Category: Lips

25th March 2015

Revlon Colourburst Balms

I do love a balm that stains, and I’ve been meaning to compare the formula of the new(er) Matte and Lacquer balms for a while now.  Me being me, I picked out the brightest shades from each, Romantic in the original Balm Stain formula, alongside Striking in Matte Balm, and Enticing in Lacquer Balm. Romantic is a softer strawberryish shade, whilst Striking has hints of […]

24th March 2015

Zelens Lip Enhancer and Lip Glaze in Rouge and Nude

I make no bones about my love of Zelens products. The fact is, expensive as they are, I’ve rarely been disappointed with anything I’ve tried from the range, and I was super-excited when I discovered Dr Lens was releasing makeup to go alongside his skincare range.  I’ve mentioned the foundation in passing before, but today I want to concentrate on the lip products. Here we […]

19th January 2015

New Year, Old Me

By Tindara: Happy New Year! If you’re anything like me you will be utterly bored with all the “New Year New Me” nonsense and be wanting to shove anything “detoxing” up the jacksie with a rolling pin. At least, I think that’s what they’re recommending; I tend to switch off after someone mentions a detox. Instead, I’ve decided to do the exact opposite and track […]

24th October 2014

Guerlain Christmas 2014 – Gloss d’Enfer in Rouge Parade & L’oiseau de Feu

Alongside the Rouge G in Rouge Parade, and topcoat for nails in L’Oiseau de Feau, Guerlain have also released matching Gloss d’Enfers for Christmas.  The Gloss d’Enfers are hugely pigmented glosses, almost liquid lipsticks traditionally, so it’s interesting to see a clear gloss in the formulation too, Here you can see that Rouge Parade is an opaque bright fire-engine red, and L’Oiseau de Feu is […]

22nd October 2014

Guerlain Christmas 2014 – Rouge G “Rouge Parade”

I absolutely cannot resist a limited edition Rouge G. I’ve tried.  I swear I have, but every new collection, another one comes out, and bingo! My handbag gets ever heavier … This year’s Christmas Rouge G is … perfect.  Coated in glossy red lacquer, this is a gloriously bright and seasonally appropriate shade of poinsetta-red. I think I got a bit carried away taking pictures […]

3rd October 2014

Lipstick Queen Silver Screen Collection

    Lipstick Queen – long one of Get Lippie’s favourite lipstick brands – has brought out a companion collection to the gorgeous Velvet Rope collection they brought out last year.  Velvet Rope was a capsule collection of feather-light matte shades in beautiful deco-style packaging.     In the same (albeit silver this time) beautifully heavy packaging, Silver Screen is a collection of highly-pigmented glossy […]

28th July 2014

ByTerry Rose Infernal Collection: Eye Powder-Kajal, Rose de Rose, and Baume de Rose Fig Fiction

It’s too darn hot right now, and when that happens, my mind always starts to think wistfully about cooler seasons, I’m not a happy summer bunny, alas.  Not to mention that I always prefer the Autumn and Winter makeup collections to the ubiquitous summer bronze (with a splash of “unexpected” blue) that we’ve been seeing all summer every summer since, well, time began. ByTerry is […]

2nd July 2014

Bare Mineral Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Hypnotic

Lipgloss isn’t something I associate with Bare Minerals very much.  Lipstick, yes (their Marvelous Moxie range is very well, and aptly named), and of course, there is their iconic range of mineral foundations and powders, but … lipgloss? Look at it.  LOOK AT IT!  Oh, those prismatic pigments, this is so pretty! And with flash, so you can see how the colour changes in different […]

1st July 2014

By Terry – Cheek to Cheek: Cherry Cruise and Tint to Lip: Pink Palace

  I’m a sucker for a stain.  Well, some stains, anyway – tea, spag bol, toothpaste not so much (I’m a mucky pup) – gimme a cheek or a lip stain, and I’m happy.   Particularly a lip stain.  I love my bright lipsticks, as some of you might have noticed, but it drives me bananas when they don’t last. Enter By Terry, with a […]

30th June 2014

Max Factor Lipfinity Revisited

Lipfinity was launched by Max Factor in 2000, but there was always something rather … nineties about them, if you ask me.  It was the brown-ness.  They were firmly stuck in that rust rut that I always associate with the late 90’s, where blush, shadow and lipstick were usually the same terracotta shade.  Get Lippie doesn’t really do brown. Especially not like this: She’s so […]

9th October 2013

Vaseline Limited Edition No 3 – Paint the Town

Vaseline have introduced a brand new limited edition, and it’s one I really like, it’s RED!  This isn’t really going to be a detailed review.  Pfeh, it’s, you know, a tub of Vaseline. It’s not scented with anything, it’s Vaseline with a hint of red pigment, and it is, apparently the very first tinted variety of lip product Vaseline have ever done. To be fair, […]

6th August 2013

Guerlain Christmas 2013 – Rouge G in Provocative.

All this week I’m featuring the “Crazy Paris” collection from Guerlain this Christmas.  Yesterday, I featured the Sulfurous nail polish and UV topcoat, and today it’s the turn of the Rouge G from the collection, in Provocative. I mentioned last week that I love a Rouge G (or seven),  and this one is no disappointment either.  Given a black coat of glossy lacquer, and with […]