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Favourite Lip Products of The Month

30 May

I popped into H&M recently and was quite pleased to discover that they have updated their make up range, lip products, eye shadows and nail polishes, so I picked up a couple of lip products and I must say they are not bad at all!

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First up is the lipstick, which is a lovely shade of red that is blue based and excellent for my skin tone! It is very pigmented and applies quite smoothly to the lips, giving them some amount of moisture. Available at H&M stores priced £3.99.

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Above is the tinted Shimmer lip balm, which is a joy to use! It moisturises your lips, adding a lovely pearl sheen to them. Can be used as a base to lighten darker shades of lipstick. H&M stores priced £1.50.

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I have also been trying out a lipstick from Barry M’s new lip colour range, lipsticks infused with cocoa butter. The shade I have been using is no. 156 Vicious Violet (pictured above). This is a highly pigmented violet colour. It has a lovely texture and feels quite soothing  on the lips. I guess the cocoa butter is doing its moisturising duties! This lipstick is long lasting and can be quite hard to remove from the lips with just a plain wipe or tissue, so a good make up remover could be required. Available in 30 shades, priced £4.49 from Boots or Superdrug.

February Favourites

28 Feb

These are the products I’ve been loving this month…

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Avon Ideal Flawless BB Skin Loving Beauty Balm – The new BB cream from Avon, which promises to deliver ‘moisture and spf15 protection without clogging pores’. It’s a lightweight bb cream containing mineral pigments. Like most BB creams, this is a basic tinted moisturiser with added extras. It has an almost watery consistency and gives very ligh coverage, so you might need to add concealer to hide more pronounced blemishes. Overall, it is a good tinted moisturiser, evening out your skin tone to some extent.  Available in 6 shades from Avon priced £12.00.

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The lipstick above is from the new makeup line B, available at Superdrug. Ther is a whole range of products in the line, eyeshadows, nailpolish, foundation amd powets etc. including a skincare range. The lipstick is called Pizzazz and I really like the shade. It is highly pigmented and doses last well on the lips. It applies smoothly to the lips and is quite moisturising. I foung it quite tricky to open at first, before I realised you have press the bottom in order to release it from the tube. 

B. Pizzazz Swatched

B. Pizzazz Swatched

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Above is another product from the B.range. The eyeshadow is called B. Vivid. If you like a sheer eyeshadow look, then this product is for you as this is not the most pigmented eyeshadow. Its a lovely violet shade and I think it works much better if used with a primer. I will keep using this though (with a primer) as I love the shade.

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I love this Born Lippy Plum  Lip Balm from The Body Shop! What can I say? Firstly, it has the most gorgeous fruity fragrance, and secondly, it feels so smooth and soothing on the lips and last bot not least. it moisturises my lips like a dream and it’s only £3.

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I have also been loving the above tinted lip balm from Miss Sporty, called Honey Moon Kiss SOS. This contains royal jelly, is very moisturising and gives your lips a lovely berry tint.

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Pictured above is the new Dolled Up Mascara from Boots Seventeen.This mascara promises to keep your eye lashes curled for up to 24 hours. I have been using this mascara but not 24 hours a day, All I can say is that it thickens my lashes beautifully, and gives them a bit of a curl. 

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I love the concept of the Dolled Up Eyeliner from Boots Seventeen. This has three applicator tips in one, enabling you to use the dotting technique, which allows you to apply very close the lash line to create the illusion of fuller lashes. I have loved using this because I find it easy to apply close to my lashes and it does help create a fuller lash look. It is very pigmented and long lasting as well.

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Boots Seventeen Dolled Up Eyeliner Swatched

Boots 17 Berry Crush Lip Stain

9 Apr

The current trend for lip stains continue, with Boots 17, recently launching their Berry Crush lip stains. Pictured above and below are Cherry Berry, which is a deep berry shade and Blushing which I think  is a very wearable suit-all pink shade.

The Lip stains contain vitamin C, and come with a felt tip applicator and a lip balm at the end which I find to be very moisturising and soothing on the lips. I love these lip stains which are long lasting and WILL STAY on your lips till you remove with cleanser. They are available in six shades, priced £4.99 and are available from Boots.

