FIVE MOST USED: BASE PRODUCTS

Monday, September 15, 2014

I have decided to start a new little series on my blog called Five Most Used. In these blog posts, I will be sharing my five most used beauty products in various categories. I was inspired by the lovely Jess from Just Jess to do this series on my blog. I'm so excited and I can't wait to start sharing some of my favorite and most used beauty products with you all! :-)

I thought I would start off this post with my five most used base products, since they are the first step in my makeup routine. I hope you enjoy this new series on my blog, be sure to let me know which category you would like to see next! :-)

 ♥ Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional, HERE.

The POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics has been my go-to primer for a while now. It's very smooth and it feels very soft on the skin. It minimizes the appearance of pores and blurs out any imperfections on the skin. It also makes the foundation go on easier and look more smooth and even! :-)
 ♥ Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 110 & 115, HERE

I have expressed my love for the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in quite a few blog posts, the Top 10 tag being the most recent one. It has been a big favorite of mine for a while now. I love how natural it looks on the skin, it doesn't feel heavy or make my skin look cakey. It's so easy to apply and it has a very nice and fresh finish on the skin.

Like I mentioned in my Top 10 tag post, I use both 110 and 115. 110 has a yellow undertone, but it's a bit light on it's own. 115 has more of a pink undertone, but it's slightly dark for my skin tone. So I like to mix and match these two shades together to create a more wearable color for myself. Definitely worth checking out if you are in the market for a new foundation! :-)

 
 ♥ Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Light, HERE

On days that I'm not in the mood to wear any foundation but still want to look somewhat decent and put together, the Dream Fresh BB Cream from Maybelline is my go-to product. It feels very lightweight on the skin, it looks very natural while giving the skin a nice and fresh look.

I have already gone though a couple tubes of this BB cream and I really like it. Are you a fan of BB creams? Which one is your favorite? :-)

 ♥ Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 15, HERE.

I can't seem to get enough of the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. I have been sticking to this concealer for a couple of years now and it's always the one that I end up going back to. I just like how easy it is to apply and blend. It has a nice coverage and it doesn't crease too much under my eyes.

I always start by applying just a little bit of the concealer under my eyes, then I go back and apply more if I feel like I need it. By starting with applying just a little concealer, I'm preventing it from creasing and looking cakey under the eyes! :-) 

♥ Rimmel London Stay Matte Long Lasting Powder in Translusent, HERE

The Rimmel London Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder has been a big favorite of mine ever since the wonderful Krystal from Beauty by Krystal sent it to me in a makeup swap that we did together a while ago.

I like using this powder to set my under eye concealer and to prevent it from moving around throughout the day. I sometimes like to use it to set my foundation in place, but I mostly just use it under my eyes. It's a very nice powder and it's quite affordable as well, which is always a big plus in my book! :-) 

Have you tried out any of the products above? What do you think about them? What category in this new blog series would you like me to do next? :-) Love, Christine♥

GIVEAWAY: WIN THE ENTIRE MAKEUP REVOLUTION I HEART MAKEUP LIP GEEK, WOW STICK AND WOW LIPGLOSS RANGE

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Happy Saturday! How are you doing today? I hope that you all are having a lovely weekend so far. As you probably can tell by the title of this blog post, it's time for a new giveaway. I have once again teamed up with the amazing people over at Makeup Revolution and together we are giving one of you the chance to win the entire I Heart Makeup Lip Geek, Wow Stick and Wow Lip Gloss range.

To be entered into this fantastic lip giveaway, just fill out the rafflecopter form down below! :-) 
 ♥ Makeup Revolution Lip Geek Lipsticks, HERE

 ♥ Makeup Revolution Lip Geek Lipsticks, HERE

 ♥ Makeup Revolution Wow Lipgloss, HERE

 
 ♥ Makeup Revolution Wow Lipgloss, HERE

 ♥ Makeup Revolution Lip Geek Lipsticks, HERE.

 ♥ Makeup Revolution Lip Geek Lipsticks, HERE.

