This week I have been playing with Rimmel’s Renew Sheer & Shine Lipsticks. They are essentially a gloss in a stick!
They remind of a very expensive Dior Addict Shine lippie I bought a few years back, but at a much better price point.
200 Glow-rious Pink
300 Pink Rules
400 Good Mauve
600 Spin All Spring
The shades are quite vibrant but translusent. They leave quite a wet look. I tried these a few different ways and by far the best result on me was to apply my foundation and use what was left on the beauty blender to bump a touch of it onto the outskirts of my lips. My own lips affected the colour in a way I wasn’t keen on so this way you get a truer colour.
I love a cream lipstick, I’ve never been keen on the sheer kind but these are quite nice, more pigmented that sheer shades usually are. If you’re after juicy looking lips in a finish that is light and moisturising then these fellas might be for you. If not then maybe have a look at their Hyper Saturated range.
Something I do like is that the lipsticks have SPF20 which makes them perfect for the summer and on holiday. Because they are sheer in texture they glide on the lips, no needs for a mirror since they aren’t opaque.
These come in at €8.30 each and are available now.
Gwen is synonymous with cool. In my world Gwen is also synonymous with teenage heartbreak, oh yes I was that teenager you heard crying her eyes out to Don’t Speak after a boy I liked for 3 whole days kissed someone called Vicky at the local disco (*rolls on the floor laughing at that memory). Thankfully my taste in boys improved somewhat albeit after a few disasters ha, but I remained a Gwen fan. I mean she sampled Maria from The Sound of Music, the woman just ticks all my boxes.
Anyway back to the BEAUTEOUS palette…
Yes. I would leave it at that but I would imagine you are looking for more from me. This is my favourite UD palette packaging so far; black and white graphic prints with gold accents. It’s elegant and cool at the same time. The lid is dimensional rather that a print, I don’t know that appeals to me but there you have it. Attention to detail. The box also doesn’t rattle around like some of the precious ones. Gwen also names the shades; Anaheim – where Gwen grew up, 1987 – the year No Doubt formed and Bathwater -after one of her songs.
12 of the 15 shades are new and exclusive to this palette. There are a few decent mattes swell (Woo hoo!!) as well as a mix of satins, metallics and shimmer. My first reaction when I saw the palette was of surprise. I expected bright, edgy colours for edgy looks from Gwen, instead this offering would work for everyone. There’s something there for every look, from work to a big night out.
- BLONDE Pale beige with pink iridescent shift. Pigmented and very smooth. Lovely to work with.
- BATHWATER Pale beige with gold pearl. Warm with a slight frost finish.
- SKIMP Pale nude satin. Silky and finely milled. It’s a touch more powdery that the other shades but still beautiful and easy to work with .
- STEADY Medium rose with metallic gold shift. Very pretty warm metallic coppery sheen. Wears well.
- PUNK Reddish brown matte. This looks plum to me, good pay-off. Easy to work with despite being harder to the touch that some of the other shadows.
- BABY Cool metallic rose. Soft, easy to blend with a pretty sparkle.
- ANAHEIM Light taupe-brown matte. Good pigmentation and creamy texture which makes it very easy to work with.
- STARK Nude-pink matte. This is a little more powdery but it’s finely milled and easy to work with.
- ZONE Medium brown matte. Love this one, a beautiful matte that is easy to blend. Great pigmentation.
- SERIOUS Smoky gray with iridescent floating pearl. Soft and easy to apply with a pretty fine shimmer.
- POP Pale coral with iridescent sparkle. Looks amazing in the pan but this was my least favourite. This is sparkly and harder to work with, I find it shifts when you blend so instead I patted it on the lid over some base and it held better. Be prepared for fall-out if you by-pass a base.
- HARAJUKU Metallic blue-pink with iridescent micro-shimmer. Has a frosted sheen and a little sparkle. It’s not as intense as you would imagine but is still pretty.
- DANGER Deep metallic royal blue with blue micro-sparkle.
