Lip Products

Savage Garden

I’ve previously done overview posts using Estee Lauder products, such as the Estee Lauder: Genuine Glow Range and the Estee Lauder Pure Envy Glosses but I’ve never actually reviewed products from the range. Today that’s about the change because I managed to pick up one of the Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy glosses from Sam MaCaulay’s Chemist. Sam MaCauleys always has a basket of goodies from the range reduced half price but I never find anything that I’m drawn too until now.

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These glosses normally retail for 28 euros a piece but I managed to get mine for 14 euros which is still a lot for a gloss but to be honest the formulation of this gloss is more of a liquid lipstick than a gloss.

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Packaging is absolutely flawless in that it’s in this chic acrylic tube that has the Estee Lauder name on the lid embossed into a gold plate. Another great thing about the packaging is that it has a clear part to it where you can see the shade colour of the gloss. The tube is also very Estee Lauder in that it’s in their traditional navy blue shade that they use for most of their products.

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The shade that I picked up is called 440 Savage Garden and it’s gorgeous aubergine/dark purple shade that is very similar to Urban decay’s Blackmail only in liquid lip gloss form. The applicator is  similar to a doe-foot except this one has a slight curve to it that hugs the lips.

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Pigmentation is super intense, I mean there is no patchiness and no flaking with this product. Once applied this product is going nowhere. I don’t know if that’s because of it’s dark shade or if the general formulation of these glosses but they definitely get a thumbs up in my book. I should also mention that these glosses are super hydrating and don’t cause your lips to dry out like some liquid lipsticks.

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I love it when I get a high end product for half it’s price and sometimes lower. Especially when it’s a brand I don’t normally gravitate too.

-Talk Soon xx

 

Eyes

d.j.v Miaray Fiberwig Mascara

It’s very rare that something hits Holy grail status in my book, especially because I’m makeup crazy and buy so many products to use personally and to test out for my blog. Recently I was sent a new mascara by the brand d.j.v Miaray which is known as Japan’s best selling mascara brand.

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This mascara uses eyelash film technology, which what I’ve understood from the brand representative cause the lash and fibers in the mascara to coat together to create a “false lash” finish to the eyes. For me this is one of the best mascara’s I’ve used since discovering the Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme mascara.

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The mascara itself comes in tis really gorgeous sleek, red acrylic tube that has the name of the brand and the name of the mascara, Fiberwig, written across in gold lettering. The tube is hexagonal in shape which strangely gives you a better grip to the wand handle for applying the actual mascara.

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Speaking of the wand, it’s just the perfect length in my opinion to not stab your eye when applying the mascara. The brush itself has this nice curve in the centre dip which allows the natural bristles of the brush to hug the lashes against the shape of the eye.

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If you look closely on the brush you will notice the tiny little hairs the are the fibers in the mascara. The mascara is what it known as a tubing mascara, meaning it can only be removed using luke, warm water and so it would be perfect for eyes that are oily or are prone to smudges.

For those of you that have sensitive eyes and are worried that the fibers might fall down into your eyes, don’t worry they don’t. I personally am prone to sensitivity when it comes to certain mascaras and I found no problems with this one. It gives you amazing jet black lashes that are long, thick and fully volumized.

-Talk Soon xx

Disclaimer: Some of the products featured on this site have been sent for review consideration by brand PR teams, however all opinions and comments are the authors. Any sponsored content (paid for product placement) will be clearly marked as such. All opinions remain the authors own, even when the content is sponsored.

 

Collections

Estee Lauder: Genuine Glow Range

Estee Lauder have just emailed me with an exciting new range for their summer months. They have released an entire range called Genuine Glow and is a collection of products used to illuminate your natural glow whilst still keeping things fresh and hydrated. I love the concept of this range and so I’ve pulled together all the products within the collection. Hope you like!

-Talk Soon xx

Genuine Glow Priming Moisture Balm
Price: 38 Dollars/34 euros approx.

“Lightweight balm hydrates, perfects, primes skin.”

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Genuine Glow Priming Moisturising Eye Balm
Price: 38 dollars/34 euros approx.

“Lightweight balm hydrates, perfect, primes eye area.”

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Genuine Glow Reviving Tint
Price: 20 dollars/18 euros approx.

“Oil-Rich Formula Delivers Sheer Color For Lips.”

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Genuine Glow Blushing Crème For Lips And Cheeks
Price: 22 dollars/20 euros approx.
Available in 2 shades

“A Rush of Sheer, Illuminating Color”

Peachy Keen (Shade 1)

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el_sku_RENC01_558x768_0Genuine Glow Eyelighting Crème for Eyes and Face
Price: 20 dollars/18 euros approx..
Available in 3 shades

“Crème Highlighter to add a natural looking glow.”

Bare Blush (Shade 1)

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 Sweetest Thing (Shade 2)

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Gleam Glow (Shade 3)

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Disclaimer: All Images used in this post have been used for illustrative purposes and not for profit gain. All images have been acquired via the Estee Lauder Website and hence remain property of Estee Lauder TM.

