26 Jul 2015

Essentials, favourites

After getting a Guerlain tinted lip balm from their upcoming autumn collection and being hugely disappointed with it, I went to a Bobbi Brown counter to get my favourite pot rouge and a red lipstick. 
I like trying new products from well-established brands because I think it makes sense to improve an old formula as the cosmetics "science" advances. However it was totally not the case with Guerlain this time. The lip balm was not moisturizing, actually it was drying. The colour (Chic pink) was somewhat dull. However, the packaging was beautiful, a slightly pearly white. 
So, I got a Bobbi Brown lipstick in red and a pot rouge in powder pink, a light (but not pale) warm beige-y/pink. I prefer to use pot rouge on my cheeks, it looks so fresh and pretty. Powder pink is lighter than my lip colour, it's also not the most hydrating product on the market (more hydrating than the Guerlain balm!). 
Even though I promised to myself not to get any more Burt's Bees lip balms, I had to get it again to get rid of the dryness caused by the Guerlain balm. 
Overall, I enjoy these products. I would recommend Bobbi Brown lip colour to anyone. 

27 Jun 2015

A great nude

Burberry Kisses lipstick is my new favourite lipstick formula. It's replacing the Lip Covers which I also liked alot. The Kisses formula is very fine, smooth and hydrating. I've recently been very impressed with the Rouge Coco (relaunched), but Burberry Kisses is even better. It's not scented and feels very modern. The range of colours is fantastic, with many great peaches/corals, pinks and nudes (and reds!). The coverage is buildable, but not heavy at all. 
I got mine from John Lewis Oxford Street in London. A girl who works there mentioned that Burberry won't be there anymore. Thankfully, Debenhams started selling it online. 
The colour I've got is Nude Pink (05) which is a warm nude pink. It's almost the same colour as my lips, so it looks very natural. 
Overall, I am very happy with this lipstick and will be getting Garnet and Pink Peony as well!
Burberry Kisses in Nude Pink (05)

20 Jun 2015

Chanel favourites

These are some makeup items I like from Chanel. I went to see the new Les Beiges Summer 2015 collection, however I was abit disappointed with the products. The nail colours were very sheer and the cream blush stick not as creamy as the cream blush on the photo above. The LE lip balm was nice, but again, too light for my lips. So I decided to get Rouge Coco in Suzanne (438) and my favourite eye liner on the market, Le Crayon Yeux in Brun-Teak. Suzanne is a medium plum brown, looks dark in the tube, but applies pretty sheer. It's a wonderful, natural colour, a deeper tone than my lips are, but it's very elegant. It's perfect for the daytime. The formula is a big step up from the previous Rouge Coco. I'm not sure I like the colour range, there are not that many neutral options (not too coll, not too warm). This one is creamier and much more hydrating than the previous version of Rouge Coco. Brun-Teak is a medium-dark matte brown. I've been using creme blush in Revelation (63) every day since I bought it. It's a great product. Only a tiny amount is needed to create a natural looking flush. It looks very fresh. The colour is warm pink.