I think now is a good time to appreciate how far we’ve all come in terms of makeup. Who knew an egg-shaped sponge, not far off the ones in mum’s kitchen, could blend a skin-toned liquid to perfection? Non-surgical nose jobs are achievable with just a few lines of concealer and to top that off, our cheekbones can be seen from Space. Not being funny but those three points alone give me enough reason to continue splashing out on beauty products to accentuate and enhance my imperfectly perfect canvas that I call, my face. That’s right, love what you’re born with, always, yet don’t be afraid to let your creative juices flow – makeup is an art form in my books. I wouldn’t say that I’m anywhere near my prime in terms of makeup and beauty overall. However I have for sure learnt a thing or two along the way that I feel could help you to skip a few blunders and contribute to your knowledge within beauty by learning from a few of my mistakes, so here goes.

beauty mistakes lipstick


1. Not washing my egg-shaped sponge as often as I should

By now, I’m assuming you’re all well aware that I’m referring to the god-sent, Beautyblender. If not, surprise and you need it in your life. It is a little pricy I suppose but in the same way as buying £200 worth of clothes online and then finding out delivery is £6.99 – in other words, you’ll complain but pay for it anyway because it’s worth it. In my opinion, it’s well worth the little splurge as I use it for nearly e-ver-y-thing. Dampen it and it’s your best friend when it comes to applying foundation, concealer, translucent powder to bake under your eyes or clean up underneath your cheek contour; you name it. I guess the downside to it’s multi-purposefulness is that you really MUST have it clean before EVERY use. There’s no two ways about it, no matter how much you want to let one day slide, is it really worth a pimple or even worse, a breakout? Oh the horror, I think not. It really does make a noticeable improvement in the application and finish of your makeup too. If you’re like me and understand the importance but absolutely dread the thought of sitting there massaging and rinsing it a million and one times, my little tip is to take it in the bathroom with you and get it done before your morning shower. If you choose not to shower in the morning then, sorry. I find that it’s the best time though because I have to have a morning shower whether I like it or not, same as having to wash my Beautyblender so I’m killing two birds with one stone. Oh, and if you’re looking for an affordable and effective cleanser to use on your own, baby shampoo works wonders.


Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow pomade


2. Doing my eyebrows after my face makeup instead of before

I wouldn’t say this is necessarily a “mistake” as I know people do either one and neither one is right or wrong. Recently though, I’ve started to do my brows – with either a pencil or pomade depending on the amount of time I have – before I apply my foundation, concealer etc. Since doing this, I’ve found that my brows don’t look nearly as harsh or “done” if that makes sense. They just appear a lot more natural and subtle alongside the rest of my face makeup instead of looking overly highlighted or artificial as I believed they used to when I’d do them after. I think it mostly comes down to the whole step of using concealer to carve out my brows which actually contains another change in itself that I’ve implemented which I’ll come back to in a second. The fact I and I’m sure a lot of you use concealer typically in the shade of your exact skin tone or maybe a shade lighter means that you can sometimes end up with a bit of a halo effect if you haven’t blended it all out completely. Having this on top of your even base created from your foundation just defeats the purpose of your foundation as it creates an uneven complexion. Doing your brows first however means that your foundation can do it’s main job – evening out your complexion – across your whole face and this way it’s able to include the space around your brows to get rid of that harsh drawn-on look. The change I was referring to previously was that I now only use concealer under my brows instead of on the top and bottom. This again comes down to personal preference. I find it makes my brows again less harsh, naturally full and defined.


The brow pencil and pomade that I have been switching back and forth between lately:

I use the shade “Spiked” for the pencil and the shade “Ebony” for the pomade.

3. Not using a primer and setting spray

These two bad boys make a world of a difference honestly. I was once one of those people who thought priming was just an unnecessary step that brands were trying to get people to buy into for marketing and money-making purposes. Guys, priming will change the game. I thankfully don’t suffer with large pores or particularly oily skin (let’s not jinx yourself love) but if you are one of those people, Benefit’s Porefessional is amazing for pores and I know Smashbox do some brilliant primers for a range of different needs as well as the loads of others on offer out there. Even though I don’t suffer from large pores, I do have some form of texture on my nose and beside it and I occasionally will get oily in my T-zone so for those reasons, I use the Porefessional primer. It has quite a thick and more creamy than silicone feel to it so it glides over my skin and just gives me a much nicer and smoother base to apply my makeup on top of. I place it on and around my nose and in my T-zone to also combat any oiliness and it does the job perfectly. If you’re still not entirely sold, don’t worry I wasn’t as easily swayed either, priming will 100% increase the longevity of your makeup.

