Monday, 11 September 2017

Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter Review & Swatches - Custom FX Custom Enhancer Dupes?

Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter Unicorn Elixir, Starlight, Champagne, Bronze and Rose Gold
The Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters are the newest launch to the Revolution family, and I have to say when I first saw these I got a little bit over excited as firstly I could see there was a Unicorn one and secondly because these look extremely similar to the cult Custom FX Enhancer Drops! So here's everything you need to know about these including my personal thoughts...
The collection consists of 7 liquid highlighters that retail for £6 each for 18ml of product, whereas the Cover FX Drops retail for £34 for only 15ml of product. Here's a rundown of each of the shades...

1. Unicorn Elixir > Similar to Halo from Cover FX
2. Starlight > Cover FX Celestial
3. Champagne > Cover FX Sunkissed
4. Luminous Gold > Cover FX Sunlight
5. Bronze Gold > Cover FX Candlelight
6. Lustre Gold > Cover FX Moonlight
7. Rose Gold > Cover FX Rose Gold

The packaging on these is stunning and I love the fact that each bottle has a colour coordinated label to correspond to the shade inside. The bottles are actually glass and come with a pipette applicator, that allows you to control how much you use.
The actual liquid is very concentrated so it can be used and customised in many different ways. I've been testing out the five colours I picked up to share with you, so here are a few suggestions on how you can use each of the shades. Also be sure to watch my live demo in the video linked above so you can see the products in action.

Illuminating Base

Add 1 drop of Starlight to any regular face moisturiser and mix away to create an illuminating glow to the skin. 

Strobe Cream

Mix 1 drop of Unicorn Elixir again to any regular face moisturiser to give you the ultimate glistening base.

Dewy Foundation Base

Mix 1-2 drops of either Starlight or Champagne to a non-glowy Foundation to amp up any make-up look.

Cheek Highlighter

Use 1 drop of the concentrated formula with a damp sponge and apply directly to the tops of the cheeks, cupids bow, brow bone and nose.

All Over Party Glow

Mix 2-3 drops to a regular body moisturiser to give you the most stunning all over glisten. This is perfect for the party season or if you want to show off your Summer holiday tan.

Custom Cocktail

Mix two of the highlighters together to create your own custom illuminating cocktail base. 

A few takeaway tips for you to remember...

I recommend starting off with one drop when mixing the liquids and then building up the intensity as desired, but the world is your oyster when it comes to these highlighters as there are just so many different uses for them, which I love. 

The actual consistency of these as I mentioned above is a very smooth concentrated liquid that is not glittery at all, with the exception of the Unicorn Elixir that has a slightly chunkier formula if used alone. 
Revolution Unicorn Elixir
Revolution Liquid Starlight
Revolution Liquid Champagne
Revolution Liquid Bronze Gold
Revolution Liquid Rose Gold
These lasted exceptional well throughout the day especially if you're using them alone as a highlight or mixed in with a body moisturiser. However, if you are mixing the highlighters in with your foundation or face moisturiser and you're putting them underneath products i.e powder/bronzer/blush they will last, but they may not show through as well compared to wearing them on their own, I hope that makes sense, if not please watch my final thoughts at 11.42 in the video where I explain it better! 
If you want to see the Unicorn Elixir in action skip to 12.20 in the video to see how stunning this is in real life!

Overall Thoughts
Firstly price wise these are exceptional great value for money anyway considering how much you get in the bottle and the fact you don't need to use too much. And comparing them to the cult Custom Enhancer Drops, these are honestly a total steal if you can't quite stretch to the £34 Cover FX price tag.

I adore the premium quality packaging, selection of shades and versatility, however, for me I did find the pipette applicators a little hard to pick up enough product out of the bottle if you need more than one drop, but on the whole, these are relatively easy to use. 

Application wise I advise following my take away tips up above for foolproof application and just remember it's better to start with just the one drop first and then add more if desired. 

Overall I loved these Liquid Highlighters as they are truly one of those WOW, must-have products and if you're a massive fan of Makeup Revolution or Highlighters in general and you're looking for something a little different to add to your collection, then I highly recommend taking a peek at these! 

Finally, Makeup Revolution continues to amaze me by pioneering the drugstore market with affordable, on trend quality products and I'm forever excited to see what they will come up with next...

I award the Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters a 4.9 out of 5

The Liquid Highlights are available in Superdrug stores from the 20th September or if you must get your hands on them ASAP, then head on over to the Tam Beauty or Superdrug Website to get yours now!


