04/26/15

Pupa Milano – Autumn Collection 2014 – I’M – 002 Berry Voilet

 My apologies to Pupa Milano for the late review however its not easy to find time to blog, when you have a full time job and other crazy things to do.  Last Autumn, I received this gorgeous by Pupa and I was happy like a bird cause it was a tint of colour I have been searching for a while. It is very similar to the MAC Rebel lipstick, but being that at the moment  M.A.C is in-existing in Malta ( not for long 😀 ) I tried to find something similar in other brands.
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 The colour is a beautiful plum colour with a mix of purple.  Even though I am very late only reviewing this lipstick, they still have I’M lipstick which very similar in texture and quality. You might not find the same colour but I find the Burgandy 308 to be very similar. So check that out.
What I like about the lipstick is that it’s creamy and very soft on the lips, but also I find it makes my lips fuller, a big thumbs up . The colour is highly pigmented and it stays on for those 4 to 5 hrs depends what you’re doing. Not to mention that it’s paraben free.
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One of my favorite things is the curved vintage style packaging, being that it’s a limited collection is comes in a gold tone while the other I’M lipsticks are in a silver colour. Who came up with this design deserves a thumbs up, as it gives the lipstick such a luxury feel. This gorgeous Lipstick costs 12.45 euros in Malta, definitely affordable and worth every penny.
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Pros:
  • beautiful very pigmented colour
  • long lasting
  • creamy and light on the lips
  • beautiful vintage packaging
  • affordable

Cons:

  • That it’s a limited edition shade, they should make it permanent 🙁

I hope you liked this review, do check out the Lipsticks from Pupa Milano, they have such a beautiful range.

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XOXO

Sarah-Jane

01/31/14

Primark – £1 Lipsticks

Hello guys 🙂
A while ago in London, as I was waiting after a long line to try some of the clothes I picked at Primark, there was this beauty section full of cute make-up products and pretty stuff. Being of course the beautyholic that I am, I had to pick a few items from there and I got these 3 beautiful lipsticks and a bronzing powder. There were some other products, like small nail polishes, and cute lipglosses into the shape of a cupcake and even mascaras and eyeliners but they didn’t impress me much.
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I chose 4 colours, not sure if they had more colours, but if they did’t take more because I either didn’t like colour or probably have something similar.  Unfortunately they have no names on them so I made names for them myself. 1 The ” Flirty Fushia” is another lovely pink colour more on the darker side, it transfer pretty well and it can be worn in any season. The “Orangy Red” is another lovely orange-red colour, reminds me of the NYX coral colour I have, but this one is shimmer and not matte. 3 The  “Barbie Pink” is a very bright pink, which unlike what it looks like in tube itself it’s a very light pink. I really like this color and would definitely prefer it on me in Summer rather than in Winter for some reason.  4 Last but not least the “Pinky Purple”, this colour is a mixture of pink and purple fused together into one gorgeous colour, I don’t have anything like this colour in my collection, it very pretty. A perfect colour for Winter and would look gorgeous in Summer too. The Flirty Fushia and Pinky Purple are very similar but the Pinky purple is lightly darker.

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Pros:

  • I am pretty impressed with the quality of these lipstick for it’s cheap price.
  • They are creamy and most of the transfer pretty well
  • The darker colours have some pretty staying power. They don’t have the staying power as great brands like MAC but they are as good as any other drugstore brands I have tried.
  • Did I mention they only cost for £1, that pretty ridiculous. They are as good as some of the lipsticks I have tried from some other drugstore and wayy cheaper.

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Cons:
  • I honestly would give this product any cons being that it’s ridiculously cheap, but I have to say the lid comes off very easily, so be careful how to you store them or how you put them if your handbag.

Will I ever buy this product again? Definitely, if I’m ever in London again for sure, I love the colors and they are so cheap.

Do I recommend it? I recommend it to anyone, they are very good for their inexpensive price, I used them all the time.

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Have you ever tried these lipsticks ? feel free to comment down below
XOXO
Sarah-Jane

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

09/20/13

Pupa Milano – Glossy Lips LipGloss 402

Hey guys,

Last Month I was given two products from Pupa Milano, the gorgeous pastel nail polish with you can view my review here, and this glossy lips lip-gloss.

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I have to admit that my glossy days are over (I am getting old :P), I don’t wear a lot of lip-glosses any more, but I do like to mix lip-glosses with other lipsticks. This name of this lip-gloss doesn’t lie, it is truly glossy and makes your lips pop and it even made my lips look bigger, which is  quite nice :).

The colour is bright and the texture is shiny and even though it says it’s not sticky, it is a little bit. However the stickiness it’s not annoying like some of the other lip-glosses I have tried, I find it to be quite moisturizing actually. My lips felt really hydrated and soft after removal and that is something which is rarely incorporated with a gloss.

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What I seriously love is the applicator, it is very soft but also flexible very unlike the usual hard wands. The packaging is also quite nice with a transparent tube and elegant metallic details. The colour which is number 402 is this nice light pink/peach colour which can be used either for everyday on it own or if you want to dress it up with a lipstick on night out with the girls. Also it is quite long lasting I wore it for work last Saturday and it was still on me after 4hrs. Some of the product faded away after a few hours but overall it stayed put.

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The price of this lip-gloss is of €11, which can be seen as a bit pricey for a lip-gloss but I think it’s actually worth the price, being that you have a lot of product  so it will last for a long time, and that is hydrates your lips at the same time. I do suggest they start naming their products rather them giving them just a number, it would make a lot more sense.

Check out some of the other colours they have available:

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I hope you like this review, have you tried this lip glosses out?

