Wednesday, 30 December 2015

New Years Eve Extravaganza - Glamour Smokey Eye Look feat. UD Naked Smoky

Hello Ladies :) Happy New Years Eve eve !! Yes it's a thing lol. I promised to show you the look I'll be wearing this NYE and I come with dark smokey eye proposition. I can't seem to stay away from Naked Smoky and have been using it throughout December. This time a little more cat eye and darker than I usually go for. Hope you'll like it :)




Base & Contour:

Collection Illuminating Foundation in Porcelain gives the perfect glow to my skin. Offering some coverage but without looking cakey, it's my favourite drugstore foundation at the moment. Makeup Revolution Ultra Cream Contour palette is a drugstore contour dream for pale skinned. I've been testing it all December and so far so good - you can see how much I'm loving the contour shade ;) I used a two matte shades to concelar my under eye area and I also used the white highlight to accentuate high points of my face :)

Lips:

Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien is a perfect nude shade, it gives enough colour and it's a perfect mix between nude and purple - gorgeous formula glides on and keeps lips moisturised - ready for that midnight kiss. Yes, lasting power is something else but having to re-apply is easy thanks to the shade and formula, you can do it blind lol

Brows:

I tried to keep my brows more straight and only a little filled in with NYC Brow Pencil in Sable





Eyes:

I used matte highlight shade from MUR palette as a primer and applied some NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean to the outer corner blending it into the cat eye shape. After blending the pencil base I started playing with Naked Smoky. I concentrated on the outer corner building up Black Market on the cat eye shape created earlier. I wanted the look to be blended but with a visible cat eye effect and no eye liner. After I was happy with the intensity of the Black Market, I added Combust just above it and in the crease to help with blending and to create a more of a 3D effect. In the mid lid I blended out the black with a little Password to create a more smooth transition. To build up the colour I added Armor in the mid lid. It's such a pretty shade and it worked beautifully to transition from black. In the inner corner I added a mixture of High and Thirteen. I wasn't happy with the intensity of the highlight, so I grabbed my Zoeva enTaupe and applied Spun Pearl with my finger concentrating on the inner corners and adding a bit to the mid lid as well to blend it all together. 


For the bottom lid I blended out Armor concentrating in the outer corner and blending it inwards. I then blended it out slightly from the below using a Combust shade. I added bit more of Spun Pearl  from Zoeva palette to inner corners to complete this look.

I used L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes So Couture to ensure my lashes are thick and oh so black and that completed my eye look. I skipped the falsies, as I rarely wear them, but of course you can use them to even further accentuate the darkness of the eye.

Here you have it the finished look. I really love it and I hope you'll like it too. As usual your critique is very important to me so don't be shy :) I hope you all have an amazing New Years Eve Party and welcome new year 2016 with open arms. I wish you all a very happy New Year, filled with love and laughter. See you in the New Year :)
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Dorota x

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Monday, 28 December 2015

BLOGMAS #9: WHAT I GOT FOR CHRISTMAS 2015? MINI BEAUTY AND FASHION HAUL FEAT TOPSHOP, MAC, KIKO

Happy holidays :)I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and spent it with your loved ones :) Today I'd like to share with you what I found under my tree this year. I love watching and reading posts like that so I hope you'll like it too :) I won't be swatching the products, as I usually do with my reviews, as I plan to post more in depth review, once I test it out some more :) I've got totally spoiled this year with a little beauty & clothes so let's start :)

I can't believe this now marks the end of my first ever Blogmas - it's been a great fun planning for Christmas with all of you. Thank you for following my December journey with me x






Topshop MOTO Leigh ripped jeans - RPR £40.00 

I really love this pair, makes your backside look extra curvy & I absolute love it. Got these from my mom as I always get some clothes and this year mom done good :)

Dorothy Perkins monochrome sheer classic look shirt RPR £25.00

Another wardrobe add on from mom. It'll look amazing with my new Topshop pair or combined with more classic workwear. Love it.

