Sunday, 28 February 2016

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker review

Big lips never seem to go out of fashion. When I was at school it was all about Angelina Jolie and now it's Kylie Jenner, but wherever you look, big lips are in. Now if you're like me and do not want to take the cosmetic surgery route to enhance your pout you may be open to trying makeup to give you a boost.
I've heard good things about Soap & Glory plumping glosses from a number of  YouTubers and so I thought I'd see for myself. I popped into Boots and went for the shade "Nudestar". I swatched it on my hand in store and it looked like a subtle nudey brown shimmer. It cost £7 which is a gamble for me on a gloss I was unsure on, but I'd heard great things so went with it.

The before pictures are on the left where I have nothing on my lips. The after pictures on the right are about 10 minutes after applying the gloss. 

After application my lips do go extremely tingly and feel cold like I've had something really minty on them. But I just can't notice any difference in their size. It feels like it's working because it tingles a lot, but my before and after look the same.

I am really disappointed with the so called sexy mother pucker as it has done nothing to cause any pucker for me! 

Have you tried these glosses? What did you think?

Sunday, 14 February 2016

LA Splash liquid lipsticks review

LA Splash is an American brand I discovered through watching one of Hollie Wakehan's makeup YouTube videos. I now love them! Luckily you can buy them in the UK. 

They are the first liquid lippys I've tried and they are great. Both the colours I picked are gorgeous and they last for hours. I think they'd look great on any skin tone. They are also cruelty free and suitable for vegans. I have heard people compare them to Lime Crime, which I believe is quite the complement. 

The first is Nymphaea (AKA nymphodora). It is a pinky/red/mauve perfect for autumn/winter and it makes my teeth look so white. Also great for glamming up your makeup when going out in the evening.

The second shade is "Charmed" which is quite a cool toned nude. It's great for every day wear and with its staying power I still have it on at the end of my working day.

The daupher applicators make them easy to apply. You use the pointed part on the end to line the lips then the flat part to fill. I say pointed part, but it's a daupher, so not really THAT pointed - you need a steady hand. You also need to be careful not to over-apply as, the charmed in particular can end up looking quite cakey if you aren't careful. 

But overall, I am a fan and I will be purchasing some more colours in the near future. 

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