The latest addition to the Bourjois lipsticks range and amongst the most comfortable ones I have tried. They feel very light on the lips and glide really well, leaving a satin finish, apparently they are enriched with Argan oil. They come in a slinky, purple tube and the lasting power is pretty good too. I have this in 53 Brique Chic which is a red brick shade. Not cheap for drugstore standards (about £7), but good quality.
I have repurchased the cartridge for this eyeliner time and time again and I like the idea that you do not have to repurchase the whole thing - it makes it more environmentally friendly and overall, cheaper. This works out a bit like a fountain pen and its refills - it has a brush tip and a button at the top; you push the button to get the ink down - I suggest you do this only once in a while as it tends to spread a lot and make the line irregular otherwise. I also recommend that you do a very thin line first and then you go over again and again if you want a thicker line. It flows well, dries quickly enough and the staying power is good (although it's not waterproof).
This has become very quickly a HG and a staple! These two neutral shades are beautifully shimmery without being too frosty or over the top, there is something very subtle, delicate and chic about them. The NARS website describes them as Rose Mist and Golden Champagne and I think this description is accurate. I have worn them together (darker shade in the crease), both on their own, as eyeshadow washes, paired with black liner and with another shade for extra oomph (the lighter brown from Cordura, for example). Expensive but worth every penny as it is so versatile - would definitely repurchase! I am NC20, for reference.
At first glance this looks like a tube of lipgloss with a sponge tipped applicator. In reality, it is a totally matte lipstick with a powdery finish; it is really like applying powder to your lips and the effect is delicate and kind of understated. I did not find it drying and the staying power is pretty good - I tried blotting my lips with a tissue and no marks of the product were left on it. I have this in shade 56 Prune Sophistique, which imo has no plummy undertones at all, but is an elegant, muted red. I would buy again and it was not too pricey (GPB 5.85 from Superdrug).
I have this in black and it reminds me of the discontinued Urban Decay Soot. It does not turn grey and it has a great staying power. Probably the best drugstore liquid liner with a brush I have tried - if you, like me, prefer brush tipped liquid liners to the felt tips, I recommend this as it's easy to use and gives you a precise line that you can make thinner or thicker, according to how you like it.
Best lip gloss I have ever used - for lasting power and texture - everything else I have tried in the past has disappeared from my lips very quickly... Some complain about the smell, but I do not find it offensive, and I don't mind the little round pot, as I can see how much product I actually have. On me (NC20, with pigmented lips) this looks like a warm cinnamon red, similar to the discontinued MAC Gitane lipgloss. What I love about it is that is that you can control the intensity by layering it - one coat and you get a nice glossy cinnamon shade, two or more and you get a very wearable brown red. My lipgloss of choice when I wear Torrid blush - would definitely buy again!
This is my first MAC Slimshine; on my pigmented lips this looks like the best MLBB shade I have tried so far, considering that I look awful in nude/beige lipsticks. It's buildable. although you need several coats to get maximum intensity, and it goes well with a simple eyeshadow wash/eyeliner/mascara eyes as well as smokey eyes. I tend to wear it more when I want to emphasize the eyes and I want more neutral lips. Overall a good buy and I would repurchase.
This is one of the most wearable reds around - it really demistifies the theory that you cannot wear red lipstick in daytime!! On me (NC20) it looks like a rich warm red with a slight brown undertone. Love the formula, too, as it's creamy and non drying. Together with Hang Up this is my favourite Cremesheen lipstick - I will definitely buy again!
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This is a totally matte face powder in a brown shade, with absolutely no orange tones in it nor a hint of shimmer. On my N20 complexion it looks like sepia - think the dark tones of old black and white films with Louise Brooks and Mary Pickford! I use this for contouring or when I just want to add a bit of warmth to my face without incurring in the dreaded "glitterball" or "orangey" look. It's essential to use it sparingly and with a light hand, otherwise it may look muddy. The packaging may be not everybody's favourite (kind of "sparkly"), but you can just buy this as a refill if you wish. The company is the make up side of LUSH and it's totally vegan. Price is around 18 GBP for the full package (refill would be cheaper). I guess the one I have will last me a lifetime but I would buy again.
I bought three of these on Ebay at discounted price as this brand got discontinued in the United Kingdom. I have Victorian, which is a plummy-rose shade in the same family of MAC Soft Pause, Velvet, which is a kind of reddy-terracotta shade, very flattering, and Holiday, which is a rich raspberry shade. I wear this with a neutral lipliner and it turns into more of a muted rose. I like the packaging, the lasting power is good and they do not dry my lips. They were certainly a steal at less than GPB 10 for the three! Would repurchase.
This Rimmel mascara comes in a cute purple metallic tube and has a small, rubber "wavy" wand that supposedly curles the lashes while distributing the mascara evenly on them. You need to wriggle the wand in to your lashes and then flick it upwards in order for the mascara to actually curve them. Overall a good buy for the price (GBP 6,50 @ Superdrug) - does a good job - it's both thickening and lengthening - and does not flake at the end of the day.
The So Rouge range is basically three red shades added to the Docteur Glamour range - formulation & packaging are exactly the same. I am reviewing Dress Code which the most "neutral/warm" of the shades, the other two being cooler and more pink. Not exactly cheap at GBP 7,50 since this is a drugstore item, but the mosturising formula and the satin finish are nice.
I have 3 of these. 11 which is a teal shade, 5 a light apple green (looks great paired off with Besame pistachio e/s) and 6, a forest green. They are very similar to the MAC Liquidlast liners, even the packaging is a replica. The staying power is amazing and they are totally waterproof. not exactly cheap at GBP 7, but as other reviewers pointed out, they can be used for body & nail art, too.
A decent drugstore foundation, - kind of "low maintenance" when I am in a hurry - quickly applied with damp sponge it gives a smooth, dewy finish; staying power is good. I am MAC NC20 and shade 100 Ivory is a very good match.
Similar to NARS Cactus Flower but without the shimmer - a bright coral red. I am NC20 and it gives me a healthy"rosy cheeks" glow - it blends perfectly!