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

08/19/13

MAC Retro Matte – Ruby Woo Lipstick

Nothing can explain my love for this particular lipstick. No review can give justice to such a lipstick. Yes I am falling in love with a lipstick, I might sound crazy but you have to give it a shot to test how good it is.

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Well I bought the Ruby woo because recently I have heard a lot about it, being that it is very similar to the Lipstick Rihanna launched with MAC, called Riri Woo. I couldn’t find a good price for Riri woo but I did find a good price for Ruby woo, so I got it. I tested it out about a month ago, as I went for some drinks with my girls. I drank, I eat, and I drank some more an this lipstick stayed put all night. I was so impressed, I never had a lipstick which I didn’t have to reapply in a few hours. It stayed put for over 5 hrs If I recall so that is definitely a 5 star when it comes to longevity. It also doesn’t stain the teeth as it happens with most red lipsticks, and I even noticed it doesn’t stain glasses, when I drink.

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The colour is a gorgeous red matte lipstick, it doesn’t have an orange tint like most red lipsticks, it is just perfectly matte red. It reminds me of how it was back in the 50’s, I felt like I was channeling my inner Marilyn Monroe. 🙂 Of course the pigmentation is just divine but unfortunately it can be a little bit drying on the lips, so for winter you definitely need to wear a lip balm underneath.

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Apart from the colour, I love M.A.C lipstick packaging, being in one of my favorite colour, Black. I also can’t get enough of the lovely smell all M.A.C lipsticks have. If you love red lipsticks, this is definitely a lipstick you have to have.

Well that all for now, I think I shared enough love for this lipstick :P. What do you think about this gorgeous lipstick ? Have you ever tried it?

xoxo

SJ

07/17/13

It’s all about the Lips

One of Summer’s make-up trends is wearing very simple and neutral eye-shadow while having lovely bright, bold colored lips. It is however very important to be careful with regards to what colors should you choose. Pink and Red colours look great on all skin tones but there are various types of pinks and reds, so make sure you are picking the right colour.

  • For fair skin: coral reds or dark reds with pink undertones.
  • For medium or olive skin: pink and cranberry shades, and brick reds.
  • For dark skin: reds with burgundy or brown tones.

Matte lipsticks are pretty much in vogue nowadays. I haven’t seen a catwalk model wearing a glossy a lipstick. I love a matte lipstick, it looks gorgeous on the lips without showing too much. I used to be scared wearing red lips when I was younger because I had the idea of it not looking good on me or making me look older. If you chose the right colour, it won’t make you older, and it won’t look bad.

This summer is enabling us to be creative and colorful with make-up, so let’s enjoy this time and do the best we can with it. 🙂

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

06/13/13

MUA £1 Lipsticks – Review

Hey guys,

I hope you are all having a great week so far. Recently I was going trough my lipstick collection and realized that I haven’t reviewed and of the Make-up Academy Lipstick I bought last time. The thing that sold me immediately about these lipsticks is the price. I mean £1 for a lipstick is just ridiculous so of course I bought some from their range. I honestly didn’t expect for these lipsticks to be of good quality but to my surprise they actually are.

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I am gonna be honest, not all of them were to my liking but I truly loved most of them. Some of the colours are really gorgeous and you are getting the quality similar to that of a drugstore brand.The consistency is pretty creamy and the finish is glossy. Some of the shades have got a rather chunky glitter in them, some of the shades are just pure pigment. I find that pigmentation varies from shade to shade, usually lighter shades are very sheer, but buildable and darker shades stain my lips in one sweep!

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The lasting power is not the greatest, but for the price, you just keep reapplying.They don’t fade in chunks or bits, they don’t dry my lips out too much, as you’d expect for a pound, and I actually find them rather moisturizing and that does not happen too often. I do recommend that you use lip balm or a lip salve after you a day of wearing these, as they sometimes tend to have a strange ‘post-wear’ effect on my lips, when the edges of my lips go a tad flakey, but as long as I slap on some effective lip balm, it’s all good. The scent of these lipsticks is like a strong vanilla, which might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I love it.

Overall, I have to say, I’m in love with these. I understand that for some of you they might be more or less drying, you might not be the biggest fan of the lasting power, but they are worth giving a shot, as you just might be as lucky as I am and get on with them like I do. I definitely recommend these lipsticks and might actually buy some more next time.

Have you ever tried these lipstick? What do you think?

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

02/2/13

NYX Lipsticks – Review

Hey guys,

I am very happy now to review my new NYX Lipsticks that I got from the website chemist direct. Lately I have been obsessed with having the perfect pink lipsticks because I find them to be very feminine and very much in vogue nowadays. If you look at most celebrities  like Nicky minaj, Rihanna and Christina Aguilera all of them have worn beautiful pink lipsticks that make a statement for themselves. So I thought of starting my search for the perfect Pink lipstick.

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I have to say I love these NYX lipsticks, the colours are just divine and their pigmentation is incredibly good.

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The first lipstick I am going to talk about is the NYX lipstick called spellbound. The texture is buttery soft.  The pigmentation is dark pink, very great.It can cover any lip pigmentation . The only thing which might bother some people is that is stains a bit. Personally it doesn’t bother me because I actually like that it leaves like a stain on the lips, which is something that many make-up artists are doing in fashion shows and photo-shoots nowadays.

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The second Pinky NYX lipstick I bought is called chloe which is a darkened fuchsia-red with iridescent violet-fuchsia sheen. This is definitely a bold, bright shade with a frosty finish. I noticed that it turns Purple when hit by the Sun.

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I love these lipsticks, they can really make a bold statement on your lips. I do recommend them to anyone because they are fabulous and great quality.

That’s all for now, keep posted for more 🙂

xoxo