Monday, 18 August 2014

Clinique's Cheek Pops

With Clinique's new launch of their Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm's hitting the market, which introduce their great shade range and formulas but in a much more handy, on-the-go bullet packaging. I thought I'd do a little throwback to their pass blush launch which bought us cute little, floral blushers labelled with an even sweeter name - Cheek Pops. I don't think it's much of a surprise when I say it was the appearance of these that drew me over originally. Engraved beautifully with flowers that are still very much visible through the clear packaging meaning nothing quite looks prettier in my collection than these. With four available shades - Ginger Pop, Berry Pop, Peach Pop and Plum Pop, all of which are incredibly wearable, mean that these little beauties resemble more of a collectors item to me. If you have one, you have got to get them all! They're ultra pigmented, easily blended but still look natural - a perfect dash of colour for Spring/Summer. I chose mine in the shades Berry Pop (a deeper, purpley-pink that would look pretty on the cheeks all year round) and Peach Pop (a sweet, peachy-pink that looks natural yet flattering for an array of skin tones). The wear time of these blushers is a decent six-eight hours, a quality that I always love to see in high end products. At only £16.50 a pop (see what I did there?) they're on the much more affordable end of the scale when it comes to higher ended branded products.

Let me know what you think!
Have you tried the Clinique Cheek Pops?

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Collective MAC Lipstick Haul

One of my most popular posts that I have ever written for this blog was a full run down of all my MAC Nude Lipsticks, equipped with pictures, swatches and a mini review on each one. Considering that post went down a treat I've decided to give you all another MAC lipstick orientated post but this time a collective haul of all the bullets I've picked up over these last couple of months. So let's get started. 

Toying Around
Be brave and go bold with a bright and vibrant Coral-Pink with an Amplified finish that appears beautifully creamy on the lips. This Limited Edition beauty was a wild card buy for myself because of the seriously unsubtle shade but I'm pleased to have it in my collection and feel it will be a nice alternative to a red lip for Summer. 

Pink Plaid 
A muted Pink with a blue undertone that looks sultry and subtle especially with its Matte formula. This is a 'your lips but better' colour that dresses up any everyday look or goes hand-in-hand perfectly with a brown smokey-eye. 

Another nudey-pink that has a similar tone to Pink Plaid but transfers slightly more sheerly on the lips thanks to its Lustre finish, creating a pretty, pink pout that's perfect for all year round. The blue undertone emphasises the whites of ones teeth giving you a winning smile, a perfect accessory for any look.

A soft baby-pink colour that gives off a nude appearance but with a slightly more obvious hint of pink. This is a great lippy for when you want something simple but still with a bit of colour as so to warm up ones collection. The Frost finish isn't my favourite but it doesn't do the colour any injustice.

My most recent purchase. A beautiful, rosey-plum shade that may look daring in the bullet but the Lustre finish means it gives just a lovely, sheer wash of colour that compliments any skin tone and works well for Summer but I can imagine even more so for Autumn/Winter. I can tell this is definitely going to quickly become one of my favourite MAC lipsticks in my collection. 

I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know what you think in the comments!
Have you bought any MAC lipsticks recently?