Suede Gloves RPR £25.00

I always loose gloves so mom got me another pair. They look super lush and I hope I'll get to enjoy them for more than a week as per usual lol

MAC Pigments (mini size) £10.00 each in Kitschimas, Rose and Naked

I got these from a good friend & I love all the shades. I will be doing a separate review on all of them and they will most definitely feature in future makeup looks. Glad to see mini options in MAC repertoire as it's pretty much impossible to use up full size products, unless you're a pro ;)






Ellie Goulding for MAC Only You Lipstick RPR £17.00

This is 1st out of 2 presents I presented myself with. I love MAC limited editions and wanted to see what a collaboration with Ellie has to offer so I chose a lipstick. Only You looks like a very pleasant every day peachy nude and I'm looking forward to using it. Review coming soon :)

Ellie Goulding for MAC 217 SE Blending Brush RPR £22.00

Finally got my hands on famous 217 brush and I must say I was wrong about it when I previously walked away from it in the shop. Bristles are super soft and I like the way they're cut. I will be putting this one to the test and so far I love the limited design. Super pretty.

Kiko Long Lasting Stick (8 hr no-transfer eyeshadow) in 05 & 36

I chose these two shades whilst shopping with mom and she got me them for Christmas. What a lovely pair. I already have one Kiko eyeshadow stick in 06 and I love the formula so I'm really looking forward to using these as shades are just beautiful and long-wearing. I will be doing in depth review on these so stay tuned.

This concludes my mini beauty/fashion haul from under the tree. Santa has been so good to me this year and I just love all the pressies I got :) What did you find under your tree this year? Let me know in the comments section below. And I will see you on Wednesday with my take on NYE makeup look. 

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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

BLOGMAS #8: LET IT SHINE - CHRISTMAS PARTY MAKEUP WITH A HINT OF COLOUR

Hello my beauties. I'm running a tag on Instagram #7daysofchristmas and today is day 3 so I'm combining Blogmas with it and coming to you with a new proposition for a Christmas Party Makeup (JOIN ME BY USING THE HASHTAG & TAGGING ME IN YOUR PHOTOS). Be that an office party, night out with your boy or a hitting the town with girls, you need to look fabulous and ready to take on another parteee in December :) I love a good smokey eye so I thought I will play it safe and go for chocolate brown with a hint of gold and a little green to make it a lot more festive. This will go brilliantly for a New Years Eve if you perhaps make it even more interesting with a feline flick line :)





Base:

For my primer I choose Emite Make-Up Diamond Heart Illuminating Base Primer. It gives your skin a little luminosity and makes foundation just glides on afterwards. It fills your pores a little but I wouldn't recommend it for an oily skin. I then added a bit more glow by applying So Susan Statement Skin Highlighting Crayon in Star Light. It gives some serious glow without being too much. I wanted to keep it in between between luxury/pro and drugstore so I chose my new addiction to the base family: Collection Illuminating Touch Foundation in Porcelain. All of the above I'm still hard at testing so I will leave my conclusions to the later posts, but so far so good. I like the foundation for giving me a light to medium coverage with a luminosity, here brought up to good strobing lever by add on of the highlighter underneath. I wanted to keep my skin as light as possible so I added a highlighter (Collection Illuminating Touch Brightening Concealer in 1 Naked) for my under eye first, blended it in by tapping motion with my fingers and added a tad of Collection Lasting perfection Concealer in 1 Fair to the mini triangle in the inner corner going towards the nose. I wanted that area to be as smooth and light as possible so it looks refreshed. I set it with MUA Pro-Base Prime & Conceal Powder but left the base powder-less. 

Cheeks/Contour:

For my "create me a cheekbone" needs I used Freedom Makeup Pro Glow in Roar. This is a strong party bronzer as it's dark but also pretty cool toned. It's satin to matte finish gives you great results and it's so easy to blend even thought the colour's so dark. It works on me and I'm as pale as a ghost. It also gives me the most define cheekbones ever so hell yeah to Freedom for this one. I finished off my cheeks with a little extra than I usually do of a Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Seductive Pink. Remember camera will "eat up" the colour so a little extra won't hurt anybody in the evening :)

Eyes:




