Haul : BECCA, MAC, Real Techniques
I do admit... this year I went a little crazy with the treating myself for Christmas kind of thing. I try to convince myself that my little hauls every now and again will benefit this blog helping me keep up to date with the non-stop ever growing world of makeup... but let's be honest I just want to try out all the hyped up products for myself :P
The first thing that I got was the BECCA x Jacyln Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop. This is BEAUTIFUL!! I had been eyeing this product for a very long time, but I didn't want to give in to all the hype. BECCA highlighters are known for their creamy formulas and I adore Jacyln Hill and love all the makeup looks she creates however I didn't think anything could top my beloved Mary Lou Manizer by theBalm. Having said that, I think that this limited edition highlighter gives a truly unique glow. It is described as a soft white gold with pinky peach undertones which I find so flattering on my skin tone. It is a must for any makeup lover. I like to apply it using a fan brush, to ensure that it gives a nice subtle radiance to my skin.
The Christmas Tag
Hey guys :) MERRY CHRISTMAS! Wishing you all the love and joy in the world. By now, you probably know that I LOVE tags so I thought what better way to celebrate this day than to do the Christmas Tag. I saw this tag on Thatlitteblogofeverything and I loved it so I wanted to try it out myself. Make sure to check out her blog as well :)
What is your favourite Christmas film?
Although I love all Christmas classics, my favourites would definitely have to be Elf and Christmas with the Kranks. Tim Allen and Will Ferrell always manage to make my day.
Have you ever had a white Christmas?
I wish. Since I live in Malta, it is very unlikely that I will ever get to experience a white Christmas unless I’m on holiday during this time. I’ve only seen snow once in my life on Mount Etna in Sicily.
What’s your favourite Christmas colour?
Gold,definitely. I love gold all year round but I just think it’s such a festive colour. Gold burballs are the best!
Do you like to stay in your PJ’s or dress up for Christmas?
Well, usually I tend to dress up cause we always have some sort of lunch plans. However, after all the food (feeling like I’m about to explode), as soon as I get home I love to stay bundled up in my PJs under a warm blanket watching some TV, unless I have other plans of course.
Top 4 Lipsticks for the Holidays
It's finally that time of the year again, and that can only mean one thing; rummaging through my collection to find the perfect red lipstick to pair up with a golden glittery eye look. Nothing says Christmas more than a red lip in my opinion, so today I thought I'd share some of my faves.
1. MAC Ruby Woo - this is an all time classic for me. The colour compliments my yellow undertones so beautifully. Due to its Retro Matte formula it can be drying on the lips, (which also means it's got great staying power) however it's nothing a little lip balm won't fix. It is a matte blue red which can turn any look into instant glam!
2. NYX Matte Lipstick in Perfect Red - This is also a blue toned red which is a great drugstore alternative. It goes on very smoothly on the lips (even on my dry, chapped lips) and the pigmentation is amazing for the price. The staying power is pretty good too for a matte formula. I've heard many say that this is a dupe for MAC's Russian Red so I thought I would insert a picture comparing the two so you can see for yourself.
3. MAC Russian Red - this lipstick will suit every skin tone. It is a classic blue toned bold red, (as you can see, I love my blue tones!) which is not as drying as Ruby Woo due to its matte formula in fact it applies like a dream however I find that it doesn't last as long. It is very opaque so colour pay off is amazing but I would definitely recommend a lip liner with this one just to make sure that you have no bleeding and it doesn't smudge all over your face.
4. Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss in 107 - This is also one of my faves and I can't not mention it. I must admit, that it is the only lipstick I own from Rimmel. It is more of a darker red compared to the others with a slight berry twist. It is highly pigmented, matte and has a characteristic smell (very similar to watermelons, I would say). Even if it fades over a few hours, it will leave a nice stain on your lip which will give them a bit more colour. Overall, it's a winner in my books.
Do you have any favourite red lipsticks? Make sure to comment below with any suggestions. I'd love to know!
Until next time,
21 year old beauty blogger and University student from Malta. I've always loved makeup and anything beauty related so I've decided to share my passion through this blog.