- 1987 Bright metallic yellow-gold. My favourite! This is so creamy and buttery, it goes on like a dream.
- BLACKOUT Blackest matte. Great pigmentation, creamy and easy to work with.
My favourites so far are 1987, Zone and Baby. With Pop and Harajuku being my least favourite, but I still like them all. Steady is also very lovely and stays as vibrant as it applies as it wears. Oh and I love Anaheim as a contour shade for my cheekbones too.
PRICE & AVAILABILITY
The palette comes in at €46 which is fairly decent for 15 shades. They are available now from Debenhams and House of Fraser.
So apparently Gwen has been in the biz since 1987, how does she still look like that? And can I have some of whatever it is for my Birthday please??
Wind it up! Yodelay yodelay yodeloh, hey!
Anyone liking it?
If like me you are a mascara addict you will be familiar with issues of dried lashes later in the day, clumping, flaking and then come tea time you want to apply another coat to freshen up or add drama but your lashes will not cooperate. Enter Urban Decay Mascara Resurrection Lash Refresher. It’s the best mascara fix, holy innovation Batman!
An iron on the top of an eye gel? Obviously I have to know if it works. When I heard about the iron I first thought gimmick! I assumed it would be plastic and look tacky but actually its like a dainty little monopoly piece. It’s not the iron itself, its that it stays cold, like applying the back of a cold spoon to your eye puffs. Although the shape of the tip works much better with the shape of your under eye area…
Oh how I love a new product launch, add Bobbi Brown Cosmetics into the equation and I’m pretty excited. The brand has launched a new limited edition Pot Rouge, Pretty Powerful II.
The recent release from Urban Decay is a new take on the exiting Luminous Shimmering Face & Body Powder. It was released as a holiday / Christmas product but this will be of more use to me in the Summer and since I am counting the minutes til I can get my pins out in actual daylight…
I’m not ashamed to admit that if Urban Decay release a new palette, I have to have it. I love the quality and pigmentation of the shadows, adore the packaging and well I honestly I get sucked in by the limited edition part. There is a par of me that also loves a gimmick. Their latest palette was released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film Pulp Fiction.
I won’t lie to you, I just about skipped with delight when Charlotte Tilburry’s makeup range arrived at their new stand in Brown Thomas. I mashed myself in between all the bodies trying to get a nosy at the beauteous products I had heard so much about. I got the chance to join some other beauty bloggers and really explore the brand. I am in love!
Hi ladies, I thought I would share this with any of you interested in Chantecaille. Fernando Cadavid, Global Make Up Artist, Chantecaille Beauty will be visiting Space NK Dublin 27th September. Customers will be able to book in one to ones with him online
Here are the booking details:
Booking Fee: €15 redeemable against product on the day
Space NK Grafton Street
Contact from the UK: 00 353 1 677 8615
I’m going to head along and meet Fernando myself. I have yet to try the brand so I’m very excited to see what’s what!
Any Chantecaille fans?
As you can imagine I try and buy quite a lot of beauty products. Ok, understatement of the century. I have my favourites but whilst organising my products into my new IKEA Alex storage (more on this later) the other day I wondered which product I use most.
I know I have been a naughty blogger and haven’t posted in ages. I had some site issues combined with some holidays and well time got away from me. The good news is that I have been testing heap loads of new products in that time and have engaged in a spot of shopping, ok so “a spot” is an understatement but you knew that! I have a lot to share and have been preparing blog posts like the good little obsessive beauty junkie I am. So enjoy today’s makeup musings and I shall be back in the morning to tell you about an amazing lifting treatment and something called ‘the Cinderella effect’. Disney princess’s completely grab my attention.
Now, to the important stuff!
I have fallen head over heels for The Balm. Granted up until these two products I have only tried the Nude Tude Palette and the Mary Lou-Manizer (reviews to follow), but the quality of the products is very impressive and the price is great. Hot Mama Blush and Plump Your Pucker Gloss arrived recently from Cloud10Beauty.com. I have been using them both daily for the past month so it was high time for a review.