Revlon Cherries in the Snow Lipstick Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

Cherries in the Snow by Revlon is one of those lipsticks that will, in my opinion, always be a classic.  The makeup industry are constantly bringing us new shades (much to the pain of my bank balance!) but very few colours stand the test of time.  Cherries in the Snow was first released in 1953 by Revlon and is a real classic.

In my opinion, nothing is more beautiful than a classic red lipstick.  There really is a colour for everyone and I suit a red with a pink undertone. Cherries in the Snow is the perfect red for me as it is just that. A cool/blue red mixed with raspberry pink.  This is the prettiest lustrous colour that contrasts against my fair skin tone and dark hair perfectly.

Cherries in the Snow is very heavily pigmented and saturates my lips in colour.  Application is always a dream as the colour glides on effortlessly.  The lipstick does have a lustrous sheen and I usually avoid vibrant colours in this finish for fear of lipstick teeth, but I don’t find this to be a problem with this particular colour.

Perhaps one of the best things about Revlon Cherries in the Snow is the price at £7.99.  An absolute bargain for a stand out lipstick in both formula and colour.  I would thoroughly recommend adding a little vintage glamour to your collection and taking a look at Cherries in the Snow next time you pass a Revlon stockist.

Cherries in the Snow (and yes, I totally would buy this shade for the cute name alone!) is the perfect way to brighten my mood on a Monday!

Have you tried this classic red? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Talk to you all soon x


NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in shade Tea & Cookies Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

It has been a very exciting week for me!  NYX has officially landed in Boots stores on the British high street! For those that don’t know, NYX offer niche products at competitively low prices while still being of an excellent quality.  I was a little pushed for time so had to glance over the counter quickly so my first purchase was this little beauty.  The NYX Liquid Suede Lipstick in Tea & Cookies. Being a big Kat Von D liquid lipstick fan, this product had high standards to meet.  So, how did it compare?  ….. Very well indeed!

The packaging is rather basic, and nothing special but does the job nonetheless! The applicator is soft and the product glides onto the lips effortlessly.  Tea & Cookies is a soft beige pink that is just the right amount of pink to stop it being too pale for my colouring.  The long narrow applicator makes applying to the contour of my lips easy.  The matte lipstick was not too drying, and did not settle into the lines on my lips anymore than what was expected with a matte liquid lipstick.

The lipstick unfortunately did not last very long, and transferred easily on my tea cup. It lost the colour a little in the fullest part of my lip, migrating slowly towards my lip line after a few hours, but that said in this natural shade I found this was not overly noticeable and priced at £6.50, I really don’t think you can ask for more!

I would love to hear from you if you too have recently discovered NYX has set up home in your local Boots store! Have you made any purchases?!

Talk to you all soon x

L’Oreal Infallible Matte Max Lipstick Like a Virgin 002 Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

So, here we are again! The end of another Monday and the chance I get to sit down and share with you all the lipstick that has got me through the first day of my working week.  Today, in honour of the sun well and truly coming out I decided to try my new L’Oreal Infallible Matte Max Lipstick in Like a Virgin – a lovely summary pink shade.  This new concept of lipstick really excited me when I was browsing the shelves of my local Boots.  I love my matte lipsticks for longevity so couldn’t help but buy one to try out!

Like a Virgin 002 is a pretty pink that goes on much lighter than it appears.  They contain micro-oils that leave your lips feeling velvety soft.  Before using the lipstick, I apply a thin layer of concealer over my lips.  This gives the colour something to ‘grip’ to and makes the colour a little more intense.  The applicator has a lovely soft sponge tip, and I lightly tap all over my lips building up the colour to my desired finish.  Creating ombre lips would also be easy with this product, and I would be interested in buying another colour to try mixing them.

Now to the important part.  Yes, it gives a very pretty delicate finish but unfortunately it just doesn’t last very long! This is a real shame as everything else about this product is fantastic! That said, I would still purchase again but I would recommend buying a darker or brighter shade than you want – to ensure the colour stays put or at least fades to still leave a hint of the colour it once was!

You can purchase the L’Oreal Infallible Matte Max Lipstick for £6.99 from L’Oreal stockists.

Talk to you all soon x


Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Lipstick – Dynamic 410 Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

Mid tone warm neutrals seem to be my ‘thing’ at the moment! My lipstick colour of the day is very similar to last Mondays when I shared with you all my new MAC Finally Free lipstick.  However, this particular colour is particularly special.  It is almost butter soft, incredibly long lasting and moisturising too! I really can’t fault this lipstick at all!

