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Beauty News: Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks

Posted on March 20, 2016

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Hi Guys!

I just came across these brand new Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks and I thought they looked fantastic! They’re currently only available on  – BUT, though they look pretty awesome, and the packaging looks lovely too, click on the link and take a look at the Sephora reviews at the bottom of the page… there’s lot’s of 1 stars in there which doesn’t look good…

‘Give lips the staying power of a stain and the intense color of a liquid lipstick in one long-wear ultra-matte formula. It’s formulated with exclusive technology that leaves the lipstick melted for the most high-impact color possible. It’s infused with antioxidant-rich avocado oil and vitamin E to moisturize, while hyaluronic filling spheres smooth the look of lip lines. It comfortably coats lips with a wash of intense, high-impact, super rich, saturated color that lasts for hours.’

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  • Miso Pretty – Matte soft ballet slipper pink
  • Child Star – Matte soft nude
  • Cool Girl – Matte true nude
  • Queen B – Matte soft mauve
  • It’s Happening – Matte bright magenta
  • Bend and Snap! – Matte deep raspberry
  • Lady Balls – Matte true red
  • Drop Dead Red – Matte deep mulberry

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  • Sell Out – Matte soft pinky-brown
  • Feelin’ Myself – Matte soft peachy-pink
  • Mrs. Roper – Matte bright tangerine
  • 1998 – Matte bright bubblegum pink
  • Evil Twin – Matte deep black cherry
  • Unicorn – Matte bright orchid
  • Who’s Zoomin’ Who – Matte deep sapphire
  • Naughty by Nature – Matte deep chocolate

It’s quite disappointing to hear that a brand new range of products that look and sound so good have already received quite a few negative reviews. I’m a big fan of liquid lipsticks though and I still really want to try them out myself to see what they’re like!

What do you think about this? Would negative reviews put you off trying a product?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

Beauty News: Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Collection #LipstickConfidence

Posted on March 17, 2016

charlotte-tilbury-hot-lips “Lipstick is POWERFUL. It has the ability to completely change your state of mind: It can boost your CONFIDENCE, pick you up when you’re feeling down, REENERGISE you, add INSTANT GLAMOUR to any outfi t and immediately enhance your beauty – there’s HAPPINESS in every tube! With Hot Lips I want to celebrate the mood-enhancing power of lipstick by creating a shade that captures the personality of each of the 12 incredible women that I admire, and in so doing raise awareness for an amazing charity, Women For Women.” – Charlotte Tilbury.

Ok so I’ve just heard about Charlotte Tilbury’s Hot Lips collection and I had to share the news with you!

Charlotte has created a range of 12 stunning lipsticks, with shades inspired by some of the world’s most captivating women. Charlotte has chosen each of them personally as they inspire her in many different ways – either for their beauty, their style, their power or for their positive message…

hot-lips-miranda hot-lips-kate hot-lips-laura HOT LIPS PRESS RELEASE V6.indd “I really admire each of the women that inspired Hot Lips and with them, I want to spread the powerful FEEL-GOOD FACTOR a gorgeous new lipstick shade gives. I have extracted their beauty DNA, mixing colours that really embody their style and personality, encapsulated it and am now giving it to EVERYONE! Wear with confidence.” – Charlotte Tilbury

The collection also includes four of the brand’s best-selling celebrity shades: Nude Kate, Penelope Pink, Sexy Sienna and Very Victoria, and the Hot Lips Collection supports the  charity, where £1 from every sale will be donated to the charity in the first two months of launch. Check out hashtag #LipstickConfidence for more news on the range.

“It’s what I call the Psychology of Makeup: when you look good, you feel good and when you’re at your most CONFIDENT you can UNLOCK your power on the World around you to make a positive change. I want to EMPOWER EVERY WOMAN EVERYWHERE by partnering with the life-changing charity, WOMEN FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL.” Charlotte Tilbury

The Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Collection will be available exclusively at Charlotte Tilbury Covent Garden and CharlotteTilbury.com from 27 June, priced at £23 each.

I just can’t wait to see what these look like in the flesh! I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Max Lipsticks

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Hi Guys!

I’ve recently been trying out some brand new makeup products from L’Oreal Paris, which includes their Sculpt range of foundation, contour and blush, as well as mascara, brow sculpt and these rather fabulous looking Infallible Matte Max Lipsticks…

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The Infallible Matte Max Lipsticks are described by L’Oreal as their ‘first designer applicator lip pen that creates infinite looks, from gradients and ombre to full bold matte colour’ The idea is the sponge applicator allows you to easily create ombre lips, as well as other lip looks, and the product formula also contains micro-oils, promising a velvet feel on the lips for up to 8 hours.

