Saturday, 21 January 2017

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cremes

I'm really loving NYX's lip products, so I decided to check out their Soft Matte Lip Cremes. There is a color to suit everyone as they come in a range of different colors from neutrals to dramatics. The packaging looks a lot like lip gloss and comes with one of those doe foot applicators. The colors I got were Seoul (Violet), Copenhagen (Rich Plum) and Transylvania (Deep Violet).


Transylvania, Copenhagen, Seoul

These ones go on wet and dry to give a matte finish. The packaging looks like gloss but fortunately these ones are lip cremes. I really don't like gloss as it feels sticky and I hate how when it's windy out it goes everywhere. 

The colors I chose looked awesome on and really stood out. I love colors that are really dramatic, so these ones were right up my street. They can be a bit sheer at first, which is why they needed a couple of coats to the lips to get the color looking really intense.

They also did a good job at staying on for most of the day too. The formula felt nice and creamy and wasn't too drying on the lips either.

Transylvania

Seoul

Copenhagen


My Daily Makeup Routine

So I've decided to do a post on my daily makeup routine. Most days I will wear makeup, while there are some days I will feel a bit lazy and have a day off from it all. The colors and shades of my makeup routine vary from day to day. Everyday I will do a different look and will wear a different lipstick, eyeshadow and blusher. 

Before I put my makeup on I always start with my skincare. Cleanser, Toner, Moisturizer and Eye Cream. Once a week I will give my skin a good scrub using my exfoliator.

I'm one of those people who does my eyeshadow first. When I tell people this they look at me strange and wonder why I don't do my foundation first. I have a really good reason for it - drop down. When I do my eyeshadow there is always fallout and drop down, especially when I use a really dark color. This is the last thing you want if you have just applied your foundation and got it looking all nice. You just gotta wipe it off and start again, it's much easier to do foundation last.


Base

  • Primer
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Powder
  • Setting Spray
I've also started using a brand new foundation which I think is great. At the moment I'm using Perfection Lumiere by Chanel. Sometimes I will use an illuminator too which I mix in with my foundation to give my face an all over glow. One illuminator i like at the moment is Born To Glow by NYX.



Cheeks and Face
  • Blusher
  • Highlighter
In the summer I like to use a bronzer too. Somedays I will also do some contouring as well.



Brows
  • Brow pencil
  • Dipbrow Pomade by Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • Benefit High Brow
What I use on my brows depends on the day. Some days I will just use a pencil, others I will use my Dipbrow Pomade which is a fantastic brow product.

Eyes
  • NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
  • Eyeshadow
  • Supercat Eyeliner by Soap And Glory
  • Mascara
  • Chanel Le Crayon Khol Eye Pencil
A good eyeshadow base is essential to keeping your eyeshadow on all day and creaseproof. My all time favorite primer for the eyes has to be the Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base from NARS.

Lips
  • Lipliner
  • Lipstick
  • Lip Crayons
  • Liquid Lipstick


I like to use a wide range of lip products including lipsticks, crayons and liquid lipsticks. I really don't like gloss as it does feel sticky and is a nightmare to wear in the winter. Getting your hair stuck in the gloss because of the windy weather outside really isn't good.

So there is my daily makeup routine. Hope you all enjoyed reading. Do you have a daily makeup routine too?

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick - Extatique

The other day when I was shopping at Chanel I noticed this really nice pink colored lipstick called Extatique. I love my pink lipsticks and I love Chanel too, so I decided to get it. It's from Chanel's Rouge Allure lipsticks and is described as luminous intense lip color. Unlike other Chanel lipsticks I have tried, the packaging is slightly different. To get to the color, you press down on the top of the lid and the lipstick pops out. This was £26.00 at Chanel.




The color has an amazing amount of pigment in it and it doesn't need much building up to get intense color either. With two coats I got my lips looking this really nice pink color. I do get dry lips and this one didn't dry them out, in fact it felt nice and moisturizing.

It also stayed on all day too and didn't really need any reapplying. The color looked amazing on too. I love pink lipsticks.


Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Palettes

For Christmas, I got the really amazing 12 Days Of Christmas makeup set by Makeup Revolution. I've really enjoyed using all of the products in it and some of these were three full sized eyeshadow palettes. I really like the palettes that Makeup Revolution bring out and what was even better was the ones in the gift set were exclusives. They can't be bought separately and were only available in the set. All three palettes had a good range of colors in them and each had a good mix of neutral and dramatic shades. They all seemed to have a good amount of pigment in them too.

The Night Shimmers palette was my personal favorite and features only shimmery colors including brown, green, pink and purple. This was the only palette out of the three to be shimmer only. 




While the Night Shimmers palette has only shimmers, the Matte Forecast Edit 2017 Palette has only mattes. The mattes were really not that bad and weren't that dry. I've tried other matte eyeshadows by this brand and found the colors to be a bit dry. The quality of these ones seems to be a lot better. 




The Matte 18 Edit palette has a really good mix of mattes and shimmers and has neutral shades in it. If you love your browns then this palette is perfect for you.




All three palettes were fab and I enjoyed creating different looks with them all. None of the colors I wore creased either and stayed on all day.

NYX Lip Lingerie - Corset And Beauty Mark

I'm really liking liquid lipsticks at the moment, and one particular one I'm a fan of is - Lip Lingerie from NYX. For the price I think they are great and the colors look amazing too. If you love your browns and nudes you will love these as these are the sort of colors these lipsticks come in. The two I got the other week were Corset (Toffee Nude) and Beauty Mark (Chocolate Brown). These were £6.50 each.


Top - Beauty Mark
Bottom - Corset

Both have a fantastic amount of pigment in them and go on nice and smooth, just like the other ones I bought from this range. They do go on as a liquid but dry quite quick, giving a really nice matte finish to the lips. If you love browns and nudes you will love the Lip Lingerie's.

They also did a good job of staying on too. Both looked great on, but out of the two Beauty Mark was my favorite.

Beauty Mark

Corset

Thursday, 12 January 2017

More NYX Liquid Suedes

I'm a big fan of these Liquid Suede lipsticks from NYX. I have tried a few of these already so I decided to grab a few more colors. The colors I got were Alien (Black), Jet Set (Deep navy blue with purple), Little Denim Dress (Bright sky blue), Brooklyn Thorn (Deep brown with purple undertones), Downtown Beauty (Walnut brown), Sandstorm (True nude) and Life's A Beach (Bright coral).

Alien, Jet Set, Little Denim Dress, Downtown Beauty, Brooklyn Thorn, Sandstorm, Life's A Beach

Swatches. Top to bottom - Life's A Beach, Sandstorm, Brooklyn Thorn, Downtown Beauty, Little Denim Dress, Jet Set, Alien

I just love the colors I chose, every single one looked amazing on. Liquid Suedes are one of my favorite liquid lipsticks to go for, the pigment in them is fantastic and they stay on for ages too. My lips do get dry, so another bonus is these lipsticks are not at all drying. All of the colors looked fantastic, so I didn't really have a favorite out of them all.

Brooklyn Thorn

Downtown Beauty

Life's A Beach

Little Denim Dress

Jet Set

Alien

Sandstorm

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

MAC Soft Hint Lipstick

So last year MAC brought out some brand new lipstick shades in crazy colors like blues and greens. I'm a really big fan of crazy colored lipsticks and when I saw the ones that MAC had brought out I got really excited. The best thing is they are not limited edition either but have been put into MAC's permanent range of lipsticks. I have a few of them already and the other week I got one in Soft Hint, which is a candy blue with blue pearl. It has a frost finish to it.

I first saw this color at the MAC counter but then it disappeared and I couldn't see it again. I really thought I had imagined the color until I went in the MAC store and saw it there. I grabbed one there and was so glad to know I wasn't imagining it.



The color is amazing and it can be worn two different ways. As a color on it's own or on top of another. I wore a blue lipstick and then put this color on top. It changed the base color too and made my lips a really nice metallic blue. I also wore this as a color on it's own. It is a bit on the sheer side, although not too sheer that it doesn't hardly show. It just needs building up.

My lips do get dry and this one isn't at all drying, it stays on for a few hours too, although if you are eating and drinking, some of it does start to come off so it will need reapplying.

I just think that this is a fantastic color and if you love experimenting with different lipsticks, this one is right up your street.

With a blue lipstick

On it's own