The Most Versatile Palette!

I just have to write about the Morphe 35B palette! Lockdown has given me lots of time to play around with colours and styles I wouldn’t usually go for and I have found that this palette has the biggest range of looks!

This palette allows for real creativity with the range of colours and although it looks a little bright which might scare some people, you can actually create some neutral looks too! It’s so versatile that I actually use the pinks for blush too!

As for the actual shadows, the pigment is just perfect. The colour once applied really matches what you see in the palette. There is a bit of fallout when you pick the product on the brush but once it’s applied there is no fallout onto the skin which is perfect. The shimmers aren’t the most creamy and so it’s best to apply with your finger and don’t expect anything too glittery but I think that’s okay because the palette is already enough on it’s own to create some stand out looks!

I really do recommend this palette for anyone looking to branch out into more creative looks because it’s so easy to use and there are so many tutorials online for 35b looks. I also think the price point is great as £24 for 35 colours is such a bargain especially when there are an endless amount of looks to create.

LJL Rating: 9/10

The Natural Lip Look

Why hello! Today I thought it’s worth talking about how I’m really enjoying a natural lip look lately. So usually I’m the lip liner and stand out matte colour girl but I don’t always have time for this and it’s never guaranteed to last all day. Instead I have opted for a really natural lip look lately, which I have also noticed tends to make your eye makeup pop a little more!

My absolute FAVE is the INCREDIBLE Rollerbaby Gloss (£6). I have to admit I have all the colours but to be honest they all look the same when applied. They have the most smooth and shiny finish. They’re basically a gloss that ISN’T STICKY! That’s right, no need to pull your hair off your face every time there’s a breeze! More importantly they are so moisturising that I wear them indoors too. They also apply really well over lipstick for a glossy finish- Win win right!   

LJL Rating: 10/10

For a natural look with a but if colour, I really enjoy Burt’s Bees Rose Tinted Lip Balm (£6). This colour seems to match every makeup look in the book! It also is compatible with a huge range of skin tones. This gives a long lasting Satin finish without drying your lips out. The colour builds up really well if you’re not quite ready to ditch the lipstick!

LJL Rating: 8/10

Finally, Lottie London Gloss’d Lip Gloss in shade ‘Iced’ (£5). Firstly it’s gotta be said that this packaging is adorable! I really do rate this lip gloss for a number of reasons. Despite being a classic gloss it really isn’t sticky. It also lasts AGES… yes even after eating! Speaking of eating it smells divine! Like Vanilla cupcakes…can you tell I’m hungry. In all honestly it’s just a great go to gloss and looks really pretty over a nude lipstick (which I’m wearing in the pic with a tad of rollerbaby). If you aren’t a gloss person I would recommend trying this one.

LJL Rating: 9/10

Hopefully I have shown you all the path to beautiful natural lips! See my insta for recent looks with these glosses and feel free to DM me any questions or recommendations! 

The Foundation That Makes You GLOW!

I have a new fave foundation! NYX Born to Glow Foundation has honestly shocked me with how much I love it!

I’ve always assumed a perfect foundation doesn’t exist as I have tried more than a few but I really have no qualms here.

The formula is so creamy but lightweight. Although it has a high coverage it had a satin finish on the skin. The formula makes it really blendable so if you did want to go for a more natural look you could easily buff out a small amount.

This is the ONLY foundation I would ever wear along as it really does make you glow, and it has a way of highlighting all the high points of your face creating a naturally contoured look. That’s right! You can ditch the bronzer and highlighter with this gem!

The price point is equally as good at only £10, and Look Fantastic often have 15% off on this. If you wonder what it looks like go to my insta @lucia_jayne as I have fully committed to this product for the last two months!

LJL RATING: 10/10

Maybelline Superstay Lip Crayons

This lippy is the perfect high end dupe. Let’a start with the formula. It is so creamy which is rare for a lip crayon, and gives a smooth matte finish without drying out the lips.

My favourite thing about this is actually the application. Being a crayon, it doubles as a lip liner so there is no need to worry about any mess. The creaminess of the product makes it so fast to apply as it glides on and gives full coverage in one stroke. Conveniently, there is also a little sharpener at the end of the pen to keep the tip sharp.

The only reason why I didn’t give a 10 is a small issue for me… the colours of the packaging don’t really match the colour of the lipstick, so if you’re buying online it’s hard to know how the colour will turn out. Overall though, worth trying as I think £10 for a high end quality is a bargain, especially as the ease of use is great.

My personal recommendation would be shade Lead The Way as it matches nearly every style of look!

LJL Rating 9/10

Overhyped? Testing Essence Mascara

Hi all!

I’m sure many of you have seen various blogs and vlogs circulating for a while of hype over the extremely cheap Essence Princess mascaras.

There are various versions of this-lengthening, volumizing, etc. I tried the Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara. I bought this from Wilko for £3 however you can buy this online for a tad more.

Now for the verdict! I have to be totally honest I love this mascara! It’s the perfect balance of giving length and a tiny bit of volume. It can make lashes stick together if you do too many coats, but for the price this is a fab buy! I would deffo recommend!

LJL Rating: 9/10

New Nudes Thoughts

I’ll start by being honest and admitting… that this is my most expensive pallete!

I usually stick to drug store makeup as palletes can be expensive, and this one will set you back £56.

My overall opinion is that this palette is expensive as hell! But if you love makeup it’s definitely worth it.

This pallete is beyond easy to work with. This sets it apart from a lot of high end makeup that often requires expensive brushes and primers etc. These colours blend like a dream, I’ve genuinely never had anything blend so well.

The colours may look similar but once applied they are very different and there are some really unique shades. My fave thing is that already in 4 days I’ve used them all! My every day look is subtle but not plain so this is the perfect pallete, however for more dramatic looks can we talk about those shimmers! They are so beautiful. I’ve had the least fallout EVER and the pigment is perfect.

Something I love about this which I found rather innovative is Huda’s choice to place a concealer within the pallete. This had made creating a base simple and really helps with looks like cut creases and halo eyes.

Realistically the pallete is pricy. But you get 17 beautiful shades and a concealer so I do think it’s worth it if you save or got some Christmas cash!

LJL Rating: 10/10


L’oreal Stick Foundations Review

From my previous posts it’s already pretty clear that I worship L’oreal’s foundation range. Once again, I want to share with you all how much I love their Infallible Foundation Stick. I have tried a lot of stick foundations and not loved them at all as I find most of the formulas to be way too solid, but this one here is a winner.

The thing I love the most about these is how creamy they are. They melt straight onto the face, making cream contour the simplest thing to get on board with. I have never been a huge fan of cream contour as I would rather use bronzer, but it’s hard to go wrong with these. They blend out so well, and feel super lightweight on the skin. I also usually find that the colour range for this type of foundation isn’t very good but theres a huge selection here. They’re also only £8.99 which is great considering how long they last.

As for the appearance, it has a satin-like finish with a medium coverage. It really brightens the skin and has a glowy look to it. I would recommend using a setting powder as it doesn’t dry down too quickly, especially on hotter days. Other than that I cannot fault!

LJL Rating: 9/10