Friday, 27 April 2012

Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color In Punch Drunk

Punch Drunk is one of seven available shades of High Gloss Lip Color from Urban Decay. I must say I first fell in love with the brand when I bought some of their eye shadows. And now I love it even more for their beautiful Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Colors. 
Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Punch Drunk

I chose Punch Drunk as I thought it was a great colour for the summer and it especially would go well with a bit of tan – what we all wish for during the summer months! I would describe it as spicy orange – an orange shade with a hint of red. Punch Drunk is a very bright, completely opaque and shiny lip color with a bit of shimmer in the formula. It’s not as shiny as the title suggests (high gloss) but it’s definitely on the shiner side (more like a shiny lipstick than a lipgloss). It’s very soft and feels creamy when applying to the lips. It’s not as enjoyable as new Revlon Lip Butters (look below – I totally fell for them) but it still feels lovely. The colour pay off is absolutely great (same when it comes to their eye shadows!) and it stays on for quite a while – about 4-6 hours.
I think the closest high-street match I own is Collection 2000 Lasting Colour Lipstick in Orange Punch except the fact that it’s slightly lighter and less red. It also isn’t shimmery.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Candy Apple, Tutti Frutti and Sweet Tart

 From left to right: Candy Apple, Tutti Frutti and Sweet Tart

I was really excited about these Lip Butters, I sooo couldn't wait for them to show up on the shelves and finally, they are here! Yeey!
The packaging looks very summery: it’s colourful and stylish. It’s easily recognisable as it features the Revlon trademark, which is quilted design on the outser case. It also matches the shade of each lipstick. I decided to pick three shades:
Candy Apple is a very, deep shade of red in the bullet but it slightly more orange-y when swatched. Not to say it’s orange red but it is definitely not as deep as in the bullet.
Tutti Frutti is a bright shade of orange in the bullet but when applied it’s less orange and more coral. A beautiful shade for the summer – will look great with a bit of tan!
Sweet Tart is a bright, candy like pink that comes out to be slightly less bright and less pink when applied to your lips. Still, the colour pay off is great! Another great shade for the summer, which I will definitely be wearing!
 From left to right: Candy Apple, Tutti Frutti and Sweet Tart

From left to right (on my hand): Candy Apple, Tutti Frutti and Sweet Tart
The texture of Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter is very silky and creamy (like the lip butters should be) so they are very comfortable to wear. Honestly, these are the most comfortable lip butters/balms I’ve ever had. Can’t stop wearing them! The colour intensity is very much like a lipstick with a creamy formula. It’s not massively pigmented like an average lipstick would be but it's definitely not sheer and I absolutely love this! They look totally beautiful on lips, very shiny and healthy. The lasting power is about 2 – 3 hours and I am more than happy to re-apply the lip butter after that time because they are so comfy to wear!
 Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Candy Apple
 Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti
 Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart

Overall, I think they are absolutely gorgeous and I will definitely re-purchase in the future! A.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Illamasqua SS12 Human Fundamentalism Lipstick in Apocalips + Nail Varnish in Nomad

When I saw the advert for this collection it was absolutely love from the first sight, seriously. I wasn’t just blown away by the explosion of colours but their idea behind their collection. I mean, Illamasqua is known for pushing their boundaries but this collection is just amazing. Maybe it’s because they play around with my two favourite colours: purple and green? Anyway…

Illamasqua SS12 Human Fundamentalism Lipstick in Apocalips is a very deep teal shade with matte finish. It’s not a shade I would normally pick but that’s why it caught my eye. I like bold and statement colours, and I was keen to see how it looks like on lips.

The formula is very dry so the lipstick doesn’t glide as smoothly as a lip balm or a lipstick with satin or creamy finish. Once applied, it provides an opaque finish. It smells like a sweet candle wax when in the bullet but when applied the smell is undetectable. 

The lasting power is about 6 hours without the need to re-apply. It’s not moisturising but it’s not drying either but I wouldn’t say it’s comfortable to wear on its own. Also, Apocalips is great to mix with other lipsticks to get new, innovative shades (I mixed mine with L’oreal Color Riche in Pink Passion to get deep, lilac-y purple with blue undertones). Overall, very impressed and will definitely purchase more Illamasqua makeup products.

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Nomad is a bright, neon-y shade of green. It’s very similar to Barry M Nail Paint in Mint Green but brighter and slightly greener. It’s very long lasting (about a week with a top coat), has shiny finish and a great formula that require just one coat for opaque finish. Overall, I think both the lipstick and nail varnish are great products!