Lips

New Lip Liner/ Lipstick Reviews

Hello Guys. 🙂

Here are reviews of my latest lipstick/ lip liner purchases. 🙂

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Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-place lip pencil in Mauve

This lip liner is great because it is striking without being overpowering, it is eye catching while also being light enough to go with many makeup looks. I am in love with mauves and and they have definitely made a comeback in recent times through the likes of Kylie Jenner and co. It lasts ages on your lips (4-5 hours) and also is not drying at all. The lip pencil is longer and cheaper than the Mac pro long wear lip liners so you get more value for money. It has a lip brush on the end which is great when you want to do creative lip looks such as the ombre lip liner effect as you can apply your lipstick to very specific areas. I am in love with this colour and the quality of this lip liner is superb. They also have many other really beautiful colours in the range and I want to buy more!

Mauve Estee Lauder

Rating: 9.5/10

MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick

This lipstick is described as a “neutral pinkish rose with a matte finish” and is the perfect colour for a sunny spring day. It is so feminine and is great if you need something that will brighten up your lips just a little bit if you’re doing a bold eye makeup look. To me it is like a peachy nude, lasts fairly long on the lips (3-4 hours) and is not drying at all even though it is matte. It feels actually quite creamy to put on. I love this colour and can’t get over how much of a perfect pink nude this is.

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Rating: 9/10

MAC Boldly Bare Lip Liner

The Boldly Bare Lip Liner goes perfectly with the Kinda Sexy Lipstick and is basically the same colour in lip liner form which is why I got it. I also love wearing it on its own as on as it truly is a beautiful colour. It is a great colour to brighten up any makeup look and is like your lips but better. This lip liner would suit so many people and is really wearable. This would be a great choice for anyone who doesn’t like dark lipsticks and is maybe on the hunt for their first lip liner as it is so natural looking it won’t matter so much if you stuff up when putting it on. Another plus is it also goes with a lot of different colour lipsticks so it’s great to have that felxibilty  I could see it going with many light pink and nude colours. My only fault with this is it doesn’t last as long as other MAC lip liners I own (though it still lasts a pretty long time) but it isn’t a prolong wear one so this is to be expected.

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Rating: 9/10 

MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick

This lipstick is my favourite lipstick of all because the colours just seems to go with every makeup look I do. It is the most perfect nude and lasts ages on the lips (4-5 hours) I love how it is browny beige with a hint of rose. It makes your lips look so healthy and full! It has the most perfect finish and consistency, even though it is matte it looks glides on so nicely and feels quite creamy. Velevt Teddy is subtle with a hint of sexy and you will find yourself reaching for it all the time. I’d definitely recommend this as a colour to look out for if you really, really want a nice nude. You will not regret it.

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Rating: 10/10

MAC Angel Lipstick

This lipstick is part of the forst range and is a beautiful, cool, baby pink. I find this colour so versatile, it goes with so many makeup looks. Though I usually lean towards MAC’s matte range I dont find this colour noticeably frosty, more just slightly pearlescent. It is vanilla scented and is probably one of the most moisturising MAC lipsticks I own. If you’re looking for something really versaitle but don’t want a nude colour then look no further! This is my second favourite lipstick I own apart from Velvet Teddy.

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Rating: 10/10

MAC Posy Perfect Lip Liner

This Lip Liner is a beautiful, soft baby pink which I bought to go with my MAC Angel Lipstick. This is part of the pro long wear range and though I love the colour as it is really flattering, I find that it is very prone to breakage and its application is quite uneven and slightly chalky. It lasts a standard amount of time (a few hours) but as it is up there in price I expected it to apply more evenly and not break down as easily. Overall I still like using it, though it is not perfect as its name indicates haha.  It is described as “plum” but I would describe it as baby pink with a hint of mauve.

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Rating: 7/10

MAC Nightmoth Lip Liner

This lip liner is very dark and bold so not for the faint hearted out there. It is a dark burgundy wine colour which is perfect for creating ombre lip looks. It can look quite goth when used on the entire lip so I tend to only use it for ombre looks and when experimenting with other colours. It is very vampy, long wearing and can be a bit drying if you use it on your entire lip.

