Sheer Matte Lipstick – it’s a thing!

Estee Lauder's Pure Color Envy Lipsticks come in loads of shades, and loads of formats including SHEER MATTES. Yep, a sheer matte. Seems a bit of a contradiction, right? But, actually, much to my surprise, it works. That's not to say I love it - but that's more because I don't love a sheer lipstick, nothing to do with the matte aspect. But, as far as sheer lipsticks go, matte is definitely the way for me. It's hard to explain the coverage … [Read more...]

New Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-In-Stick Shades

Nothing cheers you up better than a new lipstick , right? It's actually a fact, that in hard times, sales of lippy go up. It's a fast, easy, and relatively cheap way to update your look, and in the summer, I like to move to a more sheer lipstick when I'm on holiday, during the day at least. YSL's Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick is a sheer-ish lippy,and I love them. There are 12 new shades to add to the 18 original colours, and they're … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder Pure Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick

Spring summer beauty means sheer lips, agreed? There seems to be a sort of unwritten rule somewhere that when the sun comes out (even just a wee bit) we should all forgo our matte lipsticks for something sheer. I'm not buying that as a 'must-do' beauty rule, written or not. I love a good matte too much. But, sometimes a wee bit of sheer lipstick is all you might need, and Estee Lauder's new Pure Colour Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick (£25), which … [Read more...]

New lipsticks from Tom Ford

Anything new from Tom Ford sparks my interest - what a gorgeous beauty brand he has! The latest launch, in time for Valentine's Day (yes, it's on its way!), is the new Tom Ford Lip Color Shine - a range of new lipsticks, whcih are semi-transparent, with a high-shine.  “Lips are a woman’s most alluring and sensual feature. Luminous, semitransparent lip colour is seductive in a very kissable way”, says Tom Ford. The lovely Lip Color Shine … [Read more...]