Sunday, 20 November 2011

YSL Shocking Mascara

YSL - Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils Shocking
Colour: Deep Black - 1
Price: £22.00

Last month for my birthday I treated myself to the new YSL Shocking mascara and a YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick (not pictured). I've been wearing the YSL Shocking mascara for about 4 weeks now and felt it was time to share my opinions about this mascara. I had never tried any of the YSL mascaras before so was slightly unsure as to what to expect especially because I have seen mixed reviews about the previous Faux Cils mascara but I am very pleased with the extreme finished look the mascara gives my eyelashes.

YSL describe the masacara as a "Luxurious mascara that coats lashes instantlly with outrageous volume for a scandalous, seductive look"

At first I did find the mascara to have too much product on the brush which led to me getting it everywhere but after a few applications I was able to gage how much I needed to use. Trust me with this mascara a little amount of product really does go a long way for both eyes.

I do find that the formula for the mascara to be quite thick which makes my brush feel like it is overloaded with product however, the mascara seems to work very well and lives up to the "Shocking" name. 

Before - eyelashes without mascara

After - with 2 coats of mascara

Looking at the before and after picture you can instantly see the dramatic effect the mascara gives my lashes after application and I love how my eyelashes look a lot more longer and thicker when wearing the Shocking mascara. 

I have worn eye liner everyday for as long as I can remember as part of my make up routine but as "shocking" as it seems to me I have managed to go without eye liner some days as the mascara really does bring attention to my eyelashes and I actually don't feel naked without my eye liner on.

Apart from the mascara being slightly thick the only other downside is the price compared to the normal non designer brands I am used  to. Having said that I don't think it will stop me from buying it again (A girl needs to treat herself once in a while).

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Last Friday Night

Last week Friday I went out (for a change) and here's what I wore, as you can see I am wearing my fave lipstick again - Rebel by MAC :-)

Cut-out back Shirt worn as a Dress - H&M
Faux Leather Jacket - H&M
Wedges - Dune
Envelope Clutch - H&M
Chunky Chain - Primark

We also stopped by a place called The Diner in Shoreditch before partying it up and I was very impressed with the food. If you can't tell by the name its an American style diner that does everything from milkshakes to pancakes to burgers and I am glad I that was introduced to The diner as I can see another visit coming up very soon.

Cinnamon French Toast Mmmm

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Mac - Rebel Lipstick

A few weeks ago I started wearing my MAC Rebel lipstick again and I cant believe I forgot how much I LOVE this colour!! Rebel is a dark berry/purple shade and it is a great colour for Autumn/Winter. Rebel is a Satin finish which I find works well with the colour as it doesn't dry out my lips and it is quite moisturising.

I have seen Rebel worn on so many people and the colour always looks slightly different on everyone which is what I like about it.

I wear my Rebel lipstick with my L.A. Colors lip liner in Deepest Purple which works very well together and I prefer when I fill in my whole lips with it before putting on the lipstick as Rebel can be a little sheer depending on the coverage you want when applying it.

As you can see the Deepest Purple lip liner is a very close match for Rebel maybe just a little bit darker depending on how hard you press on the pencil when applying it

I LOVE this colour and I think everyone should have it in their lipstick collection regardless of your skin tone because it suits everyone.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Recent Make Up Buys

Recently I have found myself doing quite a lot of shopping mainly clothes and make up which I really need to slow down on or else no one will be getting presents this Christmas lol. Anyway here are some of my recent make up acquisitions. I haven't done any swatches on the make up but I will do that later in a separate post for the lippies and blushers.

YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick - Luscious Pink (No. 23)
 YSL Shocking Mascara - Black
Sleek Lipsticks - Candy Cane (Sheen), Pink Freeze (Matte), Fuschia (Sheen)
L.A. Colours Lip Liner - Deepest Purple (Not pictured)

Sleek Blushes - Rose Gold & Flushed

Lush - Snow Fairy, Bioderma, The Body Shop - Tea Tree Exfoliator & Lucas' Papaw Ointment

As you can see I stocked up on Snow Fairy from Lush early this year as it is a favourite of mine for having a relaxing bath and sweet smelling bath. My friend managed to get me some more Bioderma from Paris which was great as I was running low on it.