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Sunday, 10 September 2017

5 MAC Lipsticks I'm Crushing On For Autumn

MAC Lipstick Shades in Mehr, Velvet Teddy, Brave, Twig and Rebel
Well, I think it's safe to say Autumn has certainly arrived and so begins my love for everything Autumnal. I always adore all the new seasonal colour palettes that roll around each year and I'm forever exciting to see what will be trending in Make-up, Nails and Fashion. Today I wanted to kick off a series of 'Autumnal' themed posts with a look at my five favourite MAC Lipstick Shades for Autumn...
MAC Mehr
MAC Mehr is actually classed as a 'dirty pink' on the MAC website. This matte formula has a blue undertone and is one of those must-have deeper shades of pink that goes perfectly with any Autumnal make-up look. You can also pair this with one of MAC's best-selling Lip Liners, Soar.

MAC Velvet Teddy
If you haven't heard of Velvet Teddy, then girl you need to! This shade is one of MAC's bestsellers as it's such a wearable matte. And if you're a lover of nudes, then this medium beige ticks all the boxes for the colder months. MAC recommend pairing with this Boldly Bare Lip Pencil for the ultimate lip combo.

MAC Brave
This is probably one of my favourite MAC shades, alongside my Wedding shade, Angel. Brave is a beige/pink with a satin finish and this colour just looks great on anyone, it's just such a flattering shade that's not too dark or light, but somewhere in between.

MAC Twig
Another satin finish, MAC Twig is to me a slightly more intense redder version of Brave. So if you're after something with a deeper undertone for Autumn, then this is the shade for you. MAC suggests pairing this with Half Red Lip Pencil.

MAC Rebel
It wouldn't be Autumn without a berry shade in the mix. I love Rebel as it's such a lovely shade if you want to dress up an outfit for a date night or drinks with the girls. Rebel is described as a 'midtonal plum' on the MAC website. This colour can be teamed with a lip liner such as Vino or the matching Rebel Lipglass.


Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick Swatches and Review

Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipstick
French drugstore brand Bourjois have just dropped possibly their most exciting lip launch to date in the form of the Rouge Velvet The Lipstick*. This mouth-watering collection consists of 12 matte lipsticks that claim to be intense and long-wearing, so here are my thoughts...
These retail for £8.99 for 2.4g of product. As I mentioned above there are 12 shades to choose from including...
01 Hey Nude!
02 Flaming'rose
03 Hyppink chic
04 Hip Hip Pink
05 Brique-à-brac
06 Abrico'dabra!
07 Joli carmin'ois
08 Rubi's cute
09 Fuchsia botté
10 Magni-fig
11 Berry formidable
12 Brunette
I adore the packaging for these as it's vibrant, eye-catching and sleek.
Inside, the actual lipstick has this unique almost tear drop shaped bullet, which is designed for a more easier application.
Upon application, these glided on like a dream! First of all the unique shaped bullet made them so easy to apply and secondly, these were so richly pigmented that one swipe is all you really need.

The lipstick does dry down pretty quickly to a velvety matte consistency, which doesn't look drying at all.
I found these so comfortable to wear and not drying at all. I tested out Hyppink Chic and Brunette for longevity and both stayed on the lips for a good 8 hours. I did get the tiniest bit of transfer but nothing major considering how pigmented these are. For the brighter colours, I would advise popping them in your bag as the colour can fade slightly through wear and tear.
Hey Nude!
Hyppink chic
Hip Hip Pink
Joli carmin'ois
Rubi's cute
Fuchsia botté
Berry formidable
Overall Thoughts
Having never tried much from Bourjois lip range before, I was suitably impressed by not only the quality of these lipsticks but the pigmentation, colour selection and wearability. Yes, they are a tad more expensive than your regular drugstore lipstick, but hey I think the price is completely justified because of the many qualities these lipsticks house.

The shape of the lipstick bullet is rather unique but perfectly formed to aid in the ease of application and the overall feel of these lipstick considering the formula is matte is so comfortable to wear for long periods of time. I also love the fact that all 12 of the colours are totally wearable and suited to anyone and everyone.

So if you're after a more premium drugstore, semi-matte lipstick that's long-wearing, pigmented and enjoyable to wear, then I would for sure recommend checking this collection out.

I award the Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick a 4.9 out of 5

The Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipstick can be found at Boots, Superdrug and Feel Unique*

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*These were sent to me complimentary for testing but as always all opinions are my own.
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