Ah the playtime. And play I did lol. I used MAC Paint Pot in Painterly to prime my eyelids. I then added Color Tattoo Leather Effect in Chocolate Suede across the whole mobile lid. I didn't blend it out to high just in the crease with Freedom's Roar to deepen up the crease and to set it with powder product at the same time. I then added Makeup Revolution Pure Pigment in Agonise on nearly entire lid just leaving out the inner corner and a bit of outer corner where I decided to add a little Roar again to darken in up a bit. I used NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk on the entire lower lid and applied my main contestant - the colour. I had to use my beautiful Urban Decay Vice 4 again and I was inspired by the look Dagmara created for our Vice 4 collab (check out her and my posts here, if you missed it), so I chose C-Note for the entire lower lash line building up the colour until I was happy with it. I then added a little Essence Kajal Pencil in 25 Feel The Mari-Time to my waterline to intensify the effect of the lower lid. I blended it with some more C-Note. I then added a bit of Grasshopper in the outer lower lid corner and a little Roar to blend it out there (to slightly connect upper and lower lid). I wanted even more sparkle so I topped of the middle of the upper lid with Flame applied wet - what a colour !!! I added Makeup Revolution Eye Foil in Rose Gold to the inner corner and slightly blended it out outwards. I finished my eye with two coats of Urban Decay Perversion Mascara.

Lips:

I wanted a wow effect and needed it to be purplish to go in line with my new slightly purple pastel ombre so I chose MAC Rebel because why the hell not :) You can pair it with a red lip or nude if you so wish but hey I went purplish lol 



I hope you like the finished look and as usual I'm awaiting your critique :) Can't believe it's already Blogmas part 8... 3 sleeps to Christmas people!!! Are you excited? What's your plans for this magical time? Let me know in the comments below because I'm nosey like that <3

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Monday, 21 December 2015

BLOGMAS #7 CHRISTMAS STOCKING FILLERS - MY TIPS TO PERSONALISE STORE BOUGHT GIFT SETS FEAT. YANKEE CANDLE, SOAP & GLORY AND MORE

4 sleeps to Christmas and Blogmas part 7 is here so let's talk about gifting your friends for Christmas. This is my 3rd proposition this year. I talked about luxury gifting here and medium range here. Today I'd like to show you my super easy and also cheaper option for gifting your friends. It involves Boots 3 for 2 on gift sets and creating your own personalised gifts :) Let's see shall we? 





Firstly I visited Wilko and bought few mini gift bags. I wanted mine to be in more of a vintage tone so I choose recycled paper and natural tones :) They only cost 50p per bag so you're saving yourself a small fortune comparing them to any other shop. I also got some ribbons, wooden tree baubles and chocolate money to add to the gift bags ;)

Second I went to Boots and on their Christmas gift set sale I got 2, one being 12 votive candle set from Yankee Candle, all in Christmas scents and secondly, I purchased Soap & Glory Soaprise Christmas Cracker set.  What a cracking day of Christmas shopping :) 

I added one cracker each to the bag as well as some ribbons and chocolate money to inside of the bag for the added wow effect. I also placed 2 mini candles each and topped it off with a bottle of a nail polish. I had few to spare but again you can purchase them separately. 

And voila, my Christmas mini beauty bags for my girlfriends are complete. They represent me a lot as there's some beauty treats hidden inside and I choose the nail polish as they all enjoy doing their nails. I tried to ensure the shade is something they would definitely wear, but maybe something they wouldn't think of to pick for themselves. Ranging from OPI through Essie and Nails Inc there's something there for everyone.

This is super easy way to put a personal stamp on the gift, as well as being very thoughtful, it's also fun to play around with different ideas. I hope my girls like their little sets and have a wonderful, Yankee Candle smelling Christmas. Don't forget that choosing a price range for your gift is super important and you don't want to overwhelm someone. It's lovely to be given a gift that's thoughtful, yet easy on the wallet, as it feels less committing :)

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Dorota x

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Friday, 18 December 2015

BLOGMAS #6: BEST XMAS PRESENT FOR MAKEUP OBSESSED - ZOEVA ENTAUPE EYE BRUSHES SET

Hello and welcome to Blogmas part 6. It's officially Christmas in 7 days and I'm so excited I can barely contain myself <3 I'd like to show you and do a little review on the most amazing new eye brushes set from Zoeva, that are perfect for any brush maniac such as myself. It's also mid price range so it's a little ore affordable than the last gift I presented you with from Hourglass (check it out here). 



This 6 piece set is everything you need to create any daytime or evening eye look. With 3 blending brushes, detailer brush, brow and eyeliner brushes as well a brush to define and blend lower lid, there's really nothing missing from this set. It's comes in a lovely Zoeva makeup bag, perfect to pop in in your bag for your daly adventures :) I really like the design of the brush handles as it matches perfectly the newly launched Zoeva enTaupe eyeshadow palette (I did a little review on it here). I like the deep taupe colour of the handles with geometric lines. As per usual brushes are named and numbered clearly on the handle. Bristles are cut to the perfection and they are of the same quality as the original Zoeva brushes. Let's see what's included shall we?



