Sunday, 10 April 2016

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour | Review


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There has been a huge influx of matte liquid lipsticks hitting the market recently- Mac, Kat Von D, Anastasia Beverly Hills, NYX however all these brands (apart from Mac) are difficult to get a hold of in the UK (although NYX is starting to be more available as Boots now stocks it hurrah!) so when I saw Revlon jumping on the matte liquid lipstick bandwagon I just had to get my hands on it. Revlon states that the Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor is a velvet matter finish. They use 100% wax free gel technology so the lipstick is lightweight, moisturising with an high definition pigment and matte finish. They are retailing at Boots and Superdrug for £8.99 but at the time of writing this blog post both stores have 3 for 2 offers across the Revlon line so now is a great time to try these out!

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I got two colours the pink tone lipstick is Devotion (top photo) and the nude colour is Seduction (bottom photo). The applicator is a flat doffer that tapers in at the end. This shape wand for me sits lovely on the lips as the applicator is perfectly curved to fit around them making the product apply evenly. I use the fine tip top to create a really precise line around the edge of my lips and one dip into the tube gives off the perfect amount of product so there is absolutely no waste or fuss with it.

The lipstick itself is something I have never tried before as you can really tell gel technology has been used. The texture is like a fine jelly that is soft and slightly thicker than other liquid lipsticks I've used in the past. Also with the product being gel based it is so comfortable to wear because it does not dry out at all so when I go to press my lips together I still can slide them which I personally love doing when wearing lipstick. However if you are looking for a ultra matte lipstick- this is not it, as I don't think it is very matte at all. However aside the missed placed marketing I throughly enjoy that it isn't a super matte cause they just pull all the moisture out of my lips.

It is strongly scented of, what I believe, to be a vanilla melon smell. I personally love the scent but I have read a lot of reviews where people are disgusted by it so I would recommend smelling this product before trying it as the smell does linger on the lips for awhile after applying. In terms of lasting power, it is fairly decent. It doesn't stay on well after eating but it doesn't fade badly either so re-applying is so easy. Some matte lipsticks for me tend to cake and flake when I re-apply more of the lipstick on top of the existing layer but this product doesn't do this at all. It just blends in nicely with the existing lipstick. Both shades are amazing on the lips however I personally gravitate towards Seduction more than Devotion as Seduction pulls more pink on me but in a very subtle way that I love. I have been so in love with this lipstick I can honestly say, hand to heart, that I have worn these non-stop since buying them.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Primark | PS Make Up Fixing Spray


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I know Primark have had their PS beauty line out for awhile now but I have never tried anything from it. I have heard raving reviews about their lip liners but when I was in the store I didn't see a colour that interested me but I noticed at the bottom of the shelf that they sold Make Up Fixing Spray. I recently have bought make up sponges and thought that the spray would be a good alternative from having to dampen the sponge with water as it will help the make up stay on for longer. I admit I had very little expectations for this and half believed that it would break me out or give me a horrible rash. After trying this spray for a few weeks now I can pleasantly say that this is a decent little product here. I wouldn't go as far as saying it is a replacement for the Urban Decay Setting Spray but it does help lock in my make up for the day. The only big negative for me is the smell as it just screams chemicals but if you can push that to one side then I can't truly fault it.

Like I said earlier I intended to use this to dampen my sponge- which it did brilliantly and assisted in my foundation sticking to my skin better but I also tried spraying it directly on the face after applying make up. Once sprayed it does leave my skin a little sticky but this fades quickly. It doesn't interrupt the finish look of my make up so if I am aiming for a dewy finish it keeps it looking dewy as well as keeping my skin look matte if that is the finish I was intending. I was lucky enough that this didn't break me out. Considering the price is only £2.00 I can't complain as it did more than what I was expecting it to do.
 

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