Bank holidays mean treats, so this weekend I treated myself to a new lipstick and lip liner. MAC Everyday Diva is a glossy, pillar box red, classic lipstick. I got the MAC Cherry lip pencil to use with it and it blends perfectly. I really like this lipstick, I’ve never worn red before but I thought it was about time to try new things away from my favoured baby pink or nude lipsticks.
Everyday Diva is really bright and I think it really compliments my skin tone. It’s not something I would wear during the day to work, as I wouldn’t feel office appropriate in this given my full lips and prominent Cupid’s Bow, however, I think this will definitely be my go to on upcoming nights out! Application was easy enough, but without using a lipliner you wouldn’t have to have the steadiest hands known to mankind to get this on perfectly. Using a lipliner to outline my lips made applying this lipstick simple and quick. I would certainly recommend MAC Cherry as an ideal partner to this lipstick.
Everyday Diva and Cherry are available to buy here and here.
What do you think and which lipsticks are you loving at the moment? Let me know and thanks for reading!
Tags: beauty, Black Is Beautiful, cherry, cosmetics, cupid's bow, everyday diva, full lips, lipliner, lipstick, mac, make up, red, red lipliner, red lips, red lipstick, review
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I always feel slightly conscious of my pores being large and I dislike the fact my make up sits in them and so doesn’t look as smooth as it could, so I thought I’d give the Benefit Porefessional primer a try. This primer claims to minimise the look of pores.
I found it easy to apply, I patted it on the problem areas on my cheeks and it immediately gave an airbrushed look. It set like concrete! However, after I’d applied my foundation, powder and blusher the result was somewhat diminished from the initial application without make up. It certainly did minimise my pores, but definitely didn’t get rid of them all together which I would have much preferred. However, as a primer it is amazing! My make up was set for the entire day, I only did a couple of powder touch ups through an entire working day, 8 hours in an air conditioned office. For my oily skin this is unbelievable!! So I’m quite pleased with my purchase.
BEFORE: my make up without Porefessional.
AFTER: my make up with Porefessional.
Tags: beauty, benefit, benefit porefessional, best primer for oily skin, Black Is Beautiful, large pores, make up, Oily Skin, porefessional, primer, review
Red nails are my absolute favourite so this week’s manicure and pedicure is with a polish I wear quite a lot. Nails Inc Charing Cross is a bright post box red and one the best reds I own by Nails Inc, it’s slightly lighter than Victoria & Albert but slightly darker than St. James.
There’s just something about red nails that makes me so happy, I especially like the way this colour looks on my toes. For a long time red was actually the only colour nail polish I used to wear! For me this is a must have red, if you have any must have red nail polishes feel free to name them in the comments!
Photographs, as always, show a base coat, 2 coats of colour and a top coat. Thanks for reading!
Tags: base coat, beauty, Charing Cross, make up, manicure, nails, nails inc, nails inc london, pedicure, red, top coat
Soooooo… I didn’t blog last week! I’ve been mega busy but I’m making up for it now! Last week’s manicure and pedicure was Nails Inc Kensington Passage. This polish is a bright coral shade and I received many compliments on it. I love the way this colour looks and I think it looks amazing in the summer too.
This polish is one from the gel effect range, quite a few people did ask me if they were gel nails however I didn’t notice any particular ‘plumping’ effect whilst applying. Kensington Passage is available to buy here, and photographs show a base coat, 2 coats of colour and a top coat.
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Tags: base coat, beauty, coral, gel effect, gel nails, Kensington Passage, make up, manicure, nails, nails inc, nails inc london, pedicure, summer, top coat
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