Thursday, 29 December 2011

FrontCover Top Drawer Eye Pencil Collection

FrontCover Top Drawer Contains:
6 Chunky Eye Pencil
1 Black Kohl Pencil With Smudger
Duo Pencil Sharpener.

I got this half price off retail at Boots. After Xmas they have a huge half price sale on all gifts and people seem to have gone extra mad this year, I don't think there is much left.

I'm really pleased with this set and because of the quality, all the pencils are very pigmented and creamy. Even the glitter shades aren't stiff and hard to work with. The packaging is in a hard cardboard box that you flip open to reveal a mirror, tutorials and of course the contents.
One thing I'm not impressed with (I'm going to be blunt)  is the little looks inside, I think they're rubbish and they need to see what I see other beauty bloggers do out there.

Moccasin - Medium metallic golden brown
Pine Needle- Deep matte green teal
Drifter- Bold pearly dark electric blue
Purple Durple- Deep matte aubergine purple
Chalk- Glittery icy baby blue
Lemon- What looks like a greenish gold but the base doesn't show so it's a clear pencil with golden glitters.
The kohl pencil is actually pretty descent it's very soft and creamy although it isn't the blackest black.
Overall it's a really good set but still not enough to make me buy it at full price.
Purchased at Boots

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Vampiress Beauty Randomness 30

Chupa Chups Mango Lip Gloss - Saw loads of these on all the counters of Primark. There were little toddlers there having huge tantrums because they actually thought they were real lollipops, I felt really sorry for their parents. Anyhow there were three flavours, strawberry, vanilla and of course mango which I purchased for £2.50. It was nice to make a change from the normal vanilla and strawberry. I had to have it, just for the novelty. The gloss is very watery thin in texture, not sticky and is completely clear. Doesn't last long and this is what I expected, though something unexpected happened, the mango lipgloss actually stinks of watermelon and ahem I thought this was mango? Not good.

Asda Calming & Softening Shower Scrub (With Extracts of Cherry Blossom & Rice Milk)- Asda are bringing out all sorts of new body products at the moment. I adore this scrub, it's more of a shower gel and a scrub in one. If you use this as a scrub you won't need shower gel as the scrub is in a shower gel formula if that makes sense. The smell is so sophisticated and gently sweet and does what it's supposed to do. Costs only £1.50, when you use this product you really would think it's something way more expensive.

MUA Makeup Academy Eye Shadow in Shade 22 -Pearl - The £1.00 eyeshadow that reminds me much like MAC Seedy Pearl, but more pink and 10x more pigmented. Feels weird that MAC costs £10.50 more.

Next Glimmer Lip Glosses Set - Got this as a Xmas present. Contains 3 glosses all with a golden sheen.
None of them have names but they're all really nice quality. First off they're not thin and aren't sticky, they smell like a delicious caramel tart. Look seriously shiny on the lips.

I'll describe the shades in the same order as the picture below:

1- Sheer muted ruby red with micro gold sparkles.
2- Sheer coffee caramel with lighter micro gold sparkles
3- A clear gloss with tiny golden sparkles, can't really see the sparkles at all when you apply.

Sunday, 25 December 2011

*~Merry Christmas~*

To all my appreciated and loved readers. Hope your day was enjoyable whatever you were doing today!
One of my presents from my lovely Mum. Just getting used to the settings and trying it out, it's all different to me but knowing myself I catch on quickly.

Here's a few pictures taken today, my Xmas makeup face. I love red lipstick. ^_^

Friday, 23 December 2011

Avon Colortrend Kiss 'N Go Lipstick in Amethyst

After Vino Disco this comes close to my favourite. The swatches are seriously bad on the Avon website, this colour 'Amethyst' looks absolutely nothing like the swatch. I'm not disappointed though, as I knew before about this issue, they're cheap and I'm not fussed as I basically would find a way to wear any colour. Currently they have a buy 1 get 1 free offer on this lipstick range.

Amethyst is a gorgeous vivid deep cool pink that's got just the right amount of pearl. The lipstick is intensely creamy, I find it really moisturising and very pigmented. As with Colortrend lipsticks they have a nice vanilla scent.

As it's really creamy I find that longevity is pretty bad but saying that this one has lasted the longest out of the others I've previously reviewed.

Purchased at Avon

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Fashionista Fashion Secret Gel Eyeliner in Style Queen

A few new brands have recently launched in Superdrug being Fashionista one of them. For a while I didn't get or love the whole 'gel liner' thing, but now I've grown to love it!

The gel liner comes in which looks like a big liquid liner, apart from the top you pull out a secret brush and you twist it open like a liquid liner to reveal the gel pot. I like the idea it's pretty alright. The brush is actually a nice quality, the bristles are a bit bendy but it's usable.

Style Queen- A reflective metallic rose copper. This colour isn't common in gel liner ranges, this is why I chose it. I found the consistency intensely creamy, so creamy in fact I could mess up application if I weren't careful. The pigment was ok but it did get patchy, who knows it could be the way too creamy formula that was messing with the pigment.

I wore this combined with my black liner and It lasted all day. So longevity is good.

Not keen on the formula and for around £6.00 I'd rather pay a couple of quid extra and get something better.

Purchased at Superdrug

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Sleek The Berry Collection Christmas Edition

Instead of a palette Sleek brought out a Christmas collection with 3 full sized products (all exclusive limited edition shades) in a gift box. All which are deep berry wine colours which I think look very 'Goth' indeed. :)

Costing only £10.00 I think it's a great deal.

True Colour Lipstick in 748 Cranberry (Matte)- A very deep warm bloodied wine, I found this lipstick to be seriously long lasting even through meals. However it can be very drying considering it's a matte finish. You need your lips to be in top condition to wear this because if you don't it can gather in dry parts and look uneven. Despite that I think it's a lovely vampy lipstick that doesn't need to be reapplied often. No scent or taste.

Kohl Pencil in 747 Mossberry- It isn't their standard Kohl pencils so I don't know why they called it the same thing. Anyhow it's a chunky pencil which can be used as eyeliner or shadow. The colour is a deep matte red toned plum looks quite brown on the close up of the pencil but when swatched it's different story. I really like these shades for eyes and usually they're very hard to come by. It's not the creamiest opaque pencil but it's easy to use and build up different intensities of the colour. I'll be getting a lot of use out of this.

Blush in 749 Fenberry- A satin brown toned red. I really thought this was going to be too pigmented, unblendable and just look muddy on my pale skin, but nope by just using a small amount on my cheeks it gives a deep vampy wine flush. It's very easy to blend.

Overall I'm really impressed with everything in this set and I know I won't neglect any of these products. It's a good happy buy for me.

Purchased at Superdrug

Monday, 12 December 2011

A Glass Of Red Wine EOTD

~Products Used~

Base- Urban Decay Primer Potion
Mascara- L'Oreal Lash Architect 4D
Eyeliner- Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner 01 Black, Barry M Kohl Eye Pencil 30 White, Barry M Kohl Pencil 25 Red.
Eyeshadow- Fearne Cotton (Original) Palette (Black, Burgundy), MUA Shade -2 Pearl, GOSH Effect Powder Sky.