NYX Slip Tease Lip Lacquer Review

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Hello beauties, after purchasing a few of the NYX vinyl glosses and loving them, I was pleased to see a new and similar product in Boots recently. Today I will be reviewing three of the NYX Slip Tease Lip Lacquer

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Put the moves on your pout with the new Slip Tease Full Color Lip Lacquer from NYX Professional Makeup. From seductive nudes to bold berries and more, this luxurious lippie delivers full coverage in 24 pigment-rich and seriously plush shades that shine. Featuring an hourglass-shaped applicator that makes lining your lips a cinch, each weightless hue slips on comfy-smooth and glossy for a knockout finish.

Packaging

First off I want to mention how much I love the see through packaging, I like to be able to see the colour of the product and think it makes it look a lot more pricey. The thick plastic tube is super sturdy and is hexagon shaped which I also love. These are a welcome addition to my lipstick holder and look gorgeous on my dressing table.

The shape of the applicator comes in the shape of a hourglass which is a style I’ve never seen in a application wand. I found this super easy to use and get a clean line around the lips.

Shades

There are 24 shades in this collection, I picked up the three shades, ‘last frontier’ which is is a deep berry red/plum, ‘urban oasis’ which is a terracotta nude and ‘spiced spell’ which is a true classic red. I found each shade that I tried to have gorgeous full pigment without the need to add several layers to build up the colour.

Formula

I really like this formula for a gloss, they’re a lot comfier to wear than the vinyl glosses. They have a thick creamy formula but don’t feel heavy on the lips. They are slightly tacky feeling when you press your lips together so if you don’t like that you won’t get on with these. One thing I was presently surprised with is the lasting power, these grip to your lips surprising well, even after eating and drinking and are super easy to re apply.

Swatches

Shades- ‘last frontier’, ‘urban oasis’ and ‘spiced spell’

Price

These costs £7 each but the best time to pick them up is in boots if you live in the UK as they are now included in the 3 for 2 promotions which is fab! You can pick them up here.

What is your favourite shade out of the three? What are your favourite NYX lip products? Let me know in the comments below!

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MAC Cosmetics Favourites Old & New

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Hello beauties, we all have a handful of brands that we love when it comes to makeup and MAC cosmetics are in my top 5. I first fell in love with them when I tried their studio fix Fluid foundation and knew I had to try so much more. I have put together my favourite products, some old favourites and some that I have newly discovered!

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MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation

The first product I wanted to start with is my holy grail foundation. I have been using this for over 6 or seven years now and i still haven’t found a foundation that is as good! It has a medium coverage that can easily be built up to full, has a amazing colour range with a incredible 64 shades, looks so flawless on the skin, photographs well and most importantly lasts all day on my dry skin without needing a touch up. I can never be without this foundation and always make sure I have a back up bottle ready! It’s also worth buying the £4.50 reusable pump from MAC as this foundation doesn’t come with one. This retails at £26 for 30ml and I use the shade NC15.

MAC Instacurl Lash Mascara

A few weeks ago I found this mascara in TK Maxx for a bargain £7. I hadn’t tried any mascaras from MAC before so thought what a great way to test. I’m so glad I did as this mascara makes my lashes look so full and fluffy without giving the caked on spider leg effect. I really like the shape and design of the packaging as well as the wand. This makes it easy to get into every lash including the corner and bottom lashes. I find this super easy to take off and it doesn’t transfer throughout the day. This normally retails for £20.

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish

I was first inspired but this highlighter by fellow blogger Mufavourites when she reviewed it not so long a go. This extra dimension skin finish in the shade ‘whisper of gilt’ was first launched last year as a limited edition Christmas item (you may remember its festive snow flake design) but has since been rereleased this year. I’m a sucker for a light gold highlight, it’s suits my pale skin tone without leaving a cast and leaves a gorgeous wet look sheen to the skin, making it look healthy and giving it a inner glow. This can be worn natural by applying lightly or more intense by layering it or spritzing some setting spray before hand to make it blinding. This costs £25.50.

