Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Make Up Revolution blush in Treat

Hi Beauts.

I bring to you yes, another make up revolution review. This time around I shall be reviewing their powder blush in 'Treat'



I currently own two other powder blushes from the brand, and was so impressed by the quality that I just had to add another to my collection.
I usually gravitate towards pinks, mauve's and berries, but decided to move out of my comfort zone and pick this shade up which is more of a peach blush.


As I already mentioned, this is a peach shade and is so pretty. I've worn this with and without bronzer and contour and just love it both ways.
Without bronzer and contour it just adds a little warmth to the cheeks and really makes the skin look glowy. With bronzer and contour, it definitely helps pull out the contour and helps the cheek bones look more defined and just brings the whole bronzed look together.

One of the reasons I've tried to stay away from peach shades in the past, is because I find them to be a little warm toned for me and can pull of quite an orange tone on my skin. However, this one doesn't do that at all and looks beautiful on my pale skin.

The pigmentation is so intense with all of the blushes I've tried from MUR and I find myself reaching for a stippling brush to apply as I can sometimes be a little heavy handed. They blend out so well and I've had no problem with fall out or them being too powdery.



For £1.00 per blush, we're really getting a bargain!!! I shall definitely be adding more shades to my ever expanding blush collection, and I look forward to trying out their cream blushes too.

What's your favourite Make Up Revolution item in your collection?

Stacey x 

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Gosh velvet touch lip liner in Nougat Crisp

Hi Beauts.

Trends surround us every day, whether it be fashion or make up. I don't follow either to be honest, I like to just rock whatever I fancy that day. That's not to say I don't sometimes dip into a certain trend, and one that I've been pretty caught up with lately is the 'Kylie Jenner lip'.

So many people are sporting the dark brown nineties nude aren't they? I've never been one for brown shades as they never seemed to suit me, however this one I couldn't pass up.
Whilst raking through my make up collection yesterday I rediscoverd a lip liner I bought about a year ago, and seemed to forget about: Gosh velvet touch lip liner in 'Nougat Crisp'


I fancied something different to the berries and mauves I'd been wearing for the past couple of weeks, so applied this liner and knew this was going to be my go to look for quite a while. This shade is a little more on the warmer side, but is definitely that nineties colour and I'm in love.



Gosh lip liners are great if you want long lasting colour. I applied this shade at around 12pm yesterday, and it was still perfect when I got to work at 2:15pm and I'd eaten a packet of crisps.....how's that for staying power? Another thing I love is how creamy they are, they just glide on without any pulling or dragging the lips.

The gosh liners retail for £4.99 which is a whole lot less expensive than some of the lip products out there. 

I may just need to pop to Superdrug and buy myself a back up before they fly off the shelves!

Are you currently rocking the Kylie Jenner lip? 

Stacey x

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Eyeko skinny liquid eyeliner

Hi Beauts.

Let's talk eyeliner. Felt tip eyeliner. I've used around 3 or 4 from different brands now and have loved 2 in particular so far, I'm so fickle sometimes. 

Today I'm here to declare my love for the Eyeko skinny felt tip liner that I've been using for a month or so and just can't seem to give it up. 



When it comes to any eyeliner, whether it be liquid or felt tip, I need the tip of the applicator to be quite short and firm. I've used liquid liners that have had a long thin and very flexible tip and I just ended up looking like someone clocked me in the eye. 
This Eyeko pen is perfect; the tip is the exact size and has just enough flexibility to allow precision and it's so easy to use and control. Once you've created the line and flick your heart does so desire, it's there for the rest of the day and there ain't no budging it. 
I apply my make up at 5:30 each morning, and usually get home around 6:30pm that evening and my eye make up is the exact same as that morning. 

The pigmentation is intense, if you're looking for the blackest of black then this is the one you want. Not once have I had to go over my liner when using this, one swoosh and it's perfect.


