude Eclipse
Big Bang
Overall, I think these products are absolutely fantastic. Lovely packaging, colours, formula and price! An absolute gem for the high street, well done Rimmel!

You can pick these up for £5.99 from 23rd January

If you'd like to see Big Bang in action, I used it in my latest makeup tutorial on YouTube - CLICK HERE to see it!

Monday, 17 December 2012

Spring Sneak Peak: Dior Cherie Bow Collection

Although the Holiday beauty collections are still glittering away on the counters, it's surprisingly soon until the Spring goodies arrive in stores, and this upcoming collection from Dior has to be one of the prettiest I've seen in a while. MAC's Holiday collection was bow-themed, and it seems that Dior are hot on their coattails with their Cherie Bow collection.
The images from the collection are simply stunning, and the products themselves are lovely, all themed around rosy pinks and nudes. The stand out piece from the collection has got to be the Cherie Bow Palette. I was luck enough to get one of the shades to photograph this week and it's even more gorgeous in real life.
As usual with the Dior palettes, it is going to break the bank! At £59 for three eyeshadows, an eyeliner and a lipgloss it's super expensive, but you have to admit it's one of the prettiest beauty offerings out there...

Above: Shade 002 (more pinks) , Below: Shade 001 (more greys)
I have a feeling that this palette may well steal the show, but the collection itself is actually pretty huge! There are two shades of 5 Colour Palettes (Rose Ballerine & Rose Charmeuse) - They also have a three colour eyeshadow palette which I don't have a picture of, entitled 'Smokey Rose'
Three shades of Le Vernis nail colour (Tutu, Rosy Bow & Gris Trianon)

Four variants of their new double ended eyeshadow pencil 'Twin Set's (Ballerina Pink, Beige Ribbon, Fishnet Black & Grey Sigh)

They've also expanded their collection of 'Glow' products (following on from the Rosy Glow blush and Lip Glow Balm last summer) to include the Lip Glow lipgloss and Nail Glow polish, which are designed to enhance your natural lips and nails.
There are two new shades of blush: Tender Coral & Pink Happiness

And last but not least, their new DiorSkin Nude BB Creme (available in three shades)
I'm really impressed by the visual appeal of this collection, but I think the prices may put a lot of people off. Eitherway I think it is one to look out for when it hits counters in January!

The collection will be released on 4th January into Selfridges and 18th January nation wide. 

What do you think of this collection, does anything catch your eye?