Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick review, swatches

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick review, swatches

The Rouge Edition Velvet Matte Finish Lipsticks from Bourjois have featured on my wishlist for the major part of 2014 and I am delighted to finally get my hands on them. These were the most sought-after lip releases of the year in the UK and wherever Bourjois exports makeup. The liquid lipsticks promise 24-hour hold, comfortable and non-drying soft matte texture and a lightweight feel, apart from full coverage.
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks come in eight shades. Almost all of them are bold. Not just bold, but B.O.L.D. The shades in the range are 01 Personne Ne Rouge!, 02 Frambourjoise, 03 Hot Pepper, 04 Peach Club, 05 Ole Flamingo, 06 Pink Pong, 07 Nu*de-ist and 08 Grand Cru.

Read on for my review and swatches of the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks.

LookFantastic beauty box November 2014 unboxing

LookFantastic beauty box November 2014 unboxing

One thing I love about the LookFantastic beauty boxes is that they ship out on the first week of each month, so you get them within a week, tops, wherever you are around the world. No need to be waiting for this beauty box well into the following month. For those who came in late, LookFantastic beauty boxes are sent out worldwide from the UK. You can check out my previous LookFantastic boxes here.
With a growing number of calls for including makeup in these boxes, LookFantastic has obliged this time. The downside, for me, is that makeup is something that needs to be customised, more than skincare. On the other hand, you never know when you might discover an amazing eye or lip product that works for you. 

Read on for my unboxing of the November 2014 LookFantastic beauty box.


Rimmel Provocalips 16hr Lip Colour review, swatches

Rimmel Provocalips 16hr Lip Colour review, swatches

Ever since Rouge Double Intensite Lip Color in shade Rose Garnet, swatched here, was chucked out of Chanel's inventory last Fall, I have been hunting for an all-day lipstick in a subtle-enough shade. I have shade issues with MUFE Aqua Rouge (what part of subtle dusty rose is so difficult to understand?), flaking issues with Max Factor Lipfinity, CoverGirl Outlast, Revlon Colorstay Ultimate, Maybelline 16hr Superstay and, worst of all, MAC ProLongwear, the metallic tint in Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lip Duo, and a host of other problems with similar liquid formulae. I was thrilled to find that Rimmel was coming out with Provocalips, which they claim is the more advanced, transfer-proof and long-wearing version of last year's Apocalips (Show Off in the US), which I have reviewed here. While I did like Apocalips, it did not have even half the staying power I am used to - I want a lipstick to last the whole day, so I can forget all about it and concentrate on whatever I am doing. 

There are eight shades in Rimmel's Provocalips range, which launched on October 6 this year. Each costs £6.99. The shades include very subtle neutrals, pretty pinks, a classic red and a vampy berry. Rimmel Provocalips is now my favourite drugstore lip colour range. And two of these shades are perfect for me.

Read on for my review of Rimmel Provocalips 16hr Lip Colours.

Memebox Superbox 62 Just Gellin' unboxing, review

Memebox Superbox 62 Just Gellin' unboxing, review
Are you a fan of gel-based skincare products and makeup? I am! Gel-based skincare does not break me out as much as creams or lotions do. And, I love gel eyeliners a lot more than pencil eyeliners, though I must be honest and confess that liquid eyeliners are my favourite. When Memebox released a gel-textured beauty box, I was definitely going to buy it! I expected a gel eyeliner, a gel-based lip tint, a peeling gel and a few gel creams, for starters. Find out if I was right.

Read on for my unboxing of the Superbox 62 Just Gellin' Memebox.

Memebox Global Edition 16 unboxing, review

Memebox Global Edition 16 unboxing, review
Shipping out on the 24th of every month, the Global Edition Memeboxes were the first beauty boxes the company brought out for sale outside of Korea. I haven't missed any of them since box 8 - I had bought 4 and 5, and then 6 and 7 were sold out before I could wake up. Costing just $23, they contain skincare for most part, though I have seen the odd lip tint or CC cream slip in. They are always great value for money, and Global Edition 16 is reportedly worth more than $100! I have preordered up to box 19 and can't wait for the next bundle - boxes 20-23? - to come out.

Check out my unboxing of Global Edition 16 from Memebox.

Lip Factory Box October 2014 review, unboxing

Lip Factory Box October 2014 review, unboxing
October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lip Factory themed their beauty box accordingly, titling it "You Are Beautiful". They had warned subscribers of a delay, saying they had been expecting a makeup bag which was late. I thought the bag would not be included this month, but maybe in November, along with the all-lips box. However....
Before I show you the product card, the makeup bag or the other goodies I received, a word for those who came in late - Lip Factory is a monthly makeup subscription that ships worldwide. They send out full-sized products and allow customisation of colours. Boxes cost $22 a month if you are in the US and $32 worldwide. If you are subscribing, do quote reference number 385650 so we get 50 points apiece, which can be redeemed against products or boxes. Enough intro. On to the box.


Read on for my review and unboxing of the Lip Factory box for October 2014.

Chocolate Mania Memebox review

  Memebox Special 45 Chocolate Mania beauty box review, codes

You think you have seen the best Memebox ever, when wham comes another one that far surpasses it. I had maintained that the Cacao box, reviewed here, was their best effort yet. Presuming that this box could not be bettered, I almost did not buy the Chocolate Mania box! But sense prevailed at the last minute, and I had a code to use up.
I prefer white chocolate for eating, but love beauty products based on regular brown chocolate. With the smell of chocolate hitting the nostrils as soon as the package is opened, the Special #45 Chocolate Mania beauty box comes with not five or six, but eight full-sized products. All of which I can put to good use. There is everything in here that you need for a chocolate facial at home. And this box cost a mere $23!
The two chocolate-based Memebox have only served to make me want more chocolate-based beauty products, so I hope they release a third edition soon, featuring chocolate body butter, body lotion and a face serum.

Read on for my unboxing of the Chocolate Mania beauty box from Memebox.