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Monday 20 April 2015

Revolution Lip Lava Liquid Lipsticks

Last week I talked about the Revolution Radiant Lights Palette. This week I wanna talk to you about the Lip Lava liquid lipsticks (AV).  I think these are supposed to be a dupe for the Too Faced ones, but those are hella pricey so I don't have any of those yet to compare.  

I love these though.  

There are 5 shades available at £2.99 each, or if you buy all 5 together, you get all 5 for £11.96, so one free! Win.  Obviously I bought them all.

They are very pigmented and easy to apply with the applicator and they are great for mixing.  Some of them went onto my hand a bit chunky but I haven't found that when applying to the lips.

Here's a pic of the applicator, a kind of doe-foot applicator but the product is dispensed through the centre rather than it being a wand.

As such...

Hand swatch: these swatches are mostly a bit more true to life than the lip swatches, which got a bit more washed out.  They look super opaque, right? They are.  And you can see below how much I used to get each lipswatch.

Shades L-R: Unleash, Firestorm, Forgiven, Tremor, Shockwave

Bit of a crap blurry pic but just to demonstrate how much I used for each lip swatch, a diddy amount!

Lip Swatches

This shade I was nervous of when I swatched it on my hand as it's quite orange, but it's a gorgeous peachy coral. It's bright though so not one for the timid. I love it.

Gorgeous, blue-based red. Crap rushed application, sorry. I love this colour, it's gorgeous. It needs a bit more work and is not as opaque as the other shades but it's worth it.

OK I totally expected to hate this one; it's really brown! I don't like brown lipsticks (flashback of terrible teenage makeup blunders in the mid-late 90s!) but I actually like this on. It's a lovely browny nude and I have surprised myself by wearing it and liking it!

This is my favourite; not because the colour is anything mind-blowing, it's just a nice pink, rather because it's the most wearable. Also, it's brilliant for mixing with any of the other shades to tone them down. 

This is the crappest lip swatch (think the light was fading at this point), it's much more vibrant and true to the hand-swatch than this. If you love purple and are not afraid to rock it, go for this one. 

The first thing I thought of when I swatched this colour was OCC's Hoochie Lip Tar. So I swatched them together for ya! Shockwave is more pinky than Hoochie so if Hoochie is a bit too grey/blue for you, then this might be a good alternative. They are quite similar in texture too.

Left OCC's Hoochie, Right Revolution's Shockwave

That's all for today. Have a fab week all!

Love & Stuff
Sal xXx


Wednesday 15 April 2015

SEVENTEEN: Cheek Stamp Blush

I bought this cute little Cheek Stamp a while ago from SEVENTEEN (CV); it's a big gimmicky and the applicator stamp is a bit pants but it does go on with it (although you'll need to blend it out afterwards) and it's actually a pretty nice, very subtle blush.

I got the colour Blushin' which is a very pale baby pink with a bit of shimmer  This just shows up on my pale skin as a nice flush of pink but deeper skin tones might want to go for one of the darker ones. 

(*SEVENTEEN confirmed to me by email that this product is vegan.)

Outer packaging

Inner packaging

Applicator with some product on

the product itself

I wasn't going to post the swatch because to be honest you can't see the product that well, if at all! I swear it shows up on the cheek, although as I said it's very subtle.

I wouldn't class this as a fail product at all, although it's nothing spectacular. But it's a good shade for days when I'm doing either minimal makeup, or when I don't want much on the cheeks.

There's a few different shades of this available and I will probably pick up a couple more next time I'm in town because Boots are running a 3 for 2 right now! :)

Happy humpday all.

Love & Stuff
Sal xXx


Monday 13 April 2015

Revolution Radiance: Radiant Lights Palette

I swear I'm not employed by Revolution, but I did an order a while back and I love a lot of things I got from them and felt like I didn't want to lump them all into one post. So you're going to see a few Revolution posts over the next couple of weeks.

Here's one of their products that I bought recently; the Radiant Lights Palette (AV).

I bought the single of Breathe (the shade on the far left) thinking it was the lightest shade (it's hard to tell from the pics on the website) but it's not. It's a touch too dark to be a highlighter for me, but I absolutely love it as a glowy bronzer to warm up my super pale skin. It looks really lovely. Since I love that one such much I decided to buy the full palette.


Inside - prettttyyyy!
Shades, L-R: Breathe, Exhale & Glow

Daylight swatches, these do not begin to show the beautiful glowiness, so....

I took some artificial light pics too, which shows this a bit better.

This palette gets a big thumbs up from me.  Breathe is the one I use most days, but I love Exhale too - it's the perfect highlighter for pale gals like me; I use it as a cheekbone highlight but also on the inner corner of the eyes. Glow is a beautiful gold which I have used as eyeshadow but also, it looks gorgeous alone or over bronzer too. Breathe & Glow would be great highlighters on deeper skintones too.

Hope you all have a great week.

Love & Stuff
Sal xXx