First Impressions: Tanya Burr Lips and Nails & Kate Moss Lip Products

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The Postman has been my favourite person of all time today delivering lots of Lip products for me. SO today will be Post 1 of 2 with Tanya Burr’s Lipgloss range and Kate Moss’ Lipstick by Rimmel. So lets get down to business…

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Tanya Burr Lipgloss Range.

So First impressions the lipgloss smells AMAZING!!! its like a familiar smell that i just can’t put my finger on. 

Well the Lipgloss I went for was the shade Champagne Toast. I love the name. I’m a massive Fan of Tanya and have heard the stories about the names so I know that a lot of thought has gone into each product. 

 

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The Lip gloss glides onto my lips perfectly. Not too tacky and not to wishy washy. The Gloss stays on your lips for quiet at while and I didn’t feel the urge to much to re-apply which was a bonus. 

Champagne Toast has a beautiful shimmer to it which I think is just the right amount of Shimmer. I’m not a massive wearer of Lipgloss I’ll be honest but this doesn’t feel Grainy nor does it feel to tacky. So with the ideal combination of glitter and gloss It’s ideal for me. 

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I Struggled when It came to choosing which shade as the range of colours was so varied but I went for This shade as it’s a peachy nude colour ideal for everyday use. We all know I’m the worst when it comes to Nudes so this again makes it the perfect lipgloss for me. 

You can only Buy Tanya Burr’s range online at the moment from Feel Unique but they will be hitting stores soon! 

You can buy it HERE and for £6.99 onwards. I think the price is THE perfect price to pay for a lipgloss if you ask me!  

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Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss.

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This is the First Rimmel Lipstick I’ve ever purchased! The Jury is still out on this lipstick I’ll be honest so with that in mind. lets get down to it! 

When I got the box from Boots I wasn’t over excited with regards to packaging. I feel that it’s not very sturdy and feels and looks cheap. However for £3.99 you can’t complain really! 

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The Lipstick shade I’ve gone for is 113 another Nude colour. Surprise Surprise. The colour itself id lovely a really nice matte nude colour. What it says on the tin really.

Now when I applied the lipstick i was secretly hoping it would be a lovely thick texture. NO its wasn’t it was thin and lacked the lustre I was expecting. 

With regards to reapplying I felt that after 30-40 minutes of having it on I needed to apply again. To me it had the texture of a lip balm without the moisturising side. 

Overall the Lipstick was disappointing for me as I expected slightly more, However I paid £3.99 for this and considering all my lipsticks are £10 onwards £3.99 is very cheap. I will use this lipstick again but I will use it more of a lip balm rather than a lipstick. 

If you want to try this lipstick for yourself or any other colours in the range then you can buy it HERE. The price does go from £3.99 to £5.49 so hurry and get the offer. 🙂 

 

Thank you so much for reading this post. Please let me know if you have any other lip products to try. 🙂 

 

Come back tomorrow for the LimeCrime First impressions post. 

 

Love

Jo.x

 

 

 

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My Top 6 Nude Lipsticks

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So this evening I’ve sorted through my lipsticks and realised I have so so many Nudes. This obviously lead me onto this post. 

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From Left to Right: MAC 3N , YSL Rouge pur couture in 24, MAC Japanese Maple, MAC Hue, MAC Pure Zen, MAC Creme Cup

Ideally I would have liked to do a Top 5 post but I don’t really like odd numbers and I struggled to narrow it down to my Top 5 so I just had to do top 6.  

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MAC 3N

I’m not sure if this is the name? It was limited edition and cost like well over £20 but was worth it because the lipstick is such a nice shade. It glides onto my lips and has a rich sheen to it. This lipstick also moisturises my lips which is even more of a bonus in my eyes. I have the thing where I buy limited addition lipsticks and then I Can’t buy them any more so I wish I had bought 2. I’m so attached I don’t wear this often because I don’t want it to run out. Not so sad right?!