Setting spray has the same effect. Being at school, college, uni, work or wherever you are for a long period of time will guarantee that your makeup will definitely not look as polished as it did before you dashed out the house to jump on the next packed train filled with hot and bothered work go’ers. So giving your face a nice spritz before your day ahead will basically keep everything in tact for longer. Sold yet?


My go-to primer and setting spray:


Benefit PoreFessional primer review Mac Fix+


4. Not giving my face a good scrub at least once or twice a week

Exfoliating was, for a while, one of those things I knew were beneficial but wouldn’t do often enough at all; kind of like going to the gym, I’d do it for a while then fall off. Anywayyyyy (there’s always 2018’s new years resolutions), once I made the conscious decision to use a face scrub at least once a week on my face, the glow was addictive. I used to use one from St. Ives however I heard from many different sources that it wasn’t too good on the skin so I had a little rummage around and gave the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Daily Scrub a try, I love it. For those who don’t have any major skin issues that need specific focus on, this is a good all-rounder option. It claims to help eliminate and prevent spots and blackheads, unclog pores, prevent future breakouts as well as to clean deep down yet gently purify the skin without overdrying it. I’ve found it to be one of the only scrubs that don’t actually irritate or trigger my skin into breaking out which I was pleasantly surprised by so whether or not it does all that it claims to down to a T, I would recommend it solely based on the fact that it does everything a face scrub is meant to with no extra bits and bobs in my opinion. My skin feels so soft and plump afterwards and genuinely brighter and more luminous which is something I could tell from my first use. Exfoliating pretty much gently sheds your top layer of skin in order to create a smooth and brighter new surface and so if you don’t already include it in your skin care routine at least once a week, twice or three times if you can, please do as even your bummy, no-makeup days will be taken up a notch after being good to go after applying simply your favourite moisturiser, easy.


moisturising and exfoliatingmakeup lighting


5. Choosing bathroom or bedroom lighting over daylight when applying makeup

If you can confidently say you’ve never had a bad makeup day, not to rain on your parade or anything but, you’re lying! A lot of the time back when I first stared wearing makeup and I’m talking tinted moisturiser, some mascara and a bit of lip balm, I often left the house with two different skin tones on my face and neck. When I really became pro, my touch of blush became a stamp of pink powder on each cheek but you know, you live and you learn. The point I’m getting at is, if you can, please do avoid bedroom or bathroom lighting when doing your makeup. I feel as though many of you already know this from similar shock horror moments caused throughout the day from your once perfectly matched foundation looking like a masked mess, literally. If not, to avoid any dramatic lines of demarkation or badly blended concealer or blush situations, daylight is key. I found my makeup to improve tremendously once I made it mandatory for me to sit in front of a large mirror as it most accurately resonated with outdoor lighting. If you’re doing your makeup for nights out or don’t have anywhere that you’re majorly accessible to daylight, avoiding extremely yellow or orange light is the way to go. It saved me and if you haven’t already made daylight your go-to source of light when doing your makeup, save yourself girl.


makeup blending brushes

What beauty hacks or tips have you discovered that have made a noticeable difference for you?

A couple of weeks ago, I came to the conclusion that I wanted to up my makeup game. I’m sure I’ve mentioned previously on here but I do tend to keep my makeup more on the simple, everyday side. However, after following some amazing MUAs, YouTubers and bloggers over the years, I’ve finally decided that I want to have a little play about myself. It might also come as a surprise to you that I don’t actually own a TON of makeup – which in a perfect world would be the complete opposite – but believe me, I’m aiming to change that REAL quick. I mean, life’s too short not to to buy an unnecessary amount of makeup, let a girl live.  So I have kickstarted my journey towards growing my makeup collection by getting my hands on two products which have literally made my under-eyes more highlighted, creaseless and long-lasting than ever before. After this little change up,  I was very much inspired to create an easy and quick sultry, brown eye look so that if you’re like me and aren’t necessarily at the cut-crease level of eye makeup yet, you can whip this up in a few minutes and feel a few steps closer.


