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.

ESSIE NEON COLLECTION: REVIEW, PHOTOS & SWATCHES

Friday, August 22, 2014

Today's post is going to be all about the Essie Neon Collection for 2014. The collection celebrates stylish girls around the world struck by fashion fever. It consists of six gorgeous, bright and fun shades, which screams Summer. I have five of the six nail polishes from this collection to show you today, so let's get started! :-) 

 ♥ Essie Neon Collection for 2014. 

 ♥ Essie Neon Collection for 2014. 

♥ Essie Neon Collection for 2014. 

 ♥ Essie Nail Lacquer in Sittin Pretty. 

Sittin Pretty is a vivid lavender. 

 ♥ Essie Nail Lacquer in Too Taboo. 

Too Taboo is a florescent fushia berry.  

 ♥ Essie Nail Lacquer in Vices Versa. 

Vices Versa is a juicy lime. 

 ♥ Essie Nail Lacquer in I'm Addicted. 

I'm Addicted is a beautiful aquamarine blue.  

♥ Essie Nail Lacquer in Chills & Thrills. 
 
Chills & Thrills is a supercharged blue violet.   
 
The last nail polish in this collection is called Serial Shopper. It's a bright coral, unfortunately I don't have that one to show you today! :-) 

All five of the nail polishes in the Neon Collection are very easy to apply. They didn't go on streaky, patchy or look uneven on my nails. They have a very thin formula, which makes them quite sheer. Most of them need at least three coats to look completely opaque on the nails, with the exception of Too Taboo and Chills & Thrills. They were fine with just two coats. I really like all five of the nail polishes in Essie's Neon Collection, but my favorites are definitely Too Taboo, Chills & Thrills and I'm Addicted.
 
Overall, I really like this collection from Essie despite all the negative reviews that it's been getting. I think that the colors are beautiful, bright and very fun but they are not neons in my opinion. Neons too me are shades that are so bright that they hurt my eyes when I look at them, lol. Some of my favorite neon nail polishes are I'm With The Lifeguard and Flip Flop Fantasy by China Glaze. I also love Pink Parka by Essie. If you want the colors from the Essie Neon Collection to pop and look a little brighter, try applying them over a white base. It works great! :-) 

Where to buy?
The Essie Neon Collection is available at Pretty Litte Nails for £8.25 each, HERE

Note:
Undetermined if cruelty free. 

What do you think about the Essie Neon Collection for 2014? See any shades that you like? Which one is your favorite? :-) Love, Christine♥

Disclaimer:
Chills & Thrills and Vices Versa was sent to me by Pretty Little Nails 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.

BENEFIT COSMETICS GIMME BROW BROW-VOLUMIZING FIBER GEL IN LIGHT/MEDIUM: REVIEW, PHOTOS & SWATCHES

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow ($22.00 for 3.0g Net wt. 0.1oz.) is a brow-volumizing fiber gel. It adheres to the skin and hair, creating brows where before there were none. It builds easily for thick, lush arches, thanks to a tapered brush for blending and a precision tip for shaping. The fiber gel is water resistant, long lasting, and build able for natural-looking brows.

 ♥ Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Brow-Volumizing Fiber Gel. 

The best way to apply the Gimme Brow is to use short pressing motions. Stroke the brush tip along the brow to define the shape and give the brow some color. If you want a natural look, start at the inner edge of the brow and move outwards. Comb through to blend everything together. If you want to add more volume to your brows, you can definitely build it up. Keep in mind that if you do decide to build it up, the brows are going to feel a bit stiff. But it's going to help them stay in place throughout the day.

The Gimme Brow sets pretty quickly and it doesn't have a very wet formula. It doesn't fade away during the day either, which is another thing that I really like about this brow-volumizing fiber gel from Benefit Cosmetics. Before I heard about Gimme Brow, I used to use the e.l.f. Cosmetics Eyebrow Treat & Tame. I did like it a lot. It gave my brows shape and a nice color, but it faded away after a while. This stays in place until I remove it with a makeup remover wipe. It's safe to say that I won't be going back to the Eyebrow Treat & Tame from e.l.f. Cosmetics, not as long as Gimme Brow is available for purchase! :-)

 ♥ Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Brow-Volumizing Fiber Gel.

 ♥ Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Brow-Volumizing Fiber Gel.

Gimme Brow comes in a brown and black tube with a cute polka dot design. The tube is quite small, which makes it very easy to just throw in your handbag for touch ups throughout the day or even for travel. I like how small the brush is, because it gives me more control over the application and it's less messy as well.

The brush doesn't distribute too much product at once, which is great. Just the right amount of product, not too little nor too much. It's got a quite strong scent though, which I'm not the biggest fan of. But when it's on the brows, the scent isn't as noticeable anymore.

 ♥ Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Brow-Volumizing Fiber Gel.

 ♥ Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Brow-Volumizing Fiber Gel.

Overall, I have never been good at filling in my brows with powder, so Benefit Cosmetics's Gimme Brow has been a total lifesaver for me. It gives my brows definition and a lovely tint of color, which looks really natural. I have been using it almost every single day since I bought it and I have developed an obsession with it. It's such a lovely product, I will definitely be re-purchasing it when I run out.

Please excuse the brows, I need to get them done soon! :-) 

♥ Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Brow-Volumizing Fiber Gel.

 ♥ Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Brow-Volumizing Fiber Gel.

 Ingredients:
Water, Mica, Glyceryl Stearate, Polypropylene, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Peg-100 Stearate, Polyacrylamide, Phenethyl Alcohol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Laureth-7, Panthenol, Glycerin, Silica, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate. [+/-: CI 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 77000 (Aluminum Powder), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)]. N 07567/A.

Where to buy?
The Benefit Gimme Brow is available at Benefit Cosmetics for $22.00, HERE.

Note:
Undetermined if cruelty free

Have you tried out the Gimme Brow by Benefit Cosmetics? Do you use a tinted brow gel? Which one is your favorite? :-) Love, Christine♥

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