Monday, 21 November 2016

Tanya Burr soft luxe lip gloss- review and swatches

What do we think of Tanya Burr? I always thought her makeup was for teens until I saw it for myself. It's cute, but not so cute as to be be ridiculous for us oldies. It's the good kind of cute. I quite liked the look of her little eyeshadow palettes and face trios, but I picked up one of her new liquid matte lipsticks because, well, I would wouldn't I?

It's actually quite difficult to find these because they have the same packaging as the lip glosses and are found in the same shelf space. When you do find them, there are only three shades to pick from. All of them are quite pastel and pinky and not really dark skin friendly, but I'm gonna bet the shade range will be expanded at some point. Anyway, the tube itself is quite luxe, especially for a mere £5.99 price point.

Tanya Burr soft luxe lipgloss- rhubarb and custard 
 I got the shade 'rhubarb and custard', which is the least pastel of the three shades and thankfully fairly flattering. It's a bright pinky coral which screams summer. But I'm wearing it in winter because I'm a REBEL.

Apart from settling into lines, the formula is swell. It's opaque, sweet smelling, and dries down to a cushiony matte. I'm impressed.

Whatcha fink?

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Fyrinnae magic whipped metallics liquid lipstick- review and swatches

Hello lipstick fiends. I hope you've buckled in your seatbelts because today's lippy is gonna BLOW YOU AWAY. That's right. Fyrinnae Cosmetics is an indie brand that I'm a big fan of, and they've recently released a line of metallic liquid lipsticks which are all all either duochrome or triochrome. I got the shade 'lunar eclipse'.

Fyrinnae magic whipped metallics - lunar eclipse 

See? You're blown away. This multidimensional blue is freaking stunning to behold. It shimmers dazzlingly like a nebula on your gob, and it shifts to purplish magenta as it's angled to the light. It's breathtaking.

That comes with some hard work; the formula is tricky work with. While it is very lightweight and non drying, its sheer base colour means you'll need to apply a few layers. I like to apply two layers, then dab on some extra product with my finger to fix any patchy areas. Don't apply more than you need to though, as it can lead to some flakiness and crumbling off.

A note on the packaging: the tubes are thinner and slightly smaller than the older ones. I don't mind this at all because they're now more purse friendly, and the updated price reflects the slight decrease in product.
And speaking of price. .. I would let you know how much these beauties cost, but i can't remember and the site is down right now so I can't check. I do remember that they were very reasonable though.

So what do you think? Is the prettiness worth the finicky formula? I think YES.