Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Crazy bright lips - Where to spend and where to stop.

I am a big fan of weird lip colours, so today I thought I would talk you through some of the products I love and one that I don't love so much for a crazy coloured bright lip. 

Jeffree Star has a huge range of crazy coloured lipsticks and I love them. Two of my favourites are definitely Crocodile tears which is a gorgeous deep green and Blue velvet which is a stunning blue shade. These lipsticks are incredibly easy to wear and very comfortable on the lips. I find that they are very rarely streaky and are just one of my favourites for crazy lip colours. 

The Essence vibrant shock lipsticks are brilliant for if you are on a budget. The shade selection is very limited however if you want to try a crazy coloured lip then its a really good one to try. These are incredibly pigmented and sit comfortably they aren't quite as opaque as a liquid lip. These are definitely one I would recommend them if you were on a budget. 

The NYX Liquid suedes are a good choice if you do want something incredibly opaque but are on a budget. The only thing I worry about these is the that they don't set down completely matte, therefore there is always the risk that they are going to end up all over the face. They do set down to a slight satin finish and are long lasting it's just the initial glossiness. I love the shade Stone fox which is a grey toned brown and it's actually one I wear a lot. 

Unfortunately I don't really like the MUA velvets, which upsets me as they come in such a huge range of shades. They set down to a beautiful velvet finish so are amazing for photography and things however they are so incredibly dry. They are very uncomfortable which is such a shame as they are super affordable. 

That's it for today, I would love to know what your favourite bright lipsticks are! 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

This month I loved, 01

I can't remember when the last time I did a favourites post was however I have decided this year I'm going to try and get all twelve favourites posts out on both my youtube and blog as they are some of my favourite posts to read and I love looking back on them at the end of the year. 

First off I wanted to mention bullet journaling, I have really stuck to it throughout January and have been thoroughly enjoying it. I have tried both the really simple bullet journal and the super complicated. At the moment I would say I am somewhere in the middle and I am enjoying it so much. If you would like a post about bullet journaling let me know in the comments as I'd love to do that. The rest of my favourites this month are beauty related, I wanted to mention Lush Sleepy as it is something I have been using all month. If you aren't a lavender fan then this isn't for you however I personally adore the way it smells. I'm not sure it actually helps me sleep however I do find it helps me to relax. 

Moving onto makeup, for the face I have been loving the Maybelline fit me concealer. They have recently expanded the shade range and there is now finally a shade pale enough for my winter skin tone. Number 5 matches me perfectly and is actually pale enough to highlight under my eyes. This concealer is one I have loved for a long time, it reminds me so much of Urban Decay naked skin and is just a fab overall concealer for drier skin types. I got a load of Glossier stuff for christmas and without a doubt the Cloud paint in Haze is my favourite. It is a beautiful peachy brown shade which adds a slight peach flush to the cheeks which works beautifully with so many eye looks. The other item for the face I wanted to mention is the Nip and fab liquid gold highlighter in white gold. This is a beautiful pink toned highlight shade which looks so beautiful. This is definitely an intense highlight when used on the cheekbones however if it is mixed into the foundation it gives a stunning luminous look to even the most matte of foundations. 

Moving onto the eyes I wanted to mention the newest mascara from Maybelline, since picking up the Total Temptation mascara I have worn nothing else. I normally don't like a mascara straight away however I have fallen in love with this one. It lengthens the lashes and adds just enough volume. It actually reminds me a lot of Benefit They're real once it has begun to dry out. The other eye product is a liner, I have been looking for a deep red liner for ages however didn't want to spend a lot as I wasn't sure how much I would use it. However I have worn the Essence Long-lasting liner in Berry-fan-tastic so much this month. I have been pairing it with very warm toned grungey looks and I just love what it adds. I was a little worried it would make my eyes look sore however I don't find it does as long as it's paired with the right look. 

Finally for lips I have the Maybelline Super stay matte ink, I didn't pick out a particular shade as I have been loving pretty much all of the shades. I have every shade apart from 85 which I cannot seem to get anywhere. These are super highly pigmented and last forever on the lips. They aren't completely matte immediately however once they have dried down fully they are a comfortable matte. The shade range is also amazing, I would definitely recommend you check these out. Finally I wanted to mention the Gerard cosmetics Hydra matte in Iced mocha. This is something I have recently dug out of my collection and have fallen back in love with. It is a beautiful slightly grey toned shade. The hydra mattes are a lot more matte than the super stay ink's and are more like the traditional matte. 

So that's it for today, what are your January favourites? 

Friday, February 09, 2018

Trying out Bleach London and a giveaway

I am kind of frustrated here as when I initially ordered this I picked up nine shades for my palette and nine shades to go in the giveaway palette however one was out of stock by the time it shipped so I'm super sorry about that! 

Today I wanted to do a pretty in depth review of the shadows I picked out, if you are a lover of warm tones this is definitely the giveaway for you. I only actually have one issue with these shadows and thats the names. they don't have proper names they are just a mix of letters which is super annoying as it makes it difficult to remember. However other than that I am really impressed with the shadows. They blend beautifully and have a nice amount of pigment making them easy to work with. The shade range they stock is pretty varied and I'm actually thinking about building a green/blue based palette next. 

RB 1 sh - This shade is your basic matte white, it isn't the brightest white ever however I am not a big fan of a super intense brow bone highlight. This is definitely enough for me. 

R SH - this one is a satin finish baby pink shade, it has got a little mauve in it making it a little deeper than your traditional baby pink shade. 

BP 2 MA - This one is a salmon pink shade with a matte finish. I find this one makes a beautiful transition shade for when I use the deeper oranges in the palette. 

TD 4 MA - This one is similar to BP 2 MA however it has a more orange tone than a pink one. Again a great transition shade or crease shade when applied heavily. 

TD MA - This one is your standard matte orange shade, it is quite bright in comparison to something like Morocco by Makeup geek. I think this is definitely one you would want in your collection if you are into brighter shades. 

TD ME - This one is the other satin shade in the palette. It is actually a very similar bright orange to the shade above however a tiny bit deeper. This one has a beautiful golden sheen and is my favourite lid shade in my palette. 

ISR 4 SH - This one is a super deep red shade perfect for deepening up a look. I also really loved this shade just smoked all over the lid as it is one of those that appears to sit darker in the crease. 

GS 3 ME - The final shade in the palette, it is such an intense highly metallic yellow gold. I'm fully aware this definitely isn't to everyones taste however I love it. It pairs perfectly with the orange shades in the palette to create a beautiful sunset eye look. 

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