Favourites | Favourite lipsticks of the moment

I have to be honest, I am one of those people who believe that a makeup look is not finished without a lipstick , lipliner or any kind of colour on the lips. I’m not talking about a full on bright pink every time, but merely a ‘my lips, but better’ shade of lipstick. I think even a nude shade of lipliner finishes the makeup look and makes it look so much more put together. I wanted to share my current favourite shade of lipsticks, be it ones I have been using for a wile now and some new discoveries as well. Hope you enjoy:).

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1. Illamasqua Lipstick in ‘Fable‘- matt finish, bright rose pink

I purchased this colour a few months ago and I have been wearing it pretty much non stop (as you can probably tell hehe). I honestly can’t tell you enough how amazing Illamasqua lipsticks are! I love the look of a matt lip but also love the fact that I can always change a matt lip into a glossy one by simply adding some gloss on top. The staying power of the Illamasqua lipsticks is great and the pigmentation is honestly the best I have ever tried! All the shades I own are so vibrant! The only con I can think of is that the lipsticks are a little drying but that’s the case with all matt lipsticks. Just make sure you’re lips are nicely moisturised before applying it.

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2. Illamasqua Lipstick in ‘ESP‘- matt finish, vivid violet

This is the most beautiful, unique violet i have ever seen. It is a matt finish but there is sooo much dimension to it. It is almost as if it contains little bit of a navy depending which angle you look at it from. Truly beautiful and worth an investment if you are after something that’s one of a kind.

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3. Illamasqua Lipstick in ‘Shard‘- matt finish, red violet

My newest purchase from Illamasqua. I’m a little late on this shade but non the less when I opened my package it was like love at first sight. Again, very pigmented and such a beautiful shade of deep, purply red.

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4. Illamasqua Lipstick in ‘Posture‘- matt finish, cool mauve

This shade is definitely for the brave. It is another unique one. A very pretty, pale lilac. It isn’t your typical everyday, wearable colour but it definitely stands out. I certainly don’t wear it everyday but I do bust it out from time to time when I’m bored of my everyday look.

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5. Illamasqua Creme Pigment in ‘Delirium‘- matt, rose taupe cream pigment

This is actually a cream pigment meant to be used on your eyes. Illamasqua products are great because they’re so versatile. You can use every product however your heart desires and I just happen to love this product on my lips. It almost gives them a dead kind of look. It sounds really weird but I love this on the days when I’m going for the vampy look and I don’t feel like wearing a dark lip.

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6. MAC Lipstick in ‘Creme cup‘- cool, dusty, light pink

This is exactly the shade I had in mind when I said ‘my lips, but better’. It is that perfect pink that I just throw on when i’m in a hurry to get out the door. I have a lot of lipsticks and this is the first one I ever repurchased several times. I wear it either on its own or, I like to top it off with BareMinerals Buxom Plumping lipgloss in ‘Debbie’ in order to add a little warmth to it.

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7. MAC Lipstick in ‘Rebel‘- deep fuchsia

This has been my autumn colour. One of my favourite MAC lipsticks and I feel like everyone should own it because it is such a cult classic. It suits a lot of skin tones and i think if you want to try a dark lip for the first time this is the lipstick to buy.

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8. MAC Lipstick in ‘Ruby woo‘- matt finish, bright, blue based red

A classic! This is another colour from MAC I feel like everyone should own. It is beautifully matte, and I should also add, it makes you’re teeth look whiter because it is a blue based red. Perfect for achieving that vintage glamour look.

I hope you enjoyed this post and as always, check out the rest of my social media. Until next time.

-Aggyx

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Review | Sugarpill ‘Burning Heart’ Palette

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I finally got my hands on this palette. I have been eyeing it up for a very long time now. It is the perfect way to add some bright colours to my kit as I feel like it was definitely lacking them. First, I want to say I got my palette on Amazon.  Amazon happened to have the best price at £26.35 ( If you happen to know of a cheaper place to purchase the palette please share in the comments below).

Ok, onto the palette itself. This palette is one of the three palettes that came out with the Addicted To Pretty eyeshadow collection. Originally I really wanted to purchase the Pro palette which includes all eyeshadows from the three seperate palettes, contained into one bigger palette. It is definitely a lot more convenient, but sadly the Pro palette is only available at make up shows such as IMATS.

The ‘Burning Heart’ palette consists of a fiery red called ‘Love+’, a vibrant orange called ‘Flamepoint’, a true yellow called ‘Buttercupcake’ and the famous purple called ‘Poison Plum’. The colorful eyeshadows come in a cardboard packaging. Despite of it being cardboard the packaging is definitely very sturdy. The front of the palette has a very cool, pretty design on it, very typical of Sugarpill products. At the back of the palette you can find the names of the eyeshadows.

Moving on to the eyeshadows and their pigmentation. As you can tell by the swatches below (although I feel like the colours are even more vivid in real life) the pigmentation of these eyeshadows is truly amazing. They are just as vivid as they seem in the pan and they aren’t very chalky, which is something I really don’t like in eyeshadows.

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I am really looking forward to using this palette! It is worth every penny you spend on it. After all it is money invested in good quality, pigmented eyeshadows.

Additionally I thought I would add a kind of pictorial of how I would use the palette. The photos aren’t great quality because of the bad lighting, but I thought that i would post them anyway because you can still get the idea.

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1. Apply the red eyeshadow to the inside and the outside of your eyelid, connecting it in the crease, leaving the centre of the lid colour free.

2. Deepen the crease and the inside and outside of your lid with the purple.

3. Proceed by adding the yellow shade to the centre of your lid as well as the inner corner of your eye.

4. Apply the orange shade to the bottom lid and deepen the colour with the purple.

5. Apply eyeliner and some fake lashes and you’re done!

Hope you enjoyed this review and like the look I have created. Make sure you follow me on social media below. Until next time.

-Aggy x

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Review | BareMinerals Buxom Plumping Lip Polish

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BareMinerals Buxom Plumping Lip Polish in ‘Debbie’ 4.45ml, £18.00

I’ve been using this for about a month now. I really wanted to give this lipgloss a good shot before i reviewed it. To be honest i have never been into lipgloss for the sole reason of my lips being really sticky and my hair getting stuck to it. It’s safe to say this is the first lipgloss that hasn’t annoyed me. I don’t feel like i need any ‘plumping up’ when it come to my lips as i am pretty happy with their size but when i apply this lipgloss by itself or over a lipstick it makes my lips looks nice and even but also adds a lovely sheer bit of colour. I definitely wouldn’t recommend this lipgloss to anyone who has a problem with lip products containing menthol as this one contains a lot of it. I quite like the feeling of it on my lips regardless and really enjoy the look of it as well. I also really like the smell of it although i cant quite explain what it smells of. To sum up i recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a sheer bit of colour to even out their lips:) Here is some more shots of the gloss:

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-Aggy xo

Few Of My Newly Acquired Gems;)

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So i took a trip to Boots the other day and picked up a few nail colours for summer. I should really only buy one varnish at a time because now i feel like wearing all 3 of them at the same time:). The one on the far left is a lovely lilac shade by Revlon called ‘Charming’, followed by a fuchsia kind of purple called ‘Plum Seduction’. Finally on the right is a Bourjois colour called ‘Adora-bleu’ which i am probably most excited about because it is a very interesting shade of pastel blue. All in all let’s all ditch the dark colours of winter for the beautiful pastels this summer! All in favour say aye!!

-Aggy xo