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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 Feb 15, 2016 in Makeup | 6 comments

Charlotte Tilbury – Luxury Palette and K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury – Luxury Palette and K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick

So welcome to the next big thing in luxury make-up…. it’s Charlotte Tilbury! Products that have been designed to look as good in your handbag as they do on your face, you’ll never be ashamed to get these out in public for a quick make-up touch-up! I treated myself to this Luxury Palette and K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick with some money that I received for Christmas and I haven’t been disappointed. Read on to find out what I think… Luxury Palette in The Uptown Girl – in each Luxury Palette there are 4 co-ordinating eyeshadows that can take you from desk, through to dusk and on to the disco! There’s a short video on the Charlotte Tilbury website that shows how to apply the eyeshadows to create three different looks – a subtle one for daytime, a slightly smokier look for evening and then a full-on sparkle-fest for the nightclub. To be honest I’m a sucker for sparkle so I usually go for this last one no matter what time of day it...

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Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Makeup | 0 comments

Which Marilyn Monroe red lipstick suits you?

Which Marilyn Monroe red lipstick suits you?

Max Factor have recently launched a brand new collection of red lipsticks inspired by none other than Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn was seldom seem without her iconic red lips after Max Factor transformed her from plain old Norma Jean into the idol that we know today, and red lips have always been seen as extra-glamorous. Personally I usually shy away from a red lipstick unless I’m feeling ultra-confident, but I do usually receive compliments when I wear it. There are four shades in the new Marilyn Monroe lipstick collection, each one created to suit a different skintone: 1 Ruby Red – this was Marilyn’s original red shade and personally I think a bright crimson red will suit anyone. You do need to have the confidence to carry it off, but worn with a minimal eye (think just a smudge of black liner and lashings of mascara) it looks great. I’m on the search for a good bright red lip liner pencil to compliment this Ruby Red shade – do you...

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Posted by on Jan 16, 2016 in Makeup | 0 comments

KOREAN BEAUTY Vely Vely – Lipstick in Red Rouge

KOREAN BEAUTY Vely Vely – Lipstick in Red Rouge

I am currently taking part in an initiative working with BNT News International, a global beauty/fashion/lifestyle and entertainment source based in Seoul, South Korea. I am helping BNT to promote a selection of new and exciting Korean beauty products to a UK audience, these are products that you probably won’t have seen before and some of them are really different and unique. You may have already seen some of my previous Korean beauty reviews, such as this post about Magic Capsule Silky Make Up Base from i-MIIX. This is a Vely Vely Lipstick from Korean make-up brand Imvely, I don’t know too much about the brand really but I’m really impressed with the packaging – the sleek black bullet tube is sturdy and well made and would rival anything from MAC. The shade is No 19 Red Rouge, it’s a bright crimson red – very vibrant. I’m a big believer that every girl should own a red lipstick, although I have to admit I don’t wear red very often...

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Posted by on Sep 19, 2015 in Makeup | 0 comments

W7 – Budget Lip Products

W7 – Budget Lip Products

A couple of weeks ago I received a fab selection of make-up from budget beauty brand W7, so I decided to split them up into three separate reviews – lip products, face products and eye products. Today I’m going to be taking you through the four lip products that I received… The first two are Lip Paints*, available in five colours my shades are called Queen Of Hearts (pink shade, lying down) and Naughty (red shade, standing up). They’re both really opaque and pigmented, definitely more like a thick coloured paint than a gloss although they are very glossy too. Queen Of Hearts is a bright mid-pink shade and Naughty is a bright crimson red. Both have a pleasant tingly minty taste but you just need to be careful you don’t get them on your teeth as they can stain – not a good look! I have to say that they do require very careful application as they’re so bright any mistakes or wonky lip lines will show up...

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Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Makeup | 2 comments

Max Factor – Lipfinity Long Lasting Lipsticks

Max Factor – Lipfinity Long Lasting Lipsticks

Thinking back through the depths of time I think I can remember when Max Factor first launched their Lipfinity range, and it was quite something at the time – the first long-lasting lipstick! I had a friend who wore nothing else and she swore by Lipfinity, although I found the original ones a little too drying on the lips and you had a separate glossy top coat that you could keep applying over the top of the colour which seemed a little too much like reapplying your lipstick to me… Fast forward several years and Max Factor have recently launched their new range of Lipfinity Long Lasting Lipsticks, a range of 12 shades that last up to 8 hours without having to reapply. Encased inside glossy golden bullets these Lipfinity Long Lasting Lipsticks contain a nourishing oil-based emollient rich formula that includes shea butter, and helps to combat the problem of dry lips that you often get with long lasting lip products. The three shades that I’ve been testing out are...

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Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Makeup | 4 comments

MAC – Lipsticks in Japanese Maple & Tanarama

MAC – Lipsticks in Japanese Maple & Tanarama

There’s something about MAC lipsticks that I just love and I’m not sure what it is. I think it’s maybe the way they are displayed in the shop with all of the shades clearly on view, tempting you to have a look? Or the fact that there are so many shades and finishes to try? Or that the little black bullets look so smooth and sleek? Well whatever it is there is definitely something about a MAC lipstick that just makes you want to buy it, and collect more and more! My most recent purchases were this Cremesheen Lipstick in Japanese Maple and Frost Lipstick in Tanarama… Japanese Maple – There are currently 26 different shades of Cremesheen finish Lipstick, I chose Japanese Maple as I was looking for a nude brown shade and I’d read lots of positive reviews about it. Japanese Maple is a pale nude brown shade with a very slight shimmer, and I love the creamy texture you get from the Cremesheen finish lipsticks. In the...

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Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in Makeup | 0 comments

The hunt for the perfect pink lipstick #8

The hunt for the perfect pink lipstick #8

Welcome to the eighth episode of ‘The hunt for the perfect pink lipstick’! I am on the hunt… the hunt for the perfect pink lipstick that is ‘MLBB’ or ‘my lips but better’. You know, the sort of colour that looks from a distance like you’re not wearing lipstick, like you just have naturally pink, plump perfect lips. The sort of colour you can just slick on from the tube and doesn’t need painstaking application with liner and lipbrush. The sort of colour that looks like ‘my lips, but better’. Today I am reviewing MAC Frost Lipstick in Angel. I love MAC make-up, I love the wide choice of lipstick colours that they have available and I love the way that the testers are displayed in the shop so that you can see the real colour of each lipstick and try it out. I like to do my research before purchasing a new MAC lipstick, searching on the internet for swatch images and reviews of colours that I think...

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