So on first glance, the Infallible Matte Max Lipsticks really are bringing something new to the table – the applicator is the black part of the product, with the actual lipstick being hidden inside the lid. When you screw the lid on, it screws the applicator into the product, leaving lipstick on the sponge tip – I hope that makes sense!

The shades I have above are –

  • 001 Silenco – nude beige.
  • 002 Like A Virgin – coral pink.
  • 004 Oops I Pink It – pink-red.
  • 006 Disturbia – orange-red.
  • 007 Say My Name – true red.
  • 008 I Gotta Feeling –  mid purple.

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Ok so I really wanted to love these, but I’m afraid I just didn’t, and for quite a few reasons. Firstly the applicator is pretty big, making it quite difficult in my eyes to apply with precision and create an ombre effect – I did try! Next, I couldn’t decide if it was the sponge not picking the product up very well, or if the actual lipstick just wasn’t that pigmented. I think it was actually a bit of both. The formula of the lipstick is quite dry too, making it hard to spread over the lips evenly, and it’s also not as pigmented as I’d like unfortunately.

I know this is pretty negative, but more positive note though, I love that these lipsticks are different and innovative, and I love that L’Oreal Paris are pushing the boundaries and thinking outside the box a little – but despite their good intentions unfortunately I feel this product has fallen short and just isn’t that effective.

I’d love to hear if you’ve tried these and what you think of them?

The L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Max Lipsticks are £6.99 each and available now from .

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Clarins Instant Glow Spring Makeup Collection

Posted on February 2, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Clarins have recently announced the launch of their new Instant Glow Spring Make-up Collection – and as expected, it includes a gorgeous range of products, perfect for the winter to spring transition.

Clarins wants women to glow with confidence this spring. Emerging from the cold winter nights, comes a collection that will brighten eyes with flattering iridescent shades, add a flush of rose to icy cheeks and a swipe of colour and gloss to chapped lips. Indulge in the radiant and blossoming shades of this Instant Glow collection.

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The Cream to Powder Ombre Iridescent Eyeshadow in 06 Silver Green (£19.00) is just stunning. I already have a few of the Ombre Iridiscent Eyeshadows and they never fail to impress me. I love the beautiful cream-to-powder formula that glides on the lid with ease, and they each have a gorgeous light shimmer too.

Silver Green is one of four new shades in this range, including Silver Ivory, Silver Pink, Silver Green and Silver Plum.

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The Cream Multi-Blush in 05 Rose (£18.50) is definitely another winner from this collection. This dinky little blush is small but perfectly formed, with a lightweight cream formula that’s a dream to work with. Shade 05 Rose is a pretty coral pink shade that works wonderfully well on my fair complexion to give a lovely flush of colour to the cheeks.

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Clarins have also brought out four new shades of their popular Rouge Eclat Age-Defying Lipstick (£19.50) The Instant Glow collection includes: Hot Rose, Pink Blossom, Pink Cherry and Rose Praline. I have Rose Praline (above left) which is a beautiful muted rose shade, and Hot Rose, which is a bright and intense coral pink.

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And lastly the Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector (£18) comes in two new shades for this collection –  Toffee Pink Shimmer and Plum Shimmer. I have Plum Shimmer, which is a beautiful mid plum shade that smells of sweet vanilla.

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You can see the lipsticks give a gorgeous semi-sheer, balmy finish. They feel moisturising on the lips and last a good couple of hours before you need to re-apply, and the Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector gives a sheer glossy finish with a hint of colour.

The collection also includes a Limited Edition Natural Glow 5-Colour Eye Shadow Palette (£33.00) – which I unfortunately don’t have. It looks like a beautiful wearable palette though so I wanted to mention it too!

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I’m beyond impressed with all of these products, Clarins have been one of my favourite brands for makeup for a long time, and they just continue to bring out fantastic, easy to use, and very wearable products, the Instant Glow collection is definitely worth checking out!

The Instant Glow Spring Makeup Collection is available now from .

I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any of these products? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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NEW From Guerlain: La Petite Robe Noire Lip Colour Collection

Posted on January 26, 2016

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Hi Guys!

I’m so excited today as I have some stunning new products from one of my favourite luxury brands to share with you! Guerlain have just launched their La Petite Robe Noire Collection, which includes a range of 20 lipsticks and 8 nail polishes – and the packaging is GORGEOUS.

