Archive for July 2012

MUA Love Hearts Lip Balms in 'Kiss Me' and 'Great Lips' review.

 Be honest, who didn't see these and immediately mentally scream 'Pout Polish!' I know I did...

However, though these greatly resemble Pout Polish in their packaging, they're really not the same product once you open the lid. For one, these are far more moisturising than I've ever personally found the Pout Polishes to be. For me (and I can vouch for this, look back under the 'Sleek' tag for all my Pout Polish reviews, I say the same thing) Pout Polishes are a little more moisturising than Vaseline, with a bit of colour. I use them for their colour, not for moisture, because they simply don't give any. These, on the other hand, are really hydrating. They leave my lips feeling nice and soft at the end of a day wearing them.

Even the way they feel on the lip is different from Pout Polishes. Pout Polishes feel like they're going to slide off as soon as you dare to eat or drink - these are comfortably hugging, almost a little tacky, so they stay put a little longer.


The colour isn't bad, either - there's a solid tint when on the lips, which is layerable.
These cost £2 each from Superdrug, which is a good price considering the Pout Polishes are pushing £5 now. :/
All in all, very pleased with this offering from MUA. I'm going to try and collect more as they don't seem to be limited edition!

Maybelline Haul

Maybelline has been on 3 for 2 in Superdrug for some time now, and this glorious offer coincided with the release of some new summer products. Naturally, I couldn't help myself and took full advantage (and utilised my NUS Extra card, which entitled me to a further 10% off the normal price)


I bought their new Colour Sensational Popsticks in 'Cherry Pop' and 'Citrus Slice' as they look so like the Clarins balms I have been craving for like two years (but way cheaper) and their new BB Cream in Dark. I was seriously impressed that their 'Dark' shade is genuinely dark, unlike others (cough cough, MUA).

I also purchased some of their 10 Hour Super Stay Tint Glosses, which I have been road testing and am seriously pleased with! I think the red is my favourite performance wise, but I love the colour of the plum.


What does everyone else think about Maybelline's recent offereings? Yey or nay?

Sleek 'Blush by 3' Palettes in Sugar, Lace and Pumpkin (Part Two of Three)

This is the second of a three part series on these palettes. To see swatches of Flame and Pink Sprint, follow the link.

The three shades in this palette are named after varieties of sugar:

Left to Right: Turbinado, Muscovado, Demerara

Sugar is the darker version of Lace, flattering on tans and darker skintones. It all looks very natural, adding a subtle tone/contour to the cheekbones. The shimmer colours are decently milled, so you won't get masses of cheek glitter fallout, but they're also quite pigmented so a fluffier brush is advisable. I think I'll get a lot of use out of Turbinado in the winter months as it's like a natural flush, but darker and more brown toned. I also like Muscovado to help highlight.




Left to Right: Crochet, Guipure, Chantilly

Lace is really warm, light and natural. It contains the infamous Rose Gold dupe (Guipure) in the middle, flanked by a neutral peach (Crochet) and a sort of muted coral colour (Chantilly). I can see why it sold well, the colours suit most people.


Left to Right: Lantern, Sqaush, P-Pie (can't stand that name)

Pumpkin is bright and summery, despite having a name that evokes a more autumnal feeling. I love the bright orange, P-Pie (now I have a dupe for Aruba, a blush from the Caribbean Collection that I adore) and the pink (Squash) reminds of Pixie Pink, another Sleek blush. The corally colour (Lantern) is something else entirely and it looks pretty unique when on my cheeks. It's bright but not bright, if that makes sense? It's the sort of colour that adds a little bit of 'I can't pinpoint what it is about her face, but I really like it.' to the cheekbones. I think it's the coloured shimmer pieces that add that depth and interest which really comes across on the face...I hope Sleek release this colour as a standalone at some point, it's really special.

Overall, I consider the Blush by Threes very worth owning. The colours are seriously well put together and I now lack an excuse to buy any other blush (knowing me, I'm beyond sure that I'll manage to somehow!)
I've still got one more post planned, which is a comparison post against some of the other Sleek blushes I own.

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