Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Review: NYX Butter Glosses + Swatches

Fortune Cookie, Creme Brulee + Madeleine
I love a good NYX product, they're lip liners are one of my favourite lip products so I knew that the butter glosses were going to impress me. I've never been the glossy lips kind of person, I tend to prefer matte lips as normally prefer the finish. What generally puts me off of lip glosses is the stickiness and tackiness of them on the lips. However, after trying these glosses I think I have finally become a gloss convert (kind of). 

The NYX Butter glosses apply to the lip so easily with their creamy texture and for lip glosses they have great pigmentation, giving a medium amount of colour. I opted for three fairly nude shades: Fortune Cookie, Creme Brûlée, and Madeleine. As you may be able to tell they all have dessert-themed names which are extremely apt as they smell divine, like a freshly baked cake. As you can tell on the lips Fortune cookie and Creme Brûlée are really similar, with Madeleine being slightly darker. I was impressed at how long they lasted on the lips and what's really nice is that they don't leave a horrible residue on the lips, instead they feel moisturised and soft. 

Another great thing about these glosses is their bargain price. As I'm not the biggest gloss wearer I was never going to spend a ridiculous amount so their £5 price tag was really appealing. I've been applying these glosses over my lipstick and I love the finish of them. One of my favourite combinations so far has been Gerard Cosmetics 1995 lipstick with the Madeleine gloss, which makes the lips look plump and gorgeous!

I know I'm late on the bandwagon with these but if your trying to get into glossy lips and haven't already tried these then I would definitely get one! Also if you have any suggestions of other shades to try let me know because I want to buy a few more. 

Faith x

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

January Favourites 2015

NAR's Algoritham Bronzer - So I had been eyeing up this for a while after seeing it a lot on social media websites, the design of the packaging is so beautiful and I knew that I wanted/needed it in my life. It's basically the Nars Laguna bronzer in really gorgeous packaging and as my Laguna bronzer ran out earlier in the month I thought that I could justify the purchase (kind of). The best bit other than the design and incredible bronzer is the mini ita brush that you get inside. I wanted to buy the Nars Ita brush for ages but it's just so expensive so the fact that it came with the bronzer was an absolute bonus. I've been using it every day and love it to pieces!

Anastasia Brow Wiz in 'Soft Brown' - I've been using this raved about eyebrow pencil for over a month now, and yes it truly is one of the best eyebrow pencils out there. The spoolie itself is incredible and it's so easy to get such natural full brows with it! The thin nib of the retractable pencil makes it so easy to replicate the look of hairs and makes filling my eyebrows in a quick and simple process.

Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick in 'Buttercup' - This lipstick has been living in my handbag this month as I've been wearing it almost every day. It's such a nice wash of pink on the lips and makes a difference to the darker nudes I normally wear!

Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel - I love the smell of this and when my skin needs a treat I always gravitate towards it. It leaves the skin looking fresh and feeling so smooth. I tend to get a lot of dry skin around my nose area and have found that this works really well to reduce it. 

Essie Nail Varnish in 'Wicked' - I tend to gravitate towards dark nails, especially in the colder months and this is the varnish that I've been obsessed with for the majority of this month. Essie always has the nicest nail varnishes and they apply so easily and last on the nails for ages.

Faith x

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