Wednesday, 31 December 2014

10 Things I’ve Learned in 2014

10 Things I’ve Learned in 2014

It’s NYE and tonight we kiss 2014 a big goodbye and dive into 2015. This is both really exciting and super scary for me. I can’t quite wrap my head around how quickly the time flies to be honest! It seems like it was only yesterday that I sat down and made my 2014 New Year’s Resolutions. This past year has literally slipped through my fingers but what a year has been regardless!  I feel like I’ve grown up, became more independent and a lot more confident at what I do and who am I as a person. I’ve gained a lot and lost a lot. But that’s life I guess. I wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you for the massive support for the past twelve months; you made my year incredible and made me truly happy and motivated to continue doing what I do! I am really looking forward to see what 2015 has in store for all of us but before that I wanted to share the top 10 things 2014 has taught me. It was definitely the year of life lessons, so let’s reflect and see what I’ve learned…

  • Fall in love with yourself first.
  • Let go of the people who bring you down. Life is too short.
  • It’s okay not to be okay.
  • But it won’t always be this way. Things will fall back into place sooner then you think.
  • Embrace change – something wonderful may come out of it.
  • Be opinioned and always stand up for yourself. People will respect that.
  • Treat others as you want to be treated.
  • Always be kind and spread positivity.
  • Pick your battles wisely. Sometimes it’s just not worth it.
  • Hard work pays off. Always.

Thank you for joining me for the very last post of 2014 and now go and get yourselves ready for an amazing NYE and may the new year be truly wonderful for all of you!

Happy New Year guys!

Lots of love,
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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

NYE Glitter / Essie Rock At The Top

Essie Rock At The Top

Essie Rock At The Top

Essie Rock At The Top

Essie Rock At The Top Swatches


Glitter season is at its peak at the moment and seeing as tomorrow is NYE, I thought there is no better time to introduce you to my new nail polish guilty pleasure. Meet Essie Rock At The Top (here). This little glitter laden gem offers the right amount of party fun, while still looks beautifully elegant and chic. Personally, I cannot think of a better way to welcome 2015 then go all out and coat every single one of my nails with stunning golden flecks. Rock At The Top captured my heart with the first application with its perfect golden shade, which is vibrant and not too yellow – my fave! It sparkles gorgeously on the nails and works some serious ‘catching the light’ wonders. It basically screams ‘end of year party perfection’ and if you can’t sport glitter tips on NYE, then when can you?

The easily removable formula ticks all the boxes and as long as you apply base coat (my favorite here) you can wipe off the glitter with a single cotton pad – simples. The opacity of the polish is ideal and you can use it either as a glitter top coat (looks especially beaut over burgundy shades) or you can layer several coats (3 work the best for me) for an even glitter glazed manicure. For New Year’s Eve all my nails will be coated in crushed golden jewels for the ultimate bling-bling effect but for the rest of the year Rock At The Top will be used as a ring finger accent. Stunning. What I love about this beauty is that it has smooth finish unlike many other glitter polishes I own (Essie Toggle To The Top I’m looking at you!), so no top coat is required! Love! If you’re on a hunt for a last minute NYE nail polish companion, look this way ladies – this one is a good’un!

Have you tried Essie Rock At The Top? What nail polish will be gracing your nails on NYE?

Lots of love,
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Sunday, 28 December 2014

Sharing The Love // My Favorite Blogs of 2014

Favorite Blogs

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and spent some quality time with your loved ones! Now that my favorite holiday is over *insert crying emoji* there is one last thing I wanted to do before we dive into the New Year – share some love and introduce you to my favorite reads of 2014. They are all brilliant bloggers with fab blogs and beautiful personalities. These ladies have inspired and motivated me to improve RosyChicc in any way possible and showed me what real passion is capable of doing. I’ve been checking their blogs daily and they my made my mornings that much more enjoyable. So grab a cuppa and enjoy their lovely company. Oh, and have a paper and a pen at the ready – I’m sure you’ll want to add a lot of new blogs to you list of faves!


I hope you had a fab time browsing through these incredible reads and don’t forget to let me know which have been your favorite blogs of 2014?

Lots of love,
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Monday, 22 December 2014

Christmas Reds

Christmas Red Lipsticks and Nail Polishes

Christmas Red Lipsticks

Christmas Red Nail Polishes

Yes, I am one of those people who like to dress up for Christmas and my makeup menu consists of golden eye shadows, loads of mascara and the essential red lips with matching red nails. Pretty simple, yet super effective and festive. I am usually not one to sport the red lip on a daily basis but the Christmas spirit always gets to me and suddenly red is my only color option. This year is no different, so I whipped out my current favorite show-stopping reds and the list goes as follows…

If you’ll be rocking the bold red lip, prepping the lips is absolutely essential and to help my lips get all soft and smooth I like to give them a lil’ scrub with my Christmassy Santa’s Lip Scrub from Lush (here). This cola flavored gem gently gets rid of all the flakes and dead skin cells, making sure that my lips are well prepped and ready for any lipstick or for those very special mistletoe kisses. After I’ve discovered the wonders that lip liners work, I cannot wear a bold lip without a lip pencil underneath, so to define my lips I like to use this Essence Lip Liner in 14 Femme Fatale (here). This baby just glides on and its uber creamy and soft formula doesn’t drag or dry out the lips and also prolongs the wear of any lippy. Score!

After I rummaged my stash, trying to narrow down my lipsticks options I came out with three classic red lippies, one from each category. We have a regular lipstick, a lip pencil and a liquid lipstick thrown in the mix. All very affordable and with brilliant long-lasting formulas that will keep your smudged-lipstick worries at bay. For a beautiful completely matte finish, we have this gorgeous Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red (here + swatches here). You know how much I adore this little stunner and its feminine red shade that dries a touch darker then the other three and which perks up my skin tone beautifully thanks to its cooler undertones! It goes opaque in one swipe and it doesn’t budge through eating, drinking, talking and kissing. The perfect dinner party companion! If you fancy a classic red with a slight hint of pink then this Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate in #22 (here + swatches here) is the one to swatch. It’s the brightest of the bunch and I adore its hydrating formula and the lovely semi-matte finish. It has ‘glamorous’ written all over it and it’s a total winner in my books. Christmas Eve lippy – sorted! If you are after a nice classic red, which has the perfect blend of blue and orange undertones in it, then this Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencil in Light It Up (here + swatches here) is what you need in your life. It has that Old Hollywood vibe we all know and love it is completely foolproof to apply. The longevity is spot on and it stays on until you say so. Brilliant.

For second year in a row my nails will be happily painted with Essie Toggle To The Top (here + swatches here). Christmas in a bottle is the best description I could give it and I am smitten by the gorgeous deep burgundy red shade with ruby red glitters running though *insert a heart eyed emoji*! Pop some top coat on for smoothing properties and you’re done. For a quick and easy classic red mani this Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel nail polish in #11 Rouge In Style (here + swatches here) is your best bet. One coat is all you need to get full blown color and the fact that this baby takes only 30 seconds to dry makes it my best friend. Oh and the fab silicone gel texture is to die for as well – it gives a good week of wear and beautiful high gloss finish – love. Nails Inc. Tate (here) is a perfect option if you like deeper red nails. This gem peps up all skin tones and I just love how sophisticated and classy it is. It doesn’t hang around for ages like the other two but the beautiful shiny finish makes up for that. It's a good'un.

Which are your favorite Christmas reds?


Lots of love,


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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Cosy Winter Night Essentials

Cosy Winter Night Essentials

Cosy Winter Night Essentials

Cosy Winter Night Essentials

Cosy winter nights in have become a regular occurrence here in the RosyChicc household and I just love to get all warm and fuzzy while it’s cold and miserable outside. Now with the holiday season right around the corner it’s the perfect time to relax and get those positive vibes fill you in. I have a lil’ list of evening loveliness that involves switched off phone, a hot uplifting bath and endless snuggles in cosy loungewear and beautiful aromas filling up the room. Divine. If you want to know exactly how I get cozied up and ready for a good night sleep, read on…

It wouldn’t be a cosy evening without soaking in a lovely hot bath, am I right ladies? That’s my favorite way to warm both by body and soul and it’s the very thing that calms my mind and preps me for a nice trip to lala land. Recently I’ve been loving this The Bathory Deton Bath Soak (here), which is infused with Chamomile, Frankincense and Sandalwood organic oils and not only smells divine but also draws out the toxins of your body. Brilliant isn’t it! After I’m done with my bath I like to do my skincare routine (nothing beats the amazing feel and freshly cleansed and moisturized skin, right?) and then it’s time for a cuppa (this Gifts & Pieces mug though!). I usually go for peppermint tea but if I fancy treating myself a cup of hot chocolate topped by unreasonable amount of marshmallows is a must. Before I jump in bed I fill in my Christmassy knitted hot water bottle from Primark (similar here) for some added cosiness and warmth – love!

After I tuck myself in my little sanctuary (a.k.a my bed) I make sure that I’m covered in multiple layers of loungewear, including my beloved fuzzy Polka Dot OYSHO sweatshirt (very similar here), which is softer and warmer then a hug and it’s the epitome of coziness in my books. I can never feel warm and cozy enough until I have a pair of fluffy socks on. They are cute, they are fun and so soft and squishy – such a staple in my cosy routine and I can’t be without a pair! I am quite the cold feet sufferer and when I really want to warm things up I also put on my trusty Primark slip-on slippers (here), which are reserved only for in-bed time. They keep me super warm and I love comfy they are, creating the barefoot feeling, minus the cold. Get a pair!

Now that I’m all snug and cosy it’s scented candle time! My favorite part and this divine Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Candle (here) has been keeping me the best company. It’s not your typical spicy wintery scent but I love that it offers an incredible spa-like experience. It’s warming but fresh at the same time and the hint of citrus still makes me feel a bit festive. While I enjoy the beautiful candle scent and sipping on my tea I like to switch off my phone, get off social media and just relax. Reading a nice book, catching up on some YouTube videos (how amazing everyone’s Vlogmas is this year!) or just watching a funny film – take your pick. I personally find that reading a book is what calms me the most and I love to just dive into the magic world of the characters. I’m currently rereading Pride and Prejudice (here) and I just can’t put it down! Last but not least, I like to give my pillow a few pre-snooze sprites of my favorite This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray (here). Inhaling the calming Lavender, Vetivert & Wild Chamomile vapors fights the physical and mental fatigue and helps me drift off before I can count to 10. My nightly ritual cannot be complete without it. Zzzzz

I really hope you enjoyed this post and don’t forget to let me know what some of your cosy winter night essentials are?

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Sunday, 14 December 2014

7 Things To Do This Christmas

Things To Do This Christmas

Christmas is right around the corner and I cannot even contain my excitement eep! It’s my favorite time of the year and I just love everything about it - the amazing time spent with my loved ones, the delicious food, the smile on people’s faces when they open up their presents, the fairy lights, the carols – everything. The magic atmosphere just makes me so happy and I like to make the most out of it while it lasts. Every year I make a little list of things to do before Christmas to help me get into the festive spirit even more. There isn’t anything particularly groundbreaking but I decided to share some my favorite activities with you so that you can get some ideas and hopefully make some unforgettable memories this season.

Go Ice Skating
Get your skates on and go slice the ice in an outdoor skate rink! That’s the epitome of Christmas for me and I absolutely love it. Ice-skating has become a tradition of my dad and I and we do it at least once every year. Even though he is pretty much a pro and I can barely stay on the ice – we do have tons of fun and the amazing atmosphere and the lovely Christmas carols playing in the background never fail to put me in the festive mood.

Bake Christmas Cookies
Even though you might not be world’s finest baker, making Christmas cookies is always fun and definitely my favorite Christmas family tradition. We spend the whole day in the kitchen experimenting with recipes, laughing and listening to festive songs whilst being covered in flour and food coloring. Fun times and I love how divine and Christmassy the house smells during the process! Here is my favorite Christmas cookies recipe that I shared last year – it’s incredible!

Homemade Christmas Cookies

Make Tasty Winter Beverages
What a better way to warm both your body and spirit then fixing yourself a delicious spicy wintery drink. I just love to snug in bed, watching Vlogmas and sip on some traditional Christmassy beverages. My absolutely faves are Mulled Wine and Eggnog (my recipe here), which are both firm classics and with a good reason. If you fancy something non-alcoholic then making a hot chocolate or a gingerbread latte are both easy and effective ways to set the festive mood. Yum.

Starbucks Christmas Mugs

Watch Christmas Films And Listen To Carols
These are the most obvious ones but also the most affective if you are lacking in the Christmas mood department. Make a festive playlist on Spotify or listen to the ones on YouTube whilst getting ready in the morning and it will definitely help you feel more Christmassy. I have Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ on repeat as we speak and I’m already counting down the days! Also, watching some traditional Christmas movies with your better half or best friends is also a must and if Elf or Home Alone don’t get you into the festive spirit I don’t know what will.

Visit The Christmas Markets
Now this is definitely my favorite outdoor activity to do before Christmas! Paying a visit to the traditional German Christmas Markets with Alex every year is our way to dive into the whole Christmas spirit even more and I cannot wait to hit them next week! I love this little festive place, which is always so beautifully decorated and that involves loads of delicious food and drinks. We always indulge in some mulled wine and roasted chestnuts while looking around and picking new baubles for our Christmas tree, which btw is yet to go up, oops!

Say Yes To Festive Fashion
Festive clothing is my utter weakness when it comes to Christmas and it’s also the very thing that makes me super excited about the holidays. I do like to dress myself as if I’ve just come out of Santa’s Grotto, I can’t help it! There are tons of pieces available these days – from stylish to funny – they all contribute to the festive feels. Christmas jumper has always been a fashion essential this time of year and I can’t really say no to a new pair of fluffy socks or leggings either. They are just too cute! Now you know what to get me for Christmas, mum!

Primark Christmas Leggings

Get Involved With a Charity
Last be certainly not least, I’d say get involved with a Charity of your choice. Christmas is all about giving and helping the less-fortunate experience even a little of the Christmas magic is truly the best thing you could do. Let’s all do something good this season and warm a heart, or more!

I hope you enjoyed this post and don’t forget to let me know which are some of your favorite things to do before Christmas?

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Thursday, 11 December 2014

3 Luxe Mascaras

Best High End Mascaras

Best High End Mascaras

Concealer, lipstick and mascara. That’s my makeup trusty trio that I almost always have slapped on and barely leave the house without. Out the three though, I’d say that I take my lash companion the most serious and there’s a wordy list of requirements that my mascaras need to meet. I want them to: volumise, separate, lengthen, hold curl and be easy to remove. Quite the list but thankfully the three luxurious miracle workers below live up to their claims and have my lash requirements sorted. Say hello to my ultimate lash confidence boosters…

Too Faced LashGASM Mascara (here)
If you’re regular round these parts this will come as no surprise, but on the top of my list and forever in my heart is this Too Faced gem. Where do I even start? It has everything on my mascara checklist sorted and I absolutely adore the results it gives. Out of all three, LashGASM offers the biggest separation and length and I love how bright and awake it makes my eyes look. You can layer up to three coats of this gem depending on the effect you’re after. Be it natural-looking or dramatic doll-like lashes – this baby has got you covered. My favorite thing about LashGASM is the super thin wand that gets right in the root of the lash, defining each hair beautifully. And the best part is that this mascara has some lash-loving ingredients such as Panthenol, Vitamin A & E and Jojoba Seed Oil, which hydrate and nourish the hairs. Fab. See it in action here.

YSL Shocking Mascara (here)
If you just can’t stay away from big and crazy voluminous lashes, then this YSL offering is what you need in you life. Shocking gives my lashes a massive volume boost and I constantly get asked if I have falsies on when I sport it. Pretty good evidence of the wonders it works if you ask me. It ticks all the boxes on the lengthening and separating front as well and the flawless clump and smudge-free formula is seriously on point. I also adore its intense black color – it transforms the lashes from barely there to ‘wow’ in one quick sweep. Shocking is definitely a night-out staple in my collection and it simply rocks. Oh and let’s have a moment for the beautiful luxurious tube this baby is housed in. Lovely.

Benefit They’re Real (here)
I know that everyone and their dog have been raving about this gem for the past couple of years but it is seriously that good. It maximises my lashes effortlessly in two coats and the spike-y wand hugs even the little hard-to-get corner lashes, which I love. Pair They’re Real with a nice eyelash curler and it will hold your curl for hours and hours. No more pointing down the floor lashes then? Yes please. It also elongates and defines the hairs beautifully and the rich jet black color is the perfect finishing touch. The formula is definitely a favorite too: No clumps? Check. No smudging? Check. No flakes? Check. Bye-bye panda eye! LOVE.

Have you tried any of these babies before? Which is your favorite high-end mascara?

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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Benefit Rockateur Blush / Review

Benefit Rockateur Blush

Benefit Rockateur Blush

Benefit Rockateur Blush

Benefit Rockateur Blush

Benefit Rockateur Blush Swatches

You know me – little miss late on the bandwagon, but as they say better late then never right? This time around I have the lovely people at Cohorted (your new favorite site for lower-prices beauty gems) to thank for finally introducing me to this heavenly Benefit Rockateur* blush. It has been gracing my cheeks for the past couple of months but it has already earned a Holy Grail status. Despite the not-so-pretty packaging this little stunner is any rose gold lover’s dream. Allow me to explain…

All fellow fair-skinned gals out there will be more that pleased to hear that your newest blush best friend comes in the form of Rockatuer. The luxurious brownish rose gold peach shade compliments both pale and deeper skin tones beautifully and adds a hint of gentle sun kissed glow to the skin. This complexion-warming gem adds the perfect natural glow and instantly perks up the dull skin, which makes it a staple in my winter makeup bag. Rockateur has stunning sheeny finish thanks to the super fine shimmer running through the blush. I love how it highlights the cheeks and don’t worry – it’s really subtle and not glitter-laden at all. This beauty doesn’t seep into pores and doesn’t accentuate imperfections either – score.

I favor semi-pigmented blushes and Rockateur definitely delivers on those counts. With it you don’t risk end up looking as if you’re headed to a fancy dress party and I love that you can slowly build it up to the look you’re going for. This gem is really finely milled and has super soft, almost creamy, texture that blends beautifully and makes the complexion look seriously dreamy. As with any other Benefit blush I own, Rockateur has brilliant longevity and hangs around for the whole day with minor fading around the nine-hour mark. Impressive, er? Pop this baby to you Christmas wishlist ladies, you won’t regret it!

Have you tried Benefit Rockateur before? Isn’t it just marvelous? Which is your favorite Benefit blush?

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Sunday, 7 December 2014

The Liquid Lipstick Menu

Liquid Lipstick

Liquid Lipstick

Liquid Lipsticks

Liquid Lipstick Sephora Lip Stain in 01 Always Red

Liquid Lipsticks Swatches

There is something about liquid lipsticks that really floats my boat, especially during wintertime. It might be the thicker formula, which weirdly enough I love. It might be the rich color pay-off that gives you full-blown color in one swipe. Or it might be the all-day longevity and the fact that you don’t need to stop in the middle of the street on the coldest day for awkward checkups and reapplication. I don’t really know but one thing is for sure – the liquid lipsticks / lip creams rock and sporting them during the colder months has become a regular thing. I have four fab shades here, all with different formulas and textures and I am obsessed.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Nude-ist (here)
This is the very product that is currently living in my makeup bag. And I adore everything about it. The stunning complexion-warming reddish nude owns my heart and it looks especially gorgeous during A/W, paired with a nice jumper and jeans for a casual pop of color. It really reminds me of something that Kylie Jenner would wear, so take notes ladies! The formula is incredible and if you are familiar with the Rouge Edition Velvet range you know what I am talking about - beautiful matte finish, opaque in just two thin coats and non-drying formula that stays on for ages. Can I find a fault? Not really.

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Bonfire (here)
For a bit brighter and more pinky option, this NYX beauty has been a firm favorite for the past few months. Bonfire is a gorgeous mid-toned red pink, which peps up any skin tone and adds a hint of warmth into my complexion, which is much needed for the colder days. It is bright, yet not in your face and I love that you can sport it for any occasion. The Xtreme Lip Creams have lovely formula, which feels really hydrating and soft on the lips, offer extreme pigmentation and don’t budge for hours. I’d suggest you give your lips a nice exfoliation prior to applying Bonfire though as it tends to cling into imperfection and dry patches a little. Do that and this will help the lip cream glide on evenly for the perfect juicy pout. Full review here.

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Apocaliptic (here)
An oldie but a total goodie but this gem will always have a place in my heart (and stash). Apocaliptic is the boldest of the bunch and I love its semi matte finish and the bright fuchsia shade. It perks up my complexion and I love how vivid, vibrant and flattering it is. Apocaliptic feels comfortable on the lips, giving a nice touch or moisture and the applicator help to distribute the color evenly. The longevity is great considering that the lacquer practically melts into the lips. Oh, and it fades evenly, so that’ gets big thumbs up from me as well!

Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red (here)
Say hello to the crème de la crème of the liquid lipsticks! It has everything on my checklist sorted and it leaves me smitten each time I rock it. This Sephora beauty has front row in my lipstick collection, especially during the Christmas party season. It’s the perfect Christmassy red – not too bright not too deep. It’s right in the middle and it’s a classic shade that suits all skin tones beautifully and makes me feel extra feminine. It is intensely pigmented, feels lightweight, and dries completely matte. Love. Once it sets it doesn’t move until you say so. It never peels, cracks or fades awkwardly. It’s a keeper and definitely one to check out. Review here.

