Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers

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What are they?

Longer lasting sort of ‘liquid lipsticks’… Gorgeous.

 

The Review:

There are 8 shades in the collection ranging from nude to bright vivid red. There is definitely something for everyone and there are some great wearable every days pinks too. The packaging is lovely and you can see the product in the tube which is fantastic!

Application is a dream with a doe foot like applicator with a twist – the product collects in a little hollow in the applicator (see the above picture). Genius! You can use the colour straight like that for the full on gorgeously pigmented colour or wipe it off a little for a more natural colour. They apply with a gloss like shine and then settle to a subtle sheen.

The pigmentation is beautiful, colour range is fantastic and the the product is long lasting – perfect for night out, especially as the colours don’t bleed at all. An added bonus is that they are so comfortable to wear, they don’t dry my lips out like some other long lasting lippies I’ve tried. Can’t fault them!

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From top to bottom: Apocaliptic, Nova and Celestial.

 

 

Worth the money?

Absolutely! These are fantastic and at £5.99 are very affordable.

You can get them on the Rimmel website, Boots and Superdrug 🙂 GO GET ‘EM GIRLIES!

 

http://www.boots.com/en/Rimmel-London-Apocalips-Lip-Lacquer_1296026/

Favourite Natural lip combo

Intro:

So, I have been on the hunt for a relatively cheap nude/natural lipstick for every day that will go with anything. As you all know i’m sure, it can be rather tricky to find one that fits that description that doesn’t make you look a bit dead. Finally, however, I have found it!

Trusty L’Oreal released a range of Color Riche lipsticks for individual hair colours, this lovely nudey/natural/soft pink shade just so happens to be meant for blondes (which i am not) but who cares! It’s the perfect nude, natural every day colour that many of us have been searching for so I thought I would share it with you all 🙂

As a bonus, you’ll be delighted to know I also found a lip liner pencil that is also nearly an exact match colour wise to go with it yay!

Here are some piccies and the colour names/numbers and prices for you :

 

 

 

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Lipstick in shade: 235 Natural Blondes Nude

£8.19 from Boots, also available at Superdrug and larger chain supermarkets with a make up section.

 

 

 

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Liner in shade: 132 Sweet Pink

£3.99 from Boots, also available at Superdrug and larger chain supermarkets with a make up section.

Diego Dalla Palma Snow White and the Huntsman palette

What is it?

A palette partnered with the Snow White and The Huntsman movie containing 6 wearable eye shadows, an eyeliner and a lipstick.

Thoughts?

This palette is really great and contains six very wearable shades for eyes; three shimmery and three matte shades all with appropriate Snow White related names.

Snow, Shield, Mirror Mirror, Fairest, Destiny and Battleground are all beautiful neutral colours and very pigmented. Also included in this palette is The Wicked Queen lipstick a classic blood red and the Dark Night eye pencil in a good deep black.

At £25 for all of this, I think its a bargain. The packaging is cute, the colours are smooth and pigmented and the red lipstick and black liner are make up staples and great quality.

I bought this product from Tesco :

http://www.tesco.com/direct/diego-dalla-palma-snow-white-the-huntsman-make-up-palette-worth-105-when-sold-separately-exclusive-to-tesco/506-7698.prd

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains

 

 

 

 

What are they?

Moisturising ‘balms’ with buildable colour.

 

Thoughts?

I only have one shade (as pictured) in ‘Honey’ which is a natural pink but I am already in love with these and desperate to get my hands on some of the other colours – there’s definitely something for everyone.

The staying power – as to be expected – is about 3/4 hours but then these bad boys don’t claim to be long lasting and are pretty moisturising so perfect if you like some colour but find normal lipsticks too drying or uncomfortable to wear.

These have a slight peppermint smell but I feel like it wears off pretty quickly and isn’t overpowering, just very pleasant.

I’ve also found that although the colour goes on initially fairly sheer, you can easily build the colour up and I am one of those people that likes to have that option.

These balm stains aren’t super shiny or glittery, they just give your lips a plump, healthy sheen and I love the fact that you don’t sharpen them. You twist the bottom and more product comes up, just like a regular lipstick.

I tried the Clinique Chubby Sticks and I feel like this is Revlon’s version and frankly, although I adore the Chubby Sticks, these are equally as good, if not better AND a fraction of the price.

 

Where can I buy?

They retail for £7.99 normally HOWEVER, I got mine in Boots and right now they are only £5.99!

You can get your hands on these lovelies at larger supermarkets, Boots, Superdrug and as always, the Revlon website:

http://www.revlon.com/Revlon-Home/Products/Lips/Lipstain/Just-Bitten-Kissable-Balm-Stain.aspx

 

 

Estee Lauder Haul & Initial Thoughts

I went shopping with my mum at the weekend and set out to find a much lighter foundation…

I let the lovely Estee Lauder lady do my make up (my mum had hers done too) and I came away with this lovely lot … oopsie!

