Thursday, 24 January 2013

Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in 020 Baby Pink

Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in 020 Baby Pink - A pale pink with light frosty shimmers. This instantly reminded me of Revlon Lip Butter in 055 Cupcake but it's deeper and more blue based. (Comparison swatch pictures at the bottom).

Apparently ColorBurst Lipsticks are set to be discontinued, I remember when they just come out! However since the birth of their Lip Butter and Just Bitten Kissable chunky pencils other lip products in their line are begged to be neglected. 

"-Instant burst of rich, true colour with a featherlight feel.
-Elasticolor™ technology provides immediate colour release and hugs lips with a burst of weightless colour that feels like a second skin"

Baby Pink doesn't have rich colour but the colour is buildable and it's not weightless I feel like I have lipstick on my lips. The lipstick texture glides on with ease and you think it will be moisturising but it isn't really that great and can be drying for some. If you're suffering with dry lips, Baby Pink can make them look worse as it can gather in the dry patches and make you look dehydrated. Longevity is around an hour but if I drink or eat it will vanish. 

Overall lovely colour and finish but the formula isn't outstanding. 

No scent or taste.

RRP is £7.99

^ (L 2 R)ColorBurst Lipstick Baby Pink and ColorBurst Lip Butter Cupcake)

Purchased at Boots

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Baviphat Peach All-In-One Waterfull Cream

Baviphat is a popular beauty line in Korea and has a big range from skincare to makeup.

Peach All-In-One Waterfull Cream is packed with Vitamin C that helps whiten/brighten the skin. It also claims to minimises pores, deeply moisturises and with Beta-Glucan gives the skin elasticity.

The packaging as you can see resembles a big peach, it's all thick plastic with a screw top lid like most face creams. As you open the jar you will see a white plastic lip covering which houses a tiny spoon. I'm not sure if this is a novelty, applying the accurate amount or for hygiene purposes but believe me if you're not careful you will lose this spoon in this gel like cream. 

Anyhow the texture is very different to what I've experienced from a average Western face cream it's a very light gel and blends into the skin like water, this reminds me very much like a gel hand sanitiser without obviously the alcohol feeling. You will need a very small amount for the whole face because if you don't it can start feeling a bit sticky and it will not be a good base for makeup as I've experienced this to make my face makeup flake as I was applying it. Once you apply it right and not too generous it sinks in straight away and you won't have those problems.

The smell is just amazing and you can smell this as soon as you unscrew the jar, it smells of real fresh peaches or like peach sorbet. I instantly feel refreshed when I put this on and gives the skin a light cooling sensation like splashing water on your face. 

I haven't noticed much of a difference to my skin other then it looking and feeling more hydrated. Hopefully with continued use I shall see my pale skin to have more of a glowing kick. As for pores mine are quite small to begin with but fingers crossed this shall help them stay that way. 

You can find this on Ebay for under £10.00 including postage & packaging.

Purchased at Ebay

Kelly Brook Natural Eyes Eye Shadow Palette

Kelly Brook Natural Eyes Eye Shadow palette is exclusively available at New Look stores. There isn't much of her makeup line on the website and I'm unsure if this will change. 

Packaging that encases the four shadows isn't the best in her line which feels quite light and flimsy. It has a clear thin plastic lid and houses a double ended applicator (sponge and brush) the brush side is very stiff and I wouldn't really bother using it as it really wouldn't pick up the shadow very well. 

The eyeshadows which are 'Natural' colours like the name which I think would suit the most of us. As you can see from the pictures, 3 out of 4 have teeny micro-glitter while the last chocolatey brown is pearl based. However the micro-glitter is very subtle and not harsh at all and the amount is very much the same as the blusher I previously reviewed. 

For the texture is very smooth and easily to blend. It isn't generously pigmented but very buildable. You will get quite a bit of loose powder once you dip your applicator in there but for the most part it's easy to use and the results will suit any look. 

I won't use a eyeshadow without a primer so with a primer for me the eyeshadows stay the day. :)

RRP is £2.99

This was a GIFT

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Elf Mage EOTD

 ~Products Used~

Base- Urban Decay Primer Potion
Mascara- L'Oreal Lash Architect
Eyeliner- Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner 01 Black, Barry M Kohl Pencil 30 White, Collection Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liner 4 Hustle, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Lust.
Eyeshadow- Kelly Brook Natural Eyes Eye Shadow Palette, Etude House Tear Drop Powder #1 Crystal White Tear, MUA Shade 2 - Pearl.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Tony Moly Dear Me Petite Cotton BB Cream SPF30 PA++ in #1 Cotton Beige

Korean brand Tony Moly Dear Me Cotton Petite BB cream is an item that will easily fit in any makeup bag or handbag. As for being called 'Petite' this is as big as it comes in 30g of product.

The tube isn't really small in length but it's very flat so it's easy to store, like with most smaller sized Korean BB creams it's a squeezy tube with a small nib, bigger ones usually have a pump. 

Properties they claim- Makes your skin baby soft as it adheres lightly to skin giving you a flawless finish without any oily residue and of course SPF30.

Not really much properties for a BB cream like whitening and anti-ageing but still it's simple and it's really cheap to buy too. You can buy this for under a £5.00 including postage and packing on Ebay.

This BB cream makes my skin feel soft but without feeling greasy but while this is the lightest shade it comes in the colour is still a little too dark for me but once blended and finished with my favourite StarGazer pressed powder in white, you can't notice at all. I find the texture quite thick but a little goes a long way and blends to your skin with ease. You can achieve a light to full medium coverage which is nicely dewy. :)

As for the scent I like it! It smells very light...the cotton fresh sort.

I like it but I would prefer a BB cream with more advantages like anti-ageing and whitening but overall a really nice BB cream which doesn't break the bank.

Purchased at Ebay

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Fearne Shimmering Eyes Set

I received this as a Christmas present. I know it's now sold out at Boots online, seriously I think most of their Xmas gifts went half price on Christmas day and as you can imagine most is sold out. I can say I have no idea about how much is left in stores.

As you know I love glitter and couldn't wait to do a review on this!

Fearne Shimmering Eyes Set- Contains the following
*4 x Eye Shimmers and Glitters (Two are glitters and the other two are shimmery eyeshadows)
*1 x Applicator (Sponge tipped as I think a brush would make the glitter flick everywhere)
*1 x Eye Shadow Base Stick

I can say that I think the set is really good and I especially love loose glitters to play around with. There are two shimmery eyeshadows that are very nice and pigmented the first is a burnt copper and the other is a deep blackened blue silvery grey. As for the loose glitters, the particles are just as chunky as a standard glitter eyeliner, the first is a sparkling gold and the other is multi-coloured with a silver base almost holographic!

As for the base it really doesn't do the job. I find that it applies nicely and smoothly but there isn't enough stickiness for the glitters to adhere too. It dries too quickly and the finish is almost a powder eyeshadow feel. Another problem with it as it's the wrong colour for a base, a tan champagne colour (you can see it looking murky on the silver in my swatch). I think a pearly transparent white kohl would've done the trick or actually I think NYX jumbo pencils would have just the right texture. I would use this under a pigmented white kohl pencil or NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk.

Overall a lovely set for glitter lovers everywhere but just don't expect the 'base' to be a base.

This was a GIFT