29 Aug 2012

Barry M 154

Hi everyone,

Today I am talking about one of Barry M's newest lipsticks, 154. Before this lipstick the 101 or marshmallow lipstick was their nude offering. However, the 101 is super duper light and makes you look dead. The 154 is a more peachy wearable colour.

Below you can see it compared to the 101. The formulation is alot different too, it is really creamy and glides onto the lips without clinging to dry patches.

As you can see, it isn't a dark nude and I think some skin tones would find it hard to pull it off. I think I can just about wear it but it's not something I find myself reaching for every day.

Overall, I would say this is a great addition to the Barry M lipstick family and if you're looking for a cheap nude lipstick, this is definitely worth checking out.

Thanks for reading!

25 Aug 2012

MAC Painterly Paint Pot

Hi everyone,
Today I am reviewing a basic/essential product from MAC. Their paint pot in painterly.
I have only recently purchased this product but for the last few weeks I have been constantly asking myself, Why didn't I buy it sooner???

A paint pot is a coloured eyeshadow base that lasts for ages and gives a different dimension to your eyeshadow colour. I already own bare study which is a champagne/gold colour. Painterly is a muted pinky nude, perfect for my skin tone. This has quickly become my go-to eye primer as it goes with my neutral shadows and makes them last forever.

One of the most important things I look for in an eyeprimer is that it covers the veins in my eyelids. On a day when i'm not wearing makeup I will still put this on as it makes my eyes more open and awake. It is one of my most essential beauty products.

Before         After

Basically, I love this product and if you are wanting a great neutral eye base then look no further.

Thanks for reading!

23 Aug 2012

NYX Jumbo Pencils

Hi everyone,
Today I am talking about some well loved products, NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils.
Living in England these are really hard to get a hold of but NYX have started a UK website and Melissa sent me a few in our swap

The Jumbo Eye pencil is meant to be a creamy coloured eye base. 
They are very creamy and pigmented but they crease like crazy. Literally five minutes after application they will have creased up. If you wear a primer underneath they work beautifully, you get the creamy pigmentation without the creasing.

cottage cheese, cashmere, bronze, iced mocha, baby blue

I have four neutral shades and one a little more bright. I use cottage cheese the most as an eyeliner to open up my eyes but surprisingly I have been reaching for baby blue as it is so pigmented and it really adds a pop of colour to my water line. 

cottage cheese, cashmere, bronze, iced mocha, baby blue

These are fantastic products (besides the creasing) but there are a few small problems with the packaging. Firstly, you accidently push the cap back on too hard it with crack, you will be able to see that its already happened to a few of mine. Secondly, they are very big pencils so you will need to buy a sharpener to fit them but that's not a major problem.

Overall, I really love them and I am definitely going to purchase some more shades in the future.
You can purchase them here for £4.50 each.

Thanks for reading!

21 Aug 2012

Tickled or Twinkled???

Hi everyone,
Today I am talking about two blushes from the ELF studio line.
Tickled pink and Twinkle Pink.
Very similar names and very similar colours!

Tickled pink (left) Twinkle Pink (right)

Tickled pink is a little bit paler and has a subtle silver shimmer, it is a much softer blusher to apply with a satin finish.
Twinkle Pink, is a little bit brighter with gold glitter. It's a little bit more gritty in texture and doesn't apply so smoothly.

Tickled pink (top) Twinkle Pink (Bottom)

I really love both these blushers because although they are a similar colour, the shimmer/glitter accent is different. Personally tickled pink is more wearable as the subtleness works better for me personally. However, twinkled pink is more buildable and would be great for a more fun makeup look.
You can buy these here for £3.75.

Thanks for reading!

20 Aug 2012

MAC BlancType

Hi everyone,
Today I am talking about my newest MAC eyeshadow, Blanc Type.
This is a super pigmented light cream matte eyeshadow. I bought this one for highlighting under the brow bone, inner corner of the eye and for a base shadow for neutral looks. 
Since it arrived (3 weeks ago) I have been using it nearly every day. It works with everything and I love it!!!

For me, this is the type of colour missing from the original NAKED palette by Urban Decay. Every day I have been reaching for this eyeshadow and my NAKED palette. 
This is now a must-have for my makeup collection and I wouldn't be without it.
You can purchase it here for £12.

Thanks for reading!!!

5 Aug 2012

E.L.F. Pout Perfector

Hi everyone,

Today I am talking about one of Elf's newer products they've released called Pout Perfector. Basically, this is a very thick shimmery/glittery lip gloss that is meant to be applied in the centre of the lips to give some definition to the lips.

It only comes in one shade called, 'glow' it's a pinky gold colour that would work with most natural pink lip sticks. 

Here is creme cup from mac applied with out the pout perfector.

And here is the same lipstick with the pout perfector applied to the centre of the bottom and top lips. I really like how this looks and it shows up beautifully in photos.
The only downside to this gloss is that it's quite sticky and thick so some people may not like how it feels but I like it because it lasts a really long time.
This is an extra step when applying makeup so it may not be something I would reach for every day but it will definitely be great for special occasions.
Overall, I really recommend this product if you're placing an order and want to try out something a little bit unique and different.

Thanks for reading!

2 Aug 2012

Revlon Cream Blush in Flushed

Hi everyone,

Along with Revlons new Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains they have launched their PHOTOREADY cream blushes. As far as I can see they have three shades available; A peachy orange, a natural rose and a fuscia pink. Of course I bought the fuscia shade which is called Flushed.

The formulation of these blushes are cream to powder. They look incredibly bright in the pot yet they can be sheered out for a natural flush.
In the photo below you can see it very lightly applied on the bottom and with the colour built up a bit more on the top.

I really like these blushes and think they are fantastic for any time of the year.

Thanks for reading!