Cherry Berry and Blushin (Swatched)

I’ve been shopping…

1 Mar

…And here’s what I got

Now that summer is fast approaching, I thought it was time I got a mattifying primer as I’ve got oily skin, so I bought L’oreal Studio Secrets Anti-Shine mattifying Primer £10.29. A lot (of good things) has been said about this product so I am looking foward to trying this out.

I have been wanting to try an orange blusher for quite some time now so when I saw this at the Barry M counter, I thought why not? and moreover at £4.59, it’s not as expensive as Nars Taj Mahal blusher. I got two eyeshadow pecils, one in #7, which is a shimmering aubergine colour and #6, which is a shimmering dark blue (darker than they look in the photo). The eyeshadow pencils £4.59 each, are ‘waterproof, Smooth and long wearing’ according to Barry M.

I stopped by the Kiko store in Westfield Stratford, they were having a sale so I got a matt Lipstick in #62 £3.00, which is a reddish copper colour, and a glossy/shiny lipstick in #129 , £2.00 which is a brown bronze colour. I also got a lip pencil in #315, which is a warm dark brown colour.

If you pop into Tesco to do some shopping, check out these nail polishes if you can. They only cost 99 pence each and you only need two coats to get good coverage, lasted for over five days on my nails without chipping. From left to right, Bronze, Cocoa, Mulberry Pie, Perfect Pink and Emerald.

I got this lip balm £1.99 from Sainsbury, cause I love the berry scent (might be too strong for some people) and the fun retro packaging. I am not sure about the 24 hour moisture, but it is non-sticky and gives your lips some shine.

Miss Sporty Tinted Lip Balm

20 Feb
 

I am so far loving these new tinted lip balms from Miss Sporty. I have been using them for the past couple of days and I find them to be glossy and moisturising while giving your lips a subtle or sheer tint.

Heartbreaker Kiss SOS, Gossip Kiss SOS, and Honey Moon Kiss SOS

Heartbreaker kiss is a red shade which gives your lips a sheer red tint, whilst Gossip Kiss is a peachy orange shade which is almost invisible (on my lips ). It might show up more on paler skin tones. Honey Moon Kiss is a berry shade and of the three I’ve tried, this is more pigmented and gives your lips the most colour.

Honey Moon Kiss, Heartbreaker Kiss, and Gossip kiss (swatched)

The balms are available in five shades at superdrug at the budget price of £1.99.

L’oréal Rouge Caresse Lipstick

8 Feb

I am really exicted about these new lipsticks from L’oréal. I had a chance to try one called Sweet Berry #103, which is a kind of nude pink shade. It has a very smooth texture, so applies smoothly to your lips and feels quite soothing, like a tinted lipbalm but with more colour. It gives your lips sheer shiny colour and moisture at the same time. I also like the chic packaging.

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Sweet Berry #103 (swatched)

Available in 10 shades from superdrug priced £7.99.
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Tinted lip balms and L’oréal’s Universal Lip Glow

29 Oct

Now that the cold weather is here, it’s probably a good time to invest in some hard working lip balms. What’s a great way to keep your lips moisturised and lightly coloured at the same time? Tinted lip balms!
My current favourites are Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm £4.49 in Peach Sheer Tint. This gives your lips a lovely sheer  peach colour, and contains shea butter, vitamin E and aloe. It’s also available in Clear Satin Gloss Finish and Pink Sheer Tint.
 

My next favourite is Blistex Lip Brilliance in Blushing £2.49. This gives your lips a subtle rosy colour with a hint of shimmer. It contains grape seed oil, vitamin E and silk extracts.

 

L’oréal’s Universal Lip Glow £8.49 from their Studio Secrets Professional range is a  transparent rosy lipstick which adapts to your natural lip colour to create a pink lip tint that’s unique to you. It’s really like a tinted lip balm though, and it is moisturising. According to L’oréal, the product has been “enriched with pomegranate extract, emollient oil and polymers.”

All products available from http://www.boots.com/