MAC Extra Dimension Blush

Im a huge fan of a bright pink blush and have lots of matte finishes so wanted to pick up a something with a shimmer. This Extra Dimension blush is in shade ‘sweets for my sweet’ which is a gorgeous candy pink with rose gold shimmers. I love that this can be worn really sheer for a pop of natural, healthy colour or built up for a more intense look. I will definitely be picking this blush up in a coral shade for summer as it doesn’t cling to texture and I love the smooth formula. This costs £23.

MAC Matte Lipstick

New to my collections are a few of MAC’s cult matte lipsticks. I had never tried them before and I’m so glad I have. They have a really smooth application thanks to the creamy formula and dry down to a matte. They have great staying power and don’t make the lips look or feel dry as it dries down. I picked up the shades ‘Beatrix’ which is a vampy berry shade with a metallic finish. Shade ‘modern temptress’ which a dark red with a brown undertone and ‘chilli’ which is a stunning dark smoked red. All three of these colours are perfect for autumn/winter and I can’t wait to add more to my collection. These cost £17.50 each.

MAC Mini Lipstick

Another lipstick newbie but this time in a mini version. Recently MAC released their cult lipsticks in a mini form for travel purposes or just for people to try out their formula for those who don’t want to spend full price. I picked up the shade ‘Twirl’ which is terracotta brown. These cost £10.

MAC Lip Pencil Liner

Lastly we have a lip liner, this came as part of a duo set with one of the full sized lipsticks above. This lipliner in the shade ‘auburn’ is the perfect shade to pair with the lipstick ‘chilli’. The pencils formula is super smooth and creamy and oh so pigmented. This can be used to line the lips or used to draw all over for a full colour. This costs £14.

From left to right- Lip Liner shade ‘auburn’, Mini lipstick shade ‘whirl’, Matte lipstick shade ‘chilli’. Matte lipstick shade ‘modern temptress’, Matte lipstick shade ‘Beatrix’, Extra Dimension blush shade ‘sweets for my sweet’ and Extra Dimension skin finish shade ‘whisper of gilt’.

Have you tried anything from MAC? What are your MAC favourites? Let me know in the comments below.

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Huda Beauty Amethyst Obsessions Palette. Swatches & Eye Looks

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Hello beauties, as promised I’m back with another of the Gemstone Obsessions eyeshadow palettes from Huda Beauty. This time we will be taking a look at the Amethyst palette. Keep reading for a review, swatches and two eye looks.

A dream come true for those Huda-holics who can’t squeeze their palettes into overstretched make up bags (or those yet to sample her game-changing shadows) this Amethyst Obsessions Palette unites a spectrum of nine pigment-packed powders – six vibrant duo-chrome shimmers and three creamy mattes – in shades ranging from moody mauve and violet to barely there pink.

Packaging

Just like the previous obsessions palettes this has the same packaging and layout. The eyeshadows are housed in a sturdy thick card box with a magnetic lid to keep your eyeshadows safe. On the underside of the lid there’s a great quality mirror. This little palette is a handy size for travelling, I love the purple as it’s a perfect fit for the Amethyst theme.

Shades

This palette contains 9 shades, which consist of 3 mattes and 6 shimmers. This palette is perfect for those who love to play with pinks and purples and there’s enough shades to be able to create a handful of looks. The shimmers are duo chrome and look truly stunning.

Formula

I wanted to talk first about the shimmers, I can’t express just how rich they are in pigment, they have a creamy, soft formula and apply so beautifully. I like to use these by packing them on with a flat eyeshadow brush and spritzing a little fixing spray onto the brush/shadow. Moving onto the mattes, unfortunately these didn’t live up to the other two palettes I have reviewed. They’re very dry and almost chalky, as you will see in the swatches that they look a little patchy. I did manage to make them work though with a really fluffy brush and lots of blending.

Swatches

Eye Looks

Using shades ‘3’ to create the shape, shade ‘4’ to deepen the outer corner and lower lash. Shade ‘6’ in the centre of the lid and outer corner and shade ‘5’ in the inner corner.

