Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Pretty in pink

Hello! I said many moons ago that I was thinking about doing some small reviews of some make up I've bought recently, and today I have finally got around to it! This post is going to be pretty picture heavy, so prepare yourself accordingly.
These are the four lipsticks I own. Up until about four months ago, I only owned one! Pretty shameful to be honest, it's pretty much one of my make up staples.
(They are in the same order here as they are in the pictures below)
Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish Lipstick in 16.
This one is my favourite! It looks a lot more subtle here than it does in real life, but it's a lovely pale pink which feels kind of like a grown up Barbie colour (so basically my aesthetic in general). It has fairly blue undertones which is great because I am so not one for coral/orangey shades. It's also pretty moisturising but does fade a bit during the day.
Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in 130/Oxford Street Fuchsia (they don't have the shade, but other ones are available here)
I really, really love this colour but the  formulation of this lipstick is not good at all! It takes a lot of applications to get the colour to really build up and get full coverage, and it can look quite patchy if you have dry lips. I would recommend wearing lip balm underneath for definite with this one because it can settle into lines in your mouth pretty easily (which I think you can see a bit here). I do find it quite disappointing because this is the most expensive lipstick I have bought (£6.29 at Boots, but I bought it in a 3 for 2 offer with the other Rimmel lipsticks). Having said that, I do love the colour (which is slightly more purpley than it looks here) and I like that it makes my eyes look really blue.
Topshop Lipstick in Mischief (they don't sell this exact shade any more but there are other similar ones on their website)
My sister bought me this a fair few Christmasses ago (I think when their make up range had just started) and I really love it! Definitely my favourite red shade that I own. Its slightly raspberry red which I really like because I feel like that works with my ghostly pale skin, it kind of makes me feel like a Snow White/Marilyn Monroe hybrid, if that makes any sense at all. The formulation is really creamy & it is pretty long lasting, however it is very bad for bleeding out. I blot it several times when I apply it & I've also started wearing lip liner with it too (but more on that later).
Rimmel Kate London Lasting Finish Lipstick in 22.
I haven't really worn this lipstick much, but that's mainly because I prefer my other red. As you can probably see, there isn't much difference between the two but this one is slightly less pink and a bit darker.
Swatches! Same order as before, natural light.
And flash.
Also, I thought I would show you my lipstick holders! I picked all of these up in charity shops gradually, at one point I owned all three of these but only one lipstick.
I also bought some glitter eyeliners recently! Glitter, yaaay! I bought the turquoise one for my burlesque make up expecting it to be a bit rubbish as it was only cheap, but I was actually really impressed & went back to buy it in some other colours.
Collection 2000 Glam Crystals in 5/Le Freak (other shades available here)
I really love this liner! It's such a pretty colour & it's really easy to apply. It's easier to put on than the other two, I think because the glitter is finer and it glides better over the lid. Very long wearing too considering it was so cheap.
Collection 2000 Glam Crystals in 8/Dancing Queen (other shades here)
Really love the hot pink colour, but it does look a bit odd when my hair is bright pink so I don't wear it very much.
Collection 2000 Glam Crystals in 11/Shake It Up
I kind of regret getting this one because I don't think I'll wear it very much, it looked very purple in the shop but it's more like a dark blue on which is a little bit dull for me. I mean, duller than the other shades! Can glitter even be dull?
Also, just thought I'd do a quick round up of the rest of the make up I'm wearing here. I don't really wear make up around the house, like ever, but when I'm meeting people or going out for the day I put a little bit on.
  • I never used to colour in my eyebrows, but I barely go out without doing so now. The Benefit Brow Zings in Light are so good! I find the wax really good for shaping my eyebrows and the powder is great for darkening/filling in gaps, as my eyebrows are pretty light on their own. It comes with two brushes and a set of tweezers, but I just use my own tweezers because I find these ones too small and fiddly.
  • I'm kind of on a mascara hunt at the moment. I got this free sample of Benefit They're Real! in Elle magazine & I have heard good things from other people but honestly I'm kind of disappointed. I really don't like the weird spiky brush and I never feel like I get it on thick enough on my lashes, which i like because mine are pretty thin. I like the colour but I find that it's really difficult to actually take it off too.
  • I had a discount code for The Body Shop & I'd heard really good things about their Lip Line Fixer so I decided to give it a go. It works just like any ordinary liner, except it's invisible so it can be used with any colour. I really love it and I use it whenever I'm wearing lipstick, especially with the Topshop one above as it really stops it bleeding out onto the skin around my lips.
  • More new additions to my beauty routine from The Body Shop are this Eye Definer liner in 5/White and this Baked-To-Last Blush in 1/Petal. I'm not quite sure what I'm doing with the eye liner, but I quite like the way it makes my eyes look a little bit brighter. I love the blush though! It is really shimmery and the pale pink is much better than the coral I was using before (a free sample my mum didn't want, my apathy with make up is so painful). It comes with a highlighter too, which looks great on my cheekbones.
Okay, so amateur hour make up review is over, hope you enjoyed it!


  1. I love the last two lipsticks, as well as the amazing eyeliner! Such a great collection. x


  2. I love the Topshop lipstick,I've been wanting one for ages I think I'll have to buy one now!


  3. you have the prettiest eyes!

  4. I seriously want your hair! x

  5. I think I've got Mischief too, love that shade!x

  6. If there is one thing I have, it's makeup reviews from my favorite bloggers! <3

    Starting this year I only had about 3 or 4 lipsticks - but all that changed when I discovered some really good ones for $2...! Now I have like 15 or something ridiculous like that; oops!

    That TopShop lipstick looks so gorgeous - I haven't ever tried their makeup but I really want to! And that light blue glitter eyeliner? Gorgeous!


  7. GLITTER EYELINER AAAA!!! I want to buy one! Have you ever tried the H&M glitter eyeliner? Looks amazing but I'm not sure about the quality... but for sure I will check this ones. thank you :)

  8. im soo in love with your blog! hehe x
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC and bloglovin if you'd like?


  9. beautiful
    I invite you to visit my blog, you're very welcome <3
    Super kiss and a great weekend .

  10. wowie, those eye liners look so wonderful! And I like the lipstick colors as well, they are so pretty! :)


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