Maybelline Gigi Hadid Lipsticks | Taura and Austyn | Review and Swatches

The Maybelline collaboration with Gigi Hadid was highly anticipated in the drugstore beauty world but unfortunately received mixed reviews. After watching many YouTube reviews and reading others, I decided to just try out the lipsticks. I chose a nude and a classic red – Taura and Austyn. 

Left – Austyn, Right – Taura

Taura is a classic nude lipstick, I would describe it as a ‘my lips but better shade’. Probably a bit more subtle than I wanted, but is nice for ‘no makeup’ looks and easy days. The formula itself is very nourishing and doesn’t dry out my lips at all. It’s described as a matte, but I’d say it’s a semi-matte. 

Taura

Although this lipstick is nourishing and quite pretty, for £8.99 it is a bit of a disappointment. It is not very long wearing at all and comes off as soon as you drink/eat/kiss. I’m so sad about this! 

Taura on the lips
Now, Austyn on the other hand is a lovely little lipstick. It is a bright, bold red with great pigment and much better staying power than Taura. It too is nourishing which I need in these cold months. 

Austyn

The red is super bright. I love the undertones of orange  which make it a true festive red. 

Austyn on the lips

Both these lipsticks are available as lip kits and also with matching lip liner pencils. You can purchase them in Boots and Superdrug for £8.99. 

Kerry x

Makeup Revolution Renaissance Palette Night | Review, Tutorial and Swatches

Makeup Revolution released the beautiful Renaissance palettes last week, including this Night version, a Day one and a glow palette. The Day palette contains all matte shades and the Night one a mixture of one matte and four shimmer shades. 

This palette came beautifully packaged in a gorgeous black box with rose gold decoration. The palette was inside a gorgeously soft pouch inside the box, which adds an extra element of luxury. The palette itself has a matte black case and a beautiful rose gold clasp, which I’ve never seen on a palette before. 

Inside the case lid is a mirror – I love Makeup Revolution for this – and a double-ended brush. The shades themselves are beautiful. The matte colour is a white, perfect for highlighting the brow bone, as I did today. The pink and bronze tones are intensely shimmery and pigmented. The final two shades have reflective glitters in them and are stunning. 

 

I created an eye look today using a majority of the shades in the palette – 

  • Use the matte white to highlight the centre of the brow bone 
  • The lighter brown on the outer V and slightly into the crease, also along the lower lash line 
  • The copper tone over the rest of the lid and along the inner part of the lower lash line
  • The light pink on inner corners as a highlight 

The shades in the palette are very easy to work with and blend. I experienced little to no fall out. The shadows are of a very high quality. 

Overall, I’m very pleased with this palette. The packaging is stunning and compact enough to travel with. I also think this palette would make a brilliant gift. 

To buy yours for just £8, visit TAM Beauty here

Kerry x

Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit in Echelon

There’s a lot of hype online about these lip kits, they’re said to rival the Kylie ones for a fraction of the price. I can only dream of owning official Kylie Cosmetics – they’re pricey, shipping tax is ridiculous and so is the wait for them. If I can find a decent dupe though, well then I’m happy. I have here the Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit in the shade Echelon.

There are eight matte shades available currently – Echelon, Noble, Reign, Grandee, Royal, Regal, Glory and Magnificent.

Inside the sophisticated looking box you get a lip liner pencil and the liquid lipstick. The lipstick has a doe foot applicator – definitely my preferred applicator.

The liner pencil can be sharpened easily when it wears down. Just use a sharpener which is designed for makeup pencils.  It’s also handy to pop in a small bag to top up your lip colour on the go.

The liner pencil is beautifully creamy and glides onto the lips with ease. It does wear down quite quickly, but as mentioned earlier, it’s easy to sharpen.

Left – Liquid Lipstick ~ Right – Lip Liner

I used the pencil to line my lips only for this post. But today when I wore the product again I used it all over my lips and found the product stayed on very well because of this.

Here’s how the product looks on the lips – love it! –

These lip kits are an amazing £6. You can buy them in some Superdrug stores and online at TAM Beauty here. If you want the same shade as me, click here!

Overall, I’m pretty chuffed with this kit. I really want to try some more shades as there are some gorgeous ones in the full range.

To be honest, I just adore anything Makeup Revolution do at the moment!

Kerry x

Primark Beauty Haul – Part 2 ~ PS… Velvet Matte Lipstick Crayon in Mushroom

Welcome to part 2 of my Primark Beauty Haul. You can find part 1 here if you didn’t see it on Saturday. Today we’re focusing on the PS… Velvet Matte Lipstick Crayon in the shade ‘Mushroom’.

As is my usual style, I opted for a nude shade. I absolutely loved the swatch I did in store. I also really like the crayon applicator; a far cry from my usual liquid matte lipsticks.

It’s a mauve/taupe colour which I find stunning. It really is the colour of the moment and is quickly becoming a classic lip colour. The shade really reminds me of my favourite Mac colour ‘Brave’, which I purchased a couple of years ago when Kylie Jenner and her iconic lips first appeared on the scene. 

As is always the way, the colour looks so different on my lips! Do you guys ever have this issue? A colour will look perfect on my hand, but once on my lips, it totally changes! I suppose it depends on your actual lip colour to start with. Saying that, I still love how it looks on. 

The lipstick has a soft and moisturising consistency and glides on easily. The crayon means you can take your time with precision application. It didn’t dry my lips during the day and it had pretty good staying power. I did top it up after eating my lunch, but that’s because I wanted it to look nice for our guests this evening! 

Overall, I’m happy with this particular Primark purchase. The nail varnishes impressed me also – Primark, you’re on a roll!

