I picked up some bits and bobs that I needed for summer...
(I say the word 'needed' loosely).
First, let's talk lipsticks. More specifically, let's talk Revlon. Technically, I wasn't meant to fall in love with the Revlon Matte Balms as I had swatched them when they first came out and wasn't all that impressed. But the other day, when I wandered on in to Boots, I checked them out again to see if my opinion had changed. It miraculously had. Maybe it's because we're in summer now and I can see myself dipping into the brights a little more, but they just really appealed to me. I picked up the colours 'Unapologetic', a near-fluorescent bright pink and 'Audacious', a stunning hot bright orange. They're so pigmented, smell minty and are super creamy, so exactly what I look for in lip products, and I'm really looking forward to wearing these.
Next up are the Collection Cream Puffs in 'Fairy Cake', a coral-y pink and 'Cotton Candy' a really pretty muted pink. They're matte and ridiculously creamy (can you spot a theme here?) and their pigmentation is just amazing. One swipe and my lips are done, there's no need to go over the area with layers, the colour is what it is. I spotted Sabrina from LoveLaughAndMakeup rocking Fairy Cake in a tutorial and I was so surprised to find they were only £2.99 each. I've been wearing Cotton Candy non-stop and I can see these being perfect with a light base and winged liner. Oh and the scent? Sweet and gorgeous - good enough to eat (wouldn't recommend this though...)
As mentioned in my June lusting/July wish list post, I was so impressed with the L'oreal L'Extroadinaire Liquid Lipstick in 201 'Rose Symphony' and was excited to pick up another shade, so I did just that. I chose the colour 601 'Nude Ballet' as Rose Melody wasn't in stock and I've been lusting over it for a while - it's still on the list! Nude Ballet is the perfect nude though, especially for my pale colouring with olive undertones. The formula is gorgeously creamy and again, very pigmented, especially for a gloss.
Top row: Revlon 'Unapologetic' and Revlon 'Audacious'
Bottom row: Collection 'Fairy Cake', Collection 'Cotton Candy', L'Oreal 'Nude Ballet'
Have you picked anything up recently?
Have you tried any of the products I purchased?