Lip Products

Estee Lauder Pure Envy Glosses

We’ve all heard of Estee Lauder right? I mean it is the makeup brand that has Kendall Jenner as their face for promoting their makeup. My only issue with this brand is it’s very expensive! I mean I’m going to be showing these new glosses they’ve released but even these retail for 26 dollars/24 euros. 24 euros for a lipgloss…? I don’t know maybe when they go half price I’ll grab a few shades lolx 😛 There are 20 shades in the range and some are creams and others are shimmers. Hope you guys enjoy the post 🙂

-Talk Soon xx

“Shape, sculpt and magnify every curve of your lips. Multi-dimensional optics help create magnified-looking volume for lips with a fuller, enviable effect. Glide on this hydrating gloss for smooth, lasting shine that starts with a subtle hint of color and builds to the intensity you desire. Immediately, lips are moisturized with no stickiness. Unique applicator embraces the curves of your lips, letting you shape and color with precise definition. Each shade comes in the luminous, dimensional finish that suits it best: Shine or Shimmer.”

 

Jealous Blush

 

Jealous Blush

Red Extrovert

Red Extrovert

Tempting Melon

Tempting Melon

Eccentric Flower

Eccentric Flower

Inspired Mauve

Inspired MauveDiscreet Nude

Discreet Nude

Shameless Glow

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Seductive Honey

Seductive Honey

Shell Game

Shell Game

Intense Spice

Intense Spice

Wild Mink

Wild Mink

Copper Ego

Copper Ego

Fiery Almond

Fiery Almond

Reckless Bloom

Reckless Bloom

Plum Implusive

Plum Implusive

Plum Jealousy

Plum Jealously

Passionate Fuchsia

Passionate Fuchsia

Flirtatious Magenta

Flirtatious Magenta

Berry Provocative

Berry Provocative

Suggestive Kiss

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Disclaimer: All images used in this post have be obtained via the Estee Lauder website and hence remain property of Estee Lauder TM. Images are used for illustrative purposes only and not for financial benefit.

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No7 Beauty Buys

Boots No7 is great for providing vouchers for getting money of makeup. I, myself had a 6.50 euros off any skincare voucher and a 4 euros off any cosmetics voucher. They tend to do these vouchers as handouts every few months whenever you buy anything from Boots. To top things off this month they were giving away a small goodie box with any two cosmetic purchases! So I thought …why not 😉 we just need an excuse right haha!

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For my 6.50 euros voucher off I had to get a skincare item. I’m currently quite happy with my skincare routine (comment if you would like me to do a post) so I didn’t need any new cleanser or day creams. Instead I picked up the No7 Protect & Perfect Lip Care. This is basically a very intensive treatment for your lips. I tend to get very dry and dehydrated lips from the sun so I thought this would be perfect for the summer months.

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“This rich conditioning balm boosts moisture for 24 hours, leaving you with softer, healthier looking lips. Contains Lipopeptides to help smooth away lip roughness and our patent pending antioxidant complex to help protect your lips from the environment”

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You get 10 mls of product in the tube (.33 oz) and this retails full price for 14 euros but I managed to pick it up for 7.50 euros because of the voucher. It has a lipgloss tube and the product itself is very much like a cream for the lips. Claims to be hypo-allergenic however this product does have a heavy scent to it so I wouldn’t recommend if your sensitive to fragrance.SAM_1160

Cosmetics wise I only got one thing for a myself and the other thing was for mom so I’m not including that in this post. I got the No7 Airbrush Away Foundation in the shade Calico which I believe is the lightest shade you can pick up in the stores. I’m going to have a full review of this product up on the blog as soon as I can because I personally think it deserves it’s own post.

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In the goodie bag (it’s technically a box :P) I got three deluxe sized samples of permanent range products and one full sized. The first is a small 5ml tube of the No7 BB Lips Beauty Balm in the shade Coral Blush which I already have a full size of. I actually own two of these in case you guys are looking for a review of them…let me know 🙂 x

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I also got a sample of the No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Facial Sun Protection which is basically a face moisturiser with SPF 15 added into it for sun protection. To be honest its a very low factor in my opinion considering it’s designed for sun protection. I personally think they should have made the SPF at least a 30.

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Last of the samples is of the No7 Extreme Length Waterproof Mascara in the shade Black. I’m actually glad I got this because I’m currently running out of my holy grail Estee Lauder Extreme Sumptuous Mascara and have been wanting the try a new one before of course repurchasing the Estee Lauder one. I don’t know how I’m going to get on with this mascara because I don’t like plastic wands I prefer bristles but I’ll update you guys on twitter on how I get on (@SooSoBeauty)

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Last product in the box is actually a full sized item. It’s the No7 Stay Perfect Metallic Eye Pencil in the shade Purple. I actually also own this pencil so this will be passed on to a friend or mom if the colour interests her. I do like the formulation of these liners but I   wouldn’t say their the best on the market (Urban Decay and Rimmel do way better) but they’re ok if you want something middle range.

