Sunday, 16 August 2015
It's been awhile since I have done a post like this on my blog - and it certainly feels good to be putting the old virtual pen to virtual paper again! Today, we'll be discusssing the newest mascara to the Maybelline range - the Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara. Maybelline released a few new items this month, most of which I have purchased, including a matte foundation, contour kit and liquid eyeliner (more on those next time)!
As usual, Maybelline has done a wonderful job with the packaging of the mascara. Everything is straightforward on the packet, the brush shape is highlighted and the colour scheme is sweet and pretty.
The brush on this thing is EPIC! I already have an inclination toward favouring curved and spoon brushes over any other kind - making this an easy favourite long before I had even tried it. Of course it does help that the brush is also actually awesome. It has a lot of small, thin, silicone bristles which seperate the lashes beautifully - and due to the spoon shape, it gives a lovely flared-out, cat-eye effect to the lashes.
The formula on this thing is pretty impressive as well. It has a lovely formula that doesnt clump easily and lasts all day without any flaking or fall out. It is a waterproof formula so it helps hold a curl nicely too! It wasn't a formula where I felt I needed to open it for a couple of hours to dry out a little to make it better - it was great from the get go, and I'm sure it will continue to impress me for the length of its use. I feel like this mascara has quickly become a new favourite - and dare I say, potentially a holy grail item?
Saturday, 8 August 2015
Here are my thoughts on the lipsticks by Gerard Cosmetics with lip swatches and arm swatches! For skintone reference, I have mudium-tanned skin with a strong yellow undertone. I am an NC35-40 in MAC, Cashew in Estee Lauder Double Wear and Shade 7 in UD Naked Foundation.
If you want a closer look at the gorgeous shades, here are some photos!
|Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick 1995|
|Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick Tequila Sunrise|
|Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick Berry Smoothie|
|Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick Fire Engine|
|Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick Cherry Cordial|
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L'oreal Infallible 24H-Matte Foundation (32 - Amber)
Becca Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation (Bamboo)
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer (Medium)
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (35 - Deep)
Revlon Touch & Glow Face Powder (Translucent No.2)
NYX Mineral Matte Finishing Powder (light/Medium)
NYX Powder Blush (Espresso)
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed (Moonstone)
The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer
Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner (Blackest Black)
The Balm Nude'tude Eyeshadow Palette
Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Mascara Waterproof (Black)
What I'm wearing:
Zalora Cropped Tee (Grey)
Fossil Watch ES2783
ASOS Multi Ring Pack with Triangle Stones
River Island Glam Pearl And Rhodium Ring Pack
Atmos&Here Joni Bracelet