Kat Von D Underage Red

Kat Von D Underage Red

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.

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Lime Crime Red Velve-Tin

Lime Crime Red Velve-Tin

A girl can never have too much red lipstick and too much liquid matte lipsticks. Over Black Friday it was pretty much all I bought…and I bought a lot of them XD Lime Crime was on my list and I had to indulge in one of their new Velve-Tin and of course it was the red tin 🙂

lime-crime-velve-tin

The tin is super cute and very sturdy and well made. I was super chuffed when it arrived!

Left to Right: Sasha, Red Rose and Jingle.

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo

Lipstick!

Monday is always a good day for a nice bright red lipstick, but really every day is 😉 Today’s lipstick is Monte Carlo from NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream range. These have been everywhere for as long as I have been reading and writing blogs. When NYX finally launched a New Zealand store, I knew I had to get at least one of them to see what all the hype was about.NYX Monte Carlo Tube Read more

MAC and Dita Von Teese Lipstick in Von Teese

MAC and Dita Von Teese Lipstick in Von Teese

Good Morning!!!

I have a lipstick I have been dying to share with you today. MAC’s and Dita Von Teese’s Von Teese a beautiful vivid tomato red. I absolutely adore Dita Von Teese so when I heard she was creating a lipstick with MAC I knew I had to get it. From what I can see it is an online exclusive, so I paid for youshop just to make sure I got it. So beware this post have a few more pictures than usual 😉

MAC Von Teese Packaging

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Karen Murrell Limited Edition Christmas Gift Set

Karen Murrell Limited Edition Christmas Gift Set

Good Morning!

Supposedly there is only 37 days till Christmas. Who keeps telling me these things? Where has my year gone?? I feel like I have just looked up and now I have to find presents for all my family, woops XD

Today’s post I thought about posting as a to buy for someone for Christmas, but, really buy yourself something! Treat yourself! Wrap it up and put it under your tree or just buy it and enjoy it straight away. Sometimes you just need something for yourself. So today’s post is a gift set from Karen Murrell.

The lipsticks are gorgeous as usual and the box is kinda cool, but I miss the standard pretty boxes that Karen Murrell lipsticks come in. Oh well, I am a bit of a box hoarder. The bracelet was a bit on the small side and not something I would pick, but a nice extra for a gift set.


Top: Rymba Rhythm
Bottom: Camellia Morning

Rymba Rhythm


“a vibrant rich red”

This is a great red, not too dark, not too pale and with no great leaning towards orange or blue. I have worn this a few times, it is nice with just mascara and a bit of blush and works well for day time wear without being too much.

Camellia Morning


“a dusky show-stopping cerise pink”

It has really taken me a bit to get into pinks this light, but this is a great for a natural look or you can doll it up a bit and it looks super cute. I have worn this one the most out of the two, which was a surprise.

Like all the other Karen Murrell lipsticks I have tried these had the same outstanding quality, beautiful to go on and made my lips fell good all day. No bleeding, lasted for quite a few hours until it was time for lunch. It is always a pleasure to wear Karen Murrell lipsticks. They looks great for work, a night out and even just a casual look.

I am not too sure on the availability of the Christmas Gift Kits anymore, but check your local stockists to see if you can find them. If not, don’t panic you can still get Rymba Rhythm and Camellia Morning and the price is not too different.

Do you celebrate Christmas? How is your Christmas shopping going?

❤ Miss T

 

 

Other Karen Murrell Lipstick Posts:

Coral Dawn
Sugar Rush
True Love
Racy Rita
Violet Mousse
Moisture Stick
Pink Starlet
Fuchsia Shock
Red Shimmer
Sand Storm

Karen Murrell Lipsticks
– Sent for Review
Website
– $59.00 NZD $30.00 each
– Full lists of stockists here and available online with international shipping

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Celebrity Skin and Redrum

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Celebrity Skin and Redrum

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeee!!

I have been waiting for ages to share this post with you. For my Birthday my in laws got me not one, but three things on my make-up to die for list; The Balm Nude Dude palette, Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks in Redrum and Celebrity  Skin!! So spoilt! So here the finally are:

Redrum

 
“The perfect red: this matte cool toned red looks amazing on any skin tone.”

This red is just so amazing! It wears beautifully for a start so you don’t have to worry about it, you can just look amazing all day long.

Celebrity Skin
“This soft brown nude with a peachy undertone will be everyones “go-to” fav!”

I didn’t know whether I was going to like this, but my recent love of nudes got the better of me and I am glad it did. It looks so great on and just like Redrum it wears beautifully.

I am really happy with my Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks; they wear really well and when you do need to touch them up its easy and still looks flawless. I find that I only need to touch them up after a meal that has oil of some sort in it. They dry very quickly and have a soft and natural finish. You can talk and smile and not worry about it cracking or creasing. Usually when I wear my dry matte lipsticks I have to do the pump half of bottom lip, pump into tube other half and repeat on the top trick, but not with this. Whether its the aplicator or the formula or a combo of both I only need one pump for the bottom and one for the top. This makes application so much easier and gives a much better finish.

I am so excited to get my hands on more and Jeffree Star Cosmetics has some great new shades coming out. If you don’t already follow them on instagram to find out about the new shades.

Do you own any Jeffree Star lipsticks? What would you like to get your hands on?

