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The perfect red lippy for the festive season.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Whenever I think of  Christmas makeup, I think of red lips and gold eyes. The thing I love the most about red lipsticks is that there's a shade for everyone. I thought I'd share with you some of my current favourite lippies for the festive season and hopefully help you find your perfect shade!.

Left to right - Rioja Red, Old  Hollywood, Mauritius Dahlia

Sleek matte me, Rioja Red - £4.99

This one is perfect if you want that statement red, perhaps for Christmas day?. It's a bright red which is super festive, perfect for partnering with gold eyes. As I mentioned I love these lippies, they dry down so nicely, they can be a little drying but I tend to apply a lip balm beforehand to prevent any attention being drawn to cracks / dry skin. I also like the fact that the tubes are clear, that way you don't end up with a colour that's completely off. They also quite smudge free which is an absolute godsend.

Sleek matte me, Old Hollywood- £4.99

Personally, I prefer a darker red for day to day during the festive season as I feel a light bright red can be a bit in your face. Although some people really rock it. I've always been a fan of the Sleek matte me lipsticks. They're a thinner consistency compared to The more creamy liquid lipsticks such as the body shop or NYX. They're quite opaque especially when you apply 2 layers, which I like. Generally, they last a good 5-6 hours with minimum touch ups which is really great for day to day. This shade is a gorgeous deep red which suits so many people.

The Body Shop matte lipstick, Mauritius Dahlia £6

Say that one drunk, I can't even pronounce it sober. Regardless, this is such a gorgeous shade it's similar to The Sleek matte me, old Hollywood which I mentioned previously but it dries a little lighter than that one the formula is a bit different in terms of it being more creamy and thick a little like the NYX soft matte creams, However saying that it isn't as drying but it does smudge a lot easier than the sleek ones so you may need a few more top-ups, the shade is definitely worth the extra hassle though.

Have you tried any of these lipsticks?.

£2.41 highlight kit?

Thursday, 7 December 2017

I've never really been one to hoard highlighters, In my collection, I currently have 2 - one from the body shop which I use every day and a little Technique highlight kit that caught my eye today that I picked up for £2.75 (only £2.41 from Amazon). Now, as soon I picked this up I saw it was an identical dupe to the Sleek Soltice palette which I've had my eyes on for centuries. The kit is made up of 2 powdered highlights and 2 creams there's 2 pink toned, one lilac and one golden. Now don't get me wrong I'm not expecting miracles from this palette but For £2.75 what have you really got to lose?. I'm going to rate this in sections of pigment, application, packaging and brand each section will be marked /5 for the overall score.

Pigment 4/5

To be honest I thought that because of the price of this the pigment would be shocking. However, the colour pay off isn't too bad, they actually stand out really nicely and in the light, they're fairly blinding which is amazing. The creams for sure have more pigment than the powder but you could layer them over the top to make your highlight absolutely blinding. I think my favourite shade is the rose gold coloured cream.

Packaging 3/5

I think the packaging on this kit is really nice, it's simple. I like the fact that it's transparent as there's no other indication of shades. It shuts with a clasp which I love because I don't need whatever is in the bottom of my bag sticking to these creams, it's quite thin which makes it good for travel but it feels a little flimsy so I'd go carefully with it. I'm going to give this one a 3 mainly based on how flimsy it feels once opened, I feel like if this was dropped you'd have one sparkly floor.

Application 4/5

The application of these is quite good, I usually use a blusher brush to apply my highlight just because it makes it a lil more blinding, So far I've tried one cream and one powder. They both applied quite evenly and they looked really flattering, I prefer using the cream as the powders are a little chalky I'd definitely recommend layering them for an extra blinding effect!.

The brand itself has affordable products and they're also cruelty-free which is perfect there are also many vegan and vegetarian products. You can find out more about the brand here.

Altogether the palette scored an 11/15 which is pretty good going for something you can buy from your loose change!, I'd really recommend this one and I'll definitely be keeping my eye out for more from this brand.

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