lipstick swatches


I know I’m late posting about Kat Von D’s new Everlasting Liquid lipsticks. But I saw the swatch video on Facebook and then I started thinking about them.

The shades that appeal to me are: Lovecraft, Haze, Ludwig, Hawkwind, XO and Woolf. The downside is that they all have different launch dates, so they’ll come out in dribs and drabs. Hopefully I can get some of the shades I like when they are released.


16 NEW Kat Von D Everlasting Lipstick Shades

They are scheduled to be released in July.  There are three colors yet to be swatched on her Instagram. Bow N’ Arrow is a re-release.  It was discontinued when the product was reformulated. It was brought back for obvious reasons, it’s a gorgeous color!


Models Own are renown for their super cute nail polish stands, inhabited by an array colours that would put the biggest double rainbow to shame!
But the company is rapidly becoming known for much more than nail polish… Models Own have recently expanded and opened their first flagship store in Westfield Shopping Centre (Stratford, London) and filled it with a whole host of makeup products in a variety of stunning collections!! 
This week I received some of their latest products and they are simply amazing! 

Pictured above are 4 of their Luxestick lipsticks which come in 3 different finishes: 
Creamy Matte - available in 5 shades 
Velvet - available in 10 shades 
Matte - available in 10 shades

I have two lipsticks in a Matte finish (pictured left) and two in the Velvet finish (pictured right). 
Here are the swatches in both natural daylight and under mobile flash. You can see that the product stay true to the shade of the lipstick bullet even under the flash. Their staying power is fantastic and I had to use an oil-based remover to get them off my arm. 

Each Luxestick Lipstick retails at £7.99, but Models Own have an offer online and in-store during February where you can get a free Luxestick lipstick when you spend £10 or more. You just need to add the code LUXE10 at the checkout.

Next up are Models Owns ‘Colour Chrome Eyeshadow Kits’. When I popped in store a couple of weeks back the girls swatched these for me and I was absolutely blown away by the pigment pay-off! Much like the lipstick, I had to remove the swatches with an oil-based remover as they would not budge!

The kit comes with a little mixing tray, a primer liquid and the metallic eyeshadow. Again, 10 shades are available in this collection and I have 3 of them to show you. 
The consistency is very creamy and it glides on with ease using your finger or a brush. It’s a thick medium and a little goes a long, so you can use the primer to dilute the cream but I feel the thickness adds to the intense metallic pay-off.

I have swatched the eyeshadow straight from the pot on the left, and on the right I have mixed the eyeshadow with a tiny amount of the primer. If you use too much you get more of a wishy-washy pay-off so bare that in mind.
Personally, I don’t really see the point of the primer. There wasn’t any obviously contrast with and without the primer (unless you use too much) and it lasted just the same without.
I think it’s phenomenal all on it’s own! I will definitely be stocking more of these in my kit. 

Each Colour Chrome Kit retails at £14.99

The last three swatches I have to show you are from the MyShadow Cream Eyeshadow Collection. Once more there are 10 beautiful shades available in this range. 
Just to clarify incase you thought I had swatched the same shade twice, I happened to chose 2 almost identical eyeshadows from this assembly. I’m quite surprised by how similar they are, in my opinion I think one should have been a bit deeper or brighter in tone to differentiate the two. 

The MyShadow Cream Eyeshadows are less shiny than the Colour Chrome pots, but still have a gorgeous shimmery glow. The consistency is creamy with a smooth finish compare to the thick finish of the Chrome pots, and would go on the eyes best with your finger rather than using a brush. 

Each pot retails at £6.99

Overall, I am a massive fan of these products and I am excited by what Models Own have produced for us thus far! They have hit the floor running and I look forward to seeing AND trying more from them throughout 2017! 

Let me know if you have tried any of the Models Own makeup and what you think?



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GREEN Lipstick swatches
📌 Colourpop cosmetics in “Bunny”
📌 NYX cosmetics in “Risque”
📌 Jeffreestar cosmetics in “Mistletoe”
📌 Lipland cosmetics in “Poison Ivy”
📌 Limecrime makeup in “Serpentina”
📌 Makeup Monsters Cosmetics in “Juniper”
📌 @occmakeup-blog in “Blackboard”
📌 Colourpop cosmetics in “Crystal Ball”
📌 Colourpop cosmetics in “Dr. M”
📌 Bitebeauty in “Kale”
📌 Blackmoon cosmetics in “Myth”


Repost from @ellarie 💋
She used @ColourPopCosmetics Avenue #UltraMatteLip liquid lipstick and her Ellarie lippie pencil.
🎶 Trey Songz - Boss

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YSL Volupte Tint-In-Oil Review

WORTH THE HYPE: YSL Volupte Tint-In-Oil: I’d say that I have a confession to make, but by now you’ve probably already heard it. I am prone to seriously dry lips. Seriously dry. Many many years ago I had the displeasure of lips so dry they were flaking, peeling, cracking and even bleeding, resulting in a trip to the doctors’ office. Although my dry lip condition has since improved, I’m still prone to dryness… This is why I love lip oils.

One of the very first lip oils I tried was the YSL Volupté  Tint in Oil and it’s still one of my favourites to this day.

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