Battle Of The Liquid Lipsticks - Kylie Jenner | Jeffree Star | Kat Von D

I've talked in detail about whether or not I think the Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks are worth the hype or not here. But there is so much hype around her products, along with Jeffree Star and Kat von D. All these people have their own version of liquid Lipsticks that everyone including the Blogging community seems to go crazy for. So I've tried a liquid lipstick from each of their brands. I have been testing them against each other and I'm ready to report back...

Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick | $17  | POST

As I said I have a whole post on whether I think these are worth the hype along with the whole shipping process. And to some it up I don't think they are. I know there is a lot of controversy surrounding the Kardashian / Jenner gang. And to be honest I remain fairly neutral on the family - I don't love them, but I don't hate them. So when I tried the liquid lipstick I remained pretty impartial.

First thing that put me off these was the shipping. I live in the Uk meaning shipping from the US is costly. Kylie Cosmetics charge $15 dollars and there's a chance of customs charges which I got. Which was £14. Making them quite expensive.

I have two shades of the Lipsticks. Exposed and Koko K. Koko K is a dusky Pink nude and Exposed is Orange toned nude. I do really like the shade. The formula is very liquid-y, easy to apply and they're opaque in one swipe. They dry drown really matte within about 30 seconds. I liked how matte they were but they felt really dry on my lips. The didn't dry my lips out but I could feel them on my lips. They lasted around 4 hours before the colour went patchy and it needed re-applying. But I found as soon as you attempt to re-apply it goes flakey and looks gross. So aside from testing them for review and comparisons I don't use these. And considering how much it costs to get them here, disappointed is an understatement.

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick | £16

I can't say Jeffree Star has ever been my cup of tea even before all the controversy came out. It has basically been suggested that he's a bully, racist and just not a very nice kind of person. I had no intention of trying his products, I didn't want to give my money to this type of person. His products used to be difficult to get hold of in the Uk so I wasn't about to go out of my way to spend fortunes getting them. But recently BeautyBay has started stocking some of his line and curiosity got the better of me. And here I am with the shade Androgyny. These are £16 which I think is reasonable for a good liquid lipstick.

First of all the shade is stunning. It's a muted Plum, Mauve colour. The formula is very liquid-y like the Kylie ones. It gives a strong colour pay off in one swipe, And it dries down matte very quick. This felt very comfortable on my lips and wasn't drying at all. In fact after a while I had completely forgotten it was on my lips. This also had really good staying power. It lasted a good 6 hours, even through eating and drinking, before it needed re applying. When it did, it reapplied just fine. Unlike the Kylie ones. I really didn't want to like this but I do. I really do. I've been reaching for it a lot and the shade is perfect for autumn.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick | £16 

I think Kat Von D is the only one who doesn't have a lot of controversy surrounding her (Well not that I've heard) , aside from her spat with Jeffree over not paying her friend for some work he did for Jeffree. Anyway her makeup line again was difficult to get hold of in the Uk. Until it recently launched in Debenhams. With her liquid lipsticks being really hyped I had to try them. They retail for £16, the same as Jeffree Star. I went for shade Lolita 11 which is a beautiful warm Terracotta nude. I love the shade. The formula is liquid-y like the others. The doe foot applicator covers the lips in a rich colour that dries down completely matte, really quick too. This one is by far the most comfortable, it's so light weight on the lips and not drying at all. The wear time isn't as good as the Jeffree Star offering though. I got around 4 hours. But the colour fades evenly and can be re applied without any flaking or anything. I guess this is the price you pay for a liquid lipstick so light and comfortable. I really like this and plan on adding more shades to my collection.


So who has the better Liquid Lipstick? Kylie Cosmetics is straight up, the worst. Giving the difficulty to get it to the Uk, the cost and how the product actually performs, It is by no means worth it and there are far better, more affordable liquid lipsticks out there. The Jeffree Star one is very good, a nice formula and the shade is beautiful. Will I buy more though? I don't know, but the quality of the liquid lipstick is undeniable. To be honest, given the controversy or lack of it around Kat Von D, and the liquid lipstick itself is very good! I really like it and will definitely be adding more. So there you have it Kat Von D wins! 

