Huda Beauty: Liquid Matte Lipsticks Review

Hello everybody,

These lipsticks have definitely been taking over the internet hype for a while now. Are you all ready to take Huda Liquid Mattes’ to test?

KEEP ON READING…

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L’Oréal Paris: Gold Obsession Collection Review (5 min read)

Hi guys!

Firstly, are you all caught up with my latest posts?

  1. DREAM OF FLAWLESS EYELASHES? LADY BURGUNDY AND I GOT YOU GIRL! (5 min read)
  2. DISCOUNT CODE: LADY BURGUNDY (EYELASHES & BEAUTY) (1 min read)
  3. KYLIE JENNER LIQUID LIPSTICKS: THREE DRUGSTORE DUPES (5 min read)

Cool, now get back to this one 🙂

Lately i became addicted to L’oréal Paris make-up after i realised how high quality it is … plus it has such an affordable price! Two main retailers in the UK that sell this brand are Boots and Superdrug for anyone wondering. My main advice is that sometimes Boots has different products out to Superdrug, so to make the most by visiting both!

Gold Obsession is their latest collection launched at beginning of October as far as i’m aware. I really hope that i manage to grab all the remaining cosmetics in this range, you’ll soon see why i’m so obsessed! Although there is one product i’m very disappointed in…

Enjoy xox


Lets start with two lipsticks. Is there ever a time when i don’t buy a new lip? I don’t think so! I picked out these two shades for now.

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The packaging is very pretty – goes with the theme perfectly and in fact, they are divided into two categories – all gold for the base colour and gold&black ombre for creating a little twist to your look. £6.99 each. Click here to buy the gold or here to buy the red.

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The shades i picked up were 228 VIP (matte) and Pure Gold.

228 is the perfect matte red for a classic look, very sophisticated and build able. It’s also the first ever red lipstick to add to my collection – it was always a colour i thought i can’t rock but i’m giving it a go!

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Pure Gold is self-explanatory, it’s a gold, sparkly shade that i had never come across before! I’m in love, once i wore it to work and majority of my customers complemented the look!

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I feel that autumn is the one time of the year when you can full on play around with your make-up the most.

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And here are some swatches! On the top you can see 228 (very, very pigmented), Pure Gold in the middle (that needs a few layers before you can build up the intensity) and the two shades mixed together in the heart.


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Of course, lets not forget about a lip liner. Lip liner is so important when applying darker lipsticks and every line has to be neat. I saw this one being recommended beside the lipsticks and i was intrigued to see that it’s clear?!

Sounds confusing, but it is fantastic – once you neatly line your lips, magically the lipstick you go on to apply will glide on in the shape you created. How? It states that it is a contour perfector and a colour blocker. It solves the issue of buying many liners for different lip shades, this one does it all! You need to check it out. £3.99, click here to buy it.


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Highlighter … yes, if i could i would apply this daily all over my face and become a glow goddess. However, this trend has not gotten here yet so lets get on with the review haha!

I always look to find a good drugstore highlighter, so when i saw this limited edition one i was over the moon.

It says that it’s a powder highlighter but it does not apply with a fan brush. When i swatched it, i realised that it had a wet feel to it, almost like a dense paste, really weird consistency considering the fact it says “Powder”. I then tried out applying the product with my fingers and it is the most pigmented highlighter i have ever seen! Usually £6.99 but it’s on an offer for only £4.99, click here to buy.

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I have been hard core dedicated to my ABH Brow Pomade, so picking this Brow Artist Shaper Pencil myst have been an impulsive decision while shopping. Oh, it’s in the shade 03 Brunette; with a wax side and a pigment side also as a little brush. I’m not a major fan of brow pencils, because of how sharp the brows turn out, but i think that i will use this to draw precise hair like lines in any additional sparse areas of my brows after shading them in. £4.99, click here to buy.


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Lastly, the product which i’m most disappointed with. I never give negative reviews to products but i actually have nothing nice to say about it. It let me down as i wanted to love it!

It is the Super Liner Ultra Precision Eyeliner in Gold. The whole idea is to have the intensity of a classic black eyeliner with a shimmer of gold coming through. However, when i wanted to create a look with it, no colour would apply on my eyelids! All that would show was some shimmer of gold and very faded black after various attempts of application. Not a good look.  Then i decided to see if maybe the colour will apply on my hand, still with no luck.

As a final trial i drew some lines on paper – the top line was with a single coat, as you can see it fades so soon. Second line shows you 7 applications – the colour only just showed up.  I think that this product is store exclusive to Superdrug as i cannot find a link to it! It was around £4.99.

