Monday, 11 August 2014
The last thing I brought from Mac at the airport was the lip liner in Hip 'N' Happy. I confess that I only brought this product because the lady on the counter suggested it to go with Snob, I didn't need it but so glad I have it now. Hip 'N' Happy is a dirty blue pink and complements Snob perfectly.
I never used a lip liner until Urban Decay brought out their lipsticks and the lady on counter told me that the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils were a must have. Since then I have fallen for the charms of lip liners, they make your lipstick last twice as long and can be worn with a number of different lipsticks to create different colours. My favourite way to wear lip liners is with lip gloss, you can just use a clear or a coloured. Hip'N'Happy is the perfect pink which can be worn on its own for a gorgeous colour.
I find the Mac lip liners are not as creamy as the Urban Decay ones but they go on perfectly and have amazing staying power. I do find them a bit tricky to sharpen but I don't know if that's just me being a loser with the sharpener. I am happy to have added a Mac lip liner to my collection and will be surely adding more.
Do you guys use lip liners?
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Snob was the second product I picked up from the Mac counter at the airport, I didn't go looking for a particular lipstick colour so just spent a while swatching them all. I was really impressed with the swatch for Snob and thought what the heck lets give it ago! This is only my second lipstick from Mac but seeing as the other one I own is my all time favourite lipstick I was pretty excited to get another one!
Snob is a satin lipstick which applies so smoothly and is highly pigmented. Snob is a cool toned pink with slight purple undertones,were it is so cool toned I think not everyone could get away with this colour. When I first tried this colour on my lips I was a bit unsure. But after trying it a few more times I realised that actually its a very beautiful colour which I can pull off with my NC15 skin tone. I tend to apply Snob over Mac Hip 'N' Happy lip pencil just because I prefer to use one under my lipsticks. It sounds weird but I can not stop smelling this lipstick, I just find it smells just like cake icing, I feel that it smells a lot stronger than my other Mac lipstick. However the smell does not transfer to the lips which I am very happy about!
Overall I am starting to love this lip colour more and would recommend it for those with a paler skin tone. Have you guys tired Snob?
Friday, 11 July 2014
I have had these products for ages but realised today that I haven't got a blog post about them! Shocker! When MUA first launched their Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers I knew I had to try them, but it took me forever to actually find a Superdrug that stocked them. When I finally found them in store I picked up 2, Atomic and Criminal.
I was quite surprised at how much I actually like these lacquers due to being only £3 I was worried that the product would be cheap and not work as well. But I was wrong! Firstly the packaging is gorgeous and very fancy looking for MUA! They come in frosted glass packing with a black lid with gold lettering - very nice MUA. The lacquers themselves have amazing pigmentation and apply to the lips as a thick gloss however dry completely matte. I have to say I do hate the short time during the drying stage as your lips feel horrible and sticky and I just hate anything sticky on my lips, but luckily once dry the stickiness goes. With these products you have to be so fast at applying because they do dry in record time and will show up any mistakes. I have really odd shaped lips and you can really tell with these lacquers but oh well! The colour lasts me the whole day without having to reapply even with eating and drinking which I think is great as I hate having to reapply my lip gloss every 5 minutes! Below are swatches of both colours:
Atomic is a vibrant orange but does look quite red in some lights and pictures. Atomic was the first colour I picked out as I LOVE anything orange.
Criminal is a bright purple pink, I loved this colour as soon as I saw it because who doesn't love bright pink!
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
As some of you may know I am now in New York for 3 months (yay!) as my boyfriend is working over here, but it did mean that I had to fly by myself, arrrgghh! I hate flying as it is, but being on my own scared me even more! So I figured to help with my fear at the airport I would go to the Mac counter! I purchased 3 products and will do a blog post for each of them.
The first product I picked up was the Blush Peaches, I have wanted this blush for sooooo long but for some reason every time I went to a counter I have left without it. Now that I have it I don't know how I lived without it, it has got to be my favorite blush EVER! I have been wearing everyday since arriving in New York on the 27th.
