Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick (Amore) – Review

IMG_2839I’ve been on the hunt for this lipstick for a while since seeing a swatch of it online. I bought this from Marks and Spencer for £15. It’s a beautiful mauve-plum shade of lipstick which follows the 90’s lip trend. In the tube this has a slight shimmer which is very subtle and doesn’t look overly glittery.

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick is a creamy-matte, opaque lipstick which has at least 6 hours of wear. It has vitamin E in it to help hydrate the lips. This formula is so creamy and velvety on the lips and the doe-foot applicator makes application smooth.

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L-R: After application, dry (flash), dry (no flash)

Once applied the lipstick is shiny and quite a dark colour, it dries down to a lighter fully matte finish. This lipstick lasted the full 6 hours on me and didn’t require a lipliner as there was no bleeding, but I do love pairing this with Soar lipliner from MAC. It does transfer even after it is dry and there was some fading at the end of the day but it faded evenly. Also this was a little bit drying on my lips but I could apply lipbalm on top. This lipstick does require make-up remover to remove completely

I really like this lipstick. It’s a great way for those with darker skintones to try out the 90’s / Kylie Jenner mauve lip. I really want to try some of the other shades from the range now so watch out for more swatches 🙂

Jay x

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MAC Soar Lipliner – Review

300Evening lovelies 🙂 Just a quick post here.

As soon as Soar lipliner from MAC came back into stock I rushed to buy it. Pinky-brown lipsticks have become really popular over the last year and I wanted to try the trend myself. Soar lipliner is a creamy, matte, long-wearing liner. I would describe the colour as a pink with a  brown undertone, on my lips it pulls more nude compared to lighter skintones, nonetheless it looks very pretty. What I also love about this liner is that it really brings out the shape of your lips. Soar is great to use as a lipliner under a lipstick, or just filled in on it’s own.

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Until next time ❤

Jay x

Etude House Color Lips Fit (Perfect Fit Red) – Review

Summer is coming to an end here in England 😦 but I bought one final summer lip tint which I’m going to review for you today. I received Etude House Color Lips Fit in Perfect Fit Red from an Ebay seller BringBringShop for £4.49.

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The lip tint comes with 10g of product which I think is quite a lot for the price that you’re paying. Although the name “Perfect Fit Red” suggests that this is a red colour, it is not. Much like the promotion pictures, it is more of a dark hot pink with a red hue.

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Doe-foot applicator

The doe-foot applicator allows the tint to be applied smoothly and evenly. The product itself has a really nice sweet fragrance. When applied on the lips this tint has a thin cream consistency which dries matte. I prefer to dab a bit of product in the middle of my lips and use my finger or a cotton swab to blend out the product and build up cover if necessary. This tint is also perfect if you like doing the gradient lip trend.   

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The lip tint has really good staying power and is non-drying if you wear a lip balm underneath. It lasts up to nearly 6 hours but I had to top up after eating if I wanted to maintain the opacity of the tint, it does fade to an even tint after around 8 hours which is still really pretty. I do find that if I apply the tint as a full coverage lip-stick with the applicator it causes the colour to bleed, so it’s best to apply this tint in layers.

Overall I’m very happy with this product. It is a cheap, long lasting, comfortable lip tint which can be used to give sheer or full coverage.

Jay x

 

 

Etude House Play 101 Pencil #23 – Review

Play 101 Pencils from Etude House are  gel-type pencils that comes with vivid colours and various textures for easy and fun makeup play. They can be used as lip colours, eye shadows, concealers and eyebrow pencils.

I bought a deep red colour #23 from Yesstyle for £7.90.

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The pencil packaging is matt black and comes in a dark red box.

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 Play 101 #23 comes with a twist up bottom and has a fine tip for precision application.

I’m sure you can see from the picture above the pencil is so soft, creamy and feels really moisturising on the lips. It gives fantastic coverage and makes your lips looks plump and hydrated. You get about 4-6 hours wear on this lip pencil and it fades to a nice matte tint, without any colour bleed. The finish is shiny but you can blot it to give a matte appearance.

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This colour is sort of similar to MAC Diva but a little less dark and has a high shine finish. It is extremely wearable even during the day because the colour isn’t bright, but more muted.

Play 101 #23 is perfect for you if you (like me) find that most lip products dry your lips, or if you find applying red lipstick difficult (the pencil takes all the work out of drawing perfect lines). My only issue with this product is that I can foresee it finishing quite quickly as there isn’t a whole lot of product in the pen, but overall I am delighted with it and will be looking into different colours in the Play 101 range.

Jay x

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm (245 Audacious) – Review

I’ve been seeing a lot of reviews about this lipstick on the interwebs recently so I decided to buy myself one. 

I purchased this from Boots for £7.99 and decided on a nice orange coral colour. When I swatched this in the shop it came out really nicely on the back of my hand. 

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The lipstick has a waxy texture which dries matte on the lips. It also has a mint fragrance.

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I’m not sure if you can tell from the picture but the finish on this product is horrible. It applies very unevenly, forms “clumps” on the lips and settles into lines. Furthermore, I found it to be very drying and uncomfortable.

I’ve tried this on bare lips, on top of balm and after they’ve been scrubbed within an inch of their life and I’ve had the same result. I tried it with a Bobbi Brown lip gloss and that seemed to improve the appearance a bit.

Overall I’m really unimpressed with this product and will not be purchasing it again, I really wanted to like it because it has a beautiful colour range. I’m not sure why this has had so many good reviews because I’ve had the exact opposite experience with it, maybe it’s because my lips have quite a few lines in them. Has anyone else had the same experience or is this just me?

Jay x

KIKO Milano Smart Lipstick – Review

Kiko Make Up Milano is an Italian brand that offers a line of professional make-up and cutting-edge face and body treatments. Having never tried or even heard of the brand before I decided to try a few of their lipsticks out.

As I was new to the brand and I was buying online I bought the cheapest lipstick range (Smart Lipstick) which is priced at £3.90 per lipstick. Initially I was searching for a pink and mauve colour that I could wear during the day so I opted for 913 Rosewood and 915 Mauve.

The packaging is sleek, matt, black and simple. It definitely does not look £3.90!

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From left to right: 913 Rosewood, 915 Mauve
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From left to right swatches: 915 Mauve, 913 Rosewood

913 is a lovely pink colour that suits my dark skin tone perfectly and is my favourite of the two. I find that 915 is a little less pigmented and has a more metallic finish on my lips but is still very nice. The Smart Lipstick is super pigmented, super creamy, does not dry out your lips and lasts at least 4 hours without touching up.

Having tried these lipsticks I am 100% going to be buying a lot more from this brand, their lipsticks are a great value for money and are comparable in quality to lipsticks twice their price.

One thing to note is that the pictures on the website appear darker than the lipstick is in real life so it’s best to Google for colour swatches before purchasing.

http://www.kikocosmetics.co.uk/make-up/lips/lipsticks/Smart-Lipstick/p-KM002010129

Are you a fan of KIKO Milano Cosmetics? Comment below and let me know your thoughts.

Jay x