Tuesday 5 July 2016

Review || Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipsticks + Swatches

Good Morning!

I've never been the biggest fan of Makeup Revolution Lipsticks but because I love their palettes so much I thought I'd give the lippies another go. I decided to buy a pack of 5 lipsticks for £4 from Superdrug and I really loved the colours. I didn't expect much for the price, so tune in and take a look at the swatches.

Left-right: Depraved, Crime, Felony, Vice and Immoral.

Crime - a bold fuchsia shade. I applied two coats of this lipstick and I was really impressed with the pigment. I'm big for pink lips and I really liked this shade, however it felt waxy and rubbed off quite quickly, so I think a layer of Lipcote would help it stay in place all day.

Depraved - a bright electric purple shade. It is quite easily wearable, especially teamed up with a strong winged liner (purple is the new red, right?). I found this one quite sheer and had to apply a few layers to my lips in order to get a bold colour, however I was very happy with how it ended up. P.S. Don't mind my dry lips! I had a really bad skin day while taking these photos.

Immoral - a sky blue shade. This shade reminds me of Jeffree's Jawbreaker however it's not quite as pigmented haha!! As you can see the colour is gorgeous, however it was really hard to get the colour to show up well on my lips. You can even see how waxy it looks, and how many layers I had to apply.

Vice - a true "orange" orange. I love an orange lip, especially around this time of the year. I think it really adds to a 'boring' every day nude look, so swap your nude lip for a brighter shade like this one. The colour showed up really well, and the shine added a bit more 'oomph' to my every-day look.

Felony - an unusual dirty yellow shade. It is really nice, especially if you look at the bullet, however once it's swatched it looks a lot more 'dirty' rather than bright. It's not very wearable, however it'll be nice as an ombré, especially teamed up with 'Vice' or applied over a cool toned lipstick to add a bit more warmth to the colour.

Overall, I would rate these lipsticks a 6/10 as the pigment is there, and they stay on a fair amount of time, but the waxiness of them and unusual colours are what have brought the score down. Personally I think I will mostly use the shades Crime and Depraved the most, and the others will have to wait for a special occasion.

Have you tried any of the Makeup Revolution lipsticks? If so, what did you think and which ones are your favourite?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Monday 25 April 2016

Review || Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Blackest Black

Good Morning Everyone!

I know I might be a bit late but I've recently bought the highly rated Maybelline Great Lash Mascara and I am amazed by it! I'm not easily pleased when it comes to mascaras as my eyelashes are really fair and it's hard to get full coverage without making my lashes look clumpy. I have recently been loving Benefits They're Real mascara and as I'm running out of it I thought I'll purchase a few drugstore mascaras to try out.

I don't really like the packaging. It's different to most of Maybelline's mascaras as the shape of the bottle - I guess it's a bottle? Is much different to their usual spike shaped ones. I was a massive fan of the Collossal mascara and heard a lot of positive reviews of the Great Lash mascara. 

I do quite like the colour of the packaging - it's different and the colours seem perfect for this time of year. It is quite small, therefore perfect size to pop in your makeup bag or take with you on holiday. 

I chose the shade 'blackest black' as like I've said before, I like my lashes super dark as they're naturally fair and when I get them tinted it doesn't last long. 

I really like the brush as it's not too thin and not too big and gives perfect coverage on all types of lashes. I personally prefer to use it on my top lashes rather than my bottom ones as I find it that it leaves product on my waterline and is a bit untidy but that's my personal opinion and pet peeve when it comes to mascaras!

The bristles are spread quite far apart  which you'd expect to clump your lashes, however it actually somehow spreads them apart and makes them look thicker. All I can really say is that for the ridiculously low price of £4.99 everyone should own this mascara at some point in their life as it really is amazing. A storing 9/10, well done Maybelline! You've done it again!!

Have you tried this mascara before? What's your favourite Maybelline product?

Lots of love,
Maya xo
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