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My lipstick collection and swatches!

Hello Beauties!

Here is my lipstick collection!

Up until 2 years ago, I didn’t own more than 2-3 lipsticks, but now , thanks to internet/e-bay mostly, I own all these goodies.

Let’s start with Nyx:
nyx frappucinno iconic bling tea rose san paulo perfect decadent round lipstick b52 mars hermes milan san paulo sake
Top (L->R) Iconic, B52, Minimalism, Mars, Hermes
Bottom : Perfect, Decadent, Tea Rose, Milan, Frappucino
At left is Sake (lip tint) , to the right is bling (black label ) and the one in the lipgloss tube San Paulo (soft Matte lip cream)
And the rest of my lippies :
mac hot tahiti jordana korres fast play joli rouge lovie loreal sweet nude artdeco essence all about cupcake voodoo posh charming elf pink in the afternoon revlon
I tried to do a collective swatch with numbers. Kinda failed because NYX and the rest both have a 13 number but anyway…
(You can see the photos full size if right click and select view photo)
Nyx :
nyx frappucinno iconic bling tea rose san paulo perfect decadent round lipstick b52 mars hermes milan san paulo sake
nyx frappucinno iconic bling tea rose san paulo perfect decadent round lipstick b52 mars hermes milan san paulo sake
Rest :
mac hot tahiti jordana korres fast play joli rouge lovie loreal sweet nude artdeco essence all about cupcake voodoo posh charming elf pink in the afternoon revlon
mac hot tahiti jordana korres fast play joli rouge lovie loreal sweet nude artdeco essence all about cupcake voodoo posh charming elf pink in the afternoon revlon
Nyx:
 1- Sake /2- Iconic / 3- B52 / 4 –Minimalism / 5 – Mars / 6 – Hermes / 7 – Bling / 8 – Perfect /
9 – Decadent / 10 – Tea Rose / 11 – Milan / 12 – Frappuccino / 13 – San Paulo
Rest:
16 – Nude (Korres) / 17 – No#42 (Artdeco) / 18 – All about Cupcake (Essence) /
19 – Pink in the afternoon (Revlon) / 20 – Charming ( ELF) / 21 – Voodoo (ELF) /
22 – Posh (ELF) / 23 – No#50 (Flower) / 24 – Peach Mocha (Maybeline) /
25 – Rouge Vibration (Lancome)  / 26 – Hot Tahiti (Mac) / 27 – Fast Play (Mac)
28 – Sweet Nude (L’oreal ) / 29 – No#20 (Lovie) / 30 – Joli Rouge (Clarins )
Hope you liked it !
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ΜAC Hot tahiti Lipstick Swatch/Review

Hello  beauties!

It was about time to make a lipstick swatch and here I am , I ll do one from our loving Mac. Its called HOT TAHITI.

Its’a bit winterish for color, that’s why I was waiting for the period of year to come and make the swatch

Its one of my favorite colors atm, if not the most favorite.

Mac hot tahiti swatch  mac hot tahiti

Color is… I don’t know how to describe it. In other reviews online it was described as.. ” Soft Reddish Coral” ”A red with a tinge of orange and pink” ” berry/red/rose” , ” mauv-y red with hints of coral” . I think – suprizingly – everything fits, depends on the canvas you are working it. For example, in my deadly white hand it looks like this:

mac hot tahiti swatch

Where you can see the coraly/orangy touch. To my lips though, I d say is a light mauve-berry to wine.

mac hot tahiti swatch 

Its kinda sheer, but leaves a lovely finish, and is of course, very moisturizing.

I wouldn’t say that is a MLBB color, its a bit more dark to fit that. But its an extremely wearable color.Suprizingly, in dark looks darker, so you can also wear it in night hours as well.

 

Its a very underrated color  and I really don’t see why ! I think that fits all the skin tones, and its a color that you could wear all the time .

Would you buy such color?

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Lots of love

V

How I fell in love with a lipstick color, ELF – Voodoo

Hello beauties.

Its ELF time again.