Initial thoughts: Estee Lauder Signature 5 tone Shimmer Powder – 01 Pink Shimmer


Normally I am a peachy colour blusher kind of girl but after seeing this on my face I was convinced that a bit of pink is no bad thing! This is such a young, fresh medium pink that will suit fair and medium skin. This has a gorgeous sheen to it and brightens the complexion for a fresher, younger look.

I also love the fact that this is actually a ‘shimmer powder’ you could use the colours seperately if you want to on yours eyes too… and the packaging is yummy!

Initial thoughts: Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara – 01 Extreme Black


I like to try different mascaras, normally however I stick to the cheaper brands like Maybelline and L’oreal because I honestly believe they make the best ones.

However, the lovely Estee Lauder lady, Jodie, used this on me and I loved it. Its just a really lovely deep black, doesn’t look clumpy and I like wand on it.

 

Initial thoughts: Estee Lauder Pure Colour Lipstick – 01 Crystal Baby

I love this colour, it’s a soft neatral peachy pink, almost like a ‘my lips but better’ shade with a subtle sheen. Very wearable and will suit most skin tones.

 

The foundation I bought that you can see in the first picture I will be doing a full review on so will not feature in this initial thoughts type post. It deserves its very own post!

The products shown in this post are available at most department stores and online :

http://www.esteelauder.co.uk/cms/promotions/index.tmpl?77tadunit=8f2e1210&77tadvert=11501396345&77tkeyword=estee%20lauder&77tentrytype=s&77tentry=2samples_freedel30_Feb12_brand_headline&cm_mmc=google-_-search-_-brand-_-estee%20lauder&gclid=CLepqsSBprACFSghtAodFi5tWQ

 

MAC Hey, Sailor! What’s in my box and swatches!!

These are the items that I ordered from the new collection.

Highlight powder ‘Crew’

Initial thoughts: I like this a lot, however, I was really surprised that it swatches a very pale pink colour. It has less of a sheen than a normal highlighting powder and is a fairly odd colour.

Having said this, the stripes of colour are just an over spray so I’m expecting it to swatch an off – white colour after the stripes have worn away.

 Blusher ‘Fleet Fast’

Initial thoughts: Lovely mid-toned peachy pink, shows up very well on the skin so a light hand is needed with this blusher. The above photograph I would say shows the colour to be ever so slightly more pink than it actually is in person.

Lipstick ‘Sail La Vie’

Initial thoughts: This is supposed to be a bright coral colour (excuse the lighting on the picture – it was a very grey day!) and in comparison to a true red it looks coral, however, on the lips, to me it’s not a true coral. I feel like it looks like less of a coral and more of a bright orange red. Still love it though!

Lip Pencil ‘Throw Me a Line!’ (pro longwear)

Initial thoughts: True red long – lasting lip pencil. Glides smoothly, nicely pigmented and stayed put all day!

Lipglass ‘Blessedly Rich’

Initial thoughts: Very pigmented, quite shimmery but gorgeous burnt orangey colour with golden shimmer. I feel this colour is very unique.

 

Here are the items I have swatched for you: Left to Right : Sail la Vie, Throw Me a Line, Blessedly Rich, Fleet Fast and Crew

 

As always, these products are available from the official MAC website as well as free standing stores and some department stores. Most of the items in the collection are LIMITED EDITION so if you like any of them, get them quick!

http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/whats_new/8863/Whats-New/Hey-Sailor-Colour/index.tmpl?77tadunit=fcb8c5d7&77tadvert=11195257479&77tkeyword=%2Bmac%20%2Bhey%20%2Bsailor&77tentrytype=s&cm_mmc=google-_-search-_-brand-_-%2Bmac%20%2Bhey%20%2Bsailor 

 

 

 

MAC Hey, Sailor! Collection

The Collection

Hello beauties!

So I’ve been keeping an eye out for this collection for a while now and am so excited to get my hands on some of these gorgeous items! Every year MAC launches a huge summer collection and I’ve been eagerly awaiting this one as the last few smaller ones haven’t really got me very excited. I have prepared this post for you just so you can get a better idea of what you might want to get. Enjoy!

The Product List is as follows:

MAC Hey, Sailor Lipstick (LE)

  • Red Racer – Bright yellow red (satin)
  • To Catch a Sailor – Highly frosted tan (frost)
  • Salute! – Neutral peach (amplified)
  • Sail la Vie – Bright mid-tone orange (satin)

MAC Hey, Sailor Lipglass (LE)

  • Cut Loose – White gold with pearl
  • Orange Tempera – Pale peach (Repromote)
  • Riviera Life – Bright tangerine
  • Blessedly Rich – Pale coral
  • Send Me Sailing – Bright yellow red

MAC Hey, Sailor Pro Long Wear Lip Pencil (LE)

  • Saunter – Pale beige nude
  • Throw Me a Line! – Bright true red
  • Shore Leave Light – vibrant coral

MAC Hey, Sailor Eyeshadow (LE)

