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27 January 2017

Colour Correcting First Impressions

January 27, 2017 0 Comments

Hello everyone!

Colour correcting involves using different colours to neutralise other colours that appear on the face. For example, green and red are opposite each other on the colour wheel, so you apply a green colour to areas of the face that are red (such as around the nose or on spots or blemishes), and this should mask the redness effectively. For a long time I've been very interested in colour correction to try and hide the dark circles under my eyes, so I finally picked up the Barry M Colour Correcting Kit from Boots. It has four colours, coral, purple, green, and nude, to correct various colour problems on the face. Here's how I got on with it.

20 January 2017

Makeup Revolution Lipstick Review

January 20, 2017 1 Comments

Hello everyone!

My advent calendar for December 2016 was from Makeup Revolution, and in that advent calendar I got six lipsticks. I thought I'd swatch and review them here for those of you who were thinking of picking a couple up. Unfortunately, none of them are named/numbered, so I can't give you an exact shade.

One or two of the shades in this calendar were very similar, and those are the two brown/nude shades. I don't really wear these kinds of shades all that much anyway, but I was disappointed that there wasn't more variety at this end of the spectrum. However, the second one pictured is definitely lighter in colour to the first one.

Neither of these shades compliment my skin tone. I think I need something a bit darker to make a feature of my lips, rather than going for a pale nude/brown. I also had to try a few times to get a good colour payoff from these two, perhaps because they were so similar to my actual skin colour - they just didn't want to show up to begin with.

The third one is a Barbie pink. Again, this isn't really my shade, it's a bit bright, but I think the colour payoff and pigmentation from this and the darker shades is very good. They apply nicely as well - not uneven and patchy.

As is often the trouble with dark lipstick shades, they sometimes come off in the middle of your lip, leaving an awkward ring around your lips of product that managed to withstand a glass of water. These are no different, and I have to reapply quite often. This shade of red is a bright, true red, which is a lovely colour, and the one underneath is blood red and dark, which is always nice in winter.

All of these are matte lipsticks, which means that they are quite drying. If I don't apply Vaseline first, they get really quite uncomfortable. I can't stand dry lips, and it looks awful with lipstick on when you can see dry skin and chapped lips.

This purple isn't a shade I'd normally go for, but I really love it. I think it's a special, flattering shade. These lipsticks are good against even waterproof makeup remover, so if you don't eat or drink or just reapply afterwards, they actually last quite a long time. This is great if you don't particularly enjoy having to reapply lipstick that rubbed off in seconds.

I've included a picture of the swatches I did to show you the colours on my skin. The numbers correspond to the order the lipsticks appear in this post. I was impressed by the pigmentation of most of them, but found they took a long time to dry so ended up smudging on my hand quite quickly.

So there you have it, my review of the Makeup Revolution lipsticks that came in their advent calendars. They certainly aren't the best lipsticks money can buy but for their price point they are actually quite good and they come in a large range of shades.

Thank you for reading, lots of love

13 January 2017

Dying my Hair Pink

January 13, 2017 1 Comments

Hello everyone!

As mentioned in my New Year's Resolutions post, I've been wanting to dye my hair some crazy colours for a while now. I decided to start of with pink, and I wanted to share the process with you in case any of you were thinking about dying your hair.

6 January 2017

2 January 2017

New Year's Resolutions

January 02, 2017 0 Comments

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a lovely holiday season, and I'd like to wish you a happy new year! As we go into 2017, a lot of us will be making some resolutions to take with us into the year. I'd like to share mine with you here, to hopefully help me stick to them!