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The press release tells a sweet little story of Guerlain’s character, La Petite Robe Noire…

‘Alone in front of her wardrobe, La Petite Robe Noire is deep in thought. Despite all the wonderful dresses created for her by Thierry Wasser, she lacks that je-ne-sais-quoi that would highlight her femininity, the little added extra that would reveal her true personality: mischievous, Parisian, spectacular, seductive, elusive and yet with a distinctive presence…’

‘Suddenly, she has a flash of inspiration. It’s so obvious! What she needs is, of course… colour!’

La Petite Robe Noire then rushes to see Olivier Echaudemaison, Guerlain Make-Up Creative Director, and inspired by her energy, he creates the new La Petite Robe Noire collection…

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So, what are these lipsticks all about? Well the Petite Robe Noire collection offers easily buildable colour in a massive range of shades, from one swipe for a sheer veil of colour, to three or more if you wish for more intensity. The finish is is very balmy and moisturising, with a light fruity floral scent inspired by the heart notes of La Petite Robe Noire’s fragrance.

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The packaging is so pretty, and very unique. The outer casing of the lipstick is made of a clear plastic with a pretty upside down heart on top – again inspired by the original Petite Robe Noire bottle. You can see through this to the inner casing, as well as being able to see the colour of the lipstick underneath.

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There are 20 lipstick shades available, and I have 001 My First Lipstick – giving a beautiful veil of shimmer, it reveals the natural colour of the lips to deliver a tailor-made twist. And 020 Poppy Cap is a bright and summery orange – coral shade.

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My First Lipstick gives the most beautiful light sheen to the lips, with an added hint of sparkle, and Poppy Cap, though appearing opaque in the tube, comes out fairly sheer though buildble in colour. Both have a wonderfully creamy, balmy texture that my dry lips just love – as well as a light fragrance which is no where near as strong as I was expecting. I’ve worn these a couple of times now and I can’t get enough of them – I can’t wait to try the nail polishes out too!

The La Petite Robe Noire  and La Petite Robe Noire are available now exclusively at House of Fraser.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Charlotte Tilbury Book of Makeup Magic – Contents Revealed!

Posted on November 23, 2015

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Hi Guys!

So, in the name of the blog, I decided to open my Charlotte Tilbury Book of Makeup Magic Advent calendar early. This is totally for your benefit of course… 🙂 so you can see exactly what you’d be getting should you wish to purchase.

I’ve had The Book of Makeup Magic for a good few weeks now, and I must admit I did initially experience a bit of buyers remorse. I mean £150 for an advent calendar really is crazy money. So I stuffed it away in a drawer, partly so stop my feelings of guilt and partly to stop me peeking in the boxes.

I’m SO glad I’ve opened it up though, I feel much better about my purchase now – the contents are AMAZING.

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Ok so the ‘book’ opens up to reveal 12 glossy burgundy boxes. I initially thought these were drawers, but nope, they’re different sized boxes stacked upon one another.

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Each box also has the Charlotte Tilbury logo embossed in gold one one side, and the contents printed on the back.

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So here are the goods! Eleven mini CT makeup and skincare products, as well as one full sized Matte Revolution lipstick. Now if you want to be pedantic, you could work it out that the lipstick is worth £23, and the mini lipstick is worth £9.66, leaving £117.34 for the rest of the products, making them £11.73 each excluding packaging.

Now if I was buying these individually, would I pay £11+ per mini product? No I probably wouldn’t to be honest. But collectively as a set, it’s such a special thing to have – wether you treat yourself or manage to get someone to buy you one, I do actually think it’s worth it.

Anyway, this is exactly what’s included –

  1. Goddess Skin Clay Mask, 15ml.
  2. Charlotte’s Magic Cream, 15ml.
  3. Wonderglow, 15ml.
  4. Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise Eye Shadow mini in On the Prowl.
  5. Rock ‘N’ Kohl mini eyeliner in Supernova.
  6. Lip Magic Balm, 5ml.
  7. Mini K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Penelope Pink.
  8. Matte Revolution Lipstick (full size) in Red Carpet Red.
  9. Super Model Body, 15ml.
  10. Take it all off Genius Eye Makeup Remover, 30ml.
  11. Multi Miracle Glow Cleanser, Mask & Balm, 15ml.
  12. Magic Night Cream, 15ml.

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The full sized Matte Revolution lipstick in Red Carpet Red is just beautiful. I think I’ll be getting a lot of use out of this over the Christmas period!

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Some of the products I’m most excited about trying though are the Rock ‘N’ Kohl mini eyeliner in Supernova, just because I’m a bit of an eyeliner fanatic, and it looks like such a gorgeous deep sparkly purple colour. The Lip Magic Balm because I suffer with dry lips and I’ve heard this is fantastic, and the brand new not yet released Magic Night Cream. This won’t be available to buy until January, so those that pick up the advent calendar will be some of the first to get their hands on it.

