Review: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon and Candy Apple

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Okay, so I know everyone who’s anyone has already got at least a hundred of these Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters – they were a huge deal for a while in the blogging world, but somehow I never picked any up. Well, that was a huge mistake, as it turns out. I bought a couple a few weeks ago, when I found myself with a surplus of Boots points, and I think these might just be my favourite lipsticks for Spring (when it eventually gets here). I bought Wild Watermelon, a corally red (upright) and Candy Apple, a true red (lying down) – yes, a little heavy on the reds, but although they look very similar in the above picture, there’s actually a pretty substantial difference that totally justifies owning both.  Continue reading

Another small haul

I really went through a make-up buying phase last week – not only did I come back from Bicester with all these pretties from L’Occitane, but Boyfriend popping into Superdrug for shower gel last weekend turned into me buying these too!

IMG_1694IMG_1695Fine, it was inevitable that I’d buy another Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain. I love the formula, and I’ve already raved about it here, so I won’t go over it again – this shade is called Honey, and it’s a very neutral pink which almost makes me reach for the hated words ‘my lips but better’. It’s slightly paler than my natural lip colour, but its sheerness means that it doesn’t look stupidly Barbie-pink on me. Another good addition to my growing collection of these versatile lip products.

I wanted to pick up a pressed powder to temper my foundation with. I don’t know if it’s me getting paler, or what, but all of a sudden my normal foundation seems very very obvious. This was only something stupid like £1.99, and it seems to be doing the job!

Finally, I bought a baked eyeshadow duo from Accessorize, which I really didn’t need. I’d been disappointed by the selection of eyeshadows at the Mac outlet at Bicester – although there were some gorgeous marbled baked ones, they were very battered and not reduced very much (I think around £12 for one?). This caught my eye as being very similar, and it was two colours for £3.95. I love the look of these marbled eyeshadows – I think they look like little planets. How cute would a set of planet themed baked shadows look? Anyway, these are very very pigmented and soft, and I’ve been wearing them all week!

IMG_1698Make up urges somewhat subdued, I nipped over to Lush to grab a Brightside bubble bar before the Easter stock disappears this weekend.

IMG_1690This smells delicious, like bright citrus and spring – it has the same scent as the Sun perfume from Gorilla Perfumes, if you fall in love with the scent of this bubble bar. It’s huge (the size of The Comforter)- I used one-sixth for my bath the other night, and that gave me more than enough bubbles, so this really will last a long time. My one issue is that it turned the water an… interesting shade of yellow-orange, which wasn’t great, but luckily that was mostly hidden by MOUNDS OF BUBBLES!

I did actually buy something else from Lush, the Brazened Honey face mask, but I stupidly left it in the fridge at Boyfriend’s house. I should have it back soon, and then I’ll let you know how I get on with it!

As you can see, I’ve been splurging on beauty quite a bit recently – what are your recent spring finds?

Asha x

Review: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush

DSCF0172I know, these are everywhere on beauty blogs, I’m very behind the times. But since discovering the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, I’ve fallen in love! I popped into Boots yesterday and picked this one up with my points, and I’m wishing I’d bought another colour too…

I absolutely adore the formula of these balm stains – I like their lasting power, I like the minty scent, I like the feel of them on my lips (they just feel like balm, not lipgloss). These are so easy to apply and wear that they suit me down to a T: I don’t like having to check my make-up every ten minutes, and I trust these to wear evenly down to the stain, rather than getting that weird ring around the edges. Application of Crush is a little trickier than Romantic (the red balm), since the colour is darker, so I wouldn’t apply this without a mirror as I do with Romantic, and it’s also worth bearing in mind (for both colours) that they do transfer quite a bit onto cups and hands.

Crush is a darkish purple-y pink, which can be layered from a sheer wash of pinkish colour to a block, dark purple. I cannot for the life of me get this to read true in photos: it comes out very very fuchsia in every photo I’ve taken, while I assure you that in the mirror, it’s a darker pink, more of a berry tone. Terrible collage ahoy:

crush swatch

It’s not ideal for spring, given the darkness of the tone, but would work beautifully for an autumn/winter lip, and to be honest, we’re not exactly having spring weather! I’m glad to have this in my make up bag; it will blend in beautifully with my everyday make up.

Are you a fan of these Revlon Balm Stains? Ooh, and since I now know how strangely these photograph, can anyone tell me if there is a fuchsia/bright pink? Lovesick looked a bit Barbie-pink for me, but it might come out darker like this one does…

Asha x