Bourjois Paris – Little Round Pot Blusher – Rose D’Or – PR

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A portable blusher pot that delivers good pigmentation without going overboard!

I must firstly point out that I received this blusher pot for free, as a complimentary item to review for my blog, and to provide a honest review of the item for my readers, courtesy of Bourjois Paris and Influenster.

I’ve been using these blusher pots since I started wearing makeup – and they’ve always been a staple in my makeup bag before I started buying premium. They do their job, and they do it well. With the wide range of colours that Bourjois offer, you’re sure to find a shade to match your tone and look. There’s numerous different finishes, with some containing shimmer and some being matte – so you can mix it up however you want!

Each pot comes with its own mirror and blusher brush – but the brush is prone to shedding but together with the mirror it is handy for on the go application for touch-ups. The one problem I find with these blushers is that over time they become hard to pick up on my blusher brushes, as if the product hardens and refuses to pick up no matter how hard I try.

Bottom Line: A cute, portable sized budget friendly blusher pot which does the job!

Price: £6.49 at Boots and all other Bourjois retailers!

Rating: **** 

 

L’Oreal Paris X Balmain – Color Riche Lipstick

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Bold, matte colour in twelve delicious shades!

As soon as I heard that Balmain was teaming up with the lipstick giant L’Oreal Paris I knew I had to get my hands on them! I decided to get three of the shades to start off my collection – I went with Confidence, Confession and Glamazone. These lipsticks are fully pigmented with added camelia oil to deliver a non-drying creamy matte lip.

Confidence is a rose gold shimmer matte lipstick which is absolutely stunning to add a hint of sparkle. Confession is a bold pinky red matte shade which is deliciously smooth. Glamazone is a dark, mauve brown that is beautiful for golden makeup looks.

The packaging is as couture as the shades – but what else would you expect from Balmain!?

Bottom Line: Charmingly cute solid perfume for on the go application.

Price: £12.99 at Boots

Rating: *****

Bourjois Paris – Rouge Velvet The Lipstick – Entire Collection Swatches and Review – PR

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A long-lasting, creamy, matte lipstick with a variety of beautiful shades. 

I must firstly point out that I received these lipsticks for free, as complimentary items to review for my blog, and to provide a honest review of the item for my readers, courtesy of Bourjois Paris and Influenster.

I received the entire collection to swatch the lipsticks, and each shade has beautiful pay off and they’re all equally pigmented, with a shade to match every look!

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Each lipstick has a unique shaped tip for the easiest application I have ever had from a solid lipstick – I often find they’re too sharply shaped which is why I tend to go for liquid lipsticks, as the wands make it simpler to get a neat application in one swipe!

These lipsticks were surprisingly long lasting without a primer, and they stayed on my lips till the third course of my dinners whilst I was out before I had to re-apply. I did find it stayed on all night if I dusted on top and underneath with some translucent setting powder to prime and lock the lipstick in place.

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The only issue I had is that it’s rather creamy so it smudges easily during and after application, with a big portion of my lipstick ending up on my wine glass… Due to the creamy texture, I found that these we’re not drying on my lips at all!

Bottom Line: Overall – if you’re not a fan of liquid lipsticks, but still want a matte, creamy lipstick – then this is perfect for you. If you’re like me and prefer to have the smudge proof, perfect pout that liquid lipsticks deliver, then probably give these a miss unless you want a less, drying matte lipstick!

Price: £8.99 at Boots and all other Bourjois retailers!

Rating: ****

 

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate in Rock ‘N’ Roll

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Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate in Rock N Roll

Beautiful, peachy pink creamy nude!

I’ve always been a huge fan of Rimmel London’s lipsticks, and their latest collection of Lasting Finish by Kate are adorable. They’ve released six new shades – three of which are red based and three that are nudes – for their 15 year celebration.

The one that is my fave is Rock ‘N’ Roll nude, which is the lightest of all the nudes. It’s such a lovely peachy nude shade and goes with everything. I like to wear this as my day out lipstick as it compliments any eye makeup I decide to wear!

The lipstick is creamy and easy to apply, and lasts a long while even after drinking and eating. You do need to line your lips with a shade darker if you want better definition though.

The packaging on these six shades are amazing! Rimmel have re-vamped their lipsticks in a rose gold with silver accent – which makes these so chic and on trend. I’m a sucker for rose gold packaging!

Bottom Line: Lovely, creamy peachy nude lipstick which is perfect for the daytime!

Price: £6.49 from Boots

Rating: ****