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Thursday, 31 May 2012

Collective Haul plus mini reviews

Make Up

I purchased this in black originally and loved it. Great for the upcoming warm weather or holidays as they don't budge. 
I actually quite like the look of them and love that there are already a number of colours released including, Black, Purple, Blue, Silver Gold, Bronze and Gun Metal.

The two i picked up are a lovely deep metallic blue and a shimmery purple.
They are both creamy and pigmented.

Lovely creamy formula which is moisturising on the lips. Beehive is sheer and the lid is very loose but Barely Blush has good pigmentation and sturdy packaging.

I wasn't too keen on the drying feel of the lipstick but i like the overall look of the lipstick and gloss together. The glitter in the topcoat can be felt on the lips but it is not sticky.
Not all of the colours are matte and drying and have very good reviews but i personally wouldn't recommend this particular one.

Love the colours but can take a few layers for colour payoff with Wild Purple and Wild Green.
They are very cream and glide onto the eyelids nicely although they do crease.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012


(Braziliant Summer Collection 2011)
(Nice Stems Collection)


Revlon Top Speed in Guava
Opi I Pink I Love You

Red Lip Look

With the red lip becoming more and more popular i thought i would share my favorite and inexpensive lipstick and lipgloss.

Both of these can be worn lightly, blended in for a natural daytime look or worn normally and/or layered for a night time look.

Firstly is one by Mua - Make up Academy which is found in Superdrug and is only £1.

 The packaging is quite sturdy and the colour can been seen easily at the bottom of the tube which is great for finding in a hurry.


As for the lipstick, it has good pigmentation and is moisturising.
The colour is a pink berry red and has a subtle gold shimmer.

I normally wear it blended in if i want a slightly more natural look, it can work as a stain this way leaving a sheer wash of colour.

It is definitely not what you would expect for such a cheap lipstick but it means you can buy as many
 as you want without feeling guilty.

The lipgloss is Rouge Democratic 06 by Bourjois. It is a sheer, buildable, slightly shimmery pink toned red.

It has a balm like texture and is quite long lasting. Perfect to wear day or night. Rouge Democratic
(Can also be found in Boots and Superdrug)
I actually really like the packaging, it is slim and transparent.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Current Eyelash Combo

I am currently loving the new L'oreal False Lash Telescopic in Magnetic black folllowed by Maxfactor False Lash Effect in Black

I firstly use the Telescopic mascara to separate and lengthen my eyelashes after curling and then use the Maxfactor false lash to create volume.

There have been quite a few variations of the Maxfactor mascara including the 24 hour one which is black and purple. From research and my own opinion i am not a fan of it, my eyes felt irritated and i don't think it does as good a job as the original. 

The telescopic does a good job of lengthening and separating the lashes, it isn't clumpy and has good pigmentation.

The large brush of the Maxfactor mascara makes it perfect to fan out the outer lashes and create volume.

Both are priced at £10.99 

Collection 2000 Lasting Colour Gel Eyeliner

There has recently been a few gel eyeliners around by various brands such as Maybelline, Revlon, L'oreal and Rimmel.
Unlike the higher priced brands, the high street gel eyeliners only seem to carry a traditional black or brown.

Collection 2000 caught my eye as i already love their Shimmer Shades Blushalicious Blusher, Cream Puff Lip Cream, Glam Crystals and Hotlights Lip Gloss.

They have just released their Lasting Colour Gel Eyeliners in the regular black and brown but also to my joy, a Gold and Teal.

Unlike the other gel eyeliners, these pots are much smaller. They are said to last for 12 hours and come with hints on the back of the box.

The Gel liner is smooth and creamy to apply, the teal is very pigmented and metallic. The gold is not as pigmented but i've found it's ideal to apply to the inner corners of the eyes.

 For a highstreet brand, i am very impressed. The staying power is very good and hardly budged when i rubbed at the swatches on my hand. 
This is without a primer so i'm sure the result with one would be even better. Priced at £4.99 they are definitely worth trying out in my opinion.

(Collection 2000 lasting colour gel eyeliner in teal and gold, Urban Decay naked palatte virgin, sin, hustle, L'oreal Superliner carbon gloss in carbon black, L'oreal False lash telescopic in magnetic black, Maxfactor false lash effect mascara in black, Pixi endless silky eye pen in black, Benefit Browzings in dark.)

These are out in time for summer and i hope they will have more colours. They are due to be released on 16th may in Superdrug and Boots shortly after. I bought these with the 3 for 2 offer on at superdrug along with another Glam Crystals Eyeliner to add to my collection.
Collection 2000 Lasting Gel Eyeliner 

I also used the Teal colour on my lash line with an Eco Tools Angled Eye Brush

(Products used: Urban decay primer potion, Boujois smoky in 80 sparkling mocha, Pixi endless silky eye pen in black noir, L'oreal superliner in carbon black, L'oreal false lash telescopic in magnetic black,  Maxfactor lash effect in black, Urban decay naked palette virgin, sin, smog and darkhourse, Benefit browzings in dark)