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Rating: 8/10

Antipodes Boom Rock Bronze Lipstick

This is a really nice original colour and is like a reddy, brown which is unlike anything I own. It’s quite  90’s and very flattering. It is an understated bold and kind of reminds me of Ayers rock in Australia and wild coastal terrain. It makes lips look full and healthy and is a treat to put on. It is moisturizing with nutrient rich avocado oil in it but still quite matte looking with a hint of shine. It lasts quite long especially with lip liner put underneath. It’s enjoy wearing this on nights out to put an interesting twist on makeup looks. This is 100% organic.

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Rating: 8.5/ 10

Antipodes Dusky Sound Pink Lipstick

This lipsticks is like a classic, rosy pink that would suit people who like noticeable colours different to their normal lip colour which aren’t out there. This also has avocado oil in it, is 100% organic and is a treat to put on. This colour is neither bright nor light and is a medium, rosy pink. It glides on smoothly and has even application. I don’t really find myself reaching for it that much as I tend to go for nudes and light pinks more but it is a great day time lipstick as it isn’t drying at all and you don’t need to put a lip balm underneath it.

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Rating: 7.5/10

Lip Liner Swatches

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From Left: Estee Lauder Double Wear Mauve, Mac Boldly Bare, Mac Posy Perfect, Mac Nightmoth.

swatches lip sticks

From Left: Mac Angel, Mac Velvet Teddy, Mac Kinda Sexy, Antipodes Boom Rock Bronze, Antipodes Dusky Sound Pink. 

Thanks for reading. 🙂 xx

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How To Do An Ombre Lip.

The ombre Lip is a great way to add a unique touch to your usual makeup routine and it can be done with so many different colors to create a variety of looks like vampy, bright or bold. For me the Mac Nightmoth lip liner is a must when creating ombre lips and can be mixed with so many coloured lip sticks to create the perfect ombre look. Although a similar deep burgundy shade could also be used!

Here is my attempt at ombre with the Mac Nightmoth lip liner, Mac Frost Rihanna Viva Glam 1 lipstick and Estee Lauder Wet Cranberry Pure Colour Gloss.

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The trick with ombre is to use a different colour on the lip line and than in the centre. I would suggest taking the colour on the lip line from the outside corners 1cm towards the centre like so on each edge (to create two side ways triangles) to allow the lip liner to become more prominent and create more of an ombre effect. Here is what my lips look like before I added the lipstick and lip gloss.

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When adding the lip stick I mainly focused on applying the lip stick on the centre of the lips and blending it slightly where they overlapped. Using a lip brush definitely helped as it stopped the lipstick and lip liner from becoming messy as they are such dark and noticeable colours!

Here’s what I used:

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Mac Rihanna Viva Glam 1, Mac Nightmoth lip liner, Estee Lauder Wet Cranberry Pure Colour gloss.

The ombre lip is my favourite lip look to do right now and it doesn’t have to just stop with red lipstick, you can use pink, nude, blue, green, anything! Here is a look I did the the Mac Nightmoth lip liner once again and Mac Pink Plaid lipstick. It created a purplish sort of effect.

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A deep burgundy lip liner is very versatile as its dark enough to create the ombre effect but not too overpowering that it smudges every where.

Megan X.

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Lips, Miscellaneous

My 21st Birthday Presents!

Hi guys,

So it was my 21st birthday the other week and I got some beauty products which I thought I would show you and review. They’re a mixture of moisturisers, lipsticks, lip glosses and perfumes.

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Michael Kors Wild Jasmine gift set.

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Perfume- This perfume has a very clean, fresh and pretty scent which has jasmine obviously and a hint of honey suckle. It reminds me of spring, it is quite subtle and there is not too much going on. Though they call it a glam scent I find it to be more classy and feminine. The staying power is good and tends to linger all day and the bottle is magnificent. I love how it adds a touch of class to my dressing room table.

Rating: 8.5/10

Moisturiser- The moisturiser is super nourishing though it does take a while to absorb into the skin which can be a little annoying if you are on the go and hate stickiness. What is good about it though is how long- lasting the scent is, you pretty much wouldn’t need a perfume with it. The smell is still very much present even after 3 hours. The scent is very much like the perfume but is a little creamier.

 Rating: 8.5/10

Estee Lauder High Shine Gloss Collection.

