Sunday, 8 September 2013

Givenchy - Rose Boudoir

My first lipstick in this range and I'm already a firm fan. Never before has there been a more silky lipstick than this little gem. The rich rose glides on and leaves your lips feeling plump and soft.

I cannot wait to try their other colours.

Colour Intensity: high
Finish: silky smooth, slightly glossy finish
Overall Rating: 5/5

Givenchy in Rose Boudoir 

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Illamasqua - Flare

Bright orange lipstick with an intense colour. The matte finish means the colour lasts all day.

You do need a base before you put this on. It's very difficult to glide as the texture isn't very creamy.

Colour Intensity: very high
Finish: matte
Overall Rating: 1/5

You'll like this if: you want a bright orange that stays put all day

Illamasqua in Flare

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Soap & Glory in Guava Rama

Soap & Glory are more renowned for their fantastically fragranced toiletries range than they are for their make-up, but when I walked past this personality popping display, I had to check out their lipsticks. 

They do not offer as many colour options as other brands, but the choices they have are ideal. 

Guava Rama is a delicious pink, perfect for a touch of colour, yet looking natural. 

Colour Intensity: high
Finish: creamy colour and long lasting
Overall Rating: 3/5

You'll like this: you're looking for a lipstick with attitude 

Soap & Glory in Guava Rama

Rimmel - Kate Moss collection in 110

A rich Summer red. This glides on lips beautifully leaving a silky, colourful finish. 

The colour lasts but does not linger on lips after you've wiped it off. Lips are soft and gorgeous. And the price tag? Completely affordable! 

Colour Intensity: very high
Finish: light and airy, silky smooth lips with a gorgeous colour
Overall Rating: 4/5

You'll like this if: you're looking for a trendy lipstick without breaking the bank

Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in 110

Friday, 30 August 2013

Maybelline - Baby Lips in Cherry Me

Pocket friendly balm packing great colour. It not only leaves lips baby soft, but with a cherry tint.

Colour Intensity: low
Finish: balm with a touch of pinky red
Overall Rating: 4/5

You'll like this if: you're looking for a lip balm on a budget

Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me

MAC in Fashion Mews

Sublime lilac lipstick with a frosty tint. This limited edition MAC promises superb shine and the most fashionable colour.

Colour Intensity: high
Finish: Glaze - lilac gloss finish
Overall Rating: 3/5

You'll like this if: you're a Hello Kitty fan

MAC Glaze in Fashion Mews

Thursday, 29 August 2013

MAC - Snob

A light pretty pink with real staying power. This colour is ideal for a casual look and the frosty tones are a great compliment to pale complexions.

Colour Intensity: high
Finish: Satin - lots of pigment with a smooth laydown 
Overall Rating: 3/5

You'll like this if: you have a cool complexion as the frosty pink suits it best

MAC Satin lipstick in Snob

Clinique - Chubby Stick Intense in Roomiest Rose

A gorgeous pink that glides on lips like a dream. This has such a creamy, satin texture that it has instantly become one of my favourites. 

Colour Intensity: high
Finish: silky smooth intense rose
Overall Rating: 5/5

You'll like this if: you're a fan of Clinique Chubby Sticks, but want to try a deeper, sultry colour
Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Roomiest Rose

Clinique - Chubby Stick in Two Ton Tomato

A gorgeous deep tone to indulge your pout. The colour is glossy but light.

Colour Intensity: low
Finish: balm-like, red and glossy
Overall Rating: 4/5

You'll like this if: you're looking for a toned down red

Clinique Chubby Stick in Two Ton Tomato

Clinique - Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry

A glossy, deep pink finish. Beautifully moisturised lips with a touch of gorgeous colour.

Colour Intensity: low
Finish: balm-like and glossy
Overall Rating: 4/5

You'll like this if: you only want a pinch of colour

Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry

Clinique - Chubby Stick in Mighty Mimosa

A light pearly pink with real shine. This every day lipstick splashes your lips with maximum hydration while adding some colour too.

Colour Intensity: low
Finish: balm-like with a slight sheen
Overall Rating: 5/5

You'll like this if: you want a moisturising lipstick with a day to day colour 
 
Clinique Chubby Stick in Mighty Mimosa

Monday, 26 August 2013

Clinique - Chubby Stick in Pudgy Peony

If you're looking for a Chubby Stick with some real colour power, this is the one for you. Pudgy Peony is a bright fuchsia but with the same moisturising complexity as all other chubby sticks.

