Friday, 21 August 2015

Review; Dior Addict Lip Glow - Color Awakening Lipbalm

Ive had my Dior Addict Lip Glow for a little while now, maybe 3 months, so thought its time he had his own review.The thing that first caught my eye about these little lip products is that they apparently work with the chemistry of your lips to create a personalised shade - On me the colour goes a soft rose shade. 

When you apply the balm your lips turn velvety smooth, lines and dry patches 100% gone, your lips look so soft and slightly fuller I think. The consistency, is neither too hard nor too melty. It goes on stiff yet smoothing almost like a primer for the lips, and never looks like a lip gloss or glossy. Theres just something in this that makes it so velvety thick and hydrating, it's just beautiful to use. 

And the smell - Im pretty addicted to the delicate minty vanilla smell that lingers on the lips. 

I love the packaging too, luxurious yet practical. The rounded bottom of the tube has the Christian Dior "CD" embossed on it and the product is protected by a thick, soft pink plastic cap that protects the lip product perfectly! 

It’s a luxurious little product and one I will keep on using,

Emily x

Monday, 17 August 2015

Review; MAC Captive

Now I was craving Mac Captive, a plum shade with a cool blue undertone. It’s such a wearable colour and really brightens up my complexion, it easy goes well with all of my outfits and style. The creamy finish is very forgiving to dry lips, so since fall and winter is coming I think I will be using it none stop!
If you want to experiment with plums/dark lips this a safe option to start off with. Lovely on its own but can be used to darken a pink to create a berry shade. 
Emily x

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Review; MAC Pink Pigeon

MAC Pink Pigeon lipstick is described as a matte bright, clean blue pink. On me, it appears as a neon cool pink with a flat matte finish - something I love! With the shade having a cool undertone it gives the slight illusion of whiter teeth. It has excellent pigment, you only need one swipe to cover your lips! It lasts for 4ish hours of wear on me, but also left a stain which lingers for the next couple of hours.  It feels very lightweight and very comfortable to wear, and doesn’t bleed nor feather.

Emily x

Monday, 10 August 2015

Review; MAC Media

I've really wanted a dark plum for awhile now, something that will not show up too too dark and end up looking black, but something that is actually dark purple. Media is pretty perfect for that. It's dark, it's dramatic, but it's still flattering on my NC15 skin. I find Media pulls more purple on me, I have seen it look incredibly red on some skin tones though, so maybe try it on at a counter just to check. The formula is a satin but feels light like a luster, I do find that Media settles into my lip lines but I find using a lip liner quickly solves this. In my job I have to talk a lot, none stop really, so when I apply it in the morning by lunch it has faded to a pretty lighter plum, almost like a stain. 

Emily x

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Review; MAC Ladybug

Let me start this post by apologizing for being absent for 200 years. I know, I know terrible beauty blogger. 
BUT I'm back... I think!

Let's just get it out there, I have too many red lipsticks - off the top of my head around 10, no one needs that many, but it didn't stop me buying MAC Ladybug. Ladybug is a gorgeous red shade with subtle warm tones. When applied, the lustre formula gives it a juicy subtle sheen and this makes it a great daytime red. Ladybug is my favourite red lipstick ever. It's so versatile- It works for any situation. When in doubt, I reach for the Ladybug! 

Emily x