How I Conceal

So the star of the show in my under eye routine goes to the Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer. Yes, it’s worth the hype, yes, the applicator is probably a quarter the size of my head (exaggeration of the year) but the finish and long-lasting qualities in my opinion is what makes this concealer a game-changer. After two weeks of using the Shape Tape everyday, I can confidently say it’s the best concealer I’ve used. I’m not going to lie, I was a bit caught off guard by the shade once I actually received it as it was a little lighter than I expected and testing it out with bedroom lighting at 8pm didn’t help. Nevertheless, I was determined to make it work for my skin tone and alongside the rest of my makeup as I was not about to have it sit and collect dust after hearing so many good things about it. So I gave it another go the next morning before college which was a bit of a risk as I could’ve either looked bright and awake for college or as if I was experimenting with halloween looks to showcase on the Underground. Thankfully, the first possibility became the case.


It is definitely high-coverage and worthy of covering minimum hours of sleep or any discolouration. For that reason, a little bit goes an extremely long way especially in my case of the shade I chose appearing darker online that in person so keep that in mind if purchasing via the Tarte website. I also have found that it spreads evenly and beautifully however I do have to take the time to really ensure it’s blended in completely to get that finish and  reduce the chance of a cakey, heavier feel. I use a dampened Beautyblender to do so.



How I Set My Concealer


It was about time a switched up the powder I used to set my concealer as I just wasn’t achieving the look I desired. For ages and ages I had my eye on the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder as again, I heard many great things but for whatever reason, never got around to getting my hands on it. I then a lot more recently began to see the RCMA No-Color Powder pop up more often on social media and was very much intrigued as it claimed and appeared to be a cheaper yet just as good alternative to the Laura Mercier powder. I wish I tried it sooner. The actual formula of the powder is so finely milled so it is so lightweight and doesn’t make your under eyes feel about 10lbs heavier than they once were. Of course the main benefit that this powder provides is its “no-color”. I was really curious to see what the outcome would be on me personally as I was afraid it would give me a bit of a white cast which as mentioned before, wouldn’t be ideal alongside my minor concealer issue. At first, as this was my first time testing a loose and translucent powder, I baked with it and did find it left me looking slightly ghostly but as I’ve become more familiar, I’ve discovered you really have to work to buff in and simultaneously buff away the powder to create an airbrushed finish. Once I realised this, I had no issues.

I’ve never tried a powder that literally gives me little to no creasing and again due to the tiny particles of the powder itself, it leaves your under eyes feeling and looking SO SMOOTH. I only use it in the centre area of my face as I find it brightens as well as sets my concealer so I use a skin-toned powder for the rest of my face over my foundation. I am so happy I gave it a go and I’d so recommend you do too if you’re looking for a lightweight and affordable translucent powder. The only, if you will, downfall about this powder is that it is somewhat messy to use. More so in terms of getting on your clothes and surface you sit and do your makeup at so I throw a towel over my clothes whilst using it to bake and just wipe away and clean my surface afterwards. To apply the powder, I re-dampen (if necessary) the same Beautyblender I used to apply my concealer and dip it into the lid of the powder where I emptied a bit out ready to apply. I leave the powder to bake whilst proceeding to contour and set that before patting in and dusting away the RCMA powder with my buffing brush from the Real Techniques Core Collection. I find patting in the powder and not only dusting it away further reduces the chance of creasing.



How I Create My Everyday Autumn Eye


Step 1: I’ll prime my eyes with MAC Prolongwear Concealer in NC45 as it is of course long-lasting, doesn’t crease and it a very close match to my skin tone as conceals any darkness in order to allow my shadows to show up as true to colour as possible.

Step 2: I’ll then go on to blend the concealer in with my Beautyblender before then using it to set with my RCMA powder by patting it and dusting it away with a fluffier powder brush.

Step 3: I start off the look by using a medium-sized blending brush to sweep the shade Cayenne from the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette in my crease. This shade is a really nice brown shade with a hint of burgundy, my favourite shades for the Autumn season. I build up the product by applying small amounts each time to best achieve a diffused, soft and sultry effect on the eyes.

Step 4: I then use a flat shader brush to pat the shade He Devil onto my lid. I again really build this shade up to intensify the look as the warm tones really make my brown eyes and any eye colour pop. He Devil is very similar to Cayenne yet slightly more on the burgundy side which therefore adds a hint of colour whilst still remaining wearable for the daytime.

