Wednesday, 1 October 2014

My Mac Lipstick Collection

Mac Lipsticks Shanghai Spice, Snob, Pink Pigeon And Please Me
Pink Pigeon, Snob, Please Me, Shanghai Spice

Mac Lipsticks Shanghai Spice, Snob, Pink Pigeon And Please Me
Pink Pigeon, Please Me, Snob, Shanghai Spice

I debilitated on whether or not to call my four Mac lipsticks a 'collection' but you gotta start somewhere, right? So here are the shades I own and when I wear them.

Pink Pigeon

Described as a bright, clean pink on the website. I save this for nights out and parties, which to be honest are few and far between. But every girl needs a bright pink lipstick in their life!

Please Me

I will attempt not to gush too much about this colour, but it has had plenty of use as you can see. Whether it's for simple work make up or as an accompaniment to a winged eye, I always reach for this shade. Another matte (like so much of my lipstick collection) it gives a good 5-6 hours of wear.


I absolutely love the colour lilac in general, so when I swatched this lovely wearable lilac shade on my hand, I had to make a purchase. It's a lovely matte (sensing a theme here?) and gives a really cool barbie pink vibe when wearing. I just need to be brave enough to wear it more often!

Shanghai Spice

This shade is my salmon pink, moisturising choice for a strong eye look that calls for a subtle lipstick, or for every day when I don't want to have bare lips. It unfortunately, only lasts 2-3 hours before disappearing into thin air which is a make up deal breaker for me, so wont be repurchasing when it's finished.

So that's me. I think the next colour I'll be picking up will be a tawny brown for the Winter. Give me 90's Bobbi Brown make up looks any day!

What's in your collection?

Sunday, 28 September 2014

NYX Matte Lipstick In Tea Rose

NYX Matte Lipstick In Tea Rose

NYX Matte Lipstick In Tea Rose

NYX Matte Lipstick In Tea Rose

I have been aware of NYX Cosmetics and their presence in the make up world for a while. They were a pain to get in the UK a couple years ago, which meant I would often resort to making an ebay order to supply myself with the fabulous Jumbo Eye Pencils in all colours. Now they're more widely available in UK stores (thank you Next!) I decided to pop along and grab one of their lipsticks. 

I picked up a Matte colour in Tea Rose, which is a dusky, muted pink. Perfect for that awkward Summer to Autumn transition period. The packaging is very basic but the formula is pigmented and creamy, lasting just as long as my Mac Mattes, just without the scent. My lips had no hint of dryness after being prepped with lip balm and is overall, a nice and comfortable matte lipstick to wear. 

I would 100% recommend these formulas as a £5 Mac dupe and have nearly polished off my tube already. I feel a repeat trip to Next coming on!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Tanya Burr Nail Colours

If you follow beauty vlogger and make up artist Tanya Burr, then you'll probably know about her lip gloss and nail polish line at the beginning of this year. Tanya's choice of colour ranges from bright to vampy, so there's a shade for everyone and her choice of colour names are lovely and personal to her. 

I picked up 'Little Duck', 'Bright and Early' and 'Mischief Managed'. I must admit they are much better quality than I first expected from such a new line. The polishes go on smooth and opaque and last a good three days until chips appear. I will absolutely be getting some more shades and dabbling in the lip glosses, even though I don't usually wear gloss! You can find the collection in Superdrug where it is currently 1/3 off, but hurry!

Friday, 19 September 2014

Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector

Clarins instant light lip perfecter

Clarins instant light lip perfecter

Clarins instant light lip perfecter

I have heard plenty about this gloss and had to get one when I saw it for a very reasonable fifteen euros in Spain (thank you exchange rate). I am an avid avoider of lip gloss, being far too lazy for touch ups and far too short tempered to deal with the inevitable problem of hair getting stuck in it. Thankfully, Clarins Lip Perfector is a lovely gloss/balm hybrid which softens while it shines.

It comes in a hygiene-aware, no hassle squeeze tube with a spongy tip and sheer shades that can be worn over lipstick or stain. This can last a good 3-4 hours and the amazing sweet scent is a bonus. A good dupe for this is the No. 7 BB Lips which is slightly stickier and less scrummy-smelling. I am loving the entirety of this lip product and am intrigued to try the rest of the Clarins Instant Light range.

View the shade range here.

Thanks for reading!

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