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

Dolly Baby Lipstick – Rosie For Autograph at Marks & Spencer | Lipstick Monday!

I can’t quite believe it is Monday again, but writing this post always cheers me up! For todays lipstick choice I wanted a colour that was relatively low-key but one that would make my face look put together and polished.

Rosie for Autograph in Dolly Baby was the colour that I was drawn to and I have thoroughly enjoyed wearing it for the first time today.  A lovely rose coloured nude pink that really is like no other in my collection.  The argan oil used in the lipstick really soothed my lips and made application a dream.  I did not use a lip liner in the pictures above, however Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk would work wonderfully well with this colour.

I applied this in the morning before leaving for work, and it lasted a good 5 hours before the need for reapplication.

Priced at £14.00 this lipstick is a real bargain.  I make it no secret how much I adore the Rosie for Autograph collection and this is yet another product that I would add to my favourites list.

Have you tried Dolly Baby from Rosie’s makeup collection? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Talk to you all soon x

Take A Look At My Pretty Little Haul From MAC! – MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Review & Swatch

It has been some time since I bought anything from MAC, but the Charlotte Olympia collection was one that I just could not resist! Charlotte Olympia is the queen of retro and glamour from a bygone era.

Last week saw the release of the collection here in the UK, and I eagerly waited to place my order! I originally wanted a cute little mirror for my work handbag but unfortunately this sold out before I got the chance to purchase the contents in my basket! However, I had more luck with the rest and I chose two pieces from the collection, one nail polish and one lipstick.

First up, lets talk lips! I have enough red lipstick to literally last me a lifetime however that doesn’t seem to stop me buying (all in the name of blog research!)

There were three lipsticks to choose from, and I chose Leading Lady Red. A perfect red lipstick for the femme fatale look. This is a classic matte finish and easy to apply.  I feel this shade has slight orange undertones and for that reason isn’t as flattering on me as some other lipsticks I have however I can still make this work.  The image above is applied straight from the bullet with no lip liner.  The lipstick is slightly more expensive than the regular line at £17.00, however for the packaging I feel it is worth it.  It has the sweet vanilla scent that MAC do so well, and so far has been a real joy to wear.

I also treated myself to a nail polish in To Have Or Have Not.  At £11.00 this is a real bargain and one I just couldn’t resist! Again, this has slight orange undertones.  It glides on effortlessly and has a real high shine – the image above is without a topcoat. The brush is a nice length and holds the polish well to prevent streaking.  Nail lacquer is not something I would usually buy from MAC, however I am pleasantly surprised by the overall  finish.

The packaging is absolutely divine.  The transparent lipstick tube looks very retro.  I love the spiderweb detailing and the boxes the products come in are just too cute to throw away!

There are a few pieces left in the MAC Charlotte Olympia collection – including the lipsticks,  so if you are interested make sure you are quick!

Did you treat yourself to any pieces from this collection? I would love to hear from you!

Talk to you all soon x

Rosie For Autograph At Marks & Spencer – I Love You So Much (ilysm) Lipstick Review & Swatch

I don’t seem to be able to walk past a Marks & Spencer these days without popping in to swoon over the Rosie for Autograph makeup collection.  The packaging, the colours and Rosie herself just make every single item one that I just have to have!

I Love You So Much (ilysm) is a lovely bright pink shade yet very wearable. It suits my cool skin tone very well and really brings out my blue/green eyes. The beautiful creamy texture glides on effortlessly and it stays on for a good 5 hours.  The finish above is without a lip liner and has been applied straight from the bullet. It has a lovely glossy sheen.

The packaging feels and looks very expensive.  It has a magnetic closure and a rose embossed on the lipstick. Add this to the beautiful colour payoff and you have a winner on every level!

You can purchase this Rosie for Autograph lipstick from Marks & Spencer for £14.00. This is just one of 12 colours available for you to choose from …. and keep watching as I may have a few more to share with you soon! Well, they are beautiful so who can blame me for wanting one in every colour!

Talk to you all soon x

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense 06 Roomiest Rose Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!


