green, MUA, review

Review: MUA Nail Polish in Pistachio Ice Cream

Review: MUA Nail Polish in Pistachio Ice Cream
 MUA Nail Polish in Pistachio Ice Cream

This tiny little bottle of pale mint green nail polish contains MUA Nail Polish in Pistachio Ice Cream. It needs two coats of colour as a minimum but I do this with all of my nail colours. I really like the colour on me – it was definitely attention grabbing and it’s very pretty! It’s the exact pastel green I was looking for. I found it chipped within a day but most of my nail colours do anyway.

I would say based on this nail colour that MUA nail polishes are good for trying out new colours against you skin tone without having to worry about wasting too much money if it doesn’t look quite right.

Have you tried any MUA £1 nail polishes?

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Lips, Red, Reviews

Review: MUA Red Lipstick in Shade 13

MUA Red Lipstick in Shade 13 back together again!
MUA Red Lipstick in Shade 13 back together again!

I’ve been desperate to try one of these infamous £1 lipsticks since December last but it took a while for Superdrug to begin to restock the MUA shelves.

I went for Shade 13 because try as I might, I struggle with matte as it is so drying. I’m into my glosses and I have only just started trying mattes since starting this blog.

This is a true creamy red. I actually love this £1 gem! It glides on easily and has good staying power. It stays put and does not bleed so there’s no need for lip liner. It produces the bold colour I want with minimal effort and it actually brightened my mood when I wore it! It perfectly suits my skin tone and is not drying in the slightest.

Thanks to Beauty in Beta I now know that the coloured part at the bottom comes off so I can use a lip brush to apply colour without messing up the bullet.

This is my new favourite red!

 

MUA Red Lipstick in Shade 13 disassembled!
MUA Red Lipstick in Shade 13 disassembled!
Bronzed, bronzer, Reviews

Review: Bronzers in Shade 1 and Shade 3

Bronzers in Shade 1 and Shade 3
Bronzers in Shade 1 and Shade 3

These bronzers were only £1 so I had to give them a try!

I initially bought Shade 3 as this was the darkest in Superdrug.  I wanted a matte bronzer because my Seventeen bronzer is very shimmery.  Shade 3 actually ended up very dark on me so I use it to contour rather than bronze.

I figured that if I bought a lighter shade, I could highlight with it so I went back and bought Shade 1.  Shade 2 was out of stock otherwise I might have bought that too.

Shade 1 has some rather large shimmer pieces in it so rather than create a highlighting glow, it deposited glitter on to my face! My theory was incorrect but it was worth trying for £1.

Overall, I’m really pleased with Shade 3 – it’s great for the contour shadow and I’m sure I’ll still be able to use it when I get my summer tan.  I’m not sure about Shade 1 – those glitter pieces are strange!

MUA Bronzer Shade 1
MUA Bronzer Shade 1
MUA Bronzer Shade 3
MUA Bronzer Shade 3
Bronzers in Shade 1 and Shade 3 Full Face
Bronzers in Shade 1 and Shade 3
Full Face
Rest of my face!
Rest of my face!
bourjois, Brown, grey, nude, Pearl, Pink

Simply Polish – The Bourjois Collection

Here is my rather old Bourjois collection!

I bought the 1 Seconde polishes because you can apply them quickly due to the design of the brush, and they dry quickly. If I’m in a real rush, I can get away with one coat for one day if I need to.  Whilst the bottles look great, they are a pain to store due to the long handles!

 

I have:

  • 2 – pale shimmery pink
  • 28 – metallic dark grey
  • 16 – a melted chocolate brown
  • 15 – a bright metallic dark pink

 

I also bought the So Laque in Beige Glamour as I love neutral and nude colours. I also like shiny nails!

Bourjois
Bourjois

 

Dramatic, Eyebrows, Lips, Purple

Inspired: Darkness

Darkness
Darkness
Darkness
Darkness

 

This look inspired by Margaux’s make-up from episode one of The Face USA.  She went for dramatically dark brows and dark glossy lips.

 

I applied Bobbi Brown Illuminating Finish Powder Compact Foundation SPF12 in Golden 6 all over my face including my eyelids and under my eyes. I then used a little blush – No7 Natural Blush Tint Powder in Spice on my cheeks which I then toned down by brushing some foundation over the top of it.

 

I used Carbon (nearly black) in my HD Brows palette (no I haven’t run out of the other two colours – the palette is not handbag proof) and the angled brush on my Bella Pierre dual brush to fill in and thicken my brows.

 

I scribbled some Soap & Glory Smoulder Kohl waterproof eyeliner in Superblack on to the back of my hand and used my Ruby & Millie angled eye brush (medium firm bristles) to apply the liner from the back of my hand to two-thirds of my upper lash line, as close to the lashes as possible, and a little under the lower lash line.  I use this technique to really control the amount of colour used.  I then used my Ruby & Millie eye brush to blend the kohl into the lashline.  This look is not about the eyes so the liner cannot be too strong.

 

I filled in my lips using Barry M Super Soft Eye Crayon in No.1 (black) blotted, then applied Revlon Colorburst lipgloss in Embellished over the top to make an intensely dark purple colour.

 

I like this look as you don’t often see the middle of the face so plain with the brows and lips emphasised.

 

Darkness
Darkness
Darkness
Darkness