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!

Thursday, 5 February 2015

A make up wishlist.

Rationally speaking I find that I really don't need any more make up. And I try not to buy things I don't need, but of course there are a few things that I just want! Okay here it is: