Thursday, 20 July 2017

LIPSTICK JULY: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick "Sheer Shame"


When I finally laid my hands on the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick palette, this was the shade I immediately fell in love with! I haven't tried any of the other sheer lipsticks but I will have to go and swatch some to see how they are. But this one, I love it so much I bought a full-size bullet!

The formula is moisturising, rich in pigment whilst still sheer and wears well. It feels great on the lips. It's not cheap at £15.50 but for me it was worth it. I used a darker lip pencil under this to give it a bit more impact as I was going for a power-lip for a committee meeting...

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

LIPSTICK JULY: Color Pop Ultra Matte Lip "Solow"



I was lured into buying a couple of these liquid lipsticks last year when they were all the rage. Whilst I love the two I have, the one thing that irks me with these is how sticky they are on the lips. I feel I am going to end up with lips full of cat hairs/road dust :(

But they wear well, and I like the colours. They are also very cheap! But I don't think I will buy any more than the two I have already.

Friday, 14 July 2017

LIPSTICK JULY: NYX Lip Lingerie "Exotic"



It's hard to describe this shade, it's like a brown that's also red? It's one of my favourite liquid lipsticks! The formula and staying power in this line is second to none, I wish that NYX did more of their Soft Matte Lip Cream colours in this formula instead...

This wears spectacularly well, especially paired with a lip pencil.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

LIPSTICK JULY: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream "Ibiza"


I really like the colours of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams and how nice they are on the lips, my only bone of contention with these is their poor longevity. If I know I will be in the office all day I will wear these so I have plenty of opportunity to touch up. The range of colours available is amazing, everyone can find their perfect shade in this range!

I used a lip pencil with this one, but it didn't make any difference to the staying power. But I love this colour so I will put up with touch-ups :)

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

LIPSTICK JULY: Clinique Pop Lip "Nude Pop"


I got this free with a magazine back in 2015, and it was the start of my lipstick obsession...

This is slightly shimmery sheer nude. It's a little bit too light for my colouring but I always love wearing it! It's very moisturising and although hardly a 'long-wear' formula, it stays nice and shiny through a coffee. I subsequently bought a couple of other shades in the range, including the insanely awesome "Party Pop" which is my go-to rainy day cheer-me-up lipstick :)

Monday, 10 July 2017

MANICURE MONDAY: Barry M Molten Metal "Black Diamond"


Another cracker from Barry M (read all about the metallic lip kit here)! I always love a Barry M nail polish and I have sooooo many going back about 18 years now. They were doing great out-there colours before nail polish was cool, circa 2008. Wait, how is that actually almost 10 years ago?.. 😳

Anyway back to this polish. This is a gem of a polish, smooth as silk to apply and full on glimmer. It's goth nails made wearable. I am feeling it! I did 2 coats here but could have got away with 1 coat easily, and I used Zoya top and base coat. Well worth the £3.99 RRP!

Thursday, 6 July 2017

LIPSTICK JULY: Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Kit "Prestige"



Wow I LOVE this liquid lipstick soooo much!! I was completely taken off guard with the formula, and may have had to reapply completely after making a mistake putting it on the first time :D

This is exceptionally smooth, very liquidy formula, once you get the hang of applying it (practice on your hand a few times) it's the best formula I've used in a long time. It does take about 5 minutes to dry down to the final finish, but once it's set, it's there for hours looking flawless. It is not sticky and feels very lightweight on the lips.

I had some Japanese food with this, and only suffered minor loss of colour at the back of the lips, which was easily retouched. I had some great comments on this colour at work - the metallic lip trend isn't usually an office thing but people love it!

As this comes with a matching lip pencil, which is amazing quality, this liquid lipstick is an absolute STEAL priced at £6.99!! There are some gorgeous colours in the lip kits from Barry M so get it now if you want them! I've bought another colour which is not in the kits, but which I can't wait to try next week.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

LIPSTICK JULY: MUA Luxe Velvet Matte Metallic Lip Lacquer "Phoenix"


So my lipstick adventure continues. I decided on this one for a casual day working from home, it's one of the metallic liquid lipsticks from MUA. 

This went on slightly patchy and I needed a second layer. It dries kind of sticky so I felt I was aware of it all the time. But the colour is nice with that flip metallic shine, and it lasted fairly well.

For £3 you can't really go far wrong :)

MANICURE MONDAY: Zoya "Ash"

Nothing ashy about this shade!!! :) I bought this when it came out as i loved the swatches online!

Thus is 2 coats with Zoya Anchor base coat and Zoya Armor top coat. I child easily have got away with 1 coat on my short nails but did 2.

Absolutely love this!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

LIPSTICK JULY: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick "714"




So after we decided to sell our flat and move to a house, I've been going through some of my stash to see if I can downsize. But of course, you never do. But I did decide to wear more lipstick and will kick this off with Lipstick July!

To kick things off, I used this matte red from the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette because I've used most of these but not really regularly. This is a mega matte lipstick, true red, very comfortable on and long-wearing. It didn't survive  my lunchtime sausage roll, but that's death for every lipstick ever made :) Really enjoyed wearing this!

I tried to capture the colour of this accurately but it was really hard!