So, I’ve been remiss with my blog whilst on holiday, however, I’m back now just in time to give you a run down on my March favourites.
My first fav is my Too Faced bronzer. I treated myself to this at the beginning of the month and am in love with it. I picked the chocolate soleil which is a medium/deep matte colour. It’s the perfect shade for my skin and every time I open it I smell it, well, it just smells heavenly! So, if you haven’t got one or swatched one yet…go and try it.
The second thing is my Clarins honey lip balm. The correct name for it is Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil…a mouthful! But for the regular people its very similar to a lip balm. I waited for this as they didn’t have it in stock at our local shop, problems of living in a small town! Anyway, when I got to the airport they did have it there and….bonus, it was tax free! (Only by £3 but not to be sniffed at, it was a glass of wine on holiday. I flipping love this stuff. I used it everyday.) My lips are really prone to drying out which is super annoying but this stuff is just awesome. It feels slightly tacky at first but then that feeling disappears and it stays on for a good while before having to reapply. It’s really hydrating. I have no chapped, flaky lips. I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone that is always having problems with dry lips…it is the bomb in my humble opinion. They do it in a choice of honey or raspberry, which are both lovely.
I got a teeny tiny sample of the Frat Boy blusher by The Balm in my birchbox and it is pink, it’s pigmented so a little goes a long way but I also have used that more than I care to admit this month. Its a perfect pink for the Spring and I think I will be buying the full size version of this when I run out.
I also got some from acrylic drawers and a lipstick holder from Muji and Ebay as I was needing a little more storage. I wasn’t sure if they would just become dust collectors but I really like them. They are a super size to fit quite a bit in without taking over the room and they are sturdy. Also stackable so will keep my eyes out for more of their products in future.
That is it for now as I haven’t tried everything I actually bought. Have you got anything this month you fell in love with or really hated?
Back againto do a promised quick review on this lovely box of Lippie Stix. I’m in the UK but managed to get a mini haul a while back from a ‘Go Send’ service I told you guys about on a separate blog.
Treated myself to this in their December sales and I can’t remember how much I paid but I do know it was cheap…similar to our Boots/Superdrug prices. Well worth the money! I got a box called Vixen which had 6 different ones to try and an additional one called ‘Lumiere’ which was Kathleen Lights lippy (You Tube).
They arrived in a gorgeous box with a mirror inside, I was super impressed with the packaging and it keeps them all together. See picture below…
They are held in really thin and tall casing in comparison to a standard lipstick but I like them. It’s actually really easy to hold them because of this. The formulas are all different, a bit like Mac lippies, there is matte, creme and pearlized. I took swatches of them all for you and the colour pigment pay off is good on every single one. There were a couple that dragged slightly, lumiere and ruffle, both mattes. One is so creamy it could possibly break if you wound it up to high, the pearlized one called 54.
The swatches from top to bottom are Lumiere, Last Call, 54, Ruffle, Jingle, Night Owl and lastly Plastics. They have a scent to them which is familiar but pleasant. I am super impressed with these. They all have staying power, I had to really use a lot of make up remover and rub my arm to get the swatches off. I’ve also worn two of them and nothing really stays on my lips to much but these did.
We need Colourpop to come to the UK! I would highly recommend trying them. Have you any of their other products are they as good?
Can I just say…I only have 5 😢. My #maclipstickgoal is considerably higher.
Out of the five I do own, the first one I got treated to I thought I would love but alas I don’t and that is snob. I do love the formula though, it is a satin, my only one and its creamy but stays on for a good while. It’s not entirely disagreeable so I don’t want to get rid of it but I find it too garishly pink for my taste, like a barbie pink almost 😑. It was a present so it is here to stay but little used.
Because of the ‘mistake’ with the first one I asked a friend to recommend the second. You may at this point be thinking just try them but where I live is nowhere near a Mac store….there is very little choice so it’s generally done online by recommendation. My second choice was the staple which has to be my favourite, Velvet Teddy. It’s a nude but leaning to the browner end. It is matte in formula so stays on and would compliment all skin tones I think.
The third one I searched in a Mac store in Bruges last year. It was my first time in one and I was blown away by the choice. I honestly felt a little overwhelmed so browsed around but felt it was hard to pick unless you had something in mind which I did not. I swatched High Tea and took note of the name and ordered it when I got home. Out of all of them it’s not easy to show on camera what it’s like. It’s a lustre, very sheen, light but catches the light. I like it as it’s almost like a balm and I love my balms! But you have to reapply it a lot as it slides off.
My fourth was found on You Tube, I watch this girl called Dramatic Mac, her real name is Aisling, and she has a very mellow Irish accent. She has a love of nude lipsticks and one of her favs is ‘Snowcap’ by NYX which I also love so this is one of her other favs. So it’s called Creme Cup. I really like it, it’s a cremesheen which is not unlike the lustre. It has pink tones rather than brown but not overbearing and feels soft on your lips.
And last my new purchase Ruby Woo. A classic, again under recommendation by another You Tuber. This one is a matte also and for this reason alone it will last longer than my others. It is a true deep red which for some reason I am drawn to more than pinks. Check out the swatches. It does however bleed a little so a lip pencil will help with this and of course with any matte lipstick try dry brushing your lips so any dead or flaking skin is removed.
My next purchase I think will be Viva Glam II which is another nude!! I do love my neutrals. Which have you got?