Monday, 11 May 2015

Gerard Cosmetics Lip Gloss Swatches!

A short and sweet post about some of my favourite lip products - Gerard Cosmetic lip glosses! They are all vegan (the lipsticks unfortunately aren't), they all have great pigmentation and are applied with the doe-foot applicator! The packaging has a mirror and when opened there's a light to help you. They don't have a distinct smell and they're not sticky at all - more tacky!

Here are the 6 I own!

Nude - featured in my recent monthly favourites, I love this for work and paired with a neutral smokey eyeshadow look!

Coral Craze - I prefer to wear this over a lipstick - it looks nice with pinks or oranges!

Pink Tiara - a light baby pink - another one I wear over a lipstick!

Rose Hill - I love this! Easy to wear on it's own!

Summer Sun - This is a crazy bright orange, I like it over a nude lipstick so it's a little more toned down!

Candy Apple - Another favourite, I love this on it's own or paired with a lipstick for even greater colour pay off!

These are all beautiful with stunning packaging however they are a little expensive for what they are, I would definitely spend the money on the Nude, Rose Hill and Candy Apple but as I don't like the other shades on their own, I would pass on those if given a chance!

As always, thank you for reading! XO

Monday, 4 May 2015

Colorpop In Bloom Collection!

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a few swatches and thoughts on the Colourpop collection "In Bloom" - I wasn't planning on doing a review so shortly after posting my blushes review but this is seriously PRETTY and I love all of the shades that come in this pack! It has 3 blushes and 3 lippie stix that can be worn with each other or with any other looks you want to create!

The three blushes are Tongue Tied a bright matte coral - similiar to Trickery but a lot deeper, Soft Dip very soft peach with a satin pearl finish - this mixed with Tongue Tied is beautiful and lastly, Hysterical cool toned plum/pink with a matte finish. All three shades are super pigmented and are so, so nice!

The lippie stix are all amazing colours and are all cream finishes, Freshman is a deep hot pink, Sweet Thing is a cool toned medium pink and Frenemie a super bright orange/coral!

I'm super happy with all the colours in the collection as I know I'll use every single one of them especially for spring/summer - probably even winter too! If you're looking for a nice set to try out the brand, I think this would be a great way to start especially if you're into the colours as they aren't available separately yet!

The only negative thing I have to say is that I would have loved a little discount on buying the collection as it's the same price if you would buy them individually.

Anyway, we all know how much I love Colourpop and their vegan friendly products so go get you some!

As always, thank you for reading! XO

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Top Vegan Berry/Purple Lipsticks

Hello friends! I'm here with some of my favourite picks for those berry purple shades that are perfect for Autumn and Winter months! I don't usually wear deep lip shades but when I do, these are the ones I love!

I've previously done a top vegan red and pink lipsticks!

1. Aromi Beauty Matte Liquid Lipstick - Shade: Forbidden Fuschia $18
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know how much love I have for Aromi Beauty and especially their liquid lipsticks, this shade has been a favourite for a long time. It's more of a deep pink that I like to wear with purple clothing and it looks amazing! They are super long lasting and pigmented and they won't leave your lips super dry and cracked which is essential for the cold weather!

2. Australis Velourlips - Shade: Shang-Hi $9.95
This appears way more pink/brighter in the pictures but is definitely more purple in real life! I love this matte cream, similiar to the NYX butter cream things that I used to use years ago. It applies a lot thicker than any standard liquid lipstick but dries to a matte formulation. I really, really love this shade and I don't find it to be drying. However I do have to mention, I do not care one single bit for the lighter shades of these as they are all super patchy on me and look similiar to sunscreen on the lips - only the darker shades seem to be these beautiful, long wearing and creamy matte lipsticks. I love NY-CEE and BAR-THA-LONA as well!

3. ColourPop Lippie Stick - Shade: Heart On $5
You all know how much I adore these products! Super creamy, opaque and smooth to apply. Plus you cannot go wrong with the pricing. This is a matte magenta shade that I like to pair with either a deeper lip liner or worn by itself!

4. Shanghai Suzy Lipstick - Shade: Mrs French $12.99
This is from the new Autumn-Winter collection and it's super pretty! A nice deep maroon shade that is no fuss, easy to apply, easy to wear and can last all day or night. 

5. Dose Of Colors Matte Lipsticks - Shade: Berry Me $18
I've done a full review on 4 of these shades before here! They are super similiar to the Aromi Beauty ones but I like both! This colour is seriously beautiful, I never thought I would like it as much as I did when I bought the set but I've repurchased it because it's so nice. Dose Of Colors have released new shades since my intial review and I recently picked up the Terra Collection so I'll be posting that up here too! 

6. Sleeks Matte Me Lipstick - Shade: Fandango Purple
Another set I've done a review on here! I really love this colour, applies well (however I do need to remove it completely then re apply if I ever want to touch up) and I don't find them to be overly drying. This is a nice purple pink, perfect for those that don't like super bold deeper shades but are wanting to try something different!

And that's all of them, most of these brands are brands I have multiple colours in and I love the formulation all together so even if purple/berry ain't your thing, you should definitely check out what shades they have to offer!

As always, thank you for reading! XO