Primark’s Liquid Lipsticks

Lately, Primark have been bringing out all kinds of crazy new makeup. Reknown for their insanely low prices, it comes to no surprise that we see the same thing with their makeup. One product of theirs I did want to mention is their liquid lipstick minis set.

Super sorry for the horrendous lighting…I totally didn’t take this picture in the car… Anyway, I haven’t included swatches as these colours look the exact same as they do in the bottles, and aren’t they just gorgeous! These remind me of the Huda Beauty lipstick minis and I adore the colours. Four stunning nudes (although one is more of a dark burgundy) for only £4! Amazing! There is also a set of four with darker colours.

As for the formula, I was so impressed at how wonderfully creamy these are. They sit so nicely and dry quickly with literally no cracks. I find them so easy to apply that I didn’t need to use lip liner whatsoever.

As always there is a downside, but don’t worry, it’s not a major one! I found that they all don’t seem to last too long, maybe about 3 hours before you need to reapply, The bonus here is that the super creamy formula means that they are easy to reapply without cracking or feeling heavy. I should also mention that I tested two of their Kylie Jenner dupes which are £3 for a full sized liquid lippy and a liner. These colours don’t have names but I bought a pale nude and a darker one but upon application they came out pale peach and bright pink-not my kinda nude. So as for those, they’re a no go for me.

I 100% have to recommend these but be aware that its best for short-term wear (unless your’e happy to top up), and I wouldn’t recommend wearing them whilst eating as it gets a tad messy! Overall, I’m in love with the colours so that leaves us with:

LJL Rating: 7/10

That Glow Though!

A little too often I get told that I’ve overdone my highlight… I’d be lying if I said I didn’t take this as a compliment. There is something so satisfying about shoving shimmer on my face and I think most of us in the makeup community have to agree on that!

That being said, it can be really difficult to find a highlighter with a great glow, that doesn’t appear cakey and powdery. So here are my fave low budget highlighters- and trust me it was SO hard choosing only three.

Sleek Palette in ‘Solstice’: I’ll start with my fave of all time because oh my this highlighter is something else! The four swatches on the left are from this palette: three of the highlighters are normal powder highlights but the far left swatch shows the cream highlight. I’m not usually a fan of these as I find them to be too sticky but wow this formula works so well, especially on the brow bone and when doubling up as an eye shadow. The colours are so subtle and stay in place all day. There’s a little bit of fallout but nothing major. I’ve found that these work on most skin tones and there are also colour variations so it’s definitely worth a try!

LJL Tip: At the moment its £7.99 instead of £9.99 at LookFantastic.com

Mua Highlighter in ‘Iridescent Gold’: This is a very close second fave. As you can see from the swatch second in from the right it’s has a gorgeous golden shimmer when it catches the light, so don’t be fooled by it’s icy appearance. There is virtually no fallout on this palette and it’s the cheapest highlight at only £3! Once again this also works on most skin tones. One flaw is that I have tried some of the other colours in the range and the pigment, glow and kickback have all been pretty bad, especially on the shade ‘Pink Shimmer’, so I wouldn’t recommend other colours so much.

I Heart Revolution ‘Unicorn Heart’ Rainbow Highlighter: I have a terrible problem with buying anything that has the word unicorn in it, so when I saw this highlighter and how unique it looked I had to buy it. This is the most shimmery highlighter I have and it’s perfect if you want a beaming glow. The swatch on the far right shows the colours blended as one, but you can easily use the colours individually, although I will warn that the green is quite pigmented. But… this palette isn’t perfect, there is a fair amount of fallout and the product isn’t great for long wear. However, they are a perfect dupe to the ‘Too Faced’ heart highlighters for only £4.99!

Overall, I cannot recommend the Sleek palette enough! If you are looking for something cheap and effective, go for MUA, but if you want something more quirky then Revolution is for you- and they actually have a really nice range of colours.

LJL Rating:         Sleek: 10/10          MUA: 8/10          Revolution: 7/10


Sleek Palettes: https://www.lookfantastic.com/brands/sleek.list

MUA Highlighters: https://www.superdrug.com/brandshop/mua

Revolution Highlighters: https://www.superdrug.com/search?text=i+heart+revolution

Fortune Favours The Brave Review

Heya guys! Over the past year there has been so much hype over Revolution’s huge range of affordable and diverse eye shadow palettes. My first ever eye shadow palette was one of their originals, ‘What Are You Waiting For?’, and I used it every day for about a year. I decided I’d give one of their newer palettes a try and as tempted as I was by their Two Faced Chocolate Bar dupes, I decided to go for ‘Fortune Favours The Brave’.

I chose this palette because as you can see above, the colour range is huge! I am living for the appearance of the marbled shimmers as they are STUNNING. Moreover, this palette only costs £9.99! That works out 33p per colour. INSANE right?!

True to nature I will be honest with my review. The shimmers are amazing. Really. They are well pigmented and the fallout was minimal meaning that they were creamy enough to sit in place all day. Some of them even double up well as highlighters.