I don’t own many Estée Lauder lipsticks, but a fellow blogger recently pointed me in the direction of the brand.  The colours on offer are very similar to Bobbi Brown and the layout of the counter makes finding a colour to compliment you very easy indeed.  I settled for Dynamic 410. A mid-tone rose shade that, albeit a warm tone, rather suits my fair complexion.

The lipstick packaging is rather luxurious with a weighted lid and magnetic closure giving that rather appealing ‘click’ after application! The lipstick has a lovely sweet vanilla scent (and taste!) – a little reminiscent of MAC!

The lipstick glided on effortlessly to my lips, and the shape of the bullet made precision application rather easy too!  The lipstick gives a lovely shine to my lips and the colour lasted a good 5 hours.  Given that it is a Bank Holiday here in England today, I was not at work so I was drinking a little more than I would on a usual day but the colour still withstood the dreaded teacup!

You can purchase Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Lipstick  in shade Dynamic 410 from Estée Lauder counters for £24.00.  A reasonable price for a high end lipstick, but one that certainly won’t disappoint! I think I may be adding a few more Estée Lauder lipsticks to my collection over the coming months!….. Well, when you like the formula you may as well buy in every colour!!

Talk to you all soon x

MAC Finally Free Lipstick Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

I have been excited about getting my hands on this lipstick for some weeks now! I’m first to admit I’m not a fan of anything Kardashian related, but when MAC announced a collaboration with Caitlyn Jenner I couldn’t help but want it – especially when I saw how unusual and pretty the colour was.

Finally Free is a beautiful rose pink nude in a cremesheen formula.  At first glance Finally Free is a ‘suit all’ red tone but once applied it is a lovely wearable every day pretty rose shade.

The lipstick applied effortlessly and is everything you expect from a MAC lipstick.  The colour longevity was good, only muting after drinking but still leaving behind a pretty sheen.

Caitlyn Jenner created Finally Free to suit all ages, all races and all sexes.  I am really impressed with this colour and can see myself getting lots of wear out of this lipstick.  I don’t own any colour like it and for that reason would recommend purchasing it if you are looking for a new shade.

Finally Free is available exclusively online at MAC and priced at £15.50. 100% of the selling price goes to the MAC Aids Fund Transgender Initiative to further the work in support of transgender communities.

Do you like the finish of Finally Free on my lips? I would be really interested to hear your thoughts!

Talk to you all soon x

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in shade Magick Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

Kat Von D is fast becoming my new favourite when it comes to makeup.  It is therefore probably a good thing that it is not readily available in the UK!

I have had my eye on the Studded Kiss Lipsticks for some time, and recently placed an order from Sephora and slipped this one (and possibly one other!) into my shopping cart!

This beautiful shade in Magick is a pretty dusky pink shade that could easily be my new ‘my lips but better’ shade. It perhaps verges on the warmer side, however works surprisingly well with my cool undertones.  The lipstick has a very subtle shimmer and looks so pretty on my lips.

I applied this in the morning and it lasted right through to lunch time, even surviving coffee drinking!

The Studded Kiss Lipstick packaging is like no other I own, and adds a fun touch to my makeup bag.  The lipstick has a lovely chocolate scent and glides onto my lips effortlessly.

You can purchase the Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick from Sephora (they ship internationally) for $21.00  – approx. £14.60 plus tax and shipping.

Have you tried the Kat Von D Studded Kiss lipsticks? Can you recommend one for me to try? I would love to hear from you!

Talk to you all soon x

Clinique Nude Pop Lipstick Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

I absolutely love wearing makeup, but there are some days when I just want to look minimal but still well put together. For todays post I am sharing with you all a lovely nude colour from the Clinique Colour Pop collection in Nude Pop.

The Clinique Colour Pop lipsticks offer both intense colour and a primer in one and are perfect for those days when we are pushed for time as you don’t have to apply a primer separately.   Nude Pop is a pearly pink nude with a slight shimmer.

The lipstick does not last all that long, even with the promise of the primer added to it, but that said it was not disappointing. Reapplication was easy and the lipstick glides onto my lips leaving an even colour.

This lipstick is priced at £16.00. If you are looking for a pretty nude to add to your makeup bag then perhaps give this one a try!

Talk to you all soon x