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Before I owned these I used to think that lip glosses were too sticky to wear comfortably. These glosses however settle perfectly on the lips, making them feel much better if they are dry or chapped.  While they absorb quickly the colour remains on the lips for up to 3 hours after application (even through eating or drinking). The red gloss which is called Wet Cranberry Shine is especially beautiful and pigmented and you do not even need a lipstick when wearing it. The 3 lightest shades are all very sheer and give a hint of colour to the lips. Raspberry Pop Sparkle is a bit more pigmented and is a fun, feminine colour while the purple one known as Plum Divine Shimmer is very pretty and unique. It would look particularly lovely with a plum lip liner to create a sort of ombre lip. Though they are all quite sheer apart except for Wet Cranberry they’re a great alternative for when you don’t want anything too opaque with but still want a hint of colour. I would recommend this to anyone who likes the natural look and isn’t ready to wear lipsticks yet. These would also be good layered on top of lipsticks to slightly alter the colour and give them some shine. While I don’t think it is necessary to buy all the colours it would definitely be handy to own one for the days when your lips need the moisture but you still want an added pop of colour.

Rating: 8.5/10

Here is what they look like:

Wire Copper Shimmer-

wired copper

Pink Innocence Shimmer-

pink innocence shimmer

Magnificent Mauve Shimmer-

magnificent mauve

Raspberry Pop Sparkle-

raspberry pop sparkle

Plum Divine Shimmer-

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Wet Cranberry Shine-

Wet cranberry shine

Mac Rihanna Viva Glam Frosted lipstick gift pack.

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Ahh yes. When I opened these up and saw the Mac logo I jumped for joy inside. I absolutely love the packaging and the velvet red casing of the lipsticks are so classy, they’re almost better than chanel. The sparkly makeup bag is an added bonus and great for storing your lipsticks or for travelling.

Viva Glam 1- This lipstick is beautiful and you can’t go wrong with this. It’s great for red lipstick first timers as it isn’t too bright or off putting  and is very classy. I could see it suiting most skin tones and is very similar to the deep red lip I always see Rihanna wearing on the red carpet. It makes my lips look slightly plumper than other red lipsticks I own possibly due to it’s frosted finish. It also last very long through eating and drinking and isn’t drying.

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Rating: 8.5/10

Rihanna Viva Glam 2- This is truly unique and I have never encountered a colour like it. It is like a mix of a frosted brown/ grey/ taupe and I couldn’t even name the colour when I first opened it. I have come to the conclusion that I like it and it looks much better on my lips than on the stick. While it’s not something you may wear all the time it’s perfect for night time and it definitely goes along with the whole 9o’s lip trend and is quite vampy. A suggested lip liner to go with it would be Night Moth by Mac as I researched an they’re a beautiful combination. Definitely an out there lipstick. I like it on light skin but think it would look particularly beautiful on dark skin. The only reason I’m not giving it a higher rating is because I don’t usually go for bold colours.

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Rating: 7.5/10

Fcuk Friction perfume.

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I had been wanting a vanilla scented perfume for a while now so was very happy I received this.  This is a perfect day perfume as its very light, sweet and fresh. It smells like vanilla, coconut and pineapple. It reminds me of a Pina Colada and summer. I also read the other day that surveyed men love the scent of vanilla on women so hey you could even wear it on a date. It is quite cheap (around 20 Australian dollars) and lasts relatively long for the price (a few hours).

Rating: 7.5/10

Springfields Sleepy Lavender Massage and Body Oil.

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Springfields is an Australian skin care and aromatherapy brand which I had never heard before now. This massage oil is not too oily and works very well as a moisturiser. I find that it works well on legs after shaving as it’s quite soothing and calms down irritated skin. It isn’t sticky in the slightest and it has a lovely lavender and sweet almond scent which actually did make me sleepy. The springfields range is a little pricey but a small bit goes a long way.

Rating: 8/10

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My New Lip Products.

Hello. 🙂

I haven’t written a post in a while as I have been really busy but things have finally calmed down and I’ve had the strong urge to write about beauty. It’s been months so I have a lot of new beauty purchases. I thought I’d just do lip products to start off as I’ve been very into these lately and don’t want to cram too much into one post. 🙂

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Lime Crime lipstick in Babette- This lipstick is super wearable and very fun. I would describe it as a peach nude unlike other nudes I’ve seen seen. While it maintains its uniqueness which Lime Crime is known for it isn’t too out there so you can where comfortable wear it anywhere. This lipstick is quite long lasting, though it sometimes need reapplying after you eat or drink. It is very opaque and matte but still gives your lips a healthy shine. If worn everyday it could be a bit drying but apart from this I really like it. 8/10