I was about to make a review about some ELF products all together, but I hadn’t really tried this lipstick before. Once I did it, I had to post about it seperately.

There was not long ago that I said that I don’t usually try darker lipsticks, because I prefer ”safer” colors. Being pale in my skin, with dark hair, and big lips for my face, a too bright, or too red color for me is very risky.

I can’t really describe how much I loved this color. From the moment I tried it , I … just loved it !  It might just be me, and you might disagree with me, that’s why I ll swatch it and I expect your opinion as well.

Elf says : Spicy Warm Red Creme

I don’t know how exactly to describe it, its like the color of cherries? Wine red? Don’t know, its just looking great 😉

 

 

 

Looks  just okay, isn’t it ? But look it on my lips…

 

 

And how it actually looks with my skintone, colors,etc

         

So, what do you think?

I am delussional or it looks as good as I think it does?

Lots of Love.

V.

 

 

 

 

Korres lipstick swatches – soft touch lip pen & guava lipstick.

Hello beauties!

I am so sorry for being absent for that long, but I am (still) out of Athens, I use and older-than-death-PC, plus I was sick for over a week, and didn’t really have the energy to blog.

Before doing any other swatch, I realized that I had 2 Korres lippies that I forgot.

Many times I buy a product, don’t like it atm, and then remember it and use it again.

This time is Korres’ soft touch lip pen in ”dark pink” and Korres’ guava lipstick in nude.

 

     

 

And here they are swatched in my hand

There is no need to say that I prefer the dark pink over the nude. The nude isn’t exactly nude, its more orangy than it should be, so, now I remember why I didn’t really enjoyed it in the first place. Dark pink is a MLBB color, that I love.

(Something I remembered. I recently bought a lipstick from a brand named ”prestige”, and while from the outside looked like pink, was very orangy. The lipstick quality is amazing, but the color is bad, I might swatch it soon. Greek readers, have you ever tried prestige?)

But, out of those two, I prefer the quality of the guava lipstick. Its more moisturizing and glides perfect when applied. While the Soft touch lip pen (apricot line?) is very stable, and has a veeery good staying power, its more ”dry”. Not so on the lips, but in the touch of it.

I wear the pink very often, but the nude, not. Only with a lipgloss.(Its a shame I can’t use it as much as I want)

Have a look of both in my lips, and decide yourselves as well

And here is the guava lipstick in nude

What do you think? Do you like Korres lippies?

Lots of Love beauties.

V.

 

Nyx Black label swatch : Bling

Hello Beauties….

How have you been? I had a bad time in  holidays since I got sick.. again.. Ever Xmas I m getting sick :S

I am still not totally okay, but , in better condition…

I know, I know its unacceptable for me that I haven’t update my posts for too long.

The think is that I had an 6 y.o camera of 6Mpx, that I was using. During holidays I got a new one of 12Mpx, but I can’t really use it the same.

The photos tent to get lighter, so I tried 3 times to swatch Bling, and couldn’t see the color (I saw in reality), in the photos…

I did something different today, its not that its the best thing I can do, but anyway…

So….

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This is Nyx Black Label lipstick in Bling. Very popular color, I could say…

   

(okay okay, I might have put the 3rd photo just to show my nails (Opi Dutch tulip and INM hologram silver)

I tried different angles and lighting to show you the color…

   

 

And here it is swatched in my arm, together with Iconic (which I will swatch very soon) and Minimalism…

(L-t-R : Bling, Iconic, Minimalism)

About Black Label series….

Well, Black label is indeed different from the round lipsticks series.. Not only in price, but in quality, smell, packaging…

Its NOT more pigmented but its more moisturizing, has a bit longer staying power, and smells better. The packaging looks more ”high quality”, but I prefer round lipstick’s more… Smaller, and fits better in smaller handbags/clutches.

The Black Label Bling…

Bling is a neutral color, for every day. I can’t really describe it , its surely pink, but its very.. grey. I mean, its kind of a boring pink with grey undetones?

Being pale myself, NC20, BUT with dark brown hair/brows and green eyes, and naturally NON-blushing cheeks, I wanted something to look more… alive in me.

