Monday, 17 February 2014

Old Timers: RIMMEL Kate Moss Lipstick

It's been a while since I've bought any new lipsticks... that may be because I've been rather content with the one's I already have. I'm afraid this post may not be very exciting and the lipsticks I'm about to review aren't new. These lipsticks are from the Lasting Finish and Lasting Finish Matte ranges by RIMMEL and Kate Moss.

These shades are: 
Pink: 101 and Nude: 113 from the Lasting Finish MATTE range and Red: 01 from the normal Lasting Finish range. You can pick them all up (and many more shades) from shops such as Boots and Superdrug for approximately £5.50. Prices are subject to change, and if you do your research you may come into a bargain!

As you will see from the image above the range of brightly coloured lipstick look fantastic with such lovely packaging. 

It's safe to say that the shades from this range are true to colour. You can see in the image above that the quality of pigmentation is fantastic. These lipsticks really do add a refreshing splash of colour to your daily look and you could say that they make your lips pop!

As well as being true to colour this range is rather 'true-to-name' if there is such a thing. I usually coat a layer of lip-cote over lipsticks to help the colour stay all day. At first I did out of habit with these, until one day I forgot and realised that the Lasting Finish range(s) stay put for hours without need of a helping hand.

The bottom line is, that I really would recommend these old timers to anyone who's looking to invest in a new lipstick to incorporate into their daily routines. Depending on what sort of palette your used to, some of the shades in the line(s) may be a little daring, but I was always told to have a little fun with makeup - in which case compliments will follow.

Have you tried Kate Moss for RIMMEL? My fingers, legs and toes are crossed in hope that she'll release a new range this year.

Happy Monday!

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Stay Don't Stray, Benefit Eye shadow and Concealer Primer

Benefit has always been a brand that I trust. When I used to live in Southampton, the Benefit counter in John Lewis used to be my go-to stall for makeup essentials. So much so, I think I was on first name terms with the staff.

 If you don't have a benefit counter near you, this product is available here for just £20.50.

This '360 degree' primer is certainly one that I'd recommend to friends, and keep a secret from my enemies. The 360 degree tag comes from the fact you're supposed to use it above and beneath your eyes. Kind of cool no?

The Review: 

The Colour Shade: 
The first point to mention would be that you can get this in two shades light to medium and medium to dark. Without fake tan, when I'm embracing my god given complexion - I am paler than Casper, so I decided to be sensible and opt for light to medium. In hindsight I'm glad I did, because it doesn't wash me out, and in fact has enough colour and brightness about it to give me a fresh and rested look. 

As you can see from the images above, the primer comes in wonderful packaging along with instructions on the box. This makes it perfect for ladies like me, who don't usually go the whole shabang and make primer part of their daily routines. The fact that benefit have popped instructions on the box makes this primer perfect for any one who wants to look nice whether or not they are used to using similar products. 

One of the things I love about this product is that it doesn't feel heavy when your wearing it. It's almost  feels like a moisturizer. Fresh, smooth and silky. 

I'm looking forward to using this product with Peek a bright eyes which I ordered in the post earlier on today. I'll keep you posted, and as soon as I give it a go I'll post up a sequel to this review. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Stay Beautiful,