Monday, 27 June 2011

~*Kiko Make Up Milano*~

Before I start that's my thumb that got in the way, and I couldn't crop it out opps!
I was lucky enough to recieve these from my lil sis who picked these out for me without me knowing, on her trip to Rome with the school. She definitely has good taste me thinks. :)

As far as I know Kiko Make Up is only sold within Italy and they have their own standing stores like MAC.
It seems be quaility!
Soft Touch Blush in 104- A beautiful solid deepened cool toned pink with light shimmers . Look how intense it is with the one swipe swatch, so do be light handed with this. The product is extremely smooth and silky soft, this glides on.  It's incased in a easy to open quality compact with a mirror, the material used for the packaging is the same as NARS so it will attract dirt but overall the quality is outstanding.

Nail Lacquer in 335- It's an intense deep but piercingly bright jelly blue. I'll try to get a nail swatch done for you on my next mani.

This was a GIFT 

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Etude House Aloha Two Two Kiss in #1

This is the latest collection 'Aloha' from Etude House. Not one of my favourites but still lovely. 
I purchased one of the 'Two Two Kiss' which is a double ended pencil consisting of a gloss and tint on each side. As you imagine the blue colour is the gloss and the pink is the tint. 
The product is highly moisturising and long lasting. Both sides have a nice balmy feel and a very delicate fruity scent without any taste. 

The blue side is very sheer, I'd describe this as being clear but with slight blue undertones with small white glitters and the creamy pink is not highly pigmented but you can overcome this as it's so easy to layer. Combined you get a cool jelly pink, which is very flattering.

Now it's a shame as they're two downsides I found with this product. 

1- The blue side completely snapped off with my first swatch (I'm not rough with my makeup) and it was kept in a drawer away from sunlight so there is no way it was melted. 
2- It looks like it's going to be a nightmare to sharpen, it's a very very hard plastic and I thought it would maybe twist up, but it doesn't

To be honest as lovely as it looks, if I'd known I wouldn't have bought it.

 Purchased at Ebay

Friday, 17 June 2011

Teal Me EOTD

 ~Products Used~

Base- Urban Decay Primer Potion
Mascara- Maybelline Lash Stiletto Volumptious
Eyeliner- Revlon Liquid Liner, GOSH Velvet Touch Cool Mint
Eyeshadow- LDG Prayers For Rain, LDG Skip To The End, BeautyUK Eye Trio 1 Midnight.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

*~Lip Mix 2~*

Starting off lining my lips with MAC Spice lip pencil then smudging inwards with my finger, after I layered with  Blistex Tone Lip Tint.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Vampiress Beauty Randomness 24

Mascara Guard- Puchased this little tool from Hong Kong on Ebay for £1.23 including shipping! The little tool stops mascara going on your lids when applying and messing up your eye makeup, plus you can stretch your lashes as much as you want without being afraid of a mess. Although I cannot read the information on the back, the cute pictures explain enough. Love the character's lips haha.

INIKA Mineral Eye Liner in 05 Graphite- Got this free with Marie Claire magazine. You had a choice of a pencil or a loose eyeshadow. It's an absoutely amazing pigmented, creamy and soft eyeliner, in a blue toned graphite colour. Just the packaging is a waste of space! The lid doesn't fit the pencil it just falls off there is no grip whatsoever. That means that it can only stand up upwards in a pot or something there's no way you could put in a makeup bag or anything. The RRP is £9.79  if I wasn't getting it free so maybe they could at LEAST sort out the packaging?

 *Click to Enlarge*

Collection 2000 Glam Crytals Gel Eyeliner in 3 Funk- Gorgeous gold glittery liner. It isn't a really yellow toned one either. Finer particles than most of their liners but still a pigmented glitter impact. I love it. :)

Jemma Kidd Hi-Shine Silk Touch Lipgloss in 18 Perfect Red- Yet again this was another freebie I got in Red magazine. Lovely gloss, nicely pigmented too. It's a pink toned red but you can layer it for a more intense red. Keep in mind that I have very unpigmented lips. It's non sticky and not thick, it also smells like a orange cake.
RRP is £14.00!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF42 PA*** in No.13

I still can't believe myself that I'm using something other than my mineral foundations. I feel like I've betrayed my minerals, as I'm loving this BB cream so much! This Korean band Missha Perfect Cover BB is perfect for me and it's my first adventure in the BB cream world. It's making want to try more brands out there.
BB creams are all the rave in Asian countries, being Korea that made it a staple in a makeup line.

BB stands for 'Beauty Balm' or 'Blemish Balm' it's not a tinted moisturiser or a foundation, it's variety of things in one including:

Anti-Wrinkle Properties
Sun Protection
If you're not sure about BB creams and want to know more I suggest visting Musings Of A Muse. She has loads of posts on all the information you need on the BB topic.

Unlike most BB creams this one comes in 3 shades, usually a brand will have one or just 2 shades.
I chose the lightest colour and it blends into my pale natural skin colour flawlessly. I don't have to worry about SPF on my face and it lasts all day with just using a usual cheap compact powder on top.
It has a medium coverage and a nice not too thick texture. It has a very delicate powdery floral scent to it but it isn't overpowering and you end up not smelling it after a while.
The packaging comes in a pump squeeze tube bottle like a lot off BB creams out there. I don't see why, as it's already a squeezy tube? Maybe it's to look more sophisticated. :)

If you're starting out on BB creams like me I'd recommend this one. It's not too expensive for buying overseas this costs me £11.55 for the full size including shipping on Ebay, you can also get the 20ml travel sized version for around £6.00 (which has a small nib not a pump) which I also have.

 It has quite a lot of English on the packaging *Click To Enlarge*
Purchased at Ebay

Monday, 6 June 2011

Accessorize With Love Set *Bargain*

Saw these while browsing through a more distant Superdrug and there was a whole basket of these Accessorize sets at £2.79!

Anyhow it comes with a pair of false eyelashes (Which I probably won't use, I'm scared of wearing falsies), 1 Lipgloss and a eye palette called 'Eye Wardrobe'

Eye Wardrobe-  Is infact very pretty, the colours are all very well pigmented apart from only a few that aren't as descent. All have a very soft texture and most have a irisdescent shimmery finish. I'm really impressed to say the least.
The casing is exactly the same size as Sleek palettes, they also have the same applicator, shadow size and number of them. to add to that they have a mirror too.

Lipgloss- Nope this one does not come with a name, I'd describe it has a very pigmented glittery shimmery warm rose pink.
It comes in a squeeze tube with a slanted tip. I have to be careful when squeezing this as you end up getting too much product. The texture is none sticky but you can feel the glitters, saying that I have felt worse glitters. It does have a ugly cheap plastic vanilla smell about it, one that reminds me of those unbranded lipglosses I remember getting with teen magazines. Lasts fairly well but once it's gone you are left with all the little glitters from the gloss.

 ^Top Row and below Bottom Row swatches

Purchased at Superdrug