{REVIEW} Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick in “Sultry Samba”

The Rio Rush Gucci Westman Collection is a limited edition collection which was inspired by the “summary nature of the Brazilian culture of Rio de Janeiro”.

Gucci Westman was inspired by the famous ‘Carnaval’ in Brazil and “aimed to evoke a celebration of life, dancing and colours” in her collection. This collection includes beautiful shades of nail lacquers, lipsticks, and eye shadows. But today I will focus on one of the products in the collection.

This collection launched in June 2014 and will be in stores while quantities last.

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For those who want to step into the world of wearing bold, vibrant lipstick but are still a bit nervous, I would recommend trying the Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipsticks from the Rio Rush Gucci Westman Limited Collection.

I tried out the lipstick in the shade “Sultry Samba” which is a beautiful bright pink shade with a slight purple undertone. This is a gorgeous shade for a sunny day or even to brighten up a natural make-up look. (Shhh … I’m going to tell you a little secret: I wore this on a day where I felt super tired and it just brightened up my face and made it look like I had all the sleep and energy in the world!)

{Tess’ First Impression}

The formula is not as pigmented as I expected. To get the vibrancy and full coverage of the lipstick, multiple layers will need to be applied on your lips. For those who are vibrant lipstick veterans, I would say this lipstick may not be for you. You can find a more pigmented formula with a similar shade elsewhere (“Fuschia” by Joe Fresh).

On the upside, this is why I think this lipstick is a great way to introduce someone to bold, bright lipsticks. This lipstick is buildable which allows for more control on how light or dark you want the coverage to be which is perfect for someone still trying to get used to wearing bold lips.

This formula is a gorgeous matte finish which I find isn’t drying to the lips. However, a tip for wearing any matte lipstick …  put on lip balm beforehand and let it absorb into your lips.

The shade “Sultry Samba” is a beautiful shade that looks great on every skin colour. Bonus: with its bluish/purplish undertone, it makes your teeth look whiter (who doesn’t love whiter teeth? ;P)!

This lipstick coverage is after three applications

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

(Top to bottom: Addis Ababa, Amsterdam, Antwerp)

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream  is very lightweight on the lips with a creamy velvety touch. Its non-sticky texture makes you feel like you are wearing nothing on your lips. One layer is just enough to brighten up your face and it is definitely buildable for an even more intense look. Its staying power is amazing due to its fast-dry matte finish. Try blotting your lips on a tissue or try kissing the cheek (or lips ;D) of a loved one…It doesn’t really transfer! You’ll be very impressed!

This impressive lip product can be found at a Rexall or Target near you. It retails for approximately $8.99 each.

If you get it now it’s “Buy One Get One 50% off” at Rexall until this Thursday, June 19, 2014! Hurry and get yours now! (I went to two Rexall locations and there selection was running low.)

LOTD: NYX Matte Lipstick

I like to wear my fave drink on my lips! Now all I need is the sun shining, warm weather and a patio! :-p

Here is my Lipstick Of The Day (#LOTD):
NYX Matte lipstick in “Strawberry Daiquiri”

Quick Review:

  • Matte finish – ensure your lips are moisturized prior to applying lipstick
  • Very pigmented
  • Long-lasting
  • Beautiful shade and flattering for most skin types

 

{HAUL}: MAC Cosmetics

{Products}: 

Pro Longwear Concealer – “NW30”
Concealer that provides a medium to full coverage; claims to last 15 hours

  • I bought this to cover the darkness under my eyes. My foundation is usually “NC42″ but I got “NW30″ to correct and brighten the darkness underneath my eyes. This was highly recommended to me by one of my make-up artist friends. I got a little sample and tested it for a few days and loved the coverage and finish. This concealer did not look drying underneath the eyes and if definitely did not enhance my usually-subtle wrinkles which other concealers have done.

Lipstick – “Russian Red” (matte) & “Ruby Woo”  (retro-matte)
Intense & vibrante blue-red  shade

  • I have wanted both shades for a very long time and couldn’t decide on which shade to get, so I bought both! They both look very similar in the tube, but when I applied, one is more matte than the other and one is more bright in shade.

Pro Longwear Paint Pot – “Soft Ocre”
Long-lasting, pigmented cream shadow

  • I’ve been using “Painterly” Paint Pot for years. But noticed that it’s sometimes too light for my clients. I have always wanted to try “Soft Ocre” as it’s a bit darker and more yellow. I use this as an eye primer to act as a good base before applying eye shadow.

Can’t wait to use these products! Have you tried any of these?

LOTD: Avon Extra Lasting Lipstick in “Pink Peach”

My eyes are soft and neutral today so I thought I would pair it up with a pop of colour on the lips.

The lipstick I’m wearing today is Avon’s Extra Lasting Lipstick in “Pink Peach”.
It’s  beautiful, soft, and has a nice sheen to it. I think this colour would look great on light to medium dark skin tones and is a great colour to brighten up a neutral face.

“Pink Peach”  is a great shade for this summer!

On sale $6.99 CAD

{Beauty Panel} How Would You Wear a Statement Lip?

Bold statement lips are huge this season, but a unique way to sport this spring/summer trend is to wear an ombré lip. We have ombré hair and ombré nails, who said ombré lips can’t join the party?
 
The lip look I’m wearing today is a wearable ombré lip: a dark pink colour on the outer edge of my lips gradually fade to a lighter pink towards the center. Not only is this lip cool-looking, it also gives an effect of fuller lips. (Ssshh! A best kept secret!)

One of my tips for making this look long-lasting is to use lip liners or matte lipsticks. An alternative is to dab a tiny bit of powder over your lips to increase the staying power.

{Products used}: 

  • Annabelle Twist Up in “Kinky Pink” 
  • M.A.C lipstick in “Angel”
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    {Beauty Panel} The “No Make-up” Make-up Look

    I have exciting news!

    I have been asked to be a part of www.fashionmagazine.com‘s Beauty Panel team which launched on March 7, 2013!

    What is the Beauty Panel?


    It’s a team of Canadian Beauty Bloggers who answer questions about make-up, hair, and nail polish!

    The first question is: 

     

    Mine is what I call, the “No Make-up” make-up look!
    A look that is very natural, easy-to-do, and presentable for a day in the office


    To see the actual post on www.fashionmagazine.com click here


    Products used:

    {Face}
     
    Moisturizer – Embryolisse – Lait Crème Concentrè

    Foundation – NARS Firming Foundation in Syracuse
    Concealer – MAC Select Moisturecover in NW30
    Powder –  MAKE-UP FOREVER HD Microfinish Powder (set under-eye concealer) & MAC Blot Powder in Dark (face)
    Bronzer – Annabelle Perfect Bronze in Sun Goddess
    Blush – MAC in Gingerly

    {Eyes}

    Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
    Eyeshadow – MAC Malt and Shroom
    Eyeliner – Annabelle Kohl Eyeliner in Brown
    Mascara – MARCELLE Power Volume Mascara in Black

    {Lips}

     
    Lip balm – Aveeno Essential Moisture Lip Conditioner in SPF
    Lipstick – Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Voluptè SPF 15 in Beige Ultimate (#3)

    To see entries from the other beauty bloggers on Beauty Panel, click here



    What is your everyday make-up look?

    My New Favourite Red

    I think I just found my new favourite RED LIPSTICK!

    L’oreal’s ‘Ravishing Red’ is a great way to add a pop of colour to your wardrobe. In my opinion, I think this shade of red is universal and can go with any skin tone!

    So if you want to look sexxxay this holiday season or just want a pop of colour for every day, give this lippy a try!

    L’Oreal products can be found at your local drugstore.