Liquid Lip Paints That Genuinely Last ALL DAY! | Mellow Cosmetics

Mellow Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lip Paint Swatches Review

Bonjour class,

Okay I need a big fat DISCLAIMER right here. I am well aware that every man and his dog are talking about Mellow Cosmetics right now. (If you haven’t heard then you can ignore this message). Yes, they very well may be getting paid for it too. Did I get sent these products for free? Yes. Did I get paid to talk about these products? No. Would I repurchase these products with my own money? YES. I think it would be pretty fair to say any raving done by myself or anyone else (paid or unpaid) is totally just and truthful. I would not be going this crazy over nothing. I pinky swear!

In fact I am going to repurchase some of the shades I didn’t get sent because SPOILER ALERT these Lip Paints are a game changer. I’m talkin’ some Colourpop-esque hype is gonna happen around here very soon.

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Lipstick Collection | My 6 Most Used Lipsticks ♥

Lipsticks I use Everyday Colourpop Ultra Matte YSL Rouge Pur Couture Mac Kat Von D

Good morning class,

I always have a little pang of guilt every time I lay eyes on my lipstick collection because there are so many that I barely use. However I can’t bare to get rid of them because I like to have the option of using them at some point. (Silly, I know!).

If you know me from school (and I know there are some staff/parents who read my ramblings – Hi! Thank you for reading!) then you know that I do try to wear an array of bright colours on my lips each week. However, if you’ve ever been to my house, you’d know it would take me about half a year to get through every lipstick I own if I wore one different shade each day.

I thought perhaps by writing this post, it might make me discover lipsticks that haven’t seen the light of day in a while and try to get some use out of my collection. Plus it will let YOU all know which lipsticks you should probably go and buy 😉 (sorry, not sorry).

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Favourites | August 2015

August Favourites Favorites

 

Good morning class,

Today I’d like to share with you my favourites for the month of August. I am well aware that I don’t do these favourites posts on the regular, but that’s purely because I don’t change my favourites that often. Some of these are a little bit new as well, so either you would have just heard about them on here, or you may probably be hearing about them fairly soon!

Let’s not muck around (a line I use on the daily).

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GIVEAWAY + Haul + Review | Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Swatches GiveawayHaul Review

 

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Today I’d like to chat about something close to my heart. If you follow my blog, you know I am self-confessed OBSESSED with Colourpop Cosmetics. I already have about 5 or 6 blog posts on their products and I cannot get enough. (Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) Obviously I still love them because I keep coming back for more!

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Maybelline New York New Releases July ’15 Haul

Maybelline New York The Nudes Palette Brow Drama Mascara Lipstick Fit Me Matte+Poreless

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Let’s chat about Maybelline! First off – Maybelline NY is one of my favourite drugstore brands! I find they are always creating decent dupes of high-end popular products. Their mascaras are on point. They have a fantastic range of lippies. I’ve heard their Master Precise liner is pretty wonderful. All-in-all, I’ve always found the products I’ve tried by Maybelline have been pretty decent for a drugstore brand.

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The products I wouldn’t write home about ♥

Products I would not repurchase NAKED Flushed Lime Crime Bourjois Bronzer

Good morning class,

Today I want to have a chat about something I don’t usually mention over here on my blog. I’m going to talk about the products in my collection that I would not repurchase. Usually, I like to keep things fairly positive, because I don’t really enjoy talking about the negative. However, you can’t go through life being positive all the time and I think it’s good to share with you the products I don’t like to show that I’m not just a ‘serial raver’.

So, the following products are ones which I have in my collection that are either empties or I just can’t use them any longer for one reason or another, OR I’m not a HUGE fan and I probably wouldn’t repurchase them when I run out.

It doesn’t mean that the brand is bad in any way, in fact, it doesn’t necessarily mean the product is bad. It simply means that in my opinion the product did not work for me. You may love these products – and that’s A-OK!

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Matte Lip Creams Part 2 – Sleek Matte Me ♥

 

 

Sleek matte me lip creams review swatches birthday suit

Good morning class,

Today I want to talk to you about something I have been MEANING to post about ever since I started this blog. The Sleek Matte Me Lip Creams.

I’m trying to remember whether I bought one of these or one of the Australis Velourlips first. I am pretty sure it was one of these. Back in the day these were raved about upon Makeup Obsessives on Facebook but nowadays I don’t hear much about them any more. Which, is sad, because these are absolutely FANTASTIC products. I bought mine straight from the Sleek website which is where they are the cheapest. Shipping is EXTREMELY cheap. Like literally $2 for 2 products type thing. However it does take a LONG time to get to NZ from there. The Sleek website has been sold out of a few colours for quite a while now which is frustrating. I’d recommend buying off www.makeup.co.nz which is still SUPER DUPER cheap ($13.95NZ) and they have all the colours in stock and their shipping is super quick.