It is a little more pricey (£12.00) than I've paid for liner before, but it's worth every penny. I'll definitely be repurchasing when this one dries out. Which may I add, is taking a while!! I've had this opened for quite a while and it still works like the first day I tried it.

Now I need to try their skinny mascara too!!

Have you tried anything from Eyeko? What would you recommend?

Stacey x

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Kiko intensive hand balm

Hi Beauts.

One of my biggest complaints is that my hands are always dry and are definitely looking aged, considering I'm only 28, you'd think I was so much older just looking at my hands.

Whilst I was in Rome a few months back and spotted a Kiko shop in the train station, and obviously couldn't pass by without going in. Whilst browsing the many products one thing I spotted and snapped up was their intesive hand balm.



They had 3 different types of hand creams in total, but I read the 'intensive' and thought it was best suited to me. I've tried a ridiculous amount of hand creams in my time (some great, some not so much) but I've never tried a hand balm before so couldn't wait to crack it open. 

As you would expect from the name, the consistency was that of a balm and to me felt a little like a silicone which at first I found quite strange. Once applied and rubbed into the skin it did absorb pretty quickly which is always something I look for in any hand/body cream and lotion.

My hands felt really soft immediately after applying it, and I did notice that the balm felt as if it had left a film of something behind for a while after it had absorbed. Which, again is something I've never experienced before but is something I liked as I felt as it it continued to keep my hands soft for quite a while after applying.

I've been using this for a couple of months now and really am enjoying it. My hands are now feeling so much softer, and looking so much younger! This is definitely an item that will be getting a lot of use now that the colder months are approaching.

What's your holy grail hand cream?

Stacey x


Friday, 26 September 2014

Make up Revolution blush palette

Hi Beauts.

I'm pretty sure that every beauty blogger and addict have tried at least one product from the brand Make Up Revolution, am I right? 
I am SO impressed with everything I've bought and tried so far and haven't stopped using one thing in particular since I bought it. And that is their blush palette in 'Sugar and Spice' 



Now I'm a major blush junkie and I think that my blush drawer is the most overflowing out of any other make up drawer I have. As soon as I spotted this palette in Superdrug in I snatched it up and bolted for the tills. They have two blush palettes out currently, this one which pinks and another called 'Hot Spice' which consists of more orange and peach tones. 
I went for 'Sugar and Spice' as pinks and mauve's are my favourite colours to wear, and I can't really pull off anything to warm/orange toned. 



This palette comes with 8 shades: 6 mattes and 2 shimmery baked shades. The blushes range from cool toned peaches to bright pinks and on the end we have a baked pink and a baked pink toned highlight shade. 
I already new from using Make Up revolution single blushes in the past, that this palette would not be a disappointment in the least. And I was right. 


Each blush is beyond pigmented, I literally have to ever so slightly dip the very end of my blush brush into each shade and I have enough to apply to my cheek. I never have to reapply my blush through the day as these are super long lasting and at the end of each day my cheeks still have the same amount of blush as they did when I applied in the morning



If you're yet to try anything from Make Up Revolution yet, I'd recommend giving one of their blushes a go first. I promise you won't be disappointed!!

These palettes retail for £6.00 each and can now be found in most larger Superdrugs and on the Make Up Revolution website

Stacey x 








Friday, 19 September 2014

What I use to bronze, contour and highlight

Hi Beauts.

Only recently have I started to bronze and contour on a daily basis. I dipped in and out of it for a while but didn't really add it into my every day make up routine, because I felt I wasn't that good at it. 
However, for the past few weeks I've bronzed and contoured each morning, and have had a few comments on my make up from people I work with. 
So today, I figured I'd share which products and brushes I use as I thought it might help some of my fellow pale chicks out there. 




After applying my foundation and powder, I go in with my FashionistA bronzer in the shade 'LA' and use my Real Techniques blush brush. I never use this as a blush brush as I feel it's too big for what I want. This bronzer is pretty neutral with a small warmth to it which is perfect for my skin tone


Next for contour. I recently bought myself the NYX blush in 'Taupe' after hearing how great it is for a contour shade. It is definitely cool toned and doesn't look muddy. I apply this with a very light hand on my Barbra Daily angled blush brush. I can see where the product needs to be now, but found it very helpful to do the fish face when I was first starting out.