Using shade ‘3’ to create the shape and shade ‘8’ in the centre of a halo effect and on the lower lash line.

Price

This palette will cost you £25 and you can find it on Cult Beauty here.

What do you think of this palette? What’s your favourite look of the two? Let me know in the comments below!

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Huda Beauty Topaz Obsessions Palette, Swatches & Eye Look

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Hello beauties, hope you’re having a good Monday, I’m back today with the second of the new Huda Beauty Obsession palettes. The Topaz obsessions is perfect for those who like warm shades and it just screams autumn/fall. Keep reading for review, swatches and two eye looks.

A dream come true for those Huda-holics who can’t squeeze their palettes into overstretched make up bags (or those yet to sample her game-changing shadows) this Topaz Obsessions Palette unites nine pigment-packed powders – four vibrant duo-chrome shimmers and five creamy mattes –  in rich rose gold, amber, burnished bronzes and tangerine orange for the ultimate sophisticated polish.

Packaging

This palette has the same packaging as the rest of the obsessions palettes but with the exception of it being a gorgeous burnt orange colour to match the topaz theme. The shadows are nicely spaced out, this makes it easy to dip your eyeshadow brushes into the pan without picking up another colour. On the underside of the lid you will find a great quality mirror. Its compact size makes this palette perfect for travelling, this is the pocket rocket of palettes.

Shades

This palette has 9 shades, which consists of 5 mattes and 4 shimmers. There is enough shades in this palette to create a handful of warm looks.

Formula

Starting with the matte shades, they have the same formula as the emerald obsessions, very smooth with little fallout. Unfortunately I didn’t find the mattes as pigmented as other obsessions palettes. They needed building up for a great colour payoff and the dark brown shade on the last row was very patchy. The shimmers however are amazing, they have a super creamy formula that are packed with pigment and blend out easily. There is a small amount of fallout with the shimmers so go careful not to push too hard in the pan.

  • Yellow toned orange matte
  • Rich copper shimmer
  • Burnt orange matte
  • Warm gold shimmer
  • Salmon pink matte

  • Dark bronze shimmer
  • Chocolate brown matte
  • Terracota Orange
  • Light bronze shimmer

Using shades ‘5’ for the transition. Shade ‘3’ to create the shape, shade ‘7’ to deepen the outer corner and bottom lash line and ‘4’ in the centre of the lid.

Using shade ‘8’ on the outer corner to create the shape. Shade ‘5’ in the inner corner and shade ‘7’ on the bottom lash line. Winged liner using Kat Von D Tattoo Liner.

Price

This palette cost £25 and you can find it here

What is your favourite look of the two? What do you think of the Topaz Obsessions palette? Let me know in the comments below!

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Halloween 2018 Makeup Picks

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Hello beauties, today’s post is a few of my favourite makeup up picks that will be seeing me through the spooky season. I have created two creepy looks below too!

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Danessa Myricks Vision Cover cream foundation

One of my favourite makeup artists has her own makeup line and is now being sold in the UK! The way she makes skin look is so incredible so I knew I had to pick up her foundation. It provides full coverage and I only have to use one pump to cover everything. The finish is semi matte and makes the skin look like silk. This is the perfect base to wear on its own daily or as a base for applying colourful face paints for your costumes.

Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray

Name a better setting spray than the All Nighter. I’ll wait! Jokes aside this setting spray is a game changer for your makeup. I use this after using all my powder products to 1. Set everything in place and 2. Make my powders look less dry. It’s pricey at £24 but I won’t be without this miracle in a bottle. I often get it when it’s on offer in the Debenhams promotion!

Sleek I-divine Bad Girl eyeshadow palette

I’m pretty sure I included this palette in my 2017 halloween favourites and it still does the job. It has everything you need to create a intense smokey eye. It has the most gorgeous plum purple and royal blue, along with a gun metal silver and the most pigmented matte black. I don’t think it’s currently being sold anymore but I have found it on amazing for less than £6. It’s so pigmented too!

