Thursday, 24 April 2014

MUA Luxe velvet lip lacquer "Kooky" review

As soon as I heard about the MUA luxe velvet lip lacquers I knew I needed to try them. I have wanted to buy a Lime crime velvetine (£13.50) for years but never got round to it. So I thought MUAs lip lacquer may be a good dupe at a cheaper price (£3.00). 

Unfortunately at the moment these babies are pretty difficult to get your hands on. They were pretty much sold out on Superdrug’s website and I couldn’t see any sign of them in Newcastle’s store. So I was a bit miffed.

I was after “Reckless” but the only shade available on the website was “Kooky” which is a purple. No doubt about it, its straight out purple. I was a bit hesitant as I’ve bought a lot of purple hued lipsticks lately and they’re not the sort of lipsticks I get to wear often. I usually wear them on nights out, not during the day (Apart from MACs “rebel”)

I have to say I’m very happy with “Kooky”. The formula is interesting, a sort of thick cream texture that drys to a matte finish relatively quickly (similar to Collection 2000’s Cream puff lip cream but less moisturising). The colour is surprisingly wearable even though it’s definitely a dramatic statement lip, I feel like I’m channelling my inner Lorde. It seems to be pretty long lasting too. I applied it then a couple hours later had my tea and afterwards it looked pretty much the same, it only wore a bit on the very inside of my lip.

I am definitely purchasing more of these when they are back in stock and for £3 I can safely say they’re a bargain and I am very happy with my purchase!

Till next time,


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

LUSH Bubblegum lip scrub

 I have an obsession with keeping my lips soft and moisturised. I thought i'd treat myself a little and have a trip into lush (A place I rarely ever venture into for reasons unknown)
I picked up this lip scrub last minute on my way to the till, after I had decided on buying the honey I washed the kids soap.
If you like bubblegum/bubblegum flavoured sweets then you will adore this! 
It smells incredible.

To use it you scoop a small amount out onto your finger and rub it all over your lips. I probably do this excessively but it feels like it's really getting rid of dry skin. Its best to do this over a sink or something as it can get a bit messy.

Once you've thoroughly exfoliated the best part about this scrub is that you can just lick it off your lips. It tastes fab and you're left with nicely soft lips. Its a great way to prepare your lips for those sort of dark or drying lipsticks which show any dry patches on your lips.

If you're a bubblegum/lip product fan give it a go!


Monday, 14 April 2014

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick 31 review

 So my lovely boyfriend knew of my desperation to own a YSL lipstick but my hesitation at the price. I'd stare in admiration at them often but always resist buying one. Recently that same lovely boyfriend just happened to give me a huge surprise and bought me this beauty. 
This is Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in number 31. First of all, lets talk about the packaging. It's stunning. Its a rectangular gold mirrored case that I really do feel luxurious using I have to admit. The lipstick bullet itself also has the YSL logo engraved into it. It's close to the top so i'll be sad when i use it up! 

The lipstick itself is a deep (but not dark) plum colour which is perfect to me. The formula of the lipstick is so soft and buttery, it really does feel moisturising on the lips. It also stains the lips which I personally like. 

An undeniably unique thing about this lipstick to me is the scent. Everyone knows Macs lipstick smell of vanilla and many brand have reproduced that scent. Revlon and others often have minty smells. However this YSL lipstick has such a strong floral scent, it's impossible not to notice. It literally smells like you are putting a perfume on your lips. Luckily, it does not taste like perfume. It thrills me everytime as i've never experienced a lipstick like this before.

This lipstick not only has all the aesthetics of a high end luxury lipstick but the smell and quality to match. I will be adding to my YSL collection.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Urban Decay Naked 3 palette review

I bought the Naked 3 palette from Urban Decay a few days after it was released. (So a while ago now...sorry for the lack of blogging!) It retailed for £37.00 so it was a bit of a splurge for me! But for 12 eye shadows that means roughly £3 per eye shadow so I persuaded myself!