I have the whole set APART from the red one which is really frustrating, but I think I’ll be ordering off makeup.co.nz very soon to complete my collection. Anyway, it doesn’t matter, a red is a red. These next swatches you are about to see will blow your mind. They are a BIG hit with the kids at school too. Especially Brink Pink.

Matte Me

 

Those are wet swatches but basically these lip creams apply wet and dry matte. I would say the formula is in between the consistencies of the Australis Velourlips and the Lime Crime Velevetines. It’s wetter than the Velourlips but not as wet as the Velvetines.

The colours are absolutely amazing though, aren’t they?! So vibrant and as pigmented as that on the lips. I ALWAYS get compliments when I wear these shades. ALWAYS.

They’re obviously a bit drying on the lips, being matte lip creams but they’re not TOO bad compared to some similar products. They’re probably my favourite formula that I’ve tried of this type of product. They last for forever, they don’t transfer, they’re vibrant and pigmented and they look BOSS.

Brink Pink was my first shade and it’s my favourite. There’s something about it and it’s unlike any pink shade I own. The colour is out of this world.

Birthday suit is a gorgeous Kylie Jenner nude and the best thing is – it lasts all day! Very flattering on the lips and suits anyone. Probably the most popular and well known shade too – and first to sell out so get in quick!

Petal is a gorgeous nude pink shade which is super flattering and doesn’t wash me out at all. It’s absolutely gorgeous. I love shades like these! It’s slightly darker on the lips when it’s dry but I like it like that.

Fandango Purple is a SUPER bright purple that gets ALOT of attention. Don’t wear this one if you don’t want to be noticed. It’s an amazing colour and I love it with a neutral eye.

Party Pink is a reddy pink and it looks so nice. Really wearable and good for everyday. I don’t get as much wear out of it as I do with the others but I think it’s because I’ve got so many similar colours. I find it very similar to Impassioned by Mac.

Overall, these lip creams are the bomb.com. I would 10000% recommend them and honestly, I find them so underrated. If you don’t have one in your collection then what are you doing!? They’re so cheap but such great quality and HEAPS of product inside. Sleek is a fantastic brand I’d recommend checking them out.

Have you tried these before? Tell me your thoughts! What other matte lip cream brands should I try? What is your favourite shade? Let me know!

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Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick Haul + Review + Giveaway ♥♥

Gerard Cosmetics Swatches 1995 Underground Buttercup Giveaway

 

Good morning class,

It’s my BIRTHDAY TODAY! Woohoo! Although I don’t know why I’m celebrating because I’m basically an old woman now.

Today I want to share with you my Gerard Cosmetics haul. If you want to buy some of these products check out the range here

They have fantastic sales and discount codes running all the time, so follow their social media for updates! They often have free shipping which is the ultimate winner for me!

I picked up 6 of the lipsticks in their range (one for the giveaway and 5 for me). I got the shades 1995, Underground, Buttercup, All Dolled Up and Cherry Cordial + an extra Underground for you guys because I assumed that would be the colour I’d love the most (I was right!).

I was unbelievably excited for this order to come. The swatches online looked so good, the packaging is gorgeous and I’d ordered lots of nude/neutral shades which I’m loving at the moment. It did take about 2 weeks and the tracking doesn’t work properly for us in NZ which sucked because I was being super impatient. I just wanted to swatch them!

Finally the order came, packaged quite well with an information card + discount code for my next order. Quite impressed. The only downside was that the lipsticks don’t come in any packaging like plastic wrap or a wee box – this sort of freaks me out a bit. Although when I opened them for a look they all look untouched (+ I promise the giveaway one has been untouched as well!).

Here are the swatches;

Gerard Cosmetics Swatches 1995 Underground Buttercup Giveaway

 

I have found all the lipsticks apart from Buttercup to be well pigmented. Buttercup is quite light and not pigmented enough to cover my natural lip colour. So I’ve been using it over the top of a nude lip liner which is worked okay. (Although I actually left Buttercup in the car and it melted and got a little bit deformed – hopefully you can’t tell in the pictures though). Don’t get me wrong, I love the shade of Buttercup and it looks great over a lip liner but the pigmentation is definitely not consistent.

