Wednesday, 22 June 2016

My lipstick collection


Hey, I have here my lippie collection; lipsticks, liquid lipsicks, balms, lip liners and lip glosses!

Firstly here are my lipsticks:

Lipsticks that aren't Mac

My Mac lipsticks

L-R (Kiko temptress in 01, Topshop 'Innocent', Lipstick Queen 'Frog Prince', Rimmel Kate lasting finish in '38', Mac 'Syrup', Mac 'Viva Glam 2', Mac 'Snob', Mac 'Velvet Teddy', Mac 'Creme Cup'.) 

They are all nudes and pinks, as I just don't feel comfortable in very bright or red shades. I really like all of them, and I wear each one in different seasons.

These are my liquid lipsticks:

L-R (Jouer 'Dulce de Leche', Kylie cosmetics "Candy K', Jeffree Star 'I'm Nude', NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in 'Istanbul, Rimmel Provocalips in 'Skinny Dipping'- this is a gloss and a liquid lipstick but I just put it in this category.)

I personally tend to wear liquid lipsticks more in winter, but I do wear my Jouer one and NYX one quite a lot all year round, as well as using the Jeffree Star to lighten my lip shades, or putting in the centre of the lip to make your lips look fuller.

These are my lip glosses:

Top-Bottom (NYX Butter Gloss in 'Fortune Cookie', Chanel lip gloss in '181', Tanya Burr cosmetics lip gloss in 'Just Peachy, Bobbi Brown High Shimmer gloss in 'Bare Sparkle-15'
All of these glosses (except the Bobbi Brown one) are not sticky, as I tend to prefer the more silky feeling glosses and that is what the other 3 are- my favourite is probably the Chanel one!

These are my lip liners:

Top-Bottom (NYX lip liner in 'Nude Suede Shoes', Kylie Cosmetics 'Candy k', Mac 'Soar', Kiko Temptress in '01'
I like lip liners that are more creamy, and glide on very easily without tugging at my lips. I also find that the NYX slide on lip liner formulas are very similar to the Kylie Cosmetics ones, and these 2 are my favourite formulas.

Here are my balm sticks:

L-R (Clinique chubby stick in 'Woppin' Watermelon', Soap and Glory in 'Nudist')

I really like balm sticks, as you can put them over a liquid lipstick for a glossy finish, or you can put it on for a flush of colour that will keep lips hydrated and plump. I also have another chubby stick in 'Mighty Mimosa' and this is another subtle hotish pink. Gorgeous formula though.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post, and my lipstick collection will just keep growing! If you want any more collection posts, put what you want below... Thank you so much, and..


Saturday, 18 June 2016

Mini NYX Haul!

MINI NYX HAUL! (and an item of Rimmel) 

Hola! Sorry I have been so inactive recently, but I have had exams... ugh, but now they are over, so I thought what better way to cheer myself up than by a bit of retail therapy, and as well as buying some clothes I also bought some stuff from a new NYX counter in Boots that has just opened!
(ps it is in Trinity Leeds)

Firstly, I bought a Soft Matte lip Cream, because I have heard SO many good things about them. I got the shade Istanbul: 

This shade is a really nice brightish pink colour. The formula is also really nice and reminds me of the Jouer lip cremes, as it seems whipped, and quite thick but is easy to spread round the lips and gives even coverage.

I also got a Butter Gloss in Fortune Cookie:

This lipgloss had such a nice formula, and felt really silky and not sticky on my lips, just like my Chanel gloss, also the colour was so nice, and it really complimented the Soft Matte Lip Cream.

Then I got a Lip Liner, in the shade Nude Suede Shoes.

This is a very creamy lip liner, and it is just the right colour for my lips, so I could pair it with anyone of my neutral or even pink lipsticks. It glides right on, and does have good staying power, you can smudge it, but does set fairly quickly. It's formula reminds me of the Urban Decay lip pencils.

These 3 pictures are all 3 on together- however I did put a little bit of Jeffree Star's 'I'm Nude' in the centre of my lips, and then put the gloss all over.

