My Makeup Wishlist 2013
Just like any other makeup lover there are an ever-growing amount of makeup products on my wishlist. These are the top seven on the list that will hopefully make their way into my makeup collection throughout the year.
Lancome Hypnose Star Doll Eyes Mascara
Nars Sheer Matte Foundation
Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo Foundation
Sugarpill Cosmetics Cold Chemistry Palette
Disney Ariel Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Make Up For Ever 12 Flash Color Case
Kat Von D Sinner Eyeshadow Palette
(There are no brand pictures for number four & three because they are yet to be released.)
What’s on your wishlist? Do you want or have any of the products on mine?
Benefit Cosmetics Fake Up
Fakeup is Benefit Cosmetic’s newest solution to combating dry dull looking under eye areas. The 3.5g of hydrating crease-control concealer comes in three shades, ‘Light’, ‘Medium’ & ‘Deep’. I have the shade ‘Medium’ which effortlessly matches my tan complexion and easily conceals my under eye area thankfully preventing the appearance of discolouration that’s caused by being sleep deprived.
This concealer comes in a cutely designed case covered in a pretty pink pattern that surrounds the entire mirror-like plastic packaging. It’s conveniently built like a lipstick bullet. It has a removable lid and a twist up bottom that allows you to control the amount of the product that is exposed from within the packaging. Simply twist the bottom of the case to wind the product up and twist it back to wind it back down once you’re done with it and ready to put the lid back on.
The main aim of Fake Up’s lightweight formula is to provide coverage and hydration to the under eye area while not allowing the product to settle into the fine lines that reside there. I am happy to say that Benefit hit it’s target with this. With concealers I often have the issue of them being partially absorbed into the skin underneath my eye area and leaving those annoying little product lines that no-one should have to deal with. I usually take steps to combat this problem, like applying translucent powder to set my concealer product, which on some days (ok, on those days when I have been out late the evening before) can turn out looking not all that flattering.
In the pictures below you can see the concealer. It’s made of two parts that cleverly work as a team to create hydration and coverage. The outer layer is a balm made of Vitamin E and apple seed extract. These two ingredients ”hide dark circles and diffuse fine lines” while also creating hydration so the product doesn’t settle into the lines under your eyes. The core is the colour coverage, once on the skin it works with the balm to conceal discolouration by blending into your skin tone.
Once applied it literally feels like nothing. Although this product is super lightweight and is designed to be hydrating, you don’t not at all need to pack it on to preserve the moisture. It provides good ‘natural’ coverage with out having to be built up and it does allow the delicate skin around your eyes to have the right balance of moisture so that the product doesn’t settle and accentuate any fine lines. This is a non-drying, non-cakey product… exactly what you want when it comes to applying anything underneath your eyes.
Inside the box there is also a little info paper that has instructions and tips on how to use Fake Up. The reccomended application method is to apply it directly from the stick onto the skin and use your fingers to blend it out. From my experience this is the best method as the heat from your finger tips will allow you to easily blend the balm and colour together while patting it into your skin.
The first time I used this I wore it from mid day til late, late on Friday night. I applied it as instructed, stroking the product directly onto my skin and then using my finger to blend it out. I didn’t set it with powder or any setting spray cause I wanted to see if the cleverly designed balm would be able to hold it’s own, and it did.
During the day when I was getting ready to head out the weather was hot and (being that I live in a city that constantly changes its mind when it comes to weather conditions) by the evening it was icy outside and it felt like Winter even though Autumn has only just begin. I’m telling you this because it’s important to consider the fact that weather conditions effect the condition of your makeup as they change your temperature. My oily skin type + fluctuating temperature combined with the amount of time I wore my makeup = I love Fake Up. Benefit claim that this product will last up to 6 hours without creasing, throughout the entire evening not once did it crease or absorb into my skin and leave it looking dry. I am super happy with this concealer, its a winner for me ♥
Fake Up retails for $24.00 US at Sephora as well as on the Benefit website. It will be released in Australian Benefit counters in Myers this coming April where it will retail for $35.00 AUD.
Cosmetic Weaponry Guide: White Eyeshadow Bases
When it comes to makeup newbies and white eyeshadow bases this is how I explain what a difference using one can allow their eye makeup to have, I call it the white paper analogy. It’s quick, easy to remember and simple when you’re trying to explain it to other people.
♥ Eyeshadow bases come after eye primer (if you use one).