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Celebrity Skin:
Website
Instagram
– $34 NZD
– Available from website (international), Studio Glam  (NZ) Makeup.co.nz (NZ)

Karen Murrell Lipstick Bumper Edition

Karen Murrell Lipstick Bumper Edition

Hello!

Hows it going! I am home today from work with the start of a cold. Boo! But I have been able to get the last few things changed over to my new blog name as well as get some pictures sorted.

I wanted to start with my newest Karen Murrell lipsticks; Sand Storm, Red Shimmer, Fuchsia Shock and Pink Starlet. It has taken a great amount of time for me to be happy with these photos, I am still learning to use my new camera so please forgive me that the swatches are not up to my usual standard.

Here we go!

KM Latest Lippy boxesLeft to Right: Pink Starlet, Red Shimmer, Sand Strom and Fuchsia Shock.

Sand Storm

Inspired by the rugged natural beauty of Highway 1 USA. Sand Storm is nature at its finest which envelopes the lips in a subtly sandy brown shade.” 

I am not too taken with Sand Storm, its not a bad colour, I think I just have the wrong skin tone for it. It makes me work super hard for it too look right and sometimes you don’t need a lipstick like that in your collection. Of course you have the wonderful Lani from Lani Loves who makes it look amazing, so don’t just take my word on it 😉

Red Shimmer
Red Shimmer evokes feelings of confidence and strength. I always feel a wash of excitement come over me as I apply Red Shimmer… like something exciting is going to happen.”

I am still on the fence with Red Shimmer, sometimes it looks lovely on me, sometimes it washes me out. That might be more what I am wearing and the make-up I have on. So it is a little hard working, lucky for it, it is a nice colour I am prepared to make it work, I just need to think a little harder with this colour.

Fuchsia Shock
Fuchsia Shock brings out my ultimate girl power! Strong and playful.”

I really like how bold this is, but not too over the top. It looks great with my hair (which is currently pastel purple) and is good for both day and night looks. I really enjoy wearing this.

Pink Starlet


The blue/gold base highlights all skin, eye and hair colours, perfect for anyone who wants an easy fail-safe colour to build self-confidence.”

Pink Starlet is a lovely pink and I have enjoyed wearing it quite a bit. I wear this with more toned down looks, where I bung on some foundation, some mascara and this lipstick and get on with the day. It gives you a bit of colour without you having to worry about pairing it with the right look.

I really love using Karen Murrell lipsticks, they are great quality and are so kind to your lips. All of the shades I have stay on your lips for a reasonable amount of time, but are not too much of a pain to reapply if you need to. I don’t suffer from any bleeding or drying. Sand Storm and Red Shimmer could be a little bit patchy in places for me, but that is just the type of finishes they have I think.

I am so pleased with my little collection of lipsticks, I think my favorites so far are True Love and Violet Mousse.

Do you own any Karen Murrell Lipsticks? What shades would you like to get?

❤ Miss T

Other Karen Murrell Lipstick Posts:

Coral Dawn
Sugar Rush
True Love
Racy Rita
Violet Mousse
Moisture Stick

Karen Murrell Lipsticks
– Sent for Review
Website
– $30.00 NZD
– Full lists of stockists here and available online with international shipping

Karen Murrell Lipstick in True Love

Karen Murrell Lipstick in True Love

Good Morning Lovely People,

Happy Friday! Today I have for you the latest red lipstick to be added my collection. True Love is from Karen Murrell and it is their 20th lipstick, so in celebration they have released it in a limited edition copper coloured tube with engraved flowers. It is described as a “ust-worthy blue-based red”. I have reviewed quite a few Karen Murrell lipsticks, so when this one arrived in a cute heart shape box (not standard packaging) I was excited to give it a go. The other Karen Murrell lipsticks I have reviewed are Sugar Rush, Coral Dawn and Racy Rita if you’re interested 🙂

So let’s take a look at True Love.

KM True Love Tube

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MAC Heirloom Keepsakes Red Lip Bag

MAC Heirloom Keepsakes Red Lip Bag

Good Morning Lovely People!!

Tomorrow is Christmas and I have something awesome to share with you.  Mac Ruby Woo is my ultimate fave red lipstick, perhaps my favourite lipstick of all time. When I found out that part of MAC’s holiday collection was releasing a keepsake bag with limited Edition packaging of Ruby Woo and a lipliner and lip glass to match I knew I needed to get myself one.

MAC Ruby Woo Close Up

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MAC Lipstick in Salon Rouge

MAC Lipstick in Salon Rouge

Good Morning!

So lets get something out of the way…. MAC!!! GAH!!! I LOVE IT!!! I ADORE THE SMELL OF A NEW MAC LIPSTICK!!! SQUEE!!

Ok so that’s all done I can go on to my post. MAC released their Holiday Collection and I was restrained and didn’t buy anything…then I went in store and saw all the pretty packaging then I gave in and purchased Salon Rouge from MAC’s Heirloom Mix collection. We all know I am a sucker for cute packaging and this collection had it in abundance. The lipsticks from this collection came in black tubes with silver glitter embedded in it, the box also matches.

And theeeeen I bought the red lip bag which is on its way from the US at the moment. It all just goes down hill from one lipstick… oh well at least its gorgeous 😉

Check it!

MAC Salon Rouge Packaging 2

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