Also... I grabbed this from Rimmel:

Its the clear brow gel- 'Brow this way'. It holds my brows and I put it on before applying the Anastasia Brow Wiz, as my brows are in a fixed shape to then fill in with the Brow Wiz.

I hope you enjoyed this haul, and I am going to the USA soon, so there will be more hauls coming!


Friday, 10 June 2016

How I clean my brushes


To clean my brushes I normally use some makeup cleanser (I use the Mac one, but any one will work) or shampoo and a brush egg. 

The Brush egg cleaning side

The brush egg back

The brush egg is really good to clean brushes and really effective as it has the ridges to swirl your brushes on to get the makeup off them.

Steps I take to clean my brushes:

1.  Pour a drop of brush cleanser on brush.
2. Swirl brush around on brush egg.
3. Wet with water and swirl brush around on brush egg.
4. Repeat

You can do this with any brush, even a flat contour!

To buy the brush egg:®-Silicone-Cleaning-Scrubber-Cosmetic/dp/B015OAGAZY/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1465505275&sr=8-1&keywords=brush+egg

So this is how I clean my brushes, hope you enjoyed reading about this!


Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Naked Palette Dupe?


Before I got the Naked Palette I got what was called a dupe for it as the Naked Palette is about £40 and so I of course wanted a cheaper option, so I bought the W7 in the buff- lightly toasted palette.

As you can see the packaging on the Naked palette is nicer. It feels more high-end as it is relatively sturdy, feels quite heavy and has a suede like texture. The W7 one is metal, and feels very light. The Naked palette contains a dual ended brush, and the W7 palette did contain a dual tip sponge applicator, but I threw it away and that is why you can't see it in the picture above. Also the Naked palette contains a mirror which is very handy, whereas the W7 one doesn't.

The Naked palette full view
The swatches L-R: Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal 

The first five shades

The last 6 (sorry I forgot to get the last shade in shot!)

This is a very pigmented and blendable palette and so there is a reason this is a very hyped up palette. And the shades are very soft and buttery, and they go on evenly and has a wide range of colours.


The first 5

The last 7

This palette is actually quite good quality, except the last 2 aren't that pigmented and quite chalky, but they are good dupes! Both the golden shades (half-baked and the golden shade in the W7 palette- they don't have names) are very pigmented and nice, and the first 5 shimmers are dupes, the mattes are a bit chalky and not that pigmented.

For about £3 I think that the cheaper palette is well worth the money! It is apparently cruelty free, and not tested on animals as well. The Naked palette is also worth the hype, but if you just don't want to fork out £40 on an eyeshadow palette, the dupe is just as good.

Buy W7 in the buff lightly toasted palette here:

Buy the Naked Palette:


Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Mac Snob Dupe?


I got Mac 'Snob' for my birthday and when I opened it and tried it on, I realised that I already had something like this in my collection, and that was Topshop's lipstick in 'Innocent'.

Topshop 'Innocent' packaging (sorry its a bit old)

Mac 'Snob'

Topshop lipstick

Topshop swatch

Mac Lipstick

Mac swatch

The swatches were pretty similar, however Mac 'snob' was slightly more purple than the Topshop lippie. In real life, however, the shades were more similar than it shows in the photos.

These are all topshop 'Innocent"

These are all Mac 'Snob'

I found that Topshops lipstick went on a lot smoother, which was surprising! The Mac one pulled on my lips. I don't know if this was because I have had the Topshop one for longer, but I actually prefer the Topshop one in that aspect.

The colours may be dupes for each other, but the finishes are slightly different. The Mac lippie is more opaque and pigmented and only takes 1 or 2 coats, whereas the Topshop lipstick is more sheer, and takes about 2 or 3 coats. Also the Topshop one is a glossy finish, quite like a cremesheen in a way, and 'Snob' is a satin.

Each lipstick on their respective side

Swatches of each lipstick on their respective side 

On the hand, they look like 2 completely different lipsticks, but on the lips, however, they both look the same.

I also found that 'Snob' was more long-lasting, as it wasn't as glossy, and it survived me drinking, whereas 'Innocent' didn't.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post. I love both of these lipsticks and I wear them both regularly. 

Buy Innocent here:

Buy Snob here: