First Look At The New Charlotte Tilbury Lipsticks | Between The Sheets & Kiss Chase Review & Swatches

Its no secret, I love Charlotte Tilbury! There has been a real buzz on social media about the much anticipated release of two new additions to her Matte Revolution and K.I.S.S.I.N.G collection, not only because of the new colours but also because Charlotte launched a competition to let us name them.  The names chosen were Between The Sheets and Kiss Chase.  I have to agree, they are fabulous names and fit in with her brand so very well!

Naturally, when my inbox buzzed with the news that these new lipsticks were available to buy I couldn’t help but place an order, and they arrived yesterday – with much excitement on my part!

I will start with Matte Revolution Between The Sheets. Charlotte describes this formula as a cashmere cream texture with a soft matte finish. The lipstick is enriched with Papaya and Orchid to help makes lips appear fuller, wider and lit from within thanks to 3D glowing pigments. The colour is a vintage rose petal that gives a really pretty finish.

Between the Sheets was really easy to apply.  I particularly love the shape of the lipsticks and find they make applying lipstick cleanly around the cupids bow a dream. This shade is a really natural daytime look that gives a really polished finish.

Next up is the shade Kiss Chase from the K.I.S.S.I.N.G Fallen From The Lipstick Tree collection. A lovely tawny berry hue that really makes your face pop. The K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipsticks are enriched with lipstick tree extract and are cashmere soft making them a dream to apply.

Charlotte does recommend applying the lipsticks with a lip cheat (lip liner) that compliments the colour.  The swatches above are applied straight from the bullet and I am yet to try with a lip liner.  This will only compliment the colours more so I am looking forward to trying this out.  As you can see though, the colours even on their own are stunning!

Charlotte Tilbury Between the Sheets Matte Revolution Kiss Chase K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick Review Swatches Swatch

Image above: Left – Between The Sheets and Right – Kiss Chase

Between The Sheets and Kiss Chase are part of two new ‘Looks’ created by Charlotte Tilbury. First Date and Hot Date.  I would recommend taking a look at her YouTube channel accessed via her website for a full makeover using these shades.  I am totally in love with them both and can’t wait to try them out next week!

The lipsticks are individually priced at £23.00.  I bought the two as part of the Date Night Duo set for £42.00. They are available exclusively online from Charlotte Tilbury.

I hope you enjoyed taking a first look at my new lipsticks. If you have any questions, don’t  hesitate to get in touch as I love hearing from you!

Talk to you all soon x

Max Factor Colour Elixir Marilyn Berry Lipstick Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

Max Factor Marilyn Berry Elixir Lipstick Review Swatch

Sometimes red is the only lip colour that will do, and today was certainly one of those days! I did not want a statement matte lip, so today was not the day for Ruby Woo or MAC Red.  Instead, I wanted a glossy soft red that was relatively easy to wear.

I decided to treat myself to the Max Factor Marilyn Berry Lipstick and Red Rush Lip Liner when out shopping yesterday.  It was on offer in Boots and I simply could not resist!

The Max Factor Marilyn collection contains 4 reds that make finding your perfect shade so easy as they each are targeted to us girls with a variety of different skin tones. They include orange, blue and purple.  I chose Marilyn Berry as I have cool undertones.  This lipstick is so easy to wear as it is so nourishing.  It contains grape seed and butters that simply melt onto my lip.

First I applied the Red Rush Lip Liner.  This liner is so soft and was easy to use. I applied it by lining first and then shading in the entire lip.  It has a gel like texture which was pleasantly surprising as usually lip liners are quite drying.  Once I had lined my lips I applied the lipstick.  I did not use a lip brush as the shape of the bullet made it easy to apply.

Max Factor Marilyn Berry Elixir Lipstick Review Swatch Colour Elixir Lip Liner 10 Red Rush

The lipstick lasted a couple of hours before the need for re-application. I am not sure the formula is buildable as it is so sheer and glossy, but this is what appeals to me as sometimes a statement matte lip isn’t always the look we want.

Max Factor Marilyn Berry Elixir Lipstick Review Swatch Colour Elixir Lip Liner 10 Red Rush

I would definitely recommend taking a look at the Max Factor Marilyn collection.  I will always regret not being quick enough in snapping up the MAC Marilyn Monroe collection so I couldn’t resist investing into this one!

Boots currently have a brilliant offer on this range. The lipstick is priced at £7.99 and the lip liner £4.99, and if you buy one product you get the second half price! There has never been a better time to treat yourself!

Talk to you all soon x

Beauty Tutorial : How I Enhance My Lips Using Charlotte Tilbury

How I enhance my lips Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect Lipstick Pillow Talk Lip Cheat High Society Lipgloss Review Swatch

Beauty is all about working with what we have.  Thats why I love any products that allow me to look like me… but the very best version of me , of course!