Colour Intensity: medium
Finish: balm-like with a pop of peony
Overall Rating: 5/5

You'll like this if: you're a fan of Clinique's Chubby Sticks but want one with full colour

Clinique's Chubby Stick in Pudgy Peony

MAC - Ultra Darling

This glossy lipstick is the perfect treat. A beautiful warm pink colour that's suitable for any occasion. 

Colour Intensity: medium
Finish: creamy, glossy pink
Overall Rating: 4/5

You'll like this if: you're looking for a lipstick for a Summer wedding
MAC's Sheen Supreme in Ultra Darling

Clinique - Chubby Stick in Voluptuous Violet

Gorgeous moisturising lipstick with a sheer, smooth finish. It adds a pinch of purple to your lips.

Colour Intensity: sheer
Finish: balm-like
Overall Rating: 2/5

You'll like this if: you want a soft, balm lipstick with a violet edge

Clinique's Chubby Stick in Voluptuous Violet

Lipstick Queen - Butterfly Ball in Goodbye

A moisturising, shimmer lipstick with a dash of turquoise to not only light up your complexion but make teeth appear whiter too. 

This gorgeous, shimmering shade washes your lips in a dash of brown. 

Colour Intensity: low
Finish: sparkly, sheer finish
Overall Rating: 4/5

You'll like this if: you're looking for a colour you don't yet have

Lipstick Queen's Butterfly Ball in Goodbye

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Nars - Honolulu Honey

Moisturised and silky lips with a touch of golden honey.

Colour Intensity: low
Finish: balm-like
Overall Rating: 4/5

You'll like this if: you want a flattering, nude colour

Nars in Honolulu Honey

Dior - Beige Indecise

A luxury lipstick that will look great on anyone. Beige Indecise is my go-to lipstick for nude lips on a night out.

Colour Intensity: low
Finish: glossy beige with a silky finish
Overall Rating: 4/5

You'll like this if: you want a glamorous look

Dior in Beige Indecise

Chanel - Rouge Coco Shine in Chance

A pretty pink shade, ideal for Spring time.  With a wash of glossy honeysuckle pink, Chance is the perfect treat for your lips

Colour Intensity: sheer
Finish: glossy light pink
Overall Rating: 5/5

You'll like this if: you want to splurge on pay day

Chanel's Rouge Coco Shine in Chance

Nars - Napoli

Moisturising and nourishing lipstick. Napoli layers lips in a subtle nude. 

Colour Intensity: low
Finish: silky smooth finish
Overall Rating: 4/5

You'll like this if: you're looking for an every day lipstick

Nars in Napoli

Clinique - Chubby Stick in Curvy Candy

Light, pearlescent pink. Perfect for a light but girly look.

Colour Intensity: sheer
Finish: balm-like
Overall Rating: 3/5

You'll like this if: you want a fuss-free lipstick 
Clinique's Chubby Stick in Curvy Candy

Lipstick Queen - Butterfly Ball in Moment

A moisturising, shimmer lipstick with a dash of turquoise to not only light up your complexion but make teeth appear whiter too. 

A light shade or red to indulge your lips, it's great for glazing over another lipstick too.

Colour Intensity: medium
Finish: shimmery, iridescent red - sheer
Overall Rating: 5/5

You'll like this if: you're looking for a colour you don't have

Lipstick Queen's Butterfly Ball in Moment

Dior - Model

Sheer, pink colour that's ideal for day to day wear. 

Colour Intensity: sheer
Finish: balm-like, glossy pink
Overall Finish: 3/5

You'll like this if: you want a super glossy, sheer lipstick

Dior Addict in Model

c k one - Betrayal

I have never tried this lipstick range before, but have already fallen in love with it.

Betrayal is a metallic grape that splashes your lips with a punchy sheen. Lips are left smooth and the colour has longevity. 

Colour Intensity: high
Finish: steely metallic purple
Overall Rating: 4/5

You'll like this if: you like darker shades

Calvin Klein's Betrayal

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Lipstick Queen - Saint Eden

I truly hope this limited edition shade lasts a while as I have no idea what I'll do without it. 

A dreamy, intense cherry pink, this is the perfect Spring time shade. You can either keep it colourfully soft, or build up for a glamorous look.

This super hydrating shade is inspired by the cooling relaxation of watermelon, in celebration of the Spa at Eden Rock.

Colour Intensity: high to very high
Finish: glossy, cherry red. Colour lasts for ages as it's so pigmented
Overall Rating: 5/5

You'll like this if: you want a happy, summery shade

Paul & Joe - Uptown Girl

Pretty coral shade which glides on lips very smoothly.