Phoera Red single eyeshadow

I used this in a full face of eBay makeup video not so long a go. It’s always a real struggle to find a bright red that’s not dry, patchy and is pigmented. This single eyeshadow is the most gorgeous classic red. The colour payoff is insane and it’s super easy to work with. I picked this up for a bargain £2.18.

Illamasqua Beyond Powder highlighter

I reviewed this not so long ago here. It’s a very finely milled white highlighter with the most ghoulish green shimmer to do it, perfect if you’re after something a little different to the pink, gold or champagne highlighters and perfect to add to a spooky look.

Sleek Highlighting Elixir drops

This liquid highlighter is new to my makeup collection. I love that this can be used two ways, as a highlighter and mixed into foundation for a dewy effect. I did both in the second look below and it really changed to the appearance of the foundation. I love the peachy pink shade and the wet look sheen it provides without any chunky glitter.

NYX Soft Matte lip cream

Is it Halloween without a dark lip, I love being able to play with out there colours like this NYX matte lip cream in the shade ‘Moscow’ which is a navy blue. I am a big fan of the formula of the Soft matte lip creams.

Eyes using Sleek I divine bad girl, lips using NYX Matte lip cream in shade ‘moscow’

NYX Strictly Vinyl lip gloss

I recently reviewed a few items from the NYX Strictly Vinyl collection here. I love a glossy finish and this shade ‘femme fatale’ which is a stunning black just screams Halloween. I love it paired with this bright red eye for a contrast of colour.

Eyes using Phoera single eyeshadow in shade ‘red’ and lips using NYX Strictly Vinyl lip gloss shade ‘femme fatale’

Which of the two looks is your favourite? What are your Halloween picks this years? Let me know in the comments below!

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Halloween 2018: Sly Fox Makeup Look.

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Hello beauties, I couldn’t not do a animal themed Halloween look and I thought I’d pay homage to my favourite, the fox! This was super easy to create and I think it’s my favourite Halloween look so far.

Products used in this look-

What do you think of this look? What will you be dressing up as for Halloween? Let me know in the comments below!

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Obsession Halloween Palettes. Review, Swatches & Eye Looks

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Hello beauties, as you can already tell by the amazing makeup looks that people are creating on social media and the Halloween props in the stores, the spooky season is in full swing. But what if you don’t want to create a full on make up look for your Halloween shenanigans? I came across two palettes that are perfect for creating some simple Halloween looks that I wanted to share here with you beauties.

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Both palettes are a from a brand called Obsession which have recently been stocked at Boots in the UK but can be bought at Revolution Beauty. They are mainly known for their single pans but have now branched out into lots of other makeup products with bargain price points.

Packaging-

The packaging is similar for both palettes so I decided to include them in one section. The first thing that has to be said is how large the pan size is, think what a size of a average blush palette would be. I also love the clear lid so you can see what’s inside. Plus a little holographic text never hurt anyone.

Formula-

The first palette is the Obsession Be Very Afraid eyeshadow palette.
This has 8 shades, this includes 4 mattes, 2 shimmers and 2 fun pressed glitters. This is definitely perfect for those who like to create a darker smokey eye. I can see this working well for a simple vampire or witch look for Halloween.

I found the mattes to be a little on the dry side but they were workable. Each shade has great pigmentation with the exception of the shade ‘eerie’ which was quite patchy. The glitters are what appealed this palette to me and I was really pleased to find that they were not patchy. I found using my finger and pressing them onto the lid was the best way to apply.

Price-

This is priced at a amazing £5 which is a absolute bargain and can be bought here. This is a fab price for the colours and the pan size, you can definitely create and handful of looks with just the one palette.

Shades- ‘no sleep, spooked, panic and corrupt’

Shades- ‘eerie, creepy, petrify and desecrate’

Using shade ‘no sleep’ for transition, shade ‘corrupt’ to create the shape. Shade ‘creepy’ in the centre of the lid, shade ‘spooked’ under the eye and shade ‘panic’ on the inner corner.