Step 5: I then go back with the previous blending brush I first used to again add a little more Cayenne into the crease and where the edge of the shade He Devil on my lid finishes in order to blend the two shades together and make the look seamless.

Step 6: For my lower lash line, I use a pencil brush to first apply Cayenne and then He Devil over the top to tie the eye shadow together and make it appear more sultry.

Step 7: Finally, as for lashes, I tend to use any mascara I gravitate towards on the day, my fave of the moment has been the Benefit They’re Real mascara. I don’t typically apply falsies on a daily basis but in the photo below I applied Feline Lashes in the style Savannah which are only the second pair of false lashes I’ve tried and have madly fallen in love with.


What is your favourite concealer, powder and if so, go-to eyeshadow look of the moment?

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Having only been at college for a month now sure, I don’t have the most experience. However, what I have gained I feel is enough to interest at least one of you so that’s all that matters. Reaching the end of secondary school could not have arrived faster for me, I was so ready to leave. It just wasn’t for me. Don’t get me wrong, I ended up with an overwhelming set of predominantly A and A* GCSE results! But fashion was always the field I wished to go into career-wise. So I went against my teacher’s wishes of studying A-levels and am now studying a University of Arts fashion diploma; needless to say, I am extremely happy that I stuck to my guns and ignored a few gobsmacked faces and here’s why.


Photography: Beth Sandland


“…it was overwhelming!”

Freedommmmm! No but really, it especially hit me during my first week. I was so taken aback by how much more I gained a real sense of independence and mostly individuality. I can’t speak for other subject courses but for my fashion course and I’m assuming others, everyone is so different and unique in terms of the way they dress, sketch, design and create. At first, I found that really intimidating. Being in a class of around 30 alongside students who dress bold and quirky, sporty and casual or even urban and edgy, it was overwhelming! It almost made me question whether or not I was quite “glamorous enough” or had an established enough personal style to fit in around a group of such creative minds. You’ll be relieved to know, those doubtful thoughts quickly passed.



“I managed to convert my self-doubt into self-belief”

I quickly took on board my tutor’s words being “each of you were chosen specifically for this rather competitive course as you all are completely different.” Once I processed this fully, I managed to convert my self-doubt into self-belief and that’s something I’d recommend you all to do whether or not you’re a fashion student like myself. Comparison really is the thief of joy and it’s cliche but true when we come to terms with the fact that no two of us are the same and we all have something unique to offer. One of the reasons I’m glad I chose to study fashion in particular is because in such a short space of time, I already honestly feel as though I’ve managed to discover a lot more about myself. Increasing my self-focus, discovering what makes up my personal style and staying true to what makes me up as a person is something I will go on to carry with me throughout the rest of my life. Besides, if you’re trying to be like that other person, they already exist, so I’ll do me, you do you and they will do them.



“it wouldn’t be normal not to mess up”

Another thing I have taken from my time in college is that not everything you do has to be top-notch from the jump. Coming from a perfectionist, that is something I never thought would ever leave my mouth. It’s still something I am working on keeping in mind as of now because not only within my projects at college but also blogging and anything else I do, if things aren’t faultless in my eyes, I literally beat myself up about it. In reality though, it wouldn’t be normal to not mess up at the start, throughout and even after a whole load of practice! Being more kind to myself and accepting that without mistakes I can’t learn has definitely been and will continue to be a valuable lesson learnt.


In a few summed up final words, being a fashion student for me has been a creative, busy, exciting and fast-paced smoothie. The ingredients being an increase in self-discovery, self-love, self-appreciation and not being afraid to give something new a go and be open minded, even if things do go slightly tits up.




Shirt – Zara (here)

Jeans Topshop (here)

 Boots – Public Desire (here)

Bag – Longchamp (here)


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Is there anything that you’ve kept with you and learnt from past experience?

I’d say that my personal style does vary a little from day to day however there are definitely some key components. To give you a short and snappy definition of my personal style as of now, I am very much into sporting statement pieces alongside the rest of my outfit being less prominent. This allows me to draw focus to a particular detail and basically create a foundation, if you will, to build the rest of the outfit on top of. I find this method of outfit building to be a lot easier to put into action because you are creating a starting point so the rest is pretty straight forward. A lot of my outfits can be defined as I suppose, simplistic? A lot of the time involving jumpers or trainers which gives a bit of a sportier feel if that’s what I’m in the mood for but on the other hand, I love my blouses, figure-hugging fits and overall dressier style – heels included. So allow me to go into how I often mix those two styles and ways in which you can too.