Third but not last is blush. I think everyone wears blush right? Again I apply this with an angled blush brush, and apply it on top and just above where I contoured. I'm currently using and loving the Make Up Revolution blush palette in 'Sugar and Spice. I love each shade, in particular then third from the left on the bottom


And last in my little routine is highlight. I've been loving The Balm Mary-Loumaniser lately and apply this to the very tops of my cheek bones with the elf blush brush, as it's quite a small brush and applies just enough product


Well, that's my easy peasy routine. As I say this has now become part of my every day make up and I really enjoy wearing it. On a day to day basis I do contour quite lightly and tend to deepen the colour for an evening.

What do you use for bronzing and contouring?

Stacey x

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Products I've been loving

Hi Beauts.

As I haven't posted a favourites in a while, I thought I'd share some products that I've been loving these past few months. Some are new things I've recently been trying out and loving and some are rediscoveries.





* FashionistA bronzer in 'LA' - I've never really been one for bronzer, if I'm honest because I could never find one that suited my skin tone. However I dug deep into my make up collection and pulled out this little bronzer. Bronzing and contouring has now become and every day essential for me

* NYX blush in 'Taupe' - Because I'm so pale, I find it hard to get a decent contour powder that doesn't look muddy on my skin. This blush is perfect for all of us pale skin ladies. It's a cool toned, light taupe shade that blends easily, and lasts on my skin all day

* Make Up Revolution blush palette 'Sugar and Spice'- This is a new palette to my collection, and one that will be a favourite for a very long time. It comes with 8 different pink toned blushes, that will suit everyone. The pigmentation I'd intense, the shades are gorgeous and the staying powder is amazing

* Make Up Revolution eyeshadow palettes - I couldn't pick one palette from the three that I have. Each one has outstanding pigmention, a beautiful shade range, they all blend like a dream and each contain mattes and shimmers

* Eyeko Skinny liquid eyeliner 'Black' - I'm a huge fan of eyeliner pens, and this one impressed me big time. It's so easy to control, it glides on effortlessly, it's super black and it stays put literally all day long 

* The Bodyshop Amazonian wild lily fragrance mist - This smells AMAZING!! I kid you not, this could possibly be the nicest smelling thing I've ever sprayed on me. I won't even begin to try and describe it, but I will say that it smells so fresh and clean and I adore it!

What products have you been enjoying lately? 

Stacey x


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Asda Exotic Tropical dry shampoo review

Hi Beauts.

There's only one hair product that I have to have in my cupboard at all times, and that's dry shampoo. 
I have tried a few but found that nothing works as well as Batiste (my favourite has to be the tropical scent) However, one morning when I was running late I reached into my cupboard only to find it wasn't there!! 
After work I popped into a few shops in town only to find clearly every woman on the planet was having the same dilemma and everywhere was sold out. So I legged it into Asda and spotted that they had their very own range of dry shampoos for only £1.00, and they had a tropical scent called 'Exotic tropical'. 


I figured, for £1.00 if it doesn't work then it doesn't work and I'll go back to good old Batiste. 
I left my hair an extra day before washing it so I could give this a try and have to say, I'm super impressed with the results!! 

The first thing that I checked off my list is the smell. It is fruity but I'd say more on the sweet fruity side of the scale, and genuinely smells good enough to eat (not something I'd recommend!) Next to get a big tick was the consistency. I've tried a few dry shampoos that have actually been wet and not a powder, which to me kind of defeats the purpose of a dry shampoo right? This one is most definitely a powder and not as white as I was expecting which is an added bonus.
 The biggest test was whether or not it actually made my hair look freah as a daisy, and that it did. I sprayed a little on my roots, left it for around 30 seconds then rubbed it into my hair (I always rub it in as oppose to brushing it) and what do you know, my hair looked freshly washed! 
My hair smelt great, looked clean and didn't have a white powdery residue.

