Beauty Buys.

At long last I’ve finally tried out my recent make up purchases and this post will be all about me reviewing each one. I decided to write about these products all in one blog due to it primarily being face and eye make up, so I could wear it all at once unlike lipstick.

I picked up these products at long last a few weeks ago, after having them on my make up wish list for quite a while. I purchased, The Blushed Nudes by Maybelline, Super Liner Perfect Slim by Loreal, Collection Speedy Highlighter and Rose Boudoir Nude Smoky Eye Shadow by Bourjois.

After using The Nudes by Maybelline prolifically for the past few months, I was filled with excitement when I heard about the new Blushed Nudes Palette being released. It’s a complete contrast to the previous eye shadow collection and full of romantic colours filled with glitter and perfect shades for the summer. I decided to try and create a warm 1950s shimmery pink look by picking the vibrant pink shade on the bottom right and the peach gold shade on the top right. The great thing with these palettes is that there are instruction guides pictured on the back to give you an idea of which shades work best together. However, I decided I’d just try and used my imagination and go with my instinct, which doesn’t always turn out great but I think this time it went pretty well overall. After testing the palette out I think I actually enjoy these shades more than the previous nude collection and can’t wait to create more styles!

I’ve definitely been inspired to try certain make up products after watching YouTuber Vloggers talk about some of their favourite buys. Therefore, after viewing Zoella’s Favourite Drugstore & High Street Make Up Products video, I knew I had to try her favourite go to eye liner – Super Liner Perfect Slim by Loreal. What impressed me most about this product was how thin the felt tip was, as someone who likes to build up their liner, it is a lot less intimidating when the pen is slim and not chunky. The colour is an intense black and didn’t start to run out when forming each wing, it also doesn’t fade or need reapplying and lasts all day. Ultimately, all I can say is – thank you Zoella!

Speaking of Youtubers, as you all probably know by now I have an absolute favourite and her name is Em aka MyPaleSkinBlog. One of the great things about her is she uses all different kinds of products, from super expensive to very affordable and is always honest and open about her reviews. I saw her recommend the Collection Speedy Highlighter and with highlighting taking over the make up world I thought I’d give it a try. At only £3.99 it was definitely worth the money, although it isn’t very noticeable in these photos, I could notice it on my cheeks during the day. I felt I had to use a fair amount, but that wasn’t a problem as it’s extremely easy  to use – you just roll and then blend in. I’ve only tried it over my blusher, so I do wonder if it will look more intense on it’s own?  All I know is practice is key, but for a first time highlighter it’s pretty good!

 Last but not least, I picked up this beautiful Glittery Gold Bourjois Compact during my Holiday in Spain a month or so ago. I love contrasting my super intense winged eyeliner with a subtle calming eye shadow, I definitely follow Marilyn’s make up wisdom there! I actually tried all three colours today, blending the darkest shadow in the crease and I think they are absolutely beautiful. As you can see from this picture with my make up today, the highlighter is a lot more noticeable, but sadly the eye shadow can’t be seen very well so you’ll have to trust my judgement.

Overall I’m very pleased with my make up purchases and I look forward to continue sharing with you my thoughts and reviews! If you’ve tried any of these or similar products before, let me know what you think!

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L’Oreal Color Riche Matte 131 Mistinguette Lipstick.

What could be better than receiving a surprise gift in the mail from a beautiful friend!? Well, that’s what happened to me yesterday and not only did I get a beautiful Postcard, I got an absolutely stunning lipstick! I knew straight away that I had to share this with you all!

The lipstick itself is a L’Oreal Color Riche Matte called Mistinguette in 131, it’s truly a unique colour – I’ve not got another lipstick like it! It’s a warm hot pink almost coral shade and it’s absolutely stunning.  Not only is the shade beautiful, but the lipstick itself goes on so smoothly, it’s a matte finish but almost has a glossy texture – just wonderful and long lasting!

To me it’s simply classic colour and perfect to wear for any occasion. A lot of the lipsticks worn in the 1950s were actually a pinkish shade as that was the only way for the shade to look red on Technicolor. Red wasn’t the only shade to wear, stars like Diana Dors and Jayne Mansfield often wore pink! It actually reminds me of the lipstick Elizabeth Taylor wears in her Oscar Winning Role, BUtterfield 8 in 1960.

I absolutely adore the gold packaging too, I’m such a fan of gold cased lipsticks as they remind me of the vintage ones from the 1940s and 1950s! Plus, it sure makes the product stand out and is very complimentary to the shade of lipstick. I’ve always thought L’Oreal was a wonderful brand, I’ve got quite a few of their products and I definitely intend to get more!

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