Tuesday, 25 March 2014

{Strictly Swatches} Revlon Photoready Cream Blushes in Charmed & Flushed.

Though Revlon's offering of a cream blush formula may seem small in range (only four colours to date), the shades themselves are wonderful to work with. Flushed appears as a hot pink which blends to a subtle rosy glow on the skin while Charmed leans deeper in tone and gives a moody but warm hint of colour.

Flushed can apply slightly patchy if blended incorrectly so using the right brush with these is essential, as with most cream products in the drugstore. ( I'd recommend a duo-fibre of some description.)



L - Flushed.
R - Charmed.
Swatched without a base.

x ~ x

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Review : Topshop Gloss Ink in Cruel.

Hey guys! Today I'm bringing you a review of a product I am absolutely loving at the moment. It's no surprise to my long-term followers that I love lip products - but this one is unlike anything I've ever used before. 

On with the review! 

Starting off (as we always do.) with packaging. The sleek, black tube is certainly appealing and definitely something I'd be proud to brandish during an evening out. Strangely enough, I actually really like the font they've chosen, along with the reflective coating on the words 'Gloss Ink',plastered on the side. 

On the underside, the colour name is clear and comes with a shade swatch, although this isn't entirely accurate. The applicator is a typical doe foot with a slightly more rounded tip for easy angles. The entire tube itself measures at little more than 8cm, so it's perfect for handbags! 

The product itself is a beauty. It's something I could only describe as a cross between a lip lacquer and a one-coat-wonder gloss stain!

 Application is smooth and opaque on the lips in one coat. Although the formula does feel sticky, it doesn't feel like it's going to move around all over my face. Once the ink is properly set, it won't budge easily. Through eating and drinking, I only had minor touch-ups to add after about 4-5 hours. When removing the gloss ink, there is some noticeable staining and pigmentation. 

What I love about this shade is how comfortable it feels. There's no tightness or major creasing issues,which means happier lips afterwards.

Swatched without lip primer.

So I'll definitely be going to pick some more of these up. Once again, Topshop have exceeded expectations and have gone above and beyond! I've got my eye on a lighter shade in the range, called 'Sugar Rush'.

Will you be picking any of these up? Have you tried them? If so, let me know in a comment! 

x ~ x

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

{Strictly Swatches} Lime Crime Velvetine in Red Velvet & MUA Luxe Velvet Lacquer in Reckless.

Although I've featured Lime Crime's offering of a lip lacquer on this blog before, I took the liberty of reviewing and comparing both products in a video on my channel and decided to add a swatch post to match! 

L - MUA Luxe in 'Reckless'
R - Lime Crime in 'Red Velvet'

MUA's appears to be ever so slightly more sheer than Lime Crime in one coat and though they are basically the same shade, LC's Red Velvet gives off a tad bit more 'tomato' in it's hue. For more information on these products, visit my Youtube channel - www.youtube.com/youe3 

x ~ x

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Where Am I?

Hey guys,

It's been well over a month since I last posted. I thought I owed an explanation as to why I'm so absent most of the time. Quite frankly, I've never been quite as busy in life as I am now and that's crazy to me. Every day is a new challenge or event or job and I love it. Being more active in real life really does take its toll on internet interaction.

Although I cannot say whether I'll be posting this day or that, I will try to get a blog post up now and again if I'm able. At the moment,I'm even struggling to upload a video a week on my Youtube channel but I do want to thank you for your continuous, unwavering support. I love you all, each and every one. I couldn't ask for a more epic following.

x ~ x