This gets a massive 10 out of 10 for me, and I think it's taken over Batiste!!! There are more scents which I will absolutely be trying out, I do tgink this tropical one will still be my fave though. 

This is available from most Asda stores, and for £1.00 you get 150ml - bargain!! 

What's your favourite dry shampoo? 

Stacey x

Saturday, 13 September 2014

EMPTIES: Hits and misses part 2

Hi Beauts.

I bring to you today, my second 'hits and misses' post. I have part one here if you'd like to read that, but basically I've decided to change up the way I write my empties post.
Instead of doing a monthly empties, I shall be doing them sporadically and listing each product under the categories: Hits, Misses and On the fence.

Let's see what made it to the bin bag shall we?

HITS:


* Nspa melting cleansing gel (I seem to have binned the empty tube!) - Nspa fast became my favourite skin care brand. The melting gel cleanser is something that will always be a repurchase, it removes every inch of make up with ease and leaves my skin feeling and looking so smooth and fresh

* Nspa Hot cloth polish - This is the second step to my skin care routine and yet another product that I will continue to repurchase. Again, such an easy and effective product that left my skin amazing

B.Pure micellar water - I really enjoyed using this, and shall definitely be repurchasing it. It removes my make up so easily and doesn't sting my eyes when I remove my eyeliner and mascara

* Along came Betty 'Fix Me' - The last of my stash, and I have to say I'm gutted!! This was THE BEST primer for my oily skin, it kept my make up in place all day and kept me looking matte

* NYX matte finish setting spray - This is a product that will always make it to the 'Hits' section of my empties posts. It's an amazing setting spray if you have oily skin, it mattifies and keeps make up in place all day

* B.Set sheer finish pressed powder in Light - My new favourite setting powder. This is yellow toned so is perfect for my skin tone, it sets my make up great without caking up and definitely keeps me matte and shine free all day

MISSES:

None this time

ON THE FENCE:

Again, none this time

What have you used up and loved?

Nspa melting cleansing gel review
Nspa Hot cloth polish review
Along came Betty 'Fix me' review
NYX matte finish setting spray review
B.Set sheer finish powder review

Stacey x

Thursday, 11 September 2014

B.Set Pressed powder in Light

Hi Beauts.

When it comes to make up finish, I like matte. Simple as that. (I'm a poet!) Because I have oily skin, anything dewy looks like an oil tanker just leaked all over my face. I think dewy skin is so pretty, especially for the summer, but it just ain't a good look for me.

Because of said problem, I have to powder after finishing off my make up and have serious trouble finding one that doesn't oxidise or look cakey. Please step on stage B.Set sheer finish pressed powder.




I hadn't read any reviews about this powder before buying it, but knew straight away that it would be a great colour match for me. I read 'Light' and thought that'll do, but when I opened up the tester in Superdrug it was a yellow toned powder. As you may know, I can't wear anything warm toned as I just look either orange or dead so this was the perfect shade.




Because the name says 'sheer' I assumed it would add a matte finish to my skin, but not any coverage. Well, I admit it I was wrong. After applying my foundation and then popping this on top it gave me such a gorgeous flawless finish, and it didn't add or take away any colour from my foundation at all.

Now, for the biggest test of all: Did it keep me shine free all day? Ohhhh yes indeed it did. I didn't need to powder throughout the day when using this in the morning, unless it was a rather hot day and I sweated my make up off (such a lady aren't i?!) I was left matte all day and my make up looked pretty much exactly how I'd applied it first thing. On those odd hot days when I did need to powder, it didn't cake up or look like I'd just wacked a tonne of powder on my face.

This is now the only powder I use, and definitely one I'd recommend if you have oily skin and are super pale.

