Monday, 27 April 2015

BOURJOIS eau de gloss - Cosmic Shimmering Gloss

Hello hello hello! so, another beauty product today - sorry if its not for you, or you're getting bored of these...- and it is the Cosmic Shimmering Gloss by BOURJOIS in the shade 21 - cappuccino ice. I believe this product is new and hasn't yet come out yet? let me know in the comments below if you've heard of this product or if it has come out and i just haven't seen it out in shops! 
BOURJOIS products always look rather appealing to me, they tend to have very desirable names, colours and packaging so i was sort of dissapointed with this product on first impressions when it arrived 
OK, so forgive me if you like this but i just think its a bit plain... the random plastic top is a bit pointless and i just think it doesn't do the company justice at all. Plus it was a nightmare to photograph because of the holographic label! I suppose the colour of the lip gloss doesn't help the packaging's boring appearance, 'cappuccino ice' isn't exactly a thrilling colour either . 
Anyway, enough of the negativity. As i mentioned in my previous post i'm not a big lip gloss wearer, mostly because i don't like the sticky over glossy look on my lips i prefer a matte classic look, however i noticed this shimmering gloss was 'non sticky' or so it said, so i decided it was at least worth a try. Now, who thinks i hated it or was pleasantly surprised?? 
It really looks nothing like you anticipate it to look like! its smooth, glossy yes but i can look past that, it isn't sticky and it is more like a top coat for lipsticks? or that's what i would use it for. 

The colour is very subtle and almost nude, the shimmer isn't over the top and i like the consistency even though i'm not a glossy person. Sassy maybe but not glossy haha! i did half expect a thick brown blob to just ooze out the end but nope, no brown in sight, so i'm not too sure where the cappuccino comes in. 
Excuse the oddly shaped lips but i wanted you guys to see just how subtle this gloss was, its not in the slightest bit brown and actually just adds a little sheen to your everyday makeup look. I have to say, if i hadn't been sent this lip gloss it wouldn't have been one i chose in store due to the packaging. Additionally, due to the paleness of the colour i think this product would suit any skin tone due to its ability to adapt to your lip colour. 

Well, thats my review for today i hope you liked it :) Let me know in the comments below and be sure to follow me on bloglovin 


Monday, 13 April 2015

New Lipstick | First Impressions

I'm not really a lipstick wearer, i think it makes me look like i'm trying too hard to look good for the local supermarket cashiers, which by the way i'm not. I would love to pull off a signature Taylor Swift bright red lip, or even a subtle nude would make me into a lippy wearer right? I think 'Clown' every time i even attempt lipstick thinking i am much too pale, much too petite which makes me look younger than i am and much too me. I mean lets be honest, how ridiculous is that... 'much too me' but yet i'm the one thinking it! 

Anyway, i wanted to stretch my arms away from the glossy nail varnishes and past the pretty eye shadows and into the unfamiliar surroundings of the lipstick. Little story for you here; i walked into Boots, went to each independent countery thingy (please someone comment and let me know what word I'm looking for here) and browsed. I had no idea of what i was looking for, only that i wanted a colour- great start- and i wanted a long lasting, pigmented colour as well. So i continued to browse and picked up a few colours sampling them on the back of my hand, like you do. I must have had about 30 different shades and consistencies of lipstick on the back of my hand, and to conclude the story, i ended up with three favourites. I love a happy ending... 

So I brought two Rimmel lipsticks and a Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm, if you would like to know more, keep reading :) 

 The first Rimmel lipstick is mauve in colour and i would say fairly neutral as it suits all skin types. It is called ASIA and it is in the number 077 from the Rimmel Lasting Finish range. 
 The swatch of the lipstick is that it is very soft and easily appliable and has a slight sheen to it, which makes it very moisturising. I really like this lipstick due to the depth of the colour and the neutral element of it. Looking forward to using this one! 

The second Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick is called ALARM in the number 170. It is a vibrant red and like ASIA is very soft and rich in its colour.

 As i have previously mentioned i have always wanted to pull of a Tay Tay look and i think this is the winner red for me as i am quite pale in my complexion with brunette hair a little pop of colour will hopefully brighten me up a bit if i can be brave enough to wear it! 

 Different from the first two lipsticks i brought i opted for this Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm in the shade 205. I was rather intrigued by this one as the swatch made it out to be very lipstick like which i liked but i hoped it wasn't too glossy as i'm not a big lip gloss fan. 

 I have tried on this lipstick and i was quite impressed to say the least, the balm element is very much present in this product as it smells slightly spearminty and gives a lovely nourishing feeling and even makes your lips tingle a little bit! 

I am looking forward to trying all of my lipsticks out and i hope thats not just round the house! All three are very rich in colour and are good quality which i am super pleased about. 

What are your favourite lipsticks and why? Are there any others you think i should know about? Let me know in the comments below! 

Loves, Sam x