As for the formula as a whole, it’s quite a matte formula which i like and it’s smooth and creamy to apply at first, although I find it gets quite drying on the lips and my lips looked a bit gross after a day at school because they were just SO dry. They’re not those lipsticks that you can just keep re-applying over the top, you actually have to take the lipstick off, put a bit of balm on and then reapply. Which is admittedly a bit of a pain, but the colours are SO gorgeous that it’s worth it.

The packaging looks gorgeous but it is quite tinny. It’s not quite as luxurious as I imagined, however for the price you pay for the lipstick + the look of it, it’s still fantastic in my books. I love the way it’s like a mirror (although that makes it hard to take photos). They look great on display and are easy to find in your bag.

Although these lipsticks aren’t super long-wearing, they do feel nice on the lips at first application. The colours (bar Buttercup) are super pigmented and creamy, they are just awesome colours, the packaging does LOOK gorgeous, they’re super cheap, they do free shipping and many of them have matching lip glosses (which I want to try next!) Overall, all things considered, these lipsticks are awesome for the price! I probably wouldn’t buy them full price (although I hate paying full price for anything), but when you’ve got a discount code I think they’re a good product especially with the range of colours. I recommend them!

My personal favourites are all of them. I LOVE Underground, it’s such a different colour. One I don’t have in my collection but it looks super flattering on the lips. I am OBSESSED. 1995 I thought would be way too dark for me, but in fact it looks perfect. Makes me feel like a 90’s kid again. All Dolled Up is the perfect Candy Yum-Yum alternative. It’s a Miss White sort of colour. Cherry Cordial is AMAZING and it’s my FAVE I think. It’s so flattering on my skin tone and perfect for autumn. Buttercup is a nice almost glossy finish, perfect for over the top of a lip liner.

Gerard Cosmetics Swatches 1995 Underground Buttercup Giveaway

 

Check out my Facebook page here for a chance to win your very own Underground lipstick by Gerard Cosmetics + I’ll probably chuck some extras in there. Super easy to enter just find the giveaway photo and tag 3 friends in it to enter! Make sure you like my Facebook page to ensure you’re in the draw. ❤

Have you tried any Gerard Cosmetics products? I want to try Shaaanxo’s lipgloss next! What do you think of them? Are there any that are on your wish list now? Let me know!

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My Mac lipstick collection ♥♥

mac lipstick collection ruby woo myth oxblood snob saint gemain dodgy girl impassioned candy yum yum vegas volt viva glam miley pheromonal rebel swatches review

Good morning class,

I think I’m going to go for a “lip week” theme for this week, and then a foundation week next week? I quite like themes – I think it’s a teacher thing. Let me know if there’s a ‘theme’ you’d like me to feature on the blog? Drugstore? High end? Brushes? Shopping? etc.

Anyway, this is my current Mac Cosmetics lipstick collection! Oh so exciting, and I know it’s a popular sort of a topic, so I thought I’d give it a go. I’ve done some lip swatches as well as arm swatches for you. The lip swatches are a bit average because my makeup wasn’t lookin’ great, it’s the last day of the school holidays, lighting was bad, I need a new camera, my lips hurt after like 3 lipsticks etc. You get the picture – enough with the excuses – (my parent’s always told me I should be a lawyer because I’m so good at arguing my case and coming up with excuses) – let’s get into it!

mac lipstick collection ruby woo myth oxblood snob saint gemain dodgy girl impassioned candy yum yum vegas volt viva glam miley pheromonal rebel swatches review

Okay so from left to right my lipsticks are as follows;

Myth, Oxblood, Snob, Saint Germain, Dodgy Girl, Candy Yum-Yum, Vegas Volt, Impassioned, Viva Glam Miley, Phoromenal, Ruby Woo, Rebel

Here are some arm swatches for you 🙂

mac lipstick collection ruby woo myth oxblood snob saint gemain dodgy girl impassioned candy yum yum vegas volt viva glam miley pheromonal rebel swatches review mac lipstick collection ruby woo myth oxblood snob saint gemain dodgy girl impassioned candy yum yum vegas volt viva glam miley pheromonal rebel swatches review

 

Now I’ll show you the lovely lip swatches and talk a little bit about each lipstick!

mac lipstick collection ruby woo myth oxblood snob saint gemain dodgy girl impassioned candy yum yum vegas volt viva glam miley pheromonal rebel swatches review

First up – Viva Glam Miley (Amplified); This is SO wearable! Super similar to Impassioned it’s a gorgeous medium pink. Not too bright, not too not bright (if that makes any sense). I have been wearing the heck out of this one since I bought it recently. I love that the profit from it goes to a good cause. I love that it’s designed by Miley (or helped designed by). I love the way it looks on me! Go buy it. It’s pretty much donating to charity – guilt free!

