Wanna? from Benefit’s Full Finish lipstick range looks like a hot pink in the tube: On me, it because a soft purple pink! Quite unusual but pretty nevertheless: I just don’t wear dramatic lip shades that much though. What do you think?
I Think I Love You from Benefit is a brown-plum-shimmery shade: It doesn’t look that hot in the tube but it actually looks quite nice on my lips (I think!) sort of a muted brown plum. Goes to show it’s worth trying a colour on your lips. What do you think?
Benefit full finish lipstick in Pinking of You is a nude, shimmer free pale colour. It works out to be quite a creamy nude pink on me, quite wearable although you need a few coats to get even coverage: I imagine on a fairer girl the pink would be richer toned. What do you think of this shade?
Pinking Of You wouldn’t be my first choice of the Benefit pink – it’s sort of a sorbet pink, the kind of shade I imagine would look gorgeous on blondes but fade into nothing on me. Actually it’s not bad, and more pigmented than I expected – I wouldn’t call it full finish though, whilst it’s creamy it’s not opaque like say, YSL Rouge Volupte which is very full finish… It’s sort of an orange […]
Flirt Alert is indeed a flirty shade, an extremely hot orange red: I think this is lovely on the lips with high coverage but not too creamy and gooey, thus less prone to smudging: What do you think?
There are many things Lavshuca do well, but lip products isn’t really one of them (I think). Nevertheless, I decided to order one of their mini Jewelry Lipsticks in WN-1, a wine shade (There are two versions of this lipstick, Sheer in a pink tube – rubbish, Color in a purple tube – better and pigmented). These lipsticks are DINKY. TINY. The lipstick is SMALL and feels a bit unstable which is annoying: I guess […]
Candydoll is a cute Japanese brand focused on the Gyaru look. Their range isn’t very big, it’s cute though, but a bit cheap and plastic-y looking (especially the blushers!). Even so, I did a little haul of their lipsticks (there are only three in the range, Vanilla Beige, Ramune Pink and Pink Lemonade.). I missed out Pink Lemonade… Here is the kind of look you get with this brand/lipstick: The lipstick comes in plastic packaging […]
This is what happens when you wander round Boots during an idle lunch break – shopping! Can you imagine in Boots stocked Nars? Or Guerlain? or Bobbi Brown? I’ll have a lipstick with my Turkey Sandwich, please. I’ve realised that I have a thing for lip products; lipstick and lip gloss and lip balm. Actually I have a thing for a long of things…but there’s no better pick me up than a new lippie. I […]
ELF has a range of Lipsticks, simply called “Lipstick” that comes in 6 shades and costs just £1.50 each. They say: Indulge your lips with long lasting colour and shine. The moisture rich formula hydrates, conditions and softens on contact for silky smooth lips. When it comes to lipstick I will spend a pretty penny so long as it’s something special. Am I a little suspicious of a lipstick that costs a mere £1.50? A […]
Following my previous post discussing (this is starting to sound like a work email) the YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks, observe ladies – lip swatches! I can’t fault the appearance and formula of these lovely lipsticks. YSL have got the lipsticks DOWN, just like Dior has the mascaras DOWN and Chanel has the lip glosses DOWN. (By the way, what high end brands do you prefer for various products? I love YSL and Dior mascara, […]
Hope you are ready for a picture-tastic post as these YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipsticks! I am a bit slow getting these up, but it’s totally worth it! YSL Rouge Pur Couture is the newest lipstick to the YSL family. I do think YSL have the nicest high end lipsticks out there (in the Western market). I have 5 colours here to review and swatch! If you’re wondering why they are all pointing in weird […]
NYX Lipsticks are so brill for the price – I purchased (quite a while ago, mind!) three lipsticks to add to my extensive collection. I bought Snow White, Sierra and Narcissus. Whilst I really like these creamy, pigmented lipsticks I have to say the packaging is just so so. It’s not the way it looks or how it feels, I just mean that I find it comes away with the base a lot. Don’t get […]
If you follow my Twitter you will know I agonised over a parcel sent from Hong Kong containing my beautiful Cle De Peau Lipstick which had gone missing. I was worried because I’ve had quite a few things go missing recently, especially post from abroad without any tracking information. It’s seriously frustrating because all you can do is claim for the money back from the sender – it doesn’t deal with the fundamental issue of […]
Oriflame is a new brand to me – they are similar to Avon in that you order from a local representative using their catalogue or online! You know I love my lipsticks so I was excited as I tried out their new Triple Core Lipsticks – apparently the first of it’s kind in the world! Gosh I remember when the first ‘moisturising core’ lipsticks came out. My mum would put it on, then I would […]
You know some some people love nail polish and always post swatches? I am the same about Lip Swatches. I get withdrawl symptoms if I don’t post at least one a week. Today I have the new colours from Maybelline’s Color Sensational range. I have only briefly swatched one or two of these before so this is my first time giving them a really good go. BAM! I never knew Maybelline made such punchy lip […]
Another item I was sent was Michael Todd’s Naked Kiss lipstick in Affection , a bold true red. They say: The newest, hottest formula! Naked Kiss glides on beautifully and feels absolutely weightless. Our special Anti-Aging Concentrate treats your lips throughout the day while moisturizers keep lips soft and super kissable!! First off the barrel is shorter than your average lipstick – I’ve decided I like this because I like things nice and compact! The […]
Revlon’s collection for Autumn/Winter is Suede Rhapsody Collection is by Gucci Westman and I have the eye quad, Silver Fox and two of the matte lipsticks to show you! The quad, I have to say screamed at me – I LOVE my green and grey combo palettes – I love any palette with a stand out green! The two lip shades are matte and quite neutral to go with the bright eye. The quad is […]
Boots No. 7’s Autumn offering is a Smörgåsbord of goodies, featuring their new Exceptional Definition mascara, and some other pieces. I have the Limited Edition Eye Palette, the Soft Matte Finish Lipstick, Smoky Eyeliner and Matte Topcoat. First up is their limited soft matte lipstick which comes in two shades, a plum and a nude. This promises to give a pigmented finish with added hydration. I have the Plum Rebellion, which I have to say […]
One ELF product I haven’t tried before is the Luscious Liquid Lipsticks. It looks like a lip gloss but wears and applies like a lipstick. They say: True color therapy is here. Intensive hydrating agents along with natural pigments leave lips with Long-lasting color and moisture. This luscious liquid lipstick creates wearable color that flatters a multitude of skin tones and looks. I was really quit excited to try this because I love the texture […]
Our favourite lipstick, YSL Rouge Volupte has been made over, and now comes in Perle – sheer, glossy with a hint of shimmer. Excited? I was! I love YSL Rouge Volupte’s although if I had one complaint I had is that because they are so pigmented, so opaque, that you have to be careful with application. Perle is a sheerer, sparkly version – in other words Rouge Volupte’s easy going sister. Still immaculate, but more […]