Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Lipstick Product Review and Collection Part Two

MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Tranquility: This dries matte super quickly so you have to work with the product quick. The packaging is minimum and suits it. The colour is a light nude and since this colour is too light for my skintone, I dab some on my lips and quickly pat it so that it covers my lips quickly and makes my lips a nice nude colour. Also, I have tried this as a base for other lipsticks and it makes my lipsticks super vibrant so I recommend this especially in this colour, because you will find a use for it. Price: £3.00

MaxFactor Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick in Designer Blossom 30: This is a bright red colour which makes your lips stand out. This item doesn't have much wear as I'm not that into red lip colours, only plums and nudes. Price: £6.99

Maxfactor LipFinity Lip Colour in 007 Rosy Whisper: The last two items came together in a set. The colour is way too light for me and doesn't suit me at all. It doesn't have much staying power, which is ironic because of the name and is not worth its price. Price: £7.99

Comment below any suggestions, Nazia xo

Lipstick Product Review and Collection Part One

Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain in 005 Crush: This comes on quite shiny but dries to a matte colour that stains your lips for a few hours. However it does have a strong menthol smell that prevents me from using it frequently, but you can't smell it when its on the lips. Also, you get a lot of product so the item is worth it's price. Price: £7.99*

MUA Matte Lipstick in Wild Berry: The packaging is not nice point blank. It looks cheap (which the item is) and is made from white plastic. The formula of the lipstick itself is drying and not at all good. It does not apply smoothly, nor does it put any colour at all on your lips. I can barely manage to put a thin layer on my lips with this, no matter how many times I try to apply this. I honestly do not recommend this item at all and it is not worth its price at all, no matter how cheap it is. Price: £1

MUA Lip Boom in Doin' Good: This item, however, is worth its money. The lip booms come with a lipstick on one side and a lip gloss on the other. The lip gloss is quite sticky and has a lot of glitter in it, therefore I don't render it wearable for me, personally. I use the lipstick side as one of my go-to lipsticks. The colour is not sheer and is slight creamy. However you do have to top up this lipstick quote frequently, which is its downside. Price: £3.00

NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color in 031 Gramercy Park Plum: This smells heavenly and has easy application. It is a rich purple colour and like many other lip crayons, stains your lips. This for me is a plus, as then when I reapply it to my lips I use less, thus saving the product more! I bought this on a whim, and quite a good whim if I may say so myself. Price: £3.49

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in 07: This is the perfect nude colour, which I feel complimets my skin. It doesn't really have a scent, or if it does then it's not really as obvious as other lipsticks in my opinion. Price: £5.49

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in 30: This is one of my other go-to lipsticks. It is a deep purple-red colour and looks absolutely gorgeous on the lips. It also stains the lips, which I prefer. Plus, for a lipstick that doesn't cost much, it is worth every penny. Price: £5.49

I Heart Makeup Lip Geek in Caught Myself Smiling: The colour is a vibrant orange, however is quite sheer on the lips so you can get away with this for an everyday look. The packaging is absolutely fabulous and is a lot like a reflective shocking pink version of the mac bullet lipsticks and I am soon to buy another lipstick in the range. Price: £2.99

Essence Lipstick in 04 On The Catwalk!: This is another nude colour, but more on the slightly mauve side. It is really creamy and doesn't stain the lips much. Price: £2.30

NYC UltraMoist Lipwear in 320 Mahogany: This is one of my favourite lipsticks, mostly because of the colour. It looks to be an extremely dark brown colour, however is a deep red-purple colour. It can be applied a few times, to get a colour close to black though. This lipstick stains your lips oh so much. however is worth is. Price: £0.92

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede in 035 Backstage: This is one of my go-to lipsticks too. The colour is a deep red and has amazing staying power, however I do feel that the item is let down by the clear packaging. I would recommend this item and it is worth its money. Price: £8.99*

NYX Matte Lipstick in MLS16 Merlot: I bought this item from beauty joint which is where you can most American drugstore makeup and some UK Makeup from for a fraction of the price. Shipping is also super low, so you get a bargain. I honestly cannot recommend that website enough. Anyways, I bought this lipstick thinking that it was a plum colour when it was actual a deep pink colour. I'm not much into pink lipsticks si I don't get much wear out of it but it is worth it's price and I would recommend it also. Price: £3.69

Primark Lipstick: It doesn't really say what colour it is, also I'm not sure if they even have any other colours in it. However this colour is a soft nude and its scent reminds me of the sweets 'love hearts'. It doesn't really stay on for long, nor does it stain the lips. But honestly I wasn't really expecting much from this lipstick. I only bought it for the colour, regardless of whether it stays or stains or not. Price: £1.00

Maybelline ColorSensational Popsticks in 010 Pink Sugar: The packaging is super cute and it has a sweet scent. You can barely see the colour on your lips but the actual lipstick is pretty, I use this as a lip balm. Price: £6.99

Miss Sporty Perfect Color Lipstick in 013 Vintage Look: I bought this online and honestly regret it; I was expecting the colour to be a slightly pinky nude but instead it was a glittery brown colour. Price: £2.59

*I bought these two items together on offer for 2 for £10 from boots but I'm not sure if they still have the item because I bought it a while back.

Comment below any suggestions, Nazia x 

Monday, 22 September 2014

Mac Studio Moisture Fix+

Mac studio moisture fix+ : I absolutely love this item. I have combination dry skin, so I spray this on my face before I apply my make up and after. My skin stays hydrated and doesn't flake nor dry out. It also makes my makeup last longer. However if I don't let this product dry, it does tend to make your makeup run. Regardless of that, I will be purchasing this product again once it finishes.       Price: £23.00

Comment below any suggestions. Nazia x 

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Real Technique Brushes Review

Disclaimer: I am no way affiliated with any company.

I haven't blogged in a few weeks. mostly because I don't really have any idea on what to post but also because I'm currently doing A2 at college so I'm quite busy.
This review was written by my sister for my blog, so is not my personal opinion whatsoever, however is hers.

'I own the core collection and have purchased the powder brush, blush brush and the expert face brush individually.

Core collection: This cam in a set of 4: buffing brush, contour brush, foundation brush and the detailer brush. The brushes are really soft and do not leave any streaks on my face, unlike other make up brushes that I have had in the past. I used to use my buffing brush as a foundation brush as it used to apply my foundation on smoothly, however it broke after five months of me purchasing it sadly. The contour brush allows me to contour my face, without leaving any harsh lines. The foundation brush, I found, was too small for me to use it as foundation so I used to use it as a concealer brush. However, I felt as if it wasn't soft like the other brushes and also it tended to leave streaks where ever i applied my concealer so I threw it away. I'm yet to use my detailer brush as I haven't found a use for it yet. Price: £21.99

Powder brush: This brush is really soft and is quite big. I found it easy to apply my powder with this brush, without it leaving a lot of product on my face. Price: £12.99

Blush brush: I love this brush. The fact that it has a pink handle is an added bonus. It is a perfect dome shape which allows me to apply my blush a lot easier. Price: £9.99

Expert face brush: This was a soft brush , just like the other ones. However, I didn't like this brush as it picked up too much product and left me looking cakey and also wouldn't blend in my foundation no matter how hard I tried. Price: £9.99'

Comment below any suggestions. Nazia x