Zoeva 227 Luxe Soft Definer - perhaps the most well known dupe for MAC 217, with its shape and super soft bristles. It's multi-use too as because of it's shape you can apply and blend at the same time. One of my favourite brushes !!!

Zoeva 228 Luxe Crease - great blending brush. Super soft longer bristles make blending easy and quick. 

Zoeva 230 Luxe Pencil - great for more detailed shadow application and blending. Superb to apply darker shade in putter corner or on the lower lid. 

Zoeva 238 Luxe Precise Shader - great, tiny detailer brush. Want to add a little sparkle to your inner corners or mid lid? This one's for you :) I know it's not something you necessarily need, but it's so useful to me, I now have two ;)

Zoeva 317 Wing Liner - best eyeliner brush in the world. Yes I may exaggerate but it's so good !!! You can create the tiniest line ever. Also great for brows. Need a second one for sure !!!

Zoeva 322 Brow Line - great brush for smudging your liner or for less precise brow :) I have two of these and they come handy but it's the least used one for me in the set.


Here you have it. Great mini eye set from Zoeva in superb enTaupe design. I really love it and I think it will make a perfect Christmas for brushes enthusiast :) Quality of these is amazing and for the price they make a perfect mid price range choice <3


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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

BLOGMAS #5 - MY EASY EVENING PAMPER ROUTINE. EFFECTIVE SKINCARE FOR WINTER.

Hello ladies :) It's Blogmas part 5 already !!! Week before Xmas I'm coming to you with my super easy but also effective evening skincare routine. I turned 30 this year and winter seems to be making my super dry skin even more flaky, if that's even possible. I had to turn this around and introduced some superb moisturising as well as some acids to help with getting rid of the dry bits. It's also super easy and involves only 3 products - that is after my 3 step cleansing of course (more about that in New Year) lol Hope you'll enjoy <3


After cleansing I use NIP+FAB GLYCOLIC FIX NIGHT PADS EXTREMEThere's 60 pads in there so 2-3 months of winter sorted :) They aren't the cheapest out there, but I find, I use them a lot at night as they are so handy. I love Nip+Fab in general. Their masks, creams, serums are definitely on top of the skincare I love. They contain 5% glycolic acid with an addition a salicylic acid which help to refine pores, brighten the complexion and de-congest the skin. They are brilliant at improving my skin natural exfoliation process. I use them at night probably around 3-4 times a week. Website states that for sensitive skin you may want to reduce that to once a week, but I haven't had any bad reaction to them. The addition of lactic acid makes my skin really smooth and toned, as it removes dead cells and toxins from the skin , and the hyaluronic acid keeps the skin hydrated and makes it look plump and soft.  Superb product in my opinion and so easy to use. Smells great too :) RPR £14.95

Next on the list of goody goods for my skin is GLAMGLOW THIRSTYMUD HYDRATING TREATMENT. On the days when I know I need that extra hydration (currently 2-3 times a week) I use my trusty Glamglow. You can use it as part of your daily routine, on the days where you find yourself with extra half hour in the morning, apply for 10-20 minutes and rinse off with warm water for moisturising boost. I tend to use it at night as whatever's in that little jar works its magic best when left overnight in my opinion. When I use this, I tend to skip serum as it's just works wonders on its own. I wake up with smooth, softer than soft skin in the morning. Worth every penny. RPR £49.99

Last but not least is my newest addition to my nighttime routine. ORIGINS PLANTSCRIPTION™ ANTI-AGING POWER EYE CREAM is just incredible. It's super rich so I tend to use it at night, but also light enough, so it can be used twice daily as it goes on nicely underneath your makeup. I can already see a massive difference in my under-eye area. It feels softer and hydrated and maybe even slightly less wrinkled? I've been using it since Black Friday (hello -20% off on Origins in John Lewis lol) and it quickly became a favourite. It's not cheap but I'm a firm believer in investing in a good skincare. This face - you only get it once !!! RPR £38.00

That's it my dolls. I hope you enjoyed a little look in to my super easy, 3 product only guide to my winter skincare pamper :) It's a little on a pricey point so I apologise, if it's not up everyone's street but I've been loving this combo lately and ladies IT WORKS. 