I have never before used a powder blush from Mac, only one of their cream blushes and I can not get over how beautiful it is to apply. It feels so soft and is soo easy to blend! Peaches is a matte blush which is the most gorgeous peach shade, the shade is so warming on and really does make my skin glow. I am the foundation shade NC15 and find that Peaches suits my skin tone perfectly, really warming and gives me a slight bronzed look. As I mentioned Peaches is a matte blush but I do sometimes add a highlighter over the top to add a subtle shimmer.
I am so happy that I now finally own this beauty and would recommend it to everyone as I feel that the colour would suit everyone! I am slightly worried because I now want to try more Mac powder blushes and feel that this is the start of a very beautiful addiction!
What are your favorite blushes from Mac?
Friday, 23 May 2014
Miners Cosmetics have launched their staple product Tin o' Tint with limited edition packaging as they have teamed up with the pop group NVS who are supporting Little Mix on their tour throughout May and June! They have released 5 lip balms in 5 different flavors, each one supporting a different band member.
The balm flavors represent each band member:
Harri Tin o' Tint Pink Grapefruit
Tess Tin o' Tint Mango
Axel Tin o' Tint Cocoa Bean
Danny Tin o' Tint Watermelon
Dec Tin o' Tint Cherry
The lovely people at Miners kindly sent me a Dec Tin o' Tiny Cherry* to try and here are my thoughts :)!
The balm comes in a cute little pot with a great eye catching design, this comes in the limited edition box which has a picture and signature of the band member is represents - in my case it is Dec! The colour of cherry is a gorgeous deep berry shade and it smells incredible! I was a tad worried at first because I thought it might smell sickly like some other cherry lip products but this balm reminded me of a cherry candle - such a beautiful sent!
The balm has a lovely texture and was not sticky at all, it was super moisturising and left a nice tint on the lips. The colour isn't super pigmented just a glossy tint which will be great for summer and at £2.99 they are super affordable!
Overall I love this product and really want to try the other flavors
* PR Sample
Sunday, 18 May 2014
As soon as I saw a picture of the Revlon Parfumerie scented polishes I fell in love. These polishes are supposed to be scented once dry and they really don't disappoint! I am a huge sucker for packaging and you really cannot get better than these polishes - the bottles are just gorgeous and look beautiful on a dressing table. I was a little unsure of the rounded tops at first thinking that they would make it difficult to apply the polish but they are very easy to use and cause no problems at all. The shades and scents are split into three categories - Sweets & Spices, Freshes and Fruits & Florals and with 24 shades you are sure to find something for you!
Now as there are so many shades to choose from it was a difficult choice in which ones to buy so I choose one from each category! The first one I am going to talk about is Autumn Spice which is a dark chocolaty brown with gold and red shimmer. This is such a gorgeous shade which looks incredible on, it is one of those shades which I can't stop looking at when its on my nails.The scent is exactly how I imagined it to be like nutmeg and cinnamon - it reminds me of burning spice scented candles.
Autumn Spice went onto the nails beautifully and dried super quick which I was grateful for as I hate waiting for nail polish to dry! The colour lasted 3 days before it started to chip which is incredible for my nails which usually make polish chip just hours after applying! The scent was nice and strong on the first day of application but started to fade on the 2nd and by the 3rd had completely gone, however I wasn't to disappointed about the scent because you are still left with a gorgeous colour! It is really hard to capture the true beauty of this colour in pictures but I promise its gorgeous!!
Keep your eyes out for my next post :)!
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Ok I know what you are thinking MORE URBAN DECAY?!?!? I know but I can't help it, I just love Urban Decay makeup so I wont apologise :) A couple of posts ago I spoke about the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion which I loooooveeeeee! But LSD was actually the first pencil I brought - actually I think LSD was my first ever Urban Decay product! So I guess it is what started this love affair.
