Hiiii! Since my last shopping sesh, I haven't worn anything BUT the Revlon Matte Balms or the Topshop Lip Bullet. But I do prefer one for suuure.

The retractable chubby stick that both these products come in is more interesting than a normal lipstick, especially to me as I have a huge lipstick collection, but, I got bored and twisted the whole chubby stick up and there isn't as much as it looks like there is! It's really exaggerated, but there is still a lot of product in both of them!

 These are the 6 Revlon Matte Balms that I purchased. From left to right; Showy, Audacious, Striking, Shameless, Elusive and Sultry.

This is the only Topshop Lip Bullet I purchased in 'Wine Gum'. 

 This is how the Revlon Matte Balm 'Elusive' looks. 

This is the Topshop Lip Bullett in 'Wine Gum'.

They are both super pigmented and have such a good colour pay off!
When I swatched the Lip Bullet in Topshop, it definitely looked matte, but the Topshop website claims it to have a satiny finish, and it does, which I love! It is so moisturising, and lasts ages (around 6 hours)! I really hate when lipstick dries on my lips and this doesn't at all. The only negative to this lip product is as it's so pigmented the lipstick goes all over the cap and looks all messy :(, the same thing happened to my friends, who has the same colour. I want to purchase more but I feel like the colours available don't go with my skin colour, I have my eye on the colour 'crave' though. 

And the Revlon Matte Balm, that obviously claims to be 'matte' does not look matte, but I noticed that's because they have a shiny layer around them, the more I wear out these lipsticks, the shiny layer disappears and they look more matte. They are very balmy when first applied, however after a whole day of reapplying, they actually do dry on your lips and the colour sinks into the creases of my lips. When you first apply them though, they look amaze, even though they aren't a true matte! I'm in love with the colours, and they are extremely affordable, just like the Lip Bullets. 

I love both these lipsticks! But if I had to choose one, I would choose the Topshop Lip Bullet as they stay on a little bit longer and they're not drying at all! And like I said in my last post, if you're a student, they're £7. Yaaaay! 

31 January 2014

Revlon or Topshop?

As my first official blog post, I thought I'd share a few items I purchased from my most recent shopping trip. 
I love lipstick, especially matte lipstick. I decided to buy 6 out of the 9 shades available in the Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm. They're super soft and seem really pigmented so I'm really excited to try these on. They retail at £7.99. 

The colours here from left to right are; Showy, Audacious, Striking, Shameless, Elusive and Sultry. I had also seen the Revlon Colourburst Lacquer Balm, but they didn't appeal to me as much as these, simply because I love Matte. <3

I also purchased another lipstick from Topshop, their new range of lipsticks called 'lip bullet. They're also very pigmented, but I did not like the colour range as much as the Revlon Matte Balms. Priced at £8, but with student discount (if you're a student) makes them £7! Some of my favourite lipsticks of all time are from Topshop, so I have high hopes for these! The lip bullets are very similar to the Revlon Matte Balm's, both are retractable, chubby sticks. 

This colour is called wine gum, a really really dark colour! There's a selection of 8 colours which you can look at here! 

Benefit packaging always gets me! I recently ran out of my MAC cream colour base highlighter which is really good, but I've wanted to try the Watt's Up! for ages. So I finally purchased it, hoping that it's worth it. The MAC cream colour is £15, while the Watt's Up! is £23.50. Eek. 

I also hate being oily, who does? So when I saw the Agent Zero Shine, I decided to give it a go. I use the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in warm ivory at the moment, which is £3.99, but I have to touch up every 2-3 hours with that, so I'm hoping for £24.50, I don't require many touch ups! However, pouring the powder into the lid to use does seem a bit annoying. I just hope it's easier than it sounds. 

The last expensive and really really risky products I bought were the Bumble and Bumble thickening shampoo and conditioner, along with the Bumble and Bumble Defrizz.

The shampoo was £18.50, conditioner £20, and the defrizz £22. This was definitely a risk, as I've never tried any Bumble and Bumble products and I'm still on the search for the perfect shampoo! I definitely end up with a frizz-ball on my head, especially with the current shampoos I've been using, so I'm just hoping this tames my frizz, and gives life to my boring hair. 

I also bought loads of clothes, but I would be here all day.. 

22 January 2014

I love shopping!

Ah blog. 

My first blog post. :)

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