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Monday, 14 December 2015

UNBOX WITH ME: THE ROSE GOLD EDIT BY GLOSSYBOX & REALLY REE, DECEMBER 2015

Hello Glossybox. It'd been a while since I've been so taken by any special edit and here we are. The Rose Gold Edit is a special one, because of its gorgeous packaging and the collaboration with the one and only stunning Really Ree. She's such an inspiration to any budding blogger and following her journey for a long time now, I can see how heavily inspired this box truly is. 

Glossybox & Really Rae December collaboration: The Rose Gold Edit


From left: So Susan Highlighter Pencil, Essense Liquid Lipstick in Show Off

Packaging as usual is a stunner, this time a stunner covered in rose gold. If there were ever a better box - please remind me, as I keep staring at this beauty, not wanting to let go - LOL ;) Even the little ribbon goes nicely with the theme and with celebration in mind, let's see what December's festive edition has brought us this time.

Cheeky Chat Me Up Nail Paint in Gold Digger (full size - £7.00)

Cheeky offers us a healthier alternative to the nail paint. 3 free nail paints are free of Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, and Formaldehyde, making it a smarter choice as prolong use of these chemicals can affect your health. Polish is well pigmented, 2 coats is all you need for the perfect mani. I wouldn't personally go for all gold nails but it will work nicely as an accent nail or you can brave it and go all out :)

So Susan Statement Skin Highlighter Pencil (full size - £15.00)

I have tried quite a few products from So Susan and have never been impressed by their formula. It makes me super happy to admit that for the first time I have nothing bad to say about their product. Formula is creamy and glides on the skin. Bullet applicator is precise enough, making application a piece of cake. No glitter or micro glitter in sight making this an awesome creamy highlighter. Perfect to pop in to handbag for a bit of glow during a day. Did I mention the colour? It's champagne but light enough for even the palest of skin!!  For all of you the strobing maniacs (I can't be the only one right?) it's the one to look out for.

Essence Liquid Lipstick in Show Off (full size - £2.50)

Another great addition to the box. Essence isn't the most expensive brand, it's actually really cheap, yet with a game of interesting and quality products. I tried the liquid lipstick range before and they are super comfortable to wear. Pigmentation is ok, bit patchy when swatched but gives a nice wash of colour. It stays on the lip for up to 3 hours, pigment isn't as strong as to give them a wash of colour after gloss is gone. Show Off is a gorgeous shade, perfect for the party season.

Êntre Belle Golden Skin Caviar Eye Roll On (deluxe sample - full size RPR £30.66)

Part of the Golden Skin Caviar range from the German company. The addition of Pullulan makes this eye care gem great tightening effect cream. Roller will give you the instant cooling effect to the delicate area, which instantly reduces puffiness. I would recommend keeping it in the fridge for the added effect. Perfect as an addition to the morning routine. Pullulan will not have lasting tightening effect, so the results will mainly be temporary, but the rest of the active ingredients will make up for it by providing lasting effects in firming the eye area and reducing the dark circles and puffiness. 

Darphin 8 Flower Nectar Oil Cream (deluxe sample - full size RPR £65.00)

Hybrid oil cream combining the soothing effect of both. With the addiction of already cult 8 flower nectar from 280 petals it provides both deep moisturising and soothing effect as well as being a pure indulgence to the skin. This is on the pricey side, but I have been eyeing it on Space NK for a while now, so super pleased to be able to test it out. Cream has a very interesting texture, goes on cream and changes in a beautifully supple oil. It feels light yet rich on the skin. Super luxury product addiction and nice sample size.

Starskin Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Mask (full size - £8.50 for one)

Red carpet ready mask is a pre-treatment for perfect looking makeup application. In 20-25 minutes it promises to deeply moisturise and awaken dull complexion, in time for the makeup application. It creates a dewy complexion. Perfect add on as a 6th product to the box and for the party season. I will be giving it a go prior to New Years Eve makeup and see how amazing it truly is. 

That's it ladies. Amazing party season ready December Glossybox is now unboxed and ready for testing :) Which products did you like best? I am all over the skincare this month with Darphin hybrid cream and Êntre Belle eye roll on closely second. From makeup I am all up for a bit of strobing action with my new favourite from So Susan. Two festive boxes are no longer the mystery. Did you prefer Birchbox or Glossybox this month? I did a review on Birchbag only recently so if you missed it, you can check it out here.

