MAC's Pink Nouveau was a complete on-a-whim purchase for me. I had gone in to get another Créme Cup and they were all out at the Liverpool store so I thought f*ck it, I'm on a pink journey lately so I'll buy the pinkest lipstick I can find and here we are!
MAC's satin formula never failed to amaze me. It's thick but nowhere near as thick as Illamasqua lipsticks. It's completely moisturising and it stays on my lips for a good few hours. It's a perfect lipstick. It's nowhere near matte but it's nowhere near a sheen supreme either... it's at that perfect place in the middle!
It's definitely a pink with blue undertones which makes your teeth look a lot whiter.
It also transfers a lot lighter on the lips, I find.
If you're looking for a Barbie pink... this is it!
Buy it online for £13.50 or in your nearest store!
It's not secret that I'm a huge fan of Revlon and especially of their lipsticks BUT I have always just bought their Matte or Super Lustrous collection. One because they're amazing, two because I like my lipstick packaging to match in my lipstick slots and three because the ColorBurst lipsticks usually have some shimmer in there and I tend to avoid that.
I DO love this packaging it's a quilted design a lá Chanel so instantly my eyes widened and I love the block of the colour on top. Easy to see which I'd like to wear when they're stood up. I always love Revlon's packaging anyway.
I tried to catch the subtle blue shimmer in the lipstick but failed miserably, lol. It's a bright pink with a blue untertone and then some blue shimmer. You do notice it on the lips but only if you know what you're looking for!
It's in the colour Carnation and you can buy it here!
This lipstick is moisturising, non-greasy, vibrant... it's only downside for me is that it doesn't last too long. I went into town with my boyfriend for less than an hour... we browsed, got a Starbucks blend *which has a straw so...* and when we got back to the car about 50 minutes later... not a trace of it left!
It is £7.99 which is the higher end of the drugstore/highstreet make up scale but it's still just over half price of my beloved Illamasqua lipsticks so yes, it does fade quickly but you can apply it as much as you want at that price!
I do have my eye on a few more but this one is my perfect colour for now.
I discovered the lip butters last year when my lips were dry and I'd had such a bad day. I remember because the lady in the store was so lovely to me when I was sopping wet and looking like a drowned rat. She really made my day and she gave me a hairband to tie my wet hair up and a wipe for my running mascara. Needless to say, I prefer waterproof eye products now and if there was a 'till lady of the century' award... I'd fight her corner all the way!
My prefer the Shea Butter version by a long shot! It's my kind of taste/smell!
The Mango smells absolutely disgusting to me! But then again I hate all Mango products. All of the scents are sickly when used a lot but if you just smudge a little on your lips then you'll be fine. If you're pregnant and your smelling abilities are at superhero level... avoid these, lol.
They do leave residue on your lips but because the Shea and Mango are less transparent so they show a lot more.
As you can see on the right >>>>
Personally I love these Lip Butters *ignoring the mango smell is hard*. I don't use them during the day but I love to slather them on at night so I wake up with a moisturised, soft pout in the morning.
It's one of those products that varies in reviews depending on each person's preference. It's not universally loved and it's not universally hated.
You're the judge on this one... this is just my two cents.
All About Me was my third lipstick from Topshop. I'd lusted over it for a while but I wanted Brighton Rock more and then I wanted to buy a few nudes and I loved the look of Nevada *wish I'd bought this one instead*...
It is definitely the most vivid and yet the deepest lipstick I've come across after MAC's Girl About Town. It's a blue toned pink that makes your teeth glow white.
I'm very pale so it stands out like crazy. I think it'd suit all skin types as long as you dare to wear it!
The Topshop lipsticks are amazing to me as they're quite matte which I love. Their texture is lush and they're quite thick so one swipe would do!
It does stain a little so you have to scrub a little harder to get it off your lips but it's worth it if it lasts all day, right?
I think so.
9/10 for me!
It's scored down because it does cling a little to dry bits so I have to keep on top form with moisturising my lips!
Mikey hates when I kiss him with bright lipsticks on especially MAC's Girl About Town as it stains a little, lol.
I dropped a WHOLE mug of tea right into my top make up drawer which holds most of my lipsticks and blushers and then all of my brushes and eye products minus my palettes. Thank gosh that only that one was open.
Found these shoes in the back of my wardrobe. Never worn and so lush. I usually stick to my wedges but these are delish.
Mummy dearest and I went to our favourite café. It's our favourite because all of the birds come so close to get crumbs. So cute.
Mikey took me to see this movie FINALLY. It was a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Right up my alley. Perfect.
He took me to dinner just before it too at Bella Italia... I love salmon. Yum.
Harry lounging around. Such a huge cat. My laptop is actually pretty big and it looks like a netbook next to him.
Teasing my hair. Always fun when I look like this.
Favourite eye of the moment. All Urban Decay shadows. Virgin, Busk, Sin & Zephyr.
We went to a steam rally and I got to hold an owl. They had eagles, hawks, owls and vultures. Gorgeous.
I'd always wanted to try China Glaze and only saw it on YouTube videos but I couldn't find it anywhere.
I love living in a small, rural city but that is the biggest downside... having to go to big cities just for a lipstick or a nail lacquer.
I nearly dropped dead when I saw a Sally's was opening and then I saw that gigantic OPI stand. That was amazing but I already tried OPI and then just to the left of it... there it was... the hallelujah music started and I almost let out a tear.
The first one I saw was Poinsettia. It's a bright red that stayed on my nails a whole two weeks before if even chipped once *top coat included of course*. It is on par with OPI. Neither better than the other for me. I just prefer the China Glaze price tag.
I paid £7 for Poinsettia and then got Rich & Famous and Skate Night on sale for £3.50 each. Bargain alert!
I am in love with Rich & Famous. It's my go-to polish if I'm unsure of what to wear. It brightens up my day whenever I look down and see that bright, beautiful pink!
Skate Night is definitely my least favourite of the three but it is a staple in Winter. It's a dark red with gold shimmer in it. It is very pretty.
If you knew ever walked into my bedroom... the first thing you would see is my fragrance collection. I have perfumes, scented oils, body mists. I just love to smell as good as possible and my collection is ever-expanding. These are the new scents on my wishlist!