YSL Rouge Pur Couture in shade 24

This lipstick to me was a perfect example of me getting ridiculously excited in Selfridges. I love this lipstick it feels so special to wear. They have the YSL Logo embossed in the top of the lipstick with a shiny gold rectangular casing with the Logo again embossed on the front. It has a scent which takes me back to my gran’s perfume with a floral scent. It has an amazing pink sheen with a natural look so this lipstick is my ideal but again it cost so much I don’t wear it often. 

MAC Japanese Maple

 I Tracked this lipstick down for months. I went all stalker on this lipstick I swear!!! I first spotted it about 3 months before I bought it in MAC. It was sold out so I couldn’t get it. I then checked online and again it was sold out. 4 more visits or maybe more to MAC I then checked online constantly then finally bought it about 4 months after! I absolutely love this lipstick for a simple nude lipstick which I personally thinks looks best on me. 

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MAC Hue

I LOVE THIS LIPSTICK!!! I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT! 

I cannot express how amazing this lipstick is. it has enough pink and enough peach in with just the right amount of sheen. Its a beautiful finish on the lips with just the right shade of Nude. I have 4 of these lipsticks which is ridiculously obsessive and I wear this lipstick every single day! I always have people asking me what lipstick it is. It’s ideal for going out and work and just casual. I just cannot waffle on any more there is nothing else to say other than its the holy grail. 

MAC Pure Zen

Pure Zen is a more of a pinky an romantic nude lipstick. I think with some people nudes can make you look washed out and you need a bit of a subtle lift with some colour. this is the ideal pinky nude lipstick for Summer. Its a more thicker consistency if that makes sense than Hue but equally as moisturising with really good pay off. Again this lipstick is ideal for a night out with a soft romantic look or just for work.

 MAC Creme Cup

Creme Cup is slightly darker than Pure Zen so its a nice autumnal nude colour. With Creme Cup I kind of have a love hate relationship. I always remember Creme cup as a shade I don’t like then when I’m looking through my lipstick collection and I’m like ‘Oooh I love this’ then I realise its Creme Cup I’m always so surprised. So it was a difficult decision for me to include this or not because well I suppose I remember it differently.

 

I’ve took some swatches so that you can see what the lipsticks look like on skin. I should have really swatched on my lips but they’re dry at the minute to wouldn’t have look appealing. 😉 

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Thank you so so much for reading this post. If you know of any more Nude lipsticks that  haven’t mentioned please let me know! I always love a new lippy! 

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Love

Jo.x

 

 

My 5 Essential Make-Up Brushes For The Face

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So Today will be one in a few posts focusing on brushes. I will be focussing on my 5 Essential brushes i use on a daily basis to apply make-up on my face. 

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 The brushes you use help; contour, blend and build up your looks on a weekly basis. You can have the most lavish and expensive make-up possible but if you don’t have the right brushes there is no point. Whether they are high end or high street doesn’t matter. You need to use your brushes as a tool kit, each Brush has a job to do. As odd as what I’m saying sounds its right! 

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Real Techniques Buffing Brush. 

I Got my first Real Techniques brushes for Christmas and I’m still not totally converted I’ll be honest but the ‘Buffing brush’ Is ideal for me to apply my powder to set my Foundation. 

I like how dense the brush is and allows me to really buff the powder in to give me the full coverage I prefer. 

I got this brush in a set called ‘Sams Picks’ which I believe was limited edition and was around £20. I would never have bought the Real Techniques brushes individually as I find they are over priced.

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Real Techniques Multi-Task brush.

Again, like I said I’ve only recently started using Real Techniques brushes. Previous to using the Multi- Task brush I would use on of my angle Sigma Kabuki Brushes to apply my Bronzer. 

I find that the Multi-Task Brush is more easy to blend my bronzer in yet still dense enough to give me definition.

I’ve also used this brush to apply highlighter lightly over my cheeks. Its really is a durable and handy brush for anything.

Again its from the ‘Sams Picks’

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Sigma Flat Kabuki F80

This Brush is my Holy Grail. I cannot live without this brush. I have no idea how I applied foundation in the past. 

Its a dense flat headed brush with a large surface area to really work foundation into your skin. 

Whether its a BB cream or a full coverage foundation its ideal for every type of foundation.  