What are you thoughts around these people? Have you tried any of these liquid lipsticks?

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Autumn Eyes, Cheeks & Lips

I just love everything about Autumn. Although I've never actually had a Pumpkin Spiced Latte. I know, I know can I even call myself a blogger? But Fun Fact I don't like hot drinks. But the one thing I love the most is Autumn makeup, dark, vampy and berry hues. So today I have a little round up of Lip, cheek and eyeshadows perfect for Autumn / winter.


Who am I trying to kid I've been using this all summer. But the shades are so stunning and are perfect for autumn. This palette houses 14 shadows, most are matte but there are a couple of shimmers in there. Ranging from warm Oranges to cool Taupes. The formula of these are one of the best I've tried. They are so buttery, pigmented and easy to apply and work with. My favourite shade is Red Oaker, which is a warm, burnt Orange colour. The palette is so versatile and you can create anything from a matte day time look to something more dramatic for the evening.

This comes out every autumn. Just look at that shade. It's beautiful! The shade is Pomegranate Red, with a rusty shimmer to it. These Colour Tattoos are perfect when you are in a rush, just apply with a finger and go. Plus the lasting power is insane. They don't crease or smudge. Once they've set they last all day on me. I've not actually worn it for 24hrs but I reckon they probably would. 

If you've read my Colour Pop haul, you would have seen I fell totally in love with their Fall collection, which pretty much sums up autumn in the shades. Elixir is a warm Terracotta Brown that works really well as a crease / transition colour. And Paradox is a deep Burgundy colour; this works well in the outer v, crease and lower lash line. The Colour Pop formula is like nothing I've tried before. It's so difficult to describe, the best way is it's like a dry mousse. But they're really pigmented, blendable and long lasting. 


The shade Berry Amore is another shade I always dig out around this time of year. As the name suggests it's a Purple-y Berry colour with Gold shimmers running through it. This gives such a nice healthy glow to the cheeks. The formula is finely milled and easy to blend. 

Max Factor is not a brand I tend to gravitate towards, but this blush is not to be over looked. At £8.99 they're on the pricey end of the drugstore blush scale, but for good reason. They are brilliant. The shade Gorgeous Berries in particular is perfect for autumn. It's another Berry colour. The formula is so soft and applies evenly and lasts well. I highly recommend checking this out. 

This blush is another gem from the Colour Pop Fall collection. The shade  is a warm rusty Red colour with a pearlized finish. At first this did scare me, it is so pigmented, like an eyeshadow. But with a very light hand, this blends out and leaves the cheeks with a lovely flush of colour. The formula is the same mousse texture as their eyeshadows. I like to use my Real Techniques Stippling Brush to apply it. 

Sometimes bold lips and eyes call for something more subtle on the cheeks. And this offering from Stila is perfect for those days. The shade Peony is a Mauve nude colour, that would suit most skin tones and any makeup look. This is a cream formula, which is perfect for the cooler months when my skin becomes dryer and powder products just won't sit right. It being a cream doesn't mean it will move around or rub off, once this is on it doesn't budge on me.


Now lips are the fun part, I love a bold matte lip for autumn.

How could I do an autumn post and not include this? This has been a cult blogger autumn favourite for many years now. The super matte creamy, comfortable formula paired with the stunning Berry shade. What's not to love? And it's so cheap. If you're looking for an autumn lip colour at an affordable price, I highly recommend this shade. 

I'm not going to go into too much detail about the controversy surrounding Jeffree Star (I have a post about that coming soon) but I can't deny this liquid lipstick is amazing. The shade Androgyny is muted. The formula really is good to. It's super matte, but without being drying and so long lasting!

