Saturday, 23 August 2014

Mac Lipstick 'Rebel' // Review


Today I thought I'd write a little review on one of my latest lipstick purchases - one of Mac's satin finishes in REBEL. I have worn this multiple times since I bought it as I have been wanting this for quite some time now and I would like to share my opinion on it with you guys.




When looking for a lipstick, I am relatively picky. By this, I mean that I look for 5 specific features - whether the colour suits my lips/me, the pigmentation of the lipstick, how long it lasts throughout the day, the finish of the lipstick (matte, creamy, glossy) and how moisturising it is on my lips.

1. Personally, I like how dark coloured lipstick looks on me so I am comfortable in wearing it regularly and in public. REBEL is a beautiful deep purple that creates an unintentional ombre effect when applied on my lips. I'm not sure if this happens to everyone who has Rebel but when I apply this lipstick, it appears more dark and purple on the outside and much lighter and red on the inner part of my lips. I LOOOOVE ombre lips and have never been able to do them so when this happened I was so so happy.
2. This lipstick is so pigmented, as Mac's lip products have a good reputation for, and you will be able to see how pigmented it is below in some snaps of me wearing the little beauty!
3. OMG! Rebel is super long lasting and will remain on my lips from morning to night. Obviously, like the majority of lipsticks do, the full colour will tone down throughout the day but even when this happens, my lips are stained this natural scarlet colour.
4. Satin is probably one of my favourite lip finishes, with lustres as a close second. So this definitely ticked another box for me!
5. Finally, I think this lipstick is about 4/5 in the moisturising department. It certainly doesn't dry out my lips but I am not completely ecstatic about it fully hydrating them either.

Overall, I have become very obsessed with this lipstick and have received many compliments when wearing it so I am very impressed!

I hope to be posting very shortly, seeing as I have been unfaithful again and haven't blogged in a while...I am so so sorry and I mean it. Thank you all for sticking around and can't wait to see you in my next post.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

HUGE Beauty Haul


I have a very exciting post for you all today; hauls are my personal favourite type of posts to read! Last week, I went away to Hemsby, a little town about ten minutes from Great Yarmouth, with my family and my best friend Megan. We took quite a bit of money with us because we knew we wanted to have a massive make up splurge considering we are both incredibly obsessed. After searching for hours in different drugstores and having a colourful hands full of swatches, we ended up spending almost all of our money on beauty items...oops! Prepare for a long post....

Face

Rimmel BB Cream (RRP £6.99)



I have wanted a BB Cream for absolutely ages now and when I saw that this beauty balm claimed to have 9 in 1, I was obviously intrigued. This Rimmel BB Cream claims it: primes, moisturises, minimises pores,conceals, covers, smoothes, mattifies, brightens and helps protect. It also has SPF 25 and is in the shade 'MEDIUM'. I have only tried this a few times since I've purchased it and I'm loving it so far - I really wanted something light to wear on my face for the summer because foundation can sometimes feel to heavy and cakey. So far, I totally agree with 6 of the 9 things the cream supposedly obtains but I still have yet to get into this little beauty so I will let you all know how I get on with it if you are interested.

MUA Blush in Bon Bon (RRP £1)


 There is no specific reason for buying this MUA blush, except for my love of the brand and that it is really inexpensive at a bargain price of £1. I chose the shade 'Bon Bon' because pink blushers are my favourite and I didn't own any subtle candy pink blushes. The packaging is obviously quite basic, but I wasn't really expecting anything amazing from a £1 priced product. 

Rimmel Lasting Finish Soft Mono Blush in Santa Rose (RRP £3.99)



Even since I bought this blush, I have been using it as a highlighter. It is an EXTREMELY subtle matte peachy colour and looks so pretty on the cheekbone. Rimmel had a clearance stand, which held this product, as I believe this is the old packaging for the mono blushes. I ended up picking another bargain blush for £1.98! I had to take advantage of this and I'm sure I will be getting great use out of this product, especially in the Summer period.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (RRP for full product £30)


I haven't got much to say about this product because I haven't actually tried this out yet. I received this in a GLAMOUR magazine; they are also giving away mini Clinique chubby sticks and mascaras. I intended to get a chubby stick but they had all been taken so I went for this. I have heard amazing things about Clinique skincare so I'm hoping to fall in love with this product.