♥ To base your eyes means to apply a layer of colour before you apply your eyeshadow, you do this in order to get the maximum colour effect that can possibly be achieved with the eyeshadow product you’re using.
♥ Basing your eyes isn’t always necessary as more intensely pigmented products do not require the step, but it does make a difference to the overall colour and longevity of your shadow regardless if the product is packed with colour or just reaches ‘ok’ on the rainbow scale.
♥ To base your eyes you really can use any shade that is similar to the eyeshadow product you wish to apply on top and this will intensify it’s colour, however in this particular case we’re going to be strictly discussing white eyeshadow bases.
♥ White eyeshadow bases are a universal technique, which means they work for all skin tones. The purpose of using a white base on your eyelids is as I said, to get the maximum colour effect out of your shadow and come on who doesn’t want that?
The White Paper Analogy:
In your mind think of a white piece of paper and a pink pencil. Now scribble on that paper with the pencil. The pink scribble will be true to the pencils actual colour. Now in your mind think of a purple piece of paper and the same pink pencil. Scribble on the purple paper with the pencil. The scribble will be a different shade to what it was on the white piece of paper and although it will be a pink tone it won’t be the true colour of the pencil. Using the the same pink pencil on both pieces of paper will result in a completely different effect because the colour underneath the pink scribble is different. The fact is that all colours show up in their truest form when applied or drawn on to a white piece of paper, or when it comes to eye makeup a white eyeshadow base. So if you want the best result you can achieve with your eyeshadow prep your eyes with a white base and you’ll be good to go.
What can you use as a white eyeshadow base you ask?
♥ White eyeshadow - yep, you can use white eyeshadow as a base for other shades of shadow. Just remember that the stronger the pigment within each shadow, the bolder the base will allow the shadow to show up.
♥ White eyeshadow bases - many makeup brands have actual eyeshadow base products. My fave is NYX Cosmetic’s Eyeshadow Base in ‘White’.
♥ A white pencil - using a white pencil to draw a base on your eyelids is another great option. NYX’s Jumbo Eye Pencil in ‘Milk’ is the perfect size for easily covering the eyelid area.
♥ White cream eyeshadow products. Using a cream shadow product as a base will automatically intensify the colour of your eyeshadow. For a white cream eyeshadow base with a bit of added shimmer try Maybelline’s Color Tattoo in ‘Too Cool’.
Used this for the first time today, absolutely love it! Made cleaning my brushes so easy.
Review coming soon ♥
Create Your Own: Cute Makeup Sample Display
I don’t know about you, but I always have a heap of different product samples laying around and usually when I put them away they end up being forgotten about. This is a cute and simple way to store some of your makeup samples so you’ll be reminded to use them.
♥ Letter stand
♥ Various decorations
♥ Hot glue gun
♥ Hot glue sticks
Get a letter stand.
I got my letter stand from Officeworks but it really doesn’t matter what kind of stand you use as long as you like it. You’ll be able to find one in any two dollar shop for an affordable price or you may even have one just around the house. This is pretty much a pre-built d.i.y, so once you’ve got your letter stand all you need to do is decorate ;)
Choose your decorations.
You can stick decorations onto the front of the letter stand like I did, or decorate it the whole way around, or rather than sticking decorations on you can paint it, it’s totally up to you. Personally I love a bit of bling, so I used a jewel sticker strip. Even though the jewel strip had adhesive on it I hot glued it onto the letter stand to properly secure it. Then I glued a cute bow from an old ring onto the jewels to add a bit of contrast.
Add your samples.
Store your makeup samples in your cute new display stand and put it in an area that’s close to where you do your makeup so you can see the items you need to use up. You can also display boxed faux lashes or lip balms like this.
Sugarpill Cosmetics ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadows
After a long, long, long time of lusting for Sugarpill Cosmetics ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadows I finally placed my first online order. For Valentines Day the colour loving company had a 10% off sale that I just couldn’t resist. I was able to snatch up 5 beautiful shades for $9.00ea rather than their regular affordable price of $12.00ea.
‘Birthday Girl’, ‘Paper Doll’, ‘Lumi’, ‘Tiara’ & ‘Goldilux’ were boxed up and shipped out to me in the super cute Sugarpill Kitty box (pictured below in the image in the top left corner), the very next day after my order had been placed. They arrived shortly after during the next week in a time quicker than I receive most packages from international origins. Along with the items I paid for, the box also contained a glittery pink Sugarpill logo sticker (you get one with each order you make), a preview card of their new Cold Chemistry collection which will be released Winter 2013, and a wonderful little sample of ‘Royal Sugar’ - a beautiful royal blue ChromaLust with turquoise sparkles.