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Lime Crime lipstick in Geradium- This lipstick is described by many reviewers as bright pink while still being quite wearable. But being a fan of nudes and more subdued colours there have only been a handful of occasions I have worn it. It is truly a beautiful, vibrant colour and less drying than Babette for some reason. It also lasts longer due to its high pigmentation and lasts me approximately 4 hours even through drinking and eating. It is slightly less drying then Babette. I would suggest this to anyone who likes long lasting, bright colours and who likes to stand out from the crowd. 7.5/10

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Lime crime Retrofuturist- Wow. This colour is very bright and definitely not for the faint of heart. It is very pigmented and long wearing. For me it lasts the whole night and then some when I go out. I find it slightly more moisturising than Babette just like Geradium. For me it is close to a true red which leans slightly towards the pink side and I think it would flatter most skin tones. It has this nice sheen to it and makes lips look beautifully plump. I’ve only worn it once but if you are a lover of reds and once again standing out from the crowd I would definitely recommend this. 8/10

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Mac Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Etcetera- This is the nude lip liner in the Pro Longwear collection and is described as a creamy beige. It is very long wearing and exceeds any other lip liner I’ve owned in terms of how long it lasts. I do find it to be slightly orange when put with certain lipsticks but with brown nude lipsticks it looks great as this seems to blend in while toning down the orange. It does look a bit too orange with my cream and pink nudes though. On its own it looks really nice. This lasts through eating and drinking and makes any lipstick stay longer and look nicer (provided it’s the right colour) when applied underneath. Definitely a good one for the collection if you’re into brown nudes. 8/10

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Mac Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Staunchly Stylish- Wow. I love this colour. This lip liner ticks all the boxes. It is long lasting, feels comfortable and is the perfect lip liner for many lipstick colours, including pinks, browns, nudes and maroons. I could even see it working for most reds though haven’t tried this yet. I am very glad I bought this and I would definitely recommend this as the best colour to get from the pro long wear range as it is so versatile. You can wear it on its own or all over the lips. I find it’s slightly more shinier and moisturising than the etcetera one as well and it seems to last just as long. The Pro Longwear lip pencils are a bit pricey but for what you’re getting it’s worth it. 9.5/10

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Mac Lipstick in Brave- I love this colour. I got this lipstick because I was trying to copy the whole Kylie Jenner lip trend which is popular right now (I know it’s been done a million times but I can’t help but love it) and I really like it. It is a mauve colour on the lips though looks more nude pink on the stick. It shows up differently on peoples lips because when I looked it up on google and instagram it was almost brown on some while nearly plum on others. On mine it leans toward the purple, pink side. It compliments the staunchly stylish lip liner well, is long lasting, moisturising and feels comfortable. 8.5/10

Brave lipstick

Australis Velourlips Matte Lip Cream in Mil-a-no- This feels weird to put on. It is very matte, as it states. But it is so dry it almost peels off if you put too much on so therefore it is not buildable. Also when licking your lips and talking it comes off in patches so looks really unattractive. A light amount on top of lips which are lined all over can look nice but I would of liked to be able to create a more oqaque colour by building it and for it to atleast come off evenly. The colour and smell is nice but that’s about all. I won’t be buying it again. 4/10

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Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub- Mmm this tastes good you can eat it and guess what you can! Made of only castor sugar, jojoba oil, flavour and colour, the directions say to rub it between your lips and lick it off. There are plenty of home made recipes for lip scrubs however such as honey and sugar. I’m still undecided over whether exfoliating your lips is really a necessity and even works, but it is a nice tasting product nonetheless. 7/10

Lush Honey Trap Lip Balm- This smells delicious just like all Lush products. It is very moisturising and is a treat to put on however it is very difficult to open and close. The packaging needs to be fixed, or maybe it’s just mine but I find myself struggling for minutes at a time trying to get the lid off and having to get a knife to pry it open at times. This is kind of annoying when all you want to do is apply lip balm and for this I probably wouldn’t buy it again and will just stick with my paw paw ointment. I also find paw paw to be slightly more moisturising. 6.5/10

Swatches!

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From Left: Lime Crime Babette, Lime Crime Geradium, Lime Crime Retrofuturist, Mac Etcetera Liner, Mac Staunchly Stylish Liner, Australis Velour Lips Mil-a-no.

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