Monday, 30 July 2012

Barry M Lavender Lip Paint

Barry M's Lip Paint's are lovely, just like the rest of their range of products, they come in a plethora of vibrant colours. This Lip Paint used to be called Lavender, but it has changed to being recognised by its number, 129. It is a pale lavender colour, it's very, very creamy, and is quite glossy! It is very 'melty' though, in the tube as well as when applied, and due to this it doesn't last very long, and doesn't give a very strong coverage or pigment. However, worn over a pale purple lip liner improves both the pigment and longevity, and overall is a lovely lipstick :)

Sunday, 29 July 2012

No 17 Lasting Fix Lipstick in Hot Chilli

Hot Chilli is a bright (almost fluorescent!) orange. As I usually stick to higher end lipsticks, I wasn't expecting an amazing product. Regardless, I liked the colour, so I thought I'd give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this lipstick has a wonderful formula. It isn't drying at all, the colour is strong and it lasts for ages! All this, and it's only £4.29 from Boots. I think I'll be picking up another few soon :3

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer

My skin can become quite blemished, and I also have a bright red birth mark on my face, so I rely quite heavily on concealer. Which is fine, only I am very pale skinned, and it is practically impossible to find a concealer that is pale enough and gives good enough coverage to hide my birth mark. It has taken me far too long to find a concealer I have actually felt confident about wearing, and this is where Urban Decay stepped in (is there anything they can't do? :3) With their 24/7 concealer range, they offer a wide range of tones, from lightest ivory to deepest brown, they are all vegan, cruelty free and wonderful! 
I choose the lightest shade, CIA, and to my surprise it was slightly lighter than my skin (a shock, seeing as most concealers look bright orange on pale skin) but under my foundation it blends perfectly. It is creamy, blendable, and most importantly, gives a great coverage. The one downside is that it doesn't last as long as I would have hoped, but the size and shape is easy to carry around so touchups aren't a problem. Overall, this is the best concealer I have tried, and I would definitely recommend it, particularly to those who have trouble finding pale concealers! :)

Friday, 27 July 2012

Magic and Sparkle!

This is my favourite nail polish set of all time. Reminds me of all things girly and cute, princesses, unicorns and fairies! :)

For my base I used Essie's Ridge Filling Base Coat, followed by two coats of Barry M Nail Paint in Berry Ice Cream (my favourite nail polish ever!) a coat of the ultra pretty Fairy Dust by China Glaze and topped with Salon Services Top Coat. 

L-R: Essie Base, Barry M Berry Ice Cream, Salon Services Top Coat and China Glaze Fairy Dust.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

I thought I would share my modest lipstick collection with you :) Reviews and swatches will be coming in the next few weeks! 

Revlon Matte: Pink Pout

Mac: Saint Germain

Barry M: 129 (Lavender)

Lime Crime: Airborne Unicorn

Mac: Up The Amp

Mac Pro: Goes and Goes

Revlon: Va Va Violet

Lime Crime: Centrifuchsia

No 17: Hot Chilli

Thanks for reading! :)

Cupcake and Lollipop Revlon Lip Butters

My first review is about Revlon's wildly popular Lip Butters.  I recently picked up Lollipop from my local Boots, and I was lucky enough to have been a winner in Revlon's recent Facebook competition and received Cupcake as my prize :) 

My prize; with added sweeties. How cute! :)

I love the packaging, particularly the chrome effect tube which I think makes them look a bit fancier than the usual drug store cosmetic. The external packaging has a lovely quilted effect, bringing to mind Chanel handbags and the colour matches the lipstick, so you never need to hunt to find the right shade, unlike most lipstick packaging.

Cupcake is a sheer, pale pink with a small amount of shimmer
Lollipop is an intense fuchsia with a considerable payoff. It contains blue shimmers, making it ideal for cool skin types!

L-R Cupcake and Lollipop after two swipes

Revlon state that they contain "Hydrating mango, shea butter and coconut butter" which all act to moisturise the lips. I found that they were very moisturising, which is a nice change from the usual lipsticks that provide beautiful colours but are terribly drying. The colours aren't as opaque as most lipsticks, and they don't last as long either. However, I feel that the moisturising element of the Butter outweighs their short life and less than opaque quality.

I hope you enjoyed my post :)

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

a picturesque score of passing fantasy~

Hello! :) I'm Sophia, and I will be blogging about cruelty free beauty! I'm irrevocably addicted to make-up, nail polish in particular, and I hope you will enjoy my rants and raves and reviews :)