Soap and Glory |The Missing Pink Lipstick

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On a whim I bought this Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lipstick in The Missing Pink. Boots 3 for 2 is completely to blame!

I wasn’t expecting much from this lipstick just something I can throw on. Well I was completely wrong this has replaced my very loved MAC Patisserie lipstick. The shade of this lipstick is a pink nude, A your lips but better shade.

What I love about this formula is that it doesn’t dry out my lips and it wears off nicely. This lipstick applies really smoothly and you don’t need a mirror to apply this shade.

I can’t wait to pick up some more shades from this range.

Revlon Color Stay Moisture Stain

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To get us in to the festive spirit I thought I’d show you my two favourite bold lip favourites for winter.
Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain Lip tints are incredible for creating an easy bold lip.

The colour pay off for these lip stains is really good. The colour on the tube is the colour it comes out on your lips as you can see from the swatches above. These feel really nice on the lips and as they are moisturising they don’t cling to your dry patches or separate throughout the day.
These lip stains last a really long time. I only reapplied after about 5 hours of wear which for a lipgloss. I think this really good. I’ve started using a lip liner under theses stains and that really prolongs the staying power! As for the texture of these stains, they feel so buttery and smooth! So much better than lipstick.

The two shades above are my favourite, I prefer the bolder shades in this range, the peachy nudes are not really my cup of tea from this range. The fucshia pink is 015 Barcelona Nights and the berry colour which is my personal favourite is 005 Parisian Passion.
I purchased my Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains in Boots for €10.99/£7.99

The Magic of Lipstick

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“Cosmetics enhance, conceal or minimise. Lipstick Transforms” Poppy King, Vogue.

I think everyone remembers sneaking into their mums, aunts, grannies room and putting on their lipstick, usually there most loved. Why is it as young girls we always went for the lipstick, why didn’t we go for eyeshadow, concealer, foundation. There is something about lipstick that transform women.

Lipstick has the power to change your mood in an instant, did you know that during a recession lipstick sales increase. To me this shows that a lipstick no matter what your situation perks up your mood.

As much as I love wearing my pinky nudes everyday, there is something about put on a deep berry, blood orange or a daring purple that instantly make you feel like your on top of the world.

Lipstick has been around for years, during the roman empire is was a sign of your social ranking, In the 1930s and 1940s red lipstick showed power, strength and resilience. If there was time when lipstick was war paint in was the 1980s. 2000s saw lipstick disappear and lipgloss was the new thing, although to me nothing beats a good lipstick.

There will always be the fear that its too much, I can’t pull it off but put these insecurities aside and just wear it.

how do you feel about lipstick?

 

 

L’Oreal Colour Privee in Cheryl

I stumbled across this new collection in Boots when I was browsing and I just couldn’t put it down.  The idea is that each nude lipstick is matched to a iconic celebrity so that you will find it easier to find the perfect nude for your skin tone or do as I did and go bananas because it has Cheryl on it.

The formula is quite sheer which I like because I never look in a mirror when I am applying lipstick, they aren’t very pigmented but I never think nude shades are, it is meant to enhance your natural lip colour. This colour really suits my skin- tone. A my lips but better shade.

The only downside of this lipstick is the scent, Why must my lips smell, nobody is going to smell my lips trust me! The scent is really over powerful. It’s not un-pleasant but I just prefer no smell.

Fearne Cotton Kiss and Tell Lip Crayons

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Who knew Fearne Cotton had a make-up line? Well let me tell you it’s blooming amazing! My bestie gave me these lip crayons for christmas.(She knows me too well)

And they are amazing. There is no shade names on them but there is a bright red, hot pink, baby pink and a plum berry shade. I love all of them and they are so easy to wear.

Application of these crayons is so easy. They don’t bleed and the pigment is incredible. Fearne I am impressed.

Have you tried these lip crayons?