10/17/13

NYX – Matte Lipstick – Indie Flick

Hey guys,

Since NYX opened in Malta, I have been trying quite a couple of products from this brand and another product I’ve been loving is their Matte lipsticks. One of them in particular is this lovely coral lipstick called Indie Flick, my lipstick collection was craving for a nice orange-red colour. They are also  ridiculously affordable which If i’m not mistaken retail for only €9, and have a really lovely selection of shades to choose from.

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It has a lovely texture and pigmentation, not too dry and not too creamy which is quite uncommon for a matte lipstick and it doesn’t dry out my lips either. This lipstick stays on for a long time and doesn’t smudge easily. Usually with matte lipsticks one must be careful and watch their lips throughout the day so they don’t over-dry, crease, feather, smudge, etc. But with this lipstick, I don’t quite find myself running into those problems.

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My only complaint about the lipstick itself, is that after about seven or so hours it does tend to flake just a bit and dry out your lips if you don’t apply a balm at least a couple of times during wear. Then again, that could be expected with a lot of matte lipsticks. I would recommend moisturizing your lips prior to application, following up with a good lip liner, then finally applying the lipstick with a brush, about three to five coats, blotting in between save for the last coat. This has been my process for the longest time, and my lipstick stays like you wouldn’t believe.

The other thing that bothered me was the packaging. It looks good, but it can be twisted while closed, which could make the lipstick smear on the inside of the cap (basically what actually happened to me). But I guess you just have to be careful.

Will I ever buy this product again? I will definitely buy this lipstick again, and if not in the same colour in some other gorgeous colour from the matte range.

Do I recommend it? I do highly recommend it, just be careful not to twist it while closed, like I did. Go to the NYX store at Sliema right now 🙂

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XOXO

Sarah-Jane

03/29/13

Pupa 50’s Dream Limited Edition

It is pretty obvious the 50’s era is with revived again right now especially in fashion and in Make-up. Make up has become very minimal like the 50s but is significant with vibrant red lips and bold eyeliner. Pupa has taken also the 50’s inspiration and created a line of fabulous make up for us to try and have.

Spring Collection 2013

The line consists of 4 different eyeshadows, a beautiful vibrant green, light pink, cream and orange colours. 12.50euros

50'S DREAM LUMINYS SILK50'S DREAM LUMINYS SILK50'S DREAM LUMINYS SILK50'S DREAM LUMINYS SILK

It also has 2 eyeliners one green and one brown. 10.90euros

50'S DREAM ULTRA SHINE EYELINER50'S DREAM ULTRA SHINE EYELINER

There are also 4 beautiful lipstick one in a nude color, one in pink, another one in peach and of course in red. 10.50 euros

50'S DREAM MISS PUPA50'S DREAM MISS PUPA50'S DREAM MISS PUPA50'S DREAM MISS PUPA

It also has a nice peach, pink highlighter compact. 14.75 euros

50'S DREAM COLOR TOUCH HIGHLIGHTER

Last but not least a range of nail polishes in an light orange, nude/white, pink and orange colours.

50'S DREAM LASTING COLOR50'S DREAM LASTING COLOR50'S DREAM LASTING COLOR50'S DREAM LASTING COLOR

I have been given some products by Pupa to review an one of them is the nail polish by this collection. What I love about pupa is first of all their cute packaging designs they do for the make-up and of course the good quality make up they have.

You can find Pupa in some of the pharmacies around Malta and in some places around the world especially in Italy. The only 3 places I know that definately sell them in Malta are the pharmacy in Hamrun and even in the Perfumery in Daniels shopping complex, also the Medimports in Hal-Qormi.

Thank you for following guys 🙂 keep posted for more

xoxo

Sarah-Jane