NYX Matte Lipstick Tea Rose Review – Lipstick Monday!

NYX Matte Lipstick Tea Rose Review

I’m loving Monday’s at the moment, purely because I get to share with you all a lipstick that has cheered me up during the day. Today I was in the mood for a cool toned rose colour and NYX Tea Rose in a matte formula ticked all the right boxes!

I love NYX lipsticks.  They are wonderfully pigmented and glide on effortlessly.  They are also excellent value for money at £8.00, and come in a wide range of colours.

I love the transparent packaging that gives away the colour inside.  Sometimes it’s the small things that make all the difference!

NYX Matte Lipstick Tea Rose Review Swatch

As you can see from the swatches above, the colour is beautifully opaque.  I find it super flattering on my pale skin tone and it brings out the green in my eyes.  It is a matte lipstick but is not drying.  I would say if you like a very matte colour then this is not the lipstick for you.  It has a slight sheen to it but this does not bother me, in fact I quite like it! This is a beautiful lipstick for Autumn as it brightens up my complexion and adds a lovely touch of colour without looking too full on.  It lasted for a good few hours, but did leave the tell tale lipstick marks on my coffee cup! I am still impressed with the overall finish of the product and can’t wait to buy a few more colours.

NYX Matte Lipstick Tea Rose

So there we have it, a beautiful rose pink lipstick that offers not only excellent value but one that applies smoothly and lasts for a pretty respectable 3-4 hours.

Can you recommend another NYX colour for me to try? I would love to hear your suggestions!

NYX Matte Lipstick Tea Rose Swatch Review

Talk to you all soon x

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Tom Ford Lip Colour Cherry Lush 10 – Review | Lipstick Monday

Tom Ford Cherry Lush 10 Lipstick Review Swatch

What better way to kick off Lipstick Monday than with Cherry Lush.  I have long coveted a Tom Ford lipstick and my dream became a reality last month.  It is every bit as luxurious as I hoped it would be and is the perfect lipstick to wear on a Monday.  I had an extra little spring in my step this morning on my walk into work knowing that I was wearing the lipstick I had dreamt about for so long.

Tom Ford certainly knows a good lipstick! He understands that there really is no better accessary than a perfect lip.  Our lips are the focus of our face and when done well have the ability to define our whole look.

Tom Ford Cherry Lush 10 Lipstick Review

Cherry Lush is a beautiful blue based red shade with a pretty pink hue.  It has a very subtle shimmer that leads to a lovely sheen finish. It looks lovely against my pale skin tone and whilst it is a ‘look at me’ shade it is also extremely wearable and flattering.

I am able to get a lovely full coverage using just a couple of swipes of the lipstick – but of course using a lip brush gives a more precise finish.  The lipstick lasts a  good 2-3 hours before needing to be reapplied. The lipstick itself has a texture like no other I have ever tried, it has a buttery finish and almost melts into my lips.

The lipstick packaging is absolutely beautiful. It is luxuriously weighty with gold accents. A real joy to use and never fails to put a smile on my face when I look at it, and this after all is a Monday must have!

Tom Ford Cherry Lush Lipstick 10 Review

Tom Ford Cherry Lush is priced at £38.00 (and is worth EVERY penny!)

Talk to you all soon x

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Urban Decay Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil – Review

Urban Decay Ultimate OZONE Multipurpose Primer Pencil

As those of you who follow my blog will know, I love Urban Decay’s All-Nighter Makeup Setting Spray. Read my review here.  Given the popularity of that post, I think you all love it too! With that in mind, I wanted to share with you all my thoughts on Urban Decay’s Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil. This product is fairly new (at least to the UK market) and I was excited to try it given my faultless findings of the makeup setting spray!

Urban Decay Ultimate OZONE Multipurpose Primer Pencil

Inspired by their bestselling, slim-barrelled Ozone 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil, Ultimate Ozone is a much needed primer in pencil form that they have added to their collection.  The thick size of the pencil makes it easy to apply in one quick swipe, and of course the fact it is invisible means that if you go outside of your lip line then it is not the end of the world!

The pencil is creamy and has a long-lasting formula that glides on effortlessly. The pencil does not drag and does not dry out my lips. The lip primer contains jojoba oil that leaves my lips feeling nourished and most importantly provides a wonderful base for my chosen lipstick.  It is a pencil that needs sharpening so I would recommend buying a separate sharpener so that any debris left over from sharpening other pencils does not contaminate the primer.

As this primer has a thicker waxy type consistency, it is perfect for applying over any fine lines around the lips that you may have.

This product is a definite lip collection must have! Urban Decay have done it again!

The Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil is priced at £15.00.

This primer review is the perfect product to kick start a new regular series of blog posts that I am really excited about….all will be revealed tomorrow. Until then, my lips are sealed!!……. *hint!*CosmeticsWatercolorClipart_37

Talk to you all soon x

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Bobbi Brown Sandwash Pink Lipstick – Review

Bobbi Brown Sandwash Pink Lipstick

Bobbi Brown Sandwash Pink Lipstick


The Duchess of Cambridge and I have something in common.  We both love Bobbi Brown’s Sandwash Pink lipstick. This lipstick is my all time favourite ‘go-to’ colour that I like to wear to work or on days I just want to look groomed and well put together.  It is a creamy, semi-matte lipstick that gives my lips instant polish with rich, full coverage. Sandwash Pink is a very pretty natural nude that is quite literally my natural lip colour but better.  Sometimes when wearing nudes I find they can wash me out but this particular colour has a lovely pink tone that I love.

Bobbi Brown Sandwash Pink swatch

Bobbi Brown Sandwash Pink Lipstick swatch

Kate Middleton chose to wear this lipstick on her wedding day and this is when I fell in love with it.  It complimented her natural but well put together look perfectly.  It is very pigmented and lasts a good 4-5 hours.  It does not feather and does not transfer onto my teeth.

Bobbi Brown Sandwash Pink Lipstick

Bobbi Brown Sandwash Pink Lipstick


The lipstick is housed in a classic Bobbi Brown black lipstick case that features metallic chrome detailing very similar to that of a Chanel lipstick case. I can safely say this lipstick will be a firm favourite for many years to come.

This lipstick costs £19.50 and is available from Bobbi Brown counters nationwide.

Talk to you all soon x

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