This is available to buy from most Superdrug stores for £7.99

Previous B. posts:

Micellar water review
Lip and cheek crayons review

Thanks for reading you lovely lot 

Stacey x

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Guess who's back.....Stacey's back....

Hi Beauts.

It would appear one hasn't blogged in a wee while...quite a while in fact!!

I shan't give a billion excuses, only 2: I've been working a heck of a lot (9 hour shifts) so I've been (and still am) out of the house pretty much 13 hours if we slap travel time on top of that! However, I love love LOVE my job so I'm not complaining! It did just mean that I was beat when I got home so didn't have the energy to blog.

Excuse number 2, I lost my mojo. I just wasn't in the zone anymore and rather than give a review 50% I just decided to take a bit of a break and wait a little while until my heart was back in it 100%.

So what's happening in the life of Stacey? Not a lot to be honest! As I said, I adore my job and actually look forward to going every day (yup I'm one of those people now) Through work, I've made SO many amazing friends and may have been socialising rather a lot....... I've been to Rome and absolutely loved it. My cousin and I went to a spa a week or so back which was amazing! And lastly, hopefully within the next week or so, I shall be starting my driving lessons!!!! 

So, what can you expect from Peace Love and Make Up from now on? I'm thinking a new blog design may be in order, product reviews, favourites, driving lesson updates (you may need to read through your fingers!!) hauls and so much more. 


I think it's time to add a little extra somethin' somethin' to the ol' blog!!

I hope you're all well, and thank you for sticking around <3 BONJOUR to my new followers!!!!

See y'all soon

Stacey x

Monday, 14 July 2014

Make up Revolution liquid liner in Black

Hi Beauts.

Whenever I try something from a new brand, the first 3 things that I have to try out are their eyeliner, eyeshadow and lipstick. So when I made my make up revolution purchase I couldn't not throw their liquid liner into my basket.


As you may know, I've been pretty committed to using eyeliner pens rather than an actual liquid liner. However back before I discovered my love for the old felt tip, regular liquid liner was my holy grail product. The main thing that will win me over is the applicator followed by a close second of the actual consistency and finally the staying power. 

Basically, for me a liner should have a firm applicator, I don't work well with thin brush like tips, definitely not too runny as I want to apply one coat and be good to go, and finally it needs to last all day. Let's test this bad boy out shall we?

Applicator: This is perfect. It's exactly how I like an applicator to be. It isn't too firm that I feel like my eyelid is getting dragged, but it isn't too flexible that I have no control over it. It definitely allows me to create the perfect line and wing.


Consistency: Again, perfect. It isn't too runny which is a must for me. Some liners I've used in the past have had a really thin consistency, and pretty much 'bled' so I had tiny lines of liner all along my lashline. This is really opaque too, so I only needed to apply one coat.


Staying power:

Insomnia eyeshadow review
Celestial eyeshadow review
Cream blush in Frambroise shake review
Enchant lipstick review

Do you prefer liquid liner, or a felt tip? 

Stacey x

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Make up Revolution wish list

Hi Beauts.

If you follow me on twitter or read my latest haul post, then you'll have seen the goodies I bought from the brand Make Up Revolution.
I picked up a few things to try out, and since having a play about with everything I've decided I pretty much need the whole range! Everything is amazing quality and super inexpensive.

Image from google

So today I thought I'd put together a little wish list for when pay day rolls around, because I will definitely be placing another order.

Face:

Blushing hearts 'Blushing heart' blusher £4.99
Ultra blush and contour palette in 'Sugar and spice' £6.00
Blushing hearts 'Goddess of love' highlighter £4.99

Eyes:

Iconic palette in 'Romantic smoked' £4.00 
Salvation palette 'What are you, waiting for' £6.00
I heart chocolate palette £7.99

Lips:

Intense lacquer in 'Didn't I tell you' £3.00
Amazing lipstick in 'Fusion' £1.00
Amazing lipstick in 'Crime' £1.00
Amazing lipstick in 'Encore' £1.00

What's on your wish list?

