Friday, 23 April 2010

Barry M LipPaints

I mentioned in one of my previous posts that my Barry M Lipstick Collection only consists of 3. Yes, its still 3. I just thought I would show you the colour pay off so you get the general idea of them

Products I will be using in for this post :
L-R : Barry M Lippaint no.101 Marshmallow, no.136 and Touch of Magic (Green turns to pink). Barry M Glossy Tube no.4 and Natural Collection clear Lipgloss (it's not really clear anymore because I've been putting it over lipstick! go and get it- for £1.99 it's worth it!)

So first off, no.101 (Marshmallow). It's a baby pink Colour hence the name - Marshmallow. It is a really pale colour and can sometimes make me look washed out (I'm an NW15) when I put too much on, but it's a lovely nude colour when you can control yourself to 2coats - only!

L-R, No.101 without and with flash

Next up is no. 136, it does have a name (i think) but these are not stated on the actual sticker on the lipstick. It is a browny-gold but it comes out as a lovely nude.

L-R, no.136 without gloss, with gloss (Barry M Glossy Tube no.4, nude colour)
You can see how much glossier it is with lipgloss, but thats kind of obvious ;)

This is a bit off topic but since a mentioned the Barry M Glossy Tube I thought I'd show you how nice it is on it's own as well. It is very glossy, smells of bubblegum and it a lovely nude colour(no.4 is the one i have)

Isn't it just lovely?

Now... the final product - Barry M Touch Of Magic Lippaint! It is green but it changes to pink. I'm going to quote the Barry M website: "Depending on the alkali level of your lips, determines just how pale or rich the colour will go. " Well ... it goes a mental, hot pink shade on my lips - I don't think i ever wore this lipstick out of the house, but it's worth a try! It is waterproof, and lasts ages on the lips. First time I put it on I found myself scrubbing it off. Guess what? It didnt help. It just irritated my lips. I've gotten used to the lipstick now, so I don't think that I would ever try to scrub it off - BIG MISTAKE.

L-R: Barry M Touch Of Magic Lipstick on it's own, Touch of Magic with Natural Collection Clear Lipgloss on Top.

I have to say that in reality, this lipstick is way darker that in the photos. When on its own it gives a stained lip effect.

Since I mentioned Natural Collection Lipgloss in Clear, i have to say that it's been one of my best cheapo products I've bought, ever. It's especially good for putting over lipstick - i mean who would spend £20 on a clear designer lipgloss only to get it to turn a weird shade of pink after they've put it over lipstick? I wouldn't. This was only £1.99, and they have a 3 for £5 all year round I think. I will be purchasing more of these in the near future <3 I hope all of you had a lovely day Agata xxx

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Review: Collection 2000 Dazzle Me Pigment

Hello lovelies, I hope everything is good in the hood for you! ;D Today, I'll be doing a review of Collection 2000 Dazzle Me Pigment. I don't normally use pigment, because it gets messy but I friend of mine got these for me as she thought that I will like the colours. And guess what? They were a huge surprise for me! I can't compare them to other pigments because I don't use any, but these are more than average. The pigmentation is marvellous! - What you see is what you get! I only own 3 of these, Mystery no.1, this is black with emerald shimmer (like the one in the Chanel Quad e/s palette in Murano, but much better! And btw, a review+swatches of these Quads is in the making) Angel no.5 which is a great, old, boring silver ... so me! And finally Paradise no.21 which is a gold colour with a slight hint of orange.

L-R, Mystery, no.1, Angel no.15 and Paradise no.21. The little pots look a bit like MAC ones.

L-R, Mystery no.1, Angel no.15 and Paradise no.21

They staying power is decent, but what i never liked about pigment as I mentioned it is messy and sometimes goes all over your face and it's difficult to remove without taking your foundation off. This can be used wet, which I like so it is not as messy as when it's used in powder form.

I was willing to pick up more of these, but the full range is not available at most stores and many of the colours are too bold/bright for my personal liking. They're about £1.99, so it's worth having a hit at your local Boots/Superdrug.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

More new purchases ...

Arghhh... I have been a very very bad girl. Spending every penny. I picked up more clothes and makeup recently. I have to say my shopaholism is coming back to me now. Definitely not a good thing. Oh well ... Anyways, I decided to decicate this post to makeup that I've purchased. I will do a separate one on clothes :)

Left to right :

* Maybelline Superstay Foundation (in Cameo 020)
* Barry M LipPaint in 101 Marshmallow (light pastel pink)
* Barry M Glossy Tube in no.4
* Barry M LipPaint in 136 (golden pink, nude)
* L'Oreal Superliner Carbon Gloss
* Revlon Nail Varnish in Minted

Swatches of the products (left to right): LipPaint no.136, LipPaint no.101, Glossy Tube no.4 and then at the botton L'Oreal Superliner.

I have to say that I'm overall happy :D They had 3 for 2 on all Barry M at Boots so I thought I would treat myself (of course with my beloved Boots points), then they gave out a voucher if you spent over £5 for Revlon and L'oreal, I had two of these therefore the Superliner and the Nail Varnish ( I wouldn't normally spend over £6 on a Revlon nail varnish, I'd rather put in an extra £2 and get an Essie one)

Maybelline Superstay 24hr Foundation - I don't buy drugstore foundation but I quite wanted to try this for everyday wear. I will still use my Dior Nude though! It was at an introductory price of £6.99 so I thought I'd give it a shot. It has an SPF19, and a 'new Micro-Flex Stretch Formula' haha, how revolutionary. It's supposed to be 24hr non-transfew but I really doubt that it is. It has a pump too, which is nice. I don't like foundations which haven't got pumps. I really hope I picked the right colour (Cameo no.020)...

Revlon Nail Varnish in Minted - I love this! It's been sold out and sought after. I picked up the last one at my local Boots - and it's nowhere to be found (my friends were jealous). The colour is pastely and would look lovely with a tan, I don't have a tan but I like it nonetheless.

Barry M LipPaint - I have these in no.101, no.136 and Touch Of Magic (green turns to pink). I like them, they're good value at £4.25 and often there's 2 for 3 deals at Boots or Superdrug. They give off satisfactory colour ( at least in the colour that I have, I cannot say that they're bold colours though)

Barry M Glossy Tubes - I like the colour I got (no.4) it's a shiny (shimmerless) nude! I see exactly where the name comes from - Glossy and they are indeed! It smells of bubblegum, but I can't give a proper opinion because I haven't tested it properly, only swatched it on my hand.

L'Oreal Superliner - It's line pen and ink for eyes! The applicator makes it easy to put it on ( one of my first liquid liners put me off them because the application was a torture!). It's like a pencil - you can hold the end of the wand, and put it on .. just wherever. Love love love this. Can't talk about staying on power yet.

I like what I got :) But i have to say that it's a significant amount of dosh gone ... I just can't help myself. I will probably do a proper review on one or two products later on in the month when I have properly tested them.

Lots of love my darlingssssss x x x

Friday, 9 April 2010

MAC Purchases :)

Here's what I bought in Edinburgh the other day:

* MAC blush in Style
* MAC lipstick in Myth

The blush itself is darker than in the photo, it is a coraly pinky colour with some gold shimmer. I have to say that it is really shimmery (but quite subtle) and I love it! It really complimets my NW15 skin (: I was planning on buying the Sun&Moon Mineralize Blusher, just to find that they didn't have any in stock, so I picked this up instead - I guess I'll just have to order my Sun&Moon online. Here's some rather rubbish swatches (lighting in my room ... actually in the house itself is terrible) :

I swiped it on my finger and then ...

...Applied it onto my hand.

My other Mac purchase is the Myth lipstick, and I do love it. It is darker that my skin, so doesn't make me look like some zombie, but at same time makes my lips lighter (they are pretty red naturally).

Mac's Myth Lipstick (Satin Finish) on it's own

Myth Lipstick with Gloss (clear gloss by Natural Collection, sold at Boots)

Thats unfortunately all my newest MAC for now on, I'm not happy but... I will survive :D