Monday, 17 February 2014

Lip Colours


I realized that there is mainly three categories for lip colours; Nudes, Pinks and Bold colours so I decided to show my favourite combination for each 'category' and how I like to mix products to get the perfect colours!

Nude

First up is my nude lip, I love a nude lip on a everyday basis. It's simple and easy and provides a little more excitement around your lips but without noticeably screaming out that you have a lipstick on. Contradicting what I've just said, the nude I've chosen today is quite dark but still somehow appears natural and sophisticated.

First I apply Avon's Lip Liner Glimmerstick in 'Mystery Mauve'


When I have filled in my lips with the lip liner, I apply Lancome's Colour Fever Lipstick in shade 216 on top


Lastly I pop Lancome's juicy tube in shade 22, to finish off the look


And tah dah! That's the 'nude' and 'natural' look finished!

Pink and Flirty

Next up is the pink lip. This is my personal favourite lip colour. I can easily wear this to school and work. If I ever just want a little bit more colour to add to my dull lips then this instantly brightens them up and sweetens my look.

For this look I don't feel the need to use a lipliner, but of course if you would like to then go ahead and apply that first. For me I start straight away with the lipstick. The combination that I've been obsessed lately are these two products below, they have been my holy grail recently.

Here I'm applying Revlon's Colourburst Lip Butter in the shade 090 Sweet Tart. This is such a beautiful colour and really compliments my fair skin.


And what I've found has been the perfect lip gloss for this lip butter is Revlon's Super Lustrous Lipgloss in the shade 12 Pink Afterglow. 


Bold and Feisty

A bold and loud lip colour is perfect for parties or any night time event you may be attending. I love to wear a bright lip colour if I've not got much time to get ready or if I'm too tired to do a intricate eye shadow look. Wearing a bold lip colour instantly makes it look like you've put in the time and effort even if it's only that and a little bit of concealer that you're wearing. So for me, who may as well be crowned the Queen of lateness, this is perfect for those times when I'm to look presentable but have slept in (as usual).

For a bold lipstick I feel that you always need a lip liner, just to keep it contained on to your lips and not to allow it to go walkies all over your face. So here I start by outlining then filling in my lips with Maybelline's Colorsensational lip liner in the shade 547 'Pleasure Me Red' 


Rimmel's Kate Moss Lipstick in the shade 111 'Kiss of Life' is the perfect bright red and this lipstick lasts forever. I wore it on christmas day and despite me eating for the whole day, at night the colour was still evidently there, it hadn't budged from my lips at all.


I think for a bold colour it's quite nice to keep it matte, it adds to the effect. But if I felt I wanted the lip slightly more casual I would probably add Elf's Hypershine Gloss in D17 'Vixen' to give add that glistened look.


Here are all the products I used for these three looks:

Nude and Natural

Pink and Flirty

Bold and Feisty


Thank you for reading m'lovlies and remember any questions you have don't hesitate to ask below! And let me know which is your favourite look from above :) 
Stay lovely, 
Kira
xx


Sunday, 9 February 2014

Avon Mega Effects Mascara Review

Avon Mega Effects Mascara Review

Packaging


Recently Avon launched their new mascara; Mega Effects Mascara. I was instantly intrigued by it because first of all the packaging is unlike any other mascara I've seen on the market. It's a short, small and flat tube unlike the usual tall, skinny and round tubes. Although it is a lot smaller than other mascaras, it holds 9ml which on average is the amount of mascara regular tubes hold. 


Another thing which is original and unique about this mascara is the handle. It has a thumb indented grip and it can bend backwards and forwards so it fits just right in your hand. 


The mascara brush is completely different to what I've ever seen. It is flat and only has bristles on the very end of the brush, unlike the usual mascara wands in which have bristles completely covering it. The bottom of the tube has bristles which vacuum pack the brush in, having such a tight opening is supposed to stop the mascara from drying out as it hardly lets anything past it. 

Application
For application the brush is not used so it applies the mascara horizontally, instead you use the brush to apply the mascara vertically which allows each and every eyelash to be coated. 

The Result and Overview


The mascara does a great job in lengthening the eyelashes, although it lacks in the volumizing department. I feel that the brush picks up a lot of product, so I prefer to only apply one coat (which is all you only really need) otherwise your eyelashes become clumpy. 
I do prefer the brush applicator in comparison to normal mascara wands as it captures every single eyelash, even the teeny weeny ones and lengthens them so much so, that they are no longer teeny weeny. The brush is also perfect for the bottom eyelashes, that's what I especially like about it. Because it can bend, you can angle it to a certain position which allows you to coat the lower lashes without getting the mascara imprinting on your skin. 
The packaging (the shape and size of the tube) I like as it is small and compact and takes up a lot less room in my makeup bag. You could easily slip this into your bag and as its more bulkier it feels more protected. The vacuum seal 'keeps the product from drying out' I don't know if this quote will follow through or not as I haven't had the product long enough for it to start drying out but it seems like it could be true as the seal is so secure. The only problem with it being so tight though, is that you have to tug quite hard on the applicator to get it out.

Overall, I would recommend this mascara to a friend as it truly lengthens the eyelashes and does a good job in separating them. The mascara is sold at 10 pounds and I believe that that is a reasonable price for what the product does. You can purchase the mascara from a Avon catalogue or if you don't have a Avon representative nearby their website is http://avonshop.co.uk/shop/default.asp?
For anyone who lives close by Musselburgh, Scotland and is looking for a Avon Representative then my sister, Robyn has recently started working as a Avon Representative. Definitely check out her facebook page and feel free to ask her any of your questions on products or ordering and delivery.  https://www.facebook.com/avoncosmeticsbyrobyn?fref=ts

Thanks for reading,
Stay Lovely, 
Kira
xx