Photography: Bethany Sandland


“Black, white, grey and denim blue make up around 3/4 of my wardrobe.”


I will be using the outfit worn in this shoot as a reference because it is the best all-round representation of the clash of sass and street style that I go for personally – all outfit deets will conclude this post. Firstly, let’s discuss colour. Black, white, grey and denim blue make up around 3/4 of my wardrobe. I prefer going for a more chic and polished look within my outfits and I’ve discovered over time that one of the easiest ways to achieve that is by mainly going for either all black, all white or the two combined. I’m certainly not against colour and I could really include some more variation within my wardrobe but I find that clashing too much colour within a single outfit gives more of an urban and eccentric feel as opposed to the more chic style that I prefer. It really all comes down to your personal style and preference. A lot of the time though, I will go for all black like in the outfit shown because 1. I have a million and one black items to wear together, 2. It creates a luxurious and more expensive look, 3. Black looks good throughout the entire year so if you’re one for following trends, you’re safe and 4. Coffee stains? Unnoticeable – very important for those morning dashes to get your seasonal Starbucks. In terms of black in relation to sass and street style, it can be styled on either side of the spectrum; casual or dressy and works so well either way hence why black will always be seen on runways in some form and within both sportswear and couture.



Hoodies. In my case, they’re perfect for those chilly mornings on my way to colly, I’m sure I’m not the only one who lives in them in and around the house and even better, want a quick model-off-duty vibe? Look no further. Going back to my intro, hoodies are a prime example of a statement piece that I would build my outfit around as I did in this outfit. There are so many wild and unique options to go for and if you want a large variety, the mens section is EVERYTHING, this is actually a mens hoodie! I really love the look of an oversized fit in hoodies as it’s a whole lot more cozy and creates an effortless feel which can be carried on through the rest of your outfit, *enter jeans and Vans*, or you could really get playful with styling here as I did a little. As mentioned, my style is more on the simplistic yet chic side so I tried to demonstrate that in my complimentary pieces by wearing my Topshop Joni jeans –  simplistic side then I went for sleek accessories to dress up the hoodie and add that little bit of sass. See where I’m going with this?

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Utilising accessories really are the easiest way to add a little something to any outfit and make it seem as though you’ve thought your outfit through a whole lot more than your 6am alarm may have allowed you to. Gold accents such as buckles, zips or even jewellery has always been something I go for, a lot of the time over silver options. Whether or not you go for silver or gold though, any metallic detailing instantly adds a more high end and glamorous feel, whether or not you rinsed your bank account in the process! So I went for a black leather bag specifically as anything leather creates a similar more luxury look in my opinion (this bag was ridiculously affordable by the way), my go-to pair of heeled boots this season and a matching gold-frame pair of aviator sunnies. An outfit along the lines of this one is so easily edited too, not a heels kinda girl? Throw on your trainers or slides for that busy day of running errands or if you’re airport bound! Simple, affordable, sassy – used for the millionth time.


Hoodie – Stussy (here)

Jeans – Topshop (here)

Boots – Public Desire (here)

Bag – Unknown, sorry! (similar here)

Sunglasses – bought on holiday in Jamaica but any gold-frame aviators will do! (similar Ray-Bans here)

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I really hope you enjoyed my take on combining two different kinds of styles, how would you define your personal style?

One of my favourite areas to focus on within makeup has to be lips. If you don’t already throw on a bold lip and sunglasses on a rushed “no makeup day”, you need to implement it NOW. I can’t tell you how many times it has made me feel just as glam as when I make the effort to do a full face. I also tend to have a small selection of go-tos for both, those kind of days and full face days, so I don’t end up being later than I most probably already would be running. So in this post, I’ve decided to share my little inventory of easy to throw on shades as I also figured they’d look really flattering on a range of skin tones meaning I should be able to give a wide range of you some new lip products to pick up this Autumn/Winter.


