When it comes to darker shades of lipstick, I’m a bit of a newbie. I finally found one that I actually like on myself, it was so hard to choose but I decided to share my choice with you, it’s the NYX Matte Lipstick in Goal Digger!
So NYX is everywhere at the moment, my local Boots now have a huge stand and where better to head for advice on the perfect dark lipstick for me than to the NYX counter. I went one lunch time and spoke to a wonderful and helpful lady. I just said I wanted a dark plum shade and she picked this out straight away. Not only did she choose off the top of her head, she made sure I liked it and then tested it out on me and expertly applied it to my lips! I did feel a little bit nervous because I have never worn anything as daring as this during the day let alone to work! I told her how nervous I was about wearing it and she gave me some great advice about how it was all in the confidence!
Lately I’ve been getting more and more daring with my makeup looks, stepping away from regular eyeshadow and trying something different. I discovered Collection Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel liner recently and I’ve been using it religiously to add a touch of glam to some of my evening eye looks! Even better is that it is an absolute bargain beauty buy! I thought I would do a small review for you and show you my 3 favourite ways to wear it!
Firstly, glitter for life and not just for Christmas! I love adding it to my makeup looks all year round because I deserve to sparkle and shine! I have the Collection Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liner in 3 Shades – 01 Glitz, 03 Funk and 09 Retro Chic. I got 2 of them in Boots, but I picked up 09 Retro Chic in Poundland!
These liners are particularly easy to work with, they come with an uber fine applicator and are basically just glitter contained in a super-fast drying clear gel! They are so easy to build up and can be worn alone or over the top of eyeshadow making it super simple to create the look you want! They last forever without needing to touch them up and seriously compliment any eye look you can think of. There is such an awesome range of colours, from classic golds and silvers all the way to daring blues and fuchsias, so there really is something for every occasion. Now onto the looks!
I used 09 Retro Chic for this and I love how it stands out. I kept the lid bare, but you could add some definition to the crease with a medium brown shadow. Finish with lashings of black mascara or even your favourite falsies.
Maybe I’m a little late to the party with this post but If you’re into beauty and watching tutorials you will have seen some version of the oval makeup brushes somewhere. I have seen people rave about them and I have seen others call them a flop! Nevertheless, I was so excited when James bought me a set of them as a Christmas gift and I wanted to review them for you all!
The set James bought for me is by a company called Rio and it’s the Essential Microfibre Cosmetic Brush Collection. The set claims to help you achieve a flawless, airbrushed complexion when applying liquid, powder and cream cosmetics. . In this set there are five brushes all different shapes and sizes, each brush is made up of tens of thousands of soft microfibers, all crafted with a special tapered tip which curve around the contours of the face
Brush 1 – The Oval 8 Brush
This is the largest of the brushes and can be used for several things, including foundation, powder and contouring. I have used this for applying both liquid and powder foundation and the finished look is flawless. I love how easy this was to use to really buff the products into the skin and create a flawless finish. The fibres are so soft and they are really packed tight. I feel like I don’t use nearly as much foundation as I do with a blender now I use this brush and the finish created is so even. I think this is my favourite brush of them all.
Happy Monday!! I hope yours goes as well as I am hoping that mine will! Today is a review of the Sleek Makeup Lip VIP Scandalous Metallic Lipstick!
Unless you have been hidden under a rock, you will no doubt know that Sleek Makeup recently launched their Rockstars Collection. Within that collection were two amazing metallic lipsticks and I knew as soon as I saw the shade Scandalous that I had to have it! These lipsticks come under the Sleek Makeup Lip VIP range which have been around a while. They provide semi matte coverage that packs a punch with great pigmentation and awesome coverage!
What makes these different to other Lip VIP lipsticks is the bullet of the lipstick and how it is shaped like a diamond, you can definitely tell they are part of the Rockstars Collection!
Happy Friday! Hope everyone is planning an awesome weekend! We are travelling to Scotland to see our family and celebrate my Aunties 50th birthday which I’m too excited about, for now I have a review of the Toppik Brow Building Fibers set!
My natural brows are incredibly sparse, this is down to years of over plucking them at school because it was the in thing to have a thin brow! So I was over the moon to be offered the chance to review the Toppik Brow Building Fibers Set. I chose the colour Dark brown because I have really dark hair at the moment and thought this would match perfectly.
I have always heard great things about clay masks and how they work for us oily skin folks. They help to really absorb substances like sebum and clear your pores from excess gunk! I was really excited when I saw this Loreal Pure Clay Purity Mask on offer in my local Boots and really wanted to give it a try.
There are three different types of the Loreal pure clay mask, all of which contain 3 pure clays. Each mask is targeted to as specific skin type. The Detox Mask contains active charcoal and aims to clarify the skin. The Glow Mask, with red algae aims to exfoliate the skin and give you a natural glow. I chose to buy the purity mask because I felt it was the one that would be the most beneficial to my skin type, but there really is nothing stopping me using all three!!!
So last week I really wanted to create a rose gold eye look. I posted for advice in a group i’m in on Facebook and the lovely Hannah recommended the MUA Luxe Enchanted eyeshadow palette to me. I went to Superdrug that day to buy it and instantly fell in love with with it and I really wanted to review it for you as soon as I could!
Firstly, how pretty is this palette? I love the unique design and how all the shades are fused together. The MUA Luxe Enchanted eyeshadow palette contains 5 silk shadows all shimmery shades which are gold in tone. It’s quite small, but good things come in small packages right?
The packaging makes the product feel really high end, it’s super sleek and I love the contrast of the black and white. I love how the shadows are laid into the palette, the different shapes and gradients contained within are so unique. It looks like a shimmer block except it’s for your eyes!
Ok, so my ongoing obsession to find a great drugstore foundation at a great price for oily skin continues. I recently bought the Maybelline fit me matte and poreless foundation after hearing some great things on YouTube about it.
This foundation makes some pretty big claims! It’s a liquid foundation for normal to oily skin that:
- Mattifies and refines pores with blurring micro-powders for poreless looking skin
- matches skin tone and texture
- gives a natural, seamless finish
I chose to buy the foundation that comes in a tube, but you can also buy it in bottle form which has a different range of colours from the tube to suit different skin shades. Why this is I don’t know, but I went for the shade 110, Porcelain which turned out to be quite a good match for me. I love the packaging, it looks really professional and I love the colours!
Hi everyone, I’m back on this lovely Monday bringing you this Power Plump Lip crayon review!
Everyone always has something they would change about their appearance and even though I am pretty satisfied with how I look, I have always wanted fuller lips. My top lip is so thin, I have to overdraw my liner to achieve the look that I want most days. I don’t want to resort to having fillers so I am always on the hunt for something that will help me to achieve fuller lips without going to extremes!
Duwop Lip Venom has always been my go to plumping product, but I struggle to find it anywhere in the UK these days. Another downside to the Lip Venom is that it seems that you can only get the gloss here, which is no use when I want a Matte lip!
I was out shopping and I saw this product and I knew instantly I had to give it a try! The packaging is simple and sophisticated in true Sleek style, and it looks professional. I chose the shade “Power Pink” but it is available in 6 different colours, ranging from nude to bolds.
I was so excited to try it, which I did as soon as I got home. It’s a light and creamy formula that gives a satin finish on the lips. First impressions of the colour were good, although it was a bit brighter than I expected. I did not feel anything upon first applying it, slowly but surely I began to feel a tingling sensation. After about 5 minutes, my lips were definitely more defined and full. The change is not overly drastic but I could see a difference.