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’!
I came across this ’20 Beauty Questions’ make-up tag on a make-up and lifestyle blog calledAmber&Amethyst(which she found on Beautify Brooke). Here are my answers to the make-up tag. Hope you enjoy reading the post!
I’ve pasted the questions at the end of the post, so feel free to let me know your answers in the comments section below. I always love finding out about other people’s favourite products and make-up stashes:o).
Back in July 2016, I wrote a post featuring the Too Faced Sweethearts Bronzer (click here to read the post). I really loved this product (and still do!) and it made me curious about the other Sweethearts products. My cousin’s wife mentioned to me that she had purchased the Sweethearts blush in ‘Peach Beach’ and so I thought it would be fun to check out the range.
After swatching (and re-swatching) each of the blushes, I settled on ‘Sparkling Bellini’. This particular blush has now become one of my favourites whenever I want to add a peachy-pink glow to my cheeks. The blush is made up of three complementary shades (more on that below), meaning you can get four different blush effects on your cheeks. Versatile, glowy and peachy-pink cheeks – I love it!
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.
QVC UK started selling IT Cosmetics last year and since then, I have been eager to try out some of their products. As of last week, QVC UK started selling the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream as part of a special 4 piece collection. I’ve heard a lot of great things about this product (Emilynoel83 loves it), along with the other items in the collection, and so I couldn’t resist ordering it for myself. The collection was also available last weekend for a ‘Today’s Special Value’ deal of £47.89, rather than £65, as part of QVC UK’s Beauty Weekend. So I just had to get it!
I thought I’d do a post showing what the collection looks like and giving a quick overview of the products inside. I’ve just received the set and not yet had a chance to play around with the products. I might do a few other posts providing more information on what I think of the products once I’ve used them and more detailed product pictures (let me know in the comments section if you would like to see these types of posts).
I have been looking for ideas for new posts and found this make-up tag on a beauty and lifestyle blog I came across recently (everythingmeli.com). I really enjoy reading this type of posts on other sites so I thought ‘why not post something like this here’? So here are my answers to the ‘Just for fun’ make-up tag questions. Hope you enjoy reading the post!
I’ve pasted the questions at the end of the post, so feel free to let me know your answers in the comments section below. I always love finding out about other people’s favourite products :o).
I mentioned some time ago in a ‘sneak peek’ post (read more here) that I had purchased several products from the Benefit brow range. This post will focus on one of the products: the Ready, Set, Brow! 24 Hour Setting Gel. When I had a brow lesson at the House of Fraser counter, the make-up artist used this product on my brows straight after she used the Goof Proof Pencil (click here to read my post on this pencil) to define, shape and set my brows. I really loved how defined, yet natural, this product made my brows look and purchased it some time after when Debenhams had a 10% off beauty event sale.