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So I’ve been trying red lipsticks all week for you. One that doesn’t disappear too soon or smudge all over your face and teeth and what did I learn? That there isn’t one that 100% doesn’t smudge but I found one very close to it. It will be my go to from now on.
Welcome to the colourful world of growing makeup brand – Kat Von D
Liquid Lipstick in the shade NOSFERATU
A liquid lipstick is exactly what it says it is. A lipstick that isn’t solid like most but a liquid that smoothy applies to your lips (depending which one you go for)
This red isn’t too bright and not too dark. A perfect red for Christmas nights out!
It lasts for hours on your lips and one application is more than enough, therefor it will last you a very long time. For me, its about quality. Not having to go out and buy a new lippy all the time so months, maybe years go by (depending how much you love your lippy) and your not spending your cash trying to find that perfect red lip that you can count on, because its safely stored at home already. This goes for any lip shade. It is a matte finish, but if you prefer a glossy finish, simply put some clear or red gloss on top and bingo! A glossy red lip. One thing that stood out to me was when I went to kiss my other half with this big red lip on (after a few french martinis) it didn’t transfer all over his face, just a little unlike most lipsticks that leave an imprint. The key to this is that the formula is so matte that it sticks to your lips and dries, leaving less chance of staining.
We can now buy many Kat Von D products from Debenhams website, not in stores yet in Scotland sadly but hopefully soon as she just opened a store in London 2 weeks ago and of course there are many other shades to choose from if red isn’t your cup of tea. It retails at £16 but is currently on offer on Debenhams website for 10% off, £14.40. You might be reading this saying ‘£14 for a lipstick’?! If you aren’t fussed about longevity then don’t worry, I found you a close enough dupe. It doesn’t last half as long on the lips but if your happy to carry a compact mirror and top up on the go then this will suit you just fine.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in shade – MADRID
As stated it is a matte finish. What’s the difference? It is creamier on your lips but does not last very long. The pigment and quality is no where near the same. Like many things in life this is very much a ‘get what you pay for’. If you eat or drink it’ll come off pretty fast but if your on a budget it’ll still look gorgeous. Just top it up so your lips aren’t bare or patchy. The other difference is of course, the price. £5.50. A fantastic price but in my opinion, doesn’t even come close to the quality and longevity of Kat Von D. You’ll use more of it, therefor it’ll run out much faster and there you are again, back at the beauty counter handing out another £5.50.
Another brand that is also top notch and producing beautiful liquid lipsticks is Huda Beauty. An american makeup artist who now has liquid lipsticks, lashes and a new eyeshadow palette. Her liquid lipsticks are £18. The shades are stunning. I have a good 5 or 6 of these now as they last so long. If you fancy a little look click here where there is also a terrific video showcasing the colours and how to apply, which can be used for any brand. You can purchase the NYX Liquid lip cream at most Boots stores now or online here. I’ll be chatting more about liquid lips down the line. Another winner is MAC Russian Red or Ruby Woo, again a matte finish retailing at £15.50. You can view or buy these here. Rimmel have also just launched an entire new lipstick collection so if you try these please let us know what you think? They are available in Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Boots and more.
You might be thinking that I don’t mind spending my money trying and testing different lipsticks because I love makeup so much but your wrong. No one likes to flush their money away on a product that doesn’t do the job. I’d rather have kept the money and gone out! I have simply learned the hard way that it is worth paying extra for one that I won’t have to replace for a long time.
Comment below and tell me if you have a favourite red lipstick? Why do you love it so much? How long does it last? Then maybe it will help someone else find their red lipstick. Let me know if you purchase any of the above and give your Straight Talk review.
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I contacted an up ‘n’ coming makeup brush brand from Edinburgh that is doing extremely well and asked if my readers could receive a discount for any of the brushes on their website. They generously sent me the brush set to try out all this week to then give you my Straight Talk review. I listened to many, many women who said they have brushes but they are old, they can’t afford lots of different brushes or they aren’t very good quality. I’ll be trying out the full face brush set as it has every single brush you need, high quality with a massive saving that should last you years if you look after them and I’ll tell you how. I am exciting to try these out for you, give my honest opinion if they are worth the money and hopefully you’ll be set in the brush department and have a flawless application. Who and what is this new brand I’m talking about?
Tune in next week to see…
Have a great week everyone. Don’t forget to put your lippy on! Natalie Grace. x