Wednesday, 17 September 2014

• #ALipADay // #17 - Rimmel Apocalips Celestial •

The prettiest pink which adds a pop of colour 
and lasts all day.

I've been really into pinks lately (can you tell?) and this is one of my absolute favourites. I am in love with the Rimmel Apocalips and they're one of the first brands that started off the lip lacquer trend. The Rimmel Apocalips in Celestial comes out of the tube in a very liquidy formula and you apply it with the doe foot applicator. It then dries and you can layer the colour again or leave it there; I layered twice in the above photo so it's quite a strong colour. Saying that, you really don't need to layer it as the formula is so so pigmented and the colour is so rich. Celestial is a stunning muted pink that is perfect for wearing to work as it's understated but still looks like you've made an effort. You will need to apply this lip lacquer with a mirror as it can get everywhere (which is a nightmare as it doesn't come off easily!) so do be sure to have one to hand, although the colour should last you all day so I don't think it needs reapplication. I'd highly highly recommend this line and it Celestial isn't your colour, go and check out the range - they have some beautiful shades.

Daniela xo
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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

• #ALipADay // #16 - MAC Crosswires •

This lipstick was definitely a grower for me - 
I didn't used to like it until I worked out how to wear it.

And I now realise that I can't really wear this lipstick when I'm pale or when I haven't bronzed up my face. MAC Crosswires is a gorgeous dark pink which is on the verge of red but it completely washes me out unless I have some colour to my face. I tend to bronze up my cheeks and lightly contour when I know I'll be wearing this lipstick and it works perfectly. I love how smooth the MAC cremesheen formula is; the lipsticks don't dry my lips out, they don't drag, go patchy or wear off, and they're so pigmented it's crazy. If you're familiar with MAC lipsticks, you'll know that they smell really lovely too which is always a plus for me because I have a ridiculously good sense of smell and can always smell lipsticks on me throughout the day!

Daniela xo
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Monday, 15 September 2014

• #ALipADay // #15 - Revlon Lip Butter Juicy Papaya •

A pretty, peachy, glossy lip. Simple.

This was the first lip butter I bought and it sparked my love for the line. The lip butters in general are fantastic as they're moisturising, easy to wear and have a decent amount of pigment to them. I especially love Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya as it's really natural and girly. It's the kind of lipstick that you'd buy if you were just starting off your make up collection, or if you're new to make up and aren't sure which products to start off with. Equally, I purchased this when I was afraid of lipstick and wanted something really sheer which provided a touch of colour, and this did the job. The lip butters just glide onto the lips and are ridiculously easy to work with; you don't have to scrub at them before hand to get off the dead skin, you don't need a mirror for application and you don't need to worry about the colour smudging or patching off in weird places. It's pretty much the lazy-girls go to lipstick! As with all moisturising lipsticks/butters, though, this won't stay on your lips for the longest time because the formula is so slippery and creamy - but this won't put me off, as I can just keep reapplying.

Daniela xo
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Sunday, 14 September 2014

• #ALipADay // #14 - Laqa and Co. Sheer Lip Lube Menatour •

A paired-down bright purple with blue undertones.

I received this Laqa and Co. Sheer Lip Lube in Menatour in a recent Birchbox and as at first quite scared of it, but since daring myself to wear it out of the house, I've come to love it. The lipstick is in jumbo crayon form which, already, makes me like it as it's super easy to apply and the twist-up applicator makes it easy to see how much you have left. It's quite a bright colour and I don't think the camera has picked it up enough but in real life it's more purpley, instead of pinky. It feels very soft on the lips and is so pigmented that you only need one layer of it. I've worn it with very simple winged liner and deep rosy cheeks and it looked really lovely. I also tried it with bronzed cheeks and smokey eyes, but for me, it was just too much - so I soon took it off! With this lipstick, I think you need to keep everything else quite minimal, as it deserves to be the focus of the make up look.

Daniela xo
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Saturday, 13 September 2014

• #ALipADay // #13 - Revlon Matte Balm Unapologetic •

A matte, pigmented, creamy, moisturising, 
stunning formula all rolled into one... amazing.

Before I begin with the review, I have to explain what happened when I showed a few friends this photo - I was asked whether I'd edited it. The answer is a definite no. This lipstick really is this bright and colourful, it certainly does not need any editing! Revlon Matte Balm in Unapologetic is a gorgeous bright pink with a blue undertone (which makes my teeth appear white, even though they're not!) and it looks amazing with my skin tone (pale with olive undertones). I'll admit that when I first swatched the Revlon Matte Balms a few months ago, I wasn't impressed and was unsure of what the hype was all about, but since purchasing a few of them and wearing them with moisturised lips, I can safely say my opinion has changed. This lipstick is so creamy and comfortable to wear, despite it being matte - you can still rub your lips together without them tugging and feeling dry. The colour doesn't bleed and seriously wears for hours, even after food, drink and talking, and I always reach for this if I know I won't have time for reapplications and touch ups. It just seems to work for me, and I tend to pair it with pink cheeks, shimmery champagne eyes and a lighter brow.

Daniela xo
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Friday, 12 September 2014

• #ALipADay // #12 - Topshop Infrared •

This is my Summer lipstick and I whack it out every single year.

But that's not to say I wouldn't wear it in September! This is definitely more of a weekend lip as I wouldn't wear this to work, but just looking at it makes me happy. Topshop Infrared lipstick is such a beautiful bright orange and I feel like it really suits my skin tone. I'm generally more of an orange-lip girl anyway and I seem to collect them, but this is definitely one of my favourites. The formula is really creamy and not patchy at all, it feels so lovely and moisturising on the lips and it lasts a long time, too. I've found that the best way to wear it is to apply it, blot it with a tissue and apply another layer to increase the longevity. The Topshop website describes this as a matte finish but I would disagree as it certainly isn't matte in comparison to some of my other lipsticks (I'm thinking the Rimmel mattes, Revlon matte balms...) so I'm not sure what's going on with the website description there! I'd say it's a satin finish as there is a bit of shine and it's very cushiony. If you're into oranges like I am, I'd recommend giving this a swatch the next time you're in Topshop. Their make up in general is such fantastic quality.

Daniela xo
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Thursday, 11 September 2014

• #ALipADay // #11 - Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick 16 •

If I'm going for a subtle pink lip, I'll reach for this one.

The Rimmel Kate Moss range is amazing and every single shade seems wearable, which I love. There are a few different finishes and I have two from the collection. The first one of which is Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick 16, a pretty pink colour, which leaves a creamy finish which I think is similar to a satin finish. I must say that this isn't the most exciting shade I own, but I love it for its simplicity and its ability to perk up my face whilst still looking subtle and natural. Sometimes you need those types of lipsticks, you know? It's a very smooth lipstick, quite sheer and needs a few layers, which is nice because you can build it up or tone it down depending on your preference. 

Daniela xo
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