Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Barry M Lip Liner - 3 - Red

My Barry M cosmetic collection is expanding. I bought this red (number 3) lip liner when I purchased my Barry M 121 Pillar Box Red lipstick a few weeks back. While the colours do not go together, they are both fantastic reds.
This lip liner goes on like a marker pen and is smooth and highly pigmented. On my skin it turns a pink red - it is both bright and vibrant.
I must say that I am impressed with the quality of this cosmetic range given its price and will be swatching more items soon.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Christian Dior Tailleur Bar

I read about Christian Dior's Tailleur Bar a while back and was delighted to see it available at Selfridges last week. The set is limited edition and quantities are scarce.
The eyeshadow design is taken from an original illustration by Rene Gruau and celebrates the first Dior Couture Collection in 1947 and the Bar suit.
It also comes with a complementary Rouge Serum in pink.
Very happy and lucky to add this beauty to my collection.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Vincent Longo Lip Pencil - Red

Before I left Melbourne, I purchased Vincent Longo's lip pencil in Red - a bright cherry.
This product is relatively creamy and has depth. It can be worn alone with gloss or in the conventional way, to help lipstick stay put and eliminate feathering.
Lovely product - a shame it is difficult to find here in London.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Chantal Thomass Nivea Colour Passion Lipstick - 69 Rouge d' Amour

This weekend I went to Switzerland to visit a friend and while there I discovered Chantal Thomass's Nivea make up range which was a big surprise. I bought lipstick 69 - Rouge d' Amour - a stunning deep cherry red.
The product is beautiful. Pigment rich, it creates deep red lips. It can also be worn as a wash of colour or with gloss.
It is moisturising (best worn with a lip liner) and has a mild scent.
My only gripe is that the packaging is quite kitsch and the quality of the lid is a bit cheap - I think it could have been better designed, but I can't complain too much as Chantal Thomass combined with red lipstick is the perfect combination.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Christian Dior Addict Lipstick - 874 Abyss Red

This week I rediscovered Dior's Addict Lipstick 874 Abyss Red. A deep blood red with lots of shine. It is moisturising and comes with that very classic lipstick fragrance.
On the lips the shade reminds me of Ellis Faas's famous L101 Ellis Red - a blood red with little orange or pink tones.
Stunningly different.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Illamasqua Lipstick - Maneater

Having recently moved from Australia, I was not overly familiar with British brand Illamasqua. I had read reviews online and had spent a lot of time on their website in awe but to be honest, I never imagined the brand to be so incredible.
Alex Box (creator of Illamasqua) is a make up genius and my new hero!

If you are into red lipstick, then good luck leaving this make up counter with one. I eventually chose Maneater as it came recommended via Illamasqua's twitter account.

Maneater is a bright cherry red. It is both matte and moisturising and I am truly amazed by the pigment and quality of this lipstick.

Maneater is my first purchase from Illamasqua and I plan on a few more over the forthcoming weeks. I love everything about the brand; from it's vivid and intense colour range to it's campaigns encouraging difference and embracing one's alter ego.

You honestly can't go wrong what ever your make up style.