This colour is gorgeous, don’t you think?! A lovely deep rose that is an absolute joy to wear. I decided to wear this colour today as I wanted something that was easy to wear yet add a little colour to my complexion, and this colour certainly did just that.

I got this Chubby Stick as part of a Bonus Time deal.  I had not used it until today and can’t help but wonder what took me so long. The formula glides on effortlessly and has a balm like texture on the lips.  The Intense Chubby Sticks are available in 8 shades that each deliver full coverage in divinely rich shades.  Lips are immediately moisturised and left with a glossy sheen. Roomiest Rose belongs to the ‘Pinks’ colour group and it looks very flattering on me as it has cool undertones.

I have always been a fan of the Clinique Chubby sticks, but have found that whilst the colours look pretty in the tubes, they don’t show up on the lips. Thats why I am particularly excited to have discovered the Intense collection, as I get all the benefits the Chubby Sticks offer, with the bonus that the colour pay off is excellent too!

I applied this colour before leaving the house for work, and it lasted surprisingly well! I did get some transfer on my coffee cup but it still left a faint stain of the rose colour, and the pencil formula makes for easy reapplication so this was no issue at all.

Application was very easy as the colour feels like it melts onto my lips. It was easy to stick within the lip line, and the colour did not bleed.

You can purchase the Clinique Chubby Stick Intense for £17.00 from Clinique counters nationwide.  I am super excited (albeit my purse is not!) at discovering this fabulous lip product, and can’t wait to pass a Clinique counter where I will be testing out other colours in the range…and maybe even make a purchase (or two!)

If you are looking for a new lipstick that has spring written all over it, then look no further!

Have you tried any of the Clinique Chubby Sticks from the Intense collection? I would love to hear from you if you can recommend any colours for me to try.

Talk to you all soon x

MAC Hue Lipstick Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

For todays post I am sharing with you all a little look at the MAC Hue Glaze Lipstick.  I have had this lipstick for some time and used it after a long hiatus today.  I was drawn to this colour as I just wanted a natural low key look on my lips, and this lipstick was perfect for achieving just that.

MAC Hue is a lovely pale pink peachy nude that works particularly well with a smokey eye. I do however find that this lipstick picks up every line on my lips, and I don’t find this quality particularly flattering. I think I would achieve a better quality finish applying a lip liner first to act as a base and also darken the colour a little.

I applied this in the morning, and it only lasted about an hour.  As the finish is so sheer it was very easy to reapply so I did not find that this was a problem.

I have very pigmented lips and found this colour a little too pale for me, but if you are fairer you may be able to make this work.  In future I plan to use this to lift matte lipsticks.  I am particularly looking forward to trying it over MAC Velvet Teddy.

You can purchase the MAC Hue lipstick for £15.50 from MAC counters nationwide.

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

Talk to you all soon x


How To Elevate Your Lipstick Application! – L.A.B.2 Read My Lip Brush | Review

You have probably guessed by now that I am utterly obsessed with lipstick.  Whether it be a natural ‘my lips but better’ pink or a ‘look at me’ red there is a colour to suit my every mood.

No matter what your choice of colour is, they all have something in common and that is the fact that they look better when applied with a lip brush.  Sure, you can get a precise and neat finish by applying straight from the bullet, and some lipsticks like the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolutions are shaped to help with application.  It is however, not until you try applying with a brush that you realise just how this technique elevates the overall look.

The L.A.B.2 brushes are sold in Superdrug and Walmart to name just a few. They are reasonably priced and are of an excellent quality.  You can get your hands on this particular Read My Lip Brush for £4.49 at Superdrug.  The brush is tapered at the end to help application over the cupids bow. It holds a generous amount of the product in the bristles and the cover protects the brush making it perfect for keeping in your bag to top up during the day.  You could even try pre-loading the brush in the morning with your chosen colour so it is ready to get out when required!

I would love to hear from you if you have tried the L.A.B.2 brushes. Do you find that using a lip brush really improves the overall look?

Talk to you all soon all soon x