Revlon Lip Butter Review

I picked up a new shade of lip butter the other day in ‘Peach Parfait’, that was suitable for wearing at school- a ‘your lips but better’ kinda thing.

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The colour comes across as quite shear, but I love the glitter in it- it’s not too intense, but it catches in the light. The formula of these lip butters is so moisturising, and you can definitely apply them quickly and without the requirement of a mirror, so great for on-the-go. It is one of my goals to own all of the colours of these lipsticks; they are just so nice. My only issue would be that they don’t last long enough in my opinion. I suppose that is why they don’t retail as lip ‘sticks’ but as lip ‘butters’, hinting they are more of a lip balm. The Revlon Lip Butters are available here (they’re on 2 for £10 atm!) where the picture displayed is wrong, but the product described is right (tut tut Boots).

What is your favourite shade in the lip butter range?

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Review: Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick

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Whilst strolling the aisles of Boots the other day for the perfect Marilyn Munroe lippie, I came across this. The shade ‘Alarm’ looked good swatched in the store, so at just £4.99 there were no second thoughts- it was already mine. I should point out that although this is marketed with a ‘smooth creamy texture’, I found it relatively creamy to apply, but the end result is quite matte. As far as pigmentation goes, I’m impressed- it is very true to colour. For the ‘intense long-lasting colour for up to 8 hours’ I would definitely be layering it to build up an opaque colour. Another feature I am partial to with this is the shape of the lipstick; the sharp point is effective for outlining the lips before filling in. I understand that for a lipstick this is quite normal, but for drugstore lip products, this isn’t always a given. Overall, a good quality lipstick for the price (God bless Rimmel for being affordable). Below you can get an idea of what it looks like on me:

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Any excuse for ducklips, eh? 😉

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Let me know what you think of the colour. There is a varied colour range, if you’re not into the reds- this lipstick is available here amongst it’s 9 other shades. I noticed on the website ‘Alarm’ looked on the pinky side, but as you can see form the photos above, it really isn’t very pinky. Weird. 

Anyway, that wraps up today’s post. Bye for now!

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Wishlist #1

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1)  I need more colour in my life. This jumper will suffice that need. I’ve been loving oversized jumpers (who hasn’t?) that I can easily throw on with a pair of leggings and some boots for these colder months. At the end of the day, I want to be comfy in what I’m wearing. Whenever I have a craving for a specific item of clothing, I recommend browsing somewhere like Ebay first- your wallet will thank you. It is far too dangerous otherwise 😉

2) Surprisingly enough, I never fell into the Peplum trend. But I think the style of top is very flattering, and when I saw this on the New Look website, I thought it’d be perfect for work. Very smart/casual/fun.  The daisy print is also appealing to me as I am grasping the remains of summer. Can we talk about how reliable New Look is when it comes to prices? I feel like it’s one of the only remaining shops on the high street that feeds my need to shop without necessarily bursting the bank.

3) I came across this lipstick from Vivianna’s Makeup Menu #3 video. It looked amazing on her, and I hope I can pull it off too. Moisturising lipsticks are always the better option during Autumn/Winter- they definitely work better with chapped lips.

4) I know the galaxy print thing has kinda passed now, but I couldn’t resist this. The only thing that I’m weary of is that it was called a ‘t shirt’ on the website, leading me to believe that the material is thin and not jumper-like. Banggood.com is very bargain-licious, but I’m not sure how the quality of the clothing compares to other places.

5) Skater skirts will always be a thing for me. The only one I have is neon orange, from Topshop a while back- not exactly wearable right now. This forest green colour is perfect I feel, but this skirt comes in many colours. The waffle texture just adds a little something-something. I plan on wearing a skirt like this with some warm tights and boots, because cold legs aren’t fun.

6) You can’t own too many jumpers. I love this lavender colour (although can’t stand the smell, is that just me?) and it looks nice and thick. I prefer wider necklines; crew neck type styles make me feel like I can’t breathe. I’ve not yet ordered from Romwe, but that could change soon…

7) Isn’t this the cutest darn dress you’ve ever seen? I’m in love. I’m digging anything with collars at the moment, and being black, this piece can be worn with anything. I like the old-fashioned-ness of it, I’m getting a Victorian vibe here.

