Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks (Mother and Lolita II)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 palette here and see combination ideas here. Continue reading

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Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in ‘My Digits’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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’!

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Rimmel ‘The Only 1’ Lipsticks in 120 (Matte) and 200

 

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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.

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#4 Make-Up News

 

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Here is some new make-up news for this week:

Benefit is launching a new boxed powder blush! The newest offering in the range will be Galifornia, which is described as a ‘sunny golden pink blusher’.  The idea behind the shade is that it captures the glow of the ‘Californian sunshine in a box’.  Benefit’s boxed blushers usually feature different scents and this one is no different.  Galifornia is said to feature notes of pink grapefruit and vanilla.  According to the official Benefit UK pages, Galifornia will be released on 11 February.  Can’t wait to check this one out as I have a weakness for pink blushers with gold hues! You can read more on the official Benefit UK pages here.

Jerrod Blandino recently posted a sneak peek of Too Faced’s new Love Light Highlighters on his Instagram page.  The highlighters follow Too Faced’s classic heart shaped design for cheek products but this time, come in metallic looking compacts.  I love highlighters, so I can’t wait to check these out! The launch date is advertised as March 2017 so I imagine these will follow in the UK later in the year.  You can see the sneak peek photo here.

Urban Decay has just released a new line called Vice Liquid Lipsticks.  There are 30 shades available across two different finishes: Metallized and Comfort Matte.  The liquid lipsticks are currently available in the USA (click here to see more on the official UD site).  I don’t currently have information on when these will be available in the UK but I will update this post when I find out.  

If you are a fan of Charlotte Tilbury’s cult lip liner Pillow Talk, you might be excited to hear she has released a Matte Revolution lipstick in the same shade.  Exciting if you are a lover of this nude-pink liner and want to colour your pout with a matching lip colour! You can find Pillow Talk lipstick here.

Charlotte Tilbury has also released another new lipstick shade, with the name suggested by social media followers: K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in ‘Valentine’.  Valentine is described as a ‘petal-rose’ pink which gives you a soft, full and kissable looking pout on application.  You can find Valentine lipstick here.

MAC is coming out with a number of colourful lip and lash product offerings for Spring 2017.  The ‘In Extra Dimension Mascara’ launch includes vibrant and colourful mascara colours, ranging from yellow, orange, red, blue and green.  You can read more, see photos and see swatches on ChicProfile.com here.  The ‘ColourRocker’ launch contains 28 vibrant matte lipsticks, ranging from yellows, pinks, greens, teals, greys and blacks.  You can read more on Temptalia here.

Do you like this sort of post? Any types of launches, make-up ranges or products you would like to read more about? Let me know in the comments section.

Sunset Rainbow (Using Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette)

 

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It’s been a while since I wrote a post (work and life have been very busy recently) and so I wanted to kick-start my writing again with a bold and colourful look.  I used the new UD Full Spectrum Palette, which contains a rainbow array of colourful eyeshadows.

Tip: Lining the eyes with black liner and using lashings of black mascara really helps define the eye when using such bright eyeshadow colours.

Note: I’ll try to write a post on the UD Full Spectrum Palette soon, along with swatches, to give you an idea of what shades the palette contains.  Think bright and colourful, ranging from white, yellow, orange, coral, copper, purple, cranberry, green, blue and black!

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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#4 Make-Up News

 

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Here is some new make-up news for this week:

Too Faced co-founder Jerrod Blandino has released sneak peek photos on Instagram of some new upcoming products in their Chocolate Bar and Natural ranges.  Palettes include White Chocolate Chip (click here to see the outside packaging and here to see inside), Chocolate Chip (click here to see the outside packaging and here to see inside) and the Natural Love palette (click here to see a sneak peek of the packaging).

Maybelline has some exciting new products launching from January 2017.  Products include Collossal Big Shot Mascara, Masterstrobe (a new illuminating liquid highligher) and 10 nude lipsticks in the Creamy Matte range.  Click here to see some sneak peek photos on the Maybelline Instagram page. 