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1. The muted pink nude

*Apologies in advance for my funny subheadings but I already know I’m not the only one who struggles to describe lip colours, scents etc. Anyway,

This shade is made up of MAC Lip Pencil in Cork & Sleek Matte Me Liquid Lipstick in Birthday Suit. I’ve probably worn this lip combo about 70% of the time this year, it is the easiest and most versatile nude lip that I own. As you’d assume, I start off by lining my lips before and a little after I apply the liquid lipstick to create a slight ombre effect. I’ve previously mentioned but will go on to mention again that I like to use a brown or a shade a little darker than the main lip colour I go on to apply so that lighter colours look a lot less harsh up against my skin tone but that’s just my preference. In this lip particularly, I use it to add more of a taupe undertone to the very pink shade as that is what I feel gives it versatility as it looks amazing with a bunch of different makeup looks, lighter or heavier. The liquid lipstick dries matte pretty quickly but does completely desert your lips of moisture which is always a plus in colder weather.  Relating back to the title and the present time, I love a muted pink/nude lip for A/W as during these seasons I tend to wear a lot of warm eye looks and neutral coloured outfits so it’s a perfect fit.


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2. The brownish nude

This shade is made up of MAC Lip Pencil in Cork & NYX Lip Lingerie in Honeymoon. This one I truly love especially during Autumn once I bathe in highlighter and have either a more neutral or heavier brown smokey eye. It’s one of those shades that require a pinch of effort yet gives such a sleek and somewhat sultry result so its definitely a good route to go down when you’re pressed for time. I think this brown would look gorgeous on lighter skin tones as more of a bold lip also and as I’m typing this, I am so picturing it looking lovely with a dangerously sharp winged liner. So I’d class this lip as one you can truly “dress” up or down which again makes it really versatile and easy to throw on with little hesitation. The formula of the NYX Lip Lingerie is very unique to me as it appears more on the matte side however has more of a cream and thicker consistency as opposed to a liquid lipstick making it really pigmented and easy to control whilst applying.


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3. The blush pink

We’re slowly digressing away from nude shades, slowly. This shade is made up of NYX Lip Pencil in Natural & Inglot Matte Lipstick in 405. Can we just take a minute to appreciate the affordable yet still good quality lip pencils (and products in general) that NYX have to offer? The shade Natural provides the perfect amount of mauve undertones in a gorgeous *surprise* nude shade. This was one of the first lip products I owned as part of my collection and has remained a staple of mine for years, with frequent purchases of course – makeup does expire girls. I used to wear it alone on its own over the entirety of my lips as it is perfect for no makeup or minimal makeup days if you want a little more than just plain old colourless lip balm. If you are looking to do even more than that, this lipstick is the closest I have found to the shade of the lip pencil but with an amplified pink undertone so I’d also wear this shade in Spring/Summer as it’s another that would look so good up against a dewy face of makeup.


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The lipstick is linked when mentioned at the start.

4. The glossy pink

This shade is made up of MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass in Show Me! To be completely honest, I have always preferred mattes over glosses just because prefer the longevity of them and the non-sticky feel which also means my hair doesn’t end up stuck all over my top lip when the wind blows. More recently though, I pulled out this lip gloss that I purchased a few months ago, loved, but didn’t end up using. This gloss is pretty sticky I’m not going to lie however the pigmentation and “Longwear” properties of the gloss is why I can stand on the odd occasion. I like the fact it doesn’t look tacky, the formula is pretty thick but still comfortable on the lips and the colour is a really nice rosy pink but not too pink if you know what I mean. All in all, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this one but as of now, the pros for sure outweigh the cons.


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Linked in pink text at the start!



5. The plum purple/red

This shade is made up of Rimmel Exaggerate Automatic Lip Liner. I ADORE wearing bold lips especially throughout A/W. I think if you’re someone who is a bit hesitant when it comes to experimenting with lip shades other than pink and nude as I am in all fairness, I’d say be brave and go for a red. There are countless numbers of red lips out there and it’s all about trying a few and seeing what kind you feel comfortable with the most. I love a rich, strong red when I want to have more of a statement lip however my favourite would probably be a deep, more burgundy, red. Ironically, the shade I’m introducing to you is either one of these! Nevertheless, I have actually been wearing this particular lip shade a lot recently as it’s a shade I feel isn’t often stumbled across and provides a good amount of “oomph” to a simpler face of makeup. I alternate between pairing this with a matching lipstick and breaking the rules by wearing the lip liner all over my lips. I find that doing so, the less amount of pigmentation due to the fact it isn’t meant to be worn over the lips creates more of a stain than lipstick finish which is really nice ever so slightly lighter option for daytime wear.


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What lip shades do you often wear throughout Autumn/Winter?