Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Vampiress Beauty Randomness 42

Maybelline MNY My Blush in 601- Never saw these in stores, purchased this from FragranceDirect for £1.50 here. A perfect highlighter though small (same size as MUA single eyeshadows) it reminds me of the shade and finish of Korean highlighters, which is very hard to come by in the UK

Astor Pure Color Eye Shadow Duo in 730 Jazzy Dahlia- Two of my most used shades when doing eye makeup looks (contour/highlight) I always hit pan on black and white shadows. This duo is nice and pigmented and very silky soft. Purchased here 99p!

Astor Shine Deluxe Glossy Lipliner Pencil in 012 Rose- A lovely easy gliding lip liner which comes in a shiny finish with a tea rose hue. 99p here.

Manhattan Intense Effect Eyeshadow in 450 Burning Heart- Not the greatest eyeshadow in baked form. Quite stiff and not easy to pick up pigment. I did get there in the end so it's not a total fail. I wouldn't recommend for purchase, maybe other shades have better formulas? Who knows but at 75p why not? Here

Manhattan Multi Effect Eyeshadow in 65Q Purple Prediction- Very silky soft but this warm purple hue is lacking in pigment so you need a heavy hand in application. 50p here.

Manhattan Only Square Dancer Eyeshadow Palette- A nice little compact eyeshadow palette containing 4 shades. Really silky consistency but most apart from the white are lacking in pigmentation, as you can see. £1.50 here

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick in 24 Rose xoxo

Ever since Revlon Lip Butters were released lots of other brands seem to be bringing out their own versions. It's also happening with the chubby crayon sticks and maybe more so.

Bourjois Shine Edition Lipsticks claim to be 'Ultra Shine Radiant Colour And The Comfort Of A Balm'

24 Rose xoxo- A semi-sheer medium pinky mauve rose' it does have a touch of micro shimmer but it's barely noticeable. 

As this seems to be a semi-sheer colour it doesn't quite have the pigmentation of a lipstick, the shade that I have seems to be a tiny bit sheerer than any of the Revlon Lip Butters I own. 

Rose xoxo does apply very smoothly, glossy but in a balmy sort of way without the heaviness. It's very silky and not the slightest bit sticky or gloopy. 

This lipstick doesn't last very long on me, around just an hour without eating or drinking. I think that by being a very light lip product it doesn't help. Other than that a lovely lip loving product.

No scent or taste. RRP £5.99

Purchased at Boots

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Haunted Harvest EOTD

 ~Products Used~

Base- Urban Decay Primer Potion
Mascara- L'Oreal False Lash Flutter Noir/Black
Eyeliner- Barbara Daly Eye Liner Polish Dramatic Black, MUA Intense Colour Eye Liner Pencil Snow White.
Eyeshadow- Sleek Caribbean Collection Curacao Divine Eyeshadow Palette (Tequila Sunrise, Bloody Mary, Espresso Martini), MUA Shade 2 - Pearl.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Holika Holika Jewel-Light Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in 07 One Carat Diamond

Holika Holika's Jewel-Light pencils come in 20 shades, though not all sellers will stock all of them.
All shades do look gorgeous. 

-Water Resistant
-Smudge Resistant
-Pigmented Colour

One Carat Diamond- A beautiful frosty, icy, iridescent and pigmented white with slight silver undertones. Very pretty and something I haven't come across before in a eyeliner pencil form. It's perfect for the inner corners of your eyes for the glazed doll like look or for that matter anywhere you want to accent your eye look. 

I've had no problems with it moving around or smearing and it was easy enough to remove with makeup remover.

You can get this for around £3.00 to £4.00 including postage/packaging. To me this feels much more like a higher end product to me.
 Purchased at Ebay

Thursday, 19 September 2013

StarGazer Eyeshadow in Strawberry Ice

StarGazer is a UK make-up brand specifically targeting those in all kinds of alternative styles that dare to be different at a budget price. I can always remember StarGazer and wouldn't be anywhere without my white pressed and loose face powders.

Strawberry Ice- A ridiculously pigmented strawberry deep hot pink with delicate micro sparkles. This shadow applies smoothly and is intense in one swatch. 

As with strikingly bright bold eyeshadows especially pinks and a few red, they're prone to staining your lids a little but as soon as you wear your next lot of fresh makeup (bearing in mind that you use a non hot/red pink shadow) and wash it off again, it's always gone. It doesn't really bother me though and I would definitely repurchase. I'm very impressed, the colour payoff is outstanding. 

I paid £3.73 for this on Ebay

Purchased at Ebay

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Vampiress Beauty Randomness 41

Dainty Doll Eyeliner Pencil in 003 Goody Two Shoes (Brown) and 004 Shake Your Tail Feather (Teal)- To be honest these eyeliners aren't the best and I'm glad I never paid full price for them. Seriously 99p from FragranceDirect RRP is £10.50. I wore the brown which lasted all day but considering it doesn't look like the colour on the end of the pencil which appears to be a reddish brown it's more of a cool dark brown, which to me is so much more a common shade. The teal well is another story which is very light hardly much pigmentation, this means you have to layer the colour quite a bit to achieve the shade. The pencils aren't the creamiest but still workable.

GemSpa Relaxing Amethyst Comforting Hand Cream- Where did GemSpa disappear to? Suddenly they've just disappeared from the shelves of Morrisons without a trace and on top of that their website is down. Really great when I was just starting to really love this brand. I bought four different products of the scent 'Relaxing Amethyst' which I adore the scent of (like baby powder, cotton with a hint of rich sweetness), before it...well vanished.  GemSpa products seem to be very luxurious and not too bad in price, slightly cheaper than Sanctuary. This hand cream is thick but sinks in fast and leaves my hands smooth, soft and delicately scented.

N-Spa Refreshing & Zingy Mint Shower & Bath Gel- I love this shower gel, this scent is perfect for those that love mint and it's the best 'mint' shower gel of it's kind I've ever used. Sadly N-Spa don't have it on their website no more and I didn't see it when I went to get a second in-store at Asda. I find this shower gel to be perfect for the humid days we've been having until now and wonderful to use after exercising. It doesn't dry out my skin and the mint is intense you can literally taste it, when you starting foaming up your scrunchy. Divine without the calories.

VO5 Smoothly Does it Tame & Shine Spray Heat Defence- My favourite thing to use before I straighten my hair, it leaves my hair frizz free, shiny, silky and smells soo sweet! I can't tell you how many I've been through.

Sally Hansen Vita.A Lip Line Smoother- Yes it does smooth my lips, it's a thin texture but very silky and slippery. I've been wearing this before bed and I wake up with soft smooth lips ready for any lipstick.  The scent is light but it's a dessert peach smell and no horrible taste. I would recommend this lovely product.  £1.99 at FragranceDirect.