8) My final want from Romwe is this satchel. I like how it combines the on-trend houndstooth print without it being too in-your-face. This bag looks very wearable, being monochrome, etc- I can see it working with the above dress mentioned.

So that concludes my first ever Wishlist post, hopefully the first of many more to come. What’s caught your eye recently?

Bye for now,

Jennifer x

Everyday School Makeup Routine

Hello again! In this post, I aim to talk you through the products that I use on my face every day for school- defo ‘tried and tested’! Please note that I live in England and you’re not allowed to be adventurous with eyeshadow, lipstick etc. (If I could, believe me, I would).  Here is the end result:

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Let us begin. To start with I moisturize with the Garnier Moisture Match for ‘normal to dry skin’.

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This stuff feels nice to apply in the morning- an appealing fresh scent. It absorbs into the skin well and generally acts as a good base before le foundation.

With that out the way, it’s time to conceal. I use the infamous Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (cheap as chips from Boots!) As you can see from the picture, mine is well-loved and needs replacing soon…Image

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I dab this under my eyes where the dark circles lie, then use my ring fingers to blend out gently. This shade is a tad too light for me, but this can work to my advantage as it brightens my under-eye area nicely. I also apply this on any spots that decide to crop up. What I like about this concealer is that you don’t need much of it to cover things up. Considering the price, this really is: amazing.

Now that I’m looking slightly less zombie-like, I reach for the foundation- Maybelline’s Dream Matte Mousse in shade 21 (Nude)

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I use my stippling brush (as shown in my Current Favourites post) to apply this. The texture of the foundation is as it describes- a mousse. Sort of bouncy to the touch, but turns into a powder when blended into the skin. The coverage is ok for me, but I wouldn’t say it would suit all- it’s quite light and doesn’t cover everything (unless you layer it up a bit).

To ‘set’ this, I use the Stay Matte face powder by Rimmel:

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This does a great job at keeping my forehead shine-free. Sometimes I’ll bring it with me on PE days, it keeps me mattified between lessons 😉

Moving onto eyes… I begin with curling my eyelashes. Many people skip this step but I really think it makes a difference to the way your lashes look after applying mascara. I usually hold it down for 2-3 seconds, release, then repeat- on both eyes.

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I personally don’t think it’s necessary to spend a fortune on eyelash curlers. These are just Boots own brand I believe, and they work fine for me! Although they do need replacing every couple of months- they start to pinch a little and excess mascara tends to build up which is a bit unhygienic.

I can’t be going to school with naked eyelashes now, can I? My mascara of the moment is Maybelline’s the Falsies ‘Volum’ Express’. The wand is spoon-shaped and does a great job at separating the lashes.

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Now that my eyelashes are looking fabulous, I reach for the liquid eyeliner for that extra touch. I normally just do a simple line, a little thicker on the outside and thinner towards the inner part (no flicks for me I’m afraid). I always used to struggle with liquid eyeliner- who doesn’t?! I envy those that can glide it on effortlessly. I prefer the felt-tip type applicators, like Loreal’s Superliner Black Lacquer:

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To complete my eyes, I like to line my waterline with a white kohl pencil. As long as you don’t over-do it, this can make you look more awake. I use Rimmel’s soft kohl pencil:

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To make my eyes look even more awake (counteracting the tiredness), I use the pearly white eyeshadow from the MUA Heaven and Earth Palette as a ‘highlight’ in the inner corners of my eyes.

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This palette was only £4, and the pigmentation is pretty good. However, the shades aren’t matte, which I know some people prefer.

Finally, we have lips. I like to moisturize them first with my lip balm of choice (I have far too many), which at the moment is this apple flavoured Chapstick:

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This smells amazing. Now that my lips are soft and smooth, I apply a lip colour- a discreet-ish one. This isn’t the same everyday- sometimes i’ll throw on a babylips, but lately I’ve been loving this lip butter by Revlon:

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This is the most moisturising lipstick I’ve ever tried. They glide on so smoothly! They have a wide range of colours to choose from too 🙂

So that rounds up my basic makeup routine for school. Occasionally I’ll change it up a bit- black on the waterline instead of white, thicker or thinner liquid liner, etc. I hope you enjoyed reading. Leave any requests in the comments!

Jennifer x