Colour Intensity: medium
Finish: creamy with gloss
Overall Rating: 2/5

You'll like this if: you like a pretty lipstick collection 

Paul & Joe in Uptown Girl

Bobbi Brown - Treatment Lip Shine in Nectarine

Slim-line, creamy peachy lipstick. Perfect for on-the-go. 

Colour Intensity: medium
Finish: glossy, rich nectarine
Overall Rating: 4/5

You'll like this if: you're not a sun bunny. It contains SPF 15

Clinique - Chubby Stick in Oversized Orange

Slightly Tango'd lips, but in the best way possible! A hint of tangerine powered colour for a sheer look, with a twist.

Colour Intensity: sheer
Finish: balm-like with a hint of orange 
Overall Rating: 3/5

You'll like this if: you have a warm skin tone

Clinique's Chubby Stick in Oversized Orange

Lancôme - Baume in Love in Coral Electric

Soft, sheer make-up with added moisturisation.  This titchy treasure leaves your lips satin smooth with a pinch of colour, AND it comes in a great looking case.

Colour Intensity: sheer
Finish: balm-like, glossy
Overall Rating: 3/5

You'll like this if: you're looking for a present for a teenage girl. It makes a great first transition into make-up.

Lancôme's Baume in Love in Coral Electric 

Chanel - Rouge Coco Shine in Boy

Shiny, girly and simple. A make-up bag staple for a quick, glossed look.

A soft pinky brown, you will love this nude colour.

Colour Intensity: low
Finish: high shine, nude
Overall Rating: 4/5

You'll like this if: you like Chanel 

Chanel's Rouge Coco Shine in Boy

Clinique - Chubby Stick in Woppin' Watermelon

The ideal shade if you want something bare and natural. It glazes your lips with a gorgeous sheen of light pink. 

I adore Clinique's Chubby Sticks, but this colour is a little too bare for me.

Colour Intensity: sheer
Finish: balm-like with high gloss. Very soft, sheer pink
Overall Rating: 2/5

You'll like this if: you want something plain and simple

Clinique's Chubby Stick in Woppin' Watermelon

Benefit - Tutie-Cutie

Possibly the best packaged lip colour I have seen in a long time, Benefit's new collection of lipsticks are beautiful to look at, delightful to wear and in a variety of gorgeous shades.

Looking spectacular like a Roman column, it is every inch as impressive. Tutie-Cutie is a shiny coral pink. Its pigment is just enough to wash your lips with colour, but not strong enough to overwhelm. 

Colour Intensity: low
Finish: balm-like with a small punch of colour
Overall Rating: 3/5

You'll like this if: you're looking for something new

Benefit's Tutie-Cutie

MAC - Honey Love

Silky smooth nude tone. Drizzle your lips with this delicious honey coloured shade, which is completely kiss-proof.

The matte texture also helps to plump up your lips.

Colour Intensity: medium
Finish: Matte - warm beige, non-shine colour
Overall Rating: 4/5

You'll like this if: you're a fan of beige lip shades. Ideal for heavy eye make-up.

MAC's Matte in Honey Love

Friday, 23 August 2013

Lipstick Queen - Hello Sailor

This colour may have scared away the majority of you already, but please don't be.  While this shade may look too daunting and brave to begin with, please put all first impressions aside, because this little gem of a lipstick is actually in disguise. 

Have you been looking for the perfect natural shade to suit you? Well, look no more. Your search has come to a surprising yet welcoming stop.

Hello Sailor washes your lips in a subtle tone of violet which adapts to every lip colour, unveiling your perfect shade. And as a bonus, the blue pigment also makes teeth look whiter. Finally! Something for everyone.


Colour Intensity: sheer

Finish: barely there feel with a slight gloss

Overall Rating: 4/5 - would have liked the colour to be more intense 

You'll like this if: you want something different while meeting your perfect violet sheen shade 

Lipstick Queen's Hello Sailor

MAC - Speak Louder

A rich, reddy-pink that works for any skin tone and any occasion. 

This glamorous shade is sure to complete any look and turn heads in the process.

Colour Intensity: high
Finish: Cremesheen - a wondrous pink with a sheen
Overall Rating: 5/5

You'll like this if: you like traditional, bold lipstick colours

MAC Cremesheen in Speak Louder

Thursday, 22 August 2013

MAC - Lady Bug

A gorgeous, glossy shade of bright red. MAC's Lady Bug is bold and powerful - the perfect red if you're looking for a glamorous lipstick.

