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Review: Revlon ColorBurst #045 Raspberry

Revlon Color Burst #045 Raspberry

Revlon Color Burst #045 Raspberry

Since my change of hair colour, Emma Stone has become my new beauty icon and, after seeing her look A-mazing (hehe see what I did right thar!) in a berry lip at the Crazy, Stupid, Love world premiere, I’ve decided she can do no wrong. Luckily I hunted through my lipstick drawer and found that I already had the perfect shade to try this look for myself!

What I love: I’ve reviewed this formula before in the shades Coral  and Blush so I wont go into to much detail in this review. One of the things I didn’t like about the Coral shade was that it wasn’t really what I would expect from a coral, but there is no doubt that this one is definitely a true raspberry. I don’t find it to be as glossy as the coral shade but the deep, rich colour and beautiful formula are to die for. This range of lipsticks has definitely got my vote for chic packaging and I think they are good value for the price.

What I don’t love: I can’t put my finger on anything that I don’t love about this lipstick, except maybe for the fact that it does suffer from a little colour bleed, but it’s nothing that a little lip liner wont fix. The only other thing I could pick on is that it isn’t long lasting but the depth and richness of colour certainly make up for it.

I have three shades in this lipstick and love them all, however this shade is particularly beautiful and well worth a place in anyone’s makeup collection.

Rating 4/5

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Review: Revlon ColorBurst #080 Coral

Revlon Color-Burst #080 Coral

Revlon Color-Burst #080 Coral

So how do you know that you and a lipstick are just meant to be?

a) When you’re on a tight budget, and spending $25 on a lipstick seems a little frivolous;
b) you’ve fallen in love with a particular shade and;
c) on the fourth visit to the Revlon display’s, in many a department store, it’s reduced to $8!!! Who could refuse!

What I love: a sexy bright shade, which I’d describe as a orange red rather than a coral. It looks great just slicked with its luscious shiny finish, or blot and powder it to give a more matte day time look. The ColorBurst line is fast becoming my favourite mid-priced lipstick, glides on silky smooth and is not too heavy, is really moisturising and seems to have good colour pay-off. The packaging is chic, in a matte quilted black case, and I personally really like how the end of the tube is the shade of the lipstick – makes it much easier to find in my drawer when I’m in a hurry.

What I don’t love: although you get a couple of hours of wear from this lipstick, due to the bold nature of the shade, it really needs more regular touch ups. It definitely wont last through a coffee, let alone lunch, so be prepared for some up-keep to ensure this statement shade works for you all day. Also be sure to line your lips when using this shade as, like most bright shades, you may end up with a little bleeding outside the lip line.

I really love this lipstick, it ticks all my boxes – sexy, shiny, bold and cheap!

Rating 4/5

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Review: L’Oreal Color Riche Shine Gelée #303 Sweet Tea

L'Oreal Color Riche Shine Gelee #303 Sweet-Tea

L'Oreal Color Riche Shine Gelee #303 Sweet-Tea

This is definitely one of my frequent go to’s – I actually have this shade on my desk at work so it’s often part of my mid-afternoon ‘wardrobe change’ (aka I’m too lazy to hunt in my bag for the shade I put on earlier in the day). I’d describe this shade as a neutral, muted rose with a hint of berry.

What I love: this shade really does suit almost everyone. I’ve recently used it for a wedding and it suited the bride and all her bridesmaids, who were of varying skin tones and hair colours, and it looked great. The texture is creamy and rings true to it’s claim as a lipstick that is nourishing like a balm but shines like a gloss. It’s really easy to just swipe over your lips and has lovely colour payoff without having to pack it on. It also has a really yummy scent, which I can’t quite place, but I’m thinking jelly beans?

What I don’t love: for all it’s nice ‘smooshy’ feeling on your lips, it can sometimes feel a bit heavy. Also, in terms of  it’s staying power, it wont last past your morning coffee, which is a real shame because it’s so pretty. As for the packaging which, although I really like due to it’s unique tapered shape and colour peek window, unfortunately the lid has an annoying habit of coming off in my purse.

Overall I’d recommend this as a beautiful addition to anyone’s lipstick collection, so long as you’re prepared for frequent touch ups.

Rating 3.5/5

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Review: Lipstick Queen, Jean Queen

Lipstick-Queen_Jean-Queen

Lipstick-Queen_Jean-Queen

I’ve mentioned this before, but I absolutely love the Lipstick Queen range, all the more for knowing that the brand  is dedicated to lipsticks and glosses and is owned by none other than Poppy King, an Australian with a passion for lipstick. The thing with Lipstick Queen, is that you know every shade is borne out of a love for the pout so the colour, pigment and shine are top quality.

So with that in mind I’ve finally gotten round to reviewing the lipstick I had to have, Lipstick Queen’s Jean Queen.

What I love: the texture is to die for, it’s virtually weightless, silky smooth and just glides on your lips. It feels like a balm rather than a lipstick and as a result is super moisturising.

The shade is really lovely, a sheer YLBB kind of pink and I do agree with the product description in that it lights up your face. I’m not totally sold on whether it’s the perfect shade for denim but it certainly looks gorgeous on all skin tones and any outfit, jeans included!. It has a glossy sheen so it’s perfect for someone like me who doesn’t like sticky glosses, but still wants a dewy pout.

The packaging is simple but cute: blue metal with the Lipstick Queen logo, and I like that it’s smaller than most lipstick cases so you can fit your in your purse.

What I don’t love: The only thing that I don’t like about this, and all Lipstick Queen products is that I can’t buy it in my city. Luckily it can be purchased online from Kit Cosmetics, but I’m so impatient and hate having to wait for the postman!

All in all, a definite must have for any Lipstick Queen or Princess.

Rating 4/5

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