Eyes

L'Oreal Colour Infaillible Eyeshadow Pigments (RRP £6.99)


Swatches from left to right: Endless Chocolat, Purple Obsession, Naughty Strawberry, Innocent Turquoise, Burning Black
I have absolutely fallen in love with L'Oreal products recently.Their eye products have impressed me the most though; their eyeshadows, pigments and mascaras are incredible and I would highly recommend them to you all. I bought 5 different colours: 012 Endless Chocolat, 005 Purple Obsession, 036 Naughty Strawberry, 031 Innocent Turquoise and 013 Burning Black. My favourite has to be Innocent Turquoise because of how unique it is to anything in my collection - it reminds me of a shade I want from Mac (Steamy). I haven't used these a great deal but am very excited to try them all out - they are incredibly pigmented, as seen in the swatches above.

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Mono Eyeshadows (RRP £5.49)

601 Levant Soleil
502 Quartz Fumé



These are so beautiful!!! The photos don't even capture the beauty of these, which is really sad. I believe these are part of the new L'Oreal eyeshadow range and I love how gorgeous they look in their packaging. I just NEEDED to buy them.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick in Bad Girl Bronze (RRP £4.49)
Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Paint in Golden Bronze (RRP £4.99)






Rimmel's Scandaleyes range is incredible and after trying out their Retro Glam mascara I had to pick up some other Scandaleyes goodies! The swatches prove how amazing these are going to look on the eyes, I can't wait to try and recreate some looks with these products!

Calvin Klein Tempting Glimmer Cream Eyeshadow (RRP £15.50)




Recently, I have been loving cream eyeshadows because they are so simple to use whilst till looking so pretty. I chose a deep purple called 'GOLD VELVET' and a brown copper colour in 'RETRO BRONZE'. I have three other of CK's tempting glimmers and they are equally as pretty as these colours.

Bodyshop Baked Eyeshadow in Copper (RRP £7)


To begin with, I picked up an absolute bargain because I bought this for only £2 - it was in the reduced section. Neutral eyeshadows are my favourite so I tend to get drawn to browns, coppers, bronze and gold colours. I chose this eyeshadow clearly for that reason, but another plus is that I luuuurve baked eyeshadows; they last FOREVER! 

Rimmel GlamEyesMono Eyeshadow (RRP £4.49)


Essence I Heart Stage Eyeshadow Base (RRP £2.29)


Finally, to end the eyes section of this VERY LONG haul post, is this Essence I Love Stage eyeshadow base. I have used this quite a few times since I bought it. The application is easy; I just pat it into my eyelid with my finger which creates an even, smooth base,and primer, for my eyeshadow to be applied onto.

Lips


Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Aurora (RRP £6.99)


Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya (£7.99)


Revlon Colourburst Lacquer Balm in Vivacious (RRP £5.99)


MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Funk (RRP £3)


Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Silky Red (RRP £2.29)


Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers in Big Bang and Apocalyptic (RRP £6.49)


Bodyshop Born Lippys (RRP £2 each)


Bomb Cosmetics Lipology Balm in Chocolate Jaffa Orange (RRP £1.99)



I've decided not to write anything about my lip products for three reasons. 1. This blogpost is already way too long. 2. If any of you have any questions about the products then you can just comment below asking me and I will respond very quickly. 3. I tend to do Lipstick reviews fairly often so I don't want to write too much about these products in case I write a review in the near future.

Nails

Tanya Burr Nail Polish in Little Duck (RRP £5.99)


MINT GREEN! I have been wanting this for ages and am so glad I finally have it. I've already painted my finger nails in this, it is the most gorgeous mint green colour and also has the cutest name. Can't wait to hear the new cosmetics Tanya Burr is releasing this year!!!


If you aren't asleep yet, well done and thank you for reading. Sorry for my lack of commitment recently, I've just been very busy, my internet has cut out and I've been on holiday and I'm going on holiday again on Sunday. Write to me in the comments and I will respond to you all :-) Love you all x


Char Xx