Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in Nude-ist

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I popped into Superdrug a few weeks ago to have a little mosey on my lunch break and as usual I left with a hand full of swatches. It wasn’t until later that evening when I stepped out of the shower that I realised one of the swatches just would not budge, even after about 6 hours, 3/4 hand washes and a shower! That’s some serious staying power right there! I cast my mind back to the earlier Superdrug trip and remembered that that particular swatch had come from one of the new Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks and I made a vow that next time I was there I simply NEEDED to pick one up!

The boring as ever, neutral fan I am I picked up a mid-toned beigey pink which closely remembers at least 9 or 10 other lipsticks and glosses in my collection. What can I say?! I just can’t seem to escape those kind of shades but at least I know what I like!

The lipstick comes in a liquid form with a doe-foot applicator and is completely matte. It’s easy to apply, the applicator picks up just enough product and doesn’t overload your lips whilst giving you enough precision to make a neat application.

As previously discussed, the staying power is pretty damn brilliant. I like knowing I can rely on what I put on my face in the morning and this is definitely one of those products. It will last about 3 hours on the lips (even through food and drinks) and then will fade to a nice stain for another few hours. It is slightly drying but nothing a bit of Blistex can’t fix.

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I have now decided I absolutely need every single colour. The next on my list is Peach Club. You can pick these up from Boots and Superdrug for £8.99 each but they’re on special offer in Superdrug at the moment for only £5.99 so go go go!!

Thanks for reading!
Abi x

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Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm Stains

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I just made a quick dash to Superdrug on my lunch break for a little mid day pick me up and picked up these two little beauties in Elusive, a muted, neutral rose pink and Audacious, an extremely bright fluorescent orange. I thought Elusive would be a good everyday colour and definitely work appropriate whereas Audacious looked like the perfect holiday/festival/summer night out colour.

So far, I’m very happy with my purchases. As soon as I got back to the office I tried them on. They both glide onto the lips nicely and feel moisturising and ‘balm-like’ (as the name suggests). They haven’t seemed to sink into the lines in my lips like many matte lip products do and they don’t feel drying at all. Also, I had a cup of tea and Audacious stayed nicely in-tact. Obviously the top layer of ‘balminess’ came off but it left behind a nice stain.
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You can pick these up from Superdrug for £7.99 each (and at the moment they’re on a ‘buy one get 2nd half price’ deal which is nice.

Have you tried any of these? Which are your favourite shades?

Thanks for reading!
Abi x

Everyday Lips

My eye make-up is something that changes day to day depending on my mood and how lazy I’m feeling that morning. It tends to involve a maximum of two eyeshadow colours and winged liner but can vary from a barely there shimmery champagne colour with minimal liner, if any at all, to a dark matte smokey eye with a dramatic flick. My lips on the other hand are a different story…

I have definitely dabbled in the nudes, the baby pinks and the vampy purples but have since made the realisation thanks to some very unforgiving Facebook photos, that I need to stick to what I know suits me – mid-tone neutrals.

I know it’s boring but I can rely on these types of shades not to let me down and for someone who, most of the time, does her make-up in a rush, this is key. My favourite shade of the moment, and one that I’ve been using every single day for work is Rimmel Apocalips in the shade Celestial.

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Not only is it the perfect shade of neutral mid-tone pinky beige but the staying power is EPIC and it doesn’t do what a lot of long-lasting lip colours do by wearing off into a stain. Instead the glossiness actually stays put too! The formula is creamy so it doesn’t feel sticky on the lips, just silky and moisturising. Also, it’s worth noting that it doesn’t have an overpowering scent, just a subtle cosmeticy smell that doesn’t linger once applied.

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The gloss comes with a doe-foot applicator which in my opinion makes it much easier to apply than if it were a brush wand.

I picked mine up from Boots for £6.49 and there are 12 other shades available ranging from a light nude to a bright red.

Abi x