I really cannot praise this brush any more than I have done. Hands down if you’ve not got this brush then go and buy it. You will not regret this! 

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                                                          Sigma Tapered Kabuki F86

I’ve had this brush for a while but not really used it a lot up until the last few months. I started using this brush more when watching Jaclyn Hill. Who is my all time Make-Up YouTuber. 

As she does I use this brush to add the highlight to my face and blending out my concealer/highlighter. With its tapered brush its ideal to get right under the eye and blend outwards covering the ideal area for highlighting.

This brush is also ideal to apply the bronzer for contour and then using the multi task brush to blend it out. so there is no harsh lines.

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 Avon Brush Unknown name.

I’ve had this brush for forever and a day. maybe 3-4 years? I’m pretty sure we all have the one brush that comes with you everywhere. This is what my bestfriend Twinkle calls hers ‘the sweat mop’. 

Its my dirty little secret brush that needs a good clean but i cant bring myself to do it. I’ve found Avon brushes don’t clean well and last time i cleaned one it’s not been the same since. This is my one and only. 

I use it for everything and anything. keep it in my bag just to use throughout the day or use it to apply my powder to set my foundation. 

its my little dirty pleasure and everyone has one.. admit it. 😉 

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There we are. My 5 essential brushes for applying any make-up to the face. All of these brushes I would recommend you to go and buy. 

If you have your essential brushes or have any posts like this then please link me in the comments below and I can go have a nosy. 

Thanks for reading. Happy Saturday. 

Joanna.x

First Impressions: Crown Brush UK Concealer Palette

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So this evening is the long awaited post of my first impressions and swatches of the Crown Brush UK Concealer Palette. Now I’ve waited to get this for a while and the hype that has been built up on Twitter and IG has made me want it even more. 

Before I start I would like to say Thankyou to the Crown Brush Twitter team for being so lovely. It’s not often I or anyone get’s retweeted and favourited or even replied to on Twitter. So when i had this happen and about my upcoming blog post I was over the moon. I think its so nice that they take the time to interact with the Beauty Bloggers. So Thanks so much! :]

Now. Lets get down to it! 

The Packaging. Is unbranded matte black casing. Its sleek its thin and compact. What more could you need? For a Make-Up artist on the go needing to save space to anyone buying it to add to a personal make-up collection. Its simple and is what is. IMG_1321

Its Simple to open with a simple push button. Then encased is 10 beautifully smooth Concealers.  There is a wide variety of shades to suit all skin tones and types.  Starting from very ivory tones to very deep chocolate browns.

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I Couldn’t contain my excitement so got straight down to swatching all shades. I have a large tattoo on the inside of arm but thought it would be ideal to show the swatches just over it so you can see the coverage. 

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The above swatch is of the top row from Left to Right. The concealer has a thick and creamy consistency and as you can see where the first shade has covered my tattoo with one stroke. I didn’t need to apply a lot onto my brush as its so thick a little will go a long way.

IMG_1318Above is the bottom row from Right to Left. The Darker shades are what I’m most excited about as I’ve been looking for a creamy contour for a while and here I’ve got 10 shades all at my fingertips.

The Product glided onto my skin with not rouble at all to build up the coverage it has. It also has a lot of staying power as it took quite some rubbing with a makeup wipe to get it off my arm, which only makes me more excited to try this in a look.

If I’m honest I wont stray from my Collection Lasting Perfect Concealer, which is my go to Concealer. To find the review on this click here.  I intend to use this palette more for Contouring. But again you’ve got 2 in 1 as you can use it for both. I’ve been contouring with powders but i think that the Cream based products will be easier to blend to its just another bonus. 

For £16 plus shipping you can’t complain. On average your looking at around £20 for a decent bronzer/contour set so to get Concealer and Contour for £16 to me is just the big juicy cherry on top of the cake. 

To buy the Crown Brush UK Concealer Palette click here.  Also please give them a follow on Twitter: @CrownbrushUK  They also feature Beauty Blogger reviews of their products on the site so you never know! :]

Thanks so much for reading! I will do a follow up post in a week to show some looks using this Palette. 

Jo.x