Formula-

Next up is the Obsession Be A Unicorn eyeshadow palette which is something for you girly fans out there. It includes 8 sickly sweet shades for creating a magical unicorn for Halloween or festival. Inside you will find 3 mattes, 3 shimmers and two pressed glitters.

The formula is very consistent with the palette above, slightly on the dry side but super easy to blend out with a fluffy brush. Each shade has great pigmentation and the pressed glitters in this palette are truely stunning. I had to create a look with the shade ‘immortal’ as it’s a two toned glitter.

Price-

This palette also costs an amazing £5 and can be found here.

Shades- ‘alternative, magic dust, immortal and entranced’

Shades- ‘creature, unconventional, elixir and eternal’

Using shade ‘alternative ‘ as transition, shade ‘entranced’ to create the shape. Shade ‘immortal ‘ in the centre of the lid and shade ‘magic dust’ in the inner corner and brow bone.

What do you think of these bargain palettes? Have you ever tried anything from Obsession before? Let me know in the comments below.

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Halloween 2018: Trick or Treat? Makeup Look

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Hello beauties, what’s your poison? Do you like a trick or a treat? Here is my third Halloween look, just something simple but equally as fun!

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Trick Eye Look-

Treat Look-

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Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette. Swatches & Eye Looks

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Hello beauties, if you follow my Instagram then you would have seen in my stories that I managed to get my hands on the new Huda Beauty Precious Obsessions palettes that have just been released. I loved the formula of a few of the first palettes so knew I had to collect the gemstone themed ones as soon as they launched. I will be doing separate reviews, swatches and two eye looks with each palette. Starting off with the Emerald Obsessions.

A dream come true for those Huda-holics who can’t squeeze their palettes into overstretched make up bags (or those yet to sample her game-changing shadows) this Emerald Obsessions Palette unites a spectrum of nine pigment-packed powders – six vibrant duo-chrome shimmers and three creamy mattes – in shades ranging from mint or golden olive to timeless emerald and show-stopping peacock green.

Packaging

They have opted for the same shape and size as the other obsessions palettes which is great for me as although they are small, makes for easy storage and are travel friendly. Each pan is easy to get to without accidentally dipping into another colour and there is the added bonus of having a mirror too! There is a metallic bit that keeps the lid down and the box is a sturdy thick cardboard.

Formula

Just like the previous obsessions palettes these have a smooth formula. The mattes are silky with a small amount of fallout and each shade is pigmented, with the exception of the mint green shade swatched below which was fairly patchy and needed extra work. The shimmers are what really stand out in this palette, they’re super buttery and have a really intense pigment. All shades were really easy to blend and I find wetting a brush works best to apply the shimmers as there’s a fair amount of fall out.

Shades

Inside you will find 9 shades, which consist of three mattes and six duochrome shimmers. There’s enough diversity in this palette to create a handful of looks, wether that be something natural or more intense. I really like how each colour compliments the other and the colours just flow so you won’t struggle with how to use certain shades.

Eye Looks

EmeraldUsing shade ‘6’ to create the shape. Shade ‘5’ in the centre of the lid and shade ‘1’ to highlight the inner corner and brow bone.

SwampUsing shade ‘7’ for the transition. Shade ‘8’ to create the shape. Shade ‘4’ to deepen the outer corner. Shade ‘5’ on the centre of the lid and shade ‘9’ to highlight the brow bone and inner corner.

Price

The price of this palette is £25 and be found here.

What do you think of this palette? Will you be picking up any of the new Huda Beauty obsessions? Let me know in the comments below!

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Halloween 2018: The Party Pumpkin Makeup Look

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Hello beauties, I’m back with another Halloween makeup look, and today is this half glam, half pumpkin affair.

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Products used:

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Pumpkin Base-

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Make sure to check back next week for more Halloween looks. What looks are you planing for Halloween? Let me know in the comments below!

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