Monday, December 31, 2012

Julie Hewett - Noir Collection - Red Lipstick

Here are some swatches of Julie Hewett's Noir lipstick collection for comparison - I hope it helps :)

Julie Hewett Lipstick - Rouge Noir

Julie Hewett's Lipstick 'Rouge Noir' is another striking classic red, less pink than Rouge Noir and less orange than Rouge Belle. It wears brilliantly and stays well on the lips. I've just swatched Julie Hewett's Noir Collection reds side by side so will post shortly. Very impressive shades and lovely product to wear!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christian Dior Diorific Vernis - 'Le Grand Bal' Nail Lacquer - Marilyn & Diva

More Christmas presents! Christian Dior's Diorific Vernis 'Le Grand Bal' nail lacquer in Marilyn and Diva.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Fashion Photography Books: Christian Dior & Alexander McQueen

I was very spoilt this Christmas ... here is a small selection of books I received!! Many thanks to my parents and partner!♥

Julie Hewett Lipstick - Femme Noir

I've just rediscovered Julie Hewett products - wow - how on earth did I forget about these?! Richly pigmented, long lasting and incredibly beautiful to wear.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Artdeco - Dita Von Teese - Art Couture Lipstick (Velvet) - Fall Favourites Collection Swatches

Here are swatches of the complete Artdeco Dita Von Teese Fall Collection lipstick range. I hope it helps those who are not able to see the colours in real life or who cannot easily access these lipsticks. I live in Australia and it is impossible to get these here. I ordered from Tender Loving Skincare and am delighted to actually have them. As you've probably noticed, I love lipstick and love talking about it.... so if you have any questions or want extra photos for comparison - just let me know ;)

Artdeco - Dita Von Teese - Art Couture Lipstick (Velvet) - 656 Black Dahlia (Fall Favourites Collection)

Here are some swatches of the Artdeco Dita Von Teese's Fall Favourites Collection - 656 Black Dahlia. It's the darkest colour. Overall I can't speak highly enough about the quality of these lipsticks, like the classics range, the fall collection is also of an incredibly high standard. They are pigment rich, long lasting and moisturing on the lips. I'd love to hear what everyone else's thoughts are?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Artdeco - Dita Von Teese - Art Couture Lipstick (Velvet) - 634 Erotique (Fall Favourites Collection)

Artdeco's Dita Von Teese Fall Favourites in 634 Erotique is a deep pink and is a really stunning colour. I wasn't sure what to expect as the bullet looked really similar to 631 Manslayer. The quality is outstanding; as are all other Artdeco Dita Von Teese lipsticks I've swatched to date.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Artdeco - Dita Von Teese - Art Couture Lipstick (Velvet) - 631 Manslayer (Fall Favourites Collection)

After many months of waiting, I am delighted to have Artdeco's Dita Von Teese Fall Favourites lipstick collection! These lipsticks are incredible - I just cannot fault them. Many thanks again to Nicola at Tender Loving Skincare for posting to Australia

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Artdeco - Dita Von Teese Lip Liner - 10 Dame

Artdeco - Dita Von Teese lip liner in shade 10 Dame: a deep berry red.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Artdeco - Dita Von Teese Lip Liner - 06 Vermillion

I finally got around to swatching Artdeco's Dita Von Teese lip liners! Overall they are a lovely product; pigment rich (actually a challenge to remove!), incredibly light in texture and fabulous shades. Having said that, I did find them to be on the dryer side and no match with the phenomenal Artdeco Dita Von Teese lipstick range.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Guerlain - The Lip Liner - 24 Rouge Dahlia

Guerlain's "The Lip Liner" in shade 24 Rouge Dahlia is a beautiful bright red. I'm not usually a fan of wind out lip liners, but so far this product have been very user friendly. The nib is very precise and the product is creamy. It blends well and does not drag on the lips. I've both Guerlain's The Lip Liner in 24 & 25 and feel as though this shade has a slightly better consistency - perhaps it is the ingredients? Anyway, a very nice product to add to my collection!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Lulu Guinness Red Lipstick Keyring

I know this is very kitsch - maybe even slightly tacky... but I just couldn't resist :P

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Nars Lipstick - Heat Wave

Nars Heatwave is one of those lipsticks you just need to have. This is my second tube which is saying a lot given I can't seem to finish anything else! Heat Wave is an intense red orange - classic with attitude. On my skin, it brightens and the formula is long lasting and richly pigmented. A must for every red lipstick lovers purse.