21 January 2016

Mac Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour | Review

After investing in my first Mac lipsticks last year, which I talked about in my 2015 Beauty Favourites, my obsession is only starting to grow. Which is why when I saw that Mac have recently released a Matte Liquid Lipcolour, I just had to grab one while I could!

When searching on the website, the nude colours were the first ones that caught my eye. However, they had all sold out. Damn! So my next choice was a brighter option called 'To Matte With Love'.

It looked like a gorgeous deep pink colour and I'm a huge fan of a matte lip so I bit the bullet and bought it, hoping that it would look just as amazing in real life. I think that's always the risky thing about ordering make up online, you never know exactly what the colour will be like.

However, this definitely did not disappoint! 

First of all, I just love the packaging. The classic and iconic Mac lipstick lid is still there and the bottom is in a clear round tube so you can see the colour shining through.

On application, this product is creamy and feels quite luxurious with the soft brush, and dries within about 30 seconds into a lovely matte texture.

The colour is very pigmented, not that I expected anything less from Mac, and it's a stunning deep Fuchsia shade with blue undertones which is exactly the colour I'd normally go for, so I love love love it!

I decided to put this liquid lipsticks durability to the test and wore it all day to see how it lasted. Even after having meals and a few cups of tea, it was still on pretty perfectly, with the only place that had faded was the very inner part of my lips so it was barely noticeable. I also love how it almost smudged off instead of peeling which I find that some liquid lipsticks can do with them being so dry.

Overall, even at the price of £21, I love this new addition to my Mac collection so much that I am dying to pick up some more. Hopefully the nudes will come back in stock soon!

Have you ever tried this product? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments!

Lucy x

14 January 2016

My 2015 Beauty Favourites!

So I'm a bit late to the party, but I decided that I just had to do a post featuring my favourite beauty products throughout the year of 2015.

1. Soap & Glory's 'Peaches and Clean Cleansing Milk'

I made the switch from make up wipes to a cleanser about half way through the year, and I have never looked back! My skin feels so much better for it and I especially love this product as it leaves your face feeling moisturised, clean and fresh! It also smells amazing which is a bonus.

2. Tanya Burr's Brow Palette

I've just been loving Tanya Burr's whole collection this year, she helped me rekindle my love for lip glosses! But the brow palette from her range has become a staple in my everyday routine. As you can see, Chestnut has been my favourite as I like quite a dark brow but not too dark. I've also liked to use Pebble in the summer for a more natural look.

3. Benefit's Gimme Brow

I got this as a birthday present this year and I've used it so much ever since! I like to use it over powder or just by itself when I don't have much time. It definitely gives your eyebrows more texture and it doesn't budge all day.

4. Urban Decay's Naked Palette

I've used this palette so much this year! Whether it's just on a day to day basis or for a night out, I feel like this palette has a shade for every occasion and it's definitely been my go-to for eyeshadow throughout 2015.

5. Benefit's Rockateur Blush Box

Ok, first of all, this blush smells so good?! It smells like sweets! But aside from it's smell, I also love this blush for it's sultry and shimmery colour.

6. Benefit's Hoola Bronzer

I don't think I need to say too much about this product, it's just an ah-mazing bronzer! I love it for contouring, strong cheekbones are the goal!

7. Mac Cremesheen Lipstick - Crosswires

So this year was the year that I finally bit the bullet and invested in a Mac lipstick! They're a little pricey but you definitely get what you pay for, this lipstick applies so easily, gives a gorgeous colour and is moisturising at the same time, love!

8. Vaseline's 'Spray & Go' in Cocoa

This was something that I discovered in 2014, but I've used it loads throughout 2015. It's so easy to apply and dries quickly so I like to use it just before tanning.

9. Batiste Dry Shampoo

This stuff is just a lifesaver. I haven't been without a can at any time in the year, even if my hair's not greasy it's just nice for freshening up your hair and giving it a bit more life.

So those were my beauty favourites from 2015, what were some of yours? I'd love to hear in the comments!

Lucy x

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