  • Crystal Avalanche – White with Reflects (veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
  • Barefoot – Tarnished Gold (veluxe pearl)
  • Jaunty – Light yellow brown (frost)
  • Feeling Fresh – Bright green (frost)
  • Nautical – Navy Blue (satin)

MAC Hey, Sailor Pigments (LE)

  • Old Gold – High frosted tarnished gold (frost) (Permanent)
  • Naval Blue – Deep smoky blue (frost) (Permanent, PRO)

MAC Hey Sailor Powerpoint Eye Pencil (LE)

  • Hand Forged – Metallic yellow gold (Repromote)
  • Emerald Sea – Kelly Green

MAC Hey Sailor, Bronzing Powder

  • Soft Sand – Golden bronze with fine gold pearl
  • Refined Golden – Finely spun golden with soft pearl finish (Permanent)
  • Blue Stripe – Dark navy

MAC Hey, Sailor Pro Long Wear Bronzing Powder

  • Naked On Board – Bronzy, yellow tone
  • Sun Dipped – Dirty red tone

MAC Hey, Sailor Powder Blush

  • Launch Away! – True peach (Satin)
  • Fleet Fast – Pinky, gold coral (satin)

MAC Hey, Sailor Nail Lacquer

  • Vestral White – Creamy white (cream) (Repromote)
  • Touch of Red – Bright yellow red (cream)
  • Gold Knot – Brass gold (frost)

MAC Hey, Sailor To the Beach Body Oil

  • Seaside- Dirty Blushy pink with multidimensional sparkles
  • Man Rays – Glowing tan with gold shimmer multidimensional

MAC Hey, Sailor Suntint SPF20 Liquid Lip Balm

  • Sea Mist – Peachy nude with pearl multi-dimensional
  • Rose Au – Poppy Coraly pink with gold pearl
  • Abalone – See through with no hot pink pearl
MAC Hey, Sailor Brush 167SH Face Blender
MAC Hey, Sailor Zoom Lash Waterfast Lash Mascara
MAC Hey, Sailor Waterfast Black
MAC Hey, Sailor Gone Sailing Makeup Bag Set
MAC Hey, Sailor Dead Gone Sailing
 
 
 
 
 
Seperate Product Shots
 
 
 
Sail La Vie Bright mid-tone orange (Satin)
Salute! Neutral peach (Amplified) 
To Catch a Sailor Highly frosted tan (Frost)
Red Racer Bright yellow red (Satin) 
 
 
 
Cut Loose White gold with pearl
Orange Tempera Pale peach (Repromote)
Blessedly Rich Pale coral
Riviera Life Bright tangerine
Send Me Sailing Bright yellow red
 
 
Throw Me a Line Bright true red
Saunter Pale nude beige
Shore Leave Light vibrant coral
 
Sea Mist Peachy nude with multidimensional pearl
Au Rose Poppy coral pink with gold pearl
Abalone See through hot pink with no pearl
 
Crystal Avalanche White with reflects (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
Barefoot Tarnished gold (Veluxe Pearl)
Jaunty Light yellow beige (Frost)
Feeling Fresh Bright green (Frost)
Nautical Navy blue (Satin)
 
 
Verstral White Cream white (Cream) (Repromote)
Gold Knot Brass gold (Frost)
Touch of Red Bright yellow red (Cream)
 
 
Seaside Dirty blush pink with multidimensional sparkle
Man Rays Glowing tan with multidimensional golden shimmer
 
Soft Sand Golden bronze with fine gold pearl
Refined Golden Finely spun golden with soft pearl finish (Permanent)
 
 
Nude on Board Bronzy, yellow tone
Sun Dipped Dirty red tone
( these are the Pro Longwear Bronzing Powders)
 
 
 
 
 
Launch Away!  True peach (Satin)                                                                                                                                                                 Fleet Fast  Pinky, gold coral (satin)

 Crew Off white with pale pink, purple and peach stripes (This is just an overspray! It does not go through the depth of the whole product)
 
 
Zoom Waterfast Lash
Pigment – Old Gold True yellow gold, frost (permanent)
                        Naval Blue Shimmery deep navy blue
Powerpoint Eye Pencils – Emerald Sea Emerald green      
                                                            Blue Stripe Deep navy blue
                                                            Handforged Dirty gold
 
 
I have just ordered the products I wanted from this line so a post with reviews and swatches will be up as soon as i get my order in 🙂
 
These products are available at some department stores, free standing Mac and Mac Pro stores and of course online.

Product of the Month – April

 

I am absolutely loving this particular Lip Butter from Revlon, these were a HUGE hit in the states where they were first released and us Brits can get our hands on them too!

Peach Parfait is such a gorgeous peachy pink colour with a bit of shimmer for that extra plumping effect. This colour is my absolute favourite right now as it brightens up my every day look while still looking fresh and natural. Perfect for spring and summer and perfect for those of you who find that lipsticks can be a little drying on the lips.

These lip butters are all AMAZING and come in a variety of shades and finishes so there is something for everyone.

Full review and swatches of more colours from this range on its way – watch this space!