Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick

22 April 2014

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick | £8.99 each 
06 Pink Pong | 05 Ole Flamingo | 02 Frambourjoise

Bourjois recently released the Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick collection and with the bright vivid colours they come I would say just in time for Spring/Summer season. Bourjois describes the collection as "a range that gives your lips bold, matte and long lasting colour with 24hr hold. Lips are left smooth and soft as velvet. Enriched with evanescent oils, it’s incredibly sensuous formula provides a soft, second-skin feel, without drying or fading lips."

The lipsticks in the collection are of a lip stain formula but they are amazingly soft, creamy, buttery and easy to apply to the lips all of this whilst drying to a matte finish. After applying the Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks to my lips I must say that I was surprised that such a great product is available on the high street. It is very hard to find lip stains that are not over drying on the lips, in fact these are the opposite. They are so moisturising I found it took at least 5 minutes for the stains to dry to a matte finish on my lips. This allows you more time to ensure you applied it correctly and to rectify any mistakes which I find most lip stains do not allow due to their fast drying properties. They are also long wearing lasting more than 8 hours with the need for only one touch during the day.

Pink Pong - A hot pink/fuchsia. This colour is a lot more vivid and bright in person, and it really packs a punch! I have seen it worn on many skin tones and it somehow just works, t is my favourite shade from the collection. 

Ole Flamingo - A bright pink. It is not as bright a Pink Pong but it still out there and 

Frambourjose - A raspberry shade. It is not my favourite of the three shades because I find it needs more than two layers when applied if not it looks slightly patchy.

top row: Pink Pong | Ole Flamingo
botttom row: Frambourjose

I have worn these lip stain regularly since buying them 2 weeks ago and I have nothing but priases for them. Pink Pong is my favourite colour and I have had lots of people asking what I was wearing when I had it on over the weekend.  My only gripe with the product was that I wish they dried a little more faster than they do and I find that if I put more than two layers on it takes quite a while for the product to dry to a completely matte finish.

I bought these in store from Superdrug and they currently has a deal where if you buy one Bourjois product you get the second half price! So hurry and get your hands on these. Alternatively you can find the whole collection online at Boots.

Makeup Revolution

4 April 2014

On Monday I was invited to the launch of a new makeup brand called Makeup Revolution. Makeup Revolution is an affordable high street brand which claims to 'transform the high street with the introduction of the hottest and most desirable makeup trends at every day, affordable prices'. The prices range from £1 - £12 which...

The makeup range is very extensive and includes a few impressive products within the range.

The One Foundation £4 (pictured on the left) / Matte Perfection foundation £2 (pictured in the middle)

FOTD: Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Shameless

23 March 2014

I did a blog post about the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balms (here) but I just wanted to show you guys a quick FOTD with me wearing my favourite shade from the collection. The purple shade I am wearing is called Shameless as I currently have a thing for purple lipsticks there was no doubt I was going to like this shade over the others I bought from the colllection. I wore Shameless layered over NYX's Purple Rain lip liner and I must say it is such an easy shade to wear on daily basis.

MAC All Fired Up Lipstick

17 March 2014

MAC All Fired Up Lipstick - £15 
Purchase here from MAC Cosmetics or in store

I bought MAC's All Fired Up lipstick back in October as a Duty Free purchase on my way to Italy, but after getting back from my holiday I dumped it somewhere in my room with all my other holiday makeup purchases and I forgot about it until recently. All Fired Up was released back in September last year as part of an update to MAC's retro matte collection. The consistency of the lipsticks in the new retro matte collection are matte but I feel that they have slightly been updated compared to the old version to be a little more less drying than before. The lipsticks are still very much matte but when worn on exfoliated lips that have been prepped with a lip balm before hand I find they don't dry out my lips as much. 

All Fired Up is described by MAC as a "bright fuchsia matte". This shade is deeper than most bright fuchsia lipsticks I own and I feel it has a slight red tone to it.  It is also a warm toned shade which I feel works well with my skin tone. Most of the time I find bright pink/fuchsia lipsticks are usually cool toned with blue undertones which sometimes can be a hit or miss with my skin tone. I think this shade will definitely work well on darker skin tones compared to other bright fuchsia/pink lipsticks from MAC such as Candy Yum-Yum which I feel do not compliment some darker skin tones.

I wore All Fired Up in the above picture without a lip liner with two layers and as you can see the pigmentation of the lipstick is very good. I found that the lipstick lasted a long working day and I only needed to reapply it once during the day after eating lunch.