mac lipstick collection ruby woo myth oxblood snob saint gemain dodgy girl impassioned candy yum yum vegas volt viva glam miley pheromonal rebel swatches review

This is Dodgy Girl (matte) from the Kelly Osborne range so it is a limited edition one – sorry! Unfortunately for you guys it’s also my favourite Mac lipstick from the collection and it’s in the running as my favourite lipstick of all time! It’s the most amazing lavender colour and I think it’s really flattering. I love it for a bit of a bright lip! It’s matte but it’s really not drying at all. It lasts for ages as well! ♥

mac lipstick collection ruby woo myth oxblood snob saint gemain dodgy girl impassioned candy yum yum vegas volt viva glam miley pheromonal rebel swatches review

Sorry team! Another limited edition! This time it’s from the Toledo collection – you may have seen it in a previous post but it’s Oxblood (matte) and it’s another one of my favourites! I find the matte formulas on the limited edition lipsticks are much nicer than the regular mattes. This one is so creamy and it lasts for ages! It’s like a slightly lighter Kylie Jenner lip. SUPER wearable though. I love it. ♥

mac lipstick collection ruby woo myth oxblood snob saint gemain dodgy girl impassioned candy yum yum vegas volt viva glam miley pheromonal rebel swatches review

 

Oooh now this is a Miss White colour if I’ve ever seen one! You guys know I love bright pinks and this is the Queen of bright pink! Candy Yum-Yum (matte) is such a gorgeous colour and I don’t wear it enough. I think the problem is that it’s quite drying on my lips and I have other colours which are less drying and look almost identical. However I still think it’s a must-have for pink lovers!

mac lipstick collection ruby woo myth oxblood snob saint gemain dodgy girl impassioned candy yum yum vegas volt viva glam miley pheromonal rebel swatches review

Myth (satin) is probably my favourite nude by Mac – although I only own two of them. (I did own Creme de Nude but it was too sheer for my lips). I absolutely love it though. It’s like the perfect nude for me. It’s almost too light but I think I get away with it! Usually I’d wear it with the Chi Chi Totally Nude lip liner underneath to jazz it up a bit. I probably wouldn’t recommend this one if you’ve got darker skin than me as it may wash you out. I love the formula though, it lasts a long time and it’s just that little bit glossy which suits the colour well.

mac lipstick collection ruby woo myth oxblood snob saint gemain dodgy girl impassioned candy yum yum vegas volt viva glam miley pheromonal rebel swatches reviewPheromonal (Sheen Supreme) was in fact gifted to me by a male – I was super impressed! It’s not like any other lipstick I’ve got – and I think that’s because I usually stay away from lipsticks with sheer in the name because my lip colour is too dark for them. However I think this one has just the right amount of pigmentation and it leaves a gorgeous glossy finish on the lip. It doesn’t last for very long, but it looks darn good before it wears off. I like this one for a bit of gloss – it’s hard to apply on my lips though because the lipstick is rounded at the top and my lips are quite pointy as you can see.

 

 

 

mac lipstick collection ruby woo myth oxblood snob saint gemain dodgy girl impassioned candy yum yum vegas volt viva glam miley pheromonal rebel swatches review

Vegas Volt (Amplified) is a gorgeous coral orange. I’m not hugely into corals because I think they look weird on me for some reason but this is the only one I’ll wear. It’s sort of slightly pinky enough that it doesn’t wash me out too much or look too weird. I don’t get a lot of wear out of this one just because I’m scared of the colour but I should wear it more often I think. It’s got a fab finish (love those amplified’s!) and it’s nicely pigmented.

mac lipstick collection ruby woo myth oxblood snob saint gemain dodgy girl impassioned candy yum yum vegas volt viva glam miley pheromonal rebel swatches review

Bless! Saint Germain (Amplified) was my first ever Mac lipstick! Of course I was hooked in by Shaaanxo as it happens to be her favourite Mac lipstick. My younger brother bought it for me for my birthday and it’s got the most wear out of any of my lipsticks! Damn did I rock this when I first got it. It is on the light side but I think it looks really nice! I love a good baby pink and this one is the right colour for me. I would 100% recommend. Wears nicely.

mac lipstick collection ruby woo myth oxblood snob saint gemain dodgy girl impassioned candy yum yum vegas volt viva glam miley pheromonal rebel swatches review

Next one is Impassioned (Amplified); This is a gorgeous pink! It’s not too crazy bright, but it does come off quite dark on my lips. It’s super wearable and not drying. I love this one for an everyday look – and the kids at school like it too! I need to wear it more often!

