My little Sephora purchase! I'm pretty sure I swatched this at the Sydney International Spa & Beauty Expo earlier this year, but since I was on a lip product ban at the time, I didn't pick it up. Glad I managed to scoop it up at Sephora.
This little pencil is cute. Lovely packaging! The lippie itself is also pretty sweet. A smooth crayon with great pigment and a little bit of shine. The colour itself is in contrast with the colour on the tube (the tube makes it seem like a vibrant purple, whereas it's more of a muted mauve-purple), but that's fine by me. It's an easy-to-wear purple!
Lasting power isn't so great. Probably because it's so creamy. Whatever. I'm never really fussed with that.
Would I buy another at $30 a pop? No. It's lovely, but not a gamechanger.
You know when you buy something and then completely forget about it/lose it in the sea of your already-bursting stash of makeup? Yeah, that. It happens a little too frequently for my liking. Is it a sign I should chill out on buying stuff? Probably. Will I continue to be tempted by all the pretty, new releases and shiny packaging? Of course. Essence Viva Brazil Blush in Destination: Sao Paolo!
I bought this thinking it would be cool to use as a shadow and it surprisingly works. I do layer it with other bits and pieces so it's not so WOAH!, but it's kinda cool and new for me. Also does well as a blush. Yay for this!
FOA Lasting Looks Lip Creme in Love Berry
I remember swatching this and falling in love with the punchy colour and buttery formula. Naturally, I bought it and then forget it existed. Silly Ange. This lippie is heavenly. Great pigmentation with a super smooooooooth formula. Much love.
Maybelline Color Elixir in Vision in Violet
I wanted this as soon as I swatched it. I waited 'til it went on sale and then hungrily put it in my basket. Then...nothing. When I discovered it/fished it out the other week, I decided to slap it on before heading out for the night. Fuck, the colour is beautiful. One of the best purples I have. The formula is nice, too. The applicator is a bit tricky, but that's fine. Another woo!
Hooray for not wasting money!
Have you forgotten about any beauty purchases recently?
I've met some amazing people via blogging. Bright, funny and ambitions women, with a passion for all things beauty. One of those people is Desiree aka Madame Rouge Makeup, a MUA based in Victoria that I've had the pleasure of meeting twice. She's a gem. Hardworking, determined and funny-as-shit. Also a total babe.
After toiling away for months (I'm certain a labcoat was involved), Desiree has released an impressive range of comfort-wear lippies and glosses. Both of which are highly pigmented, glide on beautifully and wear well. Plus, they smell mildly minty! Love. Click here to read Desiree's release.
A neon pink. If you like your
lip products with plenty of punch, this one will be right up your alley.
It needs a couple of coats for full-opacity, but the end result is
bananas. Lottie lipgloss
A bright, slightly darker, blue-toned pink that reeks of summer. It's a little on the liquidy side, so care needs to be taken with application.
A soft, dusty rose with golden sheen. My pick of the lipsticks. It's soft and beautiful. Rose gold is always a winner. Bella lipgloss
subtle, rosy pink. These two are really similar in colour, but if you
want a little less punch, the gloss is far more subtle than the
lippie. A total easy-to-wear.
An orange-based red. This soft-shine red screams WEAR ME ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND COLLECT VARIOUS COMPLIMENTS. I'm not usually one for orange tones, but this is sexy as hell. Jenna lipgloss
rasperry-red with fine, gold shimmer. Be still, my beating heart. This
gloss is gorgeous. And versatile. Easy to deal with during the day and night.
A brown-rust. For those of you digging the 90s revival, this ultra-pigmented lippie is a winner. Naomi lipgloss
A rich, metallic rust. This is another one of my faves. It's
incredibly pigmented, sexy and deep, and it looks insane on the lips. A nice twist on a bold lip.
A soft, golden, slightly peachy nude. The perfect nude for those who want to mute their lips, but in a sweet, peachy way. Imogen lipgloss
A soft-metallic, golden nude. In all honesty, this kind of shade isn't usually my bag, but this gloss is stunning. Perfectly opaque in one swipe, with just the right amount of shimmer. Those of you with darker skintones need to get on it. Immediately.
While I'm getting a little sick of the Kylie Jenner lip tutorials and girls overlining their lips in an attempt to emulate her now-famous pout, I must admit that I adore her choice in lip colour. That bold, matte mauve is heaven. Plus, it suits a shitload of skintones. Mine included.
I've been using a similar shade for quite some time, Australis' Go Long Longwear Lipstick in Uber Cool. A stunning, matte purple-mauve that is surprisingly easy-to-wear, yet still bold. Goes with everything! If these gems are still floating around (I haven't paid much attention), give Uber Cool a swatch. It's a winner.
Another KJ-inspired prod is something I picked up at Priceline the other week, the Essence lipliner in Satin Mauve. Very similar to Uber Cool, but much more neutral. It's actually lot closer to Kylie's shade. Love this pencil. The formula is the shit - smooth, pigmented and creamy. Great lasting power, too. And for a cool $2. I'm loving this all over the lips as a spicy neutral.
So, whether you're lusting after Kylie Jenner's lip look, or just want to try something new, both of these are fantastic. And for the love of God, stop buying into the bullshit that this chick has magical, lipliner techniques that have turned her lips from Cameron Diaz to Jay Z. Girl gets fillers. And plenty of them.