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip | $6 | POST

Another liquid lipstick comes in the form of another addition from the ColourPop Fall collection. The shade Calypso is a perfect dusky Rose nude colour. This is great for everyday wear. These aren't drying at all and have a satin finish, as the name would suggest. While, this isn't the most long lasting liquid lipstick I've ever tried the shade and comfortable formula make up for it.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick | £15 | POST

I'm completely smitten with the new Vice line. And my collection is slowly growing. This shade, Hitch-Hike, is a deep Rose colour. It's bold but not too bold at the same time. This shade is from the comfort matte line. I've tried a few from this line and I'm really impressed by them all. They are matte, creamy and opaque all while being so comfortable on the lips. This will be an autumn favourite.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick | £23

I have a love hate relationship with these lipsticks. They are so pretty but so expensive! The shade Bond Girl is a Plum-y Brown colour. That adds a bit of that autumn colour but without being too over the top. While I do really like the shade it's a bit on the sheer side for a £23 lipstick. I also find I have to really prep my lips or this is too drying. But all that aside this a great shade for autumn.

So theres a little round of some products that I'll be using throughout Autumn.

Have you tried any of these? What are you thoughts?

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Affordable Eyeshadow palettes | The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

I've found that drugstore / affordable palettes can be so hit and miss. The drugstores have come on tremendously in terms of eyeshadows over recent years. But there are a few that really aren't worth the money, not matter how cheap they are. So I thought I'd bring them to you in the form of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. I've kept this post purely to palettes that are under £10 or this post would have been ridiculously long. I do plan on doing a part 2 featuring Zoeva and brands of that price range. So let's get into it...

The Good (the really good)...

I own far too many Makeup Revolution palettes but this is my ultimate favourite. I actually prefer this to some of my high end palettes! This little palette has 16 shadows; ranging from some wearable neutrals to something a bit brighter and bolder. The formulation of the shadows is incredible. They are all super pigmented, long lasting, soft and easy to work with. The top row with the warm shades is my favourite. This is also a good dupe of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renascence palette (see this post for more details) - but Makeup Revolution brought this out first!! A brilliant affordable palette to some it up!

I Heart Makeup comes under the Tam Beauty umbrella which basically means it's Makeup Revolution. This is one of the newest affordable palettes in my collection. But one that is greatly loved none the less. This palette that looks like a bar of white chocolate housing a range of warm tones, and a few cool ones, shimmers and mattes. Nearly every shadow is really pigmented, and easy to work with and have good staying power. The only downside to this palette as with all Makeup Revolution palettes is it doesn't have the shade names written on the actual palette! But that aside this is a great affordable palette.

The Bad (the ok but not for me)...

I've found with affordable palettes I either love them or hate them. So this was a tricky category. I've found a few that would fit in here though, just purely because I don't reach for them. Please bare in mind that there is nothing wrong with these palettes I just have similar ones that I prefer...

I picked this up in a set with 2 other W7 palettes from TK Maxx. And to be honest I brought them because they were cheap. I think this palette is a dupe for the Naked 2 palette, I don't have that palette so can't be sure. But this palette is nice. It has a good mix of mattes and shimmers, that have good pigmentation. But I just don't reach for this. I have many other palettes that I like much more. If you don't have a lot of palettes and are looking for something similar to the Naked 2, then yeah this would be great. But for me it doesn't offer anything better than I already have.

I do really like this palette it has some really nice shades in it. The shimmers in the palette are really pigmented and soft. The mattes are pretty good too. But there isn't enough matte crease shades in this palette. There is a really pale one, that works well as a highlighter. Or a mid toned cool Brown, that isn't quite as pigmented as I would like. This palette needs some more warm mattes. So for that reason I don't reach for it!

This palette contains 8 powder shadows and 4 cream formulas. Which is a nice idea. But I haven't even used the cream shadows. The powder formulas are ok, they're nothing revolutionary and they're not terrible. Theres one shade in this palette I really like which is Baked Chestnut - it's a stunning bronze shade that is really pigmented and super soft. But the other shades just don't speak to me. They're all Pink toned, which is nice but they're just not my kind of shades. 

The Ugly (The Really bad)...

