Tuesday, 21 October 2014

NYX HD CONCEALER REVIEW




I always seem to find really good beauty bargains on amazon and whilst recently browsing through the beauty section I came across this NYX concealer which I had heard really good things about so I thought I would try it out as it was only cheap and looked really nice. The NYX HD Concealer is one of NYX's best selling products and renowned for its great ability to brighten under the eyes, concealing dark circles and any red marks on the skin. I chose the shade CW10 yellow as yellow concealers can help to clear up colour issues by neutralising those pesky shades such as blues, purples and reds which is exactly what I need.

One of the main reasons I like this concealer is because it blends so seamlessly into the skin and doesn't cake up your face leaving it heavy. It has a medium coverage but is very build-able, I layer the concealer to gain slightly more and it still looks very fresh on the skin. The formula is very creamy and is lightweight and blend-able so it makes the concealing process just that little bit easier. It also works great as a highlighter as it has a great brightening aspect to it. This is currently my go to under the eye concealer and for such a bargain price i'm really happy with it.

 I purchased the NYX HD Concealer on amazon for £4.72 with free postage.

Faith x
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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Review: Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks




Bourjois is one of my favourite high street makeup brands as they never seem to disappoint, so I was drawn to buying some new bits from them on a recent Superdrug trip. I've not really tried out many liquid lipsticks before so I was really intrigued by the Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks as its always nice to try out something different. The two colours from the range that really appealed to me were Frambourjoise and Hot Pepper, both of which are gorgeous bright shades. 

02 Frambourjoise
The reason I picked up Frambourjoise is because I tend to steer away from pink lipsticks as they don't always suit me but this shade is so pretty so I thought I would embrace the pink and try it out. What I love about this shade is that its pink without being too in your face, its quite a reddish pink and it makes the lips look really full and plump.

03 Hot Pepper
Hot Pepper is one of those shades you want to wear on a rainy day to brighten up your life. It's a beautiful red which really livens up any makeup look. I wore this one to uni the other day and got so many complements on the colour. I can see this one becoming my go to easy red lip.

I love the formula of these lipsticks, they apply so beautifully on the lips. I was slightly skeptical at first as when first applied they look quite glossy (as you can see in the swatch) but they dry completely matte which is just to my liking. The applicator is really easy to get along with and allows just the right amount of precision to ensure the lip looks perfect, which is a necessity as these things stain like a bitch (which in my opinion is a very good thing as long as you haven't smudged it on your face!) I apply two layers as I feel it gives just the right amount but even one layer would do as the colours are very strong. These things literally stay on for forever even after drinking one too many cups of coffee which makes me love them even more. I'm seriously tempted to try out the other colours in the collection possibly some of the more nude shades. 

I picked these up for £5 each on offer in Superdrug! So if your looking to try them I would definitely head there while the deal is still on!

Faith x
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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

MAC RUBY WOO LIPSTICK REVIEW






I've been lusting after this lipstick for what seems like forever. I have so many of MAC's nude lipsticks and I thought that instead of buying yet another nude I would branch into the world of the red lip. When looking at the different red offerings MAC has to offer I was drawn to Ruby Woo. Ruby Woo is one of those classic lipstick shades that is always associated with MAC. Now that my hair is slightly blonder I love wearing red on my lips, although red looks great with the majority of hair colours theres something about blonde hair and red lipstick that just looks so gorgeous together.

Ruby Woo has a retro matte formula which is definitely the most matte formula I have ever tried. A lot of people don't get along with MAC's matte formulas which is understandable as it has an extremely waxy formula and tends to dry out the lips quite a bit but personally I love them. Yes, there is the constant urge to lick your lips but as the formula is matte it means the lasting power of this lipstick really is incredible and the beautiful colour makes it worth it! I'm really happy I picked this shade up and it will be stable in my makeup routine for a very long while.

I'm thinking of picking up Russian Red when I'm next in MAC which is slightly less matte and also a little darker than Ruby Roo, which I think will look really gorgeous in the winter months. 

MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick - £15.50

Faith x
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