Tuesday, 15 April 2014


primers: radiance

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GUERLAIN BLANC DE PERLE LIGHTENING UV BASE SPF 30* 
REVLON SKIN LIGHTS IN PEACH LIGHT 
LAURA MERCIER RADIANCE PRIMER 
Radiance primers aren’t new to the market but who doesn’t want to look fresh and glowing. Brightening primers can smooth the complexion, perk up tired looking skin and provide a youthful glow. Whats not to like? Remember that Radiance doesn’t equal glitter - here are my picks of brightening bases.

Revlon Skinlights is my budget option to my brightening priming line up. It's a liquid highlighter, but I like to use it pre-foundation as a base. I like all three shades of Skinlights but I think peach is a little more flattering on warmer skin tones like my own.  A nice way to use it is to mix it with foundation it gives the a dewy skin look. Guerlain Blanc De Perle Lightening UV Base SPF 30 is the fanciest of the threesome I've picked out. It provides a skin friendly protective barrier between the skin and makeup, complete with a pearly finish. A light veil of pink which brightens the complexion and corrects dark spots. It also contains SPF for ultimate skin protection. Finally, we have my favourite radiance primer - Laura Mercier Radiance Primer. A peachy pearly primer which evens out the skin tone brings a bit of luminosity to lacklustre skin and helps makeup last all day.

Sunday, 13 April 2014


Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick

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Y’all know me and lip glosses don’t get on. But I got the Too Faced Melted a few days ago and have found myself reaching for over and over for Melted Coral so I thought it was about time to review it.

A hybrid of Liquid Lipstick, staying power of a stain and the shine of a gloss. It’s unique to see such a pigmented liquid that doesn’t lose shine or insensitivity during wear. I found them to be really comfortable to wear. High Impact, creamy and super rich. The brighter shades are SUPER pigmented, I mean insanely bright and in your face. They wear really nicely though and feel lightweight on the lips with no taste or scent. They do have a tendency to goop (technical term here guys) at the corners of the mouth if over applied. Wear time is around 5-6 hours and they do fade to a stain, especially the darker shades.

Downside - they retail for £19 EACH. Yeap Each. Way too overpriced even though they are impeccable quality and very different for a gloss. I do really like the product, it is outstanding and really awesome - I just don’t think that kinda price tag is kinda OTT.. Shame.

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Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick  review swatch

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick
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