Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Review : Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balm in 'Striking'

Hi everyone!

I originally set out to find myself a little orange lip but I decided that it just wouldn't suit me so I shelved that idea but I had kept picking up the Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balm in 'Striking' but for some reason kept deciding I was not feeling brave enough.

So when I was in boots a few weeks back I decided to just go for it.  Even though this is not necessarily a colour I would try out ordinarily, I did a little test on the back of my hand and really liked it.  It was such a different colour and I do love a red lip but I only have maybe one bright red lip colour and that is a gloss.

I had also seen a lot of adverts for the new Revlon Matte Balm crayon collection (they also do a super shiny one called Lacquer Balm) and I have already tried the Balm Stain but unfortunately the lid came off in my bag and it totally ruined it.

I really love the colour, I would say the best way to describe it would be a really bright red but it also has the slightest hint of orange in it too.  

This product because it is a balm goes on really well and it doesn't dry out the lips at all.  It also has a really nice minty smell when you apply which I love.

I was in awe of the staying power of this lip colour.  After taking this photos early afternoon, post-lunch and post-dinner this was still very much in place.  This will be such a great product to wear on a night out and I can't wait to have somewhere to wear this.

All in all, a big thumbs up from me in terms of colour, application and how well this stays put.

Usual price is £7.99 but they are currently on offer in Superdrug, link is here

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Review : M.A.C. Eyeshadow in 'All That Glitters'

Hello everyone,

I was after a really natural shade that I could get away with wearing everyday and I picked up this beautiful golden eyeshadow from M.A.C. called 'All That Glitters' recently and wanted to share the results with you guys.

I really love this shade as it is a lovely rose gold colour but with a really natural shimmer so it doesn't look 'too much' and I am currently wearing it to work every day, just to a bit of colour to my day look.

This applies so well and really has some great staying power (it will last for HOURS) and does not crease.

You can build this shade up as much as you like or just apply lightly for a little extra colour on the lids.  Alternatively, this is also a really fantastic shade to blend with other colours.  This shade will pretty much go with anything and I have recently been trying out a few combinations with my Sleek palette and it blends so, so easily.

As you can see this is just really an easy, wearable shade and golden eyes are set to be on trend for Spring/Summer 2014.

Paired with a berry coloured lip, this is such a great day look that I really enjoy wearing.

Usual Price is £12.50 and link is here (this shade is the top row, first on the left).