Lip Colouring Pencil Media, Lipstick Corrupt & Vanitas Matte Lipstick Wanton
I’ve been wanting to try Illamasqua’s lip products for such a long time so when Beautybay offered a good discount a couple of weeks ago I ordered them. I went for three different matte pink shades. I’m really satisfied with my choise even though the swatches I watched before doing the order didn’t corrispond excatly how I imagined them to be.
The lip colouring pencil Media is amazing. It transfers the color onto the lips really easy and you can use this one as it is by itself without adding any lipstick over. The color is beautiful and long lasting. (I normally use the lipprimer from NYX before applying.) But at the same time it’s perfect as a base color for the other two lipsticks. The cost for this lippencil is €18,60.
The lipstick in color Corrupt is also a lovely, yet more vibrant, pink shade. The consistency is a bit try, a little bit too try for my personal taste, but once onto the lips it doens’t feel dry at all, and that’s the most important. It can easily be used by itself without a lippencil under since it gives the lips a strong color. The lipstick is long lasting, and it takes a couple of hours before you need to apply it again. The cost for this lipstick is €22,90.
The Vanitas Matte Lipstick in color Wanton feels a bit more luxury, from the packaging to the product itself. I adore this shade. It’s wearable and perfect for an everyday use. I normally wear this one with the lip colouring pencil Media underneath, but it looks great also by itself. Also here the consistency is a bit try while applying but on the lips that’s not the feeling so overall I really like this lipstick. It has often a fixed place in my makeup bag in my purse since I got it. The color lasts for hours. This one costs €26,20.
YVES SAINT LAURENT
Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6
Last year while working in different makeup stores I worked specifically for YSL and many times while doing makeup on clients I used these blushes. This shade that I’ve bought is my personal favorite shade. It’s a medium, warm-toned pink with a golden shimmer in it with a soft, frosted finish. The consistency of the powder is very silky and very easy to apply. Even thought this shade has a soft shimmer to it it doesn’t leave the skin too luminous, instead it gives the cheeks a healthy and beautiful color. The duration of this blush is very high, of course it depends a bit on the skintype you’ve, but personally it lasts from six to eight hours. It also has a pleasant fragrance. If you have tried their gloss volupté you’ll find that the fragrance is almost identical. At Sephora this blush costs €46,90.
Stay Alla Day Precision Glide Brow Pencil Blonde
I ordered this browpencil out of curiosity. I hadn’t read any reviews or checked out any other information than what the product description said before buying it. Since I love every Stila product I’ve I wanted to give this one a try. The packaging is beautiful, very similar to other makeup brand’s eyebrow pencils except the gold and blue colors which give the pencil a more elegant look.
But now to the product itself. I bought the color blonde for me even thought other brands blonde colors sometimes can be a bit too light for me. So I knew it could be risky, and unfortunately that’s also the case here.
Even thought it’s not completely the perfect shade for me I use it a lot, but only in the beginning of my eyebrows. After I always finish with Anastasia Berverly Hills Brow Wiz in the shade Taupe (which is my perfect eyebrow color). I’ve been using this technique for a long time, to start a bit lighter in the beginning of the eyebrows and to finish one shade over from the middle to the end of the eyebrow. In this way I find, at least for me, that the eyebrow looks less heavy and a bit more natural. The final result with this specific blonde color is great. The consisteny is a bit hard which makes the application a bit tricky, I would have prefered just a tiny bit softer. The duration on the other hand is great, it lasts all day without problem. The cost for this browpencil is €18.
Last but not least I ordered myself a backup of gorgeous eyelashes from False Eyelashes. I’m already a big fan of many of these lashes but two of them are new to me so I really look forward using them in some of my makeup looks ❤