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I know it was a lot of money, but overall I’m really glad that I bought this advent calendar, I can’t wait to try the products each day! I might do two mini roundups, one half way through and one at the end to let you know my thoughts on each of the products 🙂

So what do you think? Was this a good purchase? I”d love to hear your thoughts.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

The Autumn Beauty Edit

Posted on November 17, 2015

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Hi Guys!

I’m not sure where the year has gone but somehow it’s already mid November. We’re in the full swing of autumn, and over recent weeks I’ve noticed the makeup products I’ve been reaching for have gradually been changing. This wasn’t a conscious decision at all. I’ve just recently noticed the colours in my makeup bag have definitely changed with the season.

So I thought I’d gather together some of my current favourite seasonal shades to show you, some are old favourites, and some are brand new discoveries which I love. Enjoy!

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Firstly, let’s look at the lipsticks! I just love autumnal browns, pinks and mauves. These shades of lipstick can easily take your look from summer to autumn with just one product. Here are some of my favourites –

  • Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick in Kin. This beautiful shade is from the Earth collection, it’s an intense burnt red shade that reminds me of autumn leaves. I really need to pick up more Illamasqua lipsticks because the formula really is excellent, you get fantastic pigmentation with a long-lasting smooth satin finish.
  • Tom Ford Lips & Boys in Guillermo – Ahh Tom Ford, the king of lipsticks. Guillermo is one of the shades I picked up when the Lips & Boys collection first launched, and it’s just beautiful. I love wearing this with a full on smokey eye for an evening vampy look.
  • MAC Lipstick in Fast Play – I love this shade so much, it’s completely underrated in my opinion. I actually discovered it when I was searching for the perfect lip shade to wear to my wedding. You can see my original post here for more pics.
  • – Clarins’ Jolie Rouge lipsticks have a beatufilly creamy and silky formula, with a semi sheer finish. Tea Rose is a pretty light pink that’s really easy to wear. This is a fantastic go-to everyday lipstick.

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Next I have a selection of pencils, including three eyeliners and a lipliner…

  • – I actually received this mini eyeliner free with a Sephora order a while ago, and I’ve been in love with it ever since. Grey is a fantastic alternative to black eyeliner for a softer look, and Urban Decay’s Glide on Pencils are some of the best around.
  • – Ever since visiting the Pixi store in London for an event a few months ago, I’ve been loving their products and picked up a few more of their amazing Silky Eye Pens. The shade Deep Plum is a lovely shade that catches the light beautifully giving a hint of metallic purple.
  • Kiko Colour Definition Eyeliner in 02 – If you’re a regular reader you’ll know I love Kiko products, and this beautiful and unusual shade of eyeliner is from the Rebel Romantic collection. Shade 02 is a deep warm brown, with the tiniest hint of reddish purple. It’s a creamy matte shade that’s perfect for wearing every day.
  • Borneo is a lovely warm lipliner which I’ve found myself reaching for lately. It has creamy formula that perfectly defines the lips while preventing lipstick from bleeding and feathering throughout the day.

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And a couple more beautiful lip colours…

  • – This is my first and only Kat Von D product, and I’m a little bit in love. Lolita is a stunning mauve that’s perfect for the 90’s lip trend that’s so popular at the moment, and it really is ever lasting! Make sure your lips are well prepared before application and this will literally last all day.
  • – Another recent discovery, the Urban Decay High Colour Lipglosses really give fantastic intense pigmentation for a gloss. The shade Liar is a gorgeous muted mid pink. It’s currently living in my bag as I wear it all the time!

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And lastly the beautiful  –

I haven’t used Eye of Horus products for a while, but I have a few of their eyeliner pencils which are fantastic, so I was excited to see what their brand new eyeshadow palettes were like. And as expected, I wasn’t disappointed!

The gorgeous Mystical Goddess Eyeshadow Palette contains three intense metallic shades in a slimline cardboard palette with a double ended brush. The shades are: Artifact – ivory with golden nude undertones, Enchantress – bronzed shimmering nude and Royal Abyss – a deep royal plum.

They all have a stunning high metallic finish, and are soft, blendable and easy to work with. They can also be applied wet if you wish for a more intense look. I really am very impressed with this palette, I’ll be getting a lot of use out of it over the coming months no doubt!

I’d love to hear if you have any of these products? And what your go-to beauty products are for autumn?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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