LSD is the most beautiful colour ever, a gorgeous dark blue with turquoise shimmer! I absolutely love wearing blue on my eyes, I hate it when I hear people saying people with blue eyes can't wear blue.. I love the colour blue so will continue to wear it on my eyes!
The formula of LSD is great, so creamy and glides onto the eye lids perfectly. I find that the liner lasts incredibly well even on my oily lids but I do find that it can sometimes transfer to the top of my lid but only sometimes.
The packaging for the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils are beautiful, I love how the packaging matches the colour of the product - I want all the colours just because they would look gorgeous on my dressing table!!
I normally wear LSD as a thick winged eyeliner and line the bottom lashes too! This eyeliner is just gorgeous and I love wearing it.
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
When Urban Decay launched the Revolution Lipsticks I knew I had to have one, the packaging is just amazing - just look at it! The only problem was choosing which one as there are so many gorgeous colours, I was thinking about just going for a safe pink but the mua on the counter suggested F-Bomb. When I saw F-Bomb I was like hell no! I just didn't think I would be able to pull of such a strong colour, F-Bomb is a in your face bright red that I thought would look hideous on me. The mua persuaded me to let her put it on me so I could see the colour on - she first applied the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in 69 then put F-Bomb over the top. When I looked into the mirror I actually said wow, I LOVED it! The colour just looked so glamorous and pretty!
The lipstick has such a strong colour that you only need to apply the tiniest amount and once its on the lips it aint going anywhere!! I only need to apply this colour once a day and it lasts right to the end of the day. I do find that the lipstick does drag a little on the lips so would recommend the use of a lip balm first!
I am so glad I tried this lipstick as I love it!
Have you guys tried Urban Decays Revolution Lipsticks? What are your favorite statement lipsticks?
Love Holly xx
Sunday, 20 April 2014
When I heard that Revlon were bringing out Matte versions of their Colourburst Balms I was so excited! I don't own any of the original balms but they were on my list to buy, but being a huge fan off matte lip products the matte balms went straight to the top! The colour I picked up is Audacious which is a bright orange coral red - I was drawn to this colour straight away as I am a sucker for a orange lipstick. The formula is gorgeous and creamy, the balm doesn't dry my lips out either which is a bonus! The balms have a minty smell which is lovely and not to overpowering when on the lips.The lasting power of these balms is amazing, the colour lasts hours before having to reapply.
I love this balm and am hoping to purchase more colours soon!
Do you guys own any of Revlons Colourburst Matte Balms?
Love Holly xx
Sunday, 6 April 2014
As you all have most likely realised by now, I love Sleek Makeup and already own one of their True Colour Lipstick in the colour Papaya Punch which is a matte lipstick. I loved Papaya Punch and really wanted to try one of Sleeks Sheen lipsticks, so I purchased Baby Doll. I loved the look of Baby Doll but unfortunately it just does not suit me! It is such a beautiful colour that I am disappointed that it didn't suit me but I just don't have the colouring for it and it's just to pale and really drains me out! I think it will look gorgeous on someone with more of a tanned skin tone! The formula it lovely and goes on really well and lasts quite a long time before having to reapply!
Overall even though Baby Doll wasn't for me, I still love Sleeks lipsticks and will be buying lots more :)
Love Holly xx
Thursday, 3 April 2014
If you are looking for a really intense black eyeliner then you need this! Perversion is the blackest eyeliner I have ever tried, and it is just so creamy! It glides onto the lids effortlessly and does not drag at all. I would have never used a pencil eyeliner to do my eyeliner flick because every one I tried just dragged on the eyelids and looked awful but Perversion just works so well. Perversion dries within seconds so you really need to be quick if you are going to blend!
Perversion does not budge once dry at all! I get really oily eyelids (ew) and this eyeliner is not fazed by this at all! I feel that eyeliner really finishes of a eye look and Perversion is honestly the best I have ever tried!
Overall you need this eyeliner!
Have you tried Perversion?
Love Holly xx