Kerry x

How to: The Perfect Nude Ombré Lips Using NYX Lip Lingerie and Barry M Lip Liner

I was excited to give nude ombre lips a go as I have a nice little collection of nude matte lipsticks now. (I also have ombre hair and want to match my lips to it – so cool!) 

For this look I used:

  • Barry M Lip Liner – 17 Blush 
  • NYX Lip Lingerie – Bedtime Flirt 
  • NYX Lip Lingerie – Push-Up 

The key to achieving this look is to blend, blend, blend! At each stage, gently rub your lips together to blend the colours together, eliminating any harsh lines for a more natural look. 
I began by lightly brushing some of my foundation over my lips for a smoother base to work with. 

Next I lined my lips with Barry M Lip Liner in 17 Blush. I then filled it in slightly. 

I next applied the lighter colour of NYX Lip Lingerie in Bedtime Flirt to the inner parts of my lips. You can already see the ombre beginning to take shape! Remember to blend now

The final step is to apply NYX Lip Lingerie in Push-Up to the centre of the lips and blend again. Here’s what it looks like when complete – 

What do you think of the ombre Lip trend? Have you had a go before and do you have a photo to share? 

Kerry x

Too Faced Totally Cute Palette – Look 1

Hi guys!
So today I filmed a Get Ready with Me video for the Too Faced Totally Cute eyeshadow palette. Wow, that was an insight! I now know that I pull some funny faces when applying make up!

Here it is – laugh along, I don’t mind! –

For the look I used –

Unicorn – whole eyelid and brow bone

I ❤️ TF – in the crease

Meow! – As an eyeliner under the eye and on the outer top lash line

And here’s the completed look – 


So, what do you think? Look 2 coming soon!

Kerry x

Beauty Product Review – Models Own ~ Dare to Bare

This week Models Own released their Dare to Bare collection. It contains nude lipsticks and hyper gel nail polishes, an eyeshadow palette and a finishing powder. I ordered myself the palette and a nail polish. They arrived in the gorgeous box you can see above in the featured image and wrapped in the coolest tissue paper! If you want to buy any of the items, click the names of the products and it’ll take you straight to the website. 

Dare to Bare Hyper Gel 

I got the shade ‘Suede’ which has a gorgeous pinky tint to it. The polish is known as a Hyper Gel and claims to have the effect of a gel polish. It does look super shiny on my nails and was very easy to apply. It has a good shaped brush and you could definitely get away with just one layer of the product. There are five shades in total to choose from in this range. I had a nightmare trying to pick just one! 

Dare to Bare Eyeshadow Palette 

Just look at this beautiful packaging! 

The box itself is gorgeous, but then take a look at the outside casing of the palette! 

Here are the shades in the palette – 

They are all matte and beautifully subtle. I wasn’t sure if be a fan as I love a good, dramatic eye look, but these really impressed me. I decided to team them up with a red lipstick for a real statement. I like to wear pinky and brown tones as they work well with my blue eyes. Here’s the completed look – 

The shades I wore for this look were – 

Nude – all over the lid and brow bone

Stripped – inner corner of eye

Skin – outer half of eyelid

Intuition – in the crease 

Raw – outer and lower lash line (as a liner) 

What do you think of the new Models Own Dare to Bare collection?  

Let me know in the comments if you’d like to know any of the other products I’m wearing on my face and also what you thought of this post! 

Kerry x

Beauty Product Review – SEVENTEEN Mega Matte Lipsticks (Part 2)

Welcome to part 2 of my review of the SEVENTEEN Mega Matte Lipsticks. These lipsticks are currently on offer in Boots stores and online at £3.49. The colours I will be reviewing today are – 

Violet Summer

This is my favourite of the three colours today. It’s such a rich, beautiful colour which went on my lips easily. You don’t need too much of this product either as it’s very pigmented. 

I wore this lipstick on the weekend, when I visited my family, with my beautiful daisy print Pretty Little Poppet playsuit. It was the perfect summer combination! 

The Coral of the Story

This is a very cute colour. It’s the kind of colour I would wear on a daily basis as I love pinks. I will also be pairing this with one of the looks from the Too Faced Totally Cute palette, so keep your eyes peeled for that post! 

I think it would go perfectly with my fun H&M dinosaur sweatshirt and some casual jeans for a laid back look. 

Nude News

This is a lovely, subtle colour. It has a hint of pink and is very close to my original lip colour. 

I wore this shade yesterday and here’s the completed look. I went for green tones on my eyes using the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette and a subtle shimmer on my cheeks using the Natural Collection Highlighting Stick (see my previous review). 

For my outfit, I decided to mix patterns with my stripey, unicorn embroidered H&M t-shirt and my toadstool print Cath Kidston skirt. I feel the lipstick colour really makes the unicorn colours pop – can you see what I mean? 

Thank you once again for reading my review of these lovely lipsticks. They’re definitely worth every penny as they are available in many gorgeous colours and have excellent staying power. 

Have you purchased any? Are there any other products you recommend by SEVENTEEN? 

Kerry x

Beauty Product Review – e.l.f Day to Night Lipstick Duo in Graphic Minimalist

This new lipstick duo is just fabulous! I love the whole concept of one neutral colour for the day time and a bolder colour for the night – all in one product! I purchased the shade ‘Graphic Minimalist’ which was designed by a pair of my favourite YouTubers Tracy and Stef of EleventhGorgeous. 

I especially love this daytime shade as I’m really enjoying the nude colours for lips at the moment. 

The night time shade will be perfect for my first wedding anniversary celebrations this weekend. Win!

You can purchase the lipstick duo on the e.l.f website here.

Do you own any e.l.f products? What would you recommend?

Kerry x