Lipstick Of The Week | Barry M Matte Me Up

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Barry M Matte Me Up – 24 Carat £6.99

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The Verdict

After loving the last Matte Me Up lip set I got from Barry M, I had to get another set! I chose this amazing colour called 24 Carat. This matte chrome effect gives the illusion of fuller lips. The quality of this product is very good, especially for £6.99. For £6.99 you get a full sized lip colour and lip liner. A lot of brands are now selling chrome lip toppers, this colour is so metallic you won’t need to use any chrome lip topper to get this beautiful metallic sheen. Thumbs up Barry M for another gorgeous lip set.

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Lipstick Of The Week | NARS

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NARS Velvet Lip Glide £23.00

 

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The Verdict

NARS Velvet Lip Glide is so dense and rich in pigment that it leaves your lips looking deliciously glossy. It comes in a cute and understated packaging. I’m using this beautiful vamp colour called Unspeakable. To get this really glossy look I applied on a few layers. I love this gloss, it comes in many shades from nudes to vampire. I already have the colour Stripped and I will be adding more to my collection. It’s so worth the £23.00, I highly recommend!

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Lipstick Of The Week | Huda Beauty

This week I’m using Huda Beauty Lip Set, Trendsetter and Bombshell. £29 from Harrods.

The Link

https://www.harrods.com/en-gb/huda-beauty/lip-set-trendsetter-and-bombshell-p000000000005565295?bcid=1468398303909

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The Verdict

Huda Beauty liquid matte lipsticks has got to be my favourite. It smells divine, it is silky smooth and gives your lips a beautiful finish. This lip set is a bargain at £29. It comes with a lip liner and two mini liquid matte lipsticks, perfect for contouring to create fuller looking lips. This lip set is so easy to use, the liner is long lasting and the mini liquid lipsticks glides on so smoothly and does not feel tacky nor does it crack. There are other lip sets available for sale. The colours are so pigmented and beautiful, you can’t go wrong. Huda beauty never lets me down, the products and packaging is always top quality!

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Lipstick Of The Week | NARS

For my Lipstick Of The Week I’m using NARS Audacious Lipstick, colour Bette. £26 from ASOS.

Link

 

http://www.asos.com/nars/nars-audacious-lipstick/prd/4629396?CTARef=Bag%20Item%20Image

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The Verdict

I am loving this colour!! It’s the perfect vampire shade. However I had to be generous, applying on a few layers to achieve the full potential of this lipstick. Retailing at £26, it is a little on the high end of lipstick prices. Yes, the packaging is slick, the lid is magnetic and snaps on in a very sophisticated way. But does this warrant spending £26? The sensible part of me says no, but the naughty side of me says this colour is banging. It’s a good lipstick, it is moisturising and goes on very silky giving your lips a beautiful shine. NARS claims that this lipstick gives a full coverage in a single stroke, but I disagree with this claim as I had to apply quite a few layers to get full coverage. Although I like this lipstick, I’m not in a rush to buy more shades from this range as I feel that there isn’t anything majorly special about it that makes it stand out from other lipsticks.

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Lipstick Of The Week | Laura Mercier

I’m using Laura Mercier Velour Extreme matte lipstick – Fire £22.00 from Selfridges.

Link

http://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/laura-mercier-velour-extreme-matte-lipstick_304-3005452-12701645/?previewAttribute=Fire

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The Verdict

This matte lipstick comes in many colours and is in the style of a pen. It twists like a traditional lipstick but looks like a fat lip liner. It is creamy and very pigmented. Although it glides on easily, it is hard to get precision as the tip of the lipstick is big and rounded. I recommend using a lip brush to get perfect edges.

I chose the colour Fire. It is a proper red, red. This colour is definitely a statement because it is so bold and would give any monotone outfit a pop of colour. Unlike liquid matte lipsticks, you have lots of time to get it perfect as it doesn’t dry like the way liquid lipsticks do.

I haven’t used any lipsticks in this style before so I can’t compare, but I love the quality and the colour. The pigment and coverage is great, thumbs up from me!

