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May. 09.

Face Friday: Physicians Formula Launch

pf-face-thIt’s Friday and that means it’s time for another face. This one is actually similar but more ramped up than last weeks face, which was more minimalistic, and was what I used to go to the launch of Physicians Formula on Wednesday evening. I was looking for something that wouldn’t really move, but was still light. Inevitably some of my face did move a little, but the heat in the room was unreal!



  • Foundation: Maybelline – Fit Me Foundation (125 – Nude Beige)
  • Bronzer: Wet n Wild – Coloricon Bronzer (E740 – Bikini Contest)
  • Blush: Benefit – Hervana


  • Brows: Maybelline – Brow Drama (Medium Brown)
  • Shadow: Wet n Wild – Coloricon Shadow Trio (E380B – Walking On Eggshells)
  • Liner: Wet n Wild – Coloricon Liner Pencil (E655 – Charcoal)
  • Mascara: Lancôme – Hypnôse Doll Eyes (01 – So Black)


  • Balm: Hyalogic – Episilk Lip Balm
  • Lipstick: Bourjois – Rouge Edition Velvet Liquid Lipstick (05 – Olé Flamingo)


  • Blank Canvas – F20 – Foundation
  • Real Techniques – Multi Task Brush – Blush
  • Blank Canvas – F16 – Bronzer (dusted over whole face)
  • Blank Canvas – E32 – Eyeshadow
  • Real Techniques – Essential Crease Brush – Eyeshadow
  • Royal & Langnickel – Silk C260 Taklon Shadow – Eyeshadow

Other items:

  • Eyelash Curler – Eyeko
  • Glasses – Firmoo


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May. 08.

Tested Thursday: Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick

tt-bourjois-thOn a recent post about the Wet n Wild Megalast liquid lipstick, there was a lot of love for the new offering from Bourjois, their Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick. Being the magpie that I am, I promptly bought one when I was in Boots the next day, and now have some thoughts to share on it. Please do read on.

bourjois tube

The shade I picked up was 05 – Olé Flamingo, a bright pink. As much as I love my reds and deeper colours, I have enough reds (for now, not outright) and darks and summer just don’t go. This really works for summer. The packaging is, well, nothing to write home about. It’s a slightly rounded square, clear tube, with a colour co-ordinated lid. Nothing fancy, but very solid. Not much to say about it, really.

bourjois wand

Inside the lid is a doefoot wand applicator, which is comfortable, soft and holds a perfectly suitable amount of product. It is as simple as 1 dip, 1 lip, 1 coat. No messing about trying to get enough product to work with. It also glides on to the lips beautifully, feeling rather creamy. Creamy lipsticks tend to be short lived though, right?

bourjois lips

Wrong. Here it is when I applied it at about 4pm yesterday, before going out to an event. About 7 hours later, after chats, eats, drinks, more chats and dinner, it was still there. There was some wear on the top lip, but the bottom lip was nearly perfect. That means we have a lipstick that looks good, feels creamy, dries matte, lasts and doesn’t dry out the lips. Well done Bourjois!

What do you think of Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks? What other shades should I be buying? The comments await!


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May. 02.

Face Friday: New Product Face

ff-newproducts-thThere’s a box of new products sitting next to me, and it’s always getting filled up with different bits and pieces. Things I’ve bought, things I’ve won, things I’ve been given to try out, you get the idea. So, today, for Face Friday, I’m doing a new product face, to try and work through a few of them and give them a whirl.


Products used:


Tinted Moisturiser: MeMeMe Cosmetics Flawless Tinted Moisturiser (02 – Beige Blush) I’m rather impressed by this. Normally, when I see something labelled beige I skip right over this in favour of its sister that says milk bottle. However, as I didn’t have a choice in shade I gave it a whirl and it matches my skin extremely well, if slightly more yellow than I want. It also sinks in well and leave my skin looking bare faced but better.

Blush: NYC Cheek Glow (649 – Prospect Park Rose) This is really quite sheer, but buildable if you so wish. It does, as the name suggests, leave a glow on your cheeks, again bare faced but better.

Bronzer: Wet n Wild Coloricon Bronzer (E740 – Bikini Contest) I normally use its sister (Ticket To Brazil) for contouring, but here used it all over the face to give a bit more of a sunkissed look. A light hand is required though, or you will, like I did, have to go back and start again.


Brows: Maybelline Brow Drama (Medium Brown) The only not new item on this face, but only because I have no new brow items to try out. You know my views on this.

Shadow: butter LONDON Wink Cream Eye Shadow (Sun Kiss) This comes in a tube with an applicator like a liquid lipstick. It is quite wet and spreads about well, but dries solid. The colour here doesn’t work as a shadow on its own, but my intention was to use its subtle shimmer to just brighten the eyes, and it works for that.

Mascara: Rimmel ScandalEyes by Kate Mascara (004 Eye Rocks Jet Black) The funky “broken heart” shaped wand looks weird, but its dense bristles helped the mascara to glide on nicely, adding length and volume.


Lipstick: Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet (05 Olé Flamingo) The only item that is meant to look made up on the face, this works perfectly to deliver that stand out feature. It is rich, creamy, and while it dries to a matte finish, it at no point felt drying on my lips (though I had put on a good dose of lip balm shortly before) I think I’m in love with this.

And the finished look goes something like this…


I did have to up the exposure of the image in photoshop a little, to try and bring the colours back to what they look like in real life, as the light was playing with the camera a little. That said, I am really happy with how the pared back, natural features of the face allow the lips to be the stand out in the look. It did not need anything else or it would have looked overdone.

What do you think? Does it inspire you to try out anything new? Let me know.


Note: Products are a mixture of shop bought, won and items for review.

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Jan. 13.

Swatch: Bourjois 1 Second Gel – Shade 14

nv61-thumbThis swatch is of Bourjois 1 Second Gel polish in shade 14 (no name) and is listed in my stash as bottle NV61. This was requested by Sharon of Behind Green Eyes. Shots are taken both with and without flash.




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