Red lipstick has been a huge part of my look and collection since I first started wearing makeup. It was the first “grown-up” lipstick I ever purchased and is usually the first shade I will buy from a new range or brand. Red lipstick makes me feel powerful and confident and there is usually a shade for everyone.
When I heard about Kat Von D naming a lipstick “Underage Red” I have to admit my eyebrows raised a little. When I then found out why she named it that, I knew I had to have it. Read her full Facebook Post here on why she named it so. Underage Red is named for that first red lipstick you buy, the super bright, fire engine red one you slap on to get yourself into parties and gigs when you really shouldn’t be going. It’s that nostalgic shade that as soon as you put on you remember that feeling all those years ago of being unstoppable.
So without further ado lets see how Underage Red looks and performs. Read more
2016 has seen some awesome new products and collections released in the beauty world. My own collection has expanded (quite wildly). Here are my favourites products, brands and collections from 2016.
Here are my can not live without products from 2016:
Its that time of year, hopefully your wallet has started to recover from black Friday sales. Those of you with better planning skills would have taken advantage of sales to complete your present shopping. Those of you like me would have only just started or not even that. Maybe you have only just sent out your wishlist to your loved ones. So here is a gift guide for that beauty obsessed person in you life, send it to your friends, family, partner for some ideas, use it for your self or just TREAT YO SELF.
Christmas in the Beauty world is a special time of year, with Christmas inspired collections, limited editions, advent calendars and gift boxes of all of our favorite things.
Makeup Revolution has been creating some serious packaging need recently. They brought out their Rose Gold lipsticks and it was so hard not to buy all of them simply for the packaging. Chauffeur all soft pink beige, was of course the one I picked…for now.
Eyeshadow is hard for me. Lipstick, contour, everything else I can do and if I may say so I do it well, but eye shadow some days I just can’t. I feel like I never end up with a good look. So for the last wee while my focus has been on mastering eyeshadow and bringing different colours and looks into my every day makeup looks. One of the things I have learnt while doing this is that you need an eyeshadow primer. I have used my Jordana eye primer off and on when I remembered, but when I got serious about upping my eyeshadow game I knew I had to start and eyeshadow primer hunt.
Freedom Cosmetics and Makeup Revolution are always the best place to start for me. In my recent haul from TAM beauty I slipped in a eyeshadow primer and hoped it would lead me down the path of fly eye makeup. Read more
Mascara is one of the easiest things to collect, but that doesn’t mean everyone you magically end up with is a good one. In a mascara I look for something that with fully coat all my lashes without clumping them together and make them look as full as possible. After using Revitalash I am blessed with quite lush eyelashes at the moment, but something that would make them look longer wouldn’t go a miss.
Maybelline recently launched their Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara designed to give lashes a dark, sultry look, with all the volume and a formula designed to keep them beautifully curled and in place. Yes Please!
Back again with more swatches of the L.A.Girl Matte Flat Velvet Lipsticks. Over and over again they keep impressing me and sending me back to buy more! In part three of my swatch fest I have Vavoom, Bliss, Hot Stuff and Snuggle for you today.
Too Faced has always had such cute packaging and I am always such a sucker for packaging! Since they came out with the Love Flush blushes I knew that I need at least one of them in my collection and now that I got my hands on Your Love Is Kings I hope some of my makeup lust is satisfied. Read more
Matte Liquid Lipsticks have become quite the obssession of mine, they come in such a range of colours and generally last all day long. Australis has their own line of matte liquid lipsticks that I reviewed when they first came out and they have yet again lured me in with their great range of colours. With 24 colours in the standard range of Velourlips Matte Lip Creams and quite a few Liniteds Editions ones too, there is quite a number that I need in my life. Read more
Contouring has quickly become an every day part of my makeup routine, to the point where I do not feel right without it. I do not harcour contour, I do a line down underneath the cheek bone, underneath my chin and along my jawline and on either side of my temple and then buff it out so it is nice and gentle. Australis AC ON TOUR palette has been my go to for months and I have only ever used matte shades to contour. I decided it was time to step out of my comfort zone when I saw how pretty Rimmel’s Kate Sculpting Palletes were. Read more