Barry M is a brand I really like, but I don't actually have anything from the brand I really love apart from Nail Polishes. I don't like this palette. The shadows look nice - they're all natural hues - but they don't perform well. The mattes are pigmented, but really powdery and give a lot of fall out. The shimmers aren't that pigmented, which is strange because the drugstores seem to do shimmers really well. But these lack pigmentation and they're really difficult to build up. The palette also houses a blush. Which I actually really like. But the majority of this palette is pretty pants.

I just realised this palette was a limited edition to Superdrug. So I don't think it's available, so I probably wouldn't of included this if I had realised - update, the palette is still available. But to some this up, it's rubbish. Like the other palette, the mattes are really pigmented, but powdery. The shimmers are more pigmented than the other palette, but a few are chuncky and contain a lot of glitter.

So there you have some the affordable palettes I love and not so love! I hope this was helpful. 

Have you tried any of these? What are you thoughts?

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Vampy, Easy Halloween Makeup

I love all the activities that autumn brings; Halloween, Bomb fire night, build up to Christmas, christmas activities. And with halloween only a couple of weeks away I thought I'd share a halloween makeup look. I'm not one for fancy dress and these amazing half skull tutorials that are all over Youtube at the minute; A) because my makeup skills are not that good and B) I just feel stupid. Wearing a pair of cat ears is probably as good as it's gonna get! But this year I do have a halloween party to go to so I thought I'd partake. I'm not doing anything too crazy, scary or that requires some form of makeup qualification. Just a dark, vampy look. Like an over the top autumnal look...

Lancome Tient Idole Cushion Foundation | £27 | POST

Any base will do which is why I haven't included primer and concealer. I'll be going for my normal everyday base. But for halloween I wanted something slightly more matte rather than glow-y. And this Lancome foundation is perfect for that. The finish is satin so it's the perfect inbetween for dehydrated skin. The coverage is medium (but build-able), to full. It covers pretty much anything. It stays put on me all day so it's great for parties, so I wont have to worry about my base.

Makeup Revolution Blush | £1

Normally I like a blush that adds a glow and something else to the cheeks. But I wanted this look to be all about the eyes and lips. So I will reaching for this offering from Makeup Revolution. The shade Treat is a really nice Peachy nude, that adds a subtle wash of colour to the cheeks without distracting from the rest of the makeup.

Makeup Geek Shadow Pans | £5.50

A deep Purple smokey eye is perfect for the halloween look. It adds that almost scary, dramatic look. I have a few MUG shades that are perfect:

Brownie Points - this is a muted Taupe colour that works well as a crease, transitional shade.

Toxic - This is a shimmery Purple colour. That works well all over the lid. I don't know why but there's something about these Purple colours that scream halloween to me.

Vintage - This is muted mid to dark Plumy Brown colour. I like to use this after Brownie Points to deepen the crease colour.

Americano - This a muted deep Brown colour. This works well in the outer V to smoke out the whole look and lower lash line.

All these shades are well pigmented and easy to work with. See this post for my full collection and swatches. 

Kat Von D Tattoo Liquid Liner | £16 | POST

I rarely do any makeup look with out winged liner so halloween will be no exception. I just love this Kat Von D liner. It's so Black and easy to create a wing or just to line the upper lash line. It lasts all day and night on me without smudging or anything. Making it a good choice for parties!

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kolh pencil | £3.99

For a really deep, vampy look lots of black liner is needed! This works so well in the lower water line and tight line. I tend to find most pencils in my water line wear off after and hour but not this. This is also really easy to smoke out.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara | £7.95

No makeup look is complete without a good few coats of mascara. I'm running out of different ways to describe this mascara; it's just the best in the drugstore! It gives amazing length and volume. But without being clumpy. It holds the curl all day, it's just brilliant.

Red Cherry Lashes | £3.99*

False eye lashes finish the look and add so much drama! I love these Red Cherry lashes in the style #523.  I'm not a big false lash wearer but these have really changed my mind. The band is thin, which means they're so easy to apply seamlessly. They're also really light. I got these from Which sell pretty much everything eye lash related. You can also get 10% of with the code LASH10.

