Posted on April 17, 2014
I recently picked up seven of these lipsticks through Australian online discounter Ozsale. Each one was at a bargain basement price of $3 and I’m already kicking myself I didn’t buy more. Where can you seriously buy a decent lipstick for that price?
Picutre 1 left to right Mulberry 31145, First Kiss 31104, Flutter 31110, Orange Too 31112
Picture 2 left to right Venus 31114, Victorious 31136, Rose Rush 31137 and all colour swatches
These are beautifully pigmented and super creamy, with a fruity fragrance and apply to a smooth matte finish, with an ever so slight hint of sheen. They wear well, with great staying power, and fade off evenly without looking patchy on the lips.
I believe when originally marketed they came out in the high end range, but are now available at various online discount cosmetics stores from Fragrances and Cosmetics to StrawberryNet and even eBay.
The lipsticks are 3.5g of product each and come packaged in a gloss black plastic casing, similar to other brands like Inglot and Gorgeous. A nice simple packaging.
These lipsticks are not as luxurious as the title may have you believe and are certainly no Dior or Chanel, however they are very nice and a great every day lipstick – something you can throw in your handbag. They look lovely, come in a great colour range and at the end of the day if your lippy goes missing between work, a night out with girls or the cab ride home, you’re not going to be kicking yourself the next morning.
If you can pick these up cheap and the postage isn’t too much of a pinch, then I’d definitely give them a go.
Comment below on your favourite shade, if you’ve tried these lipsticks or if you’ll be thinking about adding one of these to your collection.
Until next time…
Posted on April 10, 2014
Most woman love a gorgeous red lip, but never on ourselves. We admire those gorgeous red lips from afar and are spell bound by celebrities in their gorgeous gowns and hot red lips.
So why are most of us so scared to take the plunge?
I put this down to colour choice. The truth is a red lip is flattering on everyone, but there’s a bit of science that goes into choosing the perfect red lipstick for you.
So what colour will suit you. Whilst some of the lucky ones can pull off any colour, there are generally some rules you should follow. And the first step is to pay attention to your skintone, hair and eyes.
Cool Reds that have pink, purple & blue undertones, generally suit ladies with darker toned features.
Warm Reds that have orange & coral undertones, generally suit ladies with fairer toned features.
A perfect example for those MKR fans, are Victorian twins Helena and Vicki, one blonde, one brunette, both red lips, but different undertones.
So what next? Well not only do you need to choose the right shade for you, but you need to prep those lips. Make sure your lips are well hydrated and are free of any dry or chapped skin. A daily dose of your favourite lip balm is extremely helpful, and if you’re prone to dryness, then try a weekly lip scrub.
You should next apply a base to your lips, so a bit of concealer or left over foundation you have on your brush or sponge. This will help the lipstick last and have longevity. Line your lips in either a neutral shade as close to your lip colour as possible, or a matching liner to your lipstick. Lip liners help stop your lipstick from bleeding.
Apply your first coat; I prefer a lip brush for a precise line. Then taking a tissue, fold it in half and press your lips between the tissue, this will take off any oils and excess product . Then take a small amount of translucent no colour powder on your finger tip and dab the lips. This will set the first coat. Then apply a final coat and your good to go!
So the question is will you be rocking a red lip this weekend? I dare you…
Until next time…