I make it no secret, I have been loving Charlotte Tilbury lately. She makes products that allow you to look naturally pretty. I have been playing around with these three products over the last week and love each item individually but when put together they achieve a beautiful polished lip that is like nothing I have tried before.

The images above show (left) my natural lip and (right) my Charlotte Tilbury lip.

I achieve this natural ‘my lips but better’ look by using:

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk £16.00

Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick £23.00

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre in High Society £16.50

I start as I do before applying any lipstick. If you want your lips to look the very best they can, always start by smoothing a layer of lip balm over the entire lip.  This helps to prevent any rough patches and in turn helps with the longevity of your products.

I then use Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat to (quite literally!) Re-Shape and Re-size my lips as it promises to! I gently line my lips and then shade them in.  This is a modern way of applying a lip liner and prevents the Posh Spice look that was so popular in the 90’s! Applying this way will ensure that the lipstick does not fade during the day leaving you with lined lips.

When you are happy with the Lip Cheat, take your lipstick in shade Bitch Perfect and apply over the top.  You can use a lip brush if you prefer but on this particular occasion I applied straight from the bullet.

If you prefer a softer look then you can stop here.  By applying the Charlotte Tilbury High Society Lip Lustre you achieve a polished finish with a high gloss shine.  If you want to create the illusion of a fuller pout then apply the lip lustre to the centre of the bottom lip only.  This helps give a focal point to your lips and the shine you get from the light hitting the centre only makes lips look voluptuous!


I hope you enjoyed reading the first ‘How To’ post from Pretty Honest! I hope you found this useful and if you are looking for some products to create the very best version of yourself then perhaps you may consider these.

Have you tried these Charlotte Tilbury products? Can you recommend any other combinations for me to try? I would love to hear from you all!

Talk to you all soon x


Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 04 Peach Club Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 04 Peach Club Review & Swatch

Happy Monday everyone! Today  I’m sharing with you all something a little different for Lipstick Monday.  Bourjois has long been one of my favourite ‘drug store’ brands. I am yet to try a product I haven’t loved.  The Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks are no different…. I absolutely love them and can’t recommend enough!

My chosen shade is 04 Peach Club.  The colour is more of a red than a peach.  If you were buying this purely on the name and expecting a peach shade you may be disappointed but it is a lovely colour and certainly one I love.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick 04 Peach Club Review & Swatch

Bourjois Rouge Edition is a bold, matte and long-lasting colour that really does last for ages! Not only does it offer all these fabulous benefits but it is also lightweight, has a velvet texture and does not dry out my lips.  In fact, unlike most matte lipsticks I actually find it very moisturising.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick 04 Peach Club Review & Swatch

The packaging is simple with a transparent tube, making it easy to find the perfect shade to match your outfit.  The sponge tip applicator picks up the product easily and evenly and glides onto my lips effortlessly.  The applicator makes applying bold lipstick a dream.  I would recommend that if you would like more of a tint finish, to apply a dot of the lipstick on the bottom lip and work it in using a finger tip before doing the same to the top. If you are after a more full on look, then apply the colour in thin layers working up to your desired look.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick 04 Peach Club Review & Swatch

Peach Club long outlived any hot drinks and only needed touching up after lunch.  This particular colour would work equally as well in the day as it would in the evening.  It is not too full on, but does give a nice ‘pop’ of colour.  Perfect for dreary miserable weather!

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick 04 Peach Club Review & Swatch

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick is priced at £8.99 and is available at Boots (to name only one retailer)

Have you tried this lipstick? I would love to hear from you!

Talk to you all soon x




Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub | Review

Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub Review

The cold weather and central heating certainly plays havoc with our skin and in particular our lips.  Not only can dry cracked lips look unsightly with or without lipstick, they can also be quite painful.  That is why at this time of year I always go back to one particular product. Lush Lip Scrubs.  I have tried using a toothbrush to gently exfoliate my lips but nothing really compares to these scrubs.  Available in flavours that are every bit as yummy as they sound, my particular favourite is Mint Julips which is a lovely mint chocolate flavour very reminiscent of an after dinner mint!

Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub Review

I like to apply the lip scrub once or twice a week as part of my evening cleansing routine.  I dip my finger into the scrub and gently massage it over my lips.  This action gently buffs away any dry skin and once rinsed off leaves lips beautifully soft.  I like to take full advantage of my newly smooth lips and massage in a lip balm to ensure any moisture is put back into them. I find this helps to prevent any further cracking.

Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub Review

The lip scrub lasts for ages, so whilst £5.50 may be a little pricey for what is essentially sugar and essential oils, it does last for ages so is totally worth the price.

If you are currently having problems with dry chapped lips (lets face it, who isn’t at this time of year?!) then let this product be the next item on your ‘To Buy’ list.  It leaves lips lovely and pink and provides the perfect base for applying lipstick.

Talk to you all soon x




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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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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