MAC Stone | £15.50 | POST

Stone is the ultimate grungy lip shade. It's a cool Grey, Brown colour. It's so unique I haven't seen anything like this before. It's from the matte line, but it's still creamy, comfortable and long lasting. This is the perfect way to finish a halloween makeup look.

Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick | £6.99 | POST

For a more affordable option to Stone, a deep Wine colour is a great vampy alternative. Devine Wine is a stunning deep Wine colour. In a really creamy matte formula. The staying powder is incredible and it's so comfortable on the lips!

So theres some halloween makeup inspiration. What kind of halloween makeup will you be going for?

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ColourPop Haul

After seeing the lovely Sal from UmmBaby Beauty post her recently colourPop Haul on intagram, I knew I need a piece of the action. Especially with the release of their fall collection. Which has me written all over, warm burnt oranges and browns - whats not to love. So today I have wanted to show you what i got...

ColourPop Shadow Shock Zingara Quad | $18

I knew I wanted pretty much all the eye shadows from the collection so I went for the Zingara Quad. ColourPop shadows have a really unique formula. They're moussey but dry at the same. If you've tried ColourPop shadows before you'll know what I mean. The formula did take me a bit of time to get used to and find the best way to apply them. I like to use a synthetic, fluffy brush for crease shades and my finger for shades all over the lid. All the shadows really pack a punch in terms of pigmentation and blend so easily. The quad contains:

Paradox - a beautiful, cool toned Burgundy with a satin finish. I like to use this in the outer v and lower lash for definition.

Jinix - This is a really pale Gold with a pearlized finish. This is a stunning highlight shade or works well all over the lid.

Elixir - a warm toned Terracotta Brown. This is one of my favourite shades! It's a perfect crease colour.

Seeker - a warm, Red toned Brown with a matte finish. This again, works well in the crease, or outer v.

ColourPop Blush | $8

This blush stood out to me straight away. It's a warm rusty Red colour with a pearlized finish. Granted this does look scary in the pan but I've used it a few time and I really like this. You only need the tiniest amount. I found my Real Techniques Stippling brush is the best way to apply it. And I lightly dab it once in the product and I have a enough for a subtle wash of colour. The shimmer in it doesn't look too over the top on the cheeks either, it just gives a very subtle glow. The formula of this blush is the same moussey consistency of the eye shadows. It blends out really easily and lasts all day on me. I'm really impressed with this. I definitely want to try more blushes and their bronzers next.

Colour Ultra Satin Lip | $6

I think the Ultra Satin Lips are probably one of the most famous ColourPop products. So I thought I'd better try one. I went for the shade Calypso. Which is a nice dusky Pink, Mauve colour. The shade is perfect for everyday wear, although, it does lean a little more Purple on me. The formula is also really nice, I see why these get a lot of hype. They're really easy to apply and dry down to satin finish. I did notice that they do take a little longer to dry down than most liquid lipsticks, but they're not dry at all and so long lasting! I somehow accidentally managed to order two, which is a good thing because I can see this shade becoming a firm favourite.

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip | $6

I have tried these before and I really liked. So I picked another one in the shade Love Bug. Which is described as a rich terracotta. I love these kind of shades so it was a no brainer. I haven't actually had the chance to use this properly. But it does swatch a lot darker than it looks on the website. Either way I'm excited to give it a proper try.

Overall, I'm really happy with everything I got. I can feel another order coming on soon. I'm also still really baffled at how amazing their formulas are for the price! If only their shipping was as cheap!

Side note - I did get a customs charge on this order. Which, with the price of shipping actually makes the whole process a lot more expensive. I paid the Colourpop $25 shipping and the customs charge was £14, making it around £34 just to get it to the UK.  But the ColourPop formulas are so worth it! I have heard that it's still cheaper to use the 3rd part shipping companies, which I will do next time. For more information on that see this post. 

Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts?

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