mac lipstick collection ruby woo myth oxblood snob saint gemain dodgy girl impassioned candy yum yum vegas volt viva glam miley pheromonal rebel swatches review

Obviously I was getting sick of the poses so I am getting a little crazy it seems. This gorgeous number is probably my second-most-worn Mac lipstick and it’s Snob (satin). I LOVE this colour! I think it’s the most wearable of all. It’s just like the best muted pink ever made. I’ve bought about a million dupes but honestly nothing comes close to the real thing. It wears so well, and it looks damn good. I think you need this one gals.

mac lipstick collection ruby woo myth oxblood snob saint gemain dodgy girl impassioned candy yum yum vegas volt viva glam miley pheromonal rebel swatches review

Ruby Woo (Matte) is such a gorgeous red for light skin tones. It just looks crazy flattering. It’s the first red I bought (yes, I used to be scared of red) and it’s still my favourite red of all time. The only problem with this one as it’s about as dry as the desert. It’s SO dry. It drys out my lips instantly and it does not glide on. I have to use a lip balm before it or a gloss over top or else it just makes my lips look horrible. I wish it was a nicer matte formula but that’s okay.

mac lipstick collection ruby woo myth oxblood snob saint gemain dodgy girl impassioned candy yum yum vegas volt viva glam miley pheromonal rebel swatches review

Rebel (satin) is another one of my faves. I didn’t think it was going to look like this on my lips to be honest. It comes up a little more plumy than I’d hoped (I was hoping for more of a vampy purple). However I’ve grown to like it. It looks extra good with a darker lip liner (I like Leather by Colourpop). As always, it’s a pretty good formula and it wears okay. Not super long-lasting but it doesn’t come off instantly. It’s the perfect colour for autumn and I think I’ll be getting some more wear out of it very soon.

 

Well that’s it guys! That’s my Mac lipstick collection. Let me know what you think below! What’s your favourite Mac lipstick? More importantly are there any more that I NEED in my collection? I can’t wait to make it grow! Let me know in the comments section 🙂

Make sure you’re following me on social media too! I am hosting a few giveaways very soon so keep your eyes peeled.

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50 Shades of PINK! (My Lipstick Collection & Swatches – Pink Shades) ♥

50 Shades of Pink Grey Lipstick collection pinks

 

Good morning class,

As you can see from the amazingly beautiful (or horrific if you’re Tom) photo above, this is my pink lipstick collection.

I thought that because the 50 Shades of Grey movie was so good, and I love a good play on words, and I have about a billion pink lipsticks, that I would do a wee post about them!

There’s going to be minimal talking – if you get me talking about each and every lipstick i’ll be here all day! – but if you want to know about a certain lipstick or a certain brand then let me know in the comments and I’ll get back to you ASAP or I can do another blog post about it! Mmkay?

Right. Let’s do this. Just a wee disclaimer – this was collected over a period of like my entire life (although there are a few missing which are at school, and there are some which I’ve lost/thrown out/given away) so I’m not trying to brag or anything and these were pretty much all bought with my own money etc etc.

This took like HOURS to do, so I really apologize that one picture isn’t named right (I will correct this as we go along) and I have split the lipsticks into different shades of pink, but some of the colours would’ve probably been better suited to a different group. So if some are a little out of place, deal with it. 😉

Baby shades 

I absolutely LOVE baby pink colours! Although I’m shying away from them now that I’m a little bit more (fake) tanned because they really wash me out. Some of these shades are absolutely gorgeous though! I will forever love baby pinks ❤

Mac NYX Tarte Chi Chi Velourlips Models Own Barry M Too Faced Lime Crime swatches

 

Shades (from left):

  • Mac – Saint Germain (my first ever MAC lipstick!!)
  • Barry M #100 (I feel like this is too light for any human being)
  • NYX Round Lipstick – Narcissus (my first EVER lipstick!)
  • Tarte Lip Insurgence (name has rubbed off!)
  • Lime Crime – Great Pink Planet
  • Models OwnMatt Hyper Bright – Hot Pink (Definitely not a hot pink, and not my fave lipstick – SUPER drying)
  • Barry M #155
  • Chi Chi Creamy Matte Lipcream – Socialite
  • Australis Velourlips – LUN-DUN
  • Too Faced Melted – Melted Peony
Saint Germain Mac Barry M 100 Tarte NYX Narcissus Models Own Chi Chi Socialite Velourlips Too Faced Swatches

The Velourlips shade is LUN-DUN not HO-CHEE-MIN x

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