Tuesday, 23 July 2013

The Holy Grail Series... Part Deux

And so the holy grail series continues... the best of the best, the crème de la crème.

Revlon Lip butters

Proving they were so much more than a flash on in the pan, Revlon Lip butters are still top of my list one year on. Best described as a lipstick/lipbalm hybrid. They look like a lipstick but feel like a balm, and unlike previous efforts, have amazing colour payoff.  
  • Sweet Tart, a bright, yet delicate fuchsia.
  • Strawberry Shortcake – the one I wear the most, is a beautiful blue toned pale pink.
  • Creme Brulee – a nude caramel
Each shade gives semi-opaque to opaque coverage and lasts around 2-3 hours. It’s surely the formula that makes these Lip Butters so popular; They’re slick and almost wet-like, so they glide on easily for even color application and feel so comfortable to wear. Glossier than a lipstick but less so than a gloss and more moisturising than anything I’ve ever tried. Lip Butters £7.99 Boots here.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Soft and Gentle
The highlighter to end all highlighters! This is so gorgeous I do that really annoying thing of saving it for best. It’s a luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish.  It has a beige, golden colour which makes it very natural looking and the finely milled powders blend into the skin effortlessly. It gives me a soft, illuminating glow without being too in your face. I sweep along the highs of my cheekbones to make them pop or swirl all over for a radiant glow. £22/10g Debenhams here

MAC Eyeshadow Satin Taupe
I don’t own many MAC eyeshadows, but if I could only have one, this would be it. Satin Taupe has to be the most unique and versatile shade I know. A gorgeous taupe with hues of purple, plum. bronze and browns. It brings out the green in my (hazel) eyes and really makes them sparkle. It has a subtle shimmering frost finish and catches the light beautifully. It’s soft and easy to apply and blends beautifully. It can be a great daytime shade worn alone or mixed with others for a dramatic smokey eye. I wore it in my Wedding Make Up post to create a smokey eye that wasn’t too dark.  £12.50 Debenhams here


Stay tuned for part three and catch up on part one here.


  1. I love satin taupe, it's one of my favourites too :)

  2. I love mac mineral skinfinish highlighter, i bought it earlier this year and it still looks like its new (damn its huge)
    I have been dying to try the revlon lip butters but i live in sweden and it is literally impossible to find revlon here, what a shame. I think i will have to pick one up if i ever end up in the uk haha.


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