Sunday, 28 February 2016

Matte lips.

A few months back I was on a lovely little trip abroad and whilst I didn't do much shopping, I couldn't not visit sephora and the NYX counter. 
Lip products are my favourite beauty items, so that's what I went for!

At the NYX counter I couldn't just pick one product to try, but the first one I picked is the soft matte lip cream in the shade Antwerp. It's a soft coral-y pink shade, a bit brighter than the colour of the bullet really. It is very creamy and is easy to apply!

This one reminded me of another item I already had: the collection cream puff. They even smell the same! As far as I can tell, they are the exact same product, but NYX has loads more shades in their range!

The top swatch is the Collection Cream Puff in Cotton Candy, the bottom one is the NYX soft matte lip cream in Antwerp.

The finish isn't completely matte at first, but the gloss disappears when you give it a few minutes to dry.

Strawberry kissed

At Sephora I bought this liquid lipstick from their own range. It's called Cream lip stain and I got the shade Strawberry kissed. It's a very deep pink, almost red, but not quite!

This is the most peculiar lip product I've ever tried: it is very pigmented and applies smoothly. But once it sets it will stay there until you remove your make up. It survives eating and drinking and doesn't stain other people's cheeks when you kiss them. It. Will. Not. Budge!

Here's a swatch, although I'm afraid the colour isn't entirely correct. It's a bit more pink, just like the two previous photos!


The other NYX item is a Matte Lipstick in the shade Eden. This a very hard to apply, you do need a brush for this! It's a bright red with a blue undertone to it. I thought it was a bit darker when I bought is, but it's quite bright!
Here's a swatch: top is Strawberry kissed, bottom is Eden. Again the colours aren't exactly as they should be, Strawberry kissed is more pink, and Eden is less orange.

I like all three of these, but I'm most amazed by the lasting power of the Sephora lip stain!

Friday, 31 July 2015

German drugstore haul.

So my sisters and I made another quick trip across the border and went to DM in Germany. I didn't really need anything, but it's always nice to try a few new things!

Friday, 24 July 2015

Summer make up.

Exactly one month ago I tweeted I'd gone to the drugstore and got a few new goodies. I've written about a couple of them already, but I thought I'd show you them, tell you what I think, and tell you how I've been doing my make up this summer. 

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

A review: Kruitvat pure and nature lipbalm.

On Saturday I was browsing through drugstore Kruidvat. I wasn't in need of anything but I picked up this lipbalm. The ingredient list is what persuaded me to buy it, so let's see if it's any good! I also added a few alternatives that should be available in the UK.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

The 7 most read posts of 2014!

The year has nearly come to an end, so it's a good time to have quick look into the past. Here they are: the 7 most read posts of 2014!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Christmas lips: Rimmel Lasting Finish matte lipstick.

Finally. Finally, last week I got that one lipstick I had my eyes on for a very long time. Ever since seeing it in Alix's (I Covet Thee) video in Autumn 2013. I decided I wanted it for autumn and Christmas a few montsh ago and last week I finally found it in the drugstore! Also Kruidvat had a good deal on Rimmel products: 2 for €13. So for only three extra euros I got to leave the store with both the Lasting Finish matte lipstick in shade 107 and the Glam Eyes HD eyeshadow in Brixton Brown

Thursday, 21 August 2014

London purchases part one: Boots.

A little while ago, I was in London. I'd saved up some cash to spend in my Adventure fund jar and naturally I visited a few shops. You'll be shown the things I purchased in this and the next few posts. Of course I went into Boots and picked up a few goodies. I got some affordable products that you cannot or not easily get your hands on here in Belgium.

Monday, 30 June 2014

The make-up find: €2.99 Calvin Klein make-up.

A little while ago, A. and I went out for some ice-cream. When our sweet treats were all gone, we went to stroll about in the town's centre. Whilst browsing through Blokker, we made an awesome discovery: Calvin Klein make-up, for €2.99 per item!
We figured it had to be genuine Calvin Klein make up since fake item are forbidden so a chain store wouldn't risk selling them. Turns out we were right! The make up is genuine, but it's cheap because it's an old collection. In any case, the products look beautiful in those little pots!

Sunday, 15 June 2014

The longest lasting lipstick: Barry M Touch of Magic.

I'm a fan of bright lispticks, but when I spotted this one I was intrigued.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Spring lips: Colour bomb.

Since spring has sprung, I wanted to show you my favourite lipstick for spring! I like bright lipstick in general, but this one is just the perfect colour for spring in my opinion. It is a lipstick by Catrice from a limited edition they did a few years back called Revoltaire: the velvet matt lip colour in colour bomb.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Essence stay matt lip cream.

Here it is then, the essence stay matt lip cream!