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I have no idea whether i maybe just picked up a faulty liner, or if it’s like that to everyone?


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And here is an overview of all the products from this review.


I hope you enjoyed reading this post!

Do you use any of these products? What is your opinion of them? Alternatively, are you considering giving any of these products a go?

I would love to find out in the comment section!

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Love, K.

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Discount Code: Lady Burgundy (Eyelashes & Beauty) (1 min read)

Hey!

Just a quick update – i now have the promised 10% discount code for you at Lady Burgundy.

I recently made a post reviewing some of their handcrafted 3D silk eyelashes, if you want to read it again click here.

But the magic doesn’t end there, Lady Burgundy is launching some new eyelash styles and lip products real soon!

To get the 10% discount simply enter KAROLINAARII while at the checkout.

SHOP LADY BURGUNDY HERE NOW. (don’t put it off, if you like what you see … buy it!)

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*Credit for this photo goes to Lady Burgundy’s Instagram page.*


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I wanted to say a massive thank you for following my blog and allowing such opportunities to take place. I hope that you like all my collaborations and find them interesting!

Also, i just made a new Facebook Like Page for regular updates of Vintage Guru Blog. Please give it a wee like, click here xox

Have you had a look at Lady Burgundy’s website? What are your favourite products?


Love, K.

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Kylie Jenner Liquid Lipsticks: Three Drugstore Dupes (5 min read)

Hey!

Back on track with my posts woop! Stay tuned to a new one every Wednesday 🙂

Personally, i am mega obsessed with all things Kylie Jenner and once she launched her beauty collection i freaked out. However, since i live in the UK it is hard to get my hands on her products. The shipping takes a long time and majority of time they are all sold out. I took on the challenge to find three Kylie Jenner liquid lipstick dupes!

I believe that they are almost spot on to the real ones, to see swatches and get all the details … carry on reading 🙂


I took a trip to some big Superdrug and Boot stores, and i was so pleased wth what i found. It took a lot of swatching and getting products all over my clothes haha!

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Candy K ($29 / £24)

The first dupe we will look at is the Candy K shade – one of the most desired shades in her whole collection. It is a gorgeous matte, deep, darker pink (apologies, i have no idea how to describe colours) and i have found a similar shade by NYX Cosmetics.

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The NYX Liquid Suede Cream Liquid Lipstick in the shade Soft Spoken (04) is like a twin to Candy K.

Buy this dupe here.


True Brown K ($29 / £24)

It’s easy to say that Kylie herself began the brown lip trend. True Brown K became so easy to find a dupe for – once again NYX Cosmetics have this covered.

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The NYX Liquid Suede Cream Liquid Lipstick in the shade Club Hopper (22) is what you need to achieve the True Brown K look.

Buy this dupe here.


KyMajesty ($29 / £24)

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This one is quite tricky to imitate by other liquid lipsticks. This one i have is also by NYX Cosmetics; a matte version, that you would need to add some glitter to in order to create the metalic look.

The NYX Liquid Lipstick Suede Cream Liquid Lipstick in the shade Foul Mouth (18) – it’s more of  a base to achieve KyMajesty.

Buy this dupe here.


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Here are swatches of the three shades after application & while wet. Starting from the top we have shade Foul Mouth 18 (KyMajesty), Soft Spoken 04 (Candy K) and lastly  Club Hopper 22 (True Brown K).

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… and here you can see what they look like nearly dry!


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Now lets talk about their application,texture, durability, scent and price!

The application is smooth and the wands are specifically narrow in order for you to fill in your lips without a major fail.

Once you apply the formula all over your lips, it takes around 6 minutes for it to perfectly dry. It is very smudge proof which i’m so impressed with. In the course of one day i had various coffee’s, ate some meals and the colour was still on my lips!

The scent is not its strongest point – if anything it smells like a glue stick or some face paint. But this is not a major disadvantage – who will ever smell your lips?!

Lastly,  price – it is so amazing. ONLY £6.50 at Boots.

If i bought all three Kylie Jenner liquid lipsticks i would pay £87 but instead i have just paid £19.50. I saved £67.50 and am happy with what i got!


Thanks for reading! Let me know in the comment section below if you are a happy owner of the Kylie Jenner lip kits? Alternatively, are you now tempted to try out my three dupes for her shades?

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**photo credits go to Kylie Cosmetics Website**


Love, K.

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