I am very happy with the packaging and delivery time of my order. At present Sugarpill Cosmetics are only sold online. They are based in LA and ship to any location in the world that can receive mail. Shipping within the US is a flat rate of $6.00 for an unlimited amount of items and international shipping prices are set rates that depend on how much your order total costs. Compared to a lot of other companies their shipping rates are pretty decent. You can check the proper delivery prices for international locations on their website.
As a brand Sugarpill is fun, cute, bold and unique and the packaging of each of their products fully represents these elements. Even the smallest of details is perfectly designed with little touches that cannot be ignored. I mean, the products speak for themselves just fine, but the packaging is just too cute not to rave about. ChromaLust’s come housed in pretty designed little boxes of Sugarpill goodness that have a cut out heart shape in the centre so you can view the shade within the box. Within each box is a clear circular acrylic jar holding the loose eyeshadow. The jars do not have any kind of seal, so the product is able to move around freely, I didn’t find this to be a problem at all as the shiny Black logo covered lid screws quite securely onto the jar preventing product from escaping. However, if you’re concerned that pigment has transferred into the lid during the shipping process, (while the lid is still secure) simply hold the jar upright and tap the top of the lid a few times to allow the product to settle back into the bottom of the jar.
ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadows are packed by weight, but the weight of each varies from shade - shade because each colour is made of varying ingredients. In each product description on the brands website there is a statement letting costumers know that “Loose eyeshadows are packed by weight. However, some ingredients may still settle during shipping, which gives the appearance of being less full.” - this explains why the visible amount of product in one jar may seem like a lot less than another jar. On the back of the boxes the product comes in, the weight of each product is listed, it’s also listed on the label that’s on bottom of each jar. In net weight: both ‘Birthday Girl’ and ‘Paper Doll’ are 4 grams,’ Lumi’ is 6 grams, ‘Tiara’ 4.5 grams and ‘Goldilux’ is 5 grams.
Each of these pretty pigments is a shimmer infused metallic colour. The amount of shimmer in each varies depending on the shade, but this doesn’t make any shade less amazing than another. I honestly love all of them! Out of these 5 loose shadows, ‘Goldilux’ contains the most glitter particles. Its texture is laced with the gorgeous little flecks of golden glitter that are in a slightly larger size than the fine glitter particles that run through other shades. ‘Birthday Girl’ also has more prominent traces of glitter within it compared to that of other shades, but not as much as the amount packed into ‘Goldilux’. After applied onto the skin the glitter within the product blends into the shadow creating an even more beautiful metallic finish. There’s a good reason these are called ChromaLusts!
The photos below are in jar shots I took of the ChromaLust’s. The pictures really do not do them true justice. They look good, but they look extra amazing when they are in front of you. Although each has slight differences within it’s make, they are all a seriously stunning formulation. The pigmentation is more than a definite 10, the ease of blend-ability is seriously effortless, they are super long-lasting and the unique vibrancy of the shadows is something I am in love with. I could continue raving about these but to put it simply they are awesome! ♥
This is what I would describe each of these as being in real life:
‘Birthday Girl’ - baby pink with iridescent fuchsia sparkles.
‘Paper Doll’ - lilac shade with similar toned shimmer through it.
‘Lumi’ - pure white shadow with reflective turquoise glimmer.
‘Tiara’ - super intense shimmery silver with traces of fine silver glitter.
‘Goldilux’ - bright gleaming gold shimmer laced with golden glitter.
I am over joyed at how great these little metallic babies are. I already
want need more of them in my life cause honestly they are a m a z i n g!
Found this shot of my sister on my laptop while sorting through some albums. It was taken just after she finished modelling for one of my photography makeup assessments last year. The quality isn’t that good because she took this using her iPod, but I love how the makeup turned out. The look was inspired by the Myer Spring/Summer 2010 fashion show cause I love the Golden Siren makeup that Alex Box created for it ♥
NYX Cosmetics Butter Gloss
NYX Cosmetics does not disappoint when it comes to their lip products, their new Spring 2013 collection of Butter Glosses is only further proof of this fact. With a variety of 12 sweet colours that have equally delicious names these glosses are sure to help you create a yummy pout no matter what your colour of choice happens to be.