Have you tried any of these products before? Which if your favorite liquid lipstick, I need to add some more to my stash?

Lots of love,

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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Essie Cashmere Bathrobe Nail Polish / Review

Essie Cashmere Bathrobe Nail Polish

Essie Cashmere Bathrobe Nail Polish

Essie Cashmere Bathrobe Nail Polish

Essie Cashmere Bathrobe Nail Polish Swatches

After all the times Essie Cashmere Bathrobe (here) has made an appearance here on RosyChicc, I decided that it finally deserves an ode on its own with swatches and the whole shebang. This little stunner has been gracing my nails for the past couple of months and it is one of those shades that you just want to keep reapplying without paying attention to anything else in your collection. It’s such a special and unique color that’s absolutely perfect for both everyday wear and for any seasonal party. The gorgeous blend of dark gray, blue and crystal shimmer is a winning combo and I love how the light catches and reflects the tiny sparkles, adding to its effortlessly sophisticated vibe. Cashmere Bathrobe (let’s have a moment for the name!) flatters any complexion beautifully, so if you’re on a hunt for the perfect shimmery winter shade, this beauty is well worth checking out!

Formula wise, this is one of Essie’s finest launches and the reason for that is threefold. Firstly, we have the fab user-friendly brush that is wide enough to cover the nail in one go and which gets the polish right up to the cuticle. Minus the mess - score. Secondly, Cashmere Bathrobe goes opaque in just two thin coats and the non-streaky, fast-drying formula is a total winner.  And lastly – the longevity is spot on. We are talking 5+ days of wear with no chips or tip wear in sight – brilliant!

Have you tried Essie Cashmere Bathrobe before? How do you like it?

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Thursday, 4 December 2014

Drugstore Gems / Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencils

Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencils in Berry Much, Light It Up and Red Essentials

Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencils in Berry Much, Light It Up and Red Essentials

Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencils in Berry Much, Light It Up and Red Essentials Swatches
L-R: Berry Much / Red Essentials / Light It Up
I don’t think I’ve ever been this smitten by a lip product line as I am with the new Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencils (here). Our love affair started last week when I got my hands to Berry Much and after falling head over heels in love with it my obsession had to be taken to the next level and I got involved with two more shades. And I adore them. The formula, the shade range, the easy-to-apply shape – everything is dreamy. These lip kohls just tick all the boxes. The report goes as follows:

The formula of these gems is bloomin’ marvelous and a total winner in my books. It definitely measures up to the high-end boys and the Maybelline offerings are a brilliant dupe for the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils (here). The Color Drama pencils are extremely rich and opaque in one swipe. They are velvety soft and give the lips nice coat of moisture with no drying or priming required. I love how soft and uber creamy they feel and they glide on effortlessly ensuring a quick and easy bold lip. These sticks of perfection stay on for good three hours, going strong through lots of eating, drinking and talking. Lovely. The good news don’t stop here and even though the shades are rather intense they don’t fade awkwardly as most bold drugstore lippies tend to. One advice though – avoid the kisses ladies – the Color Drama pencils transfer. Easily. Ask my little niece, she would know.

The shade range of the Maybelline lip pencils is downright amazing. I am convinced that I need every shade available and I am pretty sure that by the end of the year my collection will be complete. Can’t resist – they are too beaut! The three gems I have so far are Berry Much, Light It Up and Red Essentials. Berry Much gives the perfect berry pout and I adore the purple / fuchsia undertones, which pep up my skin beautifully. It is classy and bold and reminds me of my favorite MAC Rebel (here). Couldn’t get any better that that really. Light It Up is the brightest of the bunch and its classic red shade is to doe for and makes channeling my inner Marilyn Monroe that much easier. Pop it on, apply some golden eyeshadow, add a dash of mascara and you are Christmas party-ready. Simples. Red Essentials is a hauntingly beautiful deep, vampy red that really reminds me of the iconic Rimmel Kate in 107 (here). The cherry tint is rather stunning and I know I’ll be reaching for it a lot during the colder months for a quick sophisticated and feminine lip. It’s love, I tell ya!

Have you tried the Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencils yet? Do you love them as much as I do?

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