MAC’s new Metallic and Holographic Lips

There are two new lip tends for this season - holographic and metallic. Trust me, you heard it here first, you will be wearing both or either of these come February/March! I've tried both MAC's new offerings, and I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the Grand Illusion Glossy Liquid Lip Colour Holographic shine (£18). The name doesn't trip off the tongue, but the product itself is fun and if you like a high shine lip, then this is … [Read more...]

Clinique’s new Powder Matte Lipsticks

This is a new one - a lipstick which is a powder! Well done Clinique on another innovative launch.  The Clinique Pop Lip Shadow Cushion Matte Lip Powder is a whole new way to wear matte - and we are ALL wearing matte! The backstage beauty hack you may know of is, to create a really velvet-like matte lip look, makeup artists often dab a spot of pressed powder on top of lipstick. Inspired by this pro trick, Clinique created their latest lip … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown’s Crushed Lip Colour

Are you over matte lipstick? Maybe even just a little bit? I have to admit I love it. But I bought yet another tube of Smashbox Always On in Bang Bang red the other week, and, as the weather turned, my mouth just didn't feel so great. All matte lipstick is drying. And whilst the new mattes - liquid and stick form - do have all sorts of ingredients in them to stop them being as dry as the mattes I recall from my youth, they just aren't nourishing … [Read more...]

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigments

MORE MATTE LIQUID LIPS! They are everywhere this season. This is the AW of the matte lip - and if it's liquid, even better. This NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment is very liquid - so much so it almost drips off the applicator. So, this stuff is infused with something NARS are calling 'Fluid Pigment Complex', giving the a super-saturated liquid pigment. I have to say they feel NOTHING like a matte lip. They are excellent - they last a long time, you … [Read more...]

Barry M Matte Me Up Metallic Mattes

OOH, these are a wee bit different now, aren't they? Barry M's latest matte lip venture is of the metallic variety! The Matte Me Up Lip Kits come in three shades, and each one has a lip pencil and a liquid matte lipstick. These are fun, and perfect for the summer. The matte look could be a wee bit harsh for sultry summer nights, but if it's metallic ... It’s no secret…metallics have finally landed. Whether you’re after full lip coverage or … [Read more...]

Lancome’s Matte Shaker Lips

Lancome's new Matte Shaker lips promise SO much - but, for me,  I'm not sure they fully deliver. I love a matte lip. Matte lips have been THE big trend in lipstick for a while now, and there are some seriously great mattes out there. Most recently, I have become addicted to Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Bang Bang. It is an amazing red. It goes on easily, and then dries matte very quickly, doesn't dry too much, and stays on! One … [Read more...]

Lipstick Queen Famous Last Words Liquid Lips

This is Poppy King's Lipstick Queen's first ever liquid lip - yep, I was surprised too. Liquid lips that set to matte are everywhere, and at this moment in time I am particularly in love with the Smashbox Always On version - see this post. The Lipstick Queen collection is called Famous Last Words - and the colour names will tell you why.   So, I was sent See Ya  - Nude - to try, and, obviously, that's not my favourite colour at … [Read more...]

Illamasqua’s Antimatter Lipsticks

It's fair to say that one of the big beauty trends of 2016 was matte lipstick. Illamasqua is taking us into 2017 by bucking that trend - slightly - with the launch of their AntiMatter Lipstick. This new lipstick range is a semi-matte range, in 16 fabulous new shades. There are also key shades in the range that can change other colours into softer, or deeper hues. The lipstick finish is a matte, yet creamy finish, a bit of a beauty … [Read more...]

Autumn garden shades of beauty

Autumn is surely the prettiest month, colour-wise. All those gorgeous browns, reds, and berry shades, and the last of the greens, as the plants and trees change and shed their leaves. So, I decided to take some of those autumn colours in make-up form and shoot them in an autumn garden. Gorgeous greens, beautiful berries, brilliant browns,and ooh...orange! These shades are perfect for autumn makeup, and berry and brown lips are bang on trend … [Read more...]

More Matte Lips – this time from Clinique

Matte is DEFINITELY the new black, to use fashion parlance in the beauty world! Matte liptick is everywhere, and everyone has one. Last week we looked at Boots SEVENTEEN's new mattes, this week it's the turn of Clinique. Clinique's new mattes are in lipstick and liquid form. So, there's the Clinique Pop Matte Matte Lip Color + Primer (£16), and the Clinique Pop Liquid Matte Lip Color + Primer (£20). The former is the lipstick format, and … [Read more...]