Butter Gloss comes in a solid plastic cylinder tube that has a glossy finish. The strong solid tube makes them resistant to the usual wear and tear that squeeze tube glosses endure while hiding in a handbag amongst a bunch of other lip products. The circular flat bottom of the tube makes it easy to store them standing upright without any added support. The tubes are not transparent, but the colour on the outside of them are similar to what each gloss actually looks like. Each tube also comes with a standard doe foot applicator attached to the inside of the lid, that makes applying the gloss super easy.
Each of the 12 glosses are named after a sweet treat. ‘Cherry Pie’ - a bold red, Strawberry Parfait’ - a hot fuchsia & ‘Apple Strudel’ - a light peach, are the 3 shades I own. Despite their names these 6.5g of gloss are flavourless, but not fragrance free. Rather than smelling like the desserts they are named after, Butter Glosses all have the same subtle scent that to me is like a mix of strawberries and vanilla. Personally I like the slight candy scent of the gloss, however if you’re not a fan of scented lip products this shouldn’t be an issue for you because quite soon after the product is applied on your lips the scent fades away. I think that it is only really noticeable while in the tube and on the applicator.
An accurately named lip product, the nice creamy texture of Butter Gloss is seriously soft and smooth and spreads easily just like butter. NYX claims it lacks “that sticky sensation” - and this is almost true. There is a very, very minimal amount of stickiness within this gloss, it’s only the slightest hint. Compared to the tacky texture of most lip glosses it’s almost unnoticeable, I’m only mentioning it because of how the product was advertised. I really have no complaints when it comes to the gloss itself, NYX honestly did pretty well with the formulation of it. It’s also worth mentioning that for only being $5.00 USD the colour has pretty decent lasting power, its a sheer - medium coverage that’s easily build-able. Me? Impressed? Yes, definitely.
The cream consistency that Butter Gloss is made of nourishes the lips while coating them with colour. Of course this gloss has a shine to it, however its not at all over the top, which makes these perfect for day - day wear. For those of us who love bolder lip looks NYX recommends layering the gloss over your favourite lipsticks to make your lips appear more voluptuous. I’ve tried this and loved the results so much that I plan on picking up a few more shades.
P.s if you have any Matte lipsticks that you aren’t using cause you feel as though they are too drying on your lips, this is a great solution!
Here are my fave Lipstick & Butter Gloss Combo’s:
1) Lime Crime Lip Noir Lipstick in ‘Glamour101’ + NYX Butter Gloss in ‘Cherry Pie’
2) Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in ‘Rossetto’ + NYX Butter Gloss in ‘Strawberry Parfait’
3) Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick in ‘Smoked Peach’ + NYX Butter Gloss in ‘Apple Strudel’
All NYX Cosmetics Butter Glosses are cruelty free,
and ‘Glamour101’ by Lime Crime is a cruelty free & vegan product.
Cosmetic Weaponry Guide: Being Photographed
Whether or not you plan on being photographed while out at a party/event, the last thing you want is to be caught off guard by someone carrying a camera. Here are some of my tips for looking good in front of the lens.
♥ Avoid using facial products containing titanium dioxide or any kind of SPF as both of these ingredients create a white reflect that will wash you out when the flash of the camera hits your skin.
♥ Always, always, always, blend your foundation down onto your neck and chest area if/when necessary. This will create a unison look that will appear more realistic.
♥ If your skin type requires it, powder and do it like you mean it. If you’re out at a party/event constantly moving around or dancing you’ll sweat and this will create shine on your skin. So make sure to set your makeup (with a good loose and translucent powder if possible) before you leave the house, concentrating on your T-zone and carry a compact powder with you for quick touch ups.
♥ A little bit of contouring goes a long way. Quite often the shape of your face can be washed out by the added light that a camera flash projects. Using a matte brown powder to sculpt your cheek bones, jawline, forehead and even the sides of nose is a good way to accentuate your facial structure so it is able to stand out in a flattering manner in photographs.
♥ Add sparkle to your eyes. Even if you’re not a fan of highlighter, adding a little bit of white, sand gold or light silver shimmer to the inner corners of your eyes will open them up and make them look awake, refreshed and dazzling.
