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

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Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Matte Lipstick – Happy Nude Year 09 Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick Happy Nude Year Swatch Review Lipstick Monday

To kick start Lipstick Monday in 2016, what better shade than Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in shade 09 Happy Nude Year?! I bought this shade a few weeks ago and wore it for the first time recently.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick Happy Nude Year Swatch Review Lipstick Monday

I have reviewed a couple of these velvet matte lipsticks and I am always impressed with the finish.  As previously mentioned, the colour payoff is exceptional – the colour translates very well on application.  I also love how moisturising this shade is for a matte finish.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick Happy Nude Year Swatch Review Lipstick Monday

Happy Nude Year is a lovely pink shade that is very easy to carry off.  A nude lip can be one of the hardest colours to get just right as a shade too dark or light can be very unflattering.  This shade however is very soft and gives a lovely bright finish.  I imagine this pretty shade would suit a wide range of skin tones.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick Happy Nude Year Swatch Review Lipstick Monday

 

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick is widely available and is priced at £8.99.  It is the perfect shade for adding to your collection to give your face a fresh look this January. And the best bit? For such a lovely colour and finish it won’t break the bank!

Happy New Year to all my readers and followers.  Lets hope 2016 is filled with lots of happiness.

Talk to you all soon x

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Bourjois Rouge Velvet Hot Pepper 03 Lipstick Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

Bourjois Rouge Velvet Hot Pepper Lipstick Review and Swatch

With a nod to the festive season, todays Lipstick Monday post had to be red! You may remember in last weeks post I shared with you all a review of Bourjois Rouge Velvet lipstick in Peach Club.

Bourjois Rouge Velvet Hot Pepper Lipstick Review and Swatch

The formula is exactly the same as my review last Monday, so I won’t touch upon that too much other than to reiterate that it is wonderfully soft and not at all drying for a matte lipstick.

On my skin tone (cool) I found Hot Pepper to be just a little too orange toned for my liking.  It is however, a very bright vivid red that will definitely get you noticed.

Bourjois Rouge Velvet Hot Pepper Lipstick Review and Swatch

As I found last week, the lipstick lasted well into the day and survived  a few hot drinks.  I think this is mainly because I applied it in thin layers to achieve the desired look.

Bourjois Rouge Velvet Hot Pepper Lipstick Review and Swatch

Bourjois Hot Pepper Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick is priced at £8.99. There is currently an offer on at Boots where you only need to spend £15.00 on Bourjois products to get a set of full size makeup essentials including this lipstick! Now thats an offer I simply could not refuse!

Talk to you all soon x

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NARS Dolce Vita Lipstick – Review | Lipstick Monday

NARS Dolce Vita Lipstick Review

Lipstick Monday is here again and for today’s post I am sharing with you a little review of the NARS Dolce Vita Lipstick.  I was running slightly late this morning so wanted a lipstick that was easy to apply and would make me look polished.  Dolce Vita ticked all the boxes, and as it was the first time I had used this lipstick it certainly brightened up what was a cold, wet and otherwise very dull morning.

NARS Dolce Vita Lipstick Review Swatch

Dolce Vita is a beautiful natural dusty rose colour.  The sheer formula glides on effortlessly and leaves behind pretty lips with an almost gloss like finish.  I particularly love how NARS lipstick feel on my lips,  they include a blend of conditioners that actively hydrate, nourish and protect my lips.

The downside to this colour being so sheer is the longevity.  It really didn’t last much past my morning coffee but I guess that is the downside to any sheer colour.

NARS Dolce Vita Lipstick Review Swatch

The NARS Dolce Vita lipstick is priced at £20.00.  It is a great colour that suits most people and is certainly very popular in the blogging world. It is a beautiful elegant colour that I can’t wait to wear again.  I wasn’t sure at first when I looked at the bullet this morning, it looked a little ’90’s brown’ but I am so glad I bought this colour.  It is a great addition to my ever growing collection!

Hope you enjoyed my second Lipstick Monday post! Suddenly, my Mondays don’t feel quite as bad!

Talk to you all soon x

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