MAC has released new iridescent highlighters as part of their ‘In The Spotlight Collection’ for Holiday 2016.  There are six shades of Strobing Cream (liquid formulation) and four shades of Extra Dimension Skinfinish (powder formulation) to choose from.  If you like highlighters which are glowy and bright, then you might like this collection.  You can see more here on the MAC USA pages and here on the MAC UK pages.  I purchased one of the Extra Dimension Skinfinishes in the shade ‘Beaming Blush and have a ‘sneak peek’ photo in my Instagram feed on my site (click here to see the photo on Instagram).

Makeup Geek will be releasing new lipsticks and lipglosses as part of their make-up range.  Products include the slimline Iconic Lipsticks (click here to see a sneak peek), along with Plush Matte and Creme liquid lip colours (click here for a sneak peek).

Do you like this sort of post? Any types of launches, make-up ranges or products you would like to read more about? Let me know in the comments section.

Maybelline Color Drama Intense Lip Paints vs Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks

 

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I mentioned in my recent post on the Maybelline Color Drama Intense Lip Paints (you can see the post here) 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.

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#3 Make-Up News

 

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Here is some new make-up news for this week:

Allure Magazine has reported that MAC will be coming out with a new eyeshadow formulation: MAC Spellbinder Eyeshadows.  These eyeshadows are touted as being intensely pigmented and providing super-rich payoff on the lids.  I can’t wait to check out the eight jewelled toned shades when they launch online and in-store (sometime between October – December 2016).  You can read more here.

If you are a fan of the Anastasia Glow Kits, you might be excited to hear that the brand is releasing an Ultimate Glow Kit for the holiday season.  The Ultimate Glow Kit will contain six gold-toned highlighters, ranging from snowy white to sparkly amber.  I have the Gleam Glow Kit and love it, so I am looking forward to seeing the new Ultimate Glow Kit when it launches.  You can read more and see photos at Temptalia here.

Too Faced has just posted a sneak peek of the upcoming Sweet Peach Glow Palette.  You can see the sneak peek photo on Two Faced Jerrod Blandino’s Instagram page here.

This seems to be the season for colourful eyeshadow palettes.  Kat Von D has just released the Metal Matte Eyeshadow Palette which contains 22 eyeshadows: 9 metal crush eyeshadows in all new shades and 13 rainbow mattes, ranging from light to dark tones.  Looks amazing! You can see the palette on the Kat von D webpage here.  Urban Decay will also be releasing the ‘Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette’ for Holiday 2016.  The palette will contain 18 colourful shades ranging from white, bold and deep bright colours.  You can see a sneak peek photo on the Urban Decay Instagram pages here.

Nude colours more your thing? If so, you might like the new Bare Minerals Gen Nude Collection.  The Gen Nude Collection has 60 lip shades across 4 different finishes, including lipsticks, glosses, liquid lip colours and lip liners.  The range promises to provide nudes in a range of colour tones, such as beige, pink, peach and mauve.  Worth a look if you love nudes! You can read more on the Bare Minerals website here.  If you also like the idea of trying out the lipsticks but aren’t sure where to start, Bare Minerals is releasing an 8-piece collection of mini-sized Gen Nude lipsticks.  You can read more about the 8-piece collection here.

Do you like this sort of post? Any types of launches, make-up ranges or products you would like to read more about? Let me know in the comments section.

Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks in Zealot and Cruel

 

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Urban Decay recently completely revamped their entire lipstick line and launched the Vice lipsticks.  The range includes an impressive 100 shades with six finishes, including sheer, sheer shimmer, cream, metallized, comfort matte and mega matte.  An additional 20 shades are also available exclusively to Sephora, so lucky you if you have access to Sephora to view these shades!

This post features the two shades I purchased with a metallized finish: Zealot and Cruel.  I also have Wonderland (Gwen Stefani packaging), Firebird (Gwen Stefani packaging) and Venom (from the old Revolution range).  Wonderland, Firebird and Venom have all been incorporated into the permanent Vice collection.  You can read my post on Wonderland lipstick here and my post on Venom lipstick here.

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Maybelline Color Drama Intense Lip Paints

 

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Maybelline recently released the Color Drama Intense Lip Paints in the UK (aka Color Jolt Intense Lip Paints in the USA) and they have quickly become a favourite of mine.  The lip paints are smooth, pigmented and feel so light on the lips.  I think they are a good dupe for the Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks – just as pigmented but at a fraction of the price.  Click here to read my post comparing the Maybelline and Too Faced products.

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