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Lipstick Of The Week | Estée Lauder

I’m kick starting off my Lipstick Of The Week with Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Envy Paint-On matte liquid lipstick. I’m using 102 Bronze Leaf £25 from Selfridges.

Link

http://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/estee-lauder-pure-color-envy-paint-on-matte-liquid-lipstick-7ml_327-81004877-P364010000/?previewAttribute=100+espresso-matte&cm_mmc=PLA-_-Google-_-BEAUTY-_-ESTEELAUDER&$$&_$ja=tsid:35948%7ccid:198779374%7cagid:10881905254%7ctid:aud-132230873601:pla-103721306974%7ccrid:40370766334%7cnw:g%7crnd:3575306658411216337%7cdvc:m%7cadp:1o1%7cmt:%7cloc:9045013&gclid=Cj0KCQiAp8fSBRCUARIsABPL6Ja3dcG4B347wWP793ON2n_gRnLkGkq5aDea6vI14LKRf4x_3PpG_FwaAq3mEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

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The Verdict

This lusciously silky matte liquid lipstick comes in many beautiful colours. The quality compares to other popular matte liquid lipsticks like Huda Beauty’s. The 7ml bottle will go a long way as the pigment is so good that you won’t even have to use lip liner!

This matte liquid lipstick doesn’t give you that horrible sticky, patchy feeling like you get with some of the cheaper liquid matte lipsticks on the market, nor does it look dodgy and wrinkly when you top it up. It smells amazing and glides on effortlessly, as you can see from the video.

At £25, this lipstick is on the expensive side. But it is luxurious and will last all night (believe me, it lasted through a three course dinner and drinks!). I am a fan, and I will probably be adding more colours to my collection. I hope you enjoyed reading my Lipstick Of The Week. Please read my blog every Monday to see what lipstick I will be trying next.

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Review | Foreo Luna Mini

Foreo Luna Mini

This year I decided to add this little device into my skincare routine. I chose the Fereo Luna Mini, which uses T-Sonic™ technology to help break down oil and dirt in your skin. It is made of a silicon material which means it is hygienic and non abrasive on the skin. Unlike devices that uses bristle heads, this does not need to be replaced regularly and is suitable for daily use.

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What it looks like

The Luna Mini comes in many colours including very cute pastel colours, but I was worried that over time my makeup would stain the pastel colours so I chose Fushia, it looks adorable on my bathroom shelf. On one side it has thinner touch-points, suitable for gentle cleansing. It features thicker touch-points grouped at the top for precision cleansing for areas like around your nose and on the reverse side it has broader touch-points which I use for cleansing after wearing heavy makeup.

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Features

I was really impressed that it has up to 300 uses from a single full charge. I have friends who use Foreo Luna devices and say that they have only charged it once in a whole year! It is fully waterproof which means you can use it in the shower. For the under eye area, it has less intense settings, and it pulsates so you can keep track of how long you have cleansed each area of your face. Charging is easy as it comes with a USB charger cable, although you won’t have to charge it regularly.

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Is it worth the price tag?

I must note that I have the older version. Foreo have now released a model called Luna Mini 2 £119 on http://www.foreo.com. The difference is that the brush face is now 50% bigger. The new brush face is more similar to Foreo’s larger version, Foreo Luna. Foreo Luna retails at £169 on their website. I purchased mine from http://www.lookfantastic.com on sale for £55.25 from £85, to me this is a bargain especially as I hadn’t tried it and didn’t know if I would like it. Is it worth £85? For me, yes. I was lucky enough to get this on sale, but I would have happily paid full price for the Foreo Luna Mini. It comes with 2 years warranty and seems pretty much indestructible. It is small and compact, pretty and really gives your skin a deep clean.

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Results

I always tone after I cleanse my face and usually I have residue left over on the cotton pad. Since using the Foreo Luna Mini, my skin feels so clean and the evidence is my clean cotton pad after I tone. I also feel like the pulses helps increase blood flow to my skin, giving me that healthy glow. I would recommend Foreo Luna Mini, my skin has never felt so clean. I currently use this with my regular facial cleanser but I may try Foreo’s own facial cleanser. If you would like to see me try Foreo’s own facial cleanser or have any questions, please comment or message me!

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