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Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Makeup | 2 comments

Chanel – Precision Lip Definer in Natural

Chanel – Precision Lip Definer in Natural

I love a good lip liner pencil but I think they’re getting a bit overlooked these days in favour of other more trendy make-up products such as brow pencils. When it comes to lip pencils I think there are some great ones out there and there’s something to suit every budget. I’ve always had a bit of a thing for Chanel lip pencils, they last for ages and they have a cute little lip brush on the other end. My latest purchase is Chanel Precision Lip Definer pencil in the shade 34 Natural. It’s a nude brown shade, not too pale and not too dark. Nude lips have been such a thing for ages now and they work so well when you’re wearing a look where the focus is on the eyes. This pencil works with both pinky-toned and browny-toned lipsticks, my favourite at the moment is Japanese Maple from Mac that I reviewed last year. You can see from the swatch image above that Natural does have pinky...

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Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Makeup | 3 comments

MAC – Lip Pencil in Hip N Happy

MAC – Lip Pencil in Hip N Happy

Well today has been lovely and bright and sunny and feels just like the first day of Spring. So I’m bringing you a review of a lovely pink Lip Pencil from MAC to help get everyone into the Spring spirit! A few months ago I wrote a review of Clarins Lipliner Pencils in Bay Rose and Chocolate, and talked about how lip pencils had become a bit uncool. Since then I’ve been trying to increase my collection of lip pencils (which was woefully pathetic in size compared to my collection of lipsticks!) and I recently treated myself to this lovely Lip Pencil in Hip N Happy from MAC. MAC has such a great selection of Lip Pencil colours available and whilst they’re not cheap they are good quality. This pencil is neither hard nor soft, the perfect consistency to use around the delicate lip area, and you can use it just to line the lips or also to fill in the lips to provide a long-lasting base for your...

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Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Makeup | 5 comments

Clarins  – Lipliner Pencils in Bay Rose & Chocolate

Clarins – Lipliner Pencils in Bay Rose & Chocolate

Is it just me or are there not many reviews of lip liner pencils on blogs these days? Perhaps it’s because a lip liner pencil is just one of those things that is a necessity but isn’t very exciting? Well all that is about to change! I’m on a one-woman mission to make lip liner pencils sexy again! Starting now: I want to talk to you about these very lovely Lipliner Pencils* from Clarins in Bay Rose and Chocolate. They come packaged in the usual bright red Clarins boxes that I love so much. Both of these Lipliner Pencils have a lovely soft texture and they are enriched with Vitamin E. They glide on easily around the lip line with no dragging – there’s nothing worse than a really hard lip pencil that hurts the delicate skin around the lips. Not only can they be used as lip liners, they can also be used in place of lipstick all over the lip, the soft buttery texture means the colour...

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Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Makeup | 3 comments

Step-by-step guide to the perfect eyeliner

Step-by-step guide to the perfect eyeliner

You may have read my post recently about the launch of Essence make-up in the UK, a fantastically affordable range of make-up exclusive to Wilkinsons. Well here is another of their amazing budget make-up products – the 2in1 Eyeliner Pen. Currently only available in black, this liquid eyeliner pen has 2 felt-tip type nibs – one thin and pointed, and the other thick with a flat nib a bit like a calligraphy pen. I love anything that is multi-use and this liquid eyeliner doesn’t disappoint. The image below shows the thin nib: The image below shows the thick nib: You can use each nib to create a different eye look, or you can use them together to create a look. The thick nib would be perfect to create a dramatic 1960s style eye with no eyeshadow, just a thick line of black liner that wings up to a cats eye and lots of black mascara. The swatch image below shows clearly the line that each nib gives: The liner...

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Posted by on Aug 2, 2014 in Makeup | 0 comments

Collection – Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liner in ‘Hustle’

Collection – Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liner in ‘Hustle’

I love a glittery eye liner… in fact I love anything glittery! I’ve been a long time user of Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners (you can read my review of their Baked shade  here) but I’ve recently been looking into some budget alternatives and this was the best I’ve come across – Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liner in Hustle from Collection (formerly Collection 2000). I love to wear a silver glitter eyeliner with a smokey eye in Winter, or in Summer it looks great with a fairly neutral eye topped off with lots of black mascara. The swatch image above shows the grungy gunmetal coloured glitter with an iridescent shine and fairly large glitter flakes. The image above shows the brush, the lid is quite long which makes it a little bit difficult to apply but I like the very fine brush which you can gently drift along the lashline of your top lid. I really like this glitter eyeliner, you can see from the image below that...

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Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Makeup | 0 comments

L’Oreal Paris – Super Liner in Black Crystals

L’Oreal Paris – Super Liner in Black Crystals

A couple of weeks ago I reviewed the Super Liner Black Lacquer in Black Vinyl from L’Oreal Paris, and today I am reviewing the same liquid eyeliner in Black Crystals. The Super Liner is a black liquid eyeliner in felt tip form. Black Crystals is a deep intense black shade with tiny gold flecks in it. You can just about pick out the gold shimmer from the swatch image below but the gold particles really are tiny. It needs a good shake before each use too to ensure that the gold flecks are evenly distributed throughout the eyeliner. The applicator is a bit like that of a felt tip pen, although the spongy nib is very long and thin and slightly bendy which allows you to apply a really thin line of eyeliner if you want. I actually find this easier than using a liquid eyeliner that has a brush applicator, and I like to apply it AFTER my mascara so that I can get up really close to...

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Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Makeup | 2 comments

L’Oreal Paris – Super Liner Black Lacquer in Black Vinyl

L’Oreal Paris – Super Liner Black Lacquer in Black Vinyl

Apologies for the terrible photo of this Super Liner Black Lacquer eyeliner from L’Oreal Paris, the pen is so shiny and reflective that it was a nightmare to photograph. Luckily that’s the only bad thing about this product as it’s a really great liquid eyeliner. Back in my teenage years I used to use a lot of L’Oreal Paris products (or just plain old L’Oreal as they were known then!), I particularly liked their lipsticks and the metallic tubes always made me feel I was using a premium product despite the affordable prices. This Super Liner Black Lacquer is a black liquid eyeliner. I’ve been using the Black Vinyl shade, so called because it’s so shiny and glossy it does actually look like it has the texture of vinyl – you can see this from the swatch image above. It’s a really intense deep black shade. The applicator is a bit like that of a felt tip pen, although the nib is very long and thin and slightly bendy...

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Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Makeup | 3 comments

Urban Decay – 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Covet

Urban Decay – 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Covet

I am a massive fan of Urban Decay cosmetics, they have funky packaging, great palettes and I love the use of sparkle, glimmer and glitter within their products. Plus Urban Decay is a member of Cruelty Free International, meaning that they have acquired the ‘Leaping Bunny’ stamp and their products are not tested on animals. 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils come in such a wide range of bright colours, and they can also sometimes be purchased in limited edition colour-coordinated mini collections. This review is just looking at the shade called Covet (more recently re-named Junkie), a brilliant emerald green colour with a lovely shimmer. If you want to find out more about the other colours available then check out my other review of these amazing eye pencils. I really love the green colour and I think it goes well with my blue eyes. 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils all have a lovely velvety soft texture meaning they are really easy to apply, plus they are waterproof and really long lasting,...

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