Stacey x

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Beauty UK lipstick in Snob

Hi Beauts.

Superdrug have a lot to answer for when it comes to my ever expanding lipstick collection. I always manage to buy a new lipstick or gloss whenever I 'pop in for shampoo' etc

One of the newest lippies to join my make up bag is Beauty UK's 'Snob'





Now, I have had my eye on this one for a while but never got around to buying it. However after many weeks of being unsure, I just thought 'meh why not' So into my basket it went.

This shade is such a 'me shade' as my cousin would probably tell you. I always go for mauve's or dusky pinks, and I'd say this falls into the latter of the two. It's a dusky, blue toned pink and it's absolutely gorgeous!

I'd never tried any of Beauty UK lip products before this one so wasn't sure what the formula and staying power would be like.

Let's kick it of with pigmentation, application and formula shall we? The pigmentation is intense, the swatch on my wrist and lips is only one swipe, and you can see how opaque it is. I do find it to be a little drying to apply, it isn't as smooth as a glossier lipstick but I think the formula may be a matte even though it doesn't say so.

However, it doesn't feel so matte or drying on the lips. It isn't super smooth but I can mush my lips together with ease (does that sentence even make any sense? I'm sure you girls know what I mean) And it isn't so dry that you have to drag it along your lips, but it doesn't glide on so you do have to apply a little more pressure.



Now for staying power: I applied this just before leaving for work at 6:30 am and when I checked again at 8 am it was still pretty much perfect. However, the next day I had a little snack in between those times and did notice when I checked again, it had worn off quite a lot and I needed to reply. However, which lipstick really stays on strong after eating?

Without eating, I'd say I got around maybe 3 and a half hours decent wear before needing to touch up,  which I think is pretty good going!

This is £3.49 from Superdrug and the Beauty UK website

Have you tried any of Beauty UK's lipsticks? What's your favourite shade?

Stacey x


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Bucket list part TWO

Hi Beauts.

I previously put up a Bucket list post here where I managed to list 50 things I want to do before I die, and today I bring to you another 50! 
I think I may need to live until at least 100 just to get through these bad boys!

51 - Try something new from the menu when I go out for meals
52 - Have a themed party for each holiday (Easter, Christmas, Halloween etc)
53 - Go to Paris DONE
54 - Make pizza from scratch
55 - Learn to knit DONE
56 - Make a patchwork quilt
57 - Go on a boating holiday
58 - Own every colour in converse
59 - Go to Disney Land DONE
60 - Sleep in a hammock
61 - Go jet skiing
62 - Skate on a frozen lake
63 - Go whale watching
64 - Go to a roller rink
65 - Rock climbing
66 - Bury a time capsule 
67 - Eat pasta in Italy
68 - Write a letter to myself and open it in 10 years
69 - Go to Edinburgh zoo DONE
70 - Learn to cook
71 - Go to a music festival DONE
72 - Donate blood
73 - Stand with one foot in either side of the boarder (eg: England & Scotland) 
74 - Take a photo every day for a year
75 - Dance in the rain
76 - Have a pet pig
77 - Go to Oktoberfest
78 - Go on a cruise
79 - Ride in a helicopter
80 - Own a beach hut/house
81 - Only eat ice cream for a full day
82 - Visit the walk of fame
83 - Own a french bulldog
84 - Bottle feed a lamb
85 - Make wine
86 - Visit mount Rushmore 
87 - Watch the sunrise on the beach
88 - Make ice cream from scratch
89 - Search for the end of a rainbow
90 - Own my dream home
91 - Play beer pong
92 - Learn to draw/paint
93 - Ice skate in Central Park
94 - Make a rainbow cake
95 - Go to Hawaii 
96 - Learn Pilates 
97 - Go on a safari 
98 - Cage dive with sharks
99 - Climb a mountain
100 - Bake everything in a cookbook 

Do you have a never ending bucket list?

