Monday, 28 December 2015

Mac Heavy Petting lipstick review and swatches

It's been a long time since I've bought a MAC lipstick- I've just been unexcited by new releases and have been too preoccupied with swooning and obsessing over lipsticks from other brands. But the LE Dark Desires collection caught my eye, and chiefly for the wine coloured lipstick called 'heavy petting'. The colour itself wasn't so unique, but the cremesheen formula sold it for me (I know it divides opinion but it's my favourite mac finish). Oh and the name was pretty appealing hehe.

Mac heavy petting (dark desires)
So there she is. A rich, berry-leaning shade with good colour payoff and a sumptuous sheen to the finish. A very season appropriate shade. The swatch is of the lipstick alone, though I would recommend lipliner with it because it does tend to bleed. 

Wear time is average, and it fades to a cute bitten stain. Some people find the cremesheen formula drying but it's really comfortable on me... so I guess it comes down to your own experiences of it. 

Anyway I'm glad I got. I can see myself wearing this shade a whole lot. 


Thursday, 24 December 2015

Lime crime perlees lipstick review and swatches

   Hey you lot. Sorry for not posting much lately; I've been distracted by another lip art challenge over on Instagram (@poutnshout if you're curious). But I thought I'd drop in today because there's a new kid on the block in lipstick land, and you NEED to hear about it because it's amazing.

Lime crime perlees- asphalt 
It's the new Perlees by Lime Crime. First off, just LOOK at how beautiful the packaging is. It makes a nice change from the cute-but-childish packaging of the unicorn lipsticks, and is actually one of the prettiest cases I own. I mean LOOK at it. Damn.

So anyway, the concept behind these lipsticks is a 'matte pearl' finish, which sounds pretty unique if a bit confusing. There are some really beautiful shades in the lineup, and I found myself torn between 'Penny', a vibrant copper, and 'Asphalt'. After much umming and ahhing, I went with the latter.

Lime crime perlees- asphalt 
Asphalt is described as a grey with brown tones, which is gorgeously unique. I'm all about them funky shades. That said, the brown tones don't really come through much on me, unless I apply it with a lighter hand. Not complaining though, because I adore the shade all the same.

Now, I was kinda expecting a sheer, dragging application with this, because the bullet looked quite stiff and waxy and the whole 'matte pearl' description just didn't sound too buttery. Nope. I was so wrong.  It glided on easily and wasn't patchy or sheer in the least, and it felt incredibly lightweight once on and not drying at all. I was so pleasantly surprised.

I also found it quite long lasting for a traditional bullet formula, and the fade wasn't gross. And I didn't experience any bleeding. Hmm. I'm gonna wear it a lot more and report back if I find something negative about it, but so far, I'm all praise.