Sunday, 26 July 2015

Review: My First MAC Lipstick

After hearing so many excellent reviews about MAC lipsticks, I decided it was time to jump on the band wagon and try one out for myself. While they are a little pricey at £15.50 I was definitely intrigued to see if they lived up to expectations.

 My boyfriend kindly offered to buy me one, an offer which was hard not to refuse and so I chose the shade plumful; a beautiful purple, which can be toned down to a wonderful pink (depending on how you apply it). In fact, it is the colour that Elsa wears on the tv series Once Upon a Time. 

Do I believe it is worth it's price tag? Yes and No.
YES - I found the colour of the lipstick to be exactly what it looked like, and it did not budge for hours - even after going out for a meal. It is also a very wearable colour throughout the year - I will wear this just as much in winter as I will in the summer. Probably one of the best things about it was just how nice it felt on my lips - a wonderful smooth, moisturising texture with a distinct vanilla flavour.  Plus, the sleek packaging is just to die for. 

NO - I did find this to be much more of an indulgent purchase, especially when you can get three drug store lipsticks for the price of just one MAC lipstick. However, you can get more expensive lipsticks so this is cheap in comparison (or is that just my excuse to buy more?).

Will I be buying any more? Absolutely.
Although pricey, I definitely won't stop buying them - I am in fact looking forward to going shopping again *heart eye emoji*. 

What is your favourite MAC lipstick and do you have any suggestions for colours I should try out?

Rhianna x

Monday, 20 July 2015

Summer make up must-haves!

In the summer months I like to go for a more natural look, especially when I am abroad - who wants a face full of make up being sweated off in the blazing heat - am I right? While this is not always in the UK, what with it's temperamental weather, I still like to give it a go. 

One thing that I most definitely use in the summer is a nude-y or a coral lip. My absolute favourites are my Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks in 03 (a full review, here) and 38 - why can't they have pretty names god-damn-it! - and my Topshop lipstick in Ohh La La. In my opinion, theses three shades could conquer the world - they are all very different and guaranteed to match whatever you are wearing, whilst still keeping your lips lovely and moist - I dislike that word

Ohh La La; 03; 38
For coverage, especially abroad, I rarely reach for a foundation and instead just use my Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer (that is one heck of a mouthful) and their Dream Fresh BB cream. Together they do amazing things - the primer makes my skin look, and feel as soft as a baby's bottom, and the BB cream gives me that little bit extra glow, whilst achieving a moisturised finish. To add a little glow to my cheeks I opt for the Topshop Head Over Heals cream blush, which is by far the best cream blusher I have ever tried - and it is a perfect match for the Ohh La La lipstick! 
Now onto eyes... Perhaps the most monumental piece of my make up collection is my Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara. This promises to multiply your lashes making them look visibly multiplied and fuller - and my goodness it does just that and much more. I have heard many raving reviews about this, and how it is a very good dupe for Benefits Roller Lash Mascara, while I cannot compare on this note, I highly doubt I will be upgrading any time soon! Plus, they have even released a waterproof version - does that not just scream summer or what?! 
Look at that brush!
Like always, I have to have a cat eye, and Topshop's Magic Liner does just the trick! It has a very brush which goes from very fine, to a nice thickness - you an definitely create multiple looks with this one. Plus, it is yet to dry out and I have had this a good few months! 

Last, but by no means least is the Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Iconic 3. I have heard this is a very good dupe for the Naked 3 palette and it definitely provides me with a lot of summery shades! However, if there is one thing I dislike about Makeup Revolution Palettes it is the fact that they can be quite hard to get out of the packaging. This is probably because they aren't as powdery - but for £4 I cannot complain! 

What are your summer essentials? 

love, Rhianna 

P.S. any tips for not babbling as much - I never aim to write loads and end up with a lot of writing *sad face emoji*