I will definitely be doing a review on the Airbrush Away Foundation but if you guys are interested in a review on anything else let me know in the comments below.

-Talk Soon xx

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April Favourites

I didn’t have any March Favourites and that’s because it’s very rare for me to like products to the point that I use the same thing over and over. I do like to switch up my products every few days or so just so I can get the most out of my makeup. This month however I have been doing a lot makeup research and going to Masterclasses for new releases so I do have a few products that I have been loving over others.

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The first product is one that I have stuck too for months and that is simple because I like the texture of it. This is the L’oreal Infallible Mattifying Base and it’s basically a primer. Its very gel like and cooling when applied to the skin and I love that aspect of it. It doesn’t feel overly silicone even though it is a silicone based primer. I like that I can feel like my skin is breathing.

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The product itself comes in a tube and has a black thin nozzle dispenser. Its clear in colour and you get 35 mls of product in each tube.

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The next product that I like is the Naked Skin One & Done. This is a mixture between a tinted moisturiser and a foundation. It gives the sheer application of a tinted moisturiser but it gives you way more coverage than a tinted moisturiser. I have written a more detailed review in my Urban Decay Masterclass Purchases post if any of you are interested in checking that out.

Colour correcting is something that has just started trending in the makeup world this year even though it’s been around for years. I, myself have been using colour correcting as a makeup technique ever since I got into makeup. My Holy Grail product for correcting shallowness and dark under eye bags is the Estee Lauder Ideal Light Brush On Illuminator in the shade 09 Barely Mauve . Yes it is a purple concealer and no it does not stay purple on the face. I use it under my foundation as over it, it’s just too bright and obvious looking.

I’ve never reviewed this product on my blog even though I love it because you can’t actually purchase this. I got mine as a free gift with purchase from Revlon over the Easter Holidays last month and have been hooked on it ever since. You ever looking for the perfect eyeshadow to go with your no makeup makeup look than you’ve found them in these four beautifully sheer but highly pigmented cream shadows. They don’t crease, they don’t budge, they don’t smear. Love love love!! Try ebay maybe…..?

One of my bucket list products has always been the Hourglass Ambient Lighting blushes but alas I live in Ireland were Hourglass does not exist and hence I cannot buy them. Instead I picked up these incredible dupes from Maxfactor called the Crème Puff Blushes. I own three but this is my favourite for the last 2 months. Its in the shade 10 Nude Mauve.

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Last favourite of the month is another Revlon product however you can actually buy this one. This is the Revlon Photoready Concealer in the shade 002 Light. It is a stick concealer that is very high coverage and has a waxy texture to it perfect for covering any blemishes. For those of you with oily skin I do recommend that you powder this down after applying it as it will move on you.

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That’s everything that I have been loving for the month of April. Let me know what you’ve been loving and why just so I can have an excuse to buy it lolz 😛

-Talk Soon xx

 

Makeup Tools

No7 Flawless Finish Sponges

I normally don’t review makeup tools on my blog but I thought it’s about time I did especially when it comes to this particular item. I know that the Beauty Blender, a very expensive makeup sponge, is extremely popular in the makeup and beauty world for its ability to apply makeup flawlessly without using up large amounts of makeup. I, myself don’t own the Beauty Blender and that is because I have always been a brush type of girl but when I saw this product I just had to pick it up to review it. The product in question is the No7 Flawless Finish Sponges.

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These sponges have both a pointed and round end for difficult to reach areas, whilst the smooth surfaces ensure ultra even application. They are latex free so suitable for all skin types.

Directions for Use: Immerse the sponge in water and squeeze dry before use. Can be used with both cream and liquid foundation. After each use wash with warm soapy water, rinse well and allow to dry naturally.

You get two sponges in the pack which already makes these more budget friendly than the Beauty Blender. The sponge itself has a very soft but firm texture to it. It’s very sturdy and I have to say I like the feel of it both when it is wet and when it is dry. I also like that is white in colour so you can see exactly where on the sponge the product spread.

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As mentioned above in the product description the sponge has a pointed and a round end. I found that the pointed end was great for blending in concealer under the eyes and around the nose while the round end is great for the forehead and cheeky area. I didn’t really use the flat surface if I’m honest, I guess I just felt comfortable working with it on it’s side.

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The sponge does increase in size when it is wet. It takes roughly about 12 hours for it to dry naturally I found. With regards to product application I found that with tinted moisturisers, because it’s a wet sponge it sheer out the product to much and because a tinted moisture is already sheer it basically looked like I had applied nothing to my skin. I would personally use this with heavy foundations that then to look like makeup when applied with a brush. An example would be the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation or the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation.

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These sponges retail for 6.49 euros a pack which works out roughly 3.24 euros a sponge which isn’t expensive at all compared to the 18 euro Beauty Blender. I thoroughly recommend you guys try these sponges out and let me know what you think of them. You can pick them up at Boots because No7 is their own in house brand.

-Talk Soon xx