Tuesday, 26 November 2013

M.A.C Glaze Lipstick: Hue

This was my first M.A.C lipstick and I before I splashed out on it I researched the colours and lots of people suggested hue (hue is a pinky nude) as the best, first M.A.C lipstick. So I ordered it. Upon receiving my package I was very excited to try it out and to love it. However I was a tad disappointed, I felt it looked very cakey on my lips, almost like foundation. It accentuated every dry and cracked patch of skin on my lips, not the look I desired.



The packaging is the standard black bullet that all M.A.C lipsticks come in, which is very sophisticated and smart. The product being a glaze is super moisturising, not in any way sticky and it gives a lovely finish to the lips. 



My one disappointment is that I really don’t feel this colour works for me in any way. It is pale on my lips and it really washes me out whenever I wear it. The wear however is relatively long with reapplications only needed a couple of times during the day (after eating etc.).


At £15 they are pretty pricey lipsticks, but for the quality you really can’t go wrong. I just wish I had gone to a M.A.C counter and swatched colours to find one that would look nice and suit me more than hue. I will however be buying more at some point, this one bad colour has not put me off the whole range. 



What your favourite M.A.C lipstick?

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Sleek Make Up blush: Rose Gold

Sorry this is going up a day late and it is totally all my fault, but I had stuff on, sorry! Anyhow onto this week's review of Sleek Make Up blush in Rose Gold number 926.This is my first sleek product and I have been eyeing the whole range up for a little while with this being something I really wanted. Many 'beauty guru’s’ on YouTube love the stuff and claim this is an amazing dupe for NARS Orgasm (I wouldn't know I've never seen one, let alone owned one). 


The product is a beautiful pink peach, with gold shimmer throughout, that when applied gives a beautiful sun-kissed-goddess look. The shimmer is noticeable, but not enough that this is unwearable. I think it’s perfect for nights or occasions, but I personally prefer a more matt look for during the day. The wear time is pretty good and lasts the good majority of the day however, if any water is involved the blush will come off. I have issues with my eyes watering, and it happens particularly in cold windy conditions…Wales… tears stream so quick I could be crying, but I’m not. During those moments there was definite tear marks through the blush.



The packaging is sleek and sophisticated (see what I did there), with a good amount of product (8g) and a small mirror useful for those mid-day touch-ups. I do find mine is difficult to open, but I could just have a bit of a dud one.


At £4.49 (Superdrug) it is an affordable product, and well worth the price for everyone, along with the regular 3 for 2 offers it really is a bargain! 

Have you used any of the Sleek blushes? What colours would you recommend? 
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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter

These super moisturising lipsticks have been out for a short while now and recently I picked up a new colour ‘Sorbet’ which has totally re-sparked my love for them and prompted me to write this little post about how great they are. 

From Left to Right: Juicy Papaya, Strawberry Shortcake, Sorbet

Revlon state that the hydrating mango, Shea and coconut butter formula boosts lip moisture by 156% and boasts a colour selection of 20 shades.

From Left to Right: Juicy Papaya, Strawberry Shortcake, Sorbet

The packaging is sleek and smart with a plastic colour cover that matches to the lipstick with a cute quilting pattern on it for extra fun. 

 From Left to Right: Juicy Papaya, Strawberry Shortcake, Sorbet


I have 3 shades, ‘Juicy Papaya’, ‘Strawberry Shortcake’ and ‘Sorbet’ and they are all as lovely as each other in application. The smooth, almost balm like, product glides seamlessly distributing product evenly onto the lips. The product is so moisturising and doesn’t dry lips out like most lipsticks, (on me anyway) and the pigmentation is just as vibrant as a standard lipstick, but with a slight gloss effect.

Juicy Papaya

Sorbet

Strawberry Shortcake

Onto how long they stay on the lips. Due to the moisturising nature of this product I don’t think you can expect an all day stay of colour, but saying that I have found the colour does stay for approximately 2 -3 hours, particularly for the darker colours. 


The only downside is that when hot the product can become soft which can cause it to break. At £7.99 in boots they are not the cheapest, but when on offer I would in no doubt say they are worth it and I will be keeping my eyes out for more colours that I love!


Have you tried the Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butters? What’s your favourite colour?

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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Olay Total Effects 7 in one Eye Transforming Cream


Buying this made me feel about 40 years old, but it has got to have been one of the best products I have had for my eyes. After having a bad reaction to a face product, with the delicate skin around my eyes taking the brunt of it, I felt I needed something special and less harsh for my eyes. So, off I went on a mission to find something and came out of Superdrug with the Olay Total effects 7 in one Eye Transforming cream, having spent £9.99 on it (15ml).


When I first started to use this it did sting, but I attribute that to the dryness of my skin after the reaction, and within about 3 days my eyes were back to hydrated goodness. The product is a light, hydrating, tinted cream that is placed and smoothed until absorbed around the eye. It brightens the under-eye area reducing dark circles and really revitalizes the eyes for a younger radiant looking eye.


The product is not fragranced, but does have a very slight surgical spirit smell to it, despite this it is not unpleasant. It is recommended to use both day and night and the tiny amount needed per application will ensure that this product will last a long time. 


As for the claim of line minimisation I cannot really comment on this as luckily I don’t have any age lines yet, but will you updated when I do start getting some.  


£9.99 isn’t a bad price for such a good product that will last a long time and is designed for an area of sensitive skin. I would definitely recommend this as the product does everything it claims and Olay have such a good reputation you really cannot go wrong with any of their products. 

Have you used Olay Eye Transforming Cream? 

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