As for the matte shades…hrmmm… They didn’t show up as pigmented as I had hoped. I’ve tried various looks and have used all of the colours and I’ve found that the lack of pigment means that when the shadows are blended, there isn’t a huge distinction between the colours so you have to blend lightly. The blue and green shades seem to be the only ones that didn’t have this issue.

Although the pigment isn’t too intense, the palette as a whole is actually very easy to work with. You can create many subtle looks, and I’ve found that this is the best palettes for brown/purple smokey eyes. If you’re a makeup beginner, or eye shadow isn’t your strong point this palette is for you as it’s easy to work with and let’s be honest, it’s damn cheap for the amount you get! Let me know what you guys think if you already have the palette or are thinking of buying it!

LJL Rating: 7/10


Link to buy the palette: https://www.superdrug.com/Make-Up/Eye-Makeup/Eye-Shadow/Eye-Shadow-Palettes/Revolution-Fortune-Favours-The-Brave-Palette/p/595200

 

 

TK Maxx has me shook!

I’ll start by being totally honest. TK Maxx has always slightly scared me. Upon entering you get confronted with such a random display of items with no idea of what you may find. For that reason I hadn’t been there in many moons. That is until… yesterday! And being totally honest…the day before that too!

This wasn’t a totally random choice. I had watched one of my fave makeup vloggers Stephanie Toms’ video of a full face of TK Maxx tutorial . Her experience there seemed incredible! She had managed to get some incredible bargains on good high end makeup.

Naturally, on the day I went straight to the store nearest me, which at the time was in Woking. I’ve got to be real here, this store wasn’t great. Most of the makeup was opened and there wasn’t a huge selection. I looked through everything and just gave up.

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The next day I happened to drive past the store in Croydon and thought, hey ho let’s give this another try. I am glad I did! Once again, the organisation in the beauty section isn’t the best, but if you commit to finding some bargains, you won’t be disappointed.  There were items from Too Faced, Pixi, Eyelure, Nip and Fab, Mac, Makeup Forever, Ardell, O.P.I and mucchhh more with most prices up to 70% off which is insane for high end brands. There makeup brush sets  in particular impressed me and they had most of the Technic brush sets for half the RRP.

I didn’t pick up much as I already own a lot of the products (annoyingly as I could have saved so much on them!). I did manage to get a Pixi Contour and Strobe Palette for £8 instead of £24, Eyelure lashes for £2.99 instead of £5.95, Revlon lashes for £1 instead of £2 and a Nip+ Fab liquid lippy I’ve wanted for agesss for £3 instead of £7.95.

Things get better! Online I found an even bigger range of products! I thought I’d wait to take pics of what I’ve ordered but I thought it best to post now so you guys can get in on the bargains too as I noticed they disappear FAST. At the end I’ll link in a few of the best saves online that I’ve found.

LJL Tip: Get online NOW! Things go FAST!

My overall verdicts is that TK Maxx has the potential to allow you to buy a whole new bunch of high end beauty products for the price of low end items. The website is definitely worth checking out, as it is clear that some stores are significantly better than others. This is definitely the best place for those with expensive taste on a low budget and in the future I plan on doing another TK trip so keep checking and I’ll write soon on more discoveries!

The Best Cost-Effective Liquid Lipstick

When it comes to lips, I love liquid lipstick. I find the pigmentation and durability of them works much better than other lip products.

BUT… nothing is worse than splashing out on a liquid lipstick to find that a few hours into its wear it’s cracked and crumbled. This is why I live for MUA’s lip lacquers. My oh my these gems are one of the best beauty hacks going. They last all day- FOR REAL- and remain smooth and comfortable on the lip.

The best part- they are only £3!  It’s insane to not give them a try.

LJL Tip: Superdrug often have 3 for 2 on their makeup so for £6 you can try 3. Bargain!

Underneath are swatches of my Summer faves ♥ From top to bottom we have Harmony, Halcyon, Tranquillity and Hustle.

Harmony   This is  a very nude pink that works well with minimal makeup looks.  Paired with a clear lip gloss or shimmery lip topper it makes a very cute daytime look.

Halycon   This shade is similar to Tranquillity however it has more orange undertones giving it an apricot hue. This colour is perfect for Summer as it’s super fun and works nicely with pink and orange eyeshadow looks.

Tranquillity   Expect to hear me talk about this A LOT. I wear this nearly every day, it’s such a stunning nude. It pairs well with most makeup looks and is such a classy darker nude tone. I cannot recommend enough!

Hustle   Although this is a darker shade I’ve included it because the purple and burgundy undertones make for a stunning evening lip look. If you’re planning a late night BBQ or a beach evening (super jel if you are), this look words well with a subtle smokey eye and looks great on darker skin tones too.

Let me know what you guys think, and if you have any shade recommendations yourself!  Here’s the link to the Superdrug website: https://www.superdrug.com/b/MUA

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