♥ Hairspray is your friend. After styling your hair the way you want it, set it into place with a good hairspray so that you’re not worrying about hiding naughty stray strands of hair before taking pictures. For up do’s anything ‘strong hold’ or ‘long lasting’ is what you want to go for. With down hair styles opt for something softer that’s still going to do the job, anything that adds ‘shine’ will be perfect.
♥ If you’re not naturally comfortable in front of a camera, practice or fake it. This may sound silly, but both of these methods really do work, trust me. Stare at yourself in a mirror and practice smiling. Don’t worry if you feel odd at first, no one is around, so relax, try different poses and figure out what you like best and what works for you.
♥ If it comes to a time when you’re about to have your picture taken and you just don’t feel like smiling for whatever reason, think of something funny or something that makes you happy, so you end up smiling not only with your lips but with your eyes as well.
♥ Focus on what you’re doing and try to look in the direction of the camera. I know it can be weird to have people watching you while you’re posing for a photo but just forget about what’s going on around you. Focus on yourself, the person/people with you and the person taking the picture. You’re there having a good time and you want a picture to capture that moment. Don’t stress about anyone with curious eyes, they’re probably looking at you cause you look great… that, or they want to steal your shoes.
♥ Consider your background and lighting options, both of these things can either make a photo great or terrible. Scope out an area that would make the best back drop visually, think about the clothing you are wearing and the type of event you’re at. You want both of these aspects to be represented as they will make your photos even better. If taking pictures during the day time or using a camera without the flash on, be sure that wherever you are positioned the light is opposite you so it falls on the front of you and eliminates shadows.
♥ Be aware of how you position your body. When being photographed by yourself, relax your shoulders, straighten your body and neck, and ask the person taking the photo to do a test shot and then show you, so you know you’ll be happy if you remain in the same position while they snap more shots. If taking photos with another person, position your body on angle towards them, and the same for group shots, you want the photo to capture that feeling of togetherness.
♥ Be comfortable. There’s nothing worse than feeling awkward while taking pictures, so breathe relax and smile. Remember you’re out to have a good time. You’re bound to end up with great photographs if you have fun!
Got my hands on the purple shade. They actually don’t stock it in Australia but you can find it on eBay.
Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipsticks click here to read more ♥
Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation
If a minimal base is something that you prefer when it comes to your face, than you’ll love the barely there look that Naked Skin by Urban Decay creates. By merging easily with the skin the light liquid consistency of this product gives a coverage that actually makes you look like you are wearing nothing and the best part… it feels like it too.
I love the fact that the foundation creates a natural naked looking base with a slight glow, but if we’re being honest its no secret that I love a full coverage foundation and probably do spend more time wearing products of that nature than what is actually necessary. However as every clever beauty lover knows… its always good to have options. So, I’ve been using Naked Skin on and off as ‘daytime’ foundation for around three and a half months now and I have been loving it. Coming from a person who prefers to wear full coverage foundation frequently, you should understand how happy I am with this product.
Naked Skin’s packaging is classic Urban Decay, even the box is pretty. This is a standard 30ml size foundation that comes in a sleek looking cylinder clear acrylic bottle with a metallic lid. The shiny lid is easily removable and clicks onto the bottle just as easily when being secured. This is a foundation that does need to be shaken in order to mix the ingredients after they’ve settled since your last use, so its important to make sure that the lid is on properly. The product is dispensed through a metallic pump that matches the lid of the bottle. Its convenient, hygienic and offers good control when dispersing the foundation which is great because the texture of this product is quite wet. When you first pump it out it may run slightly but on the bright-side this means that it is very easily blendable.
Urban Decays Naked Skin foundation is oil-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free and contains light-diffusing spheres that are meant to reflect imperfections and create luminosity. It does both of those things however the level of glow it gives is very subtle, because that is what the product is about - having that beautiful “I’m not wearing makeup” makeup look. Essentially this is a light coverage foundation that if layered can be a light - medium coverage. I would say it lives up to the Naked fame because it really does allow the complexion to appear as if the skin is foundation free, but at the same time it vanishes imperfections and leaves your face looking and feeling good. As I mentioned before, the texture of the product is on the wetter side, which means that it’s best applied with a buffer brush or a sponge rather than a foundation brush because using a foundation brush may cause the product to leave streaks on your face and no one wants that.
