Friday, 26 October 2012

Dark Side of Nude: Topshop Lipstick in Fawn

 Lipstick in Fawn - Topshop - £9

After a month and a half I finally have the Internet in my new place, so happy! Hopefully from now on I'll be able to post a lot more often. I have so much stuff waiting to be reviewed that I picked up in the last month so stay tuned!

I actually purchased this lipstick yesterday and I couldn't wait to blog about it. It's part of Topshop's new collection 'Dark Side of Nude' which is packaged beautifully in a matte black tube which I am so happy about! I can't stand light coloured packaging getting filthy in my bag, so this is a fantastic move by Topshop for me. 

It's £1 more than their core collection lipsticks and one of two in this particular collection. This shade, Fawn, is just amazing! It's a beautiful nude colour with a hint of peach perfect for day to day wear. I only own one other Topshop lipstick (review here) but I find that it applies better than that; more smoothly and with a subtle glossy finish.

I can tell this is going to become a handbag essential and something I reach for quite a lot. What do you think about this shade? Have you tried anything from the Dark Side of Nude collection?

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Mac Blot Powder Pressed

Blot Powder Pressed in Medium Dark - Mac - £20

Once my student loan came through last month I hurried straight to Selfridges to pick up this beauty from the Mac counter! I'd read so many reviews from people claiming they'd found their holy grail powder, especially coming from people who have oily t-zones like me (bane of my life). So I was so excited to try this out for myself. I got matched with the shade Medium Dark; when I heard this I burst out laughing. Although it claims to add no noticeable colour, it does in fact add a hint of colour and the names of the shades do not match their actual shades, at all! 

The Blot Powder Pressed contains Silica which absorbs excess oils on the face to keep shine away. It can be used all over to set foundation, kept in your bag for touch ups during the day or night, or my personal favourite way of using it, just a couple of dabs on the chin and nose after a sweep of my every day powder- this means it will last forever and my face stays matte all day long!

It has become a staple product to take on a night out, especially because the compact includes a mirror and a puff which is so handy. When I'm at home though I prefer to use my Real Techniques buffing brush due to the hygiene issue of using the puff, putting it back into the product after it's touched the face etc. Using my buffing brush it really gets into the areas I like to cover and feels like it really sets.

Have you tried any products suited for oily skin? How do you banish shine? Let me know!

Monday, 22 October 2012

Topshop Lipstick in Whimsical

Lipstick in Whimsical - Topshop - £8

I have the Internet!!! (Just for the day) Firstly I would like to apologise for the complete and utter lack of posting over the last month or so, moving into my new house has resulted in no Internet at all, I should hopefully be getting it at the end of this week but who knows. 

Onto the lipstick, which has recently become my handbag essential and go to lipstick. I bought this a few weeks back after months of lusting over it. The pinky, nude, coral shade is to die for and of course the packaging is fun and cute.

Although Topshop say that this lipstick will moisturise and nourish lips, I'd have to say I disagree. I personally have quite chapped lips a lot of the time so I find I have to apply Vaseline before. This doesn't put me off though! It goes on nice and smoothly, has great coverage and a lovely matte finish. It also looks fantastic with lipgloss over the top and is perfect for day or night.

For £8 you can't really go wrong in my opinion. I will definitely be purchasing other shades in the future! Have any of you tried out Topshop's lipsticks? Which shades would you recommend?