Thursday, December 29, 2011

Review: Revlon Matte Lipsticks

Hello ladies! I finally managed to get some time to type up this review on Revlon's Matte Lipsticks. I am back in Hong Kong for winter break and am spending most of my time with my family which means I get very little time to keep this bad boy up to date. Let's get into it...

L-R: 009 Fabulous Fig, 003 Mauve It Over

Top - 009 Fabulous Fig
Bottom - 003 Mauve It Over

Wearing Revlon Matte Lipstick in 003 Mauve It Over

Wearing Revlon Matte Lipstick in 009 Fabulous Fig

*Note that these lipsticks will look completely different on people with different skin tones and undertones. 

I was never into lipsticks as much as I was into eye makeup, but I've recently developed a pretty severe lipstick addiction. I'd heard a lot about the Revlon Matte Lipsticks so thought I would try them out as I am not one for too much shine. 

The consistency is absolutely great. They are very creamy, very pigmented and not at all drying as some matte lipsticks can be. It is VERY important to make sure that your lips are very well exfoliated before you apply matte lipsticks! You don't want your lips peeling off and looking dry because matte lipsticks highlight any kind of dryness that you may have on your lips. 

Lasting power: 
I was really impressed by the lasting power on these lipsticks. They last 3-4 hours, sometimes even more, even through eating and drinking! I always find myself trying to avoid contact between my lips and the glass I'm drinking from or the spoon/ fork I'm eating with to make my lipstick last longer on my lips and have as few reapplications as possible. These lipsticks have defied the need for constant reapplication. 

When using Revlon Matte Lipsticks:

  • Because they are matte, be sure to apply lip balm before application as they tend to set into the lines of the lips. 
  • These lipsticks don't bleed or feather, so lip liner isn't a must.
  • Make sure to test the lipsticks before purchasing them. The color shown on Ebay and a few other websites is quite different to what the color really looks like. I made the mistake of not doing so and regret buying Mauve It Over. 
  • They are very versatile. They can be applied as a stain, as a sheer color with a lip brush, with gloss on top for more intensity and simply on its on for a matte finish. 
  • Exfoliate!

Would I repurchase? 
I am definitely going to repurchase Fabulous Fig as I find it to be a very wearable red for my skin tone. It has orange undertones which complements my warm yellowish skin tone. Mauve It Over is a beautiful lipstick for cooler skin tones with pink undertones as it has very, very visible blue undertones which does not complement my skin. It brings out the depth of my eyes, the horrible darkness around them and makes me look tired and drained overall. Revlon really knows their matte lipsticks, and these are a great quality alternative to more high-end lipsticks that burn a hole in your pocket. 

Other Revlon Matte Lipsticks that I want to try are Wine Not and Cocoa Craving. 

I purchased these fo£3.50 a piece, including postage, from Ebay, here

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

EOTD - MAC Indianwood Paint Pot

Products used:
ELF Eyeshadow Primer
MAC Indianwood Paint Pot
MAC Fluidline in Dark Envy
Sleek Storm Palette
BeautyUK Palette 4
Maybelline Line Stiletto eyeliner
Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara

Friday, December 2, 2011

EOTD - 2.12.12

Products used:

  • ELF Eyeshadow primer
  • Sleek Storm palette (matte black, matte beige)
  • Beauty UK palette 4 (matte brown, shimmery highlight color)
  • MAC Parfait Amour eyeshadow
  • Sephora Full Action mascara
  • L'Oreal Perfect Match concealer

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Urban Decay: Naked 2

It's finally here! Well not here in the UK, but you get the gist. The widely anticipated sister of the highest selling eye shadow palette Naked is finally on the market. Let's have a look.

Naked (L-R): Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep , & Gunmetal 

Naked 2 (L-R): Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol, Verve, YDK, Busted & Blackout

This palette comes with 5 new shades, the Good Karma shadow/ crease brush and (surprise!) a Lip Junkie lip gloss in the shade Naked! 

It is a little disappointing that Half Baked has made a second appearance and that the shades in the two palettes are very similar BUT the make up addict in me just wants to get my hands on it anyway. A Primer Potion would also have been great for those who don't own Naked but want to try out Naked 2 but I'm sure the marketing brains behind Urban Decay have their reasons. It is retailing for £36 a piece, which is better than the approx. £180 you'd pay if you bought each shadow, the brush and the lip gloss individually.

Naked 2 will be pre-launched at Debenhams in early January and at other retailers in early February. 

I want it. What are your thoughts?

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