This product regularly retails for $38.00 in the US. You can buy it directly from Urban Decay and Sephora, and also from various online stores. It comes in 18 diverse shades that range from fair - deep. There are both cool and warm shades available within the product range. Each foundation shade is labelled with a number that states the tone of the foundation and a number that states the undertone of it. For example, I have a tan - medium complexion with warm undertones so I use the shade “6.0” The number ‘6’ represents the tone of my skin and the ‘0’ represents that the foundation has warm undertones. Basically Urban Decay has created a scale for their Naked Skin foundation where shades that end in “.0” are warm tones and are for people with yellow/olive undertones, and shades that end in “.5” are cool tones that are for those with rosy/neutral undertones. On the Urban Decay site, they have a cool shade selecting tool. It shows you various models of different ethnicities and skin colours so you can compare what will work best for your skin.
The Wah Nails Book of Nail Art by Sharmadean Reid
With all the amazing nail art that has been dominating the pretty little manicured hands of beauty lovers all around the world lately chances are you’ve seen a design either by Wah Nails or inspired by them. The London originating Nail Salon has built up a renowned reputation for doing their thing and doing it well, so well in fact that they even have their own book. At the beginning of the book Wah founder Sharmadean Reid tells a brief story about the birth of her baby and how it grew into what it now is today. To break it down - in ‘08 she had a less than positive experience while getting her nails done, in ‘09 she opened up her own salon and by ‘12 she had written a book dedicated to her craft that was being sold all over the globe, how’s that for inspirational?
“Wah is all about sharing our passion, our style, and our technique with you -because everyone deserves hot nails”
The Wah Nails Book of Nail Art features 25 step - step guides of their most popular nail projects, a whole lot of cute photos and interesting mini profiles on some of the beautiful ladies associated with the company. I have this in hard copy and all up there are around 94 pages. The overall design theme of it is very fun. Visually it’s like a girly style diary mixed with magazine clippings and a cool personalized scrapbook. I love the layouts of the pages and the cute little art scattered across them. This is exactly what a Nail Art book should look like. As for the written content of the book itself, its great, simple and easy to follow. Which is exactly what you want when reading instructions.
Besides having nail designs that will inspire you to break out multiple bottles of your favourite shades of polish and give your nails a manicure like they have never had before, this book also offers up a bit of inspiration with its founding story. With hard work and a bit of glitter you can make your dreams come true, its a proven fact. This is one for the nail art junkies and the beauties looking to learn some new designs to accessorize with and switch things up a bit. You can find it online, in various book stores and also in chain stores such as Target, where I bought mine for the great price of $13.99
These are 3 of my favourite designs from the book.
Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids
If like me, you love lipsticks with full coverage & cream finishes than this is a product you’re going to want to try.
I’m seriously loving the latest additions to my lipstick collection. These new bright cream textured lipsticks by Maybelline in Vibrant Mandarin, Pink Pop & Vivid Rose are keeping me happy this summer. Selling for $16.95ea in Australia the Color Sensational Vivids come in 10 highly pigmented shades that in my opinion could give high end lipsticks a real run for their money cause the colour pay off they create is great. As with most lip products the more you layer the lipstick the stronger the colour turns out. If you prefer a more subtle yet still bold lip all you need with these is one swatch to cover your pretty pout. If more dramatic styles are your thing than building up two - three layers will create an intense colour that you’ll love.
The shades in this collection range from gorgeous pinks to bright oranges, ravishing reds & pretty purples. Unfortunately the purple shade I was after was out of stock but after testing out these three other pretty colours I am determined to hunt it down cause I already know I’m going to love it. Other than being beautiful and attention grabbing these lipsticks are actually beneficial to the lips because of the honey nectar ingredient they contain, which allows the cream like finish to nourish the lips and leave them soft and sweet looking.
After a couple hours of wear the Vivids transition into a lip stain, which is something I really like. I think its great for those hot and sunny days when the heat would usually be melting away my lipstick. Cause rather than having that happen, the lip stain remains a pretty colour that doesn’t fade due to the weather. Although these lipsticks are a decent creamy texture I suggest wearing a lip balm before applying the product to your lips, just so that when the lipstick colour fades into a lip stain your lips have a barrier between them and the colour so it doesn’t settle into the cracks of your lips. I recommend these to anyone who loves a bold lip or just wants to try something new. The Vivids are three of my most used lip products at the moment and I seriously want to get my hands on that beautiful Purple shade. I’m a sucker for Purple lipsticks and pretty much anything Purple in general in case you haven’t noticed haha.