Monday, 11 May 2015

Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer {Review and Swatches}

Hi Dolls,

I hope you had a stunning weekend and happy belated mothers day to everyone!  Whether you're a human mommy, furr-mommy, still waiting for yours or have lost a precious bundle - hope you were spoiled and that someone told you that you're a wonderful and special women!

If you're looking for a bright lippie, that's a mixture between a gloss (non-sticky) and a lipstick - these beauties will be perfect for you.

This HD lip lacquer is a wax-free gel technology, true to colour with high-impact shine and a bouncy, lightweight feel.  The applicator has a brush wand.

As you can see, both of these colours have shimmery pigments in them, but it doesn't transfer as glitter on your lips, instead it just creates a lovely glossy sheen.  And trust me when I say, the colours are super pigmented and so bright - so a little goes a long way.  It dries to a glossy sheen, in terms of lasting quality, I'd say you'll get a few hours of wear eating and drinking.

If you're like me that's a bit apprehensive to wear super bright colours, I lightly dab my finger on the brush and then tap it onto my lips, then to tone it down further I'll use a nude lipstick in the centre of my bottom and top lip and then I'll lightly blend it in.  It creates a very soft ombre lip but nothing extreme, it just looks pretty and wearable.

Both of these colours are so pretty and Strawberry Topaz is the perfect red cherry lip for winter!

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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Firm Favourite: MAC Fix+

Hi Dolls,

I hope you're doing well?

We went on a family vacay last week down to KZN, and it was so lovely!  You would never think they're having fall weather over there, it feels like middle of summer for me, and everybody dresses so casual - the vibe down there is just awesome and I miss it already!

Anyway, this is another product that I've been using for years.  It's absolutely a firm favourite with me that I've repurchased constantly.

MAC Prep & Prime Fix+ - R235.00 / 100ml

I've read that this makes some people breakout, I have sensitive skin that is prone to acne breakouts and I've never had any, but I suppose it differs for everyone.  On top of that I do have combination skin (that is drier in winter times), with an oily t-zone, and I don't find that this makes me more oily than when I don't use it (it will give you a glow after your sprayed it on but it's not oily).  I just had to address some concerns first because I know that these are common problems that a lot of women seem to have.

You may think that this is a product for setting makeup, which it is, but there are tons more uses!

I use this as a primer, especially during times when my skin feels very dry, I literally soak my skin in this before applying makeup as it leaves it feeling very hydrated and takes away that stiff feeling your skin may have.  Sometimes I'll apply this after a primer or I'll just use it alone as a primer.  Not only will it give you added moisture this way, but if you're looking for a way to lock in your makeup from morning to night (no budging) give it a try.

Also, instead of wetting your beauty blender, to get a fuller coverage and lock your foundation in to stay all day in place, just spritz fix+ on your beauty blender, and I also use this method for my under eye concealer (which is MAC Pro Longwear concealer), as I feel it helps lock the concealer into the fine lines and helps to minimize under eye creasing.

And then obviously the way that most people use it is after all of my makeup has been done, do 2 - 3 spritzes all over.  Seriously, this stuff literally locks in your makeup as is, I do my makeup around 7am in the morning, and by 8pm at night it still looks the same.  Plus, I have oily skin and it still doesn't budge.

I also like the smell of it, not sure what's in it exactly but it's just a very fresh scent which I enjoy.

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