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New Arrival: Topshop Make-up, Swatches & First Impressions

In make-up, new arrival, review, topshop on May 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Hi lovely readers

as you may or may not know I was super excited about Topshops new make-up range
So i placed my order on launch day and today it arrived!
*WARNING PIC HEAVY!*

Left To Right:
Lip Polish – Coral
Amazon Nails – Cloud
Amazon Lip & Cheek Tint – Bitten Berry
Eye Crayon – Midnight
Amazon Metallic Kohl Liner – First Light
Lipstick Crayon – Vintage
Amazon Crayon – Sun Shower
Skin Tint – Fair

Lip Polish – Coral

Amazon Nails – Cloud

Amazon Lip & Cheek Tint – Bitten Berry

 
Eye Crayon – Midnight

Amazon Metallic Kohl Liner – First Light

 Lipstick Crayon – Vintage

 Amazon Crayon – Sun Shower

Skin Tint – Fair

Swatches:

Skin Tint – Fair

Amazon Nails – Cloud

 
Eye Crayon – Midnight

  
Eye Crayon – Midnight
Amazon Metallic Kohl Liner – First Light
Lipstick Crayon – Vintage
Amazon Crayon – Sun Shower

Amazon Lip & Cheek Tint – Bitten Berry
Eye Crayon – Midnight
Amazon Metallic Kohl Liner – First Light
Lipstick Crayon – Vintage
Amazon Crayon – Sun Shower
Lip Polish – Coral (top right)

That’s Everything!

Recommended: Amazon Lip & Cheek Tint – very good colour, more of a purple based red compared to benetint etc, really lovely feel and consistency, plus staying power!
A Bit of a Let Down: Skin Tint- Fair. Totally different to the swatch on the website
Comes out pretty orange, once blended not too bad but the most expensive thing in the range at £10
Smells very floral too
Absolute Bargain:Amazon Nails – Cloud! I’m not sure if its the same for each colour but great formula opaque in one coat! easy to apply and only ¬£5
Biggest Surprise: Both the Amazon Crayon and the Amazon Kohl, are really good, super smooth, great colour. Very like the urban decay liners or MAC pearl gliders.
Not sure it was worth it: Eye Crayon – Midnight. Its not terrible but after swatching both the amazon liners as well its just not anywhere near as good as them
It seems I liked everything from the trend range a lot better than their basics
the Amazon line is a little more, so maybe that’s where they put all the little gems?
Any thoughts?
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New Arrival: OCC Lip Tars

In make-up, new arrival, review on April 1, 2010 at 9:41 pm
O.K
So I Know I’m a little late to catch on
but today I got my hands on some Lip Tars by Obsessive Compulsive cosmetics


I bought 4 colours,
from top to bottom:
NSFW
Pageant
Hush
Grandma

and I tell you what,
I want more already!

I’m not a lip gloss person
I wear lipstick quite a lot,
but these are like liquid lipstick!

I didn’t want to waste all the colours on my hand
as I know that go really far
so here are them all mixed together!

I love all the colours I bought,
and am now looking to get a more lilacy colour and a pale pink!

I will deffo be going back for more!

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My first Beauty Review: Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

In beauty, make-up, review on March 21, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Hi guys,
The reason I am showing you the god awful picture above is today I’m doing my first review!
Ive never really ventured into the beauty blogging world before
so please bare with me!
I don’t know the correct terms for things,
but I can give my honest novices opinion, hopefully to help other newbies!
I bought the new Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation & concealer, from boots yesterday!
I had seen it in magazines and saw the display,
I tested it on the back of my hand and thought it was worth a try.
I bought it with my points as well, so nothing to loose really!
As you can see my skin is very red,
in fact it can get 10 x as bad as the photo above
(and I am wearing a little light reflecting shimmer above
which seems to take away some of the redness)
I’m also quite pale, and I’m not really a foundation wearer
as I’ve never found anything I’m happy with.
Here is me with just the concealer and foundation on!
The products both smell really nice,
I’m generally really funny about strong smells,
but this was just pleasant and fresh, and the smell dissipated quite quickly.
Colour wise this is 51 the palest they had, its an OK match but not great
Its not pale enough and a bit too yellow/orange based
rather than pink beige.
Having said that I really like the consistency and coverage,
it was super easy so apply evenly even though I’m not used to foundation!
I used the concealer under my eyes and on my nose, underneath the foundation.
and here is my make-up complete!
I showed my sister during the process and she said with all my normal red tones taken away I looked to pale, so I applied some estee lauder shimmer powder and pout bronzer on top.
I feel i look a little too orangey for my liking,
but that’s a combo of the foundation and bronzer.
being naturally red I have never had use for a blusher, I seriously don’t own one,
so a blusher is now on my to buy list!
Overall , I really like this foundation, and I will persevere with it,
combining it with different powders etc to see if I can look less yellowy,
love the consistency and ease of application though!
7.5/10
Hope you found this interesting!
Any ideas on what colour / type / brand of blusher I should get??
Have you tried the new Bourjois foundation? what do you think?

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