I usually have the corpse look, so this doesn’t really help

It is a beautiful color, actually. I just need to year it with more strong eye makeup, I guess…

What do you think? Have you used it ? Have you used Black label lipsticks from Nyx?

Stay tuned and enjoy!

Lots of Love

V

PS: In my following posts I will show you  my Elf haul (when it will arrive) is as well as ”What’s in my bag” post (probably tommorow)…

Also, Iconic’s swatch (Nyx round lipstick), which is AMAZING! I already love it ! I adore it !

Nyx ( Heather and Frappucino) and Essence (all about cupcake) lipstick swatches.

Well well well…..

I would like to thank all of my followers, who little by little are growing in numbers 🙂 Thank you very much! ♥

So.. Yesterday I went to Hondos Center (kind of Greek version of Sephora – more popular in Greece than Sephora- ) to buy a nail polish of my fave brand seventeen.

Something caught my eye, and was a cosmetics stand of the German brand ”essence”. Essence is super cheap, with okay quality. I first saw it 3 years ago to a (business)  trip I had to Germany. It had some football matches so colleauges were watching football and I decided to go shopping instead. I bought some nail polishes and lipglosses back then. I remember loving the polishes 🙂

So, I got my self an eyeshadow base, a lipstick (around 2.5€) , a nail polish and a dry-fast nail drops (yes, it IS useless but anyway)….

Together with Nyx’s Heather and Frappucino, I am going to swatch essence’s no #53 ”All about cupcake”.

This time my photos are very -very crappy, my camera is old, and probably in its last days,too… Its only 6mP . I have it for like .. 5 years !!!

Here are the lipsticks in natural light

   

Here is Nyx’s Frappucino:

 

Frappucino is an orangy-pink-brown-nude whatever color… Its a best seller, but its not MY color.

Its not that is bad, with certain make-up will actually look better, but its not that its my favorite either. Its not because of the color itself, but because of MY colors.

I am very pale myself (NC20) and very ”deadly-white”, too. You know, my cheeks are never naturally blushed, my undertones are yellow,etc….

Here is Nyx’s Heather :

This color is very-very creamy. Its so much creamy that seems like shimmering while it is not.

I was kinda dissapointed on Heather to be honest . I thought it was a natural color , on the purple side (which it is ), and it looks great in the photos but …

…..Its not that  flattering in reality.

It seems ”fake” in lips (do I make sense?) , and makes teeth look more yellow. Maybe its not flattering to me though, I don’t know..

And here is Essence’s All about cupcake. (last photo is my bare lips)

    

Its sheer.Very sheer. It gives you that pinky-natural color, but its almost like wearing a lip balm. Compared to my bare lips, it gives just a pinky glimpse of color.

It has a nice smell which I can’t really tell what it is, but a bit ”cheap-quality” packaging, though its a modern-looking packaging…

Bottom line?… Hm, I don’t know. I can’t really tell about ”All about cupcake” since It gives only a little color. No negative thoughts for sure.. But I.. don’t know..

What do you think about the lipsticks and the shades? You liked any? Do you have any of those? Who looks better one me ?

Thank you once again

V.

My Nyx haul – accepting requests for my swatches

Today I received my last order of Nyx with:

Round Lipsticks: Cocoa – Perfect – Pumpkin Pie – Heather and Hermes

(I already have Mars,Minimalism,Milan, Tea Rose, Frappucinno and B52)

Mega shine Lipgloss : Juicy Red and Tea Rose

(I already have Smokey and natural)

Round Lipgloss : Apricot and Pinky Natural

(I also have the Lip Spa in Sake color)

I also bough MAC Mineralize SPF foundation (NC20) , Korres lip Butter ( Peach and Rose ) , as well as  Korres Cherry gloss in Nude

I will start with swatching B52 and Milan…

But I will continue with everything requested from you from those listed above.

I have a huge list of nail polishes too, as well as other cosmetics, but I want to swatch those first…

Thanks for following and reading.

 

Lots of love

V.