Glides on lips very smoothly and you don't need to keep applying if you want the colour to get brighter.

It does, however, wipe off easily so be careful.

Colour Intensity: very high
Finish: Lustre - bright, glossy colour
Overall Rating: 4/5

You'll like this if: you're looking for a bright, glossy red

MAC's Lustre lipstick in Lady Bug

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

MAC - Lovelorn

Just like all other Lustre lipsticks, this is incredibly moisturising and feels great on your lips. 

The hue is a light pink - more blue based,  and utterly girly.

Colour Intensity: high
Finish: Lustre - creamy finish with a popping colour
Overall Rating: 4/5

You'll like this if: you have a cool skin tone

Lovelorn by Mac Lustre

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

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MAC - Jubilee

A gorgeous demure nude with a touch of warm honey. This glides on lips like a dream with great staying power. 

Colour Intensity: low to medium
Finish: Lustre
Overall Rating: 4/5

You'll like this if: you like warm, light shades for every day wear

Monday, 19 August 2013

MAC - Syrup

This is the first MAC lipstick I ever bought and it's one of my favourites for an every day natural look. 

With a very smooth finish and a gorgeous  honeysuckle pink colour, it flatters any look.

Colour Intensity: medium
Finish: Lustre
Overall Rating: 5/5

You'll like this if: you want a natural pink that shows up

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Benefit - Lady's Choice

An every day shade, especially great if you want an intense eye make-up look. 

Colour Intensity:
medium
Finish: glossy nude but easily wipes off
Overall Rating: 1/5

You'll like this if: you like to have nude lips

Dior - Elegant Pink

Barbie doll pink, perfect for evenings out.

Colour Intensity: high
Finish: creamy, pigmented pink
Overall Rating: 2/5

You'll like this if: you're after a super girly shade

Lipstick Queen - Saint Pink

A delicate rosy pink.

Colour Intensity: low
Finish: pink sheen
Overall Rating: 4/5

You'll like this if: you're a fan of pinks

Nars - Beautiful Liar

Warm browny orange, ideal for Autumn.

Colour Intensity: high
Finish: creamy texture with a hint of glitter
Overall Rating: 4/5

You'll like this if: you're a fan of darker shades

Yves Saint Laurent - Volupte Sheer Candy in Mouthwatering Berry

The most beautiful lipstick packing a light berry colour.

Colour Intensity: sheer but can be built up
Finish: high gloss
Overall Rating: 3/5

You'll like this if: you want a pretty looking lipstick with a touch of berry colour

Lipstick Queen - Jean Queen

The lipstick expert has come up with an awesome lipstick - one that suits jeans and denim perfectly. This beautiful pink is ideal for every day wear. 

Colour Intensity: sheer
Finish: glossy pink
Overall Rating: 4/5

You'll like this if: you're a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl

MAC - Fashion City

This was part of a compact set but it has been one of my favourites. All MAC lipsticks have a great texture but this one is creamy with a lot of gloss.

Colour Intensity: high
Finish: Sheen Supreme
Overall Rating: 5/5

You'll like this if: you have a pale skin tone

Tom Ford - Indian Rose

This is more of a light plum than a pink. It's dusky tone is great for any look.

Colour Intensity: high
Finish: pigmented and long lasting with a creamy finish
Overall Rating: 5/5

You'll like this if: want a no-fuss lipstick

Benefit - Rumor

This lovely pink has a golden glimmer to it. A make-up must-have. 

Colour Intensity: medium
Finish: soft texture with a golden sheen
Overall Rating: 4/5

You'll like this if: you're looking for a girly colour unlike other pink shades

Chanel - Rouge Allure in Genius

Colour Intensity: Medium
Finish: slight gloss
Overall Rating: 4/5

You'll like this if: you want a signature lipstick in a coral shade

Lipstick Queen - Medieval

Designed to mimic the same bee-stung, voluptuous-lipped look popular back in the Middle Ages, Medieval by Lipstick Queen is the only lipstick you need to make sure you impress. 

It leaves your lips looking blood red and amazingly soft. 

Colour Intensity: medium
Finish: glossy and soft
Overall Rating: 5/5

You'll like this if: you want the perfect natural red lips

Dior - Beige Angelique

A gorgeous pale, nude tone. Ideal for a glam look.

Colour Intensity: sheer to low
Finish: light texture with a gloss
Overall Rating: 4/5

You'll like this if you: are looking for the right shade to compliment smoky eyes 

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