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NYX Butter Gloss

Let me start off this post by saying that I am in no way a lipgloss lover. I prefer lipstick in general.

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Then I received one of these butter glosses and still I was sceptical as it is just another lipgloss with a catchy name.

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My main problem with lipgloss is the feeling it leaves on my lips. My lips feel sticky and superficial in a way. I want to wear something on my lips without having to feel it. But I decided to give it a fair chance and try it and decide for myself without being biased in any way.

And I actually ended up liking this  a lot. It has a sweet scent to it that I find quite delightful. It applies like a dream and feels extremely comfortable on my lips. There is no feeling of stickiness and I know it is there, but it does not make me think of my lips the whole day. I understand the name Butter Gloss as it feels as if it melts on my lips like butter.

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Shade: BLG02 Eclair

The shade I have is a very light pinkish nude colour and I find it perfect for the days when I want something more subtle on my lips. I will not be able to report properly about colour payoff as I have only used this in a very light shade and have not tried darker shades in this gloss.

This gloss has definitely changed the way I look at lipgloss in general and changed my mind in a very positive way. Will I repurchase this gloss again? Heck yes, it is worth every cent. It retails for about R124-95 which is a bit more pricey than other drugstore lipgloss, but I will happily pay that again. You can find NYX products at Clicks stores nationwide and they have a huge range of products available.

Till next time,

Leandra

Disclaimer: I have received this product in a goodie bag and it has in no way altered my view of the product itself. 

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Wet n Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain

Wet n Wild is a buzz word in my articles recently as I have a lot of items to play with! The last thing I’ve used from my Wet n Wild box of tricks has been their Balm Stain.

Essentially the product looks like a giant crayon which you can mechanically twist upwards when you start to use the product and contains a cream finish stain for your lips. No glitter and only a very light and subtle shimmer. Perfect for day wear or evening wear without looking lips looking too over the top.  I believe after a fair amount of use the point will round like most lipsticks do but that is not a huge deal.

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The colour I am wearing here is the E128 and I am not sure if it has another name but its a gorgeous baby pink colour.

20141122_154651The staying power is pretty impressive. After about 2 hours the main colour fades evenly onto the lips leaving a light stain behind which still looks flawless. After eating I felt like I needed to touch my lips up otherwise I felt they were good to go even while drinking.

The main drawback for me for this product is that the plastic cap that covers the lip stain is not very sturdy and can come loose easily which is a bit of a worry when placed in an expensive handbag.

In total there are 5 different shades in the Megaslicks range from Wet n Wild and are all available from selected Clicks stores nationwide at R49.95 each.

xo flea143

Disclaimer: This product was given to me for review purposes. This has in no way altered my view of the product in anyway.

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#HALLOWEEN DOLL – MAKEUP

Here’s an idea for Halloween by me.

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This is what I would like you to do… Redo this look on yourself and post the link on comments below.

This is just for fun! Come on. Do it!
😜

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A Little Burlesque

A couple of weeks ago I told you about the launch of the MUD Showroom in Claremont, Cape Town and I purchased some gorgeous new additions for my face. Well, following this I just had to play and I added a little bit of a razzle dazzle with some of MUD lipstick in Burlesque on my lips.

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This lipstick is absolutely to die for! It is a matte deep red cherry colour which is highly pigmented. Due to the fact that the lipstick is matte, is has a long staying power and regular touch ups are not necessary.

Even while eating and drinking the colour stays prominent on the lips without fading or wiping off easily. Obviously there are a few lip stick stains on a glass or if you have just applied your lippie then you might smudge it if you go and kiss your beau, but that being said once a couple of hours rolls round you sort of feel that you should maybe check your lips only to be surprised and find out that they are still the same colour as when you left the house which is a total bonus.

I would rate the MUD lipstick range with a better staying power than MAC lipstick, the lipsticks are not as creamy in texture in comparison but they are still moisturising and incredibly effective to rock a bold or natural lip for any occasion.

The lipsticks retail for R210 and are available from MUD South Africa distributors and stockists nationwide, for the nearest to you have a look on their website here.

x flea143

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