 ♥ Makeup Revolution Wow Sticks, HERE

 ♥ Makeup Revolution Wow Sticks, HERE.
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I have already reviewed all of the Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek lipsticks. If you haven't seen that post yet, you can find it HERE! :-) 

The giveaway is open to everyone and it will end on October 10th. Good luck! :-) Love, Christine♥

TAG: TOP 10

Monday, September 8, 2014

I came across the Top 10 tag over at Cliona's blog called Cliona Hill, which was originally created by Jessica from Pretty Chit Chat. I wasn't tagged by the girls to do this, but I thought it would be fun to do it anyway since I'm a huge fan of fun tags like this one.

The Top 10 tag is all about the top 10 beauty products that you can't live without. So if you were going away and you could only take one item from each category with you, what products would you pick? This is where it gets interesting, lol. I have so many favorite products that I love and adore, so it's definitely not easy for me to choose just ten products. I finally managed to narrow it down to just ten products. These are all products that I have been a fan of for a while now, some are even favorites that I have been loving for a couple of years. Keep reading to find out what products I chose for my ''going away'' trip! :-) 

 ♥ Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 110 & 115, HERE

1. Foundation: 
There are lots of foundations that I really like and love to use, but my favorite one is hands down the Fit Me Foundation by Maybelline. I have talked about this foundation a lot in previous blog posts, like my monthly favorites.

The Maybelline Fit Me Foundation is very easy to apply. It looks very natural on the skin and it doesn't feel heavy or look cakey. It has a lovely finish, which makes my skin look very nice and fresh. I use both 110 and 115. 110 has a yellow undertone and looks a bit too light on it's own, while 115 has a pink undertone but is a little on the darker side. I like to mix and match both of these shades together to create a more wearable shade for myself. It's not always easy being a pale ghost in the beauty world! :-) 

 ♥ Rimmel London Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder in Transparent, HERE

2. Powder: 
I'm loving the Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder by Rimmel London. I have been using it almost every single day since the lovely Krystal from Beauty by Krystal sent it to me in a swap that we did together a while ago.

I mostly use the Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder to set and prevent my under eye concealer from moving around throughout the day. Sometimes, I like to use it on the rest of my face too, just to keep my foundation in place if it's a hot day. It's such a nice powder. It works great and it's really affordable as well! :-)

 ♥ Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 15, HERE

3. Concealer:
Definitely the Maybelline Fit Me concealer. It's very easy to blend and it has a nice coverage as well. I love using it with the Fit Me foundation, because they work so well together. It doesn't crease too much under my eyes. I prefer to apply just a little concealer under my eyes, then go back and apply more if I feel like I need some more coverage. That way I won't apply too much product at once and it's going to prevent it from creasing and looking cakey.

This is my second tube of the Fit Me concealer. I don't have much left in the tube, so I need to get my hands on a new one soon! :-)

 ♥ Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Radiant Magenta, HERE

 ♥ Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Radiant Magenta, HERE

4. Blush:
I have been obsessed with the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Radiant Magenta for the past month. This blush is rather new to my makeup collection, but I have been using it almost every single day since I got it. It blends easily into the skin. It's got a bit of shimmer in it, which gives the cheeks a nice glow. You can build it up and make it more intense if you want to, or you can sheer it and make it look very natural on the cheeks.

I know that Hourglass isn't the cheapest brand out there, but this blush is so worth the money in my opionion. Everything about this blush is just beautiful. If you are thinking about splurging on an Ambient Lighting Blush from Hourglass, Radiant Magenta is a good choice! :-) 

 ♥ The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in 01, HERE

♥ The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in 01, HERE

5. Bronzer:
I have been really into the Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder by The Body Shop. It looks very natural on the skin. It's easy to apply and blend, has nice pigmentation, it's build able and it doesn't make you look orange like some bronzers do. After hearing so many lovely things about this bronzer, I just had to add it to my collection. It's the perfect bronzer for girls with a fair/light skin tone. 

 ♥ MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle, HERE

 ♥ MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle, HERE

6. Highlighter:
I'm still sticking to my MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle. It's been my favorite highlighter for the past couple of years now, it's also my most used highlighter in my entire makeup collection. I just love how it looks on the skin, very beautiful and glowy.

