26 January 2014

KIKO Smart Lipstick - 919

Following on from my recent KIKO haul, another item I picked up was one of their smart lipsticks in shade 919. When I visit KIKO I always pick up one of their Ultra Glossy Stylo lipsticks because they are just amazing!! But I thought I would give one of these types a try.

Firstly let’s talk about price, this lipstick was £3.90... I know, an unbelievable price. On the KIKO site, the lipsticks are described as a rich nourishing lipstick with full colour and total comfort and I couldn’t agree more – the formula of this product is dreamy, I love it. The pigment is fab too, I picked up shade 919 which is a light baby pink, not the most pigmented colour, but the payoff is great – as good as MAC.  

Overall I cant fault this product, if you are looking for a lipstick, with a creamy formula, nourishing on your lips and at an unbeatable price – here is it!
23 January 2014

KIKO Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow - 05

I absolutely in love KIKO at the moment, their lipsticks and eyeshsdow sticks to me can do no wrong! When recently at Westfield’s Stratford, I paid the store a little visit and was completely blow away by the eyeshadaw sticks, I had heard some great things and knew I wanted to give them a go myself, I picked up shade 05 which is a brown, similar to Clinique’s Sassy Fras. 

Firstly packaging, sleek and simple just how I like it - no major fuss, just completely focused on the product, the black reminds me a little of ELF packaging, which again I am a fan of. 

The product - WOW! talk about cream - I absolutely am smitten with this formula, it glides on so easily, you can blend and build really well with this product too. It looks eat smudged number the lower lash line, as well as a block colour on your lids. What I really love is the slight shimmer to the product, it’s not a matte colour at all.  

The price of this product is insane - £6.90. This is an absolute steel, I would compare this product to Clinique’s Chubby sticks and also Rimmels Scandaleyes eyeshadow paint – both great products, but for me the KIKO shadow stick beats them to the post


22 January 2014

L'Oreal Paris - Triple Active Day

Moisturiser is always something that I seem to struggle to find, I have combination skin and I find a lot of moisturisers way too heavy for my skin type leaving my skin feeling oily, with this in mind, I am always on the look out to find something that suits me perfectly. Since discovering Liz Earles moisturiser I have had difficulty finding anything that comes close, however the search continues.
I have been using the L'Oreal Paris triple active day cream for around 7 days and so far I am really enjoying using it, I find it isn't too greasy on my skin if my skin is having a dry day, however if my skin is feeling a little oily, I only apply a small amount. I really love how this product makes me skin feel after, its very refreshing and I really like the scent, its a nice clean smell. The cream its self is a light texture and have a UV filter which is really great - espeically for those days when your out and about!

The presentation of the cream is great - I like the box and I really like the heavy-duty jar, with its inner lid too. The whole aesthetic of this cream works for me, especially when it was so cheap. you can pick this cream up for around the £5 mark, affordable for most people, and seems to last a while - as I said, I have been using for just over a week and have about 4 - 5 weeks worth remaining.

Overall I am liking this product, Im not sure if its going to completely win me over and slove all my skin care problems, but so far so good!

1 January 2014

MAC Lustering Lipstick

I am always on the look out for a bright pink lipstick that is better than the last, I have a few firm favourites but am pleased to be adding this new little beauty to my collection.
What I love about the shade is the red undertone, as well as its lustre finish which is by far my favourite!
Its a build able shade which you can either wear as a sheer light option or a darker pink, for me this an everyday shade when worn sheer, but can be transformed into a dramatic evening shade with a few more layers - One of my favourite Mac lipsticks!