Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Red Luscious Lips for Winter!

 Now as we’re reaching into the coldest part of the year I always feel conscious of wearing bright colour on my lips in case of cracking from dry winter lips. But lately, I figured out a simple and effective routine for making sure my coloured lips look and feel great throughout this season!
Now for this look I’ve chosen a deep red from Avon as its one of my favourites to wear for winter called Really Rosy from the Avon Ultra Colour Rich Mega Impact Lipstick collection. I love this range from Avon as the colour is definitely rich and has a creamy texture which glides on the lips beautifully, even better it contains spf 15 and even though we are in winter lips can still get damaged as the top layer is so fragile.

In total I use 4 products
  • A lip scrub from lush or you can just use any sugar mixed with a bit of lip balm.
  • I use Vaseline in cocoa butter.
  • My chosen lipstick.
  • A gloss to seal and create a shine, I use Lancome’s juicy wear top coat in clear.

To begin I prep my lips by removing any excess dead skin by using my lip scrub. I simply rub it into my lips and lick it off as it tastes delicious, if yours doesn’t taste nice you can remove it by using a wet cotton wool pad.

Then I apply a generous amount of lipbalm to my lips and allow it to soak in for a minute.

I then apply my lipstick first to the outline of my lips to mimic lipliner and then all over for a full coverage. You can then blot with tissue and reapply to make sure its long lasting.

Once this is applied I then take my clear gloss and apply all over to help seal and give a lovely shine to the lips.

And volia, lips that will last all day throughout the winter weather with no cracking!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Barry M Deal and 154 New Nude Review

So, I was in my local Boots and I came across the Barry M as usual, and then seen there was an offer, spend £6 or more and receive a free limited edition silver glitter varnish. How could I resist? Well I did and 4 days later I was back to actually purchase it!

I bought the eyeliner in 'Gold' for £2.99 and the new lip paint in 254 - Pale Nude and received a lovely varnish free! (Worth £3.99)

Now the gold eyeliner is pretty typical, a beautiful glisten which will look lovely on bronzed and nude eyes for that added effect. I'm quite surprised as I usually find light eyeliners not as long lasting but this one lasts quite well!

Then I got the new edition to the lip paint collection in 154 - Pale Nude. I don't really venture towards nude lipsticks, especially Barry M as I've had a bad experience with one in the past, it was waxy, foundation like and just didn't suit my complexion but after hearing that there was suspected change in the formula I thought i'd give it a go to add to my lipstick collection. Surprisingly, I love it! Now I admit, due to the winter I need to scrub my lips and apply lip butter but its worth it! This lipstick will probably be a handbag essential as I love it.

You can see my chapped lips still in the photo but I blame the winter weather! So hopefully once they clear up the lipstick will look a lot smoother

And just to show you, this is my previous Barry M lip paint in 101- Marshmellow a very pale nude, that was waxy and always cracked on the lips. Opposed to the New shade 154 - Pale Nude, which appears to have a new formula as it is much more creamier. Definitely advise anyone to go for the 154 and stay away from 101!

Now just to quickly show you the free varnish, I wasn't expecting miracles as it is free but it'd look lovely on tips or on top of a varnish for the Christmas season, now ignore the state of my nails! Waitressing really does ruin them!

Anyway, Sorry this is so long winded but I should hopefully be updating a bit more frequently as I break up from college next Tuesday for the holidays and I'll be going on a shopping spree! So a big haul will be coming up in a couple of weeks so stay tuned.