Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Sleek Makeup Blush by 3 in 'Pink Sprint' [Review]

Dear readers,

I've always wanted to try Sleek Makeup, and the first thing which I got was the Blush by 3 in 'Pink Sprint'. I chose to buy a blush palette over a lipstick or say, an eyeshadow palette only because I find that blushers really do not have any staying power on me [with the exception of Benefit's Benetint which I just love!] and I think that I look really pasty without a healthy flush.

I got mine from Superdrug but you can get yours from the Sleek website by following this link *here*. They ships to a number of countries including Malta =^.^=

This costs €12.99 from the website.

It comes in a standard hinged palette with a good sized mirror on the inside. 

You get 3 shades: a gorgeous cranberry colour, a brightish pink and a dark dusty rose.

The shades in this palette are not for the faint hearted because they are loud and very much pigmented, but if you use a light hand [and it's better to use a light hand when applying loud colours] these really do work and they do give you a very nice rosy flush - which I love for the winter-y season.

These last about 4-5 hours on me which I think it's normal for a powder blush [on me anyways]



Sunday, 10 November 2013

MAC Viva Glam 1 [Review]

Dear readers,

I love Autumn and Winter because it means that I can wear loads of red lipsticks [and darker colours too]. The latest red lipstick to join my collection is MAC's Viva Glam 1.

When I ventured to the MAC store this was the last shade on my mind, since I wanted to get a couple of shades from the Retro Collection - but the ones I wanted were sold out. One of the girls there asked me if I had this shade because she thought that my olive skin would work really well with the shade of Viva Glam 1, so I got it.

As most of you know, all the money that is made from this lipstick (and all the Viva Glam shades) go towards the MAC Aids Fund to help men, women and children who are suffering from the condition.

And did you know that apparently this shade has been around since 1994?

Viva Glam 1 is a deep, red matte lipstick with excellent pigmentation and lasts for hours and hours. Although it is matte, is is not drying on the lips - although I always prep my lips with a scrub and a lipbalm before I apply any kind of lipstick [especially matte ones].

If you would like a classic MAC red lipstick but think that Ruby Woo or Russian Red are too bright for you, you should definitely try Viva Glam 1 out.

I also think that this would suit nearly (if not) all skin tones.



Sunday, 3 November 2013

MUA Matte Palette [Review]

Dear readers,

I hope you're all having an enjoyable Sunday! I am spending mine lazying in bed watching Vampire Diaries [and yes, I am totally hooked!], then tonight I'm off to to watch a play.

Back when I was in the UK about a month or so ago now I got the Ever After Matte Palette by MUA [Make Up Academy] because I really wanted to try it out after I read some reviews about it [and I prefer using mattes rather than frosty or shimmery eyeshadows for Autumn]

I got this for £4 from Superdrug but you can get yours from the MUA website *here*

The palette comes in MUA's standard black plastic packaging with a transparent lid. Unlike some of their other palettes, the eyeshadow pans in this one are square (rather than round) and so hold more product.

You get a rather extensive choice of matte shades - from the lightest ivory u the darkest brown colour. I do think that some of the lightest shades look very similar to each other though.

Like the rest of the matte colours from MUA's other palettes, these are not that greatly pigmented - some of them require more than one swipe to achieve good colour payoff.

Having said that, I use this palette in combination with UD's Naked Basics because I love the darkest brown shades in MUA's palette. 

They do blend quite well although I wished they would have been a tad more creamier. 

Still, you can use this palette for a different number of looks - from daylight to a smokier one.

I do believe that this palette is quite a steal at £4 and would definitely recommend it to those persons who would love to try out a couple of matte eye shadows without breaking the bank (especially students etc)