Thursday, 11 August 2016

Kate Moss 15 Year Anniversary Nude Lipstick Review

Its no secret that I'm really getting into wearing lipsticks at the moment. For me its all been about rocking that bold lip to go with my blue hair. However recently I've been leaning into trying out more nude shades for the days I want to be more subtle. Imagine my excitement when I learned that Kate Moss was bringing out a new 15 year anniversary lipstick collection that included some brand new nude shades. I obviously had to get my hands on a couple.

I decided I wanted to get the lightest and darkest nude there was to offer so I purchased No 54 in Rock'N'Roll Nude which is a pinky nude ideal for cool skin tones and No 56 in Boho Nude, a caramel colour more suited to warmer tones.

Before I go on can we just appreciate how gorgeous the packaging of this product is? I was like a magpie to all things shiny when I noticed the rose gold detail. To me it resembles the Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks and gives off a more "high end" feel. Totally love that. 

Both creamy in consistency and moisturizing on the lips these are true to colour and give off a very sheer look and great pay off. The longevity however is a bit disappointing in my opinion. I wouldn't advise leaving this lipstick at home as It does need to be applied throughout the day, especially if your planning to eat and drink. However at £6.49 each who am I to complain? I think they're a bloody bargain!

left to right Rock'N'Roll Nude, Boho Nude

 I'm actually really fussy when it comes to wearing lipsticks. I don't like how drying some can feel and by the end of the day I can't wait to reach for a face wipe to take them off. However these lipsticks feel really comfortable and I always reach for them over a lot of my higher end ones. I think they are perfect for everyday wear and look really flattering with a subtle make-up look.

Overall I'm really happy with these. There is no denying that Kate Moss brings out some iconic collections that have many people raving and I myself am all for jumping on this band wagon. I will definitely be purchasing the "My Nude" shade to add to my collection along with her "Retro Red" shade which is a gorgeous plum colour for my more vamped up looks.

I can't wait to see what other products Kate Moss has lined up for the future.

Have you tried any of Kate Moss's 15 year anniversary collection? What were your thoughts? Let me know in the comments!

Photos & Words : Sammi Williamson

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Laura Geller "The Delectables Eyeshadow Palette" First Impressions

Last weekend was very special to say the least. Why I hear you ask? Well I happened to receive the prettiest of packages off Mr postman (who might I add is probably getting sick of all the things coming to my door recently..sorry about that). On this occasion he dropped off Laura Gellers "The Delectables Eyeshadow Palette"

I'm really starting to grow my make-up collection and try new things so I cant even explain the sheer excitement I had getting my hands on this. I was lucky enough to win a twitter giveaway with MMCL who kindly sent it to me along with a mascara and beautiful lipgloss. As a way of getting back into writing and contributing more to this blog I thought I'd do my first impressions of this palette.

Firstly can we talk about how visually stunning this palette is? The 14 shades that are included are nothing short of memorizing. To me they kind of look like teeny tiny planets! There is a mixture of matte and shimmery warm tones and nudes which are baked to give off a really subtle look or if used wet a more dramatic effect. The colours are so versatile and can be used to create many different looks, not to mention they make a really flattering eyeliner.

When I first used this palette I was really impressed with how highly pigminted the shades were. They glide on like a dream with very little fallout and were very easily buildable. After wearing the eyeshadow for over a solid 12+ hours it still looked as good as the first time I applied it. 

The packaging leaves something to be desired I guess, I'm not really a huge fan of the cardboard or the brush thats included but thats because I've been spoilt by the likes of urban decay and their smokey palette. I have to say though that is it really sturdy and comes with a big enough mirror so its worth taking it on the go.


Top row left to right : Créme, Dolce, Hazelnut, Raisin, Truffle, Khaki. Forest
Bottom row left to right : Vanilla, Mushroom, Honey, Sunrise, Vintage, Brown Sugar, Mahogany

My favourite shades out of this palette would have to be Rasin, Sunrise, Forest, Brown Sugar and Vintage. For my everyday go to look with this palette I start with Vanilla as a base all over my lid followed by hazelnut on the outer corner of my eye and blended into the crease. I then bring that shade a bit higher above the crease to make my eyes stand out more (great tip if you have hooded eyes) and then I finish off with Raisin going over the Hazelnut to really build up that colour and intensity. It makes for a really great smokey nude.

I hadn't ever looked into Laura Gellers products before now but its clear to see she is a very passionate woman who puts the most effort into her line. This palette is amazing value for money and I would highly recommend it to anyone. I can't wait to experiment with it more :)

Thanks for reading.

Have you tried Laura Geller's products before? I'd love to know your thoughts. All comments are appreciated and don't forget to leave your links so I can comment back! :)

Photos & Words : Sammi Williamson