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Friday, 28 October 2016

Giorgio Armani Lip Magnets

L-R Fusion, Second-Skin, Eccentrico, Heat, Fil Rouge, Tangerine
Swatches - Second-Skin & Eccentrico

I was so excited when I received these new Giorgio Armani Lip Magnets in the post, I love liquid lipsticks so I couldn't wait to try them out. They come in 18 different shades so there is definitely a colour to suit everyone, I received six shades to try and they are all super pretty. The Lip Magnets dry to a matte finish which tends to be my favourite finish for lipsticks and liquid lipsticks as I find they stay put longer throughout the day and don't smudge. Armani claim the lipsticks have a "no-migration magnet effect" with an "extremely fine texture and unparalleled feeling of weightlessness." I can confirm that these claims are true, they stay put on my lips and don't smudge or fade at all. They are so much thinner in consistency than other products such as the Gerard Hydra Matte Liquid Lipsticks which I really like as they feel super lightweight and almost like I'm not wearing anything on my lips. As they're so thin, they also don't feel sticky or like they're drying my lips out which many liquid lipsticks can do, they feel comfortable to wear and I don't feel like I'm aware that I'm wearing anything throughout the day. In terms of the packaging, I love how you can see exactly which shade is which and I think the vibrant red lid makes them stand out. The uniquely shaped applicator is so handy and makes it really easy to apply the product, it allows for a perfect application which is also really quick. The applicator fits perfectly into the shape of my lips and makes it so easy to apply the product in difficult areas such as the cupid's bow! I love every single shade I received, the red shades are vibrant and classic, Eccentrico is such a bright and beautiful shade and Fusion and Second Skin are wonderful every day shades.

Overall, I have been loving testing these liquid lipsticks out. If you want a natural feeling lipstick that doesn't feel heavy or uncomfortable on the lips then this is perfect. Their range of shades mean that if you like more natural shades or even if you're a bright red kind of girl, then there really is a shade for everyone! You can have a browse through their other shades here!

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Monday, 17 October 2016

Creating the perfect brow...with soap?


I'm sure you will have seen or heard the talk about 'soap brows' recently. If you haven't, I'm going to talk through my thoughts about the process since I started doing it around three weeks ago. This isn't something I created myself so check out this Pixiwoo video as I believe this is what started the trend, this Desi Perkins video is also super helpful if you prefer seeing tutorials. This method is incredible for any kind of brow, I would honestly recommend anyone do it. It's brilliant for me as I have brows that just do not stay in place, the reason I love it is because it holds every single brow in place all day long and you can create whatever shape you want to. I like to brush the hairs at the front of my brows upwards in order to make my brows looks fuller.

So to achieve this look, you take a spoolie (a clean mascara wand) and wet it slightly under a tap. Then using a clear soap, brush the spoolie all over the soap so that the brush is coated. Begin to brush your brows through and move them into the position you would like them to be in for the rest of the day! I tend to do my eye makeup while this dries and then apply makeup to my brows once I know it has completely dried. For me, this makes the whole process of doing my brows so much quicker, as you brush the brows into the position you want them in, I find I don't end up applying as much product to them!

What do you think of soap brows? Have you tried them?
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Monday, 10 October 2016

Discovering Becca Cosmetics


Until about a month ago, I had never tried Becca Cosmetics. From having a look around Space Nk, I assumed they were all about light coverage and 'no makeup makeup' which is far from my type of makeup. However after searching online, I found that they did a full coverage foundation and actually focused on 'glowing skin' with their impressive range of highlighters in different forms, from powder to liquid to cream. The Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme foundation is a new love of mine, as the name suggests, it is full coverage. It's pretty thick in consistency and a little goes A LONG way, you barely need a pump of this to cover your whole face. Personally, I prefer applying this with a buffing brush, I don't really like applying foundation with my fingers and my Beauty Blender didn't really work too well with the thick consistency. 

Then, during a lunch break browse, I impulsively picked up the Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid in the shade Moonstone. I've been mixing it in with foundations but you can also apply it to your face before or after foundation, so it's definitely a versatile product. As I've mentioned in SO many blog posts recently, I've be obsessed with highlighters. I picked up the Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed in the shade Pearl, this looks completely white in the pan, however it is such a beautiful shade and I have worn it pretty much every day since I bought it! The final Becca product I've been trying is one I received as a gift with purchase, it's the Beach Tint in the shade Raspberry which can be used as a lip tint or as a cheek product. I tend to use it on my cheeks as I love the deep purple shade as it's perfect for creating autumnal makeup!


Have you tried Becca Cosmetics before? 
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Thursday, 6 October 2016

Wishlist

I've tried Morphe eyeshadows before and love how pigmented they are but also how super affordable they are. I am dying to try the 12 Colour Natural Beauty Palette, it has a mix of shimmery shades, along with matte ones too so it's the perfect every day palette. Recently I've been obsessed with highlighters, when I was in Space NK, I spotted the Laura Mercier Illuminator in the shade Devotion,  all the shades they do are so pretty but this shade is the most subtle which I tend to like in highlighters. Every time I walk to work, I walk past a Jigsaw store and had seen this beautiful rucksack in the window. I love the practicality of rucksacks when I'm going to work or university and I think this one is really feminine and classy, I also have a pink coat that this would go perfectly with! I recently bought a new phone and have been searching for a case for it, all my previous ones were from Casetify so I automatically went onto there to find a new one. I fell in love with this beautiful peony floral case, it's really pretty and I love that it's see-through so you can see the rose gold detail on the back of the phone! Finally, another highlighter! I keep hearing great things about the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Celestial
and as soon as I googled for swatches, I fell in love instantly! You can also mix in with your foundation to create a luminous and glowing base!

What items have you been lusting after lately? 
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Monday, 3 October 2016

September Birchbox


Nuxe Prodigieux Shower Oil £10
ModelCO Highlighting Trio £14
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer £29
Amika Bombshell Blowout Spray £14.99
Starskin Eye Catcher £8.50
 
I was SO excited this month to open the box and find a sample of the Laura Mercier Primer, I have wanted to try this product for ages so I have been loving trialing it out! The consistency is very different to what I was expecting as it feels more like a moisturiser rather than a primer but that also means it makes my skin feel quite nourished while holding my makeup in place. This month I have been obsessed with highlighters so the Highlighting Trio from ModelCo was a nice addition, you get three creamy shades and I love the lightest shade to highlight my cheekbones. I also had super dry under eyes this month so was excited to try the Starskin Eye Catcher, it aims to brighten the area around your eye but also de-puff, I definitely needed something soothing on my skin!

What do you think of this months' box? 
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