*Little blog info*

I decided to change the times my posts will be published each week. I am now back to full time hours at work so I will be publishing 3 times a week from now on. Posts will be published at 10 am GMT on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 1-2 extra posts a month will be published on either Saturday or Sunday as a bonus. As you can see I'm only really stopping 2-3 posts a month but it'll give me time to both work and blog without having to sacrifice on my friends and family time. It's a balancing act so please bear with me, as I try to live my life without having to sacrifice anything I love :)

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Dorota x

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Saturday, 12 December 2015

BLOGMAS #4: RED POUT - MY FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS LIPSTICKS (WITH HAND AND LIP SWATCHES)

Hello Christmas !! It's Blogmas part 4 and I really hope you're liking it as much as I do :) Today it's all about the red lip. Red lip is my signature style, I rarely leave the house without it. I prefer mattes, of course, but during Christmas I don't mind a little shine - I think it feels very festive and make your lips appear fuller. Minus the lasting power of course, but what lipstick will ever survive 5000 plus calories per sitting anyway? ;) 



From left: Duel Matte, Cherry Pop, Kiss, Gladiolus, Siren in Scarlet, Kiss Me You Fool, Firestorm, Make Me Crazy
I thought of what shades and brands I'm going to include in my favourites and was totally surprised that I managed to keep it under 10 lol. Then I tried to reduce that to top 5 and failed miserably.  But I have 8 fairly inexpensive favourites for you, so if you'd like to see which shades I'll be wearing this month - please read on :)

Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro in Duel Matte RPR £2.49


True red, slightly warm toned matte. I think it's very wearable for both daytime and evening and it will suit most skin tones. Good pigmentation. Wear time up to 5 hours. It feels comfortable on the lip even after few hours. It may accentuate dry bits so prep your lip before application.

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Cherry Pop RPR £16.00


Cool toned satin red with a hint of purple. You may skip the primer here as it has one in the formula. It feels very moisturising on the lip and comfortable to wear. Good pigmentation. Wear time 3-4 hours if you don't eat in the meantime.

Lord & Berry Crayon Lipstick in Kiss RPR £10.00


Orange toned red matte finish. Great pigmentation and comfortable to wear. As it's matte you may want to prime your lip as it can feel drying after couple of hours. Wear time is decent, 4 hours plus.

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Gladiolus  RPR £7.99


True red with gloss finish. Great pigmentation. Very creamy so lip liner is a must as it may bleed. Wear time isn't great and it will last 1-2 hours tops. It wears off nicely though so some pigment left afterwards. It looks beautiful when first applied although such creamy formula means application with lip brush is a must.

Maybelline Creamy Mattes in Siren in Scarlet RPR £6.99


Cool toned true red with semi matte finish. Good pigmentation and wears comfortably on the lip for up to 6 hours. Wears off nicely too. I would suggest priming your lip as with any matte finish it may dry your lips slightly. Application with the brush makes it easier to work with.

Rimmel Provocalips in Kiss Me You Fool RPR £6.99


True red with semi matte to satin finish. Neutral toned. Looks glorious when applied. Dual ended. Ok pigmentation, can be builded up. Wear time up to 8 hours including eating and drinking (need to test the kiss me you fool part lol). Easy application from both applicator but I prefer to finish up the contour with a lip brush for that 'perfect' lip effect.

Makeup Revolution Lip Lava in Firestorm RPR £2.99


Intense red with gloss finish. Liquid lipstick that's easy on the pocket but with expensive looking finish. Easy to apply too much with the applicator so I suggest lip brush instead. Gives the effect of the full lip and looks so pretty when dry. Long wearing - up to 5 hours with light snack and drinks.

Freedom Makeup Pro Lipstick Pro Red in Make Me Crazy RPR £1.00


The lightest coral red shade. May not be my favourite red but I'm aware not everyone feel comfortable with true red statement lip. Formula sits comfortably on the lip and satin finish means lips feel moisturised. Wear time up to 2 hours. Pigmentation is ok but needs building up. Best applied straight from the bullet.


If I had to choose one for daytime I would go either Iconic Pro Duel Matte or Maybelline Creamy Mattes in Siren in Scarlet. Evening outings I'd go for either Rimmel Provocalips or MUR's Lip Lava. I hope you like my Christmas reds selection. Let me know which ones you like best? Is there any others  you would recommend for me to try? Sound off in the comments below :) Enjoy your weekend ladies x x x

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