Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Birthday Presents

Some time this month (What day is it again?) It was my birthday and although I don't tend to get lip products as presents this year I was a very lucky girl. A couple of things I asked for from my mum but the rest were a total surprise and I love everything that I have tried so far. 

The first thing I got is from the incredible Fee from Makeup Savvy. She always spoils me and this occasion was no different. The Sara Happ Lip Slip has to be one of the most luxurious products I have ever owned. It is described as a "Luxe Balm" and comes in its own Rose Gold box. It is almost too pretty to use but I have had a little play and so far my lips are loving it. 

The next thing I got is also from Fee (I told you she spoils me) She picked up two of the NYC Applelicious Glossy Lip Balms for me and I have never tried these before. I saw a review on her blog as well as a couple of others and they were on my "Too buy" list, so I am glad I have two shades to try.
Shades left - Blushing Golden, right - Applelicious Pink

 Finally I asked my mum for some of the Revlon Lip Butters (Mainly the new shades) and she managed to get hold of all the shades I was after. I love the Lip Butter formula so much and these 4 take my current total to 12. 

Tutti Frutti, Brown Sugar, Juicy Papaya, Pink Lemonade

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Duping - MAC Saint Germain

With summer on the way (apparently) I have started rummaging in my lipstick drawers and pulling out hot pinks, cool corals and neon oranges. It was while doing this I realised I not only had a lot of similar colours, but I had also duped some of beloved Mac lipsticks. 

The first one I pulled out was the very popular Saint Germain and the dupe I have found for this costs a mere £2.99. May I introduce you to Collection Lasting Colour lipstick in Bubblegum. 

 Left - Collection Lasting Perfection Bubblegum, Right - Mac Saint Germain

The top swatch is Mac Saint Germain which is a cool toned bubblegum pink in an amplified finish. The bottom swatch is Collection Bubblegum which as you can see is near enough identical right down to the creamy opaque finish. 

 Top - Mac Saint Germain, Bottom - Collection Lasting Perfection Bubblegum

If you don't fancy splashing out £14.00 on a Mac lipstick then this £2.99 offering from Collection is the perfect alternative. 
You can buy Mac Saint Germain Here and Collection Bubblegum Here.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Wearing - Myface Cosmetics

This lipstick was ridiculously difficult to photograph but it is definitely closer to the lip swatch colour than the full face pictures. Despite that, it is a lipstick I have barely ever worn and I can't think why. I am absolutely in love with it. It is a bright pink that is really wearable. My lips were having a particularly dry day so I popped on a Korres Lip Butter in a matching shade for extra moisturisation and a bit of shine. 

Lipstick: Myface Cosmetics - Strawberry Fields
LipBalm: Korres Lip Butter - Pomegranate

For reference, I always apply some lip balm and a thin layer of either concealer or foundation to nude out the lip before putting on any lip colour.