Last week, I spent some time browsing the make-up counters in Boots as I really fancied checking out the new Spring time offerings. Boots had a ‘3 for 2’ deal on and I ended up picking up various new make-up items. I got some products from ranges I have tried before and other items which are new to me.
I am planning on writing more detailed posts on each of these items in the coming weeks once I have had a chance to try them out. Look out for posts coming soon!
In January, I was doing some intensive lecturing work and as part of that, I wanted my make-up to last well across the day. I found some products within my existing make-up collection – and some new products – to be extremely long wearing. Some of them also enabled me to skip parts of my usual make-up routine. I thought it would be fun to put together a post on these products. I might also try and do some more detailed posts on each product as well so let me know if that is something you would like to see!
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Some time ago, I watched a You Tube video by Emilynoel83 where she recommended the Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolors. I have tried out – and loved – some of the products she has recommended in the past and so I couldn’t resist picking up a couple of these lipsticks. The Ultra HD Gel Lipcolors are a relatively new addition to the Revlon lipstick line-up. I picked up two shades: 705 Dawn, a neutral rose with a slight sheen and 760 Vineyard, a medium mauve-plum.
Metallic make-up is big this season and lips are no exception. MAC recently released limited edition Metallic finish lipsticks as part of their lipstick range. I chose three shades – Forbidden Romance, Disobedient and Coral Optix – as I found them flattering and totally different from anything else that I have in my make-up collection.
Interested in metallic lipsticks from other brands? You might like these posts featuring some of Urban Decay metallized lipstickshereandhere.
Urban Decay recently launched their Naked Heat collection, including an eyeshadow palette, three Vice lipsticks and a 24/7 eyeliner. I picked up two of the lipsticks (Heat and Fuel) and the eyeliner (Torch) as I loved these particular shades. I don’t have anything else like Fuel in my make-up collection and Heat is just such a beautiful, burnished coppery-red shade. Wonderful additions to my make-up collection!
Interested in seeing other posts on Urban Decay products? You can view more articles, see photos and swatches on some of my favourite Urban Decay lipsticks, eyeshadows and paletteshere. Continue reading →
Kat Von D is a brand that I hadn’t tried until earlier this year when I took a trip to Dubai to meet some friends. I was really excited to see that there was a Kat Von D counter in the Sephora and treated myself to a few products: a concealer (middle in the pic above), a lipstick and two of the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks (left and right in the pic above). I like the concealer and lipstick but I particularly love the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks and so thought it was time for a post!!
Post Alert: I recently also treated myself to the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Eyeshadow Palette. Loooove this palette so much! You can read more on the palettehereand see combination ideashere. Continue reading →
One of my favourite plum lipsticks (MAC Craving) finished a while ago (sob!) and so there was a wee plum coloured gap in my lipstick collection. Rather than buying the same shade again, I really wanted to try out a similar shade from another brand. There is something really fun about trying out a similar shade from another brand, particularly one that I haven’t tried before. Enter Smashbox ‘Be Legendary Lipstick’ in ‘My Digits’!
Around Autumn last year, Kiko launched their new range of lip glosses: the Hydra Lip Gloss, touted as a ‘softening lipgloss for shiny, plumped lips’. I purchased shade 26 Sparkling Hibiscus Pink to try when they came out and love the glossiness, pigment and non-sticky nature of the formula. I recently purchased shade 16 Iridescent Ruby and love it just as much (let me know if you would like to see a post on this shade too). It’s been a while since I have written a Kiko post so I thought it was time to put a post together on this fabulous product!
Interested in reading more posts on Kiko make-up? Click here to read about other products I have tried out and love from the brand.
When I was starting to wear make-up in my teens, Rimmel was my go-to brand as it was affordable and reasonably priced. However, I started to veer away from Rimmel as I got older and began trying out other make-up brands. The other day, though, I saw a YouTube collaboration video featuring Karima Kimmie and Michelle Crossan showcasing looks using the relatively new Rimmel ‘The Only 1’ Lipstick in the matte formulation, and that brought the brand back to my attention.
The lipstick that Michelle used – 120 – really caught my eye as it was such a beautiful, coral-red shade. What also really appealed to me was that they found the matte texture to be incredibly comfortable, moisturising and smooth to wear on the lips. I don’t tend to wear matte lipsticks much as I can find them very drying on the lips. So when I heard that these lipsticks felt so smooth on the lips and I saw this incredible colour, well, I just had to try them out! Boots also had a ‘2 for £10’ across the Rimmel make-up range, so I picked up another of ‘The Only 1’ lipsticks to try out, this time in their traditional (satin-like) formulation.
I mentioned in my recent post on the Maybelline Color Drama Intense Lip Paints (you can see the posthere) that they are very comparable to the Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks. I thought it would be helpful to write a post comparing these two products to help you choose which might best fit your needs.