Friday, 24 June 2016

Estee Lauder/Double Wear Powder Compact

I've been a loyal DW wearer for as long as I can remember, no other foundation even comes close to it, recently having switched my skincare regime up a little bit I've been feeling a little braver when it comes to bearing my skin. 

I recently invested in the Estee Lauder Double Wear compact powder to match my foundation shade of Desert Beige, I think its great they do powders to match the foundation perfectly as not all companies offer this and it means there's no danger of altering the shade on your face. 

You can use this with the little sponge enclosed in the compact to obtain a higher level of coverage, or just sweep on in circular motions using a big soft face brush, this is also great for setting your foundation once you've applied it.

It doesn't budge all day & feels really comfortable and non drying on the skin. The compact is perfect for your hand bags and those evening touch up's. The mirrored compact is so handy too.

 Shop the range of shades by clicking this link the compact retails at £33 and willl last you for months. If you are a Double Wear liquid fan simply pick the same shade.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Avon/Perfectly Matte Lipstick

I always love finding a budget alternative to my higher end brands, sometimes in life you just cant justify spending lots of cash on a beauty product, but then you also cant live without it. 

Let me introduce you to Avon's Perfectly Matte Lipstick*, claims to be more matte than MAC and at a third of the price this is news to my ears! 

This is a new launch by Avon and I've been lucky enough to road test one of the shades and I have to say I'm actually impressed. The case is lovely and soft and has a little clear window in the top of the lid, it looks like a luxury lippie and has the Avon branding round the base.

I went for the shade Posie Pink, a natural baby pink tone which would suit pretty much every skin tone. The first thing I noticed when I applied is how soft and buttery it was, it doesn't drag on the lips like my beloved Ruby Woo and although this particular shade doesn't stain the lips like my MAC ones do I have to say I actually think for a budget version it's really quite good.
I cant say how well the staying power of the bolder shades hold up but this light one lasts probably an hour on the lips, with no feathering or bleeding.

Smells sweet, almost vanilla-ish and is really comfortable to wear. 

Comes in 15 shades from neutral to bold head over to the Avon Website to shop them at an introductory price of just £5.
*PR Sample

Friday, 10 June 2016

Glitter Lips/The 'Ultimate' Lip Kits

I first saw Glitter Lips at the Clothes Show a couple of years ago, from the moment I set eyes on the little pots of glittery goodness I have been hooked ever since. 

This really is the ULTIMATE lip kit, giving an effect you could never get from a gloss or lipstick, the best part? They stay put for up to 8 hours! 

Not just for special occasion, but holidays, Christmas, parties and night out Glitter Lips will make sure you stand out from the crowd. EVERYONE will be asking what your wearing. 

The gorgeous Danielle from Glitter Lips kindly sent across some beautiful colours for me to try*, and I cant stop wearing them. 

My new go to summer shades, Hula Tallulah & Coral Reef.
Coral Reef is a softer shade which you could wear during the day time, despite its softer tones you'll still create a maximum impact. 
Hula Tallulah is a stunning vibrant pink & coral shade, is absolutely stunning and perfect for summer parties, and those glam girly holidays. This is my go to evening shade. 

Each kit is priced at £12.50, and contains everything you need to create amazing lips like you've never experienced before. 

The attention to detail and the pacakging is fantastic (you all know I adore cute packaging) even the glitter glue tube has been adorned 'I'm All Yours' adorable! 
The result you get from the lip kits really does give the impression it takes effort and a lot of time to acheive, but honestly they are fool proof and can be applied in minutes. 

I do one lip at a time, apply the glue neatly and following my lip line, (Make sure you dont touch your other lip at this stage) allow it go clear and then taking the little sponge end of the brush i pop a couple of drops of water on which allows for maximum glitter pick up for application. Simply pat the glitter onto your lip until its totally covered. Repeat for the other lip and prepare to be amazed! 
I use the soft little brush to tidy up any loose glitter, and thats it, it really is that simple.

The glitter doesn't feel bitty, it doesn't flake off, it's kiss proof, smudge proof, and as long as your not eating anything too oily it'll even hold on while you eat and drink, I can guarantee you'll never have experienced a lip product like it.  

Removal is really easy too, simply pop some oil based make up remover on a cotton pad and swipe, voila! 

We've been blessed with a good few days of sunshine recently, you may think these look great in natural light, but they literally come to life in the sunshine, you need to try this for yourself! 

Glitter Lips have truly revolutionised any other product you may have worn before. 
You need to head over to the Glitter Lips website by clicking this Link with 17 shades to choose from you'll be sure to fall in love with something, I've noticed the newest arrivals Glitter Eyes, now that I have to try! 

Head over to my Instagram this weekend for an application tutorial and to see these glitters in action. 

Which shades do you have your eye on girls? 

*Huge thank you to Danielle @ Glitter Lips for the samples.

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