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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Estée Lauder Bois De Rose Lipstick - Review

 I got this as part of a little Estée Lauder gift set and I think it's just such a romantic shade. I think the thing I love most about it is the texture, it is sooo creamy but still so pigmented. The colour is a lovely wearable dark pearly rose which isn't TOO pink (I'm not a huge fan of pink).

When I saw this, I thought it would be one of those items I'd pass on to my mother as it looked a little mature for me but I tried it on and was pleasantly surprised! It was dark and bold enough to give me a different look but not so bold that I can't wear it everyday. Having said that, I'm yet to sport it to work, I might try a light layer one morning :).

Overall I give it 8/10, it's not a colour I would usually go for (that's just me ignoring anything too pink looking) but it is a pleasant surprise, it's a really good quality lipstick and is a nice thick, creamy texture so you won't really need any gloss or balm with it.

MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick - Review

 After stumbling across a random review on this, it looked like a gorgeous nude everyday colour, and it is! I went into MAC one day for a new blush and thought I'd try this out. I've always loved nudes, my latest everyday nude is from Bodyshop, it's the colourglide in '42' which is a lovely sheer-ish nudey peachy pink!

This however is more pigmented and when I first tried it on in MAC, came out much bolder than I'd expected. It's quite matte and so it made my dry chapped winter lips look awful, but the lady told me to swipe on another layer as I kept rubbing it off and voila! It smells gorgeous too, I went to pay for it and could smell faint vanilla, then I realised it was my lips, yay!

About 2ish swipes
I really do love this now, I wear a thin layer of Carmex underneath for moisture then put a few swipes of this on and it's a gorgeous everyday colour. I get weary of nudes washing out my complexion out and thought this would do that as other NC42's found it looked grey on them, but with just the right amount (you have to be careful not to put too much as it is very pigmented) it looks glamorous! At the moment I wear it everyday, but I'd also pair this with really smokey eyes for a night out.

Overall I give this 9/10 it WOULD be nice if it was a little creamier but that might compromise the pigmentation sooo I'm happy with it.