Wednesday, June 30, 2010

MAC Chromagraphic Pencil - Basic Red

I found this Chromagraphic pencil at MAC's concept store in London. This pro store exclusive pencil / crayon is 'multi use' and can be used anywhere - it is amazing. The consistency is creamy and very easy to blend. I found it incredibly long wearing and if worn on the lips, can be applied alone to create an instant matte lipstick. The colour is a bright tomato red with a slight poppy or orange undertone - I love it!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Barry M Lip Paint - 121 Pillar Box Red

I found Barry M's 121 Pillar Box Red at Topshop last week.
I had been curious about this brand after seeing Sue Denim (from Robots in Disguise and Sue and the Unicorn) and Paloma Faith tweet about it a while back.
121 Pillar Box Red is a beautiful coral / orange red, it is matte (but not drying) and wears well.
At £4.25, this lipstick is an absolute bargain.
I also managed to pick up a dark red lip liner for £2.95 which I am very pleased about. Way to go Barry M :)

It is hot in London at the moment so please excuse the very minimal and somewhat melted make up look!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tom Ford Lip Color - Cherry Lush

Last week I finally managed to purchase Tom Ford's Cherry Lush lip color. This product had been on my wish list for ages!
Initially, I thought Cherry Lush may have been too pink but after applying on my lips, it turned a pink based red. I am now really pleased with my color choice.
As far as staying power, it is fairly good but I find it can move a little as do most creamy and moisturising lipsticks. I am taken with the unique packaging and feel a huge victory with adding this product to my collection!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Anna Sui Rouge M Lipstick - 450

I have a weakness for Anna Sui packaging. Combine exquisite packaging and red lipstick and I loose any ability to restrain from purchase.
Anna Sui's Rouge M (Matte) 450 is sheer and gives a nice wash of colour. It comes with the usual special Anna Sui rose scent and is a dream to carry in your purse. Can't wait to add the new Rouge V - Vivid 460 to my collection!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Dolce and Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick - 220 Devil

I couldn't wait to try Dolce & Gabbana 's lipstick range.

I found D&G's Devil to be rich, creamy and moisturing. For me, it is instant face brightener. I read somewhere that the D&G cosmetic colour range was produced from fabric swatches which instantly impressed me - I have a fantasy about making rose petals into lip colour!
The classic gold tube is simple but chic and the scent has a classic air. If you are not brave enough to wear it at 'full strength', you could certainly wear lightly as a stain.
Although I am generally impressed with this product, I did find that it moves on the lips and is prone to feathering - I strongly recommend wearing a lip liner with this product.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Lancome L'Absolu Rouge Lipcolour - 190 Rouge Eternel

My Dad just returned from Canada and purchased me Lancome's L'Absolu Rouge Lipcolour in 190 Rouge Eternel. It is a beautiful bright golden red with lots of shine - an instant face brightener!