Monday, 29 September 2014

A Selection of Cream Blushes

Bobbi Brown / Bourjois Three Custom Color / Topshop 

Tis the season for cream (or creme if you’re fancy) blushes. I usually stay away from them in the hotter months because they just disappear from my face. The four above are the ones I use most, and then out of them my favourites are Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Rose and Three Custom Color Marry Me Lip & Cheek Stain in Cool (c). Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Rose is a pretty neutral toned (although does have warm leanings) rose pink. It’s great for everyday wear. Three Custom Color Marry Me Lip & Cheek Stain in Cool (c) is ,surprisingly, a cool-toned red but it’s also available in a warm tone. I absolutely love this on both the lips and cheeks. It can be worn to give a light tint on the lip or if applied with a lip brush a more dramatic effect can be achieved. On the cheeks it gives the most beautiful glowing finish, very Snow White. 

The other two- Bourjois Cream Blush in 03 and Topshop Cream Blush in Afternoon Tea are both cream-to-powder blushes. This has a more matte finish than the other two which leave a more glowy look. Both are incredibly pretty. The Bourjois is a peachy-pink colour, while Topshop’s is a very flattering pink.

All of these are great cream blushes but the longevity of the Three Custom Color is definitely the best on my combination skin. To be honest, you can really get away with using your lipstick in a similar way and it would tie in the whole makeup look but marketing.

Are you a fan of cream blush?


Friday, 26 September 2014

& Other Stories Lip Balm

I just want to write THIS IS AMAZING, but probably want a bit more info than that. So let me begin by saying & Other Stories lip balm is AMAZING. I have the shade Armure Plum, which is a lovely light purple/pink. It’s a gentle tint that leaves a lovely slick of sheer colour on the lips. 

It also smells AMAZING. It contains vanilla, but it’s not in anyway sickly. It’s a beautiful scent that makes me want to eat it, quite frankly. It also reminds me of sweets from my childhood. 

& Other Stories lip balm also moisturises beautifully. It is slightly tacky but nothing major. The smallest amount goes a long way. As you can probably guess I absolutely love this, everything about it is great from the packaging to the product. Highly recommended.

Have you tried it?


Thursday, 18 September 2014

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in India Intrigue

I was so looking forward to trying this new offering from Revlon. Stains are one of my favourite lip products and one that offered moisture with longevity piqued my interest. 

India Intrigue is a beautiful deep pink with slight purple undertones but on the lips the colour is more muted. Application is easy with the doe-foot but for a nice pop of colour you need to apply it a few times. Unfortunately this isn’t a good product for me. I’m not sure if it’s down to the finish. It’s quite high gloss (although it does settle down and of course, eventually turn into a stain) and I prefer more of a matte or velvet finish. 

The longevity on my lips isn’t great either, it doesn’t stand up to a full meal although you are left with a minor stain on the lips after. This product just doesn’t work for me, which is a shame as a moisturising stain is quite a wonderful idea.

Have you tried these? have you had better luck than me with it?