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Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Makeup | 8 comments

Sleek – Candy Tint Lip Balms

Sleek – Candy Tint Lip Balms

Sleek Makeup is is one of my favourite high street brands and I was so pleased when they asked me if I’d like to try out their new Candy Tint Lip Balms. Formulated with Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E to provide long lasting hydration these tinted lip balms are a cross between a lipstick and a lip treatment balm. The ingredients also include vitamins A and C which help to protect the delicate lips from free radicals and SPF 15 to help shield the lips from the sun in all weathers. Available in six candy shades, I’ve been trying out Sherbet, Cherry Drop and Tutti Fruity: Sherbet is a nude peach shade and probably the colour that I was initially most drawn to. I like neutral lips and this gives your pout a natural hint of colour with a good gloss. Perfect for those ‘no make-up’ make-up looks. I was a bit scared of raspberry red Cherry Drop when I first laid eyes on it, I usually steer clear of red...

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Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Makeup, Skincare | 4 comments

Miners – Tin O’Tint Strawberry

Miners – Tin O’Tint Strawberry

When I think of the brand Miners it reminds me of the very first eyeshadow palette I had as a little girl (a cast-off from my Mum!), it was a pale blue duo and I used it when I was dressing up. Fast forward many years and I had pretty much forgotten about the brand, but they’re starting to make a come back. I was sent this cute little Miners Tin O’Tint Strawberry to try out, it’s a tinted lip balm and I just love the little round tin and it will be great for keeping earrings in when the lip balm is finished. The first thing that struck me with this product is the lovely strong strawberry scent (I’m a sucker for anything fruity). This Miners Tin O’Tint does have quite a strong red tint which is great, I often find that other tinted lip balms don’t actually have much colour to them. You can build up the colour on your lips by applying more of the lip...

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Posted by on Dec 15, 2013 in Makeup | 0 comments

MeMeMe – Cherub’s Blush Cheek & Lip Tint

MeMeMe – Cherub’s Blush Cheek & Lip Tint

This full-size 12ml bottle of Cherub’s Blush Cheek & Lip Tint from Me Me Me Cosmetics came in my October Glossybox. I’m not one to use liquid tints generally, although I have used Benefit’s popular Bene-tint on occasions, but I was wondering if this product could convert me. Cherub’s Blush is a dark red liquid contained within a little bottle – it looks a bit like a nail varnish bottle and it has a brush attached inside the lid just like a nail varnish bottle too. The liquid tint can be used on both lips and cheeks to give a rosy tint, just by applying a dab with the brush and then blending it with the fingers. The swatch image below shows how the tint looks when it is first applied, and then after it has been blended. The first thing I noticed about this product after taking the swatch images is that it REALLY stains the fingers! This put me off Cherub’s Blush a lot – who wants...

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Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Makeup | 0 comments

Bobbi Brown – SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer

Bobbi Brown – SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer

Today I am reviewing SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer from Bobbi Brown. I use this product a lot, it’s my go-to tinted moisturiser and I wear it most days. I’ve had this tube a while now and it’s almost empty. This tube is the old style, it has had a redesign to a slightly longer flatter tube, but other than that it has remained the same. The shade of SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer that I wear is Light Tint, this is a pale creamy beige colour. There are 6 other shades available. The texture of this tinted moisturiser is really creamy and nice, and it gives a soft sheer finish on the skin. I rub a blob (about the size of a large pea!) between my fingers and then apply it to my face like I would with a regular moisturiser, but being careful to avoid my eyes, eyebrows and hairline. It gives a nice even coverage, but not too thick – it’s a great choice if you already have...

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Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in Makeup | 0 comments

The hunt for the perfect pink lipstick #4

The hunt for the perfect pink lipstick #4

Welcome to the fourth 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’. This is the third lipstick that I have tested as part of my hunt – Joli Rouge lipstick in Petal Pink* from Clarins. I am a big user of Clarins skincare products, but I am ashamed to say that this is the first Clarins make-up item I have tried. Petal Pink looks quite a dark pink colour in the tube but the Joli Rouge lipsticks are creamy and sheer with a supple texture so it doesn’t translate as dark...

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Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Makeup | 0 comments

Seventeen – Mirror Shine Lipstick in Cheeky Secret

Seventeen – Mirror Shine Lipstick in Cheeky Secret

When I was a teenager I used to love Boots Seventeen products (or 17 as it used to be known) as they were great value and had a wide range of trendy colours. Fast forward several years and Seventeen is a brand I haven’t used for ages, so I thought I would try out one of their lipsticks. I chose this Mirror Shine Lipstick in Cheeky Secret as I had been thinking about buying an orange-toned lipstick for a while. Mirror Shine Lipsticks are really soft and sheer with a nice gloss-like shine – hence the name ‘Mirror Shine’! The square-shaped black bullet tube has a nifty little pull out mirror hidden inside the lid which is a really nice touch, perfect for applying your lippy when you’re out and about. I love products with surprising little ‘added extras’ and this doesn’t disappoint. Cheeky Secret is a lovely sheer lipstick, with just a hint of a tint of orange. It goes on to the lips much sheerer than it...

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Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in Makeup | 2 comments

Tony Moly – Petite Bunny Gloss Bar in Juicy Strawberry

Tony Moly – Petite Bunny Gloss Bar in Juicy Strawberry

First of all, big thanks to Fee from fab blog Makeup Savvy who first brought this cute Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar to my attention in her ‘May Favourites’ post. I had never heard of Tony Moly before this, but as soon as I saw this I had to order one! Tony Moly is a Korean skincare and make-up brand, but their products are widely available in the UK via Ebay and other selected websites. Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar works like a regular lipstick whereby you twist the end and the gloss stick twists up ready to apply to your lips. Juicy Strawberry is a lovely translucent pink lip gloss, very glossy and shiny with a great tint. It feels really moisturising and also has a nice juicy strawberry fragrance. The 2 swatch images below have been taken both with and without a camera flash. The image with the flash shows just how glossy this lip product is. The lid has a cute bunny face and...

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