I was super excited when I received this palette because it was the first Naked palette I'd ever bought. I swooned over it and fell in love at first sight. All the colours are beautiful.

Strange is so easy to use as an all over colour to blend harsh lines out with a fluffy brush or used more intensely as a highlight on the brow bone or inner corner.

Dust is absolutely gorgeous; a really sparkly but delicate colour, however I do have some issues trying to get it to stay on the lid. I find spraying my brush with "Urban Decay De-slick" helps a lot. (Or something like Fix + by Mac. The same goes for Buzz and Trick although they're slightly easier to work with.

I also really like Limit and Nooner for crease colours and find myself reaching for them very often.

The other colours such as Liar, Factory and Mugshot I haven't experimented with as much but are all lovely colours with great pigmentation. 

Darkside I really enjoy. It's a very different colour that you don't come across every day. Looks fantastic if you use it right but you have to be careful not to "muddy" your eyeshadows with it. 

Finally Blackheart I feel like many people say this is their favourite so it's a bit unoriginal but it really is something special. It's a deep black/purple with red/purple glitter in. It resembles "Beauty marked" by Mac in the pan. however I find it has MUCH better pay off in pigmentation and glitter than Macs equivalent (and I'm a huge lover of Mac). It is fantastic for a quick eyeshadow eyeliner with a kick of glitter.

Overall I am extremely pleased with my purchase and would highly recommend this palette to any one who is deliberating over it. 

till next time,

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Sugar Skull Halloween face makeup.

Just thought I'd share my look this Halloween. I actually went to the pub like this with a friend on halloween night (a Thursday) and unfortunately found nobody else was dressed up. Awkward moment. Typical Beth.

The look was done with Stargazer white face powder, a black eyeliner, black eyeshadow and a red lipstick. A purse friendly look if I do say so myself!,

Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick Black Cherry (477)

 This lipstick has been in my collection for a good year roughly. It was my first plunge into dark lipsticks (and initiated a dangerous addiction) 
Its a beautiful deep burgundy/red.
It retails for £7.49 at Superdrug, so is a slightly more expensive high street lipstick. But like almost all other Revlon products, it's worth it. 

It has a relatively thick texture but not too thick and as the name suggests has a lustre finish. It feels nice and moisturising on the lips. It requires precise application as it is a dark colour so a lip brush and lip liner are helpful! (I use MAC "vino" lip liner)
I adore the colour of this lipstick as although it is a deep colour, it is by no means too dark. 

The only downfall of this lipstick is that the application is inconsistent , Ie) When applying the lipstick some parts will come up darker than others. However this is not a major problem and it also is not as apparent with a lip liner underneath. 

I think this lipstick is a great way to branch out into more bold dark lips as it is definitely still wearable,
"Black cherry" with no lip liner.


Sunday, 12 August 2012

MAC "So Chaud" lipstick review.

 As I said I would in a previous blog post. I purchased "So Chaud" the other week online from MAC. This lippy caught my eye after seeing it in numerous videos from Jen ( "clothesencounters" ) on Youtube. I told myself I didn't need it, but clearly didn't convince myself.
The first time I tried it on I shocked myself a little as it seemed very orange. But I've gradually got used to it and I think it could be my new favourite bold "dressy up" lippy. 
It's definitely a bright lipstick that seems a cross between postbox red and orange. Being pale it seems to go nicely with my skin tone, although when fully applied it takes a while to get used to. I wore it out for the first time yesterday and I must admit my Uncle did give me a double take and a confused look as if to say "What on Earth is on your face?", but never the less I'm pleased with it! 
The lipstick is £14 and is a matte finish which I absolutely LOVE. The colour is also surprisingly long lasting which is fab! And like MACS "Rebel" It also seems to stain my lips, I don't know if anyone else has this trouble or whether it's just me? Let me know, 
Beth x

Taken in natural daylight with no flash.