Saturday, 28 February 2015

Mac Chatterbox | The Spring and Summer Lipstick

 Recently I have been in love with Mac Chatterbox lipstick.
It is a beautiful bright pink that I think will be stunning for spring and summer, although I have been wearing it most days despite it still being winter.
It is an Amplified finish and so I find it to be very creamy and not drying in the slightest, yet it lasts really well throughout the day and almost leaves a pink stain on my lips.

I really cannot recommend this lipstick enough as it is such a nice colour and the formula is excellent. It is definitely one to be picking up as the spring and summer seasons approach!

Have you tried Mac Chatterbox?

Monday, 23 February 2015

Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set | Worth the Hype

I feel very late on the bandwagon with this. The Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Brush set are probably one of the most talked about things on the blogging world, and it is easy to see why. They are gorgeous!
I was very excited to try these as I had heard such good reviews about the set, and no surprises, these brushes have not been a disappointment.

You get 8 brushes in the set - four face brushes and four eyeshadow brushes.
All are impeccably soft and feel amazing quality. There is a mix of synthetic and natural brushes which means you get the best of both worlds. I haven't experienced any shedding since using these and I find I reach for all of them on a daily basis.
Not to mention they look absolutely beautiful on your dressing table and you get a cute leather pouch which I have found awesome for using as a makeup bag. 

Although I love all of the brushes in the set, my favourites are the 102 Silk Finish brush which is amazing for applying foundation, the 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek brush which I love for lightly applying my bronzer and blush, the 110 Face Shape brush which is great at blending out concealer and the 227 Luxe Soft Definer brush which is lovely for blending out eyeshadow.

Overall I cannot recommend this brush set enough; all of the brushes are super soft and great quality and they look very stunning.

Let me know if you have tried the Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set and what you think of the brushes!

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Benefit Roller Lash Super-Curling and Lifting Mascara | Elle Magazine Sample

When I saw that the new Benefit Roller Lash mascara was available as a mini-sample size in this months issue of Elle, I was extremely excited and desperate to get my hands on it. I loved the Benefit They're Real mascara and the Bad-Gal Lash mascara, and so I had very high hopes for their new edition.

After a couple of weeks of testing it out, I have completely fallen in love with mascara, it is all kinds of awesome!
The wand is plastic and has a sort of scoop-shape to it which makes getting to every lash very easy. I find the wand really grips to every lash and pulls it up so you get a curled effect to your lashes. It is also very lengthening and separating which is my favourite kind of mascara. It lasts super well throughout the day and I find it really easy to remove at the end of the day with the L'Oreal Micellar Water.    

Overall I am so impressed with the Roller Lash mascara as it curls, lengthens and separates my lashes really well.
 I will definitely be purchasing the full size when it is released on the 1st March, and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes long, curled lashes!

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Weekend Makeup | Valentines

 With it being Valentines Day, I thought I would share with you my easy weekend makeup look but with a slightly twist to make it more valentine-esque. 

I started with concealing my dark circles with the NARS Radiant Creamy concealer in the shade Vanilla and also on a couple of blemishes, and I then took the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in the lightest shade around my nose to conceal any redness. 
For foundation, I took the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush foundation as this gives a light finish which looks extremely natural. 
To warm up my face, I took the Body Shop Honey bronzer and then for blush I used the Hourglass Ambient Lighting blusher in Radiant Magenta. 
For the eyes I kept it really simple as I wanted most of the attention to be on the lips, so I took the Laguna bronzer from my NARS Guy Bourdin palette through the crease, and then I used the light champagne shade that is also in the palette on the lid to add some shimmer. I then took the new Benefit Roller Lash mascara on my lashes and to add some shape and definition to my brows, I used the Anastasia Brow Whiz in Medium Brown.
Lastly to complete this easy makeup look and to add a romantic feel to it, I took the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella and blended it out with my finger to make it slightly softer.

So that the super easy makeup I love wearing at the weekends, with an added pinky/red lip for Valentines day.

Whatever you are doing today, I hope you have a fab one!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

January Favourites | Beauty

Now that January is over, I am set ready for Spring, even though we still have February to get through!
Nonetheless I have got quite a few favourites to share with you that have all stood out to me throughout January. 

Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Luxury Palette
The Dolce Vita palette is a palette that is so raved about in the blogging and youtube community, I felt like I just had to try it. Aside from the seriously luxurious packaging, the eyeshadows are stunning and incredible quality. A full review will be coming soon, so watch out for that!

L'Oreal False Lash Flutter Butterfly Wing Effect Mascara
I have been really loving the L'Oreal Butterfly mascara as it gives amazing length and volume and really fans out my lashes. I find it very easy to apply and build up and it also lasts really well. 

NARS Lip Pencils in Cruella and Descanso
I have done a full review here about the NARS lip pencil set that I received for Christmas, but the two that really stood out to me were Cruella, a velvet matte pencil that is a beautiful dark berry shade, and Descanso, a satin pencil that is an easy to wear pink nude shade. They are both seriously stunning and are amazing quality as they're super easy to apply and last really well throughout the day.  

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick
The Bobbi Brown foundation stick is really nice for touch-ups and on-the-go. I particularly like using it on 'no makeup' makeup days as I can just apply to any blemishes or redness and blend it out and it leaves a natural coverage that is quite flawless. The coverage is really good yet it feels and looks like skin. It is amazing!

L'Oreal Lumi Magique Highlighting Pen
This is an old favourite of mine, and I decided to repurchase it again as my beloved NARS concealer ran out and I couldn't find the shade I wear anywhere. However, since using it again I have fallen back in love as it is so gorgeous at adding so much light to my skin. I like to use it over my Bobbi Brown corrector in a triangle shape under my eyes, and I find it brightens and lifts my whole face. It feels super light and is very easy to blend.

Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush and Eye Blender Brush
As you can see, I am having a bit of a moment with Bobbi Brown. After Anna raved about these two brushes, I just had to pick them up since they looked beautiful. The Full Coverage face brush is amazing at buffing in any foundation to achieve a flawless finish, and the Eye Blender brush is incredibly soft and fluffy, so I like to use it to set my concealer and to sweep it over my eyeshadow to blend out any harsh lines. Both brushes are amazing quality and wash really well, and neither have shed on me.

So they are my January favourites, and I think it has been a pretty good month beauty-wise as I have discovered some amazing products whilst rekindling my love for some others.

What are your January favourites?