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Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Makeup | 4 comments

The newest addition to the Lancôme Juicy family!

The newest addition to the Lancôme Juicy family!

Lancôme Juicy Tubes changed my life. Ok, well that’s a slight exaggeration but it was the first high-end make-up item that I ever bought and it made me feel like I was really getting somewhere. I’d got a good job, was in the process of buying my own house and I could afford to buy premium beauty products. I chose a transparent lemon yellow gloss with tiny flecks of iridescent glitter in, and over the following months I treated myself to several other Juicy Tube variants including a shimmery nude gloss called Pamplemousse which I wore on nights out for years (incidentally Pamplemousse is still going!). Fast forward several (ahem…) years and Juicy Tubes are still going strong, but there’s a new member of the Juicy family vying for attention – the Juicy Shaker.*. Another lip product, this one is a nourishing tinted lip oil which acts a bit like a gloss, and I was sent two of the new shades to try out – Piece of Cake and...

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Posted by on Aug 14, 2016 in Makeup | 2 comments

Lip products from Lord & Berry

Lip products from Lord & Berry

I first heard of Lord & Berry a year or so ago and I was really tempted by the sleek black packaging and wearable shades. They seemed to drop off my radar a bit after that though, and it’s only recently that I’ve started to hear about them again. I was given the opportunity to try out a selection of their lip products and I’ve been using them for about the past 3 weeks. Read on to see what I think: First up it’s the 20100 Lipstick Pencils*, these are available in either Matte or Shiny and I’ve tried out one of each. The pencils are a bit slimmer than the usual chunky crayons that are popular at the moment and this makes it a bit easier to apply the colour straight from the pencil – although you could use a lip brush but it can be a bit tricky to coax enough colour off the slim nib and onto the brush. The pink one is called Flush, it’s...

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Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Makeup | 0 comments

Benefit – Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in A Lister

Benefit – Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in A Lister

I bought this Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss on a bit of a whim at duty free last month, when I was travelling to Amsterdam. I always like to treat myself to a new lipstick whenever I travel on a plane, and as Leeds Bradford Airport is slightly limited in its choice of duty free make-up I quickly decided to go with this offering from Benefit. Ultra Plush Lip Glosses are quite a new product from Benefit and they’re available in 6 different sugary sweet shop shades, I chose A-Lister, a shimmery peach shade as I thought it would look great layered over a nude or a pink lipstick. It’s quite a gloopy, thick lip gloss, and it has a strong, sweet flavour/scent that is just like fruity ice cream! I love the art deco inspired cardboard packaging and the decadent moulded plastic lid, a lot of thought has gone into the Ultra Plush Lip Gloss packaging and it really stands out from other lip glosses. The little green ribbon...

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Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Makeup | 1 comment

MUA – Sheer Finish Lipgloss in Too Much Fun

MUA – Sheer Finish Lipgloss in Too Much Fun

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed anything from MUA so today I’m going to be talking about their Sheer Finish Lipgloss in Too Much Fun. MUA Sheer Finish Lipgloss is a budget rival to Lancôme Juicy Tubes and other similar glosses. The little tubes fit nicely in a pocket or handbag and I love to use lipgloss for a sheer Summer make-up look. The MUA Sheer Finish Lipgloss squirts straight out of the end of the tube onto the lips, and you can then use the flattened nozzle to spread the lipgloss across your lips. This one has a lovely strawberry taste and is really glossy. ‘Too Much Fun’  is a bright raspberry pink, you can clearly see the colour on the swatch image below and it’s really thick and glossy. What’s more, it’s not too runny either and it stays put, not bleeding over the lip line. When I apply lipgloss I like to just apply a really thin coat, as I don’t like the feeling of a...

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Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Makeup | 3 comments

Lancome – Gloss In Love in Under The Spotlight

Lancome – Gloss In Love in Under The Spotlight

This Gloss In Love lipgloss was another Lancome sample that I got in my Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar, but as it’s such a popular product I wanted to review it and let my readers know what I thought of it. Under The Spotlight (number 385) is a raspberry pink with lots of shimmer and shine, but it’s not too bright. It’s probably not the sort of colour I would normally choose for myself (I usually stick to pale pinks and nude browns) but one of the reasons that I love trying out trial sizes and samples so much is that you end up having a go with things that you wouldn’t always try out and sometimes you find a real gem. You can clearly see the shimmer in the swatch image above, and this shimmer really adds to the glossy shine when it is on the lips. It applies to the lips easily using the felt applicator inside the lid, the pointed end is great for defining the top...

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Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Makeup | 0 comments

Beautiful Movements – Lip Gloss in Nude

Beautiful Movements – Lip Gloss in Nude

I’m already a big fan of natural make-up brand Beautiful Movements, so when I received this Nude Mineral Lip Gloss in my December Glossybox I was over the moon! Beautiful Movements used to be known as BM Beauty and one of their co-founders is stunning ex-Pussycat Doll Kimberley Wyatt. Beautiful Movements are a natural cosmetic brand and their products are free from parabens, animal products, synthetic dyes & fragrances, neither are they tested on animals. Kimberley explains in the December Glossybox magazine that this is her favourite lip gloss, the Nude colour can be worn with any make-up look and suits all skin types… and she isn’t wrong! You can see from the swatch image above that this Nude Mineral Lip Gloss from Beautiful Movements is an orangey-based neutral coloured gloss. It is fairly glossy, but not too shiny that it looks unnatural on your lips. I have been wearing it on its own, but it would also be really useful to add a bit of gloss over the...

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Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Makeup | 1 comment

MUA – Power Pout in Irreplaceable

MUA – Power Pout in Irreplaceable

There are so many chubby lip pencils about at the moment that it’s difficult to know which ones to choose. I love Clinique’s Chubby Sticks but they’re a bit pricey so I thought I would check out MUA’s value offering in the chubby pencil market. I have already reviewed MUA’s Power Pout pencil in chic nude Rendezvous, you can read that here. Irreplaceable is a bright fuchsia pinky purple colour, it is really vibrant. I was a bit unsure about whether I could wear something so bright when I first tried it out, but as it is fairly glossy and sheer this helps to tone down the colour a little. It is lovely and buttery and moisturising and doesn’t dry out when on the lips – it stills feels soft and moisturising hours after applying it. It will be great in the Winter to help protect your lips from the cold weather. You can clearly see from the image below how glossy this colour is. The silver end of...

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Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Makeup | 0 comments

Mirenesse – Lip Lift Moisture Shine in Pale Rose

Mirenesse – Lip Lift Moisture Shine in Pale Rose

Mirenesse pride themselves on being Australia’s Number 1 online beauty brand, and today I am reviewing their Lip Lift Moisture Shine in Pale Rose that I recently received in my Latest In Beauty Editor’s Picks collection box. Lip Lift Moisture Shine is a plumping lip gloss that contains Vitamin E and Collagen, the Collagen microspheres swell on contact with the lips to plump the lips within 5 minutes. I quite like the packaging with the shaped silver top, although I do think it looks a little bit old fashioned. The silver top screws off to reveal a fairly average applicator that can be used to apply the gloss to the lips. This lip gloss is a lovely dusky rose pink colour, a fairly natural shade, and it is lovely and thick and glossy as you can see from the swatch image below. There is very little scent or taste to it which is good, and it is a creamy colour with no shimmer. Although I love the colour of...

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