Saturday, 22 October 2016

Sleek Matte Me Lipstick

The liquid lipstick craze has taken 2016 by storm, and as a lippie lover myself I simply had to get on board with this trend. A little while ago I purchased the Sleek Matte Me lipstick in Birthday Suit for just £4.99, which I thought was a pretty good price. Liquid lipsticks are so different from anything I've ever tried so here are my thoughts on it:


The novelty of liquid lipsticks is something that really intrigues me, since I love the idea of just painting on your lipstick! This lipstick is really quick to dry, which means it doesn't smudge easily. The only thing I will say about this formula is that it's pretty drying on the lips, so I'd advise wearing a lip balm underneath and you'll be good to go!

This is what the colour looks like on my skin tone


I've tried a couple of Matte Me lipsticks now, and the ones I've tried are all super pigmented. You seriously only need to apply one layer to get a full coverage. Which, for wearing liquid lipsticks, is a good think because applying more than one layer can give a cakey patchy effect. The colour really impressed me and Birthday Suit is the ideal "your lips but better" shade. I think I've finally found my perfect everyday colour. 

Lasting Power

Compared to other drugstore lipsticks I've tried, the lasting power of this particular product is nothing to boast about. I will admit that it survives eating and drinking with it on for the first hour or so. But after that it does begin to peel, and as I said before, reapplying liquid lipstick can sorta mess with the texture of the lipstick if you apply too many layers at once. 

Feel & Taste

In just a quick summary, I really like the feel and taste of this lipstick. I've tried some lipsticks that are really over-scented and this one isn't at all. And although I mentioned that this lipstick can leave your lips feeling kinda dry, they do feel velvety and smooth at the same time. Throughout the day I do find myself rubbing my lips together just because I like the finish of the lipstick. Is that really weird lol?!

Overall I would rate this lipstick a 7.5/10. The pigmentation of these lipsticks are absolutely gorgeous and I have already picked up a few more from this brand to build up my colour collection. However, the lasting power is a bit of a let down for me and I don't find myself reaching for this lipstick when I know I'll be going out for a long time. I would definitely recommend this lipstick though, just remember to always keep it in your makeup bag to reapply it after a little while ;)

Izzy K xxx

Monday, 17 October 2016

QuickMax Eyelash Growth Enhancer

Recently I've been trying the QuickMax eyelash growth enhancer by StyleLux. This serum retails for £49.00. To be honest I was skeptical about this product, since eyelash length is mostly genetic and I didn't really think there would be a magic product that could actually grow your lashes. So did this product work or not? Here's how I found it:

I thought the packaging was really cute. I'm a huge fan of gold because I feel like it makes the product look really classy and professional. The contents of the box is the actual eyelash enhancer and the instructions.

The application of this enhancer is fairly simple. The instructions say to simply apply this product like an everyday eyeliner in the evening, and then wash your face as normal in the morning. 

Before with 1 layer of mascara (only so my lashes showed up on camera)

After with 1 layer of mascara 
Btw I'm literally wetting myself looking at the selfies I took,
I'm so unphotogenic it's actually a joke lmao! 

I applied this every evening, and even after just 2 weeks I was able to see results. It was nothing major at first, but it definitely made a difference. The length had improved slightly, like before my natural lashes wouldn't show up over my eyeliner (if that makes sense) but you can see them peeping over the line. But for me the biggest difference wasn't the length, it was the thickness of my lashes. For the first time I actually feel like I have eyelashes, because the fullness has improved so much. When I pop my mascara on, I really like the look of them now. 

Would I say that this product was effective? Let's just say I haven't suddenly got meter long eyelashes, yet I have found myself reaching for my falsies a lot less over the last couple of months because I'm more confident in my natural lashes. Would I recommend this product? Since this is a pricey product, I would say if you do have the money to splash out then do, it's really helped me grow my eyelashes out. However, if you don't have this sort of money to be spending on anything that isn't essential, then well life goes on without long eyelashes. But overall I would rate this product a 7/10, and I'm glad I did give this product a go. Thanks for reading,

Izzy K xxx