Monday, 8 September 2014

Sheer Madness!!

With dry lips always giving me constant grief, I have narrowed my lipsticks and lip balms down to the ones that will give my lips a little colour while also not drawing attention to cracks! {holla at the girls that deal with the struggles of dry lips, I feel yo pain}

Revlon Lip Butter in "Sweet Tart" & "Juicy Papaya"
There wouldn't be a reason as to why these are on the list! They have such great pigmentation for a tinted lip butter {better then the Korres ones, just not as moisturising}. There is such a huge range of colours out there to suit everyone but I tend to lean to towards the light oranges and cool-tone pinks for some weird reason and I alternate between these two shades when I feel like making my lips the statement of the makeup look {not to avoid people from looking at my bad brow day}.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in "Lovers Coral"
"Lovers Coral" is my all time favourite sheer lipstick which has a lustrous finish and works well with other lip balms! The colour is a sheer orange/peach which looks so natural on the lips and works soooo well paired with gold and brown eyeshadows {fave combo ever}. I always get compliments when I wear this lipstick so it's gotta be alright I guess!

Maybelline Color Whisper in "Lust for Blush"
One of my fave lip colours is "Lust for Blush". Hands down it is the most easiest lipstick to apply without a mirror and the colour is just really nice for a natural look. Sometimes simplicity is the best {in my opinion anyways} and when I go for minimal, I reach for this baby for a little somethin' somethin'. It's more on the light pink, nude-y sort of the lipstick spectrum so it is quite an unusual colour choice for me, BUT I LOVE IT!

Carmex Tinted Lip Balm in "Pink"
I honestly bring this lip balm everywhere with me because I'm not normally one for reapplying lipsticks {I forget bring the lipstick with me, EVERY GOSH DARN TIME! omg}. But I always have this tinted lip balm with me because it soothes my lips when they get irritated and start stinging ANNNDD they give bombing pay off!! I love this baby and I need to get my hands on the peachy one too!!

I do think that these are kind of spring appropriate too but SCREW THE LIPSTICK SYSTEM, Imma wear what lipstick I want, when I want. HA! But these are the lip butters, balms and lipsticks that I wear when I want to avoid and prevent the dreaded dry lips during the day!

What's a favourite sheer lip product that you use?


Thursday, 4 September 2014

August Favourites 2014

This year has flown by so quickly and now we are in September. Let's just think about that for a second while I snap out of this confused state. August was a month of uni work and that was about it. How exciting!? Other than that, I have been using my makeup stash so much because of uni so I was able to rediscover some beauty products that have made my heart sing this month.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
I know I own tooooooo many eyeshadow palettes and although this palette isn't an essential for everyone, I really love it! At first I wasn't keen because of a previous experience of owning a Too Faced Palette {short story = not that great}. But I bought it anyway after the hype died down because the shades are actually so different to what I owned already. The quality is pretty good, PLUS I am LOVING the giant matte cream shadow which is amazing for under the brow. AND IT SMELLS LIKE CHOCOLATE.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Liner
I'm not normally one for pencil liners because I don't know how to use them properly without looking like a distressed panda. I had this eyeliner sitting in my draw waiting to be used so I have and been loving it! It's in "Taupe" which isn't too light like a nude or a white and isn't too dark like a brown or black. It subtly lightens up the eye when placed in the waterline and matches almost every shadow that I have. So far so good!

L'oreal Volume Million Lashes Excess Mascara
omg! omg. This mascara has easily become one of my all time fave mascaras! Big claim, but it's true! Within the first coat, this mascara gives my lashes instant volume at the roots of my lashes and separates  them {with some work} making them look like little butterfly wings on my eyes!! I also use black eyeliner on the top waterline to give the effect of more lashes too and together they make my lashes look fab!! LOOOVE.

Essie "Play Date"
This shade is definitely the perfect purple! "Play Date" has been one of my favourite polishes ever since I bought it and I still love using it because it just applies so nicely and the formula is just so good!! I love wearing this colour with a gold glitter accent nail!

Revlon Lip Butter in "Sweet Tart"
I have been all about sheer lips for everyday at uni lately and "Sweet Tart" is one of my faves! It's a cool toned almost fuchsia shade which sheers out on the lips not making it look too powerful! Mixed with my fave lip balms and this bad boy is ready to rumble giving my lips a little extra moisture while looking fab-u-lous.

What were your August faves? Should I check anything new out for September?

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