Tag: lip swatches

Lancome L’Absolu Creme de Brillance in 300 Magie Pourpre Review and Lip Swatches

It’s amazing how much the quality of the lip products is improved now, long lasting liquid lipsticks is the new thing.

I’ve already published the preview of a lot of those and did a review about the Stila  Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick and LUSH Lipstick recently.

So today I want to show you Lancome’s L’Absolu Creme de Brillance (£21/$29.50) which is basically a very pigmented creamy lipstick.

The shade that I have is called 300 Magie Pourpre  and it is a full-on deep fuchsia, very beautiful. Your lips won’t get unnoticed with this product on, for sure.

I love all Lancome lip (and not only) products that I have tried and this one is not an exception. Although it is very pigmented and stays on nicely, it feels amazing on the lips, very soft and smooth. In fact, you can’t really

LUSH Emotional Brilliance Lipstick Review and Swatches

For those of you who don’t know, Lush launched their makeup range not a long time ago.

I was near Lush the other day so decided to check out their lipsticks as I’ve heard very good things about them. And, wow, they did not disappoint!

I don’t own one yet but I did swatch almost all the shades on my hand in store and did put one on my lips (Lush provide disposable applicators) which I had on for the whole evening.

These are very pigmented, long-lasting and non-drying. I also love the fact that they can be used as blushers, too.

I left Lush with Charm on my lips which survived pizza and drinks with friends. I actually had to get back and get one for my friend as I knew she’d like it. The one you can see on the photo is  hers now, it is Charm.

Here are just some random swatches of Lush’s makeup. I would definitely

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Uber Suede Review and Lip Swatches

I was recently given a Rich Lip Color  (£18/€25) by Bobbi Brown.

The colour I have is called Uber Suede which it is described as a golden beige and I would say that it is a warm brown. I definitely would not pick such colour for myself as I do not wear brown as I don’t find it that flattering on my skin tone ( it will, obviously, look different on dark skin tones).

I actually remember that my Mum had such lip colour in the early 90’s and it was a bit hit back then…

But it is  great to have such shade, as you never know what you may need, especially if you do makeup on other people  from time to time  or are a full time MUA.

When it comes to lipstick’s formula – I like it a lot. It is

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Tesoro Review and Lip Swatches

I am absolutely in love with Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick.

There are ten shades and I have the one called Tesoro which is a hot orange red. This lipstick is as bright, as you can see it on the photo, it’s a true full-on fiery red.

It goes opaque with one layer and draws a lot of attention, so make sure that you apply it perfectly. You may want using a lip liner and a brush with it, too.  I would also recommend some  light textured concealer around the contour of the lips (I love Touche Eclat) to make it  look even sharper.

I like the sponge applicator this lipstick comes with actually, and for using the product on myself, I find it enough.

The textureof the All Day Liquid Lipstick is fantastic : soft, creamy, very long-lasting and non-drying. My friend, who tried this lipstick as well, actually told me that she found it moisturizing. I am not sure about that, but it definitely does not leave your lips chapped and dried out as some

Guerlain Shine Automatique in 760 Lou-Ling Review and Lip Swatches

If you want to wear berry or plum lipsticks but are afraid of an opaque colour, you may want to try Guerlain Shine Automatique (£24.50 / €33.55) in 760 Lou-Ling which is a part of the Christmas 2012 makeup collection.

This lipstick actually gets a lot of attention because of the design. When I was at one party my friend’s husband told me that his Mum (70+) used to have the same one (the same design, not shade, obviously)  when he was a boy and how he was always curious about how it worked.

Although  Lou-Ling is a plummy lipstick and gives a beautiful shade, it is not a full-on colour and is very wearable. It does not demand high maintenance and you can apply this lipstick on the go, without a brush or a lip pencil.  Such shade really helps to freshen up the look, especially in the dull November weather.

I also like that this Lou-Ling has a subtle shimmer, nothing over the top.

It feels light and non-drying on the lips and doesn’t look horrible when starts fading away.  This lipstick is also pretty long-lasting for such formula.

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