Stacey xo

Monday, 7 July 2014

Gosh Velvet touch eyeliner review

Hi Beauts.

I wouldn't say that I have sensitive eyes, but whenever I use a pencil liner my eyes seem to water slightly in the corners and I end up looking like a panda. I also have trouble keeping liner along my water line throughout the day, again hello panda! 
One of the first waterproof liners I ever tried was the Gosh velvet in Black Ink I figured, it's waterproof so it has to stay put right?



 After using these liners for probably 9 months to a year, I have to say they are the best high street liner I've used. They're smooth and creamy to apply so there's no dragging on your eyes (nobody wants premature wrinkles), they're very pigmented and they are indeed waterproof. Applied to my waterline I got are ounce 5 wear before I noticed the colour payoff start to drop to my lower lashline. My tight line, I got pretty much all day, my lower lashline I'd say I got 3 hours before it started to fade but not drop, and as for my upper lashline it basically stayed put until I removed my make up. 


I'd say these are a good alternative (not a dupe) to the urban decay 24/7 liners, although I do find the urban decay ones a little more creamy and last a little longer. But for (£4.99) each and a wide variety of shades, I'm certainly not complaining.

Have you tried these? 

Stacey x


Saturday, 21 June 2014

Make Up Revolution lipstick in Enchant

Hi beauts.

Quite a while back now, I posted a small haul post of some Make up revolution products that I bought. I've already reviewed a few other products which I have linked at the end, and wanted to share my thought on the lipstick in Enchant that I got. I wasn't too sure which colour to pick out when I placed my order, so went for the safe option of a pink



As soon as I opened this, I knew I'd get so much use out of it. Although I have quite a few pink shades in my collection already, I don't have one like this.

I'd describe the shade as a medium blue toned pink, and if you love purple pinks then you'll be a fan of this.




I figured from swatching it that it would be a very creamy formula, and as I applied it to my lips I was right. It's probably the creamiest, smoothest lipstick I own, it literally glides on like butter and left my lips feeling moisturised.

Can such a creamy lipstick be long lasting? It can indeed. I first applied this at 7am, and 2 hours, a cup of coffee and a Milky Way later, my lipstick was still intact. Granted it wasn't as vibrant as it was at 7am but I still had a fair amount of colour and my lips still felt moisturised.
I did wear off completely by around 11am which in my opinion, is amazing!!

I can't wait to try out more shades!

Insomnia eyeshadow review
Celestial eyeshadow review
Frambroise shake cream blush review

Which colour should I next add to my collection?

Stacey x

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

L.A Colors eyeshadow review

Hi Beauts.

A few weeks ago I picked up two eyeshadows from the brand L.A Colors which I've been using pretty much every day since I got them, and I think they're too good not to share.



The two shades I bought are 'Bare' which is a matte cream and 'Bare Mauve' which is nothing like a mauve. It's a medium warm toned matte brown, and I use it almost every day as a transition shade.



Both shades are extremely pigmented, which I find very rare when it comes to matte eyeshadows from the highstreet/drugstore. 
I love how they apply and blend to. They're so soft and buttery to apply to the lid, and blend out so easily! I do sometimes find that if I pack too much of 'Bare' onto a brush, it can be a little powdery, however I mostly use it as a highlight so never need a lot anyway.

As I mentioned, I use 'Bare Mauve' as a transition shade, and there have been days when I haven't wanted too much going on with my eyes so I use 'Bare' all over and 'Bare Mauve' in the crease.

Although the packaging does look a little cheap, I really like it. It's sturdy, each shade is printed on the back, and the whole front of the casing is clear so you can see the whole product and colour you're buying. These eyeshadows also come with a sponge applicator attached to the inside of the lid. I don't use sponge applicators, but I do think it's a great idea if you want to throw the pot in your make up bag and want to touch up throughout the day.

I picked mine up from Boyes for £1.00 each, but haven't spotted them anywhere else. Have you seen this brand anywhere?



Stacey x