Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Purple Lips / Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Shameless

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Shameless

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Shameless

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Shameless

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Shameless Swatches

It’s no secret that I love a good dark bold lip. The burgundy, the plumy, the berry – I don’t discriminate and love them all. As of recently, I added a new shade to my ‘vampy lippy’ list and I really cannot get enough of it. Purple. Yes, as weird as it may seem to some (my mum and the boy included), I’ve actually fallen head over heels in love with gracing my lips with the shade. It’s bold, it’s different and could look rather classy if paired with the right cheek and eye makeup. The star of my purple lipstick collection is undoubtedly the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Shameless (here). It boosts my confidence massively and adding it to my most-cherished lippies was a no-brainer.

Shameless is one of those shades that you just slap on and either instantly fall in love with or you just take off immediately and never even go close to ever again. It looks scary, and it probably is, but for someone like me who adores to experiment with lip colors it is honestly perfect. Shameless must be the most unique lippy in my collection and I love everything about its medium purple shade and the beautiful fuchsia undertones. It is a hybrid between vampy and feminine and I love how edgy, yet sophisticated it makes me look. And how does it make me feel? Empowered. That’s a nice word. Also, the stunning satin-y matte finish tickles my fancy and I love the way it tints the lips after the first layer has rubbed off. Gorgeous!!

Shameless has a lovely velvety texture and I love how lightweight it feels on the lips. It’s matte but creamy to apply and even though I know it might be a deal breaker for some of you – I am actually in love with the peppermint scent. You need two thin layers to get the color fully opaque and once it’s settles it hangs around for ages. I even managed to chomp my way through a burger once and it did not move. Brilliant. Everything sounding rather fab so far but there are a few bugbears I need to mention. I find that Shameless tends to cling into dry patches and fine lines, so make sure you give your lips a good scrub and prep them with a balm. Also, after about the second hour mark it starts to dry out the lips slightly, which is to be expected from a matte lipstick and it’s honestly not that bad, so fear not! So my final verdict? If you fancy dipping your toe into the purple lipstick pool, look no further and go get involved with Shameless – it is awesome and will turn heads, that’s for sure!

Have you tried Shameless? Would you wear a purple lipstick or is it too bold of a color for you?

Lots of love,

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Kylie Jenner 90s Nude Lip Combo

RosyChicc Kylie Jenner 90s Nude Lip Combo

Kylie Jenner 90s Nude Lip Combo MAC Syrup and Essence Lip Liner in Soft Berry

Kylie Jenner 90s Nude Lip Combo MAC Syrup and Essence Lip Liner in Soft Berry

I change my mind. That is the moral of the story in this post. If you were to tell me two months ago that one of my go-to lip combos would be nude-y brown I would’ve probably told you that you are out of your mind. But that’s what blogging does to me – helps me go out of my comfort zone and fall in love with trends that I use to find not particularly flattering. As of recently, I am all over the 90s nude lip trend and I sport in on a regular basis. I adore the deeper nude / brown tones and I love how subtle, yet sophisticated this look is. I’m especially loving it on days when I fancy channeling my inner Kylie Jenner and I find that wearing this combo is a fantastic way to spruce up the good ol’ pink-y nude lip.

The tawny lipstick obsession started not too long ago when I decided to be experimental for once and have a little play around with lip liners. I certainly wasn’t a lip pencil kinda gal but as I said – I am a mind-changer and now I completely get why they are in every makeup artist’s bag of tricks. They really do make a world of difference. They prolong the longevity of your lipstick, define the lips, and prevent your lipstick from bleeding and that awkward color fading. They just rock and my lip liner companion towards achieving the perfect 90s nude lip comes from Essence and it’s in the form of the shade 05 Soft Berry (here). This little gem has risen well above and beyond my expectations and I am head over heels in love with it. Its deep brown-y shade with slight berry undertones is right up my alley and it preps the lips beautifully for any brown / mauve lippy. It’s cheap as chips but the formula is awesome! Soft, non-drying and long lasting? Check.

I’ve tried to get the 90s vibe with multiple lipsticks but the Essence lip liner paired with MAC Syrup (here) is my winning combo. The lippy has stunning mauve purple-y pink shade, which tones down the shade of the pencil slightly and makes everything a bit more cool toned, which you know I adore. Plus, it makes everything even more perfect for autumn. I’ve banged on about it here but if I have to sum it up, I’d only say that Syrup is my favorite autumnal MAC lipstick. The shade is to die for and I love the satin finish and the creamy, hydrating formula. It is not overly pigmented as well, which makes it a breeze to apply if you’re on the go, especially over the Essence lip liner. And viola – with Syrup on top and Soft Berry underneath your 90s lip a-la miss K Jenner is complete!

Are you into the whole 90s nude lip trend? Which are your favorite nude brown lip products?

Lots of love,

Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Lazy Cleanse

Evening Cleansers - Bioderma Sensibio H2O and NUDE Perfect Cleansing Oil

With the Halloween season right around the corner, coming back home in the small hours with faces caked with makeup is inevitable. So is skipping the pre-bed cleanse. Trust me, I’ve been there – there is nothing more painful then forcing yourself to the bathroom for a 5 step evening skincare routine when all you want to do is drift off. Oh, the horror! However, as hard as it might seem we need to stop making excuses and postpone our pillow reunion a little by getting involved with what I like to call ‘late night lazy cleanse’. It consists of just two products that will remove your makeup without all the faff and will spare you the trauma of waking up to a horrendous makeup mess that’s clogging your pores.

My favorite partner in crime when I couldn’t be bothered to have a 10-minute massage & cleanse session with the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Cleansing Balm (here) is the NUDE Perfect Cleansing Oil (here). This is the best lazy day makeup remover / cleanser I have found and I absolute love what it does to my skin. It is one of those ‘miracle in a bottle’ products that instantly melt away every bit of your foundation and mascara, leaving your skin thoroughly cleansed. It takes me exactly two minutes to remove my makeup with the silky oil and if I am feeling it I like to use a hot cloth to wipe it away, which helps polish the skin. The NUDE Cleansing Oil is brilliant at removing makeup and decongesting the skin and I love how glowy and healthy my complexion looks after. Brilliant stuff. And easy to use too.

You could leave it there if you want to but I personally don’t ever feel like my skin is ready for bed until I run a cotton pad soaked with Bioderma Sensibio H2O (here) all over my face and neck. It doubles both as a second cleanser and as toner and it’s a total winner. It’s fast and super easy to use and it’s great for getting rid of any makeup / dirt residue you might be having. It feels nice and cooling on the skin and I love how gentle it is. It’s not oily, as it is a water-based product and I love how it tones my skin in seconds. It is a million times better then using makeup wipes and it agrees beautifully with my skin. Slap on a pump or two of your favorite moisturiser after and you are ready to hit lala land.

Have you tried any of these products? Which is your ‘late night lazy cleanse’ routine?

Lots of love,