Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Boots Natural Collection Eyeshadows

While Natural Collection lipsticks are the most talked and raved about the eyeshadows have got overlooked. I happen to love all three I purchased and I think the formula is high quality considering the price is very cheap the solos are £1.79 and for the duo is £1.99 not much difference for two shadows in one. 

I found that all three shadows have the same formula which is pearly, decently pigmented but light and very easy to blend. You can easily pick up a lot of colour and these are not chalky at all. Out of all I must say that the duo has the best colour payoff.
Duo Eyeshadow in Vanilla/Plum- A rich deep purple followed by a light yellow toned cream.

Solo in Candy Floss- The pearliest light frosted pink.

 Solo in Lavender- A medium lilac blue

Purchased at Boots

Friday, 27 January 2012

LOOK Beauty Double Hit Lip in Berry Blast Shade 1

I have to say I'm really impressed with the concept of this product, lipstick with exact matching lipgloss. LOOK Beauty have done very well! I cannot stop applying this lip product. It's very moisturising and of course oh my the lipgloss end smells incredible like seriously creamy coconut. The lipstick side doesn't have a scent strangely. Double Hit Lips come in four shades, all are bold bright shades. 

Berry Blast- A creamy medium pink purple lavender. 

The Lipstick is supposed to be matte but to me it has a slight sheen and a very light texture on the lips, but with a lot of pigmentation. I'd also like to add that the lipgloss has no stickiness to it whatsoever and is also highly pigmented but not totally opaque. As for it staying on your lips, on me probably an hour without eating or drinking. 

So it's not long lasting but it looks amazing and feels so luxurious on my lips, I'll have to recommend that you pick up one or two.

 ^Lipstick & Gloss^
Purchased at Superdrug

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Midnight Denim Blues EOTD

 ~Products Used~

Base- Urban Decay Primer Potion
Mascara- L'Oreal Lash Architect 4D
Eyeliner- Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner 01 Black, Rimmel Kohl Pencil 071 Pure White, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Covet.
Eyeshadow- Collection 2000 Angelic Collection Eye Palette (Dark Blue), Cover Girl Shimmering Onyx, MUA Shade 2 - Pearl.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Innisfree Eco Natural Green Tea BB Cream SPF25/PA++

We all know the benefits of drinking cups of green tea, so adding this to your daily makeup routine has to be good too.

This is my first venture into Korean brand Innisfree and I'm liking this product so far!
While it only has a small amount of English on the packaging I had to do a little research about the product before buying. 

It's a moisturising BB cream with the main ingredient being 100% pure organic green tea water from Jeju Island. Other major ingredients are Chamomile, Lavender extract and Camellia Flower extract. Not to mention that it doesn't contain no antiseptic substance, colouring matter, alcohol, benzophenone and mineral oil.

Innsifree BB cream comes in a pump tube which is the norm of many Korean BB creams. I found that the tube I got was a bit random since when I sometimes push down the pump to apply the product It ends up shooting somewhere else, it's happened a few times, there's probably a air bubble in there somewhere. The texture is quite thin compared to some BB creams but it doesn't effect the coverage which I'd say is a medium. It blends flawlessly into my skin and the product is very easy to work with due to the lovely texture. It's highly hydrating without being greasy. There is a scent to the product which I think is yummy, it's like a tropical fruit punch, without being overpowering and fades after application. 

Innsifree Green Tea BB cream comes in two shades, of course I chose number '1' as this is the lightest colour. It actually is slightly darker than my natural skintone but as it blends so well with your natural skintone it's not noticeable. I'm very impressed with this BB cream and would consider purchasing again, though it still can't beat my Missha Perfect Cover BB.

Purchased at Ebay

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Vampiress Beauty Randomness 31

Arrogant Cat Dusk "I" Eau De Parfum 100ml - Didn't know anything about Arrogant Cat till I looked it up online and it happens to be a clothing line. Anyhow, I scored this fragrance for under a tenner at FragranceDirect. I love the look of the red cat's eye bottle and the sound of the notes, why not? It's presented beautifully and even has a little cat lady dangling down on the clip which is in place of a lid, which many fragrances are doing nowadays. It smells sweet but spicy, it's a sexy scent. The only downfall is that it doesn't last very long. There's is also a 'Dawn' version which is in a blue bottle. I'm quite intrigued on what that smells like.

Gemspa Reviving Rose Quartz 30ml Eau De Toilette- A new spa brand that's recently popped up in Morrisons. Everything from body butters to hand wash. I had to pick up this rose scent for around £6.00. It's a elegant sweet rose scent that's also refreshing. I love the smell of rose products. There's bundles of different scents here with matching lotions and scrubs to go with it. I'm inlove. :)

Barry M Kohl Pencil in 21 Kiwi Green- Another addition to my growing collection of these kohl pencils. This one is a golden lime green, which is creamy and easy to apply.

Fearne From Dusk Till Dawn Eyes Night Compact - A product I purchased in the big Boots boxing day sale. I love Fearne's shadows, they're really pigmented, smooth but have a very light thin texture.
From left to right there's a teal with slight sparse micro glitters, a nude golden beige and a fiery coppery brown. All in this beetle themed mirrored compact.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Fashionista Double Take Long-Wear Lipstick

Fashionista long-wear lipsticks are slightly longer lasting than a average lipstick, especially for a creamy-type lipstick, though I don't think it's enough to be classed as a long-wear lipstick. If I was having a meal it would be gone.

The first thing that caught my eye was the luscious slim shiny red packaging. It feels very sturdy and made very well. So I won't be bothered about dumping this in my handbag.

The two shades I have are Shade 2 Natural Pink and Shade 1 Cinnamon. I found that Cinnamon is actually lighter and more moisturising than Natural Pink, where as Natural Pink lasted the longest on me and gave me a subtle stain when it went. I find the scent on these absolutely delicious like a coconut dessert, fortunately there is no bad taste either.

Shade 2 Natural Pink- Medium warm petal pink, not really 'nautral to me' as it appears bold on my lips. A creamy finish.

Shade 1 Cinnamon- Seductive 90's nude warm brown with a modern pearly finish. This lipstick would go with anything.

Both of these colours are very pigmented in one stroke. All in all I really love these lipsticks and would love to pick up some more shades. I find myself reaching for Cinnamon most of the time lately.
RRP £7.00 each and I received these for Xmas but you can pick up Fashionista at Superdrug.

This was a GIFT