Soft and Gente isn't one of the the most affordable highlighters on the beauty market, but I think it's worth every penny. A little goes a long way with this one so it's going to last you a very long time, definitely a must have in my book! :-) 

 ♥ Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Mascara, HERE

7. Mascara:
The Rimmel London Lash Accelerator is my favorite mascara at the moment. I used to use it a couple of years ago, but didn't re-purchase it because I had a lot of other mascaras that I needed to use up first. I decided to pick it up again at Boots in London, because I remembered how much I used to love it. I'm so happy that I decided to pick it up again, because I have fallen in love with it all over again.

I love that it doesn't clump or make my lashes stick together. It gives my lashes nice length and volume and it's build able as well. I will definitely be picking up a couple of backups of this mascara soon! :-) 

 ♥ Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette, HERE

♥ Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette, HERE

8. Eyeshadow:
Neutral eyeshadows have always been a weakness of mine when it comes to beauty products, because they are some of my favorite products to test and try out. I always find single eyeshadows or palettes that I want to try out, regardless if I have something similar to it in my collection already.

One of my favorite and most used palettes is the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette. It's such a nice, every day kind of palette. The eyeshadows are soft and they feel quite smooth, they are nicely pigmented and easy to blend. I really want to get my hands on the Naked Basics 2 palette, it looks gorgeous. What do you think about it? Have you picked it up yet? It's available at Sephora, HERE! :-) 

 ♥ Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow, HERE

9. Brows:
Definitely Gimme Brow by Benefit Cosmetics. It's been my go-to brow product for a month now and I couldn't be any more happier with it. I have never been good at filling in my brows with powder, so this has been a big game changer for my brows. It's really quick and easy to use and it makes the brows look very natural and pretty. I reviewed it a couple of weeks ago. If you haven't seen it yet, you can find it HERE! :-) 

♥ Carmex Lip Balm in Cherry, HERE

10. Lip Product:
I'm not going to lie, I have become a little addicted to the Carmex Lip Balm in Cherry and it has quickly turned into a big favorite of mine. It feels nice on the lips without being greasy or sticky. I love applying it at night right before I go to bed, because it make my lips so smooth and soft when I wake up the next morning. I reviewed it a while ago. If you missed it,  you can find it HERE! :-) 

Tag your it! I want to see your top 10 favorite products. If you have already done this tag, please leave the link to your post down below, because I would love to check it out! :-) 

What do you think about the Top 10 Tag? Have you done it on your blog? Have you tried out any of the products above? :-) Love, Christine♥

MAKEUP REVOLUTION I HEART MAKEUP LIP GEEK LIPSTICKS: REVIEW, PHOTOS & SWATCHES

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Happy Monday! How are you guys doing today? Are you having a good day so far? Today's blog post is going to be all about the Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek lipsticks. There are currently 24 different shades in this range and I have reviewed and swatched all of them for you guys. There are quite a lot of shades to go though, so let's get started! :-)
 
 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Dream About Success, Never Be A Millionaire & Pucker Up And Kiss It. 

The Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek lipsticks (£2.99 for 3.5g.) have a nice and creamy texture, which makes them very easy to apply. They are very smooth, they feel quite soft and buttery on the lips and they don't have an unpleasant scent. Since they are so creamy, they only last around 2-3 hours on my lips though. I normally don't wear lipstick for more than a couple of hours at a time, so that doesn't really bother me at all.

Some of the Lip Geek lipsticks accentuates dry and flaky patches more than others, so definitely be sure to scrub and use a nice lip balm before applying them. Some of them do settle into fine lines a bit, so keep that in mind also. There isn't one single lipstick in this range that feels drying on my lips.

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Dream About Success, HERE

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Never Be A Millionaire, HERE

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Pucker Up And Kiss It, HERE

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Dream About Success, Never Be A Millionaire & Pucker Up And Kiss It. 

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Smile Is The Best Makeup, Is This All I Need & Lips That Won't Lie. 

The Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek lipsticks come in a metallic, bright pink tube which is shaped just like a bullet. The inside of the tube is bright metallic purple, which looks really pretty paired with the bright pink on the outside. The Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek lipsticks remind me a lot of the lipsticks by MAC Cosmetics, except that these are bigger in size and a little more bulky.

I'm digging the bright pink and purple metallic packaging. I think it's very fun, cute and super girly. The tube is very shiny and pretty, so it's definitely very eye catching. Most of my lipsticks come in a black, gold or silver tube, so these definitely stand out from the rest of them. The packaging isn't for everyone, but I actually enjoy it a lot. I think it's quite unique and very different! :-) 

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Smile Is The Best Makeup, HERE

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Is This All I Need, HERE

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Lips That Won't Lie, HERE

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Smile Is The Best Makeup, Is This All I Need & Lips That Won't Lie. 

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Love The Confidence, Live For Today & Kiss 2 Make Up. 

Each lipstick have a little sticker on the bottom of the tube, with the name and the color of the lipstick. The color on the sticker isn't completely accurate to the color of the lipstick, but it's very close. Some are definitely more closer than others. I'm so happy that these have stickers, otherwise it would be impossible to tell the shades. It's always nice to be able to see the color of the lipstick without having to open it up to find out! :-)  

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Love The Confidence, HERE

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Live For Today, HERE

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Kiss 2 Make Up, HERE

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Love The Confidence, Live For Today & Kiss 2 Make Up. 

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Caught Myself Smiling, Colour Overdose & Just Have Fun. 

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Caught Myself Smiling, HERE

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Colour Overdose, HERE

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Just Have Fun, HERE

♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Caught Myself Smiling, Colour Overdose & Just Have Fun. 
 
 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Marshmallow Kiss, Baby Doll, Happy Girl, Ken Will Want Me, Candy Rock & Barbie Is Jealous. 

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Marshmallow Kiss, HERE. 

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Baby Doll, HERE. 

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Happy Girl, HERE. 
 
 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Marshmallow Kiss, Baby Doll & Happy Girl.

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Ken Will Want Me, HERE. 

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Candy Rock, HERE. 

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Barbie Is Jealous, HERE. 
 
 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Ken Will Want Me, Candy Rock & Barbie Is Jealous.
 
 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Dare To Be Different, Total Diva, I Sold Out, Totally NOT Boring, Cherry Bomb & I Worked For It. 

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Dare To Be Different, HERE

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Total Diva, HERE

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in I Sold Out, HERE

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Dare To Be Different, Total Diva & I Sold Out.

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Totally NOT Boring, HERE

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Cherry Bomb, HERE

 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in I Worked For It, HERE
 
 ♥ Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Totally NOT Boring, Cherry Bomb & I Worked For It.

Overall, there are so many pretty lipsticks in the Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek range, definitely a shade or two for everyone here. Some shades are more pigmented than others. There are also a few shades here that are a little on the sheer side, which is great if you don't want a super pigmented lip. Some shades look very similar to each other in the tube, but when they are swatched and applied on the lips they look a bit different. There are a couple of shades here that I don't like. Those are the lighter pinks and peachy shades, I just don't think that they look good on me at all.

The quality of the Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek lipsticks are wonderful, you just can't go wrong with the £2.99 price tag. There are a couple of shades in this range that I've fallen completely in love with and that I'm obsessed with. Those shades are Just Have Fun, Dare To Be Different, Barbie Is Jealous, Totally NOT Boring and Kiss 2 Make Up. I highly recommend that you check those colors out, I think you would love them as much as I do! :-)

Where to buy?
The I Heart Makeup Lip Geek lipsticks are available at Makeup Revolution for £2.99 each. You can find them all, HERE.

Note:
Makeup Revolution is cruelty free.

What do you think about the Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek lipsticks? Do you like them? See any shades here that you like? :-) Love, Christine♥

Disclaimer:
This product(s) was sent to me by Makeup Revolution for review purposes only. No payment was received for this review. My reviews are based on my personal opinions and experience using the item(s). All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

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