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Drugstore Luscious Red Lips – How To (Maybelline ColourSensational)

6 Jul

Hey guys!

So I was having a little rummage through my (very large) make up bag earlier and found these two amazingly wonderful lip products – Maybelline COLORsensational lipstick and lip liners in 547 ‘Pleasure Me Red’ (even the name is hot, am I right or am I right?!)

I’ve used these babys together on many a night out and they’ve done me well so I just thought I’d them with you. As they’re Maybelline, you know they’re going to be good but affordable. Both have a really strong, long lasting deep red pigment, and give whoever wears it out the absolute WOW factor!! The packaging for the lipstick is also really attractive, deep see through red top over a silver bottom. I’ve attatched a picture so you can see. Keep these guys in your handbag and go from work to party in a flash!!

Anyway, here’s how to get long lasting, luscious red lips for that big night out. (takes two seconds!) Also just if you’re wondering, the images are different colours just because the sun started shining in the last one (I took them in my bathroom, haha!).

Before you begin, if you have dry or chapped lips I would recommend you use your toothbrush to buff away the little bits of skin, just so you have a smooth canvas to paint on. It makes it a lot more comfortable for you and looks much more appealing. Obviously. I’ve had a cold so that’s my excuse for having dryness around my mouth, sozzles!

After you’ve done that, line the edges of your lips very lightly at first with the lip liner. Build it up as much as you like, it doesn’t really matter anyway! This makes your lips appear much fuller, which is always a good thing (so long as you don’t go overboard…). Take it slow if you’re a beginner, you don’t want to end up looking like a clown haha! Slow and steady wins the race, right? Right.

Then just fill in the rest of your lips with the lipstick, and you’re done! POW! WOW! Look at those smackers!! Don’t you just feel fabulous? Add a slick of gloss if you want a little more glamour.

Giz a smile garjuz 😉

Hope you enjoyed!

Rachel x


Essence Soft & Natural Foundation Product Review

4 Jul

Essence is famous for its quality cosmetics.

When you’re on a student budget, it’s not always convenient to buy even the higher priced drugstore brands. I know it’s always been said that you should spend a little more on your foundation, as it’s the apparent ‘canvas’ onto which you paint your face. However, desperate times call for desperate measures, so I decided to buy a foundation from Essence. Well known for its vast array of colourful nail varnishes, and its ability to dupe (duplicate) products to a reasonably good standard for the price, I thought it couldn’t be that bad. Right?

I’ve photographed my second attempt of this foundation, and was pleased with the results. It’s their long-lasting Soft & Natural foundation. It does actually give a good days wear when set with powder. And yes, that is my face there & bare (please avoid looking at the enormous crater on the bottom of my face. Probably shouldn’t of mentioned it, but…YOLO?…)

So this is the before…(you can’t really see most of the horrible scars all over my face, thank God!)

I applied a small smudge onto my hand then rubbed it into my face. I have oily skin so don’t mind how oily my skin looks, it always looks like that, with any foundation.

And then this was the result.

This is after applying ONLY a translucent powder to get rid of the oil, and a teeeenny bit of blush so I don’t look so dead. As you can see, the dark circles under my eyes have lifted significantly, it has covers the many scars on my forehead, cheeks and chin, and reduced redness around my nose. I have a pink toned complexion and so I usually look for make up with yellow tones in it to counteract the pinkness, and this one seems to do the trick!

I would recommend this for girls just starting up their make up collection, also for students who are living like hobos in the finance department, like yours truly.

For the amount of money you’re spending, it truly is a miracle product in these hard recessionary times. It gives a large amount of coverage, whilst still giving the natural look. You don’t look completely caked in make up, as it lets your natural beauty shine through. Just make sure you get the colour foundation for your skin tone, this one fits me quite well (02 Sand Beige). You can buy it in Dunnes, Penneys and other drugstores, it’s pretty easy to find. This is their website if you want to take a gander.

Hope you enjoyed 🙂

Rachel x