"The Matte Multiple features a creamy, lightweight formula that delivers buildable, long-lasting, hydrating colour for lips and cheeks. This innovative formula can be applied dry for a soft yet vibrant matte effect or wet for a rich and vivid finish that melts into skin"
The NARS matte multiple launch did make me all excited and giddy about them and I knew that I would pink one up sooner or later. Being a big fan of NARS cosmetics for many years, the multiple sticks are products which I really love as I have been putting into good use my limited edition multiple tints a few years back.
The stick formular really enticed me to try it as I don't think there are any other stick formation matte products out there apart from the cheek stick blushers which are starting to emerge across the make up brands. The packaging as always is beautiful with the rubberised black signiture look. The price is a little bit eye-watering but I just think that you get plenty of product that can probably last you for ages so it is worth the cost. The formulation of this is very creamy and blends beautifully into the skin. As the name suggests, it doesn't have any forms of shimmer which makes it ideal for contouring purposes. It does come out initially quite scary, but once blended it will give u a nice subtle contour.
As a stick format, I originally thought that it would make it very easy and quick to apply to the face. However, I was actually wrong because the stick i found to be a little too thick for applying straight onto the face therefore I find that using a smaller tapered brush worked better. I do think that it would have been a little bit more ideal for purpose if it wasn't so chunky in size so I can precisely apply to the areas that I wanted.
Overall I am loving this product but as I said, I was a little bit dissapointed about the ease of application and the fact that using a brush as an alternative reminds me that I have been loving the less expensive version which is the Bourjois bronzing mousse prior to discovering this by NARS. Great product if you have the expenses to spend on it but I feel that it is not a must have.
NARS matte multiple in Altai is available at Spacenk : Link
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18 August 2014 / beauty, LIPGLOSS, moisture stain, PRODUCT REVIEW, revlon, swatch.
I was awaiting the launch of these from Revlon eversince seeing some blog posts and youtube videos on them. The packaging of these are just so lovely and I feel that the quality of the product deserves a thumbs up overall too. Although I am pretty aware of the fact that there are plenty of other brands highend or drugstore that do similar items to this, I remained loyal to my beloved Revlon brand lip product as I was anticipating the release of these.
Firstly, the packaging is lightweight and petite in size which makes it ideal to store inside makeup bags for travelling on the go. The colour range is amazing and it was so hard for me to decide which ones to pick. I opted for 010 LA exclusive and 050 London posh because they were the more user friendly colours compared to the much more vibrant colours. These have a doe foot applicator which makes it very comfortable and easy to apply due to the tapered shape of it. On application, it does go on quite streaky and patchy at first but it manages to even out very easily when you blend it out. This may be due to its highly pigmented nature. It leaves a lovely glossy finish whilst still moisturising your lips which is a big bonus for me as I always have a tendancy to have dry chapped lips. This product didnt emphasise of my dry patches nor make them peel like crazy like some lipglosses do.
For the price of these, the non-sticky formula makes it effortless to wear and perfect for days where you do not want to mess around with lipsticks and liners. It does leave a stain on the lips which is great for long days out where reapplying lipstick is a hassle to do so. I think I will be purchasing more of the different shades, they are just too good to miss out on and I urge all makeup junkies to go out and try these when you can. Such a steal for the price and I much prefer these over some other moisturising lipsticks.
Revlon moisture stain - £7.99 available from boots. Now on offer 2 for £10 + Link +
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11 August 2014 / moisturiser, Product Hype, SKINCARE, sorbet, The body shop, vitamin E
I have been using this product for over a month now. My skin has been quite temperamental these days as it has switched from being oily-combination to dry and dehydrated. I found that my current moisturiser (L'oreal skin perfection day moisturiser) wasn't enough to hydrate my skin therefore I was drawn to this new moisturiser which not only smelt great, it also felt really good on the skin too.
The texture was quite unique and like the name suggests, it really emulated the sorbet texture. It starts off quite gritty but as you rub it in, it turns into tiny water droplets like it melts into your skin. The feeling is very strange and you can definitley feel your skin feeling more hydrated and plumper instantly without it leaving a greasy residue. The reason as to why I love this moisturiser so much is that it is very gentle and seem to work very well for my sensitive skin without aggravating it. Also, it is very inexpensive considering that The body shop always does offers and voucher codes which makes it so much more worth it.
I really urge you girlies out there to give this a go and see how much of a difference this makes to the condition of your skin. I really was suprised and amazed by this little pot of wonder :)
What is your favourite product from The Body Shop?
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5 August 2014 / blush, Chanel, cosmetics, MAKE UP, PRODUCT REVIEW, rose initial
This blusher has been on my wishlist for a couple of years now. Every time I get my makeup done at a Chanel counter, the makeup artist would always choose to use this shade on me and I think it just really suits my skintone very well and really flattering. I never caved in to purchasing this though due to the expensive price tag this came with and I always vow to try and find an alternative shade that is similar to this one.
This blush has tiny shimmery particles and the colour is quite multidimentional. I would describe the colouring of this to be quite similar to the infamous NARS orgasm shade but a bit more on the pinkier side. The blush itself is very finely milled and applies so nicely. I don't use the brush provided as I find it to be a little bit too small and fiddly to apply with therefore I choose to use the Real techniques blush brush to apply to get a nice finish. The product is easy to work with and I find that the pigmentation is just right as some heavily pigmented products are quite hard to use and blend out to create a nice finish.
I was quite suprised to say that this blush did last quite a long time on my skin despite my skin being combination oily and I have to blot throughout the day. The colour just seems to work very well with my other face products and I think that it is definitley worth the money. This has got to be an expensive splurge for me but I just can't believe how much I loved it and put off from buying